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My mother has a male cat (non neutered or declawed).
She also has a 10 year old male minpin.
Recently, the male cat has been attacking her min pin.
My mom was making the dog growl (they play like that) and the cat attacked.
It's gotten to the point that my dad has broken a table and threw a couch to seperate
the cat from their dog, all while using one hand (as his other one is broken).
My 16 month old daughter goes over their house and my mother is afraid that
the cat will attack her, the baby, my dad or seriously hurt their dog.
What can I do? We dont want the cat to be put asleep, but it needs to go to a new home with no kids or dogs.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:47 PM on Apr. 24, 2009 in Pets

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Answers (4)
  • hmmm....I would find a no kill shelter to take it to...they will find it a good home
    give them the specifics (no other pets, no children, etc.) that is what I would personally do
    I am very sorry that you have to make that touch decision

    Answer by CarieP at 6:50 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Did she just get the cat? If so, it may settle down when the animals get used to each other. Maybe she could try keeping the cat in a crate for a few days to acclimate it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • Get the cat fixed! Un-neutered male cats have a higher chance of prostate cancer and kidney problems, are higher risk for escaping the house and running away (to spread their seed) and are generally more aggressive.
    Don't de-claw the poor thing; if he did get out, what would he defend himself with???

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 6:51 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

  • No, the cat has been raised with the dog since it was a kitten (5 weeks old).

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Apr. 24, 2009