cat attacking child unprovoked

Don’t you think it is you who is the moron in insulting the site’s owner in a comment?! It seems to be a attack by Mr Baxter on his wife (if she is his wife!) I think in Mr Baxter case it’s either a nasty divorce or an insurance scam. If he jumped over and ran I wasn’t sure I could get him back. Therefore move the cat from the family to another better family or if he is unsocialized let him live in the wild or socialize him. I think what you need is advice from a cat behavior specialist. Exactly Ruth, the rare and unusual situation where the provocation is not obvious and the act seems ‘random’ just means one has to dig a bit to find the reason because there is one. 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. 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. However, we had a period last year when things changed. It is a report which has surfaced from under the radar. It is play. A ginger cat is a … A recent news story prompted me to write this. If the cat isn’t yours, why would he be in your laundry room? If you attacked someone you’d have a good reason. Some people are very bite averse and frightened others don’t care and are tolerant. I agree – ‘unprovoked’ is utter nonsense. 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. That transport driver needs a good ‘ass beating’ for abandoning Jack and Bean outside, The two pictures on this page show us the satellite-dish ears of the serval, a lanky, medium-sized wild cat species. Please refresh the page if the buttons don’t show , A well-known animal rescuer was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday night. AND YES I DO KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES,, THIS CAT DOES NOT LIKE PEOPLE PERIOD……………. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. Sometimes past experience is the key and I think that’s a really good example of a more unobvious or unusual situation. His file indicates he’s “sensitive to handling,” but I’ve almost always had no problems with him. When he bit me in the face I ignored him after that. 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,,,. 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. Your email address will not be published. Barbara’s right: you are a moron: a person who is notably foolish or lacking in good judgment. Authorities said that in all of the "random, unprovoked" attacks, the suspect has struck between 5:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. in the city 22 miles northwest of Boston. We don’t believe that wild cats make unprovoked attacks. I need help stopping my cat from attacking my boyfriend's 8 year old daughter. Thanks for this Vickie. 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. I've had my kitty a year now. If one cat keeps attacking a particular cat, the first step is to separate the cats from each other completely — in separate areas of the house. He gets this exasperated look on his face when I’m scaring his prey away. It may even make the cat's prey instinct kick in more, spurring it on to bite down harder. 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. I used to let him sleep in my room however now I have to lock him out because he will bite me while I am sleeping. 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. and that’s play aggression. Poor thing must have been unhappy or scared. So, my cat was a 3 year old rescue when I got him. Take my cousin’s cat for example. I’ve had him since he was 4 weeks old, he’s never been abused/mistreated or played with rough. There may well be a history of animosity between two domestic animals in a household that provokes one to attack the other. I find this disturbing. 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. Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). -A 7 month old child provoked a cat, and this was justifiable cause for a cat to attack it. A little buy riding his bike suffers an unprovoked attack by a neighbors dog. Well said Michael, there are some people who should never be allowed within a mile of a cat! I dont believe what she is saying about the cat. Humans defintely are the worst animal. 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…. To all of us, I agree that we don’t have a full picture from BR as to what is really going on. I haven’t talked to her for a while, so I am not sure if she managed to figure out how to stop it. Animals act on instinct. Then it is usually the cat that gets blamed for being “vicious” and “aggressive”. The cat should then release her bite. 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 figured it out. 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 got her calmed down and took her to … However, fearful or aggressive dogs pose an enormous risk to a child's safety. 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. See when you are provoked you attack, you wouldn’t attack for no reason would you? 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 … They just don’t pay attention to signals from the animal when clearly the cat is saying, “Back off.” I had friends over a couple weeks ago and one of them just kept approaching Monty trying to pet him even though Monty was growling and hissing. A neighborhood dog spies him, and then attacks the child, unprovoked. You’ll receive one email per day and a list of links to the articles written in the past 24 hours. We got her calmed down and took her to the vet. aggression is transferred from one animal to another. I got a good laugh out of it too, Ruth AKA. Always look carefully for an underlying reason behind cat aggression and attacks. There’s no doubt in my mind that, if I began spraying with a water bottle, that I would have an attack on my hands. Have you seen statements? Cat attacking roommate unprovoked. Cat play is imitating predation, so pouncing from ambush is a common play activity among cats and especially kittens. 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. He made a noise of pain and bit her hand, but he let go right away and he didn’t break the skin. They feel hurt and get offended if a cat or dog doesn’t seem to like them. 