cat attacking child unprovoked

When we go over to visit (like over holidays), Dad keeps getting attacked. Although most feral cats can be socialised with patience. So like my friend, they keep trying when they should just back off. I am not being contradictory. 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. Its wierd because he is a very needy cat in that he has to be where ever I am and if not he will meow by the door until I let him in. A scratch, a hiss, that was it. Getting a pair of kittens can help, since they work off a lot of energy playing together. But she is 14 (at the end of this month I think) with multiple health issues, I realize that at some point in time – which I hope isn’t going to arrive for a while – I’ll lose her. I find this disturbing. There may well be a history of animosity between two domestic animals in a household that provokes one to attack the other. Teach children how to properly interact with your cat. 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 Aggression is the second most common feline behavior problem seen by animal behaviorists. I’ve worked with cats for many years and I’m trying to figure this out. Well said Michael, there are some people who should never be allowed within a mile of a cat! As devastating as it’ll be I don’t think I’ll survive without a cat for long, and I guess an idea of having a cat that’ll bite scares me. I was surprised because my own cat never pierced my skin – though with my cat I tried to give the message right from the start that bites aren’t OK. 6. Cat play is imitating predation, so pouncing from ambush is a common play activity among cats and especially kittens. AND YES I DO KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES,, THIS CAT DOES NOT LIKE PEOPLE PERIOD……………. I’ve encouraged her to get a spray bottle to make him back off, and told her she can make loud noises and look hurt/offended when he tries to start shit, in hopes he will learn that she doesn’t play like that, and won’t take his shit. Cats do not wantonly, without good cause, attack humans because it doesn’t make sense. Dimwitted, stupid, halwitted, simple…whatever synonym you would like to use. And here’s why: 1) You contradicted yourself in your own blog post stating that another animal may be responsible for the pet’s aggression (territorial aggression, animal fights, etc) before you conclude with: “There will be a reason there somewhere and the reason can always be traced back to people,” which blatantly states that aggressive provocation is human-related. You say ‘idiot cat’ without even trying to think what causes cats to attack, aggression breeds aggression, cats do NOT attack for no reason. He bit my face once, just latched on. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. Sure, she’s had a number of illnesses and run up the vet bill quite a lot including during the very first year, and was skittish and fearful as a kitten, she’s not so far exhibited any behavior issues. They live in that middle ground between domestication, living in the polished home, and a wild cat existence outside. A cat might have gone outside and had a standoff or a fight with another cat. Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. look dee — I live in my daughters home, I have my own apt,, but the laundry room and kitchen I have to share.. – i was in the laundry room putting laundry in the washer and i felt teeth and claws ripping the back part of my legs,, i was cornered in a small room,, he then attacked my front legs,, it was a terrifying thing,, this cat is like a feral cat , and my daughter has been clawed and bitten as well, as any stranger that has come in,, i do not want my grandchildren to be attacked,, so my son will not allow them in this house until it is gone,, anybody who feels that they might be on the cats side must be mental, like this other guy on here who did just that, the name of the cat makes no difference, and yes he sees the vet on a regular basis.. he has been like this for a long time, there is another cat that lives here that was brought in after him,, and she is a doll, its him, he is evil,, he looks evil,, and if he could kill people he would, he does not belong in a home.. Also if possible, one should avoid taking a kitten too young from mother and littermates, since they do learn from their cat family about bite inhibition and how to not fully extend claws during play. you can not have an animal in your house that will do that to you and your family. He immediately comes in and is still aggressive and the aggression spills over towards the cat’s owner. One other thing that can seem unprovoked is if the cat has previously been abused and is afraid to trust another human, That sort of fits under lack of socialization but it’s more specific, it’s like negative socialization. He isn’t a kitten now, maybe 5 or older and I don’t remember hearing about this problem until maybe a year ago. Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available). But they are play bites (the cat is trying to instigate a play, some rough and tumble) in my opinion and this cat is not crazy. Hi, Barbara. She really it in her wits end. However, on occasion, he will give my roommate attitude for no apparent reason. If you attacked someone you’d have a good reason. 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. So after hearing my cousin’s stories I googled a little and read some scary stories. Are you sure that you were attacked? I suppose you mean long live? 