Q. How do we keep our 3 month old little guy from biting? At times the biting is playful but lately he'll come up to me and bite the back of my leg.

A. Cats are natural born hunters and enjoy stalking prey. A kitten will engage in "mock aggression" with littermates or the queen until taught otherwise. In their absence, it is up to you to teach good behavior. Fit him with a collar and bell so you can hear him "stalking" you. A firm "no" will teach what is appropriate and what is not. Provide appropriate toys for the kitten to stalk and play with. Praise and reward the kitten for appropriate play. Canned air or a squirt bottle are not recommended since those may lead your kitten to fear you as opposed to teaching good behavior.

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