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I have a 13 month old Daughter and she had gotten an 11 week old kitten (he is n...

TimberMan

Question: 
I have a 13 month old Daughter and she had gotten an 11 week old kitten (he is now about 17 weeks old) a month ago. The other day, my daughter and Tiger were on the couch and she started crying. Tiger had her pinned faced down on the couch and had bit down on the back of her neck, not letting go. He did not puncture skin, but you can see the four teeth marks where he held her. Why did he do this and what can I do to prevent it from happening again?
Answer: 

This sounds like dominance behavior. Call your veterinarian and see if he can recommend a behaviorist. Until then, I recommend not leaving your daughter and your kitten unsupervised.