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

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Older male cat being very aggressive with younger female cat

We have 3 cats in our household all fixed 2 males and a female. Mr Kittty is the oldest at almost 18 years old and still as active as ever. Then there's Risotto who is essentially a rambunctious 7 ...
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aggression between two cats

I recently moved to be closer to my sister and her family. My mom had recently passed away and the family needed a change. During this time my sister had fleas in her household. She had a cat, dog and ...
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Why does my dog only show aggressive behavior indoors?

My dog Cooper is a 1 1/2 yr old Lab mix, and for the last few months, his aggression has been constant. It's odd because he is totally normal away from home. Inside he growls and bares his teeth at my ...
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What do I do with my aggressive dog?

My wife and I rescued a Pomeranian 5 years ago from some pretty bad conditions. When we got him, he would show signs of aggression and nipped at us a few times when disciplining him. We knew he came ...
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Kitten becomes hyper after a play session

3-4 month old male kitten. Whenever there is a play session, he remains hyperactive and aggressive after the play session. His eyes bulge, he doesn't seem to recognise me & tries to bite me & ...
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Unusual Aggression with Other Dogs

I have an 8 month old cattle dog who recently has shown aggression towards other dogs at different times. He goes to daycare with groups of dogs, every Friday from 7am to 7pm and does great! He meets ...
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Temaril-P and agression in dogs

My 5 month old Keeshond puppy is taking Temaril-P and has been exhibiting some aggression (VERY out of character for her). The vet said she will be back to normal once the steroids are out of her ...
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Do we really know if cats are “playing”?

So I have a new kitten (8 weeks). She's adorable as anything but she engages in a lot of "play" fighting (scratching, pawing, biting, pouncing, etc). It doesn't bother me at all ( I find it cute that ...
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How to tame newly adopted dog that is very aggresive

Me and my wife adopted a 4 years old dog. The dog was raised with little to none socialization with humans and dogs. He is a mix between German Shepherd and Labrador and has not been neutered. The ...
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How can I stop my black skirt tetras from fighting?

I bought 2 black skirt tetras along with some other fish for my 10 gallon tank. The next morning one of the tetras died, from stress i think. The other tetra was on its own for about 5-6 hours. Then I ...
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Dog charges at other dogs

I have a Boston terrier, female, 2 years old. We've been socializing her ever since she's been a puppy and she's generally well behaved. She sometimes tends to be stubborn, but is a good dog overall. ...
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White Skirt Tetra

I recently bought a white skirt tetra, and he seems to be a little on the aggressive side toward one of my Cory Catfish. This Cory happens to bee the crazy one that likes to swim really fast all over ...
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How do you prevent a neutered tom from fighting neighbors cats?

We recently took in a cat (backstory here: Can I guess on information requested by pet insurance forms?). He's been fighting with other toms in the area; sometimes in defense, though also as the ...
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My dog acts like she doesn't know me sometimes

We have a 1 1/2 yr. old German Shepherd who can act like she doesn't know who we are. She has been like this since we got her at about 3 mos. old. I've never had a dog act like this before. Today ...
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Is it normal for a 2 month old kitten to be aggressive to older ca & play in liter box? [duplicate]

My 5 year old cat is handicapped & the newwkitten is very aggressive to him. He can be sweet but is so hyper it climbs to top of curtains & jumps on my husband's med alert & sets it off. I ...
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Desperately need help with incredibly aggressive cat

I have a 6 year old tabby cat. I have had him since he was around 10 weeks old. In the past approximately two years he has started to hate strangers coming over. It started about a year ago when my ...
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New roommate's dog tried to bite me. How do I establish that I now belong there?

I'm currently in the process of moving into a new apartment. My roommate is a stranger who I met on Craigslist, and she has been living in the apartment for the past two years. She has a 6 year old ...
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My dog barks at random strangers but then follows them?

I have a 2 year old JackChi named Sasha who's incredibly sweet and loves attention, however she is a monster when she's outside. I live with my grandma and sometimes she'll forget to close the door, ...
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My male cat is attacking my female cat; female so scared she urinates herself

My wife and I are at our wits end with two of our cats and want to see what advice people have for us. Here's the problem: Larry, a male, stalks and attacks Curly Sue, a female. In the past, we have ...
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Oops, I accidentally pushed the “attack my knuckles” button. How do I get away safely?

I am seated quietly on one side of the couch. My nine-month-old cat, adopted just a couple months ago, is laying on the other side, and I have reached out a hand and am rubbing his head and neck. ...
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How to proceed with a pet snake that starts jabbing when held?

I was considering adopting a milk snake. She's 5 ft. long and the first time I held her she was very friendly, wrapping herself around both my arms, and mostly staying in that position. I held her for ...
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Cat bites aggressively when his back is touched

We have a really loving cat that has had relatively few problems. He came from a shelter, so I don't know his exact age, but probably about five or six years old. One day I was petting him (he came ...
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Aggressive Indian Watchdog

I am from the United States. I am partnered with a friend of mine in a small industry startup in his home village in South India. I visit 2-3 times each year. There is a small street dog, named Taiku,...
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My boyfriend's dog hate me… help! Warning! Long post

OK, let me preface this by saying I have never been a dog person. I think they are cute, and enjoy playing with people's dogs at their homes, but I did not/do not want one. I'm slightly allergic to ...
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Is it possible to stop two male cats from fighting?

