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Refers to the act of a pet gripping something with its teeth to sting, injure, affect (or sometimes carry) that thing.

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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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Should I be allowing my kitten to bite my fingers?

I have a ~5 week old male kitten. I've been raising him well and he gets a lot of attention. He purrs every time someone touches him and is a generally happy kitten. However, I am wondering if I ...
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Kitten is biting please help

I have a 9 week old kitten that is biting alot. I had my brother stay with me for a few weeks and unfortunately I think he was mistreating her. I noticed her hiss at him when he would approach her ...
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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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How to stop my cat from biting me when I'm sleeping [duplicate]

My cat, a 2 year old rag doll who my husband says he is totally besotted with me, has been biting me. Not in play (I could understand that), but launching himself at me. The first time he bit me in ...
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Impure Pekingese bites us as owners

Background info The dog is about 8 years old, male, Pekingese, but "huge" - unlike the rest of his family. He is very nice, until he is not. He has his own personal space, which he defends ...
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How can I stop my dog from grabbing on to legs of other dogs?

I just got a new foster dog and he's 11 months old. When he plays with other dogs at the park he grabs onto their legs with his mouth. It's not hard really (a soft bite), but enough that he'll ...
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Why does my sister's dog pinch with his teeth?

Just to clarify, this isn't a nibble. It's a single, very deliberate pinch! He's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and he's getting quite 'long in the tooth' now. I mind him quite regularly when my ...
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pet mouse just started biting

We've had Winston for just about a year, we got him as a baby. When we got him we already had two grown mice (all caged separately but next to each other) and all was well. We (my son and I) held/...
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Attempts at stopping nipping - puppy

Who she is So I will start off with who my dog is. She is a Golden Doodle of 9 weeks old so still very much a puppy. We have had her for about 3 days so I understand that a lot of training will take ...
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Why does my cat only bite my partner? [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I have a 1 year old (or slightly younger) orange tabby that we adopted a little over a month ago. He is a good, easy-going cat overall, but he sometimes bites my girlfriend, either ...
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Pet Mouse is Biting [duplicate]

So, I recently gotten a male pet mouse, and I left him alone for 3 days, before I started to try and tame him. He is able to take food from my hand, and is willing to sniff my hand, however, he has ...
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How do I stop my blind kitten from biting/clawing living things?

I’ve trained many cats and kittens, but I recently adopted a new challenge, that’s proved to be, well, a bit of a challenge. I’ve adopted two kittens, brothers, and one is a special needs cat: he is ...
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Taken in neighbours cat - behaviour and keeping indoors

Our neighbour from across the road moved away to a big city this weekend and the short story is that we've taken in her 2 year old cat, Dottie. Now we're very much within Dottie's known territory and ...
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How can I improve my relationship with my Husky, and it's living situations

I just got a Husky puppy just over week ago, she is now nine weeks old (her name is Nova). She has several bad puppy habits I am attempting to train, and her living situation could be improved but I ...
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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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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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Nippy conure wants lots of affection

I am dealing with a bit of a paradox in my green cheek Conure. She constantly wants to be in contact me and is very affectionate, but nips constantly whenever my hands go near her to move her, get her ...
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Cat biting me, seems odd

So my cat has a strong bond with me. But I notice sometimes he will give me a love bite when I scratch his back or pet his belly. More often it happens when I scratch him. Why does he give me a love ...
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Cat bites my face at night and when he seems happy

I just got two 6 months old brother male kittens, both neutered and vaccinated. One of the two, the smaller one Gintoki, keeps biting lightly whatever he can of my hands, arms, neck and my wife's as ...
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Help to mellow my cat out so she stops biting my dog

I have a 10 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel boy and a 7-8 month old black American Shorthair girl. My cavvie (Excalibur) is, in general, pretty leery of cats. He doesn't interact with her on ...
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Biting and fur pulling while playing

I dog-sit a 7 year old Labradoodle. He loves to play with our neighbors dog and they have gotten along great until recently. Our dog recently was neutered and since that time he has been biting our ...
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Why does my cat attack everyone?

I've had a cat for about three years and ever since it was a kitten it would always bite me and other guests whenever they try to pet it. It only gets along with my brother and my brother doesn't even ...
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My kitty likes to lick my hand/feet but then want to scratch it [duplicate]

When I held out my hand , my cat slowly approaches my hand and start to lick it. But if I let him lick or if I move my hand the slightest he will want to scratch my hand . He attacks everything that ...
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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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My cat gets mean when her back is pet

If I try to get my cat on her back she kinda growls at first, but if I try it twice she will get mean. If I pet very lightly she might let it slide once or twice. I'm just worried she's in some kind ...
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My cat bites me for no apparent reason

I have a cat that has been neutered and on occasion he will bite me for no apparent reason. I’m not petting him or anything. This almost always happens at night. Why is he doing this and how should I ...
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5 month old kitten , still biting?

