No one knew how helpless she was feeling. 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. They are programmed, really. -A 7 month old child provoked a cat, and this was justifiable cause for a cat to attack it. 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. He isn’t a kitten now, maybe 5 or older and I don’t remember hearing about this problem until maybe a year ago. My cat is around 4, when we got him at the age of 6 months off a rescue. 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. I can't even sleep w/out worrying about him attacking. Do you know the full details? I am concerned about their welfare. I agree – ‘unprovoked’ is utter nonsense. Believe me. 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. If the cat isn’t yours, why would he be in your laundry room? I have published your comment even though it is very arrogant and insulting of me. He always pierces skin and makes her bleed and go on a course of antibiotics. I am sorry to hear about the attack, Barbara. Youre on the couch, petting your purring cat just like you have on many previous quiet evenings. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. My guess would be that this poor cat is scared to death and takes refuge in that laundry room. 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. We got her calmed down and took her to … This cat has never attacked me before, not even once. In the latter case they could be both in on it. Very often in a young cat, it’s just a lot of energy and not enough outlet . You are not telling me the whole story. Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. ). 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. 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. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I’ve also tried to get her to give him pats and attention but she’s just scared he’ll attack her. It seems to be a attack by Mr Baxter on his wife (if she is his wife!) She is single, so this isn’t the case of someone else annoying the cat. 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. 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. Therefore they are not unprovoked. Advice. Instead, try to distract both cats by stamping your foot, clapping your hands, and shouting "No!" Feel blessed. Press J to jump to the feed. 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. lol get off his OWN web site for CAT lovers? These attacks are not unprovoked. First of all, sorry this question is so long. (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.) But I really wish I knew what causes my cousin’s cat’s aggression. 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. You don’t know whether the cat was provoked or not. Reacting strongly can increase the cat's stress and interest in attacking you. It is up to people to recognise that and steer clear until he cools down. IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER WHY THE CAT DOES IT, – IT DOES, SO IT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED SO AS TO NOT ATTACK OTHER INDIVIUDALS. 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 … 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. 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………. Sorry Barbara. So I know this has been asked before, but I haven’t found any threads pertaining to my particular situation. But don’t kill the cat which is what you are advocating. 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. To all of us, I agree that we don’t have a full picture from BR as to what is really going on. Just one problem... he keeps attacking my dad. It looks like she is insisting on his attention. i have noticed that he is starting to nip at my child now. Monty will not accept any person who smells of dog. Instinctive behaviour of an animal is reactive. He bit my face once, just latched on. Cats do not wantonly, without good cause, attack humans because it doesn’t make sense. Why are YOU here as you obviously hate cats and know NOTHING about them? 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. The domestic, ginger cat has been the subject of at least ten council complaints on the Surf Coast in Victoria. SLEEPING, how is that not unprovoked? Basic Needs Not Being Met. I think it should be Barbara. 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. I love nature, cats and all animals. lol. SOMEBODY needs to be rehomed. He poked and prodded you as you slept to try and animate you – to bring you to life from his standpoint. Please don’t judge the domestic cat as if it is some sort of wild cat attacking … See when you are provoked you attack, you wouldn’t attack for no reason would you? I am not just talking about a person is playing roughly with the cat. 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. As you say Michael there is always a reason for it. This will take away all the fun the cat gets from the attack. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. I think in Mr Baxter case it’s either a nasty divorce or an insurance scam. 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. The aggression has been provoked by a territorial dispute with another cat. Once again this is not “unprovoked”. You are wrong. 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. Obviously you know nothing about cats, they do NOT repeat NOT, attack for no reason! 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 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. JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. It is not natural for a wife and mother to want to react as one person has suggested you should. Although most feral cats can be socialised with patience. 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. Aggression is the second most common feline behavior problem seen by animal behaviorists. So like my friend, they keep trying when they should just back off. 