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Lip-biting while eating.

I bite my inner bottom lip while eating at least once a day. There's usually blood and I'm in the habit of blotting it with a napkin so I am sure of this. Why do I do this? How can I stop? [more inside]
posted by bendy on Jan 9, 2016 - 12 answers

Belgian Malinois puppy problems.

Asking for my next door neighbor who just got an 11 week old Malinois puppy who is biting more than an average puppy. There is a reason people call them Malingators. He bites and does not release. Malinois owners what has worked for you to break this problem? [more inside]
posted by Coffee Bean on Jul 28, 2015 - 12 answers

Toddler Battle 2015

Two toddlers walk into a share... One is named "Grabby" and the other "Bitey." How can I determine if the daily, and escalating, battles of these 1 1/2 year olds is too stressful? Could this just be like the love/hate that usually takes place between siblings? [more inside]
posted by demonstartivepapadonous on May 12, 2015 - 13 answers

My cat's been biting humans out of the blue

We adopted a cat a couple of months ago. He's about five, and in good health according to the vet. (He was surrendered to a local SPCA for financial reasons.) Starting about a month ago, he's started biting people. He'll get very close, his eyes will dilate, he'll extend his neck toward an arm or leg and he'll often let out a relatively long, complaining meow and then chomp down on the limb. It's scaring the shit out of me and my wife. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2015 - 19 answers

I call the big one Bitey

Baby Stardust is a curious, energetic little boy, but you wouldn't like him when he's angry. He's on the verge of getting kicked out of daycare. How can we help him stop biting and pushing? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jan 20, 2015 - 16 answers

Biting the hand that feeds myself

I bite my hands when I am angry, upset, overstimulated or frightened, so hard and so often that I have (sometimes bloody) calluses on both hands. Why do I do this? How can I stop? [more inside]
posted by sleepy psychonaut on Jan 1, 2015 - 15 answers

Cat Aggression

My 1.5 yr old cat will escalate grooming/playing with other cats into aggressive biting. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Nov 9, 2014 - 12 answers

How can I get my six-year-old to stop licking his lips?

How can I get my six-year-old to stop licking his lips, which results in a chapped ring around his mouth? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Jun 27, 2014 - 30 answers

Why do I growl, moan and bite things in my sleep?

Over the past six months, I've noticed that I've engaged in a number of increasingly bizarre behaviors while sleeping. I know that I'm doing these things because I usually wake up in the middle of whatever I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by Avenger on May 17, 2014 - 9 answers

Stop biting behavior in an SPD/ASD kid?

Our young (<6) child has sensory processing issues, and is lashing out physically when she is overwhelmed. We don't want to pull her from a generally beneficial school, and she's already in occupational therapy, what else can we do to stop the aggressive behavior? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2014 - 11 answers

I don't want a tsundere dog

Our new dog fears me and is generally seems to be fearful. He's already bitten the friend who would be watching him if we went on a trip! It would break my wife's heart to take him back but if his behaviors keep up I don't know if we'll have any choice. However I believe there are rarely bad dogs, just mostly bad owners. How can we make Fishstick part of the family? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Jan 27, 2014 - 25 answers

Why does my cat chomp on my bare legs when I'm walking around?

YANMC (You are not my cat), but why does my 2 y/o cat attack my legs? Bare legs = Wide, crazy kitty eyes and sideways CHOMP right into my calf. This has been going on for about a month. And I mean MY legs- we've tried to see if she will go after my husband's and she won't! This is not a serious problem; I'm just curious. I'm an experienced cat owner but this is funny and baffling. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Nov 12, 2013 - 37 answers

How to stop biting the same swollen wound on the inside my mouth?

How can I stop biting the same freaking spot on the inside of my mouth? I'm tired of seasoning my meals with blood and pain. [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Mar 18, 2013 - 17 answers

Baby/Toddler likes to bite mama while breastfeeding...what do we do?

Our lovely baby boy (11 months old, with two sharp and pointy bottom incisors with two more coming in on top) has started biting mama fairly regularly while breastfeeding over the past few days. What are some things we can do? [more inside]
posted by nosh, daven, shtup on Aug 22, 2012 - 27 answers

What's the best approach when my puppy growls and snap at people and other animals?s

What's the best approach when my puppy growls and snap at people and other animals? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Probably not just a nervous habit

My dog is biting her nails. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 17, 2012 - 10 answers

The Better to Bite/Chew With?

My 21-year-old niece has a new compulsion to bite and chew things that might be due to her new epilepsy medication (Keppra). Anyone have experience with this? [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Feb 2, 2012 - 23 answers

It's a good thing she tested negative for rabies.

I asked before about my cat's bitey tendencies. A month of strict training hasn't resulted in any adjustment. Maybe it's me? [more inside]
posted by brina on Jan 3, 2012 - 14 answers

What should I do about my cat's love bites?

How should I respond to my cat's playful nipping? [more inside]
posted by brina on Dec 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Why is my sleep interrupted by a painful tongue sensation?

Why do I get a sharp pain in my tongue asI drift off to sleep? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Nov 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Take a bite out of biting

Our 11-month old Black Lab is very badly behaved. Please suggest ways that we can deal with out-of-control biting and other bad habits. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Nov 4, 2011 - 33 answers

Why does my cat bite my partner when he laughs loudly?

