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

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Can two male neutered cats stay together?

I have a 6 year old neutered male cat with good behaviour and in the two months that we spent together, he was very happy with me. I am also asked to catsit a 14 year old neutered male with ...
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How do cats decide which litter box to use?

I have two cats and three litter boxes. It seems that some days they will both go mostly in box A, with a little bit in boxes B and C, and other days they will go mostly in box B, with a little bit in ...
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How to reduce my parrot's aggressive behavior?

I had two parrots which I believe is ringneck. They were raised by uncle. They were once very friendly. But after one flew away, the other became very aggressive even towards my uncle. I bought ...
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What are emotional support animals?

I have read the term "emotional support animal" several times now. I have some imagination about them, but no real information. Because of that my question is: What are emotional support ...
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Will I need to separate my guinea pigs?

Background: I have two guinea pigs, Penny and Rosie (both female, both around 3 years old, neither spayed). I got Penny in May of 2017, and she was a single until January 2018 when I got Rosie. (My ...
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How can I prevent my rat from intentionally peeing on me?

I recently rescued two male baby rats from a shelter. They're assumed to be brothers and they have both warmed up to me over the two months or so that I've had them. While I expect the occasional ...
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cat holding baby's stuff hostage, but cat's demands cannot be met

We've had this cat for almost 4 years. She's peed on stuff only when obviously mad at us, until about a year after we brought a baby into our lives. The problem is the baby loves to interact with the ...
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Should I keep my rat alone?

I got a pair of male rats from a friend who couldn’t keep them anymore and everything went good for months. They were a sibling pair, named Frederick and Connor. A couple of months ago, I found ...
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Senior female cat will not accept male 14 week old kitten?

We adopted an 8 week old male cat into our household. His name is Ollie. We have a 14 year old Siamese female - her name is Jade. Jade was the 3rd of 3 cats that I had for a very long time. She ...
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My adopted dog of 3 weeks moves my shoes around

A few weeks ago we adopted a beautiful 2-3 year old puppy: an equal mix-breed of collie and Shepherd, named Wishbone. The shelter said they got him from another shelter out of state. All they knew was ...
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Clingy puppy with insane separation anxiety

I've read some posts on here related to this topic, but all of the tricks have already been used. TL;DR: My mum rescued an abused pup with head trauma. My mother has a rescue pup. He belonged to a ...
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Cat sometimes doesn't use the litterbox, but my whole bathroom

I have a cat (6 months old) and got myself a second one about 3 months ago (4 1/2 months old). After some difficulties at the beginning they understand each other well and play and cuddle with each ...
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Cat jumping and clawing at her door, disrupting my sleep

The issue My cat is in a room of her own, every night she jumps and claws at her door to get out. Any sound she hears (from me), she starts yelling and jumping to open the door. If I have to go to ...
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What medications or treatments are available for a ultra-hyperactive dog?

We brough home an 8-month-old male Bichon Frise about six weeks ago. The little bugger fits the description in this pets.se question ... My dog is becoming unusually hyper. Whining, won't hold ...
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How to reduce the attachment of an overly attached stray dog?

About me I am around 20 year old student and live in college provided hostels. I share room with one person who hates stray dogs while having some at his home. I started getting familiar with dogs ...
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Scared cat what should I do

I have adopted a cat about two years ago. He is scared of me and my family, but not of my other cat - he loves my other cat. He eats his food, treats, and uses the litter box. He loves to be ...
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How to help my dog with his “fear” of my baby

tl/dr: My dog seems spooked by my baby crawling around the house. The dog runs away anytime the baby gets even remotely close to him. We make sure that the baby never actually bother's the dog, but ...
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My male dog is aggressive to his sister

My dogs usually fight when there’s food around but only growl at each other never bite each other. But recently my male dog keeps randomly biting/ attacking her. He does this maybe once everyother day....
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Why do my cats play differently?

I play with both my cats using a wand with various toys on the end of a string (never hands), but they do so very differently. My Bengal likes to stalk the toy until it stops moving (usually just out ...
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I am sick of my cat's stealing habit!

My cat started off as a cute, nice cat but just after a month, she started misbehaving a lot! The biggest problem is that she keeps stealing food no matter what! I leave my food on dining table to go ...
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Rescue from hell or just doesn't like me?

After the loss of my three babies, within a 6 month period, I was finally ready to adopt. I adopted a 6 month old kitten from a well known rescue that I used before. I have had him 8 weeks now. The ...
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What should I do when a neighbour cat wants to come with me?

I live in an apartment with a garden shared by 2 houses, there's usually 2 or 3 cats spending their days here while my neighbors are at work. Recently a cat was in the entrance (a common entrance, ...
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How can I tell if my cat is traumatized?

I had to travel for one week and couldn't take my cat with me, so I left him with the lady who helps me at home. She took him home with her. I gave her all the necessary food, litter box, and ...
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Sweater training my pig

I have a ~5mo (mostly) American mini-pig/potbelly mix. It's starting to get a little colder where I am, and already the little guy is getting hesitant to go outside (and shivering/running back in ...
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Why does our cat keep biting our face in bed, out of the blue?

My brother has 2 rescue cats that were abandoned by the mom. The one that bites is about 1 year old and really lovable, patient, doesn't mind being taken in your arms, doesn't run away when a stranger ...
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How can I teach my cat how to properly bury her own poop?

