Cats can be aggressive for a number of reasons and depending on the cause of aggression, the remedies will vary. Aggression can be triggered by dominance issues. Nervousness and fear may also play a part, especially when there have been changes in the environment. Also, aggression can be related to an inadequate diet.
Bach flower remedies
Aggression is an emotional problem and Bach flower remedies will therefore work well. Give your cat a dropperful of honey and water mixed with two drops of each Holly and Impatiens flower remedy. If your cat tries to dominate you, use the Vine flower remedy in addition to the other two. If your cat is aggressive because it is frightening, replace the Vine with Rock Rose remedy.
In addition to the flower remedies, give a horsetail tisane four times a day. To make the tea, pour 150 ml of boiling water on one teaspoon of the herb and let it brew for no longer than one minute, then strain the herb. Give one dropperful each time.
Mix a small dose of kelp powder (tip of a teaspoon) into your cat’s food and feed daily.
Herbs such as scullcap and chamomilla contain anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and calming properties to soothe your cat and minimise excitability and stress. Homeopathic ingredients such as Belladonna and Arsen Alb. benefit oversensitive highly strung and agitated cats.
Aggression Formula from PetAlive is a homeopathic remedy that reduces aggressive behavior. It comes in dissoluble granule form and is sprinkled on your cat’s tongue or hidden in its food. The formula can be administered daily or used occasionally in specific situations.
Ensure your cat eats a balanced with plenty of raw and unprocessed food. Some experts attribute aggression to eating too much protein. If you cat’s diet is high in protein, try to introduce more carbohydrate (e.g. rice) and vegetables.
Socialise your cat from an early age by exposing it to new people, other animals, places, situations and experiences. Make sue your cat gets regular exercise to release pent up energy and stress.
Look out for warning signs of aggressive behavior in your cat and then try to avoid a dangerous situation. Avoid punishing your cat for aggressive behavior will only increase fear and aggression.
These natural and home remedies for cats with aggression will help you and your cat to re-establish a harmonious relationship.