(Southend on Sea)
Hi, My daughter's 8yr old JR bitch has always been a little snappy around her food, however, since having her cruciate ligament repaired, she has turned very nasty. She's always been over-excited when anyone knocks on the door but lately has bitten everyone who tries to put her on her bed when anyone visits. There are also 4 cats in the house - 2 of them there before the dog, One a Siamese was bought the same time as the JR & get on so well & sleep together. A year ago my daughter bought a Brown Oriental Male Cat (neutered) and about 2 months ago the JR has started attacking this little cat for no reason whatsoever, to the extent that during last week, my grandson of 23 had to physically prize the cat out of the dogs mouth, the dog actually had the cat's head in its mouth. She has bitten him so badly on the leg on another occasion. Its now so bad that she has only to see him in the room and goes crazy to get at him.
My daughter is taking the dog to see our Vet on Wednesday and is in a dreadful state over this because there is a possibility that the Vet will say "have her put down". Does my daughter rehome the cat or is there a possibility that the dog will start on the other cats. Any advice will be much appreciated.