It's quite a scary thing to witness your normally quiet and very affectionate dog spot a cat and completely lose his mind. I know that he needs training (which he's had none). Even if they have been together since birth. I'm having a difficult time dealing with this and showing love to Maggy, she's getting depressed along with Rocky, this just happened 3 days ago. She has never had puppies but would let the kittens suckle on her and she would develop milk. It depends on the dog. It will next month be 1 year since my next door neighbour's Staghound X Greyhound jumped our over 5 feet tall fence into our back yard where our cat was minding her own business and he attacked her - I got to her in probably 10-15 seconds & got the dog off her but in that very short time he'd done enough damage to her internally (even though she was intact & only had a few small injuries on the outside) that she went into shock and died 10-15 minutes later on the way to the vet. My dog and the shepard are best buddies. Later, two minutes i think, it slightly moved its leg. But I had to keep reminding myself that they are not people. In general, bites can easily become infected especially if there is a puncture, and if large, may require stitches. Does this mean my dog may decide to now also kill other dogs and other animals? If your dog really does I don't know what to do. The cat she got was the social butterfly who’s always out and about. Why would the dog kill her not understandable for me!!! You thought he wouldn't hurt a fly, but as he drools, frothing saliva down the window pane, you may have realized your dog has decided to display some seriously fierce traits he'd previously been hiding. I don't think you understood Lily's comment regarding your article. If your dog kills your cat it needs to be put down or re-homed in a place with no other pets immidiately. Most likely the shepherd can tell a dog apart from a cat, but there's always that bit of risk or predatory drift. I want these dogs euthanized due to the fact that they are agressive towards anyone and that i have been bit and had blood drawn many times. He didn't pull through. A murder is something done with the intent to harm. It is a different breed a labradoodle. In some dogs, prey drive is very strong and some dog breeds have even been selectively bred to kill small furry animals. Do I get rid of him now while he's still pup? I am horrified. Now I'm afraid that he may do it again and given that there are still many cats outside unsupervised I don't know what to do. Question: My cat was on my fence and fell and my dog killed it in front of my eyes, will he kill my other cats? Certain dog breeds that were bred to chase down smaller prey, like terriers, or coursing dogs like Greyhounds, may instinctively go after cats. They went somewhere they didn't belong, they killed someone's pet. I love him but when i look in his eyes, it hurts. You should try a presentation between your dog and a cat that you know well and which you know is accustomed to dogs. They come back fast and we never had a problem with them until now. Any advice? Here are just a few possibilities: your dog had pain somewhere and redirected by lashing towards the cat, the cat went close to your dog's resource, maybe your cat had some sort of seizure you weren't aware of, your cat smelled different from being at the vet or someplace else, they were playing and your dog got too rough, your dog has been stressed lately, he wasn't trustable near cats in the first place and he learned not to attack in your presence but the moment you moved away he attacked, the cat entered the dog's territory, the dog is protective of you or a family member, the cat did something that triggered the dog's prey drive. This fate will never happen to my cat because he stays in a room completely separate and with no access to the dog and never will be around him unless he is in a cage. grow up. We will take a closer look at some potential causes and tips on how to deal with the situation to prevent this from happening again. Coyotes will attack household pets, but the numbers are difficult to pin down because it's hard to prove a … Dogs are more effective and better able to deal with rats. The instinct to chase and kill fleeing animals stems from the dog's past. I don't know if she's going to make any changes. Sometimes dog owners are so distraught by the whole experience, they feel like they own a monster and even consider giving up their dog or, in some severe cases, even putting him down. Funny thing, no coyote has come within a mile of my property since I put up my new scarecoyote. I notice that the article is heavy directed towards dog owners, but do you have any tips for cat owners that have been traumatised by such an event as there is little support over the web that isn't a cats vs dog attitude? firstname.lastname@example.org on August 14, 2018: I am so glad I found this article. Reminds me of my dog who has never attacked our chickens or baby chicks, but one day a bird had entered our home and in a panic flew right down the chandelier and my dog lunged up to catch it with his mouth instantenously killing the bird. She was asleep. There are several things