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. My distinct impression is that you were not attacked. So there is motivation and so it is not an unprovoked attack. My post is saying that we, as cat guardians, cannot plead “unprovoked attack”. This results in the cat biting harder and play biting develops into a fight. There is no reason to come unhinged about this as was suggested. It seems natural to me. Even if he hisses or growls he hasn’t bit or scratched anyone in a long time. The problem is that we don’t see a reason. THERE ARE CATS THAT SHOULD NOT BE LIVING IN PEOPLES HOMES,, PEOPLE COME BEFORE AN IDIOT CAT –….. Barbara Ross rant after rant against cats, you have a big problem thinking crazy people and morons stick up for them. That is the owner’s fault, as I see it. Barbara, it does matter why the cat does it. Cats can bit… 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 … Another possible reason why a cat might demonstrate apparent unprovoked aggression is when aggression is transferred from one animal to another. You don’t know the environment under which the cat lived. He sues her, her liability insurance pays, they split the money. The cat is unable to make the connection that the punishment is the consequence of him biting. JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. The modern day barn cat is as close as we can get, With the complications of our ‘new normal’ created by countries and states going into strict quarantine due to COVID-19, many who care for feral cats are worried. We had the puppy spayed and 4 days later the dog went completely crazy, attacking me, my son, and husband over a few hour span. And it looks genuine. We don’t believe that wild cats make unprovoked attacks. Additional charges are pending. So called ‘unprovoked’ attacks in the animal kingdom are rare and there is always a reason. These attacks are not provoked, except for the snow incident, but that aggression occurred because a cat was attacking a dog unprovoked, just as the other videos show. I can see that Thanks for your informative comments. (definition: “occurring without motivation or provocation”). It may even make the cat's prey instinct kick in more, spurring it on to bite down harder. The short answer is dogs don’t generally attack randomly, there is almost always a reason, the thing is you can’t see the reason. Barbara made a simple declarative opinion that it’s not safe to keep an aggressive animal in the home regardless of the source of provocation. I pay the price sometimes. but as you point out, sometimes it is not provoked BY the human but is redirected aggression due to an encounter with another animal — and to some cats it can even be from seeing another cat through the window. A pet cat is wreaking havoc on a community by targeting and attacking dogs. As everyone is telling you, no cat attackes without provocation. 6. The real underlying problem is putting two cats or a cat and a dog together who don’t get along. very sad , Yes it’s very sad Kylee that some people are so inadequate they blame an innocent animal who has been abused, instead of finding out how to help him/her. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. The cat was almost certainly terrified for some reason, perhaps he was provoked beforehand or hiding from something, it could be anything but something in the human world terrified this cat and as a result he was in a defensive mode and so attacked the 1st person he saw. If a cat does not like people in general (which is extremely rare I would say) he or she will simply avoid people. Her intrusion scared him very badly. Take my cousin’s cat for example. I HAVE LIVED WITH MY DAUGHTER LONG ENOUGH TO WATCH AS THIS CAT HAS ATTACKED HER – AND HER FRIENDS,,, IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER WHY THE CAT DOES IT, – IT DOES, SO IT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED SO AS TO NOT ATTACK OTHER INDIVIUDALS,, ALL SHE NEEDS IS FOR A CHILD TO BE ATTACKED AND THEN SHE COULD BE IN BIG TROUBLE,, THE CAT WOULD BE REMOVED FROM HER DWELLING BY THE AUTHORITIES,, ITS YOU THAT IS WRONG, AND ITS DANGEROUS THAT YOU SAY THIS CAT SHOULD NOT BE PUT DOWN,,,. 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? Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. Cats tend to establish and defend their territories. He has drawn blood because he is treating you as a cat and cats would not bleed under these conditions. They then get scratched and that is not good for the relationship. if he were human i would think he was crazy. We paid a lot of money for her services, which were very professional, and I believe she tried as hard as we did with the dog. To say that a cat should be killed without knowing the facts is irresponsible in my opinion. How do I stop my cat scratching the carpet and furniture? “The servals long legs [the lo, Feral colony cats may be outsmarted by the new Tomahawk live trap. The aggression has been provoked by a territorial dispute with another cat. They just don’t pay attention to signals from the animal. Just one problem... he keeps attacking my dad. There should be no confusion. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It may have been transferred aggression meaning he was aggressive towards something else and then you walked in. Marc I love your honesty and your passionate defence and understanding of cats. Thanks, very informative, I’ll let her know. Cat saves boy from dog attack - video A boy in California has been saved by the family cat after being attacked by the neighbour's dog. It is no different for any animal. I also tried saying “ouch” loudly, but I don’t know that I was able to communicate to him that he had hurt me. Well the motivation is to hunt. Research shows that cats are prone to aggression. When a cat puffs up his fur, growls at you and then hisses at your approach you don’t keep holding out your hand toward him so he can sniff it. I never taught her boundaries in that way. Thanks for the response. Once again the aggression would have a reason. Accordingly, they might think their cat has demonstrated unprovoked aggression or attacks. He figured it out. He swaggers over and demands attention from anyone in sight. Even strangers. 