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Strange cat behaviour

My cat is a male about 9 months old. He's been to the vet twice already for his vaccinations (his last appointment was four days ago). The veterinarian said he was super healthy, his food and water ...
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Picky cat - only eats when I spoon food out of can

My cat seems a bit neurotic, only eating wet food when I take it out of the can. Here's where it gets weird. If she doesn't eat it all she will only eat it if I take it out of her bowl, put it back in ...
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Can my cat forgive me after series of physical abuse? [duplicate]

Please I need help. I got a cat because I felt alone and thought she would make me feel better but it turns out I'm a horrible person. I carry out my aggression on my pussycat. I feel very bad for ...
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I think my cats in labor. Is she ok?

My cat is 3 years old she got outside a little while ago and got pregnant. I'm not sure the exact date of conception but I think she might be in labor. It sounds goofy but I didn't realize she was ...
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When to reintroduce a cat and dog after fight?

My fiancé's dog (rowlf) and my cat (Nala) have been best of friends since day 1 of meeting each-other. Never had any issues when we started living together and were the best of friends. However, about ...
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Kitten stealing other cat's food and fighting them [duplicate]

I have- or my family has an kitten (we dont know how old) and they are keep stealing the other cat's food even if their bowel has food or not. We tried to make the kitten not take the food by saying &...
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What are the possible causes of my dog drinking his own urine [duplicate]

This is more of a kudo than a question . Under this topic and the the final answer edited by DogMumbler. My husband's 10 year rescue shipperkie, Whisky" drinks his pee, every time inside. He's ...
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How risky are rocks for dogs?

I was hoping someone could help me understand some general questions about risk levels for my new puppy (male goldendoodle, 13 weeks). We have various sizes of rocks, from pea size to lemon size. Some ...
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We adopted a rescue dog that we are pretty sure was abused. After about a week hes started peeing on my daughter

He doesn't seem afraid of females or kids. About a week after we got him he started walking up to my adult daughter and lifting his leg and peeing on her. He doesn't seem afraid of her so I wonder if ...
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Rough play or aggressive behavior?

We adopted a stray kitten (male) which is about a year old. He is pretty energetic and zooms around the house a lot doing usual cat shenanigans. I love playing with him but sometimes the play can get ...
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Low energy, appetite; urinary issue; hiding in one year old cat

Recently, my one year old female cat has become very lethargic and has been showing some odd behaviors out of the blue which she wouldn't show normally. Since the past three days, she has started ...
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Rescued dog doesn't walk unless 2 persons come [duplicate]

I adopted a rescue dog 6 months ago, and she still doesn't walk unless there's 2 people with her. She stops walking as soon as she exist the building and realises she is with 1 person. I tried ...
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My dog doesn't read playmates social cues and when the other dog growls or nips at her my dog will start a dog fight, how do I help her get over this?

Backstory: Some back story, my 1.5 year old lab mix is a super sweet girl. She has never been aggressive towards humans and just loves life. She is a super high energy dog, we take her for long walks ...
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Cat races me when I pace

I have a habit of pacing around my apartment, and after a few paces my cat will start sprinting in front of me as I go back and forth. It's annoying because he'll cross my path and I have to stop in ...
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Cat rubbing face in litter box?

My can often buries his face in the litter before using the box, frequently leaving his forehead covered in dust. He's three years old, and has been doing this since he was a kitten. What can cause a ...
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How else can I stop my dog from licking her vulva?

I have a 9yo fixed F dog who compulsively licks her vulva when I'm out of her sight or away from home. It wouldn't be so bad but she leaves huge wet spots on the couch cushions or her blanket on the ...
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My dog is obsessed with getting inside my home

My Belgium Malinois recently got extremely ill after, what we suspect, being bit by a spider. He recovered quickly after getting the right antibiotics. He is now obsessed with getting inside the house....
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How can I get my cat to stop hating my other cats?

I have an older cat (13), very much a cuddler and a lap kitty, who was used to being the only cat in the house. About 2 years ago, we adopted two feral kittens. They are also very snuggly, very well ...
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Dog biting every dog in her "pack". She is the youngest

All are street dogs.She started biting other dogs around her since today afternoon. There are 6 dogs in one circle and 5 in one circle. As told by nearby vendors. All dogs were scared of her and ...
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Is it normal for a cat to eat kittens? [duplicate]

I don't want to go into the grisly details (horror-movie stuff if a human were involved). But one of our tomcats just ate the days-old kitten of another of our cats. Is this normal? I remember reading ...
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Cat is screeching terrified of me; screaming, hissing and claws out and I cant go near him [duplicate]

We have a sphynx who is 2 years old and never had problems with our dogs. Today, our dog scared him so bad after the cat jumped on her (accidentally trying to get onto my chair; the dog turned around ...
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My sick cat disappeared

My sick cat disappeared almost 2 months ago. Before that she vomited, she was shaking, she slept a bit longer, she was moving one leg uncontrollably and she didn't wanted to eat. I remembered that she ...
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why does my cat attack my bf?

I have a confident, intelligent cat. 80% of the time, they're willing to do their own thing, the other 20%, they're rubbing their face in my neck or cuddling close. This cat was raised with a pittie ...
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Why can 3 or more dogs fight to death so easily? What makes them different, in this respect, from wolves? Or do wolves behave the same way?

I've recently assisted to 3 dogs (not blood borthers, but they live, eat and play together everyday) fighting in a way that in my opinion was clearly leading to one of them being killed by the other ...
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My kitten Melody just doesn't know how to be a cat!

