I have a three year old manx female cat that we got when she was 6 weeks old. She came from a not so good situation. There was only one man caring for several cats and their kittens and he was in a wheelchair which made it very difficult for him. So, they did not get very much attention and he was ready to find homes for them because of his situation. She hissed at us when we went to see her for the first time. She would also bite whenever whomever was holding her whenever she got frightened. When we brought her to the veterinarian the first time at 8 weeks, she scratched her so bad that the vet was bleeding. Well, she was then labeled aggressive by the vet and we were advised to have her see a behavior specialist. I have had cats all my life and decided to work with her and she responded well except she does not do well with strangers or kids. She has gotten to be very affectionate with my daughter and myself. We can hold her and pet her and she will rarely bite or show any aggression toward us. But, my husband is another matter. Unfortunately, he loves cats and wants her to like him, but she will bite him if he picks her up, tries to pet her or anything. It is so hard because she is so sweet to my daughter and me, but not him. Do you think this is a problem from when she was a kitten or is this a dominance thing? Any suggestions on how to get her to like him?
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12/13/07 at 8:43pm