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What a pain! We have three cats one who is long haired. He doesn’t like to get brushed so when he begins to get some knots we give him a shaving. Navah, who is 7 months old, has never seen him shaved nor has she ever had a prey drive with the cats.

We got Bugsy (my cat) shaved yesterday and ever since then she’s had this extreme prey drive. She is obsessing over the cats, chasing them, trying to stomp on them. Its so annoying because we are back to square one when we first got her and didn’t trust her with her being leashed to me 24/7 unless she’s crated, baby gated in rooms, or she’s in her playpen.

Even when she is confined she freaks out when she sees a cat (we have three in a smallish house so she sees one all the time) she will start crying and yelping smashing into whatever is keeping her in.

Has anyone ever had this? She never had a prey drive bone in her body, now after this shave she’s has a major prey drive… So it’s back to the beginning which is so annoying. I just need to know if anyone knows will this go away? Just a faze because Bugsy is smelling weird?
 

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I have a similar problem with Lakota, 10 months old, very strong prey drive. She always has shown it birds, squirrels and her all time favorite is deer. One of my cats, Misty is skittish. Lakota continually bows to play with her, but Misty don't play. The problem starts when Misty jumps up on the back of the couch or chair, Lakota follows in hot pursuit. Then she gets fixated on Misty and it's really difficult to distract her. I'll never trust her with the cats alone.
 

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I was fortunate enough to have a very mean kitty when Storm and her sister were pups. One encounter with him was all it took.
 

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i have 3 cats of my own and a 5 month old GSD female. She has a very strong prey drive and loves to play with the cats (but they don't like to play with her). They are all Himalayan and the mother cat doesn't like to mess around, so my GSD doesn't bother with her too much. But the other two is a different story; they just try and get away, but usually don't make it and find themselves wrapped up in the jaws of Echo. She hasn't hurt them yet, but i do worry about their safety as they get older
 
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