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 is more on edge around women, especially their feet, and my roommate is a woman. 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, You can subscribe to posts using the button below and unsubscribe. 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! You’re writing absolute claptrap and you are probably Woody the notorious troll. It may have been transferred aggression meaning he was aggressive towards something else and then you walked in. These are just a few I’m seeing over and over on Facebook. Just one problem... he keeps attacking my dad. SOMEBODY needs to be rehomed. Thanks for the response. No, you misunderstood. If they must be in adjoining rooms, place a barrier at the bottom of the door. I can't even sleep w/out worrying about him attacking. The ironic thing is that only humans are capable of doing things unprovoked. This will take away all the fun the cat gets from the attack. Separating the aggressive cat from the other cat. The real underlying problem is putting two cats or a cat and a dog together who don’t get along. Your cat wanted your attention. I would have to be out of my mind to do that. He swaggers over and demands attention from anyone in sight. Looking back on it, I don’t think he would have went over the fence and I shouldn’t have gotten between him and his “prey.” He was fine with the other cat being there until I came out, startled the other cat causing him to run, and then Monty gave chase. She turns on her side as you rub her belly, and she kneads her paws in contentment. Surprise). I think he pretty much acts in his own best interest. I argue that there is no such thing as an unprovoked attack by a domestic cat. NOTE: VERY GRAPHIC ARTICLE. So there is motivation and so it is not an unprovoked attack. Accordingly, they might think their cat has demonstrated unprovoked aggression or attacks. 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. Causes and reasons for feline aggression, how to deal with owning an aggressive cat, treatment of aggression in cats and behavioral advice for the home. 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. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. My post is saying that we, as cat guardians, cannot plead “unprovoked attack”. Someone please tell me how I provoked him while I was sleeping? It all comes back to us ultimately. It may even make the cat's prey instinct kick in more, spurring it on to bite down harder. I do give him a fair amount of attention, and play with him, he’s always super loving towards me, but not so much with her. It’s possible that she inadvertently encouraged it when he was a kitten. 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.. Do not allow them to paw at or smell each other through a door. 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. As everyone is telling you, no cat attackes without provocation. Some domestic cats might be inherently aggressive because they are unsocialised. SLEEPING, how is that not unprovoked? Monty will not accept any person who smells of dog. Why should it be? What happened to turn your mild-mannered cat into Cujo? A scratch, a hiss, that was it. 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 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). Good idea to put the meaning of the word unprovoked in. 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. Barbara, for instance, also called the cat: “him,” “these animals,” “this cat,” and “he,” indicating personal and objective indentification of this individual animal. The little girl sustained significant injuries and died not long after arriving at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. I have published your comment even though it is very arrogant and insulting of me. It is up to people to recognise that and steer clear until he cools down. 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.” He sues her, her liability insurance pays, they split the money. Are you sure that you were attacked? I am not just talking about a person is playing roughly with the cat. 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. (Note: Any bite or scratch you get from a cat who does not have a current rabies vaccination should prompt a call to your own doctor; always assume cats have not had rabies shots unless they have a current rabies tag or registration.) 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. He is more likely to be bored living in an apartment and has some pent up energy to release. The cat is unable to make the connection that the punishment is the consequence of him biting. He bit my sister on the chin once, just latched on and wouldn’t let go with his little teeth. I am the mother and did not press charges. 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. 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. There will be a reason there somewhere and the reason can always be traced back to people. Many people who own cats in real life encounter attacks, and this is because the cat may want to play or act aggressively. Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. Yet humans always talk about animals and use such terms. You don’t know whether the cat was provoked or not. So I know this has been asked before, but I haven’t found any threads pertaining to my particular situation. Obviously you know nothing about cats, they do NOT repeat NOT, attack for no reason! So after hearing my cousin’s stories I googled a little and read some scary stories. 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. This news could be adverse alternatively open new doors for you. Surprise. Getting a pair of kittens can help, since they work off a lot of energy playing together. 