My cat Simon is awesome and affectionate however when he doesn't get his way he will start nipping at my calves and ankles. I don't want to scold him and yet I don't want to get bit either. He isn't breaking the skin however I do feel it is important to deal with it. My cat is declawed and well-taken care of. He is taken to the vet for checkups and has an automatic feeder to ensure he is always fed.

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    Well, we do have our sister site: Pets Stack Exchange. – Stephie Jun 14 '16 at 6:19
  • Can we migrate this question to petsSE? – Just Do It Jun 14 '16 at 19:02
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Putting something harmless but foul-tasting on your skin or clothes (e.g. soap or insect repellent) is effective.

  • Try vicks vapo-rub. It should repel your cat. I found out on Bondi Vet that it repels dogs as well. – Old_Fossil Jun 14 '16 at 21:26

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