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Your dog needs mental and physical stimulation! The question should not be, "how can I physically trap and contain my dog?", rather, "why is my dog doing this, and how can it be corrected?". she chewed up just about every piece of paper in our house. We solved that by getting chew toys. No. Incorrect. By just buying chew toys, you haven'...


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If your cat is ONLY shredding the paper, that is fine. Some cats seem to like the feeling of destroying things, and paper is easy to destroy. I would even take advantage of its desire to shred paper by providing it with things that it's allowed to shred, and encouraging it to shred those, such as cardboard scratchers. If your cat is busy shredding and ...


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I can only agree with Nai54's answer. If your dog escapes your yard, it doesn't mean that the dog is bad, it means that the yard doesn't fulfill the dog's needs. A very easy way to entertain a dog is a puzzle feeder. Those come in various shapes and sizes and can also be crafted by you. Feeding a dog in a bowl is easy and boring, but feeding them in a puzzle ...


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Animals have different personalities. Some kittens may not be attracted to toys. Not playing with toys alone is not a symptom. Lethargy itself is an important symptom and a good reason for an early vet visit. However, if he follows you and if he shows a decent activity doing so, as long as he doesn't show any other symptoms, I would not worry about it. ...


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This answer is part of Pets Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. Basically what the comments already suggest: Cats are creatures of habit. Whenever you want to change one of the factors connected to habits you need to do a slow transition, so your cat can get used to the new thing. ...


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Look at things from the cat’s perspective: she was taken from everything she knows and dropped in a confined space with two strange animals ten-plus times her size. She is scared out of her mind, just as you would be in that situation, and hissing is one of the ways a cat tries to intimidate other animals to leave it alone without risking a fight. Also, keep ...


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It sounds to me like the root cause is boredom. Bengals have a reputation for being very high energy cats. Furthermore, at 9 months old, I would expect him to still have kitten levels of energy. So already I can tell he almost certainly requires a lot more play than the average cat. But also his pattern of behavior, sleep, chase, attack, follows the ...


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Cat food is formulated with all the vitamins and minerals a cat needs and with the assumption that the cat would only drink water in addition to eating the food. So if you want to make gravy yourself, you don't need to worry about adding any more nutrients. However, you must worry about not adding any harmful substances to the gravy. First and foremost those ...


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He wants to play (or is hungry/thirsty)! This shows several signs that your dog desires to engage with you, such as: tail wagging physically engaging you by "pawing" occurs when you are not focused on him (instead, on your phone, sleeping, or swimming) When this happens, I encourage you to play with him, dogs - especially younger ones - need ...


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At this point in time the chicks (if there ever were some in the eggs) are certainly dead. Duck eggs need to be kept in a very narrow range of temperature to develop and the incubation time is 21 - 31 days. This period is very stressful for the mother, because she has to constantly turn and shift the eggs around to keep them at the same temperature, but she ...


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While shivering can be a symptom of fever, it’s not always present, so I wouldn’t consider shivering an important indicator. Many lists of fever symptoms in cats don’t include shivering. A far more telltale sign is an overall sluggishness and low responsiveness, lack of appetite and possibly dry/parched nose and mouth. If you know your cat, you won’t miss it,...


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You have at least two factors working against you: First, the mother cat is driving away her offspring, that’s natural behavior (as cruel as it seems to humans who have a different perspective on family). If your home and it’s surroundings are “her” territory, he may be permitted to pass through, e.g. to feed, but depending on her personality she may not ...


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This is a summary of information originally given in comments. If a cat keeps panting after giving birth, the most probable reason is that she has milk fever (a lack of calcium in the body). This condition weakens the mother and can be lethal to her, but it also keeps her from nursing her kittens. If possible, please have your cat treated by a vet as soon as ...


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The problem here isn't that he isn't exercised enough, the problem is that he's too excited. Those are 2 different things. He could see a big dog before he had any walk this day (hasn't exercised) and still stay calm. And he could have the longest walk of his life, see a small dog and still get too excited despite being physically tired. Personally, I wouldn'...


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A trick (that worked in the past for me) is to take a long walk with the 2 problematic dogs. Each of you should take one dog and then you just start walking with the both of you in the middle, separating the dogs. They'll probably want to interact with each other right away, but at this stage you keep them strictly separated and just walk on. You shouldn't ...


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Dominance signs in cats: cat wants to show how tall it is, starts to stretch the head up and wants to get above the opponent. Dominance in rabbits: rabbit wants to be groomed, wants to get UNDER the opponent. This is why rabbits and cats are this happy together :D each of them thinks "I am the dominant one" and wins the fight. So how you described ...


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In addition to StephenS's answer, you can improve your relationship with the cat via nonverbal communication. Every time you go into her safe room, you should do the "lazy cat blink" at her to tell her that you're friendly and don't want to fight. Never ever stare into her eyes or you destroy any chance at a peaceful life together. Looking at a ...


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This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. It is possible for an animal to stop liking things they were okay with in short time, especially if they aren't feeling well. Animals think in simple categories like good (pleasant, tasty, comfortable) and bad (painful, ...


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I am composing this message because highest voted answer misses some very crucial parts. Similar questions are unfortunately abundant here, so I adapted another answer of mine. Panting in cats is a sign of extreme stress. Do not approach him if he is panting. Get some cat treats and occasionally offer him. Don't overuse this, because treats are harmful ...


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In the most general terms, this is a sign of stress or frustration. Your dog is stressed by something, probably but not necessarily the playing children. Boxers were bred a working dogs for big game hunts, herding cattle, police and military service. Their character is described as "energetic", which translates to "they have a lot of energy ...


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THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY! According to https://www.greencrossvets.com.au/pet-library/articles-of-interest/why-is-my-cat-panting/, The only reasons why cats would be breathing through their mouth period would be because they are Hot, Stressed, or have an underlying disease.


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I speak from experience as I have a very playful Hound/Retriever. Usually if they jump and put their front paws on your lap and claw at you, it could be many things, they are trying to hold on, they want you to play with them, or they are worried about you if your still for too long. Usually its them saying "Its time for play". If you really think ...


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It's possible they like the acoustics. If the area is minimally used and/or minimally furnished, their voices may bounce around in a way that's interesting or pleasing to them, so they head down there to make noise and listen to it. During some renovations where rooms were emptied out here, my cats would frequent the empty spaces and yowl while in them; the ...


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This is very normal in cats. The reason they might want to sit next to your feet, or just be near you while you're going to the bathroom, is an instinctive thing that cats all do. They usually do this to protect you, since going to the bathroom is a very vulnerable action. Do not worry if your cat doesn't do this, nothing is wrong with them, they just might ...


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I used a small hand drill & some craft wire to hold it down. Doesn’t touch the water & kitty can’t rip it apart.


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he definitely seems to be trying to get our attention You're absolutely right about that, and he's succeeding, because: I have tried spraying him with a water bottle Unfortunately, by doing that, you're counterintuitively allowing your cat to win the struggle between the two of you. He wants you awake and paying attention to him, to reach the ends he's ...


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