I posted recently because I am having some difficulty introducing new cats to my resident cat. Even with behind the gate interactions, she tries reaching through to smack the other cat.
She has always been physically aggressive with my 13 year old dog, who is COMPLETELY passive and does nothing more than walk past her. Sometimes she just bops him but other times it's more vicious with claws. He never defends himself. She does this a lot when she wants food. The problem is that she ALWAYS wants food. Even though she gets plenty of play time and eats regularly (she's actually slightly overweight), she is fixated on food. However, she will attack him at other times as well.
I've been told to use a spray bottle. I have been very reluctant to do that but I'm beginning to think I may have no alternative.
How do you get a cat to stop attacking other animals?