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. My cat is 4 years old and has just started unprovoked attacks. Also providing the cat with more stimulating environment, giving it access to the garden if possible, and having regular play sessions with wand toys where the cat can play using their natural behaviors of stalking and chasing and pouncing, but without using human bodies as toys. You need to google, “Cat Haters Anonymous” and you will get the support you are seeking there. Most of the time he is a nice sweet lap cat. A cat in pain, which may not be apparent to a person, may strike out if handled. Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. Cat play is hunting, right? She is single, so this isn’t the case of someone else annoying the cat. 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. 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. JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. 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! But there is a category where it really IS pretty close to unprovoked. 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. Dogs are a wonderful part of many children's lives. 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 . The ‘new normal’ caused by COVID-19 may make this the wors... 16-year-old cat dropped off at a vet clinic to euthanize because owner... $2,000 reward for two cats dumped by a transport driver who ‘nee... Feral cats may be ‘outsmarted’ by the new Tomahawk “... Compassion fatigue: Animal rescuers can’t save them all and the ... We have the knowledge of the world at our fingertips yet we choose to ... Missouri man admitted he would scour Craigslist ads for free cats then... Australian professor claims that toxoplasmosis from cats causes 200 fatal car accidents annually in Australia, Nicola Sturgeon says that the coronavirus pandemic is no one’s fault, Why domestic cats getting coronavirus is irrelevant. She did have her fingers curled and was reaching in low, below where Monty was sitting in the window, obviously thinking if he had a chance to sniff her he’d calm down. 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. Therefore they are not unprovoked. What gives? I knew the cat was nasty (hissing and swatting)to other people so I would just warn them if they came in the house. It could be redirected aggression but in an indoor-only cat living in a 2nd floor apartment and with repeated attacks, it just seems strange. They are programmed, really. When will humans bloody well realise that anger, provocation, cruelty, destruction, jealousy are all human inventions. There is a fine line between play (which is play-hunting for a cat) and actually hunting (biting the hand as if it is prey). Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. i have noticed that he is starting to nip at my child now. Like children who live in homes with a lot of verbal and physical violence, or a lot of unspoken anger, cats often act out the dynamics of their human families. oh my God — get off of here you moron,,, what a stupid online blog area —. Is he neutered? cat is attacking a dog unprovoked past three weeks previously fine for 2 years? He’s a really good cat now. 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. 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. Just like the rest of us, cats need food, water, shelter, and some attention to thrive. 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. We think the same way. Instinctive behaviour of an animal is reactive. The Brits are well known for letting their domestic cat companions wander around outside as they see fit. It looks like she is insisting on his attention. If you are in the U.S., why is this cat with a bite history allowed to be free-roaming? Even strangers. The claim is implausible. If this has happened in a domestic environment it is once again due to a failure by the cat’s owner. Furthermore, cats are notorious for sending mixed body language. Skyler, thanks for commenting. I am saying that if you go back far enough you’ll find a human cause. Sorry Barbara, but you have no idea what happened in any detail. Barbara, it does matter why the cat does it. Once again the aggression would have a reason. I just put him alone in his room for awhile after that. Sudden, unprovoked, and vicious attacks are especially scary. Advice. Or maybe you would, huh, but one thing for sure a cat wouldn’t attack unless some ‘moron’ of his past or present provoked him to. Once again this is not “unprovoked”. They are hard enough that she showed scars left even after the bites are healed. My guess would be that this poor cat is scared to death and takes refuge in that laundry room. 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………. of course you are wrong, that statement sounds like you are a moron,,,,, of course there are animals that attack for no reason, and even if there is a reason that is in their heads, you can not have an animal in your house that will do that to you and your family,,, Barbara Ross was there any need to call someone you don’t know a moron? Arm bottom right: unknown sorry. You probably are right about his being bored stuck in a one bedroom co-op and with her working during the day. exactly!!!! She has a dog. People can mishandle cats. To say that a cat should be killed without knowing the facts is irresponsible in my opinion. These would be underlying reasons why a cat might demonstrate what looks like unprovoked aggression. Stace, I love barn cats. Suddenly, the Triantafilo family's cat, Tara, streaks across the driveway, … 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. I can see that Thanks for your informative comments. Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. They are living feeling beings of which you should never ever have any in your life because they deserve better. You can find out more in our privacy policy. I am sure many cat owners dive in and do as they want without regard for the cat’s emotional state. 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. The domestic, ginger cat has been the subject of at least ten council complaints on the Surf Coast in Victoria. REDIRECTED AGGRESSION. But sometimes even without having been encouraged, a kitten or cat will for example dart out and grab someone’s foot or leg and sink in claws and teeth. Dreams about a ginger cat attacking: To dream of a ginger cat attacking you can indicate that there is somebody that is going to provide you with some important news going forward. