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Covers aggressive behavior exhibited by pets towards humans, other pets, or other animals in general

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How to get my spayed 4 year old Tom cat to stop fighting the neighbourhood

My cat has recently been making a nuisance of himself by fighting both neighbouring domestic cats and feral cats. Not only has he made himself unpopular with my human neighbours (most of whom seem to ...
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At what age does dog aggression typically start showing?

I have a German Shepherd (7 months) and a Presa Canario (9 weeks). Both females. Right now they are both getting along great and I am doing my very best to socialize them. At what age do I need to ...
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Sudden start of agression

I have one female cat and one male. Both are neutered. About 4 months ago for no reason our male cat started "picking" on our female. He chases her out of the house, pushes her away from her food and ...
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Why is my dog Juno being so aggressive to my other dog Lexi

My sister has gotten a new dog, German shepherd named Juno. She has shown aggression and has already bitten 2 people. I have another dog Lexi who has just had surgery. Juno has been trying to bite at ...
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Pet Spaniel Getting Aggressive When Being Sniffed

We've had our male Cocker Spaniel since a puppy and he's now 8 years old. However, more recently he has become much less tolerant of other dogs, which I do kind of get with getting old. However, we ...
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Why is the nonpregnant female mouse (housed with a pregnant female) attacking me?

I have 3 female mice one of them is mine and she is pregnant and about to give birth any day now. The other two mice are my friends, she’s going away for a month and I’m looking after them. They get ...
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Our family dog gets aggressive when my mother or sister are away for some days

We have a big family at home, due to my mother taking foster children. However when she (my mother) or my sister go on holiday or my sister to a sleepover the dog gets very "protective" and even kind ...
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Are my cat and kitten fighting or playing? [duplicate]

I have a new 7 week old kitten and a 1 year old cat. My cat has come to the point where she will clean my kitten (when he lets her) and plays with him. My kitten has not been neutered yet. When they ...
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Is my hedgehog too agressive?

I recently obtained a female albino hedgehog from her previous owners. They weren't that fond of the hedgehog and didn't socialize her well during the ~8 months they had her (they got her at ~1-2 ...
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Is my betta aggressive? Can she share a tank with other bettas or mollys?

A few months ago I had a male betta (separate tanks) pass away. I had him since I was 9, I'm currently 20. So eight months ago I adopted my fifth betta. A veiltale female. Violet. My mom and ...
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Seriously violent fights between cats that have coexisted peacefully for years

this is my first question on SE, I hope I am doing it right. My girlfriend and I have two adult cats, a 6 years old male and a 3 y.o. female, both neutered. We brought the lady home when she was just ...
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Cat is attacking my German Shepherd puppy (65-ish lbs, 6 months). What to do?

My girlfriend's cat keeps attacking my German Shepherd puppy. The puppy is 6 months old and large (65-ish lbs). They lived together from age 2 months of the puppy to age 3 months of the puppy, and ...
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my dog won't eat kibble and tried to bite my roommate

my dog is a 2 years old shiba inu, male. sometimes (maybe once a month), he won't finish his meal, maybe only eat half of it, and then just look at the bowl or laying next to it. I used to just put ...
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Protective Dog or Aggressive Dog

We rehomed an abandoned bitch (Labrador/Staff X) around 6 months ago. She has always been very protective of my fiancee (female) and children (2/4). This has gotten to the point that if I play even ...
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How do I reduce my hound's intense prey drive (towards squirrels and cats)?

I have a Plott hound mix - rescue. He's a sweet heart. I've had him for 4 years and we've managed to smooth out most of his edges. I'm still struggling a bit to handle the [very] sporadic meltdowns ...
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Female cat attacking male juvenile cat

I stay in a hostel and we bought in a stray baby cat to live in the hostel as it was abandoned by his mother. Its been over 4 months and he is around same age ( 4-5 months). I have another pet cat ( ...
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How can I stop my boyfriend's cat from attacking me?

My boyfriend owns a 9 year old female cat (Lucy). She is a street cat. She has never been spayed, and has given birth once to a single dead kitten. This happened about four years ago. She's a bit ...
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One discus fish bullying the other discus

I have two discus as recent additions to my tank. They are 3 inches each and they are the only discus I currently have in my tank. I have been observing them for a week and one of them is constantly ...
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how to stop my dog from bullying shy dogs

Whenever I take my dog to the park, the following happens: When a dog barks at him, even if it is a small Chihuahua, he immediately gets scared and jumps back. Otherwise, he just plays normally: ...
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Puppy Showing Signs of Aggression Towards Other Dogs - Should I Expose Him to More Situations or Not?

My 14-week old puppy is starting to show a bit of aggression towards other dogs -- if they're close enough he sometimes barks/growls if they're separated, or if they're playing at puppy kindergarten ...
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I scared my cat today and he hates me

I was changing the sheets today and as usual Toby likes to get under the sheets and stays for a while. I was teasing him on top of the sheet and all if a sudden he starting yowling. I lifted the ...
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Burying and growling [duplicate]

My dog just did something she had never done before. I gave her a treat, but instead of eating it she went outside and started to bury it near our tree. About two months ago she had puppies and even ...
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Accidentally scared dog last night and he has been aggressive/scared of me since

So my girlfriend and I adopted a rescue dog like 4-5 months ago, we don't know the breed for sure, but we think he is a Treeing Walker Coonhound based on his looks, and the vet thinks he's like 5-7 ...
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My dog attacks my friends and other dogs

My west highland white terrier is aggresive against my friends for example he bit my cousin's leg, tore his jeans and created a wound. Also when he meets another dog even larger than him he will try ...
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Is my dog the aggressive one?

we just adopted a three year old dog, she is very friendly towards people when they come at the house or approach her, and outdoors she isn't even interested in other people. I've been practicing ...
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My kittens keep fighting?

