Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
It seems strange that your cat started to stalk, and never done it before. Has your dog been sick? Animals can sense when another animal is weak or sick especially if it is old, and often this results in it being attacked by another dog or animal. If the relationship with the dogs and cats before has been good, then that could be a reason. Have you been spending more one on one time with the dog, fussing over it, paying more attention to it than the cats? Jealousy can also be a reason for attacks. You may need to spend more time with the cats, playing with them. If you haven't already done so, suggest a visit to the vet to have the dog checked out that it's OK. In the meantime, since these attacks are terrifying your dog to the point that it is hiding and trembling, do not leave your dog alone with the cats when you go to work. Separate the dog from them in another room.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."