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Could my child have a mental disorder? Hurts our cat biting ear.

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In brief: Maybe

How old is your child? A young child who is starting to bite may not realize that it hurts people and animals.
If you child is old enough to know this, do check with your child's doctor. Your child could be acting out from a variety of issues- stress, changes in the household, illness, or anxiety.

In brief: Maybe

How old is your child? A young child who is starting to bite may not realize that it hurts people and animals.
If you child is old enough to know this, do check with your child's doctor. Your child could be acting out from a variety of issues- stress, changes in the household, illness, or anxiety.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

Any child who hurts animals should be evaluated by his doctor and /or a therapist.

In brief: Maybe

Any child who hurts animals should be evaluated by his doctor and /or a therapist.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Certainly merits watching, but depends on the age of the child and context. A 2 yo may not know any better. An 8 yo should and definitely would merit an evaluation.
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