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My cat bites. He attacks my legs and my arms or if he's mad.

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My cat bites. He attacks my legs and my arms for attention or if he's mad. Tried water, tried noise, tried reward for stopping, but nothing works. Play with him at least twice a day. Watched Jackson Galaxy videos. Help!!!
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this. I have dealt with this very situation many times and I will tell you that it requires a multi factorial approach to change this behavior. One approach will not resolve the problem......this is a type of aggression and many steps are required to improve the situation......

The following steps will help improve your situation tremendously:

1. Neuter him if he is not neutered

2. Have him front declawed

3. Have just his canine teeth filed down just slightly to remove the points so they are not able to puncture

4. After he has recovered from this have your vet prescribe amitriptylline to be given daily to him, 5 mg once daily

If you do all of the above you should have a much better situation with your kitty. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further help. Sincerely, DRB

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Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Please let me know if you need additional help. Sincerely,DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 9 months ago.

Please let me know if you need additional assistance. Sincerely, DRB