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. She should keep a tease to hand. Animal rescuer found dead of apparent suicide. The incident allegedly happened in 2011 and he sued in March 2013. Perhaps you should disable your comments section or otherwise avoid social commentary (blogging) altogether if you’re so adverse to contradictory opinions–because it will come regardless of your intentions. Surprise. I am saying that the environment created by the human leads to territorial aggression. Monty could be pretty aggressive during play when he was young. NOTE: VERY GRAPHIC ARTICLE. Please don’t judge the domestic cat as if it is some sort of wild cat attacking prey. My guess would be that this poor cat is scared to death and takes refuge in that laundry room. Good idea to put the meaning of the word unprovoked in. I have published your comment even though it is very arrogant and insulting of me. Thanks lou33 - this behaiour falls into the category "For the Rare Cat Whose Attacks are Unprovoked and Extremely Violent" but it is hard to know what action to take because the attacks were outside & unexpected - and so violent that advice not to move when attacked would be impossible to follow because the victim needs to get the cat off at fast as possible to avoid more … High pitched noises, visitors, a dog, a strange smell and being outdoors when they don’t wish to can make cats attack. Please refresh the page if the buttons don’t show , A well-known animal rescuer was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday night. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. But with this cat, it’s different. You might have meant that a person’s resulting wounds from an attack could be indirectly their fault because they weren’t aware ahead of time of the animal’s aggressive mood, but that’s not what this states. Cat attacks owner and also attacks new cat often needing hospital treatment. They may show aggression toward newly introduced cats, and occasionally other animals or people, that encroach upon their established domain. Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I know it’s not good ‘training’ – I always joke that Lilly is dangerous and has no manners but we have so much fun playing I accept the risks and know I am putting myself in front of her claws. When he bit me in the face I ignored him after that. I haven’t talked to her for a while, so I am not sure if she managed to figure out how to stop it. These would be underlying reasons why a cat might demonstrate what looks like unprovoked aggression. No graphic photos but the content is very disturbing. of course there are animals that attack for no reason. Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. A domestic cat might aggressively attack another domestic animal in the household, out of the blue, for no apparent reason but it may well be the case that something happened between the two animals beforehand that the owner had not seen. I agree with Michael that humans provoke the attack in many cases. It won’t be published. You may read some more about the story somewhere else but no doubt it was an online newspaper and you know very well that you can never trust an online newspaper to get the facts accurate and complete. Is there documentation to support that this cat attacks unprovoked? Michael then ignorantly accuses her of advocating euthanasia, which was entirely off topic and probably an erroneous presumption on his part (another moron in the group. Have you seen statements? 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. You are wrong. I am concerned about their welfare. 2) Regardless of whether or not the animal was indirectly provoked by the person or an external source, it is impossible for pet owners (and their visitors) to monitor the animal every moment of every day; especially if they work, aren’t home, or the animal was outside of their field of vision, socializing (or fighting) with other animals. 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! See when you are provoked you attack, you wouldn’t attack for no reason would you? If they are really hard, the cat has not learned how hard to bite in play or your cousin has played too hard with her cat using her feet or hands. That cat certainly doesnt deserve the bad attention it is getting i just hope that someone somewhere can rescue that animal and that maybe some awareness is available. SLEEPING, how is that not unprovoked? Some people are very bite averse and frightened others don’t care and are tolerant. He and I have always had a loving relationship, he cuddles me to sleep every night. Dogs are a wonderful part of many children's lives. I don’t know the entire circumstances surrounding the situation under which this cat bit you. But, he can make your “moron” comments disappear. A ginger cat is a … We paid a lot of money for her services, which were very professional, and I believe she tried as hard as we did with the dog. Her arm was scarred when I saw her last, pretty deep scars, yet they looked healed. Youre on the couch, petting your purring cat just like you have on many previous quiet evenings. I am ok with it. Your email address will not be published. 