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Behavior of the pet, including social interactions with either humans or other animals.

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How can I regain my dog’s trust after losing my temper with her?

My dog (pit mix) recently bit my daughter (1yo) in the face and in anger and I suppose fear I grabbed her by the scruff and hit her with my open hand like three times. I know I should not have hit ...
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Why does my cat paw at my sheets?

Occasionally my cat will go from cuddling with me on my bed, to pawing at the sheets, like he is digging. At first it seemed to correlate with him discovering the option of crawling under my sheets so ...
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My Demon turtle

I have a 100 gal tank I had 4 small turtles and 1 turtle that was a little bigger than the 4 small ones 1 gold fish that was large and some other fish. The one larger turtle ate the head off of 1 ...
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Younger siblings fed cat that is not ours and now the cat won't leave

My younger siblings secretly gave food to a cat that lives nearby, (belongs in the area but not to an immediate neighbour) once I found out I realised this needed to stop. However the cat has taken a ...
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Dogs being bullied?

I have a pit/boxer mix. He’s a year old and I rescued him a month ago if not longer. I take him to the dog park frequently in my apartment complex. He’s very submissive most dogs. I have an issue with ...
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Aggression in my 9 month old golden retriever

My dog is 9 months old and I know him only from the past 3 months. He was pampered and loved by my mum and dad. He was very friendly, he loved me and he used to sleep with me all the time. He allowed ...
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How to stop one cat from using another cats box

I have 4 cats and 4 boxes. They're all good animals but one has anxiety and temperment. 3 cats will use any box, don't care , she will only use her box and once another cat uses it she will no longer ...
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Why does my dog want me to basically massage her jaw?

My dog has been very weird lately. She used to lick my hands when she was a puppy, but doesn't do it anymore. This past week or so she does it all the time! She also never had gas, but this past week ...
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My cat still hasn't adjusted to the new house after 2 weeks of living here.

My cat, Marty, is a real fraidy cat. He doesn't like most new people, but eventually he'll grow to like them. We recently moved into my grandpa's house a city over from where we used to live. ...
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How can I make my dog guest show that she needs the toilet rather than that she wants to go home?

My parents have a female border collie of 5 or 6 years old. I have lived with my parents (and the border collie) up until recently. I have my own place now. She’s visiting while my parents are on ...
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How common is this cat pressing forehead under human chin behavior?

I‌ have a ~4 years old male ginger tabby cat. I adopted the cat about 2 years ago and have no idea where and ho he is brought up. It was found in the street, according to the shelter. Whenever I ...
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My cat is terrified ALL THE TIME. How do I fix this?

Three years ago, my wife and I adopted a cat from a coworker's relative. She's a very small calico/manx, and she was about 1 year old when we adopted her. We have no reason to believe she has ever ...
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Male cat harassing his sister, causing her to hiss

We adopted two cats together, a brother and a sister, about a year and a half ago from a rescue organization. They are both spayed / neutered and are probably about 1 year 8 months old. The sister is ~...
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What can we do to encourage our elderly dog to be less yappy?

We have a relatively elderly Miniature Schnauzer (11 years old now). When she was younger, she used to pretty much ignore other dogs when on and off the leash. She's not really one for socialising, ...
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Dog destroying wallpaper at one exact place only

So I've got a situation. We wallpapered our corridor and our 8 month Labrador Retriever decided to scratch off one part of that wallpaper (it's next to the door to bathroom). I've fixed it couple of ...
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Male cats attacking female after 1.5 years of relative calmness

Background: I have had a cat since he was a kitten about 8 years ago, about 4 years ago I adopted another male cat of similar age hoping they would play together and be friends when I started my job. ...
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One of my dogs attacked my other dog after killing and eating a rabbit and again after killing a coyote

I have two dogs that are brother and sister from the same litter (that's what I was told at the rescue shelter) and have always been together. A couple of years ago I noticed the male dog with a ...
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Why has my 8 Month old Puppy started to whine?

I have a 9 month old mastiff /pit male puppy who, for the most part, is an exceptional well behaved pup. However, his persistent whining is getting out of hand. He was only 7 weeks old when I got ...
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My Cat is Rejecting His Food [duplicate]

I recently decided to switch my cat food due to the manufacturer halting it's production. My cat was hooked on the brand and was the only food that he licked clean in his bowl. I have tried many ...
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One cat doesn't understand the other is just play-fighting

My girlfriend and I have two three-year-old cats: Napoleon (male) and Josefine (female). They are siblings from the same litter. I have been studying abroad for the last 9 months, so currently my ...
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My rescue cat is afraid of me

Last year I found a tiny kitten (about 4 weeks old) stuck in a bush. He is now a healthy, castrated adult and very loving (named Alfie). I decided to find him a companion and adopted a 2-year male, ...
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Caterpillar has stopped eating - what can be done?

I need some help with my caterpillar. I have two young caterpillars which hatched a while ago and I have one big one that doesn’t want to eat. He/she stopped eating 5-6 days ago which I know because ...
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My Dog Has Started Growling at Specific Guests

My dog has never growled. At first, she was always happy to see guests and has wanted their attention. We moved and there was really no behavioral changes. When my stepbrothers friends come by, she ...
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How do you win a scared/wild-ish kitten over? [duplicate]

I have two kittens. Friday, 4-ish months, black long-ish haired cat, bold and adaptable. Great dog-like kitten. No problem. Douglas, 2-ish months, siamese kitten (male). He is scared, does not like ...
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Issue with fearful/anxious dog I occasionally petsit

Occasionally I look after 4 chihuahuas. 3 of them are always 100% fine, but the 1 dog is timid/anxious/fearful. When the owner is there, she is ok though still timid/shy, but as soon as the owner is ...
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Changing behavior help [duplicate]

Our new three month old kitten has decided we are okay and loves us. Head bunting, snuggling, purring and napping on us every day. However with me (mommy) she loves to nuzzle my neck and face, lick my ...
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How to deal with a hell hound

There was a time when we did not have any trouble with our dogs. We have a very responsible alpha male dog. One snarl will end any fights before it started. He has a friend, a gay dog. We found out he ...
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How to keep my cat from sitting on my computer ventilation hole?

