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I researched this awhile back when adopting kittens. It seems there are a lot of variables with cat biting. These are some tactics that I've had successful experience with (in slightly different situations): If the cat was biting as a sign of play (your fingers, arm, etc. is like a toy) then ignoring the cat is recommended. First, play with the cat (Never ...


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From my experience: My dog is now 9 months old and still bites when playing but he now knows that his jaw can hurt. I am not stating this is the best way, there are loads of ways I have read, and decided to use this one as it was the one I was the most comfortable with. A bit of context When the puppy is young, he might bite for no apparent reason when ...


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Cats tend to nibble on you as a sign of affection. As long as they aren't latching on and trying to draw blood/chunks of skin it's not dangerous. If you are dedicated to stopping the behavior I have found that a spray bottle works, but since it may not always be on hand, reducing the opportunities for the cat to nibble on you may also reduce the behavior. ...


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Kittens need to stay in with their mother for 12 weeks. That's three months and your kitten is already with you when only 1,5 months old. Being with the mother is not all about the mother cat nursing her babies, it is also an important period of time when they learn to play safely with their littermates and with their mother as well. Little kittens have the ...


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Have you ever watched videos of cats hunting? Ever notice that the cats are relaxed, even appear dozing, and then suddenly explode into action? Cats are sit and wait predators and are able to go from a more covert monitoring of the surroundings to sudden action extremely quickly. That does make spotting the signs very challenging, but it's supposed to. As a ...


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Your question doesn't clearly state the reason why your doctor prescribed the injections. I'm aware of two possibilities: one could be a particularly bad infection that you have, and the second could be in case your cat has rabies, since rabies is so common in India. If you have an infection Infections from cat bites are pretty common and if not treated ...


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He's not trying to annoy you or misbehave. You are reading emotions into his behavior that he almost certainly does not feel. You are hurt and angry because of his behavior, so your reactions are probably making things worse. Cats are very different than dogs and people. Dogs, like us, evolved to live in packs. They have a concept of pack leader, and know ...


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If you don't know why she bit you, why do you think you need to do anything? It's a serious point - animals bite for a variety of reasons. Referring to: http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/why-does-my-cat-bite-me-when-i-pet-her status aggression neurological stimulus from being petted too long unhappy about what you're doing, but not communicating ...


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So, first of all, I don't think it's anger. Behaviors like this are often a result of earlier "play" with the dog that was a little more physical than appropriate and so the dog learns that biting is a part of play. I can't say, for sure, if this is your case, but it's a common cause. Net effect, this may be a sign that the dog misses you and wants to play. ...


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When she bites, yelp AI in high-pitch voice, and turn your back to her. Walk away, and when she will run around you, keep on turning your back to her. That is a strong signal she'll understand (after a while at least). This really should be obvious, but the mistake is common. The puppy biting is kind of cute, the little teeth not doing any damage and the ...


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Sounds like she's just doing the steps of grooming another cat - the licks to clean and the bites to pull out knots and debris in the fur. It would work so much better if you had a pelt of fur instead of just some stray hairs! The "I'm Done!" type of bite, often called "overstimulation" is something like a short circuit in the little cat brain where the ...


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For some reason, your kitty has been conditioned to think sneezing is a bad thing. Your cat thinks something bad will happen to him when he hears a sneeze. In his past, a sneeze or a sound similar to a sneeze, could have conditioned him in this way. You need to reconditioned him. To do this, you will need to keep his favorite treats throughout the house....


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Ignoring won't work efficiently as biting is self-reinforcing (ie. you could ignore the dog when he's barking, whining, etc. but if you want him not to rush to its kibble, don't ignore rushing to his bowl !). You should teach the puppy not to bite when... she's not biting. When the dog is calm you should do something with her that would lead her to bite and ...


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1. Kittens are generally playful We recently got three cats. When they joined our family, they were 8 months, 8 months and 5 months old. All of them were still childishly playful, and have been for months after. For a 16wk old kitten, I'm expecting it to remain this playful for at least a couple of months. Since you've already bought toys and such for ...


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Luckily it's incredibly easy to 'train' mice not to bite at hands. Although it's not so much of training as it is getting them comfortable with hands. Small rodents like mice, gerbils, and hamsters, have it pretty rough at the pet store. Children will come into the store and immediately run to see the cute fluffy rodents, banging their hands against the ...