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. That doesn’t necessarily mean the human has been kicking the cat! Had she ignored him Monty probably would have just sat in the living room with us. It won’t be published. This is not an unprovoked attack! 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 IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER WHY THE CAT DOES IT, – IT DOES, SO IT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED SO AS TO NOT ATTACK OTHER INDIVIUDALS. I learned not to come between Monty and prey. Basic Needs Not Being Met. Barbara Ross… And it looks genuine. 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. Could you write some details? 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. 4 books you might buy a cat lover this Christmas, Dog strokes cat who reciprocates the affection (video). The dog dog bites the child's leg and begins draggi You are not going to win this argument and your argument is crude and to be honest rather nasty. Since we got him he never wanted to be patted, he was skittish, 'unfriendly' and only ever wanted food. Wrong. I suppose you mean long live? He bit my face once, just latched on. FYI: copper kills coronavirus. If it were rough play like with me and Lilly then the human wouldn’t be saying ‘unprovoked’. But once again there is a 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. Cats send subtle but clear body language signals it is just a case of reading them. you can not have an animal in your house that will do that to you and your family. They live in that middle ground between domestication, living in the polished home, and a wild cat existence outside. They may show aggression toward newly introduced cats, and occasionally other animals or people, that encroach upon their established domain. Your touch can actually trigger a fight. He always pierces skin and makes her bleed and go on a course of antibiotics. Youre on the couch, petting your purring cat just like you have on many previous quiet evenings. Michael won’t be getting off of here because it is his site. It seems natural to me. But don’t kill the cat which is what you are advocating. She should keep a tease to hand. Dermatologic signs: Affected cats may exhibit “rippling skin” along the back and indulge in excessive grooming that targets their own tail and lower back. He isn’t a kitten now, maybe 5 or older and I don’t remember hearing about this problem until maybe a year ago. However, on occasion, he will give my roommate attitude for no apparent reason. That is the owner’s fault, as I see it. PoC uses cookies to improve your experience on the site. I deal with ferals every day and have for most of my life, and have never been attacked. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 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? 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! But, I’ll bet that we would all say that there is an incredible amount of turmoil going on in that household. How often does he see a vet? rather than an attack by a cat on him. 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. No one knew how helpless she was feeling. My cat is 4 years old and has just started unprovoked attacks. They probably feel quite hard but how a cat bite feels depends on the recipient. I don’t believe any cat attacks without being provoked or terrified or hurt and naturally he then retaliates. When he would bite too hard I would just say, “No one wants to play with bitey cat” and eventually he got better about it. High pitched noises, visitors, a dog, a strange smell and being outdoors when they don’t wish to can make cats attack. In terms of fundamental drives and emotions the domestic cat is very similar to the African/Asian wildcat ancestor. I am talking serious bites, not love bites or scratches. (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. If a cat does not like people in general (which is extremely rare I would say) he or she will simply avoid people. It is not good for survival for a domestic cat weighing 10 pounds to attack a man weighing 20 times that. Does anyone have any tips or advice to give in a particular situation like this? I agree but it is not quite unprovoked. and the cat has become hypervigilant and will react to perceived threats, and maybe not in a predictable way since a lot depends what is going on in the cat’s mind. 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. Aggression and attacks under these circumstances are all predicable and motivated by good reason. Do you know the full details? tig is a very social cat he is nice to everyone but me. But, he can make your “moron” comments disappear. Sometimes, however, sudden unprovoked biting or scratching can be the result of a nervous system disorder or a serious disease. So I know this has been asked before, but I haven’t found any threads pertaining to my particular situation. 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 should be no confusion. lol. 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. It’s just strange to me that play bites could be so deep. 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. We have a cat and a dog who live in relative harmony most of the time. Animal rescuer found dead of apparent suicide. Do you know the cat’s caretakers well and know what kind of care they are giving? Additional charges are pending. There’s literally a hole in her foot (we cleaned it up) and now she wants nothing to do with him. She really it in her wits end. They then get scratched and that is not good for the relationship. Just in case you check in here, I can assure you that you are in the wrong place. Having said that, I think there are rare cases of really crazy kitties. Reacting strongly can increase the cat's stress and interest in attacking you. He must think I’m the worst hunter ever. A cat tree will provide your cat a safe haven from the attentions of your dog. It is natural for a husband and father to want to protect his family. Believe me. 