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 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 How you handle it is what matters…provoked or otherwise. They probably feel quite hard but how a cat bite feels depends on the recipient. Monty could be pretty aggressive during play when he was young. If it were rough play like with me and Lilly then the human wouldn’t be saying ‘unprovoked’. Is he neutered? Barbara, for instance, also called the cat: “him,” “these animals,” “this cat,” and “he,” indicating personal and objective indentification of this individual animal. They are living feeling beings of which you should never ever have any in your life because they deserve better. I just put him alone in his room for awhile after that. She has a dog. A cat might have gone outside and had a standoff or a fight with another cat. What is the cat’s name? 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. There will always be an underlying reason if we can’t see it or understand it. I ... Cat Welfare at Heart - seen in 86% of the world's countries (168/195). Thank you for sharing but please don’t misjudge the domestic cat. I think he pretty much acts in his own best interest. They are hard enough that she showed scars left even after the bites are healed. Wrong. 4 books you might buy a cat lover this Christmas, Dog strokes cat who reciprocates the affection (video). Whatever the reason it is not an unprovoked attack. 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 refresh the page if the buttons don’t show , A well-known animal rescuer was found dead of an apparent suicide Wednesday night. She will sit or lay down in an area so the little one can not go to that area without being attacked. Surprise. Many people who own cats in real life encounter attacks, and this is because the cat may want to play or act aggressively. People can mishandle cats. Your comment, however, illustrates your combative reception, and perhaps a deficiency in your reading comprehension. 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. The solution might be for your cousin to buy some cat teases and play with her cat with the teases or other cat toys. He just lashes out sometimes and immediately after he acts like nothing happened. It is the people who should be removed not the cat. I find this disturbing. 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. They have five potential weapons (their teeth and all four clawed paws) compared to a dogs sole weapon of his or her mouth. 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. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 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. We know all there is to know about cat behavior. Sudden, unprovoked, and vicious attacks are especially scary. He must think I’m the worst hunter ever. It is a report which has surfaced from under the radar. 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. 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 figured it out. Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. Please tell me who you are. if he were human i would think he was crazy. The dog dog bites the child's leg and begins draggi 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! oh my God — get off of here you moron,,, what a stupid online blog area —. A little buy riding his bike suffers an unprovoked attack by a neighbors dog. Overzealous play by a person with their cat can lead to getting scratched or bitten. 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. You sound like someone looking to preserve your ego by attacking/discrediting others who insult or contradict you. This is not an unprovoked attack! They can make cats fearful or make them feel insecure and defensively aggressive. I am talking serious bites, not love bites or scratches (he has claws, he just prefers teeth in these cases). My 13 year old lab was sleeping and the cat jumped on her, dug his … I was kind of ticked off that my friend upset Monty. 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. You’ll receive one email per day and a list of links to the articles written in the past 24 hours. Pictures, videos, articles and questions featuring and about cats. 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. You can find out more in our privacy policy. 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. 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. 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. and that’s play aggression. 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. “Unprovoked” means without prompting or motivation. He wanted you to be active with him. 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’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. The little girl sustained significant injuries and died not long after arriving at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. First she came out of nowhere and wrapped herself around my 10month old granddaughter;s head. It all comes back to us ultimately. I agree but it is not quite unprovoked. Marc I love your honesty and your passionate defence and understanding of cats. When we go over to visit (like over holidays), Dad keeps getting attacked. Fortunately the baby didn't get as hurt as she could have. However, fearful or aggressive dogs pose an enormous risk to a child's safety. I learned not to come between Monty and prey. (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. Having said that, I think there are rare cases of really crazy kitties. Your touch can actually trigger a fight. Suddenly, the Triantafilo family's cat, Tara, streaks across the driveway, … tig is a very social cat he is nice to everyone but me. FYI: copper kills coronavirus. Odd that. I don’t believe any cat attacks without being provoked or terrified or hurt and naturally he then retaliates. There is always a good reason why a domestic cat will attack defensively, which is what this is. Barbara, it does matter why the cat does it. A pet cat is wreaking havoc on a community by targeting and attacking dogs. This news could be adverse alternatively open new doors for you. Homemade ones are just as good. To say that a cat should be killed without knowing the facts is irresponsible in my opinion. 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. Have you seen evidence? She should keep a tease to hand. 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