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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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sudden aggressive behavior

somethin odd happened the other night and i dunno if i shud be worried but im the type of person that needs an answer so im hoping for some thoughts/help. my cat is female, spayed, 5yrs old & been with me since a couple months old, domestic shorthair and is currently the only animal in my household...its been over a year and a half since we had another cat, she definately seems to prefer being the only cat.

i was about to get in the shower & hit the corner of the countertop and ripped my knee open, as im cussing and hollering my cat runs in and starts attacking my feets, ankles & calves! i kept pulling her off of me but she was relentless, i shut the bathroom door she busted through it, still attacking my feet. i got in the shower & she sat in the bathroom howling at me. she stopped the howling but sat and waited for me to get out of the shower then paced around the apartment for awhile but didnt attack anymore.
the night before she also attacked my arm for no reason...very agggressively leaving scratches and bruises. now she has at random times bitten me or played rough but never so bad to leave bruises or bleeding like she did. its been 2 days since the shower attack and she did attack once more last night, my foot while i was laying on the couch but just one good bite and she stopped.
i have no idea what is going on suddenly to make her act this way. the shower incident was really crazy and concerning. however, she does seem pretty normal since then..shes eating and playing and grooming like normal. im perplexed...any thoughts?
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Sounds like misdirected aggression. Since its happened more than once, I would recommend a vet visit and bloodwork to be sure something isnt going on and causing her pain, which causes her to lash out. Are loud noises a trigger? Can you think of anything that happened just before each incident? A loud noise, etc?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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she has never been a jumpy cat or scared of loud noises. however, before the shower incident my neighbors were having a terrible arguement in the breezeway...screaming, throwing and breaking things, etc, out in the breezeway where any noise if magified. but the other incidents day before and after, nothing out of the ordinary happened.
now that a few days have gone by she seems perfectly normal again. maybe she was reacting to the fight in the breezeway and then my yelling at hitting my knee...im not sure. thank you very much for the reply that was something i hadnt thought of.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 12:42 PM
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Definitely time for a vet check. Very strange behavior!! I started to say the smell of blood may have set her off, but if she attacked for no reason after that or before, that could not have been it. Are there any new strange cats walking by? Any new scents going on like new deodorant or hairspray or air freshener? Just shooting in the dark here. I'd get her checked out if it happens again, just in case. May be neurological.

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Oh no, that doesn't sound good! Are you sure she's not just playing rough? She could've heard your scream as a cry to play or something like that. My cat does that, if I make loud noises she will play agressively. Either way, I hope your cat gets better!


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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its been over a week now and we havent had any other incidents so im hoping it wasnt anything serious. i really do think maybe it had to do with our neighbors fighting so loudly and then my yelling may have set her off. she seems fine now but its been on our "to do list" to get her bloodwork done. as soon as i can afford it we will have it checked out. thank you all so much for the replies!!
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AHH! You didn't mention the neighbors fighting loudly in your original post, so poor kitty was not set off for "no reason"!

The stress level felt by you must have been through the roof, and combine that with your yelling and busting your knee, and the poor thing just had too much to take! Cats are very in tune to our emotions!!

Get some Feliway plugins and plug them in to the wall where the neighbors are fighting, maybe the fumes will penetrate the walls and every one will be calmer!!! That will certainly help kitty through the stressful yelling of everyone!

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