My Cat Is Aggressive Towards My BoyfriendMy cat is my first pet. I've had her for about 12 years. In the whole time I've had her she has never disliked anyone as much as she has my boyfriend.
She hisses at him, if she's in the house and he comes home from work she'll hide from him, or she'll run to me and sit in my lap with her tail tucked tightly between her legs, if she's sunbathing in the garden and he calls her she'll run away from him and won't come home until later on in the day. Then yesterday she attacked him and now he wants her out the house.
I know my cat and she loves everybody. If strangers (children and adults) come into the house she may be weary of them but she never hisses. She'll let them stroke her and when she gets used to them, eventually she'll play with them. Every time I ask him what he has done to her, he denies that he has done anything but I know he must have. I can't imagine giving her up.
If I take her to a pet place no one would want to re home her because she's old, has no teeth and has some kidney problems. She would probably end up being put down and, I don't want that on my conscience. Also what kind of way is that to treat a pet who has become family?
I have seen him handle her roughly and there are other things which I feel responsible for because, I feel like i have allowed them to happen.
Am I being immature in wanting to keep her and to consider moving out if I need to? (Putting her down isn't an option by the way)
By the way if there are any websites or books on how to help cats get on with people, could you please send me links. I really am trying everything.