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Animals (and humans btw) can distinguish materials and textures they lick. If your cat has a habit of grooming you, she knows how your skin or toe is supposed to feel. If there's something obscuring your toe, she may try to remove the foreign object just like she would remove dirt from her fur. She may also lick your injured toe more than usual because she ...


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First and most important: if you want to train a dog or change his behavior, you have to do it immediately during or a maximum of 3 seconds after he did something. If your dog chases a motorcycle and you leash him after you returned home, he has no chance at all to understand why he's being punished and learn from it. Second: How does your dog perceive an ...


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An intact male cat will be driven by his sex drive to go outside and find females in heat (no matter how successful considering the competition). The behavior will be quite irregular, some toms disappear for days on end, and he’s of course exposed to a multitude of dangers outside. He will also contribute (or at least try to) the number of new feral kittens ...


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You should tell him that this behavior is not allowed, but in dog language. When humans get angry, they often start hitting or slapping dogs, but this is less effective than other gestures and in the worst case can lead to aggression. So please don't hit your dog or cause him pain in any other way. Yelling or screaming at the dog is also not effective. It ...


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I know it's hard, but you must consider the possibility that she was abused and/or traumatized. She stayed up there for days and when she came back down she was a completely different cat. Why would she stay in a place she doesn't know for days? A place where she had no food, water or litter box? The most probable scenarios are that she was locked there ...


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