About 3 weeks ago we bought our Kitten Missy. She's very playful, and we find it hard to get her to know when it's hurting when she bites or scratches. We decided to buy her a playmate. We brought ...
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My kittens keep fighting!! [duplicate]

About a month ago we bought our kitten ( Missy ) she's a really playful girl, a little bit to playful. She was forever biting us and scratching, running around the room, she can't go out for another 3 ...
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Foster momma cat causing trouble, how to solve it?

One month ago we rescued a pregnant cat from a risky area. People who knew her there told us she already got pregnant about 3 times before, but they never saw the kitens and they suspected someone ...
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Cat aggression while away

So we have two cats that have been together for about 9 years, male and female. They've lived in harmony until about 3 years ago when we had a stray cat peeing on our front door and one spring day we ...
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Intact male dog aggresion. Will neuter help?

I have a 11 months old intact male dog (mix of GSB and local dog). He used to be very sociable since I have taken him to the dog park from very early age (3 months old). He is very well behaved and ...
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will untrained dogs hurt a human if he/she smells like a cat?

As dogs are trained these days it's unusual for them to attack humans. But as for untrained dogs they may have alot of reasons to hurt people such as people scare them and have them cornered, people ...
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Will my cat ever be the same?

He's 2 years old, never been outside before, used to be the sweetest cat that would stalk me around the house and always want attention. He depended on me a lot since he was abused as a kitten and so ...
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Issues with their hound growling when they're disturbed when sleeping?

I have a 2 yo rescue greyhound. By rescue I mean the trainer took her and her sister to the vet to be put to sleep, as they weren't running fast enough at the track. She's a darling sweet girl. I ...
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How to punish an aggressive misbehaving puppy?

My parents adopted a puppy(Nora) a month ago, she's about 3 months old now. I'm having trouble disciplining her when she misbehaves. She is not getting along with our other pets. By that I mean that ...
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Brothers not getting along

I have two male cats age 7 years old who I purchased from a local petfood store when they were 6 weeks old. They have been friendly with each other for these seven years, eating, playing, sleeping ...
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Stop territorial aggression in my dog

My dog is 7 months old, and is a small dog- dachshund. She's been barking and growling at strangers walking by our house, around our house, or guests coming. If she sees a stranger outside of our home,...
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Yorkie vs. 10-month old son - how to deal with aggression

I have a Yorkie named Master Chief and a 10-month old infant named Austin. I think in general he has been a real sport about the new baby in the house. It was a major change for all of us, but one ...
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How can I stop my dog barking and growling at strangers and guests?

My dog is a 7 month old chihuahua/ dachshund. She's actually really playful and nice if she knows you, but she will bark and growl if your a new person. She won't let you pet her, and I really need ...
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My puppy doesn't want to walk (Newfoundland/Bernese Mountain Dog)

We have a puppy that is 3 months old (Newfoundland/Bernese Mountain Dog). He is very intelligent and he listens good but only when we are in side the house. When we are outside he gets dominant and ...
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How do I stop my male cat from “controlling” and attacking my tiny female cat?

I have a female cat(Annie) who is not spayed and a male(Felix) who who is neutered. Annie is very tiny and has no claws. Ever since I got Felix he is always chasing after Annie or preventing her from ...
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How to control my aggressive puppy

My pup who is around 4 months old is very aggressive and hostile to his mother and other dogs in general. He often barks at dogs 3-4 times his size (the mom's no exception). Such aggressiveness in ...
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Post bath - ferret full blown attacking other ferret!

I have 2 jills that have lived together, for the most part, peacfully for the past 4 years. I have recently bathed them and used a new ferret shampoo that is lightly scented. After bathing I did the ...
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Male cat is attacking female cat when he sees/smells another cat

I'm currently experiencing behavioral problems in my male cat that has escalated over the approximate year since they started. Fable is a 4 year old male, and Twitch is one month younger. They've ...
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Pit Bull mix that bit someone - is it likely he will bite again?

My daughter has a Pit bull mix. He is 14 months old. She was walking him on a leash and my neighbor wanted to pet the dog, but my daughter said no because she did not know how the dog would act. My ...
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Cat so spooked of me she attacks and stalks

That's my first post so be patient with me please:) My bf and I moved into a new flat with a couple we know for ages (their cat knows us very well and used to love sitting on my lap). The move ...
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Can an aggressive cat ever be affectionate?

My cat is 3 years old (domestic short hair). We adopted her in the beginning of January. She is overweight, was previously an outdoor/indoor cat (not only indoor), and very food motivated. She was ...
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Why is my dog afraid of me when we are alone, but affectionate most of the time when others are around?

We adopted Penny about 4-5 months ago (she's a little over a year now) from a local shelter. In the beginning she was a little nervous, which I'm guessing had to do with new surroundings. The ...
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How long until a new cat gets settled?

So I've recently rescued a 10 month old cat. Nobody really knew her background and only got told that she's aggressive. The foster home I got her from said she's not aggressive at all. Then in the ...
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How to recover a dog from maggots? [duplicate]

My pet is a Labrador breed and he is suffering from maggots. He is too aggressive and does not let any of my family members touch his wound. He has maggots in his right leg at his palm and it's ...
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Intact male started being aggressive with neutered dog

My dog Zeus (intact) has recently became aggressive with our other dog Bingo (neutered). I think there is a dog around the block that is in heat but I'm not sure. Bingo is a 12 years old standard ...