My cat (a 2 year old female Bengal) has a few issues related to the litter box; one of the strangest is that she can't seem to figure out how to properly bury her poop. She'll go to the litter box, do ...
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My cat recently bit me, what should we do?

When I am watching TV or walking in my house, she jumps up and bites me. I locked her in the cage as punishment. But after I release her, she is still doing the same thing. Why does she like biting ...
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Reasons of aggressive cat and even not playing at all!

My cat is around 2 years old. Its Persian male cat. He has no any partner. I don't know what's the problem with it! It is not playing at all, also it is not responding to my voice (except there is ...
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My pig doesn't like being pet

I have a ~5mo (mostly) American mini-pig/potbelly mix. The little guy loves to snuggle. We have a ramp up to our couch that he'll use whenever we're sitting up there. He'll come up, climb on our laps ...
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Kneading and drooling in cat

A neighbour's cat occasionally visits me (spayed tom) and while I enjoy his company, he has one habit that is somewhat antisocial. He seems to really like physical contact, but will often have a ...
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How does my dog know that I arrive home?

I ask here the opposite of this question. My dog is at home. A few minutes before I arrive home by car, he gets excited that I arrive (I know because the parents tell me so). He keeps his excitement ...
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How will dogs on heat react to “Sentry Stop That” spray contaning pig pheromone?

Since our dog was badly attacked a few months ago we have been investigating many many different techniques and products to help stop attacks in progress (on top of preventative measures) and one I ...
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My cat gets angry and scared at me if I stand

I recently (3-4 weeks ago) adopted this cat and she was incredibly scared at first. With time she warmed up to me, but she is only happy if I'm sitting down or lying down. As soon as she notices I'm ...
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How does my dog know we're almost home?

When I'm driving home from some place and my dog is in the car, he always knows when we're close to home (say, a minute from home) as he gets all excited. My question is: how does he know we're almost ...
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Cat meows very loudly when I lock her out of the room

My first cat is now 4 1/2 months old (female) and has always meowed briefly when I leave the room or when I go to sleep and lock her out of the bedroom. But now she's meowing much more. Since I can'...
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Can dogs become lovesick?

Our dog (male, a bit less than 2 years old, not neutered) has changed his behavior for a few days now: He whines quite often, a lot more than he did before he eats only half of his bowl of food, and ...
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How do I stop my cat from attacking me

I got a cat a week ago off a friend and at first it was very scared and didn’t come out from under the sofa, in the past 2 days it has come out and plays with us. The cat is a house cat and has never ...
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My rat is grieving over missing cage mate [duplicate]

One of my rats died at 800 last night. I let the mate out to run while I cleaned up the cage. I never thought to let him say goodbye to his brother. He was not acting himself, normally running like ...
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My cat keeps washing his paws in our dog’s water bowl

Our cat keeps washing his paws in the dog’s water bowl after going to the litter box. Never his water bowl; always our dog’s. We’ve moved both water bowls far away from his litter box yet he keeps up ...
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Former stray - LOVES pets, hates seeing hands

About a year ago, my parents adopted a stray female tortie cat who used to hang around our backyard. She would wait at the door and beg to be let in, so they finally gave up. She's been to the vet, ...
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My dog killed a bunny in my yard

I adopted a lab from the local shelter about a week ago, he is about 1 year old. I have a cat at home the dog is playful by his demeanor with his interaction with my cat. I have adopted this dog for a ...
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Cat urinates where litter box was while litter box is being cleaned

CAT: Male, 3-5 y/o, only cat, indoor only, above average weight, no known issues, 1 litter box. The last three times that I have done a deep clean on my cat's litter box, he has made it a point to ...
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How to teach cat stop bite my leg? [duplicate]

My roommate has a cat. He is a one mouth old kitty. He's cute but it always bite my legs when I am walking. He holds my legs and bites. Is that all cat would do that? I don't want to get hurt.
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Are all dog whistles created equal?

I have just been browsing Amazon's listings for dog whistles, and found the vast number of choices to be quite surprising. I'm now wondering if "you get what you pay for" would apply in this situation....
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Cat spooked of a balloon, he is traumatized and I’m at a loss

I went out of town on the day of my roommate's birthday. I had gotten her a balloon. Unfortunately, I didn’t know balloons scared cats so much and I feel terrible. The balloon was out from Friday to ...
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Very lazy puppy

Three days ago I got a pup from a shelter home. He is 3 months old. The mum is a mixed breed with some Border Collie in her. He looks like a German Shepherd and also like he's going to be quite a big ...
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What percent of cats are 'lap cats'?

My male ginger tabby cat just loves to come curl and sleep on my lap while I work on my desktop which is heart-warming most of the time. But I've read that many cats prefer to stay/sleep at a certain ...
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How to help cat grieving the “loss” of a human?

My cat is grieving because my brother moved out. My brother was the cats chosen human and even though he will cuddle and play with us others, their connection was special. Since my brother moved ...
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Why is my adult cat suddenly dragging my kitten around?

I recently got a new female kitten and my adult male cat had finally it comfortable with her and was nursing her and keeping beside her. However recently my kitten got out of the house and was taken ...
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How can I get my cat to stop pushing his food off the counter?

My cat pushes the cat feeder over the counter from time to time. I have a German Shepherd that's 8 months old who would try to eat my cats' food so we moved the feeder to a counter/shelf in a hallway ...

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