Unfortunately, my computer has it's main ventilation hole situated on the top. Warm air comes out of this hole, which my cat absolutely loves to sit on. Once it does this, my computer is at risk of ...
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How do I keep my cat off my keyboard while not discouraging her from seeking attention?

I appreciate when my kitten comes looking for attention. Except when she walks on the keyboard. Then it's trouble. How do I 32eeeeeerrrrrrr discourage her from walking on the keyboard, while ...
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What does it mean if my 5 year old cat isn't eating and has changed behavior?

My cat is usually really social. Is all over you at night meowing and wanting attention. For the past few days, he spent the nights sleeping under the bench at the foot of the bed and doesn't come out,...
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Half-combed cat

My cat is a european shorthair. I'm able to comb my cat's right side hair successfully, but when I try to comb his left side, I perceive he doesn't want because he throws himself laying on that side, ...
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Why my mom's cat starts crying if my mom is out of her sight even for 10 minutes and is there any way to pacify her?

The cat Bhutu was earlier my pet but now she stays with my mom in our ancestral home in country side. Due to life threatening conditions over there outside the security of living room, (house is very ...
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Temporarily Adopting a Problem Dog

My in-laws had bought a puppy, of the breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier, to replace an elderly Staffordshire that died some 6 months before. They never had a puppy before and had little dog training ...
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Cat: Sanitary Issues and Peeing Outside The Box

I have a two year old Bengal who, since she was a kitten: Doesn't cover her pee or poop in the litter box after she is done. Meaning, if she comes back to a littler box with uncovered pee/poop, she'...
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Recently adopted 4 month old pomeranian puppy, I am concerned about his behavior

He is a 4 month unneutered male pomernanian. He seems to have a lot of energy and wants to socialize and play all the time. He isn't trained the way he should've been. I have had him for a week now. ...
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Skittish, hissing kitten

A few months I got my kitten and she was of course the typical shy, skittish kitten that would hide. I kept her in a room and would just sit with her, she would even hiss at me. She was only 10 weeks ...
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Two cats get along but end up fighting when playing

We have had a cat for 5 years in my home. It is a male cat adopted from the streets when he was barely 3 weeks old. Recently we introduced a new cat, which is a male Ragdoll that is 9 months old. We ...
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Dog gets upset with any motion on the television. How can I desensitize her to it?

I just adopted a new dog who has a strange trigger: she gets really upset and starts barking wildly when there is motion on the television, even backing out of the room in fear. I did a number of ...
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Outside reaction to dogs

I have a female shepherd a little over a year. I have been pulling my hair out on trying to figure out what will work with the same situation. I’d like to note that she doesn’t sleep in the bedroom, ...
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Aggression between desexed male rabbits

My sister's housemate recently got two male desexed rabbits. They claw and bite at each other, more so one on the other, to the point of bloody ears. It's so bad, they've had to be separated into ...
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Kittens Playing or Fighting

I have some 12 week old kittens that just met. We kept them separate for a couple days so that they could play with each other under the door, then we propped the door open just a bit. They liked ...
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My cat is acting strange

My cat is almost a year old. I got her when she was just between six and seven weeks old. She has been the perfect cat. She loves me to pieces and she is great with the kids. We moved about two and ...
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Help. A common goldfish living in 3 gallon tank

My wife got a goldfish from our pre-school. It came in a "fishbowl" the size of a large coffee cup and a tiny ziplock with fish food. It was severely stressed: fins clamped at his side, sunken belly, ...
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Dog peeing in the house while we are outside [duplicate]

My nine year old pit bull keeps barking and peeing in the house while my husband and I are outside doing yard work. She is not crate trained and is usually well behaved. Please help!
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What to do about our two male cats?

Our oldest male cat (Bear just turned 2) and our younger male cat (Jr. will be 1 in July) keeping grabbing our youngest female (Callie was born Feb. 22, 2018) by the back of the neck & climbing on ...
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Is Elizabethan collar likely to cause very melancholic mourning or should I suspect of something else?

My dog is mourning like never before, this is compeltely new behavior (he is 16 monsths old shiba). Not much, like once a day, while lying down, he cries like a weak howling, at low volume, without ...
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Should a mirror be removed from a budgie cage before socializing it with others?

Today we were gifted with a budgie from an elderly extended family member who is no longer able to care for her along with a cage containing a couple of mirrors. She seems quite transfixed on them and ...
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Do bats eat their babies? [closed]

There is a concept in Chinese that baby bats are easy to be unrecognizable to their parents. The idea is that after baby bats molt, even their parents won't be able to tell who they are. Not only that ...
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Why do the baby crows I raised not approach me as adults?

About a week ago, I found four baby crows which fell down from a broken tree. I raised them until they started to fly on their own. I expected them to come near me when they became adults, but they ...
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Betta fish question

My betta fish does not want to eat and has developed a discoloration under his chin. He is acting sick. Can someone help? Attached is a picture.