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New Kitten Keeps Attacking My Dog

I have a dog; she is about 3 yrs old. She looks to be part German Shepherd and black Lab. My mom adopted a kitten and the kitten is about 6 months old. He kept attacking my mom whom is 73, so she asked me if I could take him and try to calm him down.

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Well I'm not doing a very good job, he is a hell raiser He keeps attacking my dog and he attacks us; he is just nuts. I thought my mom was exaggerating, but he is bad. I'm afraid that my dog is going to hurt him, but she just runs from him. He attacks her full force like a bat on something. He attaches to her and I feel so sorry for her, but she loves the cat or seems to. When she's eating the kitten gets right under her and starts eating along with her and when we try to discipline the cat telling him no and pointing our finger at him, she gets upset. I love the little guy, but he is really bad. My mom got him from the humane society and he is fixed. Any suggestions would be great!

By Lori Jo

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September 28, 20130 found this helpful

Is there any reason why you can't feed the two animals in separate rooms with door closed? Talk to your Veterinarian about the Cat's perilous conduct. Good luck.

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September 29, 20130 found this helpful

To start with I would learn to clip the kittens nails or get the nail caps that slip onto the nails. It sounds like you have a really active cat. Time of course will take care of a lot of that. I would look for things that will keep him busy and active. Cat trees are great and scratching posts. Toys are great especially the wand toys that they chase and tire themselves out. Maybe a cardboard box to hide in.

Watch out for strings... they tend to eat them. Kitties tend to quiet down a bit at around 8 months. Dogs are amazingly patient with silly kittens...they do seem to get it. Good luck to you.

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September 29, 20130 found this helpful

Just keep the kittens claws clipped and leave them to it! I had a German Shepherd and got a wild little fur ball of a kitten. They were best friends! My baby dog passed away at 12 years of age and my wild kitten is still my best friend at 19 years old! He's calmed down a lot! LOL!

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