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Yes, he will likely bite again if you do nothing. And it could be a child next time, so you need to do something. I'm sure I don't need to tell you that dog bites can be fatal. Behaviourists classify aggression into a number of forms. The dog likely has components of fear aggression and conflict aggression. Consultation with a veterinary behaviourist is the ...


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I have twin 9-year-old boy cats. One of them has always attacked me when I sneeze. I just Googled this because I sneezed and he came tearing across the apartment, all set to attack me -- scratch and bite. I usually brandish a pillow to keep him away from me. It can be terrifying though. If I absent-mindedly sneeze and am not on guard I get mauled. This has ...


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Even if I can't really answer the "why" part of your question and if I doubt it is actual anger, here are a few things you should try to reduce or eliminate that behaviour, assuming that your dog is quite excited because you're back: stay calm, do not actively pet him before he calms down if he jumps and/or bites you, do not say anything, this will very ...


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When he nips, shout "ow! no!" a bit louder and sooner than necessary, and if necessary stop playing and walk away. That's how dogs teach each other not to nip, after all -- they growl or bark and don't play with the annoying one until he learns not to be so rough. "Pit bulls" should be as capable of being gentle/careful as any other dog. But a puppy is a ...


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Stop using his hands to play with the cat, the cat relates his hands with rough playtime, so you need to provide the cat with something else to play with. Until the cat disassociates your family member's hands with rough play I'd recommend a toy that has an extension.


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Cats bite for a number of reasons. The most common are probably fear or over stimulation, but that doesn't seem to be your cat(neither normally causes a cat to seek you out to bite). Age can also be a factor, with young cats sometimes biting as a form of aggressive play (if that sounds like your cat, then you'll want to look for information on a common issue ...


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Cat are famous for doing this. They are biting you because the want attention and they want to be pet. It is like a small child tugging on their mother’s dress for attention. You can ignore them or gently move them away, or even gently remove them from the bed and set them on the floor. I recommend not giving them affection when they are biting you when ...


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If you know any children or sisters then contact them. This indicates some serious problems. Try and get in the house to look for problems. Dogs are a pretty good judge of character. Dog was not aggressive to you. She is abusing this dog even if she does not understand it. When the dog was in your yard it was a stray.


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Cats bite for many different reasons. Not all of them are a matter of immaturity or aggression. We have a 7 month old cat, who is incredibly energetic. Whenever he plays, he goes all out (nails and teeth). He's has gotten better at avoiding the use of nails/teeth when playing with me (I stop playing when he hurts me); but once he gets excited, he still ...


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The other answer is correct that some cats bite to get your attention, but that's not the full story. There are also cases where a cat bites you because it wants to give you affection, and that's how they do it. This is the case for one of our cats. She's relatively shy, and only comes for pets once in a blue moon. When she does, she really enjoys it, that's ...


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I am very appreciative for the support in the other answers but wanted to share specifically what I did that seems to be working so that others in the future may learn. I realized a couple days ago that our method was unintentionally reinforcing bad behavior. Here is our mistake: Puppy would nip at pants / legs We would try to substitute with a toy or ...


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Puppies are similar to man's child when they are in stage of growing teeth. Man's child also can tends to tendencies of biting but we give them bit-able toys. Same need to be done with dogs. They also required to chew when they grow teeth , their are various products available in the market for this purpose. Milk/calcium bones are most affected ones. ...


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As for injections, I have never heard of that. I know a few people who have gotten bitten by cats who then needed to be hospitalized for infection. Average 1 day. Neither got rid of their cat. My cat bit my arm when I was playing with him, he wrapped his paws around me and I quickly pulled my arm away, which scared him, when his hind claws started to dig. He ...


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I have been bitten and scratched many times through the years and usually it was my fault for how I handled, approached, etc. the cat. If you clean the wound and keep it clean you should be just fine. If becomes quite red or inflamed or painful, have a doctor look at it. There is no reason to get any sort of treatment unless the cat is known to be, or is ...


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The other answers give helpful advice, and I would like to emphasize a couple of points: Retrievers are very mouthy in general -- they were bred to pick up game in their mouths and bring it back to the hunter. So they tend to play biting games more than many other breeds. Bite inhibition is THE most important lesson a puppy must learn. A two-month-old puppy ...


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