hi I have a problem with my cat scratching me and anyone else it use to be worse she would follow you and grab your legs and them and bite we adoppted her through the shelter we think she was a ferral for they found her outside when she was 5oz yes she was alone on the street by herself the shelter took her in and got her in good health before we got her at 1 lb or so , 5 months i think. and she is not affraid of water, i make a loud noise to startle her when she starts to attack but nothing does not stop her she is 2 1/2 other wise she is beautiful .she even lets me clean her butt if it is dirty. lucky our 13 yr old dalmation and her love each other they sleep together .the quistion i have is declawing . shes sitting on your lap sleeping and out of no there she gets ahold of your arm with all nails and and bites i have to pry her off but thats not easy thanks for any info i tried using nail covers but they come off she is a house cat never goes out
I dont like declawing cats. My cat used to bite me all the time it got to the point were I was just Ped. From then on every time he would bit me I would poke his nose (not hard just a small poke) and tell him to knock it off in a deep growl kind of voice, I would say anything from Punk knock it off to just jibberish. I figured I couldnt stop it but I could annoy the crap out of him. Well he stoped now he just bites hubby.
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Sometimes when I have encountered a cat that bites, I have gotten one of the "fishing pole" toys with a ball or mouse on the end, and distracted it by playing with it, sometimes they don't know how to get your attention. And especially since this one was without a mother to teach it appropiate behavior, it just needs to have an outlet for misplaced aggression. Also filling a spray bottle with water and GENTLY spraying the cat will discourage and distract it from biting.
>>> shes sitting on your lap sleeping and out of no there she gets ahold of your arm with all nails and and bites i have to pry her off but thats not easy <<<
Your post was fine til I got to this statement. My cat started doing this a few months ago. Turned out it was a pain response from a cyst she had. Often when she sat on my lap I would pet her and suddenly she would do that. Apparently the cyst was causing pain. Now whether I caused more pain with petting I don't know BUT pain is pain to an animal.
Cats/kittens will play using claws and teeth BUT if it gets out of control especially when the cat was resting and suddenly attacks you might want to talk to your vet.
hey Monkeyeatbutt37,If you'r cat still bites you or hubby,next time he bites shove you'r finger down his throat,(sounds gross but he or she will NEVER bite you again)shove your finger as far as it can go, but be quick(you probaly dont like cleaning up vomit)
prissypets thats the cruelest thing I have heard in a while. I could not imagine shoving my finger as far down my cats throat as possible.
Ping has had his issues with biting and clawing at times. With the clawing I found keeping his claws trimmed has really discouraged him from clawing. With the biting that can be tricky especially if the cat in question is biting the arm. Usually around here a loud no while clapping (if possible) really helps. Also redirection helps as well. But say if they are biting your leg (an example) jerking away can trigger their prey drive and make them bite more (and claw). Try keeping the limb still and yelling. Not a top of the lungs yell but I loud yell of no none the less.
prissypets, what the h*ll is wrong with you? Are you being serious? If so, that's just downright mean. If your dog poops in the house, do you shove a finger up his hind end, too? Anyway, Boss had a biting problem when he and Ming first showed up here. They started out as "love bites", only happening when you were petting him and were little nibbles when you stopped petting him. He got more persistent and got to the point where he'd just bite to get your attention...not good. We did the same thing Monkey suggested, just a light tap on the nose and a firm, "NO!". If he kept doing it, we would put him on the floor and if he tried to jump back up, back to the floor he went until he behaved. It took a few weeks, but he finally got it. I hope this helps.
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