Fear, anger, or mysterious reasonsand ,Why do cats blow? ? Let’s find out why cats blow and how to avoid it!
Why do cats blow?
The cats are adorable and very soft fur balls, but when blow can do really scared!
Anyone who has a cat knows how expressive he can be: he can make you understand exactly what he wants and what happens to him with a simple look and some specific meow. You can easily understand if he is happy, if he is hungry, if he wants to play or if he is offended and generally his attitudes are very funny. However, when a cat blows everything changes suddenly and becomes more complicated: the cat no longer appears so tender and it is evident that it is feeling a strong discomfort, but for what? Could it be anger? Fear? Nervousness? Understanding why a cat hisses is by no means straightforward.
In general, if yourscat blows means that he is experiencing a mixture of fear, confusion, surprise and unhappiness and therefore reacts instinctively: the blow is in fact his instinctive reaction to a threat. To be even more frightening, the cat may also growl , spit, or emit low warning meows. It is precisely reacting to something it deems a danger. A cat blows mainly in two types of situations:
- He feels threatened and therefore wants to respond to what he perceives as an attack. In this case, the cat will curve its back like a hump, to appear larger than it is, and will attack if possible;
- He wants to threaten someone else. In this circumstance, the cat tends to crouch, becoming smaller, and at the first opportunity will run away.
Now you know if your cat is on the defensive or is marking territory, but, to resolve the situation, you need to understand what makes him react like that and why. So let’s see some specific cases to understand why the cat hisses and how to make it change its attitude.
Why does the cat blow to the new kitten
If your cat hisses at the new kitten it’s probably marking territory. He feels threatened and becomes aggressive to discourage the invader. For the first few days after the new arrival is placed, this is absolutely normal. If, on the other hand, the threatening attitude persists, it is possible that you did something wrong with the insertion.
So here’s what to keep in mind if your cat keeps blowing the newcomer :
- Do not forcibly bring them closer to each other, especially do not hold them together if they do not want to.
- Don’t scold your cat when he reacts badly or you’ll end up stressing him. Simply pull them out without applying voltage.
- Don’t make preferences. Even if your new kitten needs special attention to fit into the house, be careful to pet them both equally.
- Give them personal spaces. Kennels, litter boxes and bowls must not, at least initially, be shared or even be very close.
Why the cat blows the dog
When it comes to dogs and cats , especially if one of them has just arrived in the house, it can be more difficult to understand the attitude of the cat.
The cat, in fact, could have both an aggressive attitude and simply be terrified. As we said above, one indicator for understanding why the cat hisses the dog is to look at the position it takes to interpret its intentions. In any case, you can correct this attitude with some precautions:
- Give your cat a private fortress, a space that is impossible for the dog to reach. If your cat can run away, it will be more difficult for him to decide to attack.
- When the cat hisses, don’t scream, but distract him. Games, treats, or whatever they like will be perfect for dampening aggression.
- Again, be careful not to make preferences. A caress for one doesn’t hurt anyone!
Because the cat blows to the master
What if your cat blows right at you? This situation can be particularly frustrating for the master : you give him love and everything you think he needs and he repays you by blowing at you!
First of all, calm down: your cat doesn’t hate you. The breath is in fact a warning: it is telling you to move away so as not to be attacked, it is not simply attacking you. We advise you to listen to him and move away, it is never the case to provoke an altered cat.
You have to make an effort and try to empathize with the cat: you are much bigger and you have the ability to block and catch it. Even if he loves you and recognizes you as a family member, if he doesn’t want to be touched, your closeness quickly turns into a threat due to physical dominance. Often it is simply this: the cat doesn’t always want to be touched and its blowing is just a way of telling you to leave it alone. In general, it is always best to approach your cat slowly, letting you sniff and study calmly first.
What if it blows when you stroke it? In this case, you are probably overstimulating it. Better to stop at the first signs of nervousness, such as sudden movements of the tail.
Finally, if every time you touch it your cat blows it could mean that he feels pain in some part of his body: better run to the vet!