aggressive mother cat

by J Silverheels
(Gowanda NY)

I have two cats both female one is spayed the other one just had kittens 4 weeks ago the mother cat just started to attack the other cat last week for no reason will she stop after the kittens are gone what can i do

Answer by Kate
well it is unusual for a cat to attack for no reason. i would assume that the other female cat must have perhaps displayed some behavior which upset the mum cat. perhaps she was playing with the kittens too rough.

cats rarely attack for no reason.

I would separate them for a few days to allow them to cool down and then i would reintroduce them using the safe method. this allows confidence to be rebuild in each other without the fear of attack. perhaps put the other female cat in a box and bring the box into the room with the mum and kittens for a while for a few hours everyday. Hopefully things will have cooled down by then.

If you do not intend to have the mother cat have any more kittens then after she has weaned the kittens between week 8 and 12 it would be a good idea to have her spayed as she may display aggressive behavior if she comes into heat again and does not want too many cats on her territory.

best wishes Kate

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