Q. My cat is 13yrs. Old he likes to bite me he doesn't do this to anyone but me and I'm the only one he comes to for petting help why does he do this?

A. It is possible you pet too hard? Maybe your cat likes it to a certain point, but then wants you to stop. Warning signs for cats include a wagging tail, whale eyes, nipping, lunging, batting away with their paws, and biting you. It could be that your cat is just warning you off when she's overstimulated. Work on keeping her under threshold. Pet her calmly and gently when she approaches you. Be very relaxed and keep your hands low and slow. Feed her treats while you're petting her to help her feel more comfortable with the petting.

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