A sweet loving cat found me and made friends. Climbed right up on my shoulder and nuzzled my face. About two weeks later I saw her again and now she was blind in one eye and had two holes in her side. I picked her up off the streets and took her to a vet and was told she would recover and she was pregnant. She had her kittens 8 weeks ago and now I am trying to introduce her and the kittens to the rest of the clan (one dog med. rescued also and one much older cat no claws few teeth.). I kept her secluded until she was better and then had the kittens, but now every time she sees the dog she prepares to strike. Any help would be appreciated. Oh the dog is so nondominent that she hesitates to go outside unless a human steps out first, and has not attempted to chase the cat at all.
sounds like my cat and dog at first. I just let them be and they worked it out, Just watch for claws, My cat does not like to use his so rocky was safe just a quick slap to the face and rocky would stop. Some cats do like claws and thats not good.
Let them get used to eachother and feel eachother maby hold the cat and pet her wile your dog is sniffing, After a wile the cat will learn the dog is no harm and the dog will learn what it can and cant do.
Now rocky and sagwa get along great rocky is always with the cat (when sagwa is in the house) they play together and sleep together and eat together. Just give it a bit of time and watch close. They should be able to work it out
I'm hoping someone can advise of what to do in my situation which is a bit similar, but different. We have 2 female cats ,one male cat and a dog. They have all gotten along perfectly with a couple exceptions. The one female who is very lovable and fat, likes to mess a little bit with our tiny little cat (age 4) who can be a bit of snot- i think possibly because her vision isn't that great. It seems she doesn't notice something coming towards her quick enough so it results in freaking her out at the last second. It's never gotten out of hand- mostly just a little chase here and there at night, which sometimes results in the little one making the low growl sound afterwards.
Our dog is a very playful West Highland Terrior and loves playing with the fat cat and the male cat. But, when he comes up to play around with the little one she usually gets a bit pissed and sort of swats at him. Which results in him sort of running away for a second and then running up on her for a second. Never actually touching her- just kind playing "dodge the swat" in a playful sense.
Finally for my point: a couple of weeks ago out of the corner of my eye i saw the little cat and dog routine starting again and thought nothing of it until I noticed that the little cat decided to actually start a serious and steady walk towards the dog who was running around stupidly again. The dog ran underneath my desk where I was sitting and the cat kept walking towards him directly underneath me and starting attacking him!! I grabbed her off of him through pure reaction and tossed her aside about 3 feet, then picked up the dog who was then pissed as well. The next thing I knew the cat was puffed in this huge fur ball and ran towards me, climbed my legs and starting attacking me trying to get towards the dog!!! I hate to sound like a pussy- but I can't believe how scared I was of our cutest little animal! I tried shaking her off of me and called for my girlfriend to help. She ran in and the cat attacked her legs as well. I pushed the dog out of the room and closed the door leaving only my girlfriend, the cat and me in the room. She was puffy and making all kinds of sounds and swatting at the door knowing he was outside of it. We spent about 10 minutes talking nice and calming her to which she eventually calmed down. However she hasn't necessarily returned to normal yet.
A couple things I believe to be my fault- and yes I will say it first "I'm an idiot"!! I realized that same night after trying to figure it out- that I hadn't changed the kitty litter boxes in a bit longer than I normally do. I decided to change them immediately. She followed me as I took the lid off and moved some litter around- and immediately took a very long piss, then crapped! I've done some reading and already understand how this must have affected her. After that didn't 100% make it better I figured it was time to stop being "too busy" to take her to get spayed- which again I know "dumb". She was in heat as she has been in and out of for a long time, but I took her last week to be spayed. She's pretty much fully recovered with some stitches that have to come out. However, this is where my question is resides: She has still made attempts at chasing after the dog, making evil sounds and puffing up at him the second she even senses his presence in a room!!!! I've recently tried the water bottle thing, which does work somewhat, but almost like a serial killer in a movie- she runs for a second and then comes marching back towards him!
We're keeping them seperated right now and allowing one to roam around while the other is in a room then vice versa. We can't do this forever- HELP! WHAT DO I DO NOW??