angry Kitty

by Adriana

we have a cat about 2 years old, the sweetest thing in the world. But recently when we go away for a weekend she gets "angry" and will tend to bite me, when she's always sweet. she's always closer to me than to my husband, so I am taken by surprise with this new way of hers, because she'll play rough with my husband, but never with me. Can it be that she is is mad at me for leving her alone? (she was alone for 4 days, but we had a friend come and check up on her).

Answer by Kate
no it is very unlikely that she is angry with you, cats just don't think or respond that way. Instead i would think she is reacting to the change in the routine, ie you may be packing, you may be doing different things etc and this change may un nerve the cat or even make her a little frightened. often cats will react aggressively when they are afraid or fearful. this is normal.

Some cats do become more emotionally attached to people and so can react badly when things change, now it is not a good for thing for her to be this way. cat should be independent animals and a over dependency can be unhealthy for them. maybe she suffers from separation anxiety. Please see my web page about this for more information on this

Try not to react when she become aggressive with you, i know this is difficult but is important to help her change this behavior. Also make sure that while you are away that she has lots to keep her distracted and amused. See here for some more ideas

best wishes kate

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