Is it normal for dogs to attack cats? When an otherwise friendly backyard dog attacks cats who enter their yards, predatory aggression is typically assumed. This type of attack is wholly within the normal context of a predator-prey relationship. Sad as this may be for the cat’s human family, this kind of behavior is considered natural and normal.
What do I do if my dog keeps attacking my cat? If he tries to lunge or chase your cat, tell him “no” and put him in a room by himself for a few minutes. As soon as you notice your dog fixating on your cat, redirect his attention immediately. Tell him to come or leave it. When he turns and obeys you, praise him and give him treats.
What causes dogs to attack cats? All dogs have a natural instinct to hunt prey. If your dog chases balls and shakes toys, that’s a sign of that instinct. They might kill a cat because they got carried away by that instinct or were protecting their food or territory, not because they are evil.
How is Buddy the cat today? Now he’s helping ensure other Philly animals survive. The Frankford “community cat” has recovered and found a new home — while still receiving donations from animal lovers around the world. Things looked bleak for Buddy. The Philly street cat was the victim of a brutal attack a month ago.