Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

By February 1, 2017Behavior
calico kitten resting head in hand

So, you’re happily petting the cat who seems to be enjoying the activity when all of a sudden, he bites you.

Sometimes called “Love Biting” or more formally, “petting-induced aggression,” it may occur for several reasons.

The cat decides he wants to control the situation (known as status-induced aggression). Or after prolonged petting, a negative stimulus triggers the response. Or the cat may just be telling you he’s had enough.

The trick is to recognize the subtle warning signs before the bite happens.

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