Our 5 month old kitten still bites sometimes , I know their teeth are growing that is why they usually bite, but how long teeth growth will it take ? Is this behavior normal ? Secondly, kitten its ...
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What can I do to help my mouse be more tame?

So I just got this mouse exactly one week ago today. A couple days ago after the 3-4 day period of course I started the bonding and taming process. In this period I have successfully had him come ...
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How to correct biting dogs behavior

I know there are other posts on this, but my dog's situation is slightly different. I have an older dog (10-year-old chihuahua mix) and a newer child (5). The dog weighs 10 pounds and likes his space....
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Hostile hamster - Biting hands whilst holding

I recently got a Syrian hamster at the age of seven weeks. Now, at the age of three months, he is not curiously nibbling me, but actually biting until I am bleeding (three times already). What am I ...
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My cat is biting and scratching me and diving at me with claws out

I am a 73 yr old disabled lady. My son thought it would be a good idea for me to have a kitten. He bought a cross Maine Coon, 10 weeks old, now almost 16 weeks. He is a beautiful kitten, when ...
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My male fancy mouse Ace has recently started biting

So I've had Ace my male fancy mouse for a little over 5 months now. He's such a little darling and I love him dearly, he has always been very social and active, he's bit me only twice in the past but ...
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My kitten won't stop biting [duplicate]

He is about 3 to 4 months old. I read that kittens can start biting when they start getting their permanent teeth but he bites all the time. We play with toys and I let him bite them but he keeps ...
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My kitten keeps biting my fingers [duplicate]

One of my kittens — Nano, ~5-6 months old, got him at 12 weeks — keeps biting my fingers when being petted. It always starts with purring; Nano will seek me out at 5 in the morning, jumps into bed and ...
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Elderly next door neighbor and her elderly dog aggression issues

My next door neighbor lives alone and I would guess that she is in about her mid to late 60's. She has a husky who is 13 years old. As of about 2 weeks ago, it came to my attention that her dog has ...
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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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My 2 months old puppy bit me. He hasn't gotten any vaccines yet is it dangerous?

I was carrying him and talking to him and he suddenly bit me in my face. My 2 months old puppy hasn't gotten any vaccines yet. He just turned two months last Saturday. Is it dangerous? Thanks. My dog'...
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How do I prevent my Robo Dwarf Hamster from biting during handling?

I purchased a Roborovski hamster on the 19th. I let him roam his cage and get comfortable for the first four days before attempting to handle him. As an aside, his current housing is too small and I ...
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My yorkie is dirtying the house. What should I do?

My Yorkie is 4 months old, and she is a female. What my Yorkie does is eat the cat food, plays in her litter box, she goes in the trash can, and lastly, what I regret the most was when I hit her for ...
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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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My cat bites a lot

We rescued an abandoned male kitten about a year ago. He was just a month old then. The last year has been very good for us with him and he is happy too. It's just that he is very bitey-bitey with us, ...
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Tiny cat is bullying giant, 3-ft dog

My Siamese cat is always biting my Great Dane. I didn't think it was much of a problem, because the dog is a giant and he just never really reacted to the biting, just kinda sat there. Today though, ...
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How to teach an adult cat not to bite

About 8 months ago, my wife and I adopted a cat from a shelter. She was about two years old at the time (meaning she's approaching three now). We love her a lot and do what we can to teach her how to ...
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Should I discourage playful biting?

While playing, my puppy likes to try and bite me occasionally. If she succeeds, it's not a full on bite, nor is it aggressive. But should I discourage this behavior? If I proceed to allow her to play ...
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My kitten licks and nips my nose when he's snuggling with me.

We rescued Reggie at 3 mths old. Since I work from home, he is always near me and prefers me over my husband. We have a bedtime routine which involves me cuddling and kissing his cheek. He will ...
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kittens are biting everything… literally

SO my cats are excessive biters. wall corners, the plastic window shades you have in most apartments, my metal towel holder, cardboard boxes, any food in plastic bags or wrappers on the counters such ...
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How can a guest help an owner verbally discipline a dog when the owner's family gives inconsistent verbal discipline themselves?

TL;DR How can a guest help an owner verbally discipline a dog when the owner's family gives inconsistent verbal discipline themselves? More background below. My cousin owns a 2 year old male ...
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is she agressive or just being a puppy?

I recently bought a 6 week old German Shepard (now she is 8 weeks old) and she wont stop biting. I know that she is a puppy, but she will bite my whole family (all except for me). How do I train her ...