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. One cat might be dominant over the other and bully the submissive cat. These attacks are not unprovoked. I am not saying what you have presumed. 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! Monty could be pretty aggressive during play when he was young. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. I ... Cat Welfare at Heart - seen in 86% of the world's countries (168/195). Cats can bit… Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. Which leads to my next point. It’s a human concept. This results in the cat biting harder and play biting develops into a fight. I am concerned about their welfare. I think it should be Barbara. 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. yea thats how i feel. He always pierces skin and makes her bleed and go on a course of antibiotics. Someone could claim it was an act of aggression and they would be wrong. Very often in a young cat, it’s just a lot of energy and not enough outlet . In the latter case they could be both in on it. 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. I guess he would say that. He didn’t attack her but if he had it would have been her fault for ignoring clear body language from Monty. Your comment, however, illustrates your combative reception, and perhaps a deficiency in your reading comprehension. He broke skin when he bit me in the face and when he had bitten my sister on the chin. We may, A St. Peters, Missouri man who would scour Craigslist ads for free cats has been charged with felony animal cruelty. 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. The chairperson is, likely, someone named Woody. Then, before you know what happened, she hisses and bites your hand. British laissez-faire attitude towards letting their cat go outside is under scrutiny due to Covid-19, Chinese study says that coronavirus can replicate in domestic cats and transmit between cats, Disturbing report of human infecting cat with Covid-19, Russian stray cat survives minus 27 degrees Celsius, 4 reasons why you might think that your pet is like you, Two steps in detecting and removing cat urine. 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. 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. A man, Mr Baxter, is suing a woman, who could be his wife, we aren’t sure, for $100k because her cat “without provocation, viciously attacked, bit and clawed” Mr Baxter, while he was attempting to feed the cat. 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. They may be very affectionate as they ask their owner for food and then attack micro-seconds after the food is served, without even taking their first bite and without any prior record of territorial aggression over their food or eating space. If they are handling the cat roughly, chasing him until he feels cornered, or even just running around and being loud like kids do, your cat might feel pressured to bite. Absolutely. It’s a good idea. I love nature, cats and all animals. I was kind of ticked off that my friend upset Monty. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. So a cat that is indoors and who wants to hunt, and can’t, finds an alternative. 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. Often this innocent victim is another cat or pet in the home, or the guardian. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. He and I have always had a loving relationship, he cuddles me to sleep every night. Children can behave erratically, move in unpredictable ways and make a host of loud and sudden noises. How hard are these bites.? It is not natural for a wife and mother to want to react as one person has suggested you should. My cat is around 4, when we got him at the age of 6 months off a rescue. Instead, try to distract both cats by stamping your foot, clapping your hands, and shouting "No!" The incident allegedly happened in 2011 and he sued in March 2013. You don’t know the environment under which the cat lived. It’s easy to sound like a biased cat lover but I am being totally honest. Dimwitted, stupid, halwitted, simple…whatever synonym you would like to use. Exactly michael its the humans who are supposed to be looking after the cat in my opinion and im sure others agree. A cat is tiny and will not run at you unless severely cornered and frightened and even then you’d have to be a total doorknob to get scratched and believe it was ‘unprovoked’. 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. Or the cat might be a former feral cat. I have had cats all my life and i have never seen one act like tig. 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. Manhattan clinical psychologist and author was found hanging in the bathroom of her fifth floor Sutton Place apartment. We know all there is to know about cat behavior. Is he vaccinated? His file indicates he’s “sensitive to handling,” but I’ve almost always had no problems with him. He just lashes out sometimes and immediately after he acts like nothing happened. good post Dee Its never the cats fault, Im sorry but this cat should be destroyed,, he has attacked his owner and several other people who have come to the door, this is not a PET — he could seriously injure a child, I don’t care why he did it, it was unprovoked, and terrifying,,, he should be put down PERIOD. Well, let me tell you… But I will have to repeat until then that cat do not attack wantonly and without good reason a person. Cat owners need to be aware of the signs that indicate the mental state of their cat. They would be wrong. Please don’t judge the domestic cat as if it is some sort of wild cat attacking prey. Press J to jump to the feed. 