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The sounds a pet makes: barking, meowing, or otherwise, and how to manage or interpret them.

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Do cats purr for other animals?

It's well known that cats purr for humans more than for other cats. But: Would a cat purr if stroked by another humanoid animal, like a chimp? Would a cat purr if stroked by a non-humanoid animal, ...
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Dog keeps mouthing and barking at me [closed]

When my boyfriend leaves the house his very large male German Shepard barks excessively at me. And has started mouthing me now. He has broken the skin a few times and it seems to be getting worse. ...
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How do you get a green cheek conure to stop screeching so much?

I have a 8yr old pineapple green cheek conure (most likely male). Since losing his cage mate 2 years ago he has become needier (more frequent, nosier screeching). He is will taken care of. We let him ...
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How to legally stop a neighbors dog from barking at the fence, without contact with the dog? [closed]

I've tried to research how to stop a dog from barking, but the articles always seem to be on how to stop your own dog from barking, or if you don't own the dog, the best bet seems to be going through ...
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Cat growling at nearby people while holding a "caught" toy

At some point, my cat started growling whenever she manages to catch her toys in her teeth. When she does this, she holds onto it while growling whenever anyone is within a meter or two. One thing ...
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What to do about my dog barking at everything? [duplicate]

Our 2 year old cockapoo is very anxious and we have had trainers/behaviourist advice; no matter what we do she is obsessed with barking loudly indoors and in the back yard, upsetting us and neighbours....
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How do we help settle our dog into our new apartment?

My partner and I have a 1 year old kelpie border collie. She is an active and happy dog who receives immense amounts of love, affection and care. We take her out without fail every morning and ...
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Kitten growling and hissing while obssesively playing with a brand new toy

I adopted a female kitten that is about 8 weeks old with 3 other litter mates. She is a medium-haired tuxedo. I've had them for about 3 weeks. I brought home a new toy for her to play with today. It's ...
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Why does my cat only meow while carrying his toy bunny?

My cat (2 year old orange male tabby) basically only makes 3 noises. 1. Purring 2. Chattering at bugs/lasers/moving light reflections and 3. Meowing exclusively when carrying around/being-near-after-...
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Why does my cat make growling noises at night time?

My cat makes these weird noises only at night when everyone is asleep. It sounds like a growling noise. She is the only pet in my home, she makes this growling noise when she is resting and/or asleep. ...
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Guidance Needed to Prevent Corgi Puppies from Barking At night while outside

We have twin boy Corgi puppies born in February this year. We have tried sleeping them outside but they bark incessantly - at cars passing by our house, at cats in our yard or adjoining yards, at ...
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Tried everything: Cat still meowing all night

My cat keeps meowing at night. I have tried ignoring her, not letting her sleep all day, providing enough food and water, making sure her litter box has been cleaned before going to bed, playing with ...
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What can be done to stop roosters from crowing all day and night?

Our neighbor's backyard is almost directly adjacent to ours. He's put up a few pens with chickens and also has at least 2 (but maybe as many as 4, judging by the sounds) roosters. In an urban ...
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2 male cats(brothers) started spraying. I clean it and they spray same place [duplicate]

I have 2 male cats almost 1 yr old brothers indoors only 3 rd floor condo still intact they get along great all day.at 10:00pm the craziness starts chase and play cat tag they getting little more ...
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Do dogs 'sigh out of contentment'?

Over the years, I have noticed with all of my dogs that after I have given some sweet talk and ear scratches, they will give out a long sigh. I am hoping this is out of contentment. Is there any basis ...
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My cat gave birth yesterday and she keeps breathing heavily via her mouth

Yesterday, while delivering her kittens, my cat kept breathing through her mouth and breathing heavily. We thought it's because she's just too tired. This is her second time. Last time, she gave birth ...
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What is my cat doing?

My 4 year old keeps doing this. Does anyone know what's going on? (sound on) https://youtu.be/OWCEf7Gz0ZI Video description: the cat holds a toy in its mouth, carries it while walking around in a ...
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Why is my cat bothered by my being in the bathroom?

One of my cats gets (apparently?) very upset whenever I am in the bathroom. Meaning, she meows loudly and frequently in a way that sounds, to my ear, sometimes like distress, and sometimes like she's ...
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10 month old GSD going crazy in crate - how to stop this?

My "bad" dog is crate trained for bed. At night he's great, but not when he goes in there for naps--he doesn't nap, he just goes crazy. He's mostly focused on my "good" dog (who ...
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My Cat Meows at Me Every Morning

I wake up at 6:30 every morning and when I get out of bed, I hear an insane amount of meows. When I get into the shower, she sits right next to the tub and cries at me. I open the door so she can go ...
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Why does my cat lick my lips every time he purrs?

I’m not sure why, but without fail, every time my cat starts purring he licks my lips. It’s not just a few licks either—sometimes he’ll do it for up to a minute or two, walk off, then double back for ...
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Canine Physiology | Pomsky Vocalization - How Advanced For Speech?

There's been demonstration with some birds, such as with parrots like African Greys - e.g with Alex, with the work of comparative psychologist Dr. Irene Pepperberg, who also studied its intelligence ...
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My new cat won't stop meowing [duplicate]

I just got a new 1 year old cat on January 31st 2021. He's of course hiding, which is understandable. He's a domestic medium hair cat. Last night I went to sleep and he just kept meowing like crazy, ...
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Did I make a mistake getting a 2nd cat?

