Questions tagged [biting]

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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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 aggressive or just being a puppy?

I recently bought a 6 week old German Shepherd (now she is 8 weeks old) and she won't 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 ...
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Is normal for dog to play biting?

I adopted a dog last week, and she was very nervous when she arrived home, but today I was surprised because she wanted to play a lot with me, jumping, running, but also biting (a lot). She wants to ...
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How do I make a cat understand something is wrong?

I'm currently trying to sleep after my 3 month old kitten broke one of my favorite frames into pieces. He knows he's not supposed to be on that shelf. I've consistently forbidden him, never let him ...
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Dog gets crazy when he sees people he loves

About the dog I have a puppy cockapoo (mix Cocker Spaniel and Poodle). He is almost 3 months old and we have had him for a bit less than a month. He is now house trained, crate trained, obeys to "...
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My dog is pulling her fur out and eating it

She is a 13 year old Labrador and I have I just started to notice this problem. It does not seem to be too bad, but it makes me worry about her. I am dog sitting for a family member so I cannot take ...
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New roommate's dog tried to bite me. How do I establish that I now belong there?

I'm currently in the process of moving into a new apartment. My roommate is a stranger who I met on Craigslist, and she has been living in the apartment for the past two years. She has a 6 year old ...
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When a dog comes running to me, how can I know whether they want to attack or greet me?

When a dog comes running to me, I wonder how I can assess whether they want to attack or greet me.
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How do I teach my cat to stop biting after rough play?

My cat is always biting a family member. He(family member) has always been rough with the cat and my cat enjoys it. But recently she(my cat) has gotten more rough whilst he wants to stop roughhousing ...
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Can biting in pet mice be non agressive?

I bought a pet fancy mouse three months ago. He was six months old at the time, so fairly young and not well socialized. I've spent a lot of time with him, getting him used to being handled and around ...
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How to keep a teething puppy from biting me and other people?

I have a 9 week old pit bull puppy. He is teething for the first time. I have given him chew toys but if someone goes to pet him he will bit them and try to chew on their hand. It was a cute thing for ...
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Maine coon kitten biting [duplicate]

Plz " Coverback " the one who asked this question on 2013 At what age cats should stop biting and scratching games If you see this question help with your experience and answer All other fellows ...
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My Kitten Bit Me

My kitten is not quite 3 months old and not vaccinated yet. He recently bit me and broke my skin, are there any medical concerns I should have, for myself, as a result?
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How to prevent play-fighting from escalating?

I have a cat who likes to play-fight with me - and she clearly knows it's just a game, because she is usually very gentle about it, never uses her claws and only nips my hand or fingers softly - it is ...
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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

My 2 month old puppy is teething and has a natural proclivity for biting things; anything and everything. While I understand that this behavior is natural and might stop after a while, he also bites ...
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Why is my dog only aggressive and trying to bite when we are at home?

My dog is very nice and has never shown aggression away from home. He loves to go to work with me, ride in the car and go anywhere. He is very mild mannered and has never shown any signs of aggression ...
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Which type of hamster besides syrians are the least bitey?

I want to get some sort of small hamster (winter white, campbell's dwarf, robo, etc.) but I would like to know which kind is the least likely to be all nippy and such. I am not exactly sure which to ...
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My dog bites me when I hold her collar

I got my dog at a far too young age. I don't blame her problems on that but I would recommend that anyone getting a puppy should only get him/her from a breeder who only lets them go to their new home ...
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What are the warning signs that my cat is about to bite?

My cat suddenly bit me! Was my cat giving me any warning signs that I could have looked for? What should I do when I see those warning signs next time?
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My cat bit me, should I abandon her?

I love my cat. Her name is Butti (means short by height). Yesterday she bit my hand and I don't know why. My doctor told me to start course that includes 5 injections and now I'm having second ...
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Female pug getting aggressive and jerking lower abdomen

My female pug almost 2 year old fights with any individual in the house except my father. She scratches the arms and bites the sleeves. If ignored, she makes crying sound and barks. Sometimes she ...
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Why does my cat bite me when I sneeze?

Whilst typing on the computer just now (late night), I sneezed a few times. My cat comes running in from the other room and bites me on the arm. I shouted at him loudly enough to wake the upstairs ...
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Why does my cat bite me while I'm petting it?

While I'm petting my cat, she'll start biting me. She grabs a little chunk of my arm (not hard at all, doesn't hurt), then moves her head from side to side, as if she was trying to rip part of my ...
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Dog keeps biting at this spot on his tail

Am I worrying too much? I noticed the past day that he keeps biting at this one spot, and I noticed it was balding. I took a picture of it. Can anyone give me any ideas on if this looks normal or not? ...
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Aquatic turtles bit each other

I've 2 male aquatic red-eared slider turtles and they've lived together in a 50 gallon tank for 6 months. One of the turtles bit the other and hurt his front leg (There is wound on his leg now). How ...
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How to react to a mouse biting?

A friend just got a pair of fancy mice for her children. They are trying to get the mice accustomed to the humans, and my friend said one mouse already bit her, "but it didn't hurt too much". I've ...
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Why does our cat suddenly bite us?

Since we've adopted our cat, we're having some trouble with sudden bites. Sometimes when she's in a completely relaxed attitude, she suddenly opens her eyes and bites me or my girlfriend. Although ...
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Why is my dog always angry with me when I return from my office?

My dog always seems angry with me when I return from my office. This behavior is regular and he bites almost all of my family members, but still we want our dog to be with us. Any idea why is he ...
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How do I teach a young dog or puppy not to bite me?

My dog is 7 months old, she's pretty large, and is still biting... My dog sometimes gets energized, starts biting her toys, running around the house, and this can quickly turn to biting us and our ...
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At what age cats should stop biting and scratching games?

I have a Maine Coon kitten who is 1.5 months old. When he's playful, he starts biting and scratching whenever he sees your arm next to him, and any hand movement is like an invitation to bite. Trying ...
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Teaching a 5 months old puppy not to bite [duplicate]

I have a female 5 months old puppy, and she's been with us for 3 weeks now. Thing is, she's a pretty large dog already, and her biting hurts. At the beginning she bit rather gently when playing, but ...
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How do I train a puppy not to bite? [duplicate]

I'm looking forward having a puppy in the near future, but not sure how to avoid the puppy from biting anyone, or at least avoid it from biting enough to hurt someone.
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How do I discourage my cat from biting?

I adopted an adult cat from a shelter. The cat had been seized (along with 20+ others) by Animal Control from a hoarder and there is no prior medical history. Age estimates range from 3-6 years and he ...

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