you can do though to reduce the chances of problems, monitoring closely, having an emergency plan such as keeping a bottle of Spray Shield handy should ever a fight ensue, training both dogs to respond to a positive interrupter when play gets too rough etc. Over time my dog would shy away from interacting with the cat, even passing by in a hallway my dog would stop until the cat himself moved. :(I put a basket muzzle on her when ever I took her out to the barn with me, so she couldn't get a cat in her mouth and kill them. The "chase" is the major aspect of my dogs playing. How many of the murderous dogs reported in the comments are pit bulls? Is this considered dissecting or is this a disturbed dog? Shoot them, or 2. Did your dog chase the cat? I know dogs are not demonic and it is ridiculous to think so, but I really don't want any cats or other small animals in danger of being killed. Antibiotics may be needed to prevent an abscess. I can't quite look at my dog the same now. The owner has been letting him be offleash everytime he is outside. 3. I'm not sure about the laws in your state but in my home state, owners have to put up signs that they have an aggressive animal and sometimes have to double fence their yards. We did put our dog down as well which is double the pain. I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure the owners AND the dogs have some consequences. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on January 26, 2017: JBeaudoin, I am so sorry for your loss. My granddaughter's cat had kittens and my poodle killed them. Our dog is a two year old, un-spayed female, and is a mix of three herding breeds (Corgie, Border Collie, and Blue Heeler). There may be many different causes for this behavior. It always killed multiple cats but this cat was the one it was raised with. My 1.5 year old female golden retriever/Yellow lab mix killed our beloved male indoor cat "Oscar" who was 4 years old. Never saw or heard it coming. Recently the dog killed my cat. Labeling behaviors doesn't help find the solution to the problem and it's not productive. I know it was not the dogs fault. This morning I witnessed the most horrible site ever. My loyal and bravehearted cat was killed by neighbors dog. Enter my girlfriend, who has two cats of her own. I want the dog euthanized. During all this, my older cat was getting weaker in declining health with a thyroid issue that really depleted his fat and muscle mass over the past year and a half and hadn't attacked my dog in the past few months as in the past - seems he became more tolerant, more trusting of the dog or lacked the energy - or a combination of the three. The dog crushed her leg so badly we had to do the best decision and put her down.. it was a devestating day.miss her terribly. I am very sorry for your loss if the cats were yours. Thank you for the article. My brother came over and we rushed Leroy to the vet he was laterally recumbent with superficial scrapes on the head with superficial pain. Suddenly, i chased the dog away and it dropped the kitten. I’ve been telling her no and it has been working. Shes been sround them for nearly two years includining newborn kittens this age. The dog was taken away from us. It's quite comical. So sorry for you loss. Legal actions is to happen so. So when we feel like our dogs are being cruel for killing an animal, we are engaging in anthropomorphism, attributing them moral values dogs don't have. I have a fox terrier chihuahua mix and he is the sweetest dog ever. Chances are, he knows your cats well enough and has accepted them for a long time, that it would never come into his mind to harm them. If your dog reacts aggressively with cats you should take steps to ensure the dog sees cats in a more friendly manner. This cat I raised and was a very good and well trained cat. Please do not be upset by it. The vet asked if the dog was 60 ish pounds that was in the house, which is my daughters. In a way,, they do these aggressive attacks for "Sport". We are talking instincts, highly related to survival and years of selective breeding, which is different from the deliberate killing humans do. Call it pack protection mode if you like. I trying to work out what one it was,, my wee dog off 2 years or my big dog off 7 years. I am devastated i understand my dog is not to blame as she was following her instincts. Do dogs and cats kill chickens? (This happend about two months ago. The Alaskan malamute is a beautiful sled dog who, unfortunately, also has a strong prey drive and could easily perceive your cat as his next victim. Many dogs will chase unknown cats if they are in their yards. I would feel hesitant to let your cats in the yard (if they are allowed to) for a while, just because this episode is so "fresh." © 2020 Wag Labs, Inc. All rights reserved. They see them as prey. Hunting and killing was a way of life in a dog's evolutionary past. In households with multiple dogs, it could happen that one dog is playing and other dogs join in and then predatory instinct may kick in in one dog. However, we never know what may go into an animal's mind at every given moment. