How to make cats get along

How to stop cats fighting

How to help cats get along together

4 Tips To Help Stop Cats Fighting


Restore harmony with FELIWAY FRIENDS

  • FELIWAY Friends Diffuser sends “harmony messages” to help cats get along better
  • Clinically proven to help reduce signs of tension or conflict, even if cats have been fighting for years
  • Plug the diffuser in where your cats spend the most time
    • You may need more than one diffuser if your cats avoid each other and do not spend time in the same location

Follow cohabitation “golden rules”

  • Duplicate: Each cat must have its own food bowl, water bowl, litter box & scratching post
  • Separate: Spread resources around the home, ensuring each cat has its own separated “dining room” and “bathroom”, to give cat privacy
  • Short on space? Use height to your advantage! Place some bowls higher up and some lower down to create separation

Conflict management

  • DO NOT punish cats for showing signs of conflict—punishment can cause stress and lead to more conflict
  • Ensure each cat has equal access to essential resources as stated above
  • Provide more than one method of "escape" (exits) in each room
  • Provide plenty of spots of hide, rest and perch

If conflicts cause signs like urine spraying or scratching, use FELIWAY CLASSIC in addition to FELIWAY FRIENDS

We recommend:

FELIWAY Friends Diffuser

Plug in where your cats spend most of their time for at least 30 days

FELIWAY Classic Diffuser

If conflicts cause signs like scratching or peeing, use FELIWAY Classic in addition

Why do cats living together fight?

Cats don’t like to share, so the most common cause of conflict between cats is competition for resources. This includes:

  • food bowls
  • water bowls
  • litter boxes
  • scratching posts

To avoid tension caused by competition, give each cat their own their own set of resources and put them in separate areas. You can also place them on different levels, one on the floor and one higher up, if you're short on space.

Another potential cause of tension is the rapid introduction of a new cat. Cats need time to adjust to a new cat.

When there is tension between your cats, it will not resolve on its own

You need to take steps to help your cats get along, as cats do not reconcile after conflict. Instead, tension remains permanent with more subtle signs developing like blocking or staring…

Using FELIWAY FRIENDS will help your cats live together in harmony. Use several diffusers if your cats spend their time in different rooms.

Are Your Kitties Friends or Fierce Foes?

First be sure to recognize your cats’ language. Fighting and playing can look very similar sometimes.

Take the test to see if you can tell the difference!


If your cats are just playing, they should be silent, with gentle biting, retracted claws, and chasing both ways.

So if you see your cats biting seriously, fighting with claws, if you hear screams, or if chasing is only one way, they are not best friends!

More subtle signs of conflict include: staring at each other, blocking each others pathways and hiding away.