Why Puppies Bite and How to Stop It

When you bring home a new puppy, you’ll be overcome by its adorable melting eyes and small wiggly body. Most people get swept away by their puppy’s cute and snuggly nature. But after a few weeks, something strange starts to happen, your puppy starts biting you!

Oh no, did you do something wrong? Was he separated from his mother too soon and is now lashing out? Have you not show her enough love and attention? The answer is “none of the above.”

Puppy biting is entirely normal and natural. Dogs and puppies use their mouths to interact with their environment since they don’t have fingers like humans do. Puppies are adorable little descendants of wolves, and their teeth are what they use to explore the world around them. Their teeth were once used as weapons, and they must use them to learn what they can and cannot do. So while it may be startling when this behavior first starts, it is in no way a reflection of your puppy parenting skills.

Why Do Puppies Bite When They Play?

Puppies love to play-bite, and it’s their way of investigating. When puppies play with one another, they can learn about their strengths and what they can do with their teeth and jaws. Puppies have sharp puppy teeth that they use to learn their abilities and then learn to constrain their force of bite before their dog teeth grow in. Then, as they grow, they will have a safe tool to eat, and solve conflicts with if necessary.

Puppies are not like children. You would never hand a toddler a sharp object and say “Now be careful with that Timmy. You could hurt yourself or someone else.” You would most likely wait until the child is older before trusting them with a potentially dangerous item. But puppies come into their own type of dangerous special items very early in life. Puppies need to learn from the very beginning how they can and cannot use these natural weapons.  

When Do Puppies Stop Biting?

Puppies stop biting when they are taught that human skin is sensitive. Sound too simple to be true? Well, it is a bit harder than that. Bite inhibiting behaviors can be taught by a human or by playing with other dogs. Bite inhibition and bite training is a part of puppy behavioral development. It can go along naturally with house and trick training, but the most important lessons will be taught to your puppy from its brothers and sisters while still with their litter.

By socializing and nursing, your dog will learn bite inhibition. Puppies will play bite and discover that their teeth hurt by yelping and discontinuing play. When puppies nurse, their mother will teach them bite inhibition by walking away after being bitten.

As they grow and learn what their teeth and jaws are capable of, they can learn to control their biting for what they need to do. When puppies are taught that play biting is ok, they will continue to do it. But, if they are taught that any kind of bite hurts and/or is not nice, they will stop. Dr. Dunbar believes that bite inhibition is one of the most important things a dog can learn. Bite inhibition can be taught in 3 months to a newborn puppy, and it should ideally be reinforced throughout their lives.

How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Biting

During socialization, if nipping or biting occurs, playtime often stops. Training your puppy to know that playtime is over if biting happens is a good way to teach bite inhibition. If biting happens, it is best to say, “Ow!” in a sharp and high pitch, mimicking the sound of their brother and sisters yelping. Then, pull your hands away and look away, or even walk away, reinforcing that if biting happens, playtime ends. Read this very useful article by Dr. Nick Dodman on Nipping and Mouthing of Pups.

It is important to understand that as bite inhibition training begins, the first step is to teach them to inhibit the force of their bite. If the puppy is taught to never put his mouth on you, then when it does, he won’t know his strength or that your skin is fragile. As you practice, the puppy will use a smaller amount of pressure each time, and it will become less frequent over time.

More Tips on Raising a Puppy

A lot of work goes into raising a puppy. You’re probably full of questions about what you should and should not do with your new puppy; so we’ve compiled some of our most popular beginner puppy articles to get you started:

These articles are just a starting point. Just like with raising a human child, you’ll never be done learning when it comes to raising your puppy. We hope that we’ve helped you to understand more about puppy biting, why it happens, and how to stop it. Make sure you check out our puppy archive to stay up to date on all of our latest puppy tips and tricks.

Fall-inspired Cat Names

Does your cat have fur that reminds you of autumn colors? Did you find your cat in the fall? Need a name for your fall-loving feline? We've assembled a list of fall cat names wrought from autumn-time favorites, colors, feelings, and more.