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on February 19, 2020: John, the idea of putting a dog down for killing a cat is simply absurd. i am struggling to forgive her and know it will take time to move past this. We have a very large fenced yard. It's hardwired into their blood and their genes to physically attack,, maul,,, chew up,, and kill, ANY living organism that appears to be WEAKER than they are,, (which is also,,, moving at the time). any way you can keep them separated when you are away? This never escalated. I feel like i should rehome them all. I love my dog and I was upset, I really did love the kitten a lot. The kitten is okay aside from a bald spot and hurt feelings but I'm terrified to keep my kitten now. The look on his face right after the fact was "oops.'. We had done so in the past with no issues. Well tonight my kitten instigated playtime and my dog got down in the floor and played with him gently. Many cats and dogs will be the first to take the bait. heeling on leash, versus chasing). Thanks! We have 2 cats and always have kids in our house and my mother seems to think that since the dog attacked her shes now traumatized and will attack anything or anyone if she feels uncomfortable and wants the dog put down. Jesus Christ, would you leave your toddler with a known child molester? I hope your neighbor can erect some barrier to prevent the cats from entering your yard. You are not alone. Cat owners love their cats as much as dog owners love their dogs. I ran to the bedroom and saw my cat lying lifeless on the ground. The dogs and the sharks are not (flagrantly) criminal minded or deliberately sadistic. The whippet may not seem like it, but the unusual breed is one of the fastest dogs in the world who can run up to 35mph. When a dog is engaging in predatory behavior, the behavior stems from the same areas of the brain where the "seeking circuits" come from. 2.1 Tomcats are behaviorally like lions; 3 Why do cats (male/female) Eat their Kittens? I kept them separate for a few days thinking it was play that got out of hand. Each autumn and winter, there is a concerning rise of dog and cat poisonings due to rat and mouse poisons (rodenticides) that are seen in veterinary hospitals and animal ERs throughout the world. Others, they are rough and don't realize the impact of their teeth. Out of the blue about a year ago, after the small dog began chasing the house cats, the large dogs began a relentless pursue of the cats. There wasnt anything loud enought to wake me, even when she was less then a foot away. The rescue, for the record, noted he was good with cats 3 x in the dog's bio. Does he have a long history of getting along with them? When you must leave the house, keep cats in one room, dogs in the other. Any other time in the house she is fine with the cats and ignore them or anything even lay on couch or bed with them, but the cats can’t be around me or she gets mean. But that was it. He got our kitten, Lilly and did the same thing to her. All that we can do is be proactive and take these episodes as learning lessons to prevent future accidents from happening. Start doing two or three meals a day where you lock each of them in their own room with their own food. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on September 14, 2019: Susi, so sorry you are in such a situation. I allowed them to share space again and everything was ok for 2 days then yesterday it happened again. Thank you for this piece. I don't know what to do. They are doing what they are naturally bredded to do. But there are also stories of dogs and cats living together for many years and then one day, out of the blue, something goes wrong. I mean, I expect it with dogs with a higher prey drive, like terriers, but a lab? Because cats are smaller than most dogs, there is a tendency for dogs to see cats as prey. However, believe it or not, new mom-cats WILL do this to their litter, as awful as it is, under certain circumstances. Like I said, you wouldn’t put down your cat for bringing in a bird would you? However, there were some instances where the cats would swipe at my dog if he walked by, and if they lunged at him, a fight would break out. Within the past year, my dog has begun to attack just as they walk by him. Prey drive is much different from aggression. So why is she trying to kill my kitten? But she was gone. Unprovoked, she was bitten on the face (requiring an ER visit & stitches). A dog who is acting out of instinct doesn't have an intentional intent to harm. But this is too much. 1 hour. My son found our cat out in a field near our home being eaten by vultures. Dog is insured so should be covered for vet costs for cat. My dog loves chasing squirrels in the back yard. Hugs. My chihuahua pecked at my kitten and it died why would she do that? I could barely understand what they were trying to convey because of their very poor grammar. If your cat was healthy and not so frail, he would have probably survived this squabble. Play Styles. You spot them really. I had 4 rabbits, as well as 2 outside cats. I feel so guilty and awful and so mad at the dog that I just wish I had some answers! Please advise. I don't have a lot last enough home to keep them away from each other permanently. I hope so. We had never had a problem prior to this and it was a complete shock to all of us. It could be your dog acted up on instinct, trying to catch the cat from the fall and not knowing it was your cat. Answer: Dogs are some of the most indiscriminate eaters. Really shocked at the mo and prob not thinking straight. