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  1. #61
    Robert Miles Guest

    Default Re: OT cat biting!

    On 7/11/2012 11:16 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> x-no-archive: yes
    >>
    >> On 7/11/2012 12:47 AM, Billy wrote:
    >>
    >>> Ron Hines DVM PhD
    >>> <http://www.2ndchance.info/aggressivecat.htm>
    >>> said that, "punishment never works in curbing aggression in cats. It
    >>> simply makes the problem worse. Your cat will become fearful or turn its
    >>> resentment toward you and the other cats. Instead, simply withdraw your
    >>> affection as soon as an incident occurs. Cats quickly learn that life
    >>> suddenly got more boring after they became aggressive."
    >>>
    >>> But Julie's cat isn't drawing blood. Biting in cats, from many sources,
    >>> doesn't mean aggression. If your cats has several incidents where it
    >>> draws blood, you have some hard decisions to make, but that's not
    >>> Julie's problem.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Julie's cat may not have drawn blood yet, but it's a frequent biter and
    >> cat bits are dangerous.
    >>
    >> The sprayer is not punishment, it's distraction and aversive, but not
    >> punitive.

    >
    > She is not a frequent biter and she hasn't done it since I posted this. I
    > don't want to distract her. She is obviously trying to tell us something.


    Would it be worthwhile to touch parts of her that you don't normally
    touch to see if she acts like any of them are painful?


  2. #62
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT cat biting!


    "Robert Miles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:5019fcc6$0$21446$[email protected]..
    > On 7/11/2012 11:16 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >> "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> x-no-archive: yes
    >>>
    >>> On 7/11/2012 12:47 AM, Billy wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Ron Hines DVM PhD
    >>>> <http://www.2ndchance.info/aggressivecat.htm>
    >>>> said that, "punishment never works in curbing aggression in cats. It
    >>>> simply makes the problem worse. Your cat will become fearful or turn
    >>>> its
    >>>> resentment toward you and the other cats. Instead, simply withdraw your
    >>>> affection as soon as an incident occurs. Cats quickly learn that life
    >>>> suddenly got more boring after they became aggressive."
    >>>>
    >>>> But Julie's cat isn't drawing blood. Biting in cats, from many sources,
    >>>> doesn't mean aggression. If your cats has several incidents where it
    >>>> draws blood, you have some hard decisions to make, but that's not
    >>>> Julie's problem.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Julie's cat may not have drawn blood yet, but it's a frequent biter and
    >>> cat bits are dangerous.
    >>>
    >>> The sprayer is not punishment, it's distraction and aversive, but not
    >>> punitive.

    >>
    >> She is not a frequent biter and she hasn't done it since I posted this.
    >> I
    >> don't want to distract her. She is obviously trying to tell us
    >> something.

    >
    > Would it be worthwhile to touch parts of her that you don't normally
    > touch to see if she acts like any of them are painful?


    She has no pain. Whatever it was is over now. She's no longer doing it
    although she has been doing what I think is kissing me on the hand.



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