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Why does my cat attack my feet


Why does my cat attack my feet?

Q: My cat, a male, about 9 months old, is very aggressive toward my feet. It seems to be an overreaction to something. When I wake up in the morning or put on my slippers, he jumps up, grabs my feet with his claws, bites them a few times and then rubs my ankles with his paws. I have always thought of this as "play" for him. After a while, he stops and seems to be satisfied. I don't want to give him something to play with if he's really hurting me. He is a big guy and I can't get him off me unless I hold his legs. I've tried spraying him with water but that makes him mad. I don't want to scare him, but I also don't want to hurt him. What can I do?

A: Your cat has no reason to attack your feet. It is a clear overreaction.

The fact that he attacks your feet when you first wake up and again when you put on slippers is a sign that your cat is experiencing stress. It's understandable that he reacts this way because he is under stress and feels the need to release his tension. In the wild, cats use scratching to express their emotions, and it is normal for them to attack their prey or play objects that are close to them. However, it is unwise to provoke a cat's behavior that you find distressing.

If you notice that your cat is reacting to your bare feet and you don't want to give him an object to play with, then you might consider using a shoe. If he still attacks your feet after putting on a shoe, you should consider giving him something else to play with.

Is your cat showing signs of pain?

Q: I have a young male kitty who acts like he is in pain when I pick him up. He scratches himself, and when I pat his head, he will rub it with his paw and yowl. He seems to be uncomfortable and doesn't act like this when I pet other pets. I don't know what's wrong. Can you tell me?

A: You may have a young cat with a physical problem that is causing him to react. In general, cats do not act like they are in pain. However, if a cat is scratching itself, it may be an indication that he is suffering from an infection or that he is allergic to something in his environment. If he is scratching himself, he may be trying to alleviate his discomfort by cleaning himself.

If he is licking his feet or scratching at his ears, this is an indication that he has a skin irritation. He might be licking or rubbing at an area on his body where he doesn't feel comfortable.

Your cat has nothing wrong with his head, so there must be something about his back, stomach, or his feet that he is trying to correct or relieve. It would be helpful if you could describe how he is acting in more detail.

What can I do to help my cat?

Q: My cat has been acting like a wild animal. He's not aggressive, but he is very jumpy and doesn't like being touched. He hides and scratches, but he doesn't seem afraid of me. He also scratches himself a lot. Is there anything I can do?

A: It is possible that your cat is suffering from a problem that is causing him stress. As an animal lover, it is natural for you to want to do whatever you can to comfort him and to give him a better life. However, you cannot force a cat to calm down if he is uncomfortable or scared. He might not want you to touch him because he has a physical problem. He might be uncomfortable because he feels vulnerable, so touching him may make him more nervous.

If he is scratching himself, it might be an indication that he is suffering from an infection, so you need to take him to your veterinarian to find out if he has any problems. It is also possible that he is licking himself because he is licking an area of his body that he doesn't like. If you have a cat who scratches himself when he is feeling discomfort, he may need to be given pain medication.

If your cat is hiding because he is feeling uncomfortable, he might feel more secure if you give him a place to hide and provide him with a warm and cozy environment. You could create a den or a cat condo that has bedding and a heating system. If you have a dog, he might be able to keep him company in the condo. You could also have a dog bed that he could use when he wants to feel secure. It might also help if you can provide him with toys and food that he can play with or eat.

You can also try to provide your cat with a calm, soothing environment, which will help him feel safe. Use a soothing music that will help him relax. If you do this in the evening when your cat is sleeping, it might give him a sense of safety.

Can my cat be traumatized?

Q: My cat keeps going back to a place that has triggered a traumatic experience for her. Why?

A: A cat that has had a trauma or that is fearful of certain stimuli is experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The brain's hippocampus is a part of the brain that is responsible for memory. It is also the part of the brain that is most sensitive to a traumatic event. In cats, the hippocampus is located in the middle of the brain, just behind the eyes. The fact that your cat is constantly going to the exact place where the trauma took place suggests that he feels a connection to that place.

PTSD is a mental disorder that can develop in people who have had a trauma. It is also known as "shell shock" in people who have experienced war and the like. If you are worried that your cat is suffering from PTSD because of a trauma, you can help him by distracting him from the place where the trauma took place. You can also play with him in a different location in the house.

You can also give your cat medications


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