, You can subscribe to posts using the button below and unsubscribe. It doesn’t make sense because it is likely to end up with the cat being hurt or killed and the cat knows that. Advice. He’s 4 now, and has come a very long way since I got him, and he almost never lashes out anymore, and has become increasingly patient. Just one problem... he keeps attacking my dad. Instead, stop moving and reacting to the cat. Usually if a cat does attack, say like some people say ‘Out of the blue my cat runs and grabs or bites my foot’ well someone’s foot must have done something to the cat so many times that he is defensive of feet going by him. It is no different for any animal. Even experienced cat owners are occasionally caught off guard by attacks (as they readily admit), because the cat doesn’t always show signs of impatience, annoyance, or anger prior to an attack. Why should it be? Homemade ones are just as good. Even if he hisses or growls he hasn’t bit or scratched anyone in a long time. I haven’t talked to her for a while, so I am not sure if she managed to figure out how to stop it. I feel sorry for a cat who has ended up scratching a human. He always pierces skin and makes her bleed and go on a course of antibiotics. I am not saying what you have presumed. I’ve had him since he was 4 weeks old, he’s never been abused/mistreated or played with rough. It won’t be published. This was completely out of the blue and now I’m bleeding from my EYE!!! Furthermore, cats are notorious for sending mixed body language. But would it be fair to say that she has tried other ways to get his attention without success and relies on the last resort of an attack on his ankles which she has got into the habit of doing because she sees that it works. She has scars. This news could be adverse alternatively open new doors for you. I don’t believe any cat attacks without being provoked or terrified or hurt and naturally he then retaliates. In one of the videos, a cat gets kicked AFTER it has started attacking. I really don’t want my roommate to be afraid of him, and I would really like for him to be less of an ass towards her. cat is attacking a dog unprovoked past three weeks previously fine for 2 years? After speaking with my vet, he explained the following: Why is my cat attacking my dog all of a sudden? The solution might be for your cousin to buy some cat teases and play with her cat with the teases or other cat toys. Good point Ruth – people use the term ‘animal’ with derogatory meaning when the human who is using it is what we are all embarassed and ashamed of. This is not an unprovoked attack! They would be wrong. Yes humans talk about animals in such terms and it makes me mad if someone says someone behaved like an animal when the worst animal of all is the human! Is he neutered? I agree. In the latter case they could be both in on it. REDIRECTED AGGRESSION. One reason I am curious is that I feel like I really lucked out with my own cat. oh my God — get off of here you moron,,, what a stupid online blog area —. We may, A St. Peters, Missouri man who would scour Craigslist ads for free cats has been charged with felony animal cruelty. rather than an attack by a cat on him. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. However, fearful or aggressive dogs pose an enormous risk to a child's safety. It is provoked by a domestic cat’s natural drives and emotions, which we as cat guardians need to satisfy. if you go to your nearest animal shelter and adopt a kitten and care for him or her properly,there won’t be any unprovoked cat attacks. People who mishandle cats don’t realise what they are doing. My cat is around 4, when we got him at the age of 6 months off a rescue. It cannot act without reason or reaction. Good point Michael, I said it was “pretty close to unprovoked”, but maybe I should have said it can SEEM unprovoked, since the rest of what I wrote about play aggression is that it still very often goes back to a failure by the human. If her cat play bites, it is best to keep the hand quiet and then distract the cat with a quiet voice and a cat tease that is close by. Perhaps he was waiting for the injuries to settle down as Mr Baxter’s claim for compensation says he continues to suffer from the attack. We think the same way. Please tell me who you are. and that’s play aggression. “The servals long legs [the lo, Feral colony cats may be outsmarted by the new Tomahawk live trap. If they must be in adjoining rooms, place a barrier at the bottom of the door. If a cat expects his food bowl to be replenished every day at 5 pm when you get home from work, and by 5:30 pm there is still no food, your cat may resort to biting to let you know they need something from you. They are living feeling beings of which you should never ever have any in your life because they deserve better. Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. They then get scratched and that is not good for the relationship. Overzealous play by a person with their cat can lead to getting scratched or bitten. He was quite an aggressive cat, attacking people and me unprovoked. You probably are right about his being bored stuck in a one bedroom co-op and with her working during the day. Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. Just in case you check in here, I can assure you that you are in the wrong place. She will sit or lay down in an area so the little one can not go to that area without being attacked. No graphic photos but the content is very disturbing. Children can behave erratically, move in unpredictable ways and make a host of loud and sudden noises. you are one crazy person giving advise on here,, cat people are so weird, love live the dog, you idiot, lol love live the dog? There will always be an underlying reason if we can’t see it or understand it. How you handle it is what matters…provoked or otherwise. I really think she is unusual: her fear response isn’t to attack but to cower and freeze, she freezes when picked up by strangers or at the vet, and as a kitten she’d run up to me with the intention to play-attack then freeze for a second about a foot away and run in the opposite direction. It is never that in respect of our relationship with the domestic cat. She’s currently at a Wichita, Kansas veterinary clinic where the staff was told to euthanize her by her owner because he was “done with her.” Freckles is FIV positive. Only once I know the exact circumstances in their entirety will I be able to then see the reason behind this so-called cat attack. He is more likely to be bored living in an apartment and has some pent up energy to release. I suppose you mean long live? of course there are animals that attack for no reason. if he were human i would think he was crazy. I would agree most of the time what appears to be unprovoked aggression is really the human’s fault, either due to being unobservant of signals of the cat’s mood , and they don’t see that it is time to leave the cat alone if it is overstimulated or just wants to go do something else… or else failing to provide enough activity and stimulation. Yes, I have bore some scratches and bites that were a result of my own foolish behavior. Surprise. She is no stranger to cats – her previous cat, the one her parents brought with them from Russia and which she took in when her parents went to senior housing that didn’t allow pets was a spitfire that couldn’t tolerate petting – I’ve never left unscratched when I visited, but it was my fault as I should’ve known better than to try to pet her, she was so gorgeous. A cat might have gone outside and had a standoff or a fight with another cat. I agree but it is not quite unprovoked. The footage shows the cat attacking the pair unprovoked, sending them flying A neighbour tries to step in to help the dog owner and scare off the cat By Jack Newman For Mailonline Sometimes, however, sudden unprovoked biting or scratching can be the result of a nervous system disorder or a serious disease. I didn’t read all of the responses but just want to add one for the heck of it My calico, Punkin, attacks my husband quite often and the reason is she wants him to follow her and sit with her while she eats, she is a social eater, if my husband does not get up and follow her she lashes out at his ankles and yes, draws blood. I have 2 big healing scratches on my hands like in the picture because me and Lilly are in the habit of playing fairly rough. To suggest that her omission of affectionate pronouns is somehow indicative of her lack of emotional attachment and, by extension, the cat’s aggressive nature, is outright ridiculous, bigoted, and irrelevant. I really don’t know if she’s played with her hands – our parents had a falling out and so I’ve never had a chance to visit when he was a kitten, even now, we normally meet either at my place or her parents’ place, so I’ve not even seen the cat except in a window. Quite a few cats are relinquished because of what people describe as “aggression” or “bad cat behavior” when truthfully the problem originates with the person. But don’t kill the cat which is what you are advocating. So I know this has been asked before, but I haven’t found any threads pertaining to my particular situation. Ruth – you are in denial — feral cats that really should live outside and have been brought inside are asking for big problems,, it is not worth getting bitten or scratched by these animals, you can get infections and a hoard of other problems,, this cat that attacked me, there is something wrong with his brain,, and can not be trusted,, he should not be around children especially,, everyone that comes in this house is afraid of it,, it stalks people,, I walk around with a spray bottle, that eems to be the only thing that stops him from being very dominant,, it should be removed from this house before he does serious damage, i had nightmares for weeks after the attack………………………… and NO i did nothing to provoke it….. Well that says it all Barbara Ross, you call the cat ‘it’ which shows that you think cats are possessions. If it were rough play like with me and Lilly then the human wouldn’t be saying ‘unprovoked’. Instinctive behaviour of an animal is reactive. I've had my kitty a year now. Exactly michael its the humans who are supposed to be looking after the cat in my opinion and im sure others agree. She is single, so this isn’t the case of someone else annoying the cat. There’s literally a hole in her foot (we cleaned it up) and now she wants nothing to do with him. Surprise). I never taught her boundaries in that way. He probably was taken too young from his mother and siblings, but there really was no help for that, since he was feral and lucky enough to be caught by me and saved from a life on the mean streets. May 16, 2014 - Hero Cat To The Rescue Caught On Surveillance Video. Wrong. They can make cats fearful or make them feel insecure and defensively aggressive. If a cat is fearful of people (more likely) and is trapped and the only way to escape is to attack then that may be a reason. Sometimes past experience is the key and I think that’s a really good example of a more unobvious or unusual situation. Are you sure that you were attacked? I was afraid Monty would suddenly realize he can get over that fence. I learned not to come between Monty and prey. You must have wasted a lot of your time going through all these comments to rant on some, don’t you know this is a web site where people who love and understand cats come? Additional charges are pending.