Dilation of the pupils is a warning sign indicating fear, anxiety, or aggression in cats. Keep an eye on their body language and leave if you are worried about their comfort.
Cats who swish their tails frequently may be focused, irritated, or content. Stop interacting and allow space if your tail is moving quickly.
Staring is not harmless between cats; rather, it is a warning sign of approaching hostility. It's a strategy for establishing domination and needs to end.
When threatened, cats hiss; at first, 1 or 2 are anticipated. One cat is afraid if it hisses more. Limit interaction to prevent it from escalating.
Cat growls when it feels threatened and forewarns of potential aggressiveness. To prevent fighting, immediately separate the cats.
The position of a cat's ears indicates its mood. Moving forward or upwards denotes relaxation or inquiry. Flat/backward motions indicate fear or aggressiveness. End the conversation.
When challenged, cats' piloerection and arched back make them appear larger and more threatening. Quit interacting because it can escalate to violence.
The less dominant cat will typically try to hide when it is scared. To avoid overwhelming dread, stop interacting with them and give them a break.
The situation may get out of hand fast if loud vocalisations like howling, yowling, snarling, or caterwauling are heard. Cats should be kept apart and given space.
Cease all outward displays of cat hostility right away, such as biting and paw swatting. Don't let people fight; it hurts them physically and emotionally.
Slow smell exchange, resource supply, and pheromone diffusers are necessary for introducing cats. Monitor for hostility and take a break if necessary.