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Q. I have a 5 mo. kitten. She has a problem with teething, chews on my fingers and nose. I tell her "No" & got to the point were I am bopping. Help!

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A. 5-7 months is typically the age cats and dogs will begin to get their adult teeth. This can be a troublesome time as cats may want to chew on things to help relieve their gums from soreness and pain. If your kitten is very mouthy, providing lots of soft toys she can bite and play with will help redirect the behavior to appropriate objects. A chewy treat or even a small piece of ice cube can help to soothe and numb sore gums! If she begins to get mouthy with you, stop the play session, get up and walk away. She will quickly learn that chewing on you means she doesn't get to have fun! Luckily, most kittens will outgrow this behavior once their adult teeth are in!

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