OK, I know this is the perennial AskMe "My cat does this crazy thing" question, and that the answer will be the eternal "because cats are weird", but I want to find out if anyone else's cat does this. When my spouse is laughing loudly, for instance (but not exclusively) in response to being tickled, my cat will launch himself at him and attempt to bite him (fortunately, it's always been through clothes). This has happened three times. It was not a playful bite, but rather a full-on chomp. The cat is very sweet at all other times, if occasionally a bit jumpy. Has anyone else seen this behavior, or have any idea what's going on, or how to make the cat less reactive to loud laughter?
posted by matildaben on Oct 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Kitten biting now, help!

Kitten filter: My wife's new kitten (he is 4 months old now) seems to be going through a biting phase. He especially likes biting hands and arms. We try to spray him with water and say "no biting." Will this be enough to train him not to bite, or is there something else we should be doing? Thank you!
posted by Equiprimordial on Oct 18, 2011 - 32 answers

Kennel our dog?

I'm looking for a dog kennel recommendation in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area! There's probably more inside than you want to read. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Why can't she just keep her puppy mouth closed?

How do you make a puppy stop chewing on EVERYTHING? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 2, 2011 - 36 answers

I like to bite and I cannot lie

I like to bite things. People, really. Yikes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2010 - 28 answers

Why is my kitty biting me?

Why is my cat biting me all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Sep 14, 2010 - 27 answers

She's a Japanese cat, should I be saying "やめる!" instead?

How can I curb my new kitten's undesirable nighttime behavior (scratching and biting my face and hands)? Details and a few more questions inside. [more inside]
posted by you zombitch on Jun 10, 2010 - 34 answers

How to discourage my puppy from biting?

How do I discourage my new puppy from biting? [more inside]
posted by LittleKnitting on May 12, 2010 - 16 answers

shark attack by puppy

My puppy is a shark - help? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Apr 5, 2010 - 19 answers

Puppy biting?

How to stop puppy biting? [more inside]
posted by jca on Feb 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Will my fingernails re-attach to the nail-bed?

Can fingernails re-attach to the nail-bed? [more inside]
posted by jedro on Jan 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Why is my Russian Dwarf Hamster so irritable lately?

Why is my Russian Dwarf Hamster so irritable lately? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Oh wow, another cat question

[CatFilter]: My one-year-old, neutered, fully-clawed male cat is very bitey & doesn't respond to anything that one might think would deter him. Please help! [more inside]
posted by oh really on Sep 15, 2009 - 20 answers

How to stop puppy from biting older dog?

Hey hive mind! So a friend of mine has an old dog with hip dysplasia and bad back legs. My friend needed a running partner and a new friend for said older dog, so she went out an got herself a pup (about a year old I think) Now younger dog is nipping back legs of older dog, basically tormenting her. What should my (very upset about this) friend do?
posted by HPag on Mar 17, 2009 - 6 answers

He can't be a vampire. He doesn't sparkle in the sunlight.

Can I get a second cat without wrecking my first one's life? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Jan 29, 2009 - 13 answers

Chronic nail biter seeks help!

Help me quit biting my nails! [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jan 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Excuse me, ladies, how long is your kissing window?

So there's this beautiful woman that I'm finding myself overwhelmingly attracted to. We have a great time, seem to have some chemistry, some central common interests. There's been a couple of moments when I thought that she wanted me to kiss her. But they don't last long. Oh yeah, she's a biter. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 - 44 answers

My cat bites too hard and has a stinky butt.

Our (formerly feral) cat bites all the time- sometimes gently and affectionately, and other times hard enough to draw blood through thick jeans. Also, he poops every time I take a shower. I'm puzzled. [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Dec 1, 2007 - 24 answers

Tongue Biting: Why, and How to Stop?

How can I stop biting my tongue? I mean literally biting my tongue until it bleeds. Why do I do this? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Oct 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Mexican Hairless dog aggression problems?

Our 3.5 year old Mexican Hairless has started becoming aggressive and I need suggestions for dealing with it. [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Aug 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Dog biting

Why has my perfectly nice dog with no history of biting suddenly doing it? Please help me save my face. [more inside]
posted by munchingzombie on Jun 23, 2007 - 31 answers

Will neutering change my male kitten's aggressive behaviour?

Our recently adopted, very sweet, very clingy male kitten is showing some signs of aggressive behaviour. Is this typical of intact males? Will his behaviour change for the better after he's neutered or should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Dec 7, 2006 - 19 answers


How to bite without leaving long-lasting bruises? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2006 - 15 answers

How do you ween a 16 month old from biting?

How do you ween a 16 month old from biting? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on May 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Stop my kitten or my cat will have no ears

How do I get my cat to stop biting my other cat's ears? [more inside]
posted by scazza on May 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Biting Puppy; Why?

Why does our puppy look like she is biting other dogs?
posted by pettins on Mar 20, 2006 - 19 answers

Urge to bite, rising.

Does anybody else get the urge to bite something (like say, an arm) every once in a while? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Dec 17, 2005 - 62 answers


Last night our adopted dog snapped her teeth at the baby. Baby is 20 months old - the dog had just curled up on the couch, wasn't asleep, the baby walked by and our dog lunged out her neck, snarled, and snapped her teeth twice (right on level with our babys face). [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on Nov 16, 2005 - 49 answers

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