You are here:

Cats/why is she hissing???


hi im lexi.I have 2 cats.
on monday July,2008 my cousin and i discovered that they had my mom went to the store to buy flea and tick shampoo.later that day we gave them a bath.ever since then flower the female has been hissing at tigre the male.i need your help.i did have two fun cats but now i have a mean cat and a depressed HELP ME!!!

it could be that she was distressed by the flea treatment of that the smell of it has upset her and made her feel uncertain. when a cat feels this way they often react aggressively to the nearest thing. in this case your cat even though they have nothing to do with the fear. It is known as aggression trauma. usually it will subside in a day of two, for now keep them apart until they calm down.
remember don't tell your cat off they are probably both feeling a little unsettled and even a little afraid. Give them space and lots of affection and time. try to distract them with games etc.

Don't worry thing will normally settle down again


best wishes Kate


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


I run my own cat website at and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

©2017 All rights reserved.