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How can I stop kitten from attacking the dogs?

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Besom Sun 21-Jul-19 08:21:29

My dogs have been very good with the new baby cat. We previously had a cat so they are used to them but previous cat was a very different personality. The old gent mainly ignores him and the younger girl seems to want to mother him. They have been sleeping together and she tries to clean him.The kitten is a bit of a nut job however and in his livlier moments he is stalking them and pouncing on them. My old greyhound just looks a bit surprised when he does this and I dont think the kitten is daft enough to push it with him anyway. It is the younger dog he is more persistant with and she is more bothered when he does it. Both dogs can be muzzled and we are closely supervising interactions. Should I just let them tell him off?

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Fluffycloudland77 Sun 21-Jul-19 21:02:05

How old is the kitten?

Besom Mon 22-Jul-19 06:42:01

10 weeks.

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Yogagirl123 Mon 22-Jul-19 07:01:24

Usual kitten behaviour, stalking and pouncing etc.

It sounds like you are doing the right things, whilst the kitten settles and the natural pecking order is established.

My cats were the boss in our house, and our dog adored them!

OrangeJustice Mon 22-Jul-19 07:18:28

What you need to do is a) put some pictures of the kitten on this thread and b) video said kitten attacking the dogs and post it on YouTube with a link here for us to watch it.

Chop chop.

PolarBearOnARaft Mon 22-Jul-19 07:25:58

Do be careful around food and if the dog is having a tetchy day till the cat gets bigger and calms down. Also play with the kitten yourself to tire him out. We had two kittens who just played with each other all day.

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