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. if he were human i would think he was crazy. Reacting strongly can increase the cat's stress and interest in attacking you. Anyways, around 6 months ago, my retired neighbours took a liking to him, started to feed him and asked if they could have him as they had a lot … Pictures, videos, articles and questions featuring and about cats. Even if he hisses or growls he hasn’t bit or scratched anyone in a long time. My two year old tuxedo cat attacked me this morning while I was sleeping…. Don’t comment anymore. But with this cat, it’s different. First of all, sorry this question is so long. The cat that wanted nothing to do with her is now attacking her all the time. Instead, stop moving and reacting to the cat. The approach of “Nobody wants to play with bitey cat” really did work over time. After speaking with my vet, he explained the following: Why is my cat attacking my dog all of a sudden? My distinct impression is that you were not attacked. When he played gently he got more playtime and affection and maybe a treat or some outside time. How you handle it is what matters…provoked or otherwise. They have not been raised properly by playing with other cats, dogs and people when young kittens. You say ‘idiot cat’ without even trying to think what causes cats to attack, aggression breeds aggression, cats do NOT attack for no reason. I suspect the answer to those questions is no. I want to know: 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’ve also tried to get her to give him pats and attention but she’s just scared he’ll attack her. She has scars. not many words in your vocabulary…moron, idiot, crazy, don’t you know any more? They just don’t pay attention to signals from the animal. Aggression is the second most common feline behavior problem seen by animal behaviorists. I am ok with it. I agree with Michael that humans provoke the attack in many cases. Ruth,you could’nt have worded your reply any better.Yes us humans forget that we are animals too.you made a very good point. The barking, biting, crapping dog, you are welcome to that inferior creature to a cat lol lol so who is the idiot????? It is no different for any animal. That does not mean there is no reason. Feel blessed. 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. 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. At first, the incidents were small. This will take away all the fun the cat gets from the attack. One issue is whether a colony caregiver can physically even get to the, This is Freckles, a 16-year-old female tortie. Odd that. Get a cat tree. I agree. If he’s after a rabbit or something now I might place my body between him and his target, but I won’t reach down with my hands to grab Monty if he’s chasing something. Sorry Barbara. 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. This is not an attack. BTW – I did read about some of the people’s complaints over aggression here. Her arm was scarred when I saw her last, pretty deep scars, yet they looked healed. I am saying that the environment created by the human leads to territorial aggression. Although most feral cats can be socialised with patience. He poked and prodded you as you slept to try and animate you – to bring you to life from his standpoint. 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. There will always be an underlying reason if we can’t see it or understand it. 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. It is never that in respect of our relationship with the domestic cat. Please don’t judge the domestic cat as if it is some sort of wild cat attacking … 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 problem is that we don’t see a reason. I am going to call later this month to see what is happening. 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 provoked by a domestic cat’s natural drives and emotions, which we as cat guardians need to satisfy. 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. So called ‘unprovoked’ attacks in the animal kingdom are rare and there is always a reason. You are wrong. I give her 3 pills in the evening, 3 pills in the morning for her multiple health conditions, and my skin is intact. Tito, my grandmother's cat, loves everyone. Also providing the cat with more stimulating environment, giving it access to the garden if possible, and having regular play sessions with wand toys…. In one of the videos, a cat gets kicked AFTER it has started attacking. A pet cat is wreaking havoc on a community by targeting and attacking dogs. Well, Barnara Ross. It will always be something the person is doing, and/or has done for a while, possibly combined with a cat who has become very defensive for a variety of reasons. He immediately comes in and is still aggressive and the aggression spills over towards the cat’s owner. My cat attacks the dog unprovoked. Poopie (our cat) suddenly started getting very aggressive toward Claude (our dog). 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 a girlfriend, Michelle. I feel sorry for a cat who has ended up scratching a human. Children are often very interested in dogs and may want to touch them even when they are showing signs of fear or aggression. 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. When we go over to visit (like over holidays), Dad keeps getting attacked. 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. 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. You are not telling me the whole story. Please tell me who you are. 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 can make cats fearful or make them feel insecure and defensively aggressive. I’ve worked with cats for many years and I’m trying to figure this out. Usually, I try to anticipate and scare away the prey animal before Monty has a chance to go after it. Another possible reason why a cat might demonstrate apparent unprovoked aggression is when aggression is transferred from one animal to another. I was afraid Monty would suddenly realize he can get over that fence. of course there are animals that attack for no reason. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. People want animals to accept them. There is no reason to come unhinged about this as was suggested. An ill cat may also be depressed and irritable. …is the answer. He wanted you to be active with him. 