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on November 27, 2017: Person here 2day, yes there are many things dog owners can do to protect their kitties. but her injuries and advanced age (15 years old) she had to be put down. Why defend dogs? My neighbor’s dogs killed my beautiful cat on our yard. I walked in and the two dogs were panting and running at first I thought someone was in my home, then I saw Rocky shivering on the sofa. Too many dogs are able to keep their ‘nature’ under control and it’s not fair that they live while all of these cats die. I tried holding them down while the cat ran for it but they broke loose anyways. Cats can and will fight back. A Siberian husky can be the perfect pet, friendly towards people and other dogs and then kill a baby rabbit in the yard. Use Dogs To Kill Rats. However, may refrain from indiscriminately killing animals we view as "higher". I will encourage her to read your article. It's been a rough time trying to recover from the event, and I'm having a hard time dealing with the dog right now. This article does not a substitute for hands-on professional behavior advice. If anyone has had a similar experience or any ideas on how to stop this behaviour from repeating please help. How naive can you people be? Thanks. The problem is that as humans, we often tend to attribute human traits to dogs, something known as anthropomorphism. What do I do? Cats and dogs are by no means natural enemies, but there are a few behavioral differences that can set them at odds. Baby gates with a cat door opening at the bottom work great. What Is Normal Play? We have this cat in the neighborhood that torments him and comes into our yard. Why would she have done this? Or at least i think she did. The lady who took care of my pets had to call me Friday morning and tell me that we had an awful storm the night before. Predatory drive follows a precise sequence that scientists call a "fixed action pattern." People who own one for protection purposes, should get themselves a gun instead (I am against guns, but the day I decide to get an animal for protection I'd rather get a gun instead). Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, behavior consultant, former veterinarian assistant, and author of Brain Training for Dogs. When the dog spots prey at a distance, the dog may fixate on the source with his gaze, ears kept upright, ready to capture the faintest sounds, body quivering and ready to spring into action. Brain research has shown that during a kill, the circuits responsible for rage are not activated and killing bites are far from the loud, screaming fights seen among two animals fighting. I know that he needs training (which he's had none). Adrienne Farricelli (author) on September 28, 2019: Lily, a dog killing a small animal doesn't necessarily mean the same dog would hurt a person, an infant or another dog. A dog in a yard or in the street, needs to be on a leash; so many attacks can be prevented if people listened to that. it goes, normal for a dog to try and kill a cat, it's really What's the deal? A dog might just get annoyed for whatever reason. So sorry this has happened. Its been several days now and I just cant seem to look at my dog the same way. I can’t believe how many people say they have put down a dog for killing a cat, I’m so shocked and disturbed by this and I’m a pretty open minded person. That dog broke out of the crate and we found another body. Apple Allen from Alabama on June 25, 2018: I read this because last week my dog, who was born in my house and grew up with my cats, grabbed one of the cats. My husband said I need to makeup with her. I read this article before my new, five year old chow rescue, attacked my cat and then severely bit the dog walker who heroically intervened. Fight in what ever court thingy i need for them to be euthanized, 4, use a taser on them to shock them to stop with a dog friendly taser. It's all predatory drive that sometimes starts as play and then doesn't go as we would like. But cats will be cats right..... No. Why is a dog a "murderer" for killing a cat, yet the cat isn't for killing a bird or mouse? Do cats kill chickens? When he spots that cat, he's already planning the chase and the pursuit, as far as he's concerned should have only one inevitable end which happens when he catches his prey and eats it. My fear is that the dog could attack or kill a child if the child touched his food or bothered him in any way.. is this a legitimate fear? It will give the rest of the family some time to decompress. Some dogs can develop an exaggerated dislike of felines. I'll come home to a dead cat. I don't want to get rid of either of them nor do I want to sentence Grace to a life in her crate other than dog park time. Does this mean he will attack kids because of the trauma of the dog bite? If your dog is chasing and killing animals and you are concerned about potential future