Untamed or unferal, your cat may well get mixed up up in one of these if they are in particular an outdoor kitty. Indoor cats if by themselves are evidently not as prone to this threat, unless they discover themselves outside, or an unwanted customer inside.. but 2 or more indoor cats can have their “bad” times as well.
If you allow your kitty to stray outside in the big wild outside, I really recommend you take kitty to your vet from a early age and begin getting him vaccinated! And make sure it is done every year no questions! This is critical if you don’t want your cat to become infected by nasties like Feline Aids (FIV) which is passed through blood while fighting. This furthermore protects your kitty from a lot of other different diseases in existence like Feline Leukemia
(FLV). It’s also highly recommended to get him (or her) neutered. Unspayed males will fight violently for a female if she is in heat, which sometimes leave both cats in tatters and spayed males can find themselves in the midst of something they don’t understand if an unspayed male gets the wrong idea…
Cats scrapping outside at evening time is often quite a fright, as sometimes they sound close to kids shrieking or shouting, and it is absolutely the last thing you wish to hear when your attempting to sleep in the dead of night! My definitive way of getting rid of cats engaged in a battle is to turn the hosepipe on them, as loud noises won’t startle them in the slightest as they’re concentrating purely on the opponent cat!
For inside cats, clearly wet all around the shagpile is unwanted so I find usually placing a large item sandwiched between both cats that will cut off eye contact with both cats stops the fighting. If they’re engaged in a scrap, do not get in their way as cat scratches can not just hurt, but tend to be more prone to become infected than dog nips. Use a chair and turn upside down and use the rear of the stool and quietly manouvre the chair between the cats, this may startle them and prevent them from scrapping. Give the cats ‘time out’ by putting one inside of a closed room for a short period of time.
An effective tell-tale symptom if a cat is scared, is that the hair will rise all over the body and when the cat threatens or is prepared to strike, you will observe the fur rise up within a narrow strip over the spine and tail to make him look larger, and that’s also an adequate time to get out that hose or chair!
With the average lifespan of an out of doors only cat if they are feral or unferal, is just about three years! Which is why if you like your cat and wish him to have a healthy life, you can keep him at home and he can live a massive 16 years more!
Not just will you benefit from keeping your kitty living for a longer time indoors, it will save you high-priced veterinarian expenses for contaminated nips, broken teeth, torn ears, and so forth by these nasty scraps.