Questions tagged [psychology]

Regarding a pet's mental status, or motivation for behaviors or attitudes.

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Both cats “yowling” in a specific location of the home

I am trying to understand an oddly consistent behavior. I have two cats in my home that will "yowl" at a very specific point of the home, a small hallway leading back to a bathroom and ...
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Kitten is cuddly, not playful--typical?

I am fostering a 10 week old kitten, tested negative for feline leukemia (but littermates are positive). He's the sweetest kitten, is very cuddly, walks around the house with me (and that's just after ...
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Does my cat have an attachment disorder and how to handle it?

We (Me and my wife and child) went away from 11 am on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday. We discovered that our 8 year old Norwegian Forest Cat had not drunk or gone to the toilet the entire time that ...
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My cat is afraid of me after bringing him to the vet

I tamed a rescue cat, took a long time. He became really loving and friendly after a few months and we became the best of friends. Yesterday I had to bring him to the vet because he had a cold for a ...
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Baby gerbils dying while sleeping

This happened years ago, so no pictures. The story: We had a cage with a female gerbil and her babies. There was a coconut shell in the cage with about a fourth of it cut off,and all the the gerbils ...
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Suggestions to expedite a 7 week domestic kitten's tolerance of humans

I help in a private cat/kitten rescue (cleaning litter trays feeding etc) we had an orphan litter of 5 five week olds come in via a 3rd party. Day 0 or 1 they were all distrustful of us (owner and 2 ...
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My puppy when playing with my older dog has bitten and clamped on

I have an 11yr old westie, and a 3 month old Lakeland puppy. More than once now the puppy has clamped onto my Westies side, and wont let go. Its very concerning behaviour and means they have to be ...
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Dogs and cane toads

Our dog is five months old, and we often take him for walks at night. We live in Australia, so often at night, especially after rain, there are lots of cane toads out. I know that cane toads give off ...
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Male cat attacking female

My mom and I have 3 cats, a 3 year old female, and a 2 year old male, along with their 1 year old daughter. The male is fixed, however our female is not. We have noticed that he randomly attacks the ...
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Mother aggression towards puppy and impact to the puppy

I'm doing some research into the way mother's aggression (not normal levels of discipline) can affect a puppy as it grows and becomes an adult. Specifically, focusing on long term behaviour. Would ...
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How to prevent my dog drool

My 6 year Beagle is almost perfect pet- he rarely barks, is very playful and fairly obedient All that goes for a toss when it is feeding time. He drools so much in anticipation of being fed, and ...
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Dog suddenly barking and hiding

My year and half old Rottweiler/German Shepherd has developed a scary behavior recently. All of a sudden he start barking, runs like mad, then goes and hides in a dark place. When he is in his kennel ...
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Is there a solution to improve the quality of life for my basset hound?

Our basset hound is 16 years old. Here are his symptoms: vision almost gone, hearing almost gone, back legs very weak and sometimes needs help to stand up, no control over urinary and bowl movements. ...
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Stray puppy wants to eat with its littermates but gets attacked whenever it does

I usually feed milk to newly born stray puppies as soon as I come to know about their existence in my area. However, when the puppies grow enough, they start fighting. 14 days ago Recently, among a ...
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Why does my dog whine on walks?

Why does my dog whine while we go on walks? We walk almost everyday. As soon as we get the leash she starts whining and whines almost the whole walk. She will walk by my side and it's like she's ...
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I need help with training “Drop it” command

I have Labrador and he is such a foodie. I want to teach him "drop it", but everytime he smells or senses treat nearby, he just never holds, catches or fetches anything except to eat the ...