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. The solution might be for your cousin to buy some cat teases and play with her cat with the teases or other cat toys. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. in a sharp, loud tone. Obviously you are confused by cat body language. You have really got to the fine point of it with this comment. 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. Have you seen evidence? People who mishandle cats don’t realise what they are doing. This cat has never attacked me before, not even once. I am not being contradictory. He has drawn blood because he is treating you as a cat and cats would not bleed under these conditions. They have five potential weapons (their teeth and all four clawed paws) compared to a dogs sole weapon of his or her mouth. 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. Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. A neighborhood dog spies him, and then attacks the child, unprovoked. She thinks he wants her place on the sofa as it’s always when she is sitting and ignoring him. I’m fairly certain he was abused - by women - who kicked him. Well the motivation is to hunt. The news is spreading almost as fast as the virus. You sound like someone looking to preserve your ego by attacking/discrediting others who insult or contradict you. Cats tend to establish and defend their territories. I don’t know the entire circumstances surrounding the situation under which this cat bit you. Use discretion befo. Furthermore, cats are notorious for sending mixed body language. 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 never taught her boundaries in that way. I knew the cat was nasty (hissing and swatting)to other people so I would just warn them if they came in the house. Research shows that cats are prone to aggression. 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. Her intrusion scared him very badly. If we fail in that regard we have to accept being attacked by our cat in play. Please don’t judge the domestic cat as if it is some sort of wild cat attacking … Homemade ones are just as good. and that’s play aggression. May 16, 2014 - Hero Cat To The Rescue Caught On Surveillance Video. Cats do not wantonly, without good cause, attack humans because it doesn’t make sense. The pictures show youngsters and the ears are proportionally larger making them very noticeable. Yes, I have bore some scratches and bites that were a result of my own foolish behavior. 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. 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. So like my friend, they keep trying when they should just back off. 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. 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. Cats are active at night and in the early hours (dawn) because that is when prey is available. This was completely out of the blue and now I’m bleeding from my EYE!!! 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. Your email address will not be published. Thanks, very informative, I’ll let her know. 6. No graphic photos but the content is very disturbing. Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available). lol get off his OWN web site for CAT lovers? It is the people who should be removed not the cat. 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. Hi, Barbara. But there is a category where it really IS pretty close to unprovoked. Even a cat who was starving to death wouldnt attack a human for food – provoked by hunger. It doesn’t make sense because it is likely to end up with the cat being hurt or killed and the cat knows that. Is it “unprovoked”? (definition: “occurring without motivation or provocation”). Cat attacks owner and also attacks new cat often needing hospital treatment. She’s not doing anything to bother him directly, and I feel like I’m giving him enough attention, food and water. Obviously Something is seriously wrong!!! Why are YOU here as you obviously hate cats and know NOTHING about them? Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. 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. 6. I am surprised that someone as arrogantly overconfident as you failed to understand that obvious statement. 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. A cat might have gone outside and had a standoff or a fight with another cat. Teach children how to properly interact with your cat. I am sorry to hear about the attack, Barbara. But I really wish I knew what causes my cousin’s cat’s aggression. 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. Unprovoked aggression. 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. So, my cat was a 3 year old rescue when I got him. Instead, stop moving and reacting to the cat. which blatantly states that aggressive provocation is human-related. Sometimes what can happen is the cat play bites and the person struggles – moves their hand and tries to force the cat from their hand. Don’t do that again. 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. As you say Michael there is always a reason for it. “The servals long legs [the lo, Feral colony cats may be outsmarted by the new Tomahawk live trap. 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 … What is the cat’s name? My 13 year old lab was sleeping and the cat jumped on her, dug his … It’s not territorial, she’s not fucking with him, and I’m making sure he’s well cared for. 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. I also tried saying “ouch” loudly, but I don’t know that I was able to communicate to him that he had hurt me. I honestly believe it’s kind of impossible. 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. Overzealous play by a person with their cat can lead to getting scratched or bitten. But my cousin gave Katia her space, and as the Katia grew older she mellowed out. Is there documentation to support that this cat attacks unprovoked? He was quite an aggressive cat, attacking people and me unprovoked. “Unprovoked” means without prompting or motivation. How can we use it? 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