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My cat bit me, should I abandon her?

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 ...
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How do I make a cat understand something is wrong?

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 ...
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My cat is biting and scratching me and diving at me with claws out

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 ...
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Why does my cat bite me while I'm petting it?

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 ...
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My cat bit me, should I abandon her?

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-...
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I love my 8 m.o. now 10 pound kitty

Actually, these ARE signs the cat loves you. Biting your leg and grabbing your hand is the cat trying to play with you. If you're a particular target, it's because the cat has decided you are the fun ...
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Prevent injured cat from biting & scratching people during vet exam

I am a vet who sees a lot of cats each day. To examine a cat who tends to bite or scratch, there are a few things I do commonly: Go slow and gentle. Cats don't like sudden movement. Let the cat ...
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Why does my cat bite me when I sneeze?

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 ...
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Dangers from street-cat bite that left a tiny speckle of blood?

The bites of free-roaming animals like stray cats and dogs are always risky, because these animals may have recently had contact with rodents, vermin and filth. As pointed out by this Wikipedia ...
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Why does my cat bite me when I sneeze?

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 ...
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Pit Bull mix that bit someone - is it likely he will bite again?

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 ...
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Hostile hamster - Biting hands whilst holding

I wouldn't say the possibility of bond is gone. I hate to say this, because I want to be as positive as possible, but when I worked at a pet store there were 2 things we for sure ALWAYS recommended ...
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Cat bites my face at night and when he seems happy

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 ...
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Aggressive cat bites out of no where, even though he's usually affectionate

This definitely feels like play aggression. Your strategies for dealing with it should revolve around anticipating it and preventing it before the cat gets around to biting you by getting its energy ...
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How to keep a teething puppy from biting me and other people?

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'...
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How do I teach my cat to stop biting after rough play?

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 ...
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5 month old kitten, still biting?

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 ...
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My cat bites me for no apparent reason

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 ...
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Cat bites my face at night and when he seems happy

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 ...
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Attempts at stopping nipping - puppy

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 ...
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My cat bit me, should I abandon her?

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....
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Elderly next door neighbor and her elderly dog aggression issues

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 ...
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My cat is biting and scratching me and diving at me with claws out

Kittens need a lot of play. Play with him until he refuses to play anymore. Use only toys, never your hands, so scratching/biting you will not be reinforced. Lure toys or laser pointers are the safest....
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How to stop gray parrot from biting?

Well, things turned out to be that being friendly with the bird and loving him, no matter what, worked! Now I have a very lovely parrot. So rules I followed are: If parrot behaves bad then do not ...
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Cat biting Mom - hard enough to draw blood, always in same spot on wrist

My best guess is the cat is getting hyper, then because it's hyper, it's trying to get attention by biting. If this is the explanation, then your mother might be a particular target due to her habits ...
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How to convey to a dog that we are not playing with her because she bites?

First thing, you need to get her checked by a vet for anything that might cause her pain. Arthritis, a herniated disk or certain vitamin deficits are known to cause pain and dogs that are in pain are ...
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My cat bit me, should I abandon her?

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 ...
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What are the warning signs that my cat is about to bite?

Remember to distinguish between grab, nip ("stop that") and bite ("dammit, stop thay NOW"). Simply grabbing your hand may not mean anything more than if you grabbed your sibling's hand; it can range ...
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My Kitten Bit Me

It's a rare cat owner that hasn't gotten their skin broken by their pet, and in the vast, vast majority of cases, nothing much comes of it. However, it's not without some risks. In rough order of ...
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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

Overall, I'm not too fond with the post (or seeing people tying up dogs in general). It might help, but it really depends on the individual dog and your actual situation, I guess. Always keep this ...
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