Cat Constantly In Hunting

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    My friend's cat always attacks her.It all starts as soon as she is distracted by the phone.My friend watches vids,reads...Her cat goes into hunting mode and crawls towards her as any cat would.Sometimes it's prevented by my friend's mom catching the cat red handed and the cat responds with a flick of her tail and an annoyed meow.On some occassion,the cat latches on to my friend's face causing some ugly scars.How do you stop her from doing this?? IMG-6148f75752c896947885caed1c13db23-V.jpg
     
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      How old is your friend's cat adorable kitty?

      When my Toby was young he would go into attack mode amd leap off the dresser at me growl and huff. Is the kitty spayed? Behavior can be effected by hormomes too . My Toby is a cuddle bug like s total different cat since he was neutered
      He definitely had a teenage brat phase . Sometiems he got a 5 minute time out in the spare bathroom where there is a litter box ..
      Has anything changed in your friend's kitties home? Move? New members of the family , new pets thst could be causing behavioral stress during the transition?

      I would give verbal corrections a stern " ah" and re direct to a toy- I actually used a dog kicker toy to redirect.
      Praise and treat good behavior .

      Wear kitty out with lots of play .

      make sure any scratched are cleaned ! We don't want any infections .
       
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      What a beautiful cat! Is the cat still young? Kittens like to play and for them attacking is playing. Saying firmly 'no' and redirect to a toy. Hope this helps for your friend
       
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          The cat also has a German Spitz as a friend (they live together) and I think they've lived together for a long time
           
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