If you don't see the perfect fall cat names for your cats below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat. You can select names by the season, your cat's hair color, personality and even your hobbies!

List of Fall Cat Names

  • Amber
  • Apple
  • Ash
  • Aster
  • Autumn
  • Berry
  • Birch
  • Bittersweet
  • Blaze
  • Branch
  • Chestnut
  • Copper
  • Cozy
  • Crisp
  • Crow
  • Dion
  • Duncan
  • Fall
  • Fern
  • Flint
  • Frost
  • Giner
  • Golden or Goldie
  • Gourd
  • Gusty
  • Harvest
  • Harvest
  • Hazel
  • Hickory
  • Hunter
  • Indie
  • Leaf
  • Maize
  • Maple
  • Mauve
  • Mayflower
  • Melan – for melancholia
  • Mum
  • Nova (for November)
  • Oak
  • October
  • Oliver
  • Paisley
  • Pepo
  • Pilgrim
  • Poplar
  • Pumpkin
  • Raven
  • Russet
  • Rusty
  • Sage
  • Sawyer
  • Scarlet
  • Sepi (for September)
  • Sorrell
  • Sparrow
  • Squash
  • Storm
  • Tabitha
  • Turkey
  • Velvet
  • Windy
  • Woody

More Cat Name Ideas

Looking for more than just fall cat names? Here are some ideas:

  • Football – Teams, players, and mascots
  • Halloween – Candy, costumes, and movies
  • Thanksgiving – Food, pilgrims and meaning
  • Scary movies – Names, actors, directors

Name Your Cat Based on Personality Traits

  • Independent Cats
  • Playful Cats
  • Funny Cats
  • Cute or Beautiful Cats
  • Loving Cats
  • Sweet Cats
  • Big Cats or Cats With Big Personalities
  • Small Cats
  • Smart Cats
  • Not So Smart Cats
  • Ornery Cats
  • Talkative Cats
  • Stray or Rescued Cats

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    Unusual Names for Cats

    How about some unusual names that go beyond fall cat names? Check these out.

    Cool Cat Names

    Fall cat names are cool, but here are some ideas for cool pet names.

    Ideas for Names by a Cat's Hair Color

  • Orange or Red Haircoats
  • Brown Haircoats
  • Black Haircoats
  • Black and White Haircoats
  • White Haircoats
  • Yellow Haircoats
  • Gold Haircoats
  • Grey Haircoats
  • Calico Haircoats
  • Tabby Haircoats
  • Fluffy Haircoats
  • Spotted Haircoats
  • Bald Haircoats
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    Common Cat Name Meanings

    Have a cat name picked out already and wonder what it means? Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common male cat names and female cat names.

    Naming your cat isn't easy, so we hope this helps. Have other ideas for good fall cat names, or any other names for that matter? Leave them in the comments section below.


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    Fall-inspired Dog Names

    Does your dog have fur that reminds you of autumn colors? Did you find, rescue or adopt your dog in the fall? Need a name for your fall-loving pup? We’ve assembled a list of fall dog names names produced from autumn-time favorites, colors, feelings, and more.

    If you don’t see the perfect fall dog names for your dogs below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Dog. You can select names by the season, your dog’s hair color, breed, personality and even your hobbies!

    List of Fall Dog Names

    • Amber
    • Apple
    • Ash
    • Aster
    • Autumn
    • Berry
    • Birch
    • Bittersweet
    • Blaze
    • Branch
    • Chestnut
    • Copper
    • Cozy
    • Crisp
    • Crow
    • Dion
    • Duncan
    • Fall
    • Fern
    • Flint
    • Frost
    • Giner
    • Golden or Goldie
    • Gourd
    • Gusty
    • Harvest
    • Harvest
    • Hazel
    • Hickory
    • Hunter
    • Indie
    • Leaf
    • Maize
    • Maple
    • Mauve
    • Mayflower
    • Melan – for melancholia
    • Mum
    • Nova (for November)
    • Oak
    • October
    • Oliver
    • Paisley
    • Pepo
    • Pilgrim
    • Poplar
    • Pumpkin
    • Raven
    • Russet
    • Rusty
    • Sage
    • Sawyer
    • Scarlet
    • Sepi (for September)
    • Sorrell
    • Sparrow
    • Squash
    • Storm
    • Tabitha
    • Turkey
    • Velvet
    • Windy
    • Woody