At the beginning of this year, a kitten was washed up in Cyclone Gabrielles floods, which we adopted and named Melody. She must have been around 3-4 weeks old, much too young to be away from the ...
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I yelled at and around my cat and now he doesn't trust me as much and doesnt like to snuggle anymore what can i do to help him [duplicate]

Long story short, I got help, am on meds now, and doing better. I had screaming matches with my neighbors and even yelled at myself as dumb as it sounds and a few times at my cat [2 years old]. He now ...
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My dog won't let me sleep at night and it's driving me crazy

It's 4:30am as I'm writing this. I'm very sleep deprived as a result of my dog and as you might be able to imagine, it's wearing me out. My medium/large male German Shepard mix dog stays inside the ...
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How long will my dog associate my disinterest in him with his serious mischief?

My dog made a "serious mischief" this morning. Now I am blatantly ignoring him to show my anger and disapproval (obviously after having seriously grounded him immediately after the act). ...
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Is my cat being mean?

I’m a new cat owner and have only owned dogs so cat behavior is kind of a mystery to me. I recently rescued a 5 year old tuxedo cat from a shelter. They said he was a stray but he’s a very intelligent ...
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Why is the cat coming repeatedly? Why is it only yowling at our black cat? Is it just to fight?

For 1-2 days now, there's been a female adult cat who's been yowling at our window. The only one that responds to her out of our three cats is the black male young cat (yowling through the window as ...
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Young dog has begun persistent attention-seeking behavior in the evening

Background I have a ~16 month old rescue dog. He's a mutt (great pyrenees/coonhound/husky/"supermutt") For the past 8 months we've had a pretty good routine going, with 2-4 mile walk in the ...
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why my puppy pee and poo inside only when he is home with my partner

my puppy 14 weeks house trained never have a accident when I am home. but when I leave to work few days for week he is alone with my husband and he pee and poo inside the house.
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I'm worried about moving my cat when he's lying on top of me

My cat is an eleven-year-old rescue. I found him as a tiny, starving kitten. I've moved many times with him, including between continents. The older he gets, the more affectionate he gets, which I ...
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How do I stop my cat inappropriately urinating and the other litter box guarding?

I adopted two kittens three months ago, they've since become a bonded pair.They were both using the litter boxes with no issue. After the first month my more timid cat began inappropriately urinating ...
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Cat refuses to walk on carpet?

A few days ago, our cat has started to avoid walking on the carpet. Our living room is carpeted and has been the whole time we have been in the property and had the cat. As of a few days ago he had no ...
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My dog ditches my husband while walking, if he knows I'm at home

Every time my husband takes the dog on the trail off leash, he turns around and comes back,if he knows I am home. If I am gone, he walks off leash just fine, and doesn't run home. My husband can be ...
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What is going on with my dog

Details about dog: •Female •Rottweiler Mix •5 years old History: Has never had anything like anxiety, has only lived in one place, was raised by my aunt (so not abuse or history of abuse), no changes ...
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I accidentally elbowed my dog in the mouth

I was putting my dog's frozen treat in freezer and my dog was following me. The freezer was the swing door type under the fridge. So I thought the close was closing on me but instead I elbowed my dog ...
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Can dogs *actually* kiss? Not lick, but kiss

Do dogs (or only specific breeds) have the physiology - both muscular and neural - to be able to to kiss? I don't mean contact of the lips or "kissing" that is actually licking - I meas ...
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How to train an outdoor, free roaming dog

I live in a very small village in Galicia in Northern Spain. I love it because it is very tranquil and quiet and the road ends right outside my house so there is no traffic. I also like it because ...
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Adoption contract for two cats

Three years ago, I adopted two tabby cat sisters from a local agency. The contract says that they are a bonded pair and must be kept together. After three years of behavior issues with one of the cats,...
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cat rejects sibling

our cats are 2 1/2 yrs old, male and female. male recently had an event that looked like it could have been a seizure. he bolted upright from sleeping on his favorite couch pillow, ran around the ...
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Catsitting a kitten

I will be catsitting a friends kitten for a couple of weeks starting next week, the kitten is a female, about 2 months old, not litter trained and probably not yet neutered last time I checked. I have ...
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Dog screaming help stop it

I have the same problem. I have three female dogs 4 year old and two 2 year old sisters. My 4 year old dog screams bloody murder loud as hell when I go to take my other dogs outside. Even if she goes ...
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Cat Aggression (not my cat)

I'm having a lot of trouble with my boyfriend's cat. In several instances, she has attacked me and I don't understand why or how to stop it. So my boyfriends American short hair cat liked me so much ...
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Year old cat being too aggressive when playing

I adopted a 5 month old kitten back in September and aside from the normal adjusting and kitten behaviour everything was fine. He turned a year old in April and around this same time I noticed a ...
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why is my female rat suddenly biting and pulling my other rats tails?

we have had rats for 12 years and we have never had something like this happen before. we have had our 3 rats for 2+ years now they are all female and have always got a long perfectly fine. just today ...
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Our 10 year old cat has gone off the deep end

Our cat (domestic short hair moggy) has recently turned 10. I have had him for the entirety of his life, and he’s been fine the whole time until about 9 months ago. We have always done our best to ...
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Growling spayed female

I have 5 year old spayed female English Bull Terrier - not a bad bone in her body. Getting along with all sorts of animals and any human she meets... but... Few years ago (she was maybe 2yo) she ...
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cats: random hiss from otherwise sociable cat

I have had two new kittens for about a week and a half now, and one of them is generally very friendly to me already, he'll run up to me when I enter the bedroom that I have them in for the time being ...
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