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Q: How can I get my cat to stop bitting me?

June 8, 2009 | By Catluver19 | 8 answers | Expired: 2008 days ago

Catluver19

My very young cat Versace always bites me(although in a loving way) when ever I go to pet and snuggle with her. How can I train her to stop biting?

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Patricia  C.
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Jun 15, 2009

She is probably teething. Give her something to chew on that will help her cut her teeth on something better than you!

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Julia B.
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Jun 12, 2009

I would wait until she lets go and when she does grab her mouth

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Mitzi L.
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Jun 10, 2009

If your cat is young, it may still have sore gums from teeth coming in. But when the cat does bite, I would freeze until she lets go. Then have a cat chew toy handy to give her. Your cat is showing affection to you in cat language. I hope your cat out-grows the habit.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jun 10, 2009

Bite him back.

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Jillian
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Jun 09, 2009

the only one on here you should listen to is ourstaff. the other two...really? pop her on the nose or spray her w/water? fear based tactics are not only crude, but they promote insecurities and sometimes aggression.

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Gail S.
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Jun 09, 2009

The spray bottle technique is my vote. Cats don't like it yet you are not hurting them. Good luck to you!

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Mixedkitty01
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Jun 08, 2009

its easy and simple:).there are four ways to solve your problem.1pop her on the nose(not toohard).2spray her with water.3dont give her ANY attention of whatsoever.4put hand sanitizer on and she wont bite.Email me at apple_banana97@yahoo.com for more.bye

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Ourstaff
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Jun 08, 2009

When the cat starts biting freeze tell it in a firm but gentle voice "No bite" and slowly set it on the floor when it lets go. Repeat this every time the cat starts to bite.

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