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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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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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What to do about living with roommates and their misbehaved dog?

My fiancé and I have a small 1yr old dog and a cat, both of which we raised and trained since they were 10wks old. The roommates we're about to move in with have a big 1.5yr old gsd and a cat. They ...
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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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Play Attacking my Husband

My 5 month old mini schnauzer does not like cuddles. But, he does follow me through out the house. Outside he can be off lead in safe situations away from roads. He never runs more than 50 feet away ...
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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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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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My adopted cat bites and draws blood very often [duplicate]

I adopted what I thought was a very relaxed and chill kitty back 2 - 3 months ago. She is 5 and was found in an old bread factory. I love her and I would do anything for her but I'm lost because she ...
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Border Collie puppy excessive biting

With this question I'm hoping someone with experience in this field and might be able to suggest how to treat behaviour of uncontrollable biting with a dog puppy. Me (25 yo) and my mom just got a ...
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Why is one of my dogs biting the other one?

I just adopted two siblings. Around 1 year old both of them. They are labradoodles. They have always been together and never had any aggression problems. The female dog has been playing really rough ...
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Why does my cat bite only me during an argument with my husband

My cat tends to go after me when arguing with my spouse. He's imprinted on me and basically is my shadow. We have a tight human to kitty bond and he doesn't like anyone else. So why the bites? There ...
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My cat won’t stop licking/pulling claws after vet trimmed them

About 3 weeks ago I noticed my cat limping. Went to the vet once, then the emergency vet a few days later when limp got worse and behavior changes were noticed. At the vet they sedated her and ran ...
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Why does my cat only bite me?

I live with my mom and we have a one year old cat. The cat only ever bites me and she bites me repeatedly. They're gentle unprovoked bites. I'll be laying down and she'll start biting me repeatedly, ...
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What is the proper way to calm down a puppy that has become over excited?

I have a 12 week old Brittany puppy that overall is a great puppy; she has taken to potty training well, learns things quickly, and is very loving. About once per day though, she gets VERY excited and ...
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Aggressive cat bites out of no where, even though he's usually affectionate

I got my cat when he was one month old from a shelter. Ironically I picked him because he did not bite me. Once we got home it changed. He would stalk me at night as I slept and bite my face/nose (not ...
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Prevent injured cat from biting & scratching people during vet exam

I have a cat that has injured his hind leg. And I have an appointment with a vet to get it examined. The cat is a large, strong, outdoor Maine Coon. He's not going to be happy about me/the vet ...
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Dwarf Hamster bites into anything to find food

I got a djungarian dwarf hamster roughly 4 weeks ago. She is roughly 12 weeks old now. She doesn't seem scared at all, and comes out of her house to check me out when I open the cage up. However, she ...
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Aggression in puppy after getting a small object into his mouth - how can it be corrected?

I have a serious question today, and I am hoping that the answers will reflect the seriousness and use sources to back up their information, this is something I don't want to mess up. My 5-8 month old ...
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How to convey to a dog that we are not playing with her because she bites?

We have taken in a 4 year old Icelandic Sheepdog almost one year ago from a shelter. At first she was shy with us, then playful. Over time she has become increasingly aggressive, biting adults and now ...
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What is on my cat that's biting me?

I live in Texas. I have an indoor cat who is 14 years old. Somehow we got fleas. But I am 99.9% sure of the fleas have been eradicated. I've not seen a flea or caught one in the traps in the house for ...
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My dog won't behave even when he knows he's wrong

This dog has been trained and everything. But huh, he knows, he really knows what's legal and illegal in my house, he ate some socks, he bites furniture, he obeys when I convince him with a treat, but ...
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How to pick up Syrian Hamster

Does anyone have any tips on how I can start handling my Syrian hamster? I have had him for a couple of weeks now and have stroked him while feeding him, but I am finding it difficult to pick him up. ...
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I love my 8 m.o. now 10 pound kitty [closed]

My kitty, ("Prince") REILLY, who is 8 is treated like royalty: loved, groomed, continuously gets things like furry beds and toys. We play with him and make his life interesting in the ...
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Cat biting Mom - hard enough to draw blood, always in same spot on wrist

My mom has an 8-month-old ginger kitten that is generally very sweet, though very energetic. For some reason, every afternoon he will run into her bedroom while she's sitting on the bed, jump up, and ...
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Friendly stray cat attacking my shoes

I have this male stray cat, who is 2-3 years old. He has been in the neighbourhood since he was a kitten. He always comes when he hears my keys, for pets and rubbing my feet. I am not the one that ...
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Girlfriend's chihuahua very aggressive with me at night while being already awake

My girlfriend's chihuahua is generally very protective with his uneaten food, or when he has a bone to play with; which is fine as long as he doesn't bite for it (and he doesn't, he just growls). He ...
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Adopted cat bites me

Female cat, 2.5 years, spayed, domestic shorthair. Adopted her in April (2 months ago). I'm her primary caregiver (I feed her, scoop the box, clip her nails, etc). She follows me around pretty much ...
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Kittens bite their mother while nursing

My cat gave birth to 4 healthy kittens, which are 3 weeks old now. But I noticed recently that their mother is crying while they are being nursed. When I checked, I found out they were biting her ...
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How can I train my dog to release a tug toy safely?

I adopted an 18 month old pit bull from a shelter about a month ago and I have been trying to train him to play tug and fetch to help strengthen our relationship and give him efficient exercise. ...
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Aggression or reflex? Dog that "nibbles"

I have a very energetic pup that uses his mouth a lot. He is a sweet and very good-natured pup, just very enthusiastic, rambunctious and playful. He does know "settle" and does it beautifully (for a ...
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why does my leopard gecko bite me?

My leopard Gecko tends to bite me. He hasn't shed yet. I'm worry about him/her. He's kinda mad at me all the time. I give him his crickets, food, water and he will scream at me. He does have water, ...
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How to stop gray parrot from biting?

So it is a very special case here. My mother bought a 1.5 month old gray parrot. He was an adorable and very calm bird. At the age of 5 months my brother started playing with him aggressively by ...
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My hand raised field mouse is starting to bite me

I found Littles in a parking lot when he was a newborn. He still had his umbilical cord attached. Mother was nowhere to be found. With the help of Google, I was able to house and feed him. He is ...
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How to reduce biting behaviour in pasture [horse]

I've got a field with two Appaloosas and one Anglo Arabian. One Appaloosa is a young 3 year old filly, the Anglo Arab is a 9 year old mare and the other Appaloosa is a 5 year old gelding. Admittedly ...
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Dangers from street-cat bite that left a tiny speckle of blood?

There is a (female) cat we've been feeding the last 3 or so months (I didn't take notice so it's an approximation). She seemed quite young at first so I presume she should be around 6 months old. She ...
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Flatmate's dog still aggressive towards me even after living together for almost a year

I moved into a three-bedroom apartment a year ago. Two months later, we got a third flatmate with her dachshund. He was extremely terrified of us for the first two weeks. We gave him space and never ...
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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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