Mind of Your Cat

June 2007 Issue

Can't We All Just Get Along?

There are times when our needs don't mesh with the needs of our pets. Is there any solution?

The age-old admonishment never to bite the hand that feeds us is a good-sense reminder not to alienate those we depend on for comfort and security. But this metaphor is, of course, based in the reality that pets sometimes do bite the hand that feeds them. A bite from a family pet is at the very least viewed as an insult. At its worst, the bite generates anger or even fear. Not to mention the physical pain and possibility of infection.

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