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. I suspect the answer to those questions is no. Barbara’s right: you are a moron: a person who is notably foolish or lacking in good judgment. I would have to be out of my mind to do that. Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. He was upset because of the unwanted attention and ran out of the room after I finally had to tell my friend to please let Monty be because he’s semi-feral and might hurt her. Tito, my grandmother's cat, loves everyone. cat is attacking a dog unprovoked past three weeks previously fine for 2 years? People can mishandle cats. A little buy riding his bike suffers an unprovoked attack by a neighbors dog. Cats send subtle but clear body language signals it is just a case of reading them. She has a dog. Well, Barnara Ross. He is more likely to be bored living in an apartment and has some pent up energy to release. My cat is 4 years old and has just started unprovoked attacks. Back when I was active, Animal rescuers can’t save them all (even though some people think they can) and the stress is taking its toll on those dedicated to trying. Your cat wanted your attention. 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. Homemade ones are just as good. exactly was actually very disheartening reading all those comments which is why i didnt feel like commenting…I dont see how a cat could do that unless that cat was being hurt or feeling frightened in some way ive never seen a cat ever hurt a human in that way. This will take away all the fun the cat gets from the attack. In one of the videos, a cat gets kicked AFTER it has started attacking. The news is spreading almost as fast as the virus. 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. I think he pretty much acts in his own best interest. 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. 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. Cat play is hunting, right? He also bit her once when he had a bee sting on his paw and she reached down to keep him from getting into her apartment and accidentally caused him to step onto his sore paw. I am talking serious bites, not love bites or scratches. Cats often attack dogs to get the dog to leave them alone, so providing a spot where your cat can nap in peace is essential for maintaing good pet relations. The solution might be for your cousin to buy some cat teases and play with her cat with the teases or other cat toys. Then it is usually the cat that gets blamed for being “vicious” and “aggressive”. 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. The approach of “Nobody wants to play with bitey cat” really did work over time. I got a good laugh out of it too, Ruth AKA. What happened to turn your mild-mannered cat into Cujo? I give her 3 pills in the evening, 3 pills in the morning for her multiple health conditions, and my skin is intact. I agree. My cat is around 4, when we got him at the age of 6 months off a rescue. Therefore they are not unprovoked. A neighborhood dog spies him, and then attacks the child, unprovoked. First of all, sorry this question is so long. The cat should then release her bite. He smacked me earlier today for getting my face too much in his personal bubble, I’m used to that, it’s more of a warning smack or nibble when he does it to me, ive also learned to read his body language, and he’s very understanding, just not with her. It is not natural for a wife and mother to want to react as one person has suggested you should. Always look carefully for an underlying reason behind cat aggression and attacks. “Unprovoked” means without prompting or motivation. My own cat is a sweetheart – you needed to be seriously asking for it to get scratched when she was young, and now that she is old, I don’t remember the last time I had a scratch. It is the people who should be removed not the cat. We think the same way. Is he neutered? Children are often very interested in dogs and may want to touch them even when they are showing signs of fear or aggression. If it were rough play like with me and Lilly then the human wouldn’t be saying ‘unprovoked’. He just lashes out sometimes and immediately after he acts like nothing happened. rather than an attack by a cat on him. If he jumped over and ran I wasn’t sure I could get him back. It is natural for a husband and father to want to protect his family. May 16, 2014 - Hero Cat To The Rescue Caught On Surveillance Video. Overzealous play by a person with their cat can lead to getting scratched or bitten. 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. Also providing the cat with more stimulating environment, giving it access to the garden if possible, and having regular play sessions with wand toys…. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. She’ll walk by him and he’ll swat at her, he’ll stalk her around the house and try to start a fight, and just last night, he straight up grabbed a hold of her foot while she was getting on the couch, and chomped down on it so hard she had to work to get him to let go. I was attacked by a 6 year old red tabby cat from behind, he cornered me in a laundry room, and came from out of no where, he jumped as high as he could leaving scratch and bite marks on my butt, and then scratched all the way down my legs,, then when I tried to shut the door,he leaped up and began scratching and biting my front,,it was a very frightful experience,, and totally unprovoked, this same cat has bit others who have come in the house and also his owner…. Please tell me who you are. How often does he see a vet? Perhaps if the cat is moved to a different place with different people he/she will stop attacking people because the problem is the people. In one study of children brought to an emergency room for dog bite injuries, for example, the authors reported that “more than half of these attacks were not provoked.” 