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

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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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My Cat Growls at Me When I'm Outside

I have an indoor cat who has no problem with me when I'm inside. She'll come up to me, let me pet her, etc. She even sleeps on my side of the bed when I'm out. But whenever I go outside and pass by ...
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Female pug getting too excited

I own a female pug, who is one year and ten months old. She is acting too naughty recently: she digs into our blankets and jeans, bites sleeves--but only those of my 14 years old sister--and pulls ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking when I bring him outside?

Every day we tie our dog up outside because we live in the country, and he likes to get into a lot of mud. But whenever we bring him outside, he always starts barking like crazy to go back inside. ...
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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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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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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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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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Newly adopted dog shows aggression

I just adopted a terrier mix about a week ago. When I brought him home he was calm probably due to him being neutered the day before. A couple days passed and he was calm and allowed me to touch him ...
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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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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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In which case rabbits give noise?

My female rabbit gives noise if she is grooming her back. It sounds like her breath gets out because of to small space for air in her lungs. Like a human with a big belly making noise by getting the ...
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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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What was my dog trying to communicate with this part-howl while meeting new people on a walk?

I'm guessing that's a tricky question to answer, so I'm going to provide lots of details. Thanks for your patience! tl/dr: I was out for a walk with all of my kids. My dog does well with kids (...
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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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My Australian Shepherd is Afraid of Snow Plows and Garbage Trucks

A little background, my dog is an Australian Shepherd and we rescued him when he was 2 years old from the SPCA. He came from Virginia and has a lot of quirks, but one of the trickiest one is that he ...
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Glassy eyes and very vocal. What does that mean?

So my boy cat has glassy eyes and has been meowing a lot for the past two days. He has been eating well and is also playing with us. I see darkened wet skin around the corner of his left eye but not ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I train my paranoid dog to NOT bark at every stranger she meets? [duplicate]

We live in a shady neighborhood so we bought a big dog (5 months old now) and have been training her to bark on command. We haven't been doing this for long so she doesn't recognize the command ...
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Dog barks for an hour when expecting owner home [duplicate]

My Friend rex the dog who lives with my neighbour barks his little stubby head off from 4-5:30 pm every day when he knows his owner is coming home. During the day he lives in the yard, waiting. ...
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How to stop early morning barking [duplicate]

I have 2 crated dogs who bark (or at least one of them barks early morning). I work shifts so get up at different times. I have tried ignoring the barking, ignoring the dogs for a period of time and ...
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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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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 can't my cat meow, unless she really wants in the house?

My cat can meow, but only when she really wants in the house, other times she makes high pitched noises or no noise at all. It's like, she opens her mouth, wait a few milliseconds, and a small squeak ...
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Stopping bad behavior/aggression

How do I stop my dog (3 year old) from barking and running at my nine year old daughter when she comes down the stairs or gets up from the couch, talks or if I talk to her? The bark sounds mean but ...
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How can I keep neighborhood dogs from barking?

I like to walk with my family and dog in the evening around my neighborhood. Unfortunately, I'm surrounded by neighborhood dogs that have not been trained not to bark unnecessarily. It makes what ...
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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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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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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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Why does my cat cry outside the window when it is open enough for her to come inside?

I live in a ground floor flat. My cat has demonstrated that she is well able to come and go through any open window in my flat - even the high one at the top of the window frame. Sometimes, however, ...
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3 mo. old dachshund puppy is quiet in crate for an hour, then starts barking

Our 3 mo. old dachshund puppy has gotten pretty good at being in his crate for about an hour to an hour and a half during the day. We've never had any trouble at night. He'll sleep 8+ hours and doesn'...
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Puppy barks at other dogs [duplicate]

We have a 13 weeks old hybrid puppy. It's a mix between a black Labrador, Golden retriever and Australian Shepard. She is very happy to meet other dogs and gets along with most of them. The problem ...
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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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My cat Has No sound when it meows, but puurs VERY loudly. Confusion! [duplicate]

My cat is around 14 Years old and has switched between outside and inside most of its life. When we first had Our cat He was often outside. That was until one day he got a scratch on his nose and for ...

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