Issue 24: April 10

Dear Dr. Schelling,

My cat often jumps into my lap wanting to be petted. But after just a few strokes, she turns around and swats or bites me. It seems to happen with no warning and is extremely frustrating. Please help!


Dear Robert,

Your cat’s capricious behavior may be what veterinary behaviorists call petting-induced aggression. Though some cats crave all the snuggling they can get, others have a very strict limit for how much they are petted and where. Recognizing your cat’s limits and stopping just before she’s had enough is the secret to preventing this problem. Click here to learn more about petting-induced aggression.

Click here to read the full article.

- Dr. Schelling

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