I have 2 cats. I got the 2nd cat mostly because my impression was that cat 1 was bored. However, cat 1 gives me looks that say, “don’t you love me anymore?” and “have I done something wrong to ...
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Why does my dog bark for permission to eat? [duplicate]

Pepe is an 8 year old Chihuahua /Papillon rescue. We've had him for 5 years. Recently he's decided that he won't eat unless we tell him it's ok. He'll just stand there, barking. Even if he's just ...
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Why does my dog bark at me when I let him out?

When I let my dog out into the garden, he barks at me for a while. I usually shut the door and he runs off to do his business, without looking back at me or barking at me again. I'm not sure why, is ...
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Male cat in heat symptoms and solution

I think my cat (male, 1 yr and 2 months old) is in heat (please pardon me if "heat" is not the right term for male cats). I have dogs, but he is my first cat. He is meowing very loudly and ...
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Why is my cat following and keeping an eye on my other cat?

Some context: I have two cats, one male (Gatão, 3-5 years old) and one female (Pitica, 1-2 years old). Pitica has been spayed before I took her in, Gatão has been spayed since last week. They came ...
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Why is my cat acting so anxious and aggressive? [duplicate]

My cat is acting anxious and aggressive. Also, he is being mean to his little sister. I have tried keeping them in my room to practice working together, but that does not help. And whenever I pick him ...
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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's voice & growth rate

I have a kitten who meows silently, but purrs perfectly well. She is also growing at a slower rate than other kittens born around the same time. She seems perfectly healthy & quite frankly very ...
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Husky howling repeatedly - what can be done for it?

I am wondering what can be done for a husky who howls whenever the owner is leaving and then absent from his or her home.
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How to make sense of my cat's whining and resolve it?

My cat (Grammer) is a 1.5 year old male rescue who is the most friendly and gentle cat I've ever had. I adopted him because my other kitten (Marduk) who is two months older was not properly socialized ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking early in the morning?

My dog is 4 years old. She sleeps downstairs and always has. All of a sudden she's started to bark at early hours in the morning. I have taken her out to do her business, but not long after she barks ...
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Cockatiel making weird noise everytime I scratch or take her away from her food

My female cockatiel, I just got, has been acting really weird. She was quiet the first couple of days, but now she just screams all the time. She is eating all the time and is very aggressive while ...
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Why does my cat keep meowing at our condo front door?

I live in a condo and my cat always stands in front of the front door and meows. I don't get why, because we've never let him out there. Even when we're about to leave the condo, he doesn't run out, ...
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Bengal/Maine Coon kitten: crying loudly/repeatedly

I was recently given an 8-week old Bengal x Maine Coon mix kitten. Best guess is that the mix is 60% Bengal and 40% Maine Coon. The kitten was crying sharply/loudly/repeatedly from the minute I first ...
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What does a adult cat want when it meows a lot?

I have fed him today and played with him. He still meows randomly I just wanna know why he is meowing a lot.
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I am thinking of getting myself a dog, is it a good idea?

I am thinking of getting a dog. I want to learn about some breeds of which dogs won't bark so much. Does anybody know about any non-barking breeds?
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How can I stop my dog from barking when placed in outside pen?

My dog is placed in outside pen daily. It is a large pen with room to run. She has plenty of water and toys. She barks non stop for hours on in. How can I stop the barking? I hate the neighbors have ...
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My kitten is meowing loudly and constantly

Darien, my white Persian cat is 7 months old. I had him vaccinated for rabies when he was 3 months old. He has been dewormed three times, most recently today. He is not neutered. For the last few ...
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Why do dogs howl?

I am wondering if dogs only howl due to fear or as learned behaviour. Are there other reasons a dog would howl? Is loneliness or other emotions a factor?
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Why did our dog hum / moan when hugged or when burying itself under the bed clothes?

We had a dachshund many years ago, now sadly deceased. When she was picked up and hugged or squeezed a little bit more, she would sort of hum/make a deep moan (not a growl). Sometimes she'd do it on ...
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Why are some cats more vocal than others?

To put this in my perspective. I have three cats at home. They are silent, hardly ever meow but will occasionally purr if you stroke them in the right spot. They will also occasionally rub on you but ...
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Over-excited, barking dog and ways to exercise or calm him

I have recently (a little over month ago) adopted a dog from a shelter. He is year and a half old mutt, looking a little terrier - like, shaggy and wirehaired. He was at the shelter for half a year ...
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12 week old Maremma Sheepdog growling--why?

I own a 12 week old Maremma Sheepdog, I’ve had her for two weeks now. My sweet girl had her second round of vaccinations today and growled at the vet and even snapped. She had just come out of the car ...
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Working with fear based puppy before it becomes real aggression

My 7 month mixed breed (lab, cocker spaniel, Pomeranian, and breed groups herding, guard, and sporting, his brother had dna testing) growls, gets stiff and hair stands up when ever he sees someone ...
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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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Is it possible to train a dog to never bark

My dog barks all the time and it gets very annoying. He is a Jack Russel Terrier mix. Is there a way I can train it to never bark? Thank You
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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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