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. Usually, I try to anticipate and scare away the prey animal before Monty has a chance to go after it. Pictures, videos, articles and questions featuring and about cats. Since we got him he never wanted to be patted, he was skittish, 'unfriendly' and only ever wanted food. Although cat aggression is sometimes taken less seriously than dog aggressionperhaps because cats are smaller and dont pursue people to bite themaggressive cats can be formidable. I knew the cat was nasty (hissing and swatting)to other people so I would just warn them if they came in the house. I’ve also tried to get her to give him pats and attention but she’s just scared he’ll attack her. lol. That does not mean there is no reason. No, you misunderstood. I dont believe what she is saying about the cat. They are programmed, really. 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. It doesn’t make sense because it is likely to end up with the cat being hurt or killed and the cat knows that. not many words in your vocabulary…moron, idiot, crazy, don’t you know any more? Your comment, however, illustrates your combative reception, and perhaps a deficiency in your reading comprehension. Arm bottom right: unknown sorry. That’s all I’m saying except that maybe you should look in the mirror and you will see just who IS the moron, you should be the president of Cat nation MORON, And you should be the president of Morons! It is up to people to recognise that and steer clear until he cools down. Monty will not accept any person who smells of dog. Your touch can actually trigger a fight. He's been fixed and everything has gone great but all of a sudden the last three weeks he's been attacking the dogs (7 and 13 years old) unprovoked! I just put him alone in his room for awhile after that. These attacks are not unprovoked. If this has happened in a domestic environment it is once again due to a failure by the cat’s owner. Advice. (though sometimes it is another human who has been doing that and basically has taught a kitten that it’s a fun game to scratch and bite humans, and that the humans think it’s fun too — which becomes less fun when the kitten grows up to an adult and then does the same to other people who don’t like it. My cat attacks the dog unprovoked. 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. I am talking serious bites, not love bites or scratches (he has claws, he just prefers teeth in these cases). He must think I’m the worst hunter ever. Michael won’t be getting off of here because it is his site. I was kind of ticked off that my friend upset Monty. 3) Thirdly and finally, the fact that she called the cat “it” doesn’t signify anything other than her grammatical execution of objective & nomitive pronouns. and that’s play aggression. I guess he would say that. I can't even sleep w/out worrying about him attacking. Then sometimes, she’d be sitting on a sofa not even looking at the cat or petting the cat, and he’d come up to her and sinks his teeth in. This will take away all the fun the cat gets from the attack. I’ll tell her to play more with the cat, maybe first thing she gets home from work, and to make sure he has toys. How you handle it is what matters…provoked or otherwise. If we fail in that regard we have to accept being attacked by our cat in play. I've had my kitty a year now. 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. How hard are these bites.? Some domestic cats might be inherently aggressive because they are unsocialised. I am saying that if you go back far enough you’ll find a human cause. It is never that in respect of our relationship with the domestic cat. lol lol, its kind of hard to notice an animal, when they are not there, and then they are on your back from behind MORON. His file indicates he’s “sensitive to handling,” but I’ve almost always had no problems with him. Do you know the cat’s caretakers well and know what kind of care they are giving? I can’t believe the insurance would agree to pay because I see no damage – bit finger, some long healed scratches and no mention of serious infection (which can happen in bites, but there is no mention of it here). She is single, so this isn’t the case of someone else annoying the cat. Call unprovoked or provoked if you like, to me it’s that she’s a very demanding calico as most are and even though it hurts at first it’s no reason in my own opinion to consider her aggressive just very spoiled and demanding . They have not been raised properly by playing with other cats, dogs and people when young kittens. So, my cat was a 3 year old rescue when I got him. Michael posted an article on this very topic back in September 2017 stating animal rescue, It’s the beginning of a new week and to start that week off with a smile I’d like to present adorable photos of dogs babysitting kittens. To all of us, I agree that we don’t have a full picture from BR as to what is really going on. But there is a category where it really IS pretty close to unprovoked. I have lived here for 3 years now,, with a golden retriever – the first 1- 1/2 years i lived upstairs – he did nothing to me,, this is recent,, as he had his teeth cleaned,, and for some reason did not know who it was in the laundry room, and he attacked me from behind.. i was cornered with a cat out of control, and I was barefoot, or i would of kicked him to the ceiling that is for sure, he needs to be put down, he is not a pet,, he