I have two male cats with two female cats. The problem is that the older male cat is hurting his 6 month old male kitten. What should I do to stop the older one from doing this ?
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Dealing with aggressive dogs in a professional environment

At a job that requires interaction with dog how would one go about dealing with aggressiveness? For example if you worked at a petsmart or kennel how would you deal with an aggressive dog?
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My dog keeps pulling out the others eyebrows

I have three German shepherds, they are nine months old and came from the same litter. While I am gone, one of the dogs literally pulls out the other dog's eyebrows. I have tried separating them but ...
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Integrating a small kitten with an older cat

We have a 10 month old male cat (virtually full grown) and we recently adopted a 6 week old male kitten. we did everything the internet recommended regarding this situation (separating them in ...
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dog attacks other dog when ever I come home

I recently just changed to second shift and I am also a full time student so i leave early in the morning and usually don't come home til after 10 at night. My wife gets home after 5 and there is no ...
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Dog no longer trusts us or other dogs after bad foster home and vet experiences

My dog was in a foster home with his brother and foster brother at around 3 weeks of age. He was nipped by his brother and then bit by his foster brother in the exact same spot on his neck around 3 ...
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Why does my dad's dog really like me when others are there but seems afraid if we're alone?

My dad has a medium-sized dog. She was adopted when she was a puppy, and is now about 6 years old. When she was younger (until about 3 years old) I used to visit a few times a year but now it's only ...
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Dog bites at people's feet when they get close

I have a 3 year old Yorkie. He recently picked up a new mannerism that is causing some problems. He will growl and bite at peoples shoes when they step close to him. A few thing's I've noticed ...
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Why does my cat 'gently' attack my legs when im walking?

When Im walking down my hallway, my cat follows me as always, but she always attacks my legs with her 2 front legs. It is very gentle, no scratching or hissing or biting. Just curious.
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How do i handle a young aggressive cat?

A friend of mine got a really young male cat (just 8 weeks old when he got it). Now he's around 4 months old. and when we meet for boardgaming, he continously climbs, walks, sneaks and plays around ...
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Maine Coon attacks my face when I'm sleeping

My 4 year old male Maine Coon jumps on and scratches my face when I'm sleeping, an awful way to wake up. In the dark he might view my head as prey. Besides closing the bedroom door is there any way to ...
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Play fighting or real fighting?

So, I'm going off to college next year and my mom is at work for the majority of the day. Because of this, we got our dog (she's 3 years old) a new friend to keep her company. We brought home this new ...
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Why is my dog only aggressive and trying to bite when we are at home?

My dog is very nice and has never shown aggression away from home. He loves to go to work with me, ride in the car and go anywhere. He is very mild mannered and has never shown any signs of aggression ...
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Considering fostering a Cat with a highly reactive dog, do you think he would learn to calm down and would it be fine?

I have a soft coated wheaten terrier and he is extremely reactive, when in training I was told it is a eye contact issue with dogs (they stare him in the eyes and this starts the problem) but this isn'...
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How can I prevent my dog from fighting other dog's on the street?

(short intro) 3 month's ago I was walking at downtown with my girlfriend and we've seen an abandoned dog. It was a rainy day, he was freezing cold alone and also starving. I decided to adopt him and ...
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My cat has seen a dog and started to attack me

My cat has seen the neighbor's dog through the window and started screaming, very nervous and scared. Had already happened other times, and I usually close the shutter interrupting the visual contact. ...
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How do I stop 2 stray cats that fight

I have adopted 1 stray cat that fights with another stray cat. I would like to adopt the other stray cat, would that be possible? the cats are both toms and have not been neutered. Is there any ...
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How to react to dog on dog violence?

We have 2 dogs at home: a small 35 lb 6 year-old female hound mix and a 75 lb 4 year-old female pit bull mix. The pit will lash out at the hound so violently that she will force the hound to gasp for ...
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Fence aggression - guard dog or poorly trained dog?

I am puzzled by the behavior of certain dogs, each of them living in a yard or a garden across a fence from a somewhat busy road with frequent pedestrian/runner/cycling etc. traffic (for example, a ...
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Female pug getting aggressive and jerking lower abdomen

My female pug almost 2 year old fights with any individual except my father in house. She scratches the arms and bites the sleeves. If ignored, she makes my crying sound and barks. Sometimes, she ...
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Is my cat's new toy making him agressive towards me?

About two months back I bought my cat a wand toy, with a cloth heart filled with crinkling plastic and catnip at the end. He doesn't care much for his other toys unless I spray them with catnip, then ...
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How can I reduce my cat's crankiness at mealtime?

We have 4 cats (all desexed): Hunter, male, 10 years, adopted 2005 Ginger, female, 11 years, adopted 2008 Juliet, female, 8 years, adopted 2007 Romeo, male, 2 years, adopted 2014 We recently added ...
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neutered male dog fights with intact male dog. Will neutering help?

We have a male dog who is neutered. He has always been well socialized and has spent a lot of time with other dogs and gotten along great (both male and female). We adopted an intact male dog and ...
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What can I do to get a dog to socialize with other dogs

We are a foster for rescue dogs, and this weekend we were blessed to be able to save a momma dog and her litter of 9, 6 day old puppies. The momma is a great dog, loves people, super attentive to her ...
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Dog had a dog-reactive issue with foster mom. Been with me six weeks now, want to introduce to neighbor's dog face-to-face

My dog, a 75-ish pounds 1.5YO male Lab/Boxer/whoknowswhatmix, apparently liked his foster mom's dog, but no other, to the point of seriously injuring her friend's dog apparently. Given that he liked ...
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How do I stop my Red Nose Pitbull from barking at my neighbors cat?

My neighbors have a cat that comes into our backyard at night to sleep (so cute) but my meanie Red Nose always goes over to bark at the cat. I understand my dog is trying to protect us but this cat ...