Q. my cat has been aggressive towards my other cat

Dec 8, 2022

my cat had a bad experience with other cats and hisses and growls at every cat she’s ever met. she has gotten used to the dog we live with but any cat no matter how long shes known them, she just hisses, growls, and runs away. we got a new cat recently and this issue is continuing to happen. from the age of a kitten till now she has been put around lots of people, multiple places that aren’t our home, she’s met multiple dogs as well as cats. she acts fine with everybody/everything except for other cats.
What are causes & treatment?

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It sounds like your cat may have a case of feline aggression towards other cats. This is a common behavioral issue in cats, and it can be caused by a variety of factors, including past negative experiences with other cats, fear, anxiety, and territorial behavior. In order to treat this behavior, it is important to work with a veterinarian or a professional animal behaviorist who can help you develop a behavior modification plan for your cat. This plan may include techniques such as positive reinforcement training, environmental enrichment, and desensitization to other cats. It is important to follow the plan consistently and patiently, as it may take some time for your cat to learn to behave differently.