harm, please seek the aid of a behavior professional for proper assessment and management options. I wanted to save him, I loved him so much. I had a German Shepherd Dog that liked to kill my barn cats. Why? We did training and whenever we leave the house, we always keep him in the crate. I don't know if she killed this kitten, or if it died another way, but she was eating it! According to dog trainer David D. Cardona, when hunting, dogs reach an emotional natural high as the neurochemical ‘dopamine’ ends up sending endorphins throughout the dog's body. Have you just watched your dog staring through the window at a cat stalking across the backyard and realized that if he got loose, he would quite possibly rip that poor kitty to shreds? My dog killed a stray cat that came into our yard and has done the same to other animals. However, other than rage, there may be other feelings going on. Following are some tips to recover from the loss and prevent future mishaps. Hi so my 8 almost 9 month old Pharaoh Hound/ Staffordshire Terrier mix got a bit jealous as we took in a 10 week old kitten. It's not your dogs fault he killed your cat, it's yours. Why do dogs try to kill cats? Would you put your cats down for killing birds or mice too? I freaked and smacked her which made her let go then immediately separated them by putting her in her crate and the kitten in my arms. I know that now my dog killed my cat from instincts, but can I still revive the 5 WEEK OLD kitten? Were the cat and dog playing? It’s wrong though to blame this breed for being vicious. Do you have any advice on how to have a dog and cat coexist peacefully in a household? As a cat lover, I would have felt devastated if my dogs ever hurt my precious kitties. If your dog has suffered injuries from a My older cat walked by and decided he wanted to come up on the couch too. I never thought my dog would do something so horrible!" They've developed a strong pack mentality the Alpha being my German Shepherd. I found the body. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Question: My dog killed a cat that was in my garden, it was barking at the cat and the cat was defending itself but hissing and going to scratch my dog. Of course, it gets harder when losses happen in such traumatic ways as dogs killing a cat. The vet said internal trauma could show up after 24 hours. My dog recently killed my rabbit i've had for a year now i rescued her 8 months ago and love her very much she is still a puppy and i understand she is playful and rough. This was an interesting article, and I will warn my neighbor again about her cat crossing into a yard where a pack lives. As mentioned, sometimes dogs attack seemingly without any provocation. they’ve considered getting rid of the dogs and they can’t even look at them, let alone spend any time around them. This would not have happened. If your dog started chasing after a fleeing cat and ended up fatally wounding the cat, you have to consider that this may be totally normal behavior. They were raised with them outdoors. Do I need to muzzle him if he's on a lead? All I can think of is putting oneself in the shoes of a mouse owner who has their pet mouse killed by a cat. Yesterday, after someone in the house left the kitchen door open (to the living room & the large dogs), her beloved Isis cat was killed by the "pack" of dogs. Even though the action is outrageously horrible,,, it is really NOT the dog's fault,, or the shark's fault!! Is it a normal part of her instinct to take care of her herd, or could it potentially lead to more aggressive behavior towards the cats? Instead, it's important to prevent rehearsal of these behaviors (keep dog in fenced area, prevent access to animals) and train alternate behaviors (eg. She failed. Filling a pet's water bowl with beer or wine isn't the only way a dog or cat can be exposed to alcohol. If I recently had an incident where my dog had injured my older very frail cat to the point where I had to put the cat down. While he may not mean to, a dog can easily kill a cat, and you may have to consider re-homing one of the animals, or keeping them separated permanently, if the behavior doesn't improve. Anthropomorphizing and placing human values on animals. I wished there were better options, but from what I am understanding there are chances this can repeat. In preying on a small animal, regardless of species, a dog will commonly run at the animal, grab it in its mouth, and give it a vigorous shake while biting hard. Chocolate contains theobromine — which is toxic to cats and dogs. Instinct is hardwired behavior that can be managed and some times, changed but never totally removed. There are many warnings in this and other articles about how the dogs may have come to this place in time. If you want to have a dog for fun, get a small one that wont kill anything other than flies. I personally would put the dog responsible down (they believe it was their jug dog as it’s part jack russell whom are aggressive in nature). I'm crushed and can't even look at her because I know she knew it was wrong. Problems have been minimal so far. something he's got to learn he just can't do. 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