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Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, known as The Cat Coach, is an internationally recognized cat behaviorist, offering both on-site and telephone consultation sessions. Author of Naughty No More!, Marilyn helps resolve cat behavior issues using a combination of positive methods which include behavior modification, training, management, and education. One of her goals is to educate people about cats and cat behavior in order to prevent cats from being surrendered to shelters and euthanized because of resolvable behavior challenges.
There was a story in the news about an enraged 22-pound Himalayan cat who went on a rampage and forced a family (including their dog) to retreat into a bedroom until police came. Are Himalayans prone to that kind of behavior? How could the situation have been handled differently?
This is not a breed-specific behavior. From what I understand, the infant pulled Luxs tail and the cat responded by scratching the child. The fathers reaction of kicking the cat further escalated the behavior.
The first step is to keep this type of situation from occurring. Although it can be difficult, infants need to be closely supervised when they are around animals. Little ones should be...
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