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Attacked by Stud

post #1 of 13
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I'm not sure if this is the right place so please feel free to move it if it's wrong. As many of you know I just bought another stud about 2 weeks ago, We'll today was grooming day & I got Toby (stud) bathed and was sitting in the floor with him & he was head butting & purring like crazy..But next thing I knew he had his teeth in my throat a set of claws in my ear & the other in my eye, When trying to get him off he would just keep biting my throat. Long story short, I had to have 5 stitches underneath my upper eyelid 7 stitches to re-attach my earlobe. And I was wondering if anyone here ever had this experience with a stud cat? Or maybe any suggestions as to why? And I'm not sure what to do with him? I have a friend who wants him & knows what he's done But i'm not sure how I feel about him possibly doing this kind of thing again? She said she knows & still wants to foster him for me.I am terrified now to be around him. It just breaks my heart, But I have 4 children so he cannot stay here around them & I don't want him living the rest of his life in a cage. Please advise...Thanks & sorry it's so long....Here are a few pictures.



post #2 of 13
Yikes, that sounds awful! What does his previous owner say about it...has he been aggressive before?!? It seems like he should be neutered. Maybe it will decrease his aggression, and I don't think you want that temperament passed on!

Hope you are healing well!
post #3 of 13
I am so sorry for you, I know how excited you were to have this stud . And it must be aweful to be afraid if he will do it again or your children. How much do you know of his back ground, mabey his breeder parted with him because of agression issues? Either way it's a terrible thing, I hope your "battle scars" heal quickly. Does your friend breed or just want him for a pet? If she wants him as a pet and has no children, mabey she could neuter him and that may help with it? I was reading a post on giving pills earlier, and some one had to give paxil(?) or some thing for aggrasive spells it had, so if he was fixed and on meds away from other children and cats, mabey your friend would be a place to concider for him to retire and live his life out, I know you wanted him for a stud, mabey breed him with your cats once first, but if this is some thing hereditary, or some thing, you may not want him to sire any kittens that may develope into aggressive cats, hard situation. but you want to make sure he isn't around kids incase it happens again. This is just a thought I had, it may not be ideal for you or any thing, but I figured I would suggest it any way. I hope your decision comes quickly and easy and every thing works out for every one and Toby too.
post #4 of 13
Goodness! I hope they also gave you a tetanus shot. I would get this male neutered immediately, and that may not even help if he already driven by such aggression.
post #5 of 13
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I talked to his owner when I got home & she said he had done this to her but only on her arm trying to breed her & I'm not sure if it has anything to do with it But she seemed to think so, She was having her monthly & she seems to think that he sensed it and that it overstimulated him, Not to get overly personal but I am in that cycle of the month as well now, My friend only wants him as a pet But said she would get him fixed after He was bred to my girls, I also worry about it being passed on so I have an e-mail of phone numbers of his past kitten owners, I plan to call & research this tommorrow. I really had high hopes for Toby. There only a few cats that I have had to have for my program & he was on top. I just feel horrible for him, I want to give him a wonderful future as well, I think I may let my girlfriend try him, she only has 1 old english bulldog & 17 & 18 year old boys so I think that would be ideal, Since caging is out of the question. The hospital called animal control & they advised me to put him down, And that is not happening, For all I know I triggered this in some way. Thanks for your suggestions, I will keep you updated on this big guy, Dawnde
post #6 of 13
I am not sure I could say anything more that Celestial already has. I have never dealt with that with Berlioz or our new stud Ti.
I would probably alter and if your friends wants to see if they can help him, I would have full blood work done on him to rule out any health problems.
If he hasn't had previous aggression problems, maybe it was because he is still new to the household, and not quite ready for the heavy stimulation of bathing day and grooming.
I would have your friend use feliway and rescue remedy to use to help him relax when going into a new home.
Since he should have past offspring out there, you could call the families of past kittens and speak to them about the temperament, if that would be okay with the breeder, at least maybe then you could rule out if this is something new or possibly a huge problem.
I wish I could give you helpful advice. I hope your wounds heal quickly.
((HUGS))
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by hissy
Goodness! I hope they also gave you a tetanus shot. I would get this male neutered immediately, and that may not even help if he already driven by such aggression.
Yes, that was the 1st thing they did, It was a horrible ordeal. But I can't help feeling sorry for Toby, He was pretty shaken up as well. I believe I will have him neutered & give him to my friend on a pet contract, Since she is fully aware of his capabilities & can see beyond them. I will keep this updated. Thanks again, Dawnde
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by FamilytimeRags
I am not sure I could say anything more that Celestial already has. I have never dealt with that with Berlioz or our new stud Ti.
I would probably alter and if your friends wants to see if they can help him, I would have full blood work done on him to rule out any health problems.
If he hasn't had previous aggression problems, maybe it was because he is still new to the household, and not quite ready for the heavy stimulation of bathing day and grooming.
I would have your friend use feliway and rescue remedy to use to help him relax when going into a new home.
Since he should have past offspring out there, you could call the families of past kittens and speak to them about the temperament, if that would be okay with the breeder, at least maybe then you could rule out if this is something new or possibly a huge problem.
I wish I could give you helpful advice. I hope your wounds heal quickly.
((HUGS))
Yes I think it was overstimulation, I am taking him to the vet monday morning, Thanks for your advice on the feliway, Great idea. I also have never had any of my studs & I have 4 including him show any aggression, They don't even spray, So this was very traumatic. I think he may already have a few litters on the way here, He was just allowed out of quarentine sp? A week ago after his vet appt for testing, We didn't have a full blood panel run so we will get that done monday.My poor husband has been checking on him because I am scared to death of him now, I feel so bad about the whole thing, I don't want to see him bounced around. Thanks again for all your support, Dawnde
post #9 of 13
ohh that looks terrible i hope you heal soon

if he does over react with a womans monthly cycle how about rehoming him with a single male?

just a thought
post #10 of 13
that is just awful..i hope your recovery is very fast. those wounds look really bad. i hope that you find a great home for toby. get well!
post #11 of 13
Goodness me that is awful. I'm so glad you are not having him PTS though, or caged. You are doing the right thing researching his back ground. I wonder why he did this to you.
to you.
post #12 of 13
It's been a few days now, how are you feeling? Have you run the blood work for him? are you feeling better around him yet, or are you still too nervious to be around him? Have you done any research with offspring owners, how is that going? I know im asking a lot of questions, and it's going to take you time to get this all sorted out to make the situation better for every one involved, and get things in order, but I am concerned for you and toby as well. I hope every thing goes smooth when you do figure out how your going to do things. I know it is easier to have him destryed and alot of people would, but i'm glad you taking the time to find him a new home and find a reason instead of just doing the easiest thing and putting him to sleep Good luck and get well, you too tobey!
post #13 of 13
Oh my! That is awful-how are you doing now? And what have ya decided? Hope you heal quickly, and he quits with the nasty behavior. {{{HUGS}}}
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