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Pain aggression in dogs – Pet tip 257

Unfortunately the following two scenarios occur from time to time: You’re innocently petting your cat or dog when all of a sudden your pet bites you. The same reaction can happen when you pick up your cat or dog the way you always do, when all of a sudden it bites you. What is going on here? Your pet NEVER bites you, and now that you are trying to show it some love, it bites you. Has your pet gone mad? What might be going on here is pain induced aggression.

It seems so obvious after you bring your pet to a veterinarian to figure out what is going on, but it may be as simple as pain induced aggression. Pain induced aggression means that your pet has exhibited an aggressive behaviour because it is in pain. This is especially common in older pets that may be suffering from arthritis or perhaps one of their internal organs is bruised or diseased.

Lori Brynlund
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
DSH - Tuxedo/Siamese Mix
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1997
Date of Death
Not Provided
Not Provided
Coat Colour:
Black & White
Eye Colour:

My nickname is Goofy! My favorite past time is buggin' my brother, Rowdy. I like to follow along behind him and trip him as he walks - he's such a klutz! He falls off window ledges, trips over the stairs, and runs into things!

For some reason, I'm jinxed. Everything bad happens to me: I've had my tail caught in the door, I've almost been strangled 3-4 times when my head has got stuck under the chair! One time, when I was trying to hit Rowdy on the head, my arms got caught in the back spokes of the chair and I couldn't get loose. I've fallen in the bathtub, I've almost fallen in the toilet and, worst of all, I fell head first into the garbage and couldn't get out until my human mom rescued me!

I've finally figured out how to get out of trouble - it's REALLY easy! You just have to look CUTE! Whenever I've done something that I know I shouldn't have done, especially when I get caught at it, rather than running and hiding, I go and rub up against my human mom's legs, roll over onto my back and give my cutest look! Instead of getting yelled at, I almost always get my tummy rubbed and get picked up for kisses!

My job is to keep my human mom company when she plays the piano.  I sit beside her on the bench and every so often I'll help her play some of the notes.  For some reason, she doesn't seem to appreciate my talent!

Claim to fame: I won the Canadian Living Online Magazine "Cute, Wild, & Wacky Pet Photo Contest" for September, 2002

Aren't I cute?

You can see my brother, Rowdy, and my mom, Pooh Bear, at their own websites.   You can also see my new little sister, Punkin, and my pesky new cousin, AjaPunkin looks kind of like the rest of us - black and fuzzy, except with no white.  Aja, on the other hand, looks very strange.  She's all scrawny with spots, a striped tail, and blue eyes, and is VERY hard on the ears (when she yells - which is every time you look at her - it sounds like finger nails on a chalkboard)!

I have another website here, and you can also see all of us together.

Sadly, Rascal had to be put to sleep on Monday, Aug 2, 2010 after experiencing liver failure.  Lori, Cody, Kaitlyn, as well as Pooh Bear, Rowdy, and Punkin will all miss him!

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