is the devil,, you would have to experience what i did in order to know that i am correct,,,, he still lives in my daughters home because he is her pet, and nobody has reported it,, i almost did,, and should have,, she put her cat before her own mother, i had blood dripping from every part of my legs.. he is a menace, and should be put down,, with all the other wonderful cats out there, something like this a wild idiot of an animal that only stalks and attacks is not a pet, but my daughter refuses to take him in,, i would in a moment………. Odd that. Absolutely. Do not allow them to paw at or smell each other through a door. Thanks lou33 - this behaiour falls into the category "For the Rare Cat Whose Attacks are Unprovoked and Extremely Violent" but it is hard to know what action to take because the attacks were outside & unexpected - and so violent that advice not to move when attacked would be impossible to follow because the victim needs to get the cat off at fast as possible to avoid more injury! People who mishandle cats don’t realise what they are doing. We may, A St. Peters, Missouri man who would scour Craigslist ads for free cats has been charged with felony animal cruelty. ). We got her calmed down and took her to … It’s just strange to me that play bites could be so deep. It may even make the cat's prey instinct kick in more, spurring it on to bite down harder. Thanks for this Vickie. Aggression and attacks under these circumstances are all predicable and motivated by good reason. 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. Instead, stop moving and reacting to the cat. Suddenly, the Triantafilo family's cat, Tara, streaks across the driveway, … As you say Michael there is always a reason for it. tig sleeps with me every night he pretty much follows me around he talks a lot to me, he comes when i call him, he greets me at the door everyday. I am the mother and did not press charges. They probably feel quite hard but how a cat bite feels depends on the recipient. Have you seen evidence? If a cat attacks because he is unsocialised he has a reason to attack – he has been trained to behave like a wild cat and is defensive. Those involved in trap-neuter-return (TNR) know what I’m talking about as we often deal with the frustration of colony cats being trap shy. It all comes back to us ultimately. I deal with ferals every day and have for most of my life, and have never been attacked. Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). However, fearful or aggressive dogs pose an enormous risk to a child's safety. He’s a really good cat now. A cat in pain, which may not be apparent to a person, may strike out if handled. 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. Freckles is front, This is the infuriating (and heartbreaking) story of two cats who were dumped by a transport driver on a cross country trip from Virginia to California. I argue that there is no such thing as an unprovoked attack by a domestic cat. He does have certain things that are no-goes and you will get scratched or bit, but my roommate is aware of these things and she doesn’t provoke him. He broke skin when he bit me in the face and when he had bitten my sister on the chin. How can we use it? He gets this exasperated look on his face when I’m scaring his prey away. I think in Mr Baxter case it’s either a nasty divorce or an insurance scam. I honestly believe it’s kind of impossible. A cat tree will provide your cat a safe haven from the attentions of your dog. There will be a reason there somewhere and the reason can always be traced back to people. You just didn’t feel too comfortable holding him in your arms when he was a kitten because sometimes he’d just jump up and bite your face. It’s not territorial, she’s not fucking with him, and I’m making sure he’s well cared for. It’s easy to sound like a biased cat lover but I am being totally honest. Yes, I have bore some scratches and bites that were a result of my own foolish behavior. and that’s play aggression. In some cases, cats may even attack resident cats that were previously accepted but were away from the home, such as for a hospital stay. There’s literally a hole in her foot (we cleaned it up) and now she wants nothing to do with him. You might find yourself asking, “Why does my cat bite me unprovoked?” Well, r edirected aggression occurs when the cat becomes frightened or upset, but rather than run or go after the real cause, the cat instead turns on the handiest target. Please don’t judge the domestic cat as if it is some sort of wild cat attacking … A neighborhood dog spies him, and then attacks the child, unprovoked. I’m fairly certain he was abused - by women - who kicked him. oh my God — get off of here you moron,,, what a stupid online blog area —. He is more on edge around women, especially their feet, and my roommate is a woman. The only person he has ever scratched is me and that was when he was going after a feral cat who had come into our yard and I was trying to grab him to bring him in. In extreme cases, the cat self-mutilates and attacks her own tail.This can also be seen with fleas, making it important to have your pet consistently on vet approved monthly flea prevention. However, we had a period last year when things changed. One reason I am curious is that I feel like I really lucked out with my own cat. 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. It is almost unimaginable that a domestic cat will attack a human in an unprovoked manner for the simple reason a human is too big. Furthermore, cats are notorious for sending mixed body language.

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