     

    More Dog Names

    Looking for more than just fall dog names? Here are some more ideas:

    • Football – Teams, players, and mascots
    • Halloween – Candy, costumes, and movies
    • Thanksgiving – Food, pilgrims and meaning
    • Scary movies – Names, actors, directors

    Uncommon Names for Dogs

    Looking for something out of the ordinary besides fall dog names? Check out these names!

    Name Your Dog Based on Personality Traits

    Cool Dog Names

    Fall dog names are cool, but these names may be even cooler!

    Ideas for Names by Hair Color

     

     

    Common Dog Disorders and Diseases Dog Owners Should Know

    Being a dog owner is full of fun, games, and lots of fur. But being cautious about the health of your dog should be a priority.

    Whether you have a puppy, or an older canine, there are symptoms, disorders, and diseases that affect them and it’s important to know the facts to take the right steps in helping your dog.

    Need help in deciding if something is serious or not? Below comprises PetPlace.com’s most helpful information on symptoms, diseases, and disorders that can affect your dog.

    Symptoms That Should Not Be Ignored in Dogs

    There are many dog symptoms you should never ignore. Symptoms are the first sign that something bigger may be happening.

    Common Disorders in Aging Dogs

    As your dog gets older, so do their joints and organs. As the years go by, symptoms and diseases can develop or worsen. By learning more about common disorders and diseases and watching for symptoms, you can be your best pet parent self.

    Common disorders for aging dogs: kidney disease, bladder stones, eye disorders,dental diseaseheart disease

    Understanding how age affects your dog can clue you into what is to come so you can be the best guardian to your best friend.

    Here is more information on common disorders that older dogs tend to have.

     

    Common Puppy Illnesses

    There are common diseases and disorders that can affect puppies too. A quick guide to common puppy illnesses will help pet parents understand what is serious or not.

    Other Canine Symptoms to Watch

    Many times, diseases and symptoms are confused for one another. A disease is defined as a “disorder of structure or function that produces specific signs or symptoms that affect a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.” Whereas, a symptom is a physical or mental feature that indicates a condition of a disease.

    Symptoms are what pet parents see when they believe something more could be wrong. Symptoms allow veterinarians to make a diagnosis on what could potentially be a larger problem, sickness, or disease.

    Looking at some pet insurance claims from actual policy holders, we created a list of the Top 20 Symptoms of why dogs are taken to the vet.

    Average Life Expectancy in Dogs

    Every breed differs, but the average life span for a dog is around 12 years. The common belief that for every one year a dog lives, is seven in human years. Unfortunately, it’s not always true. There are few ways to calculate dog age based on size.

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    The Huge List of Dog Diseases

    Here is the big alphabetical list of common diseases and conditions that can affect your dog.

    When to Say Goodbye

    Many diseases and disorders can be treated to help prolong the life of your dog. However, there are certain abilities every pet should be able to perform on a daily basis to assure quality of life. A pet owner has the final say, but a veterinarian can help with recommendations for diseases and objective outlines for disorders that will help give you more information toward a decision.

    Euthanasia is a common animal practice. It is often referred to as an animal being “put to sleep.” Often times, pet parents feel guilty or have anxiety about the procedure, but it is a harmless and humane procedure.
    Many pet parents on PetPlace.com have dealt with the experience and shared with us.

    Animal Diseases that Affect Humans

    Diseases that can be transferred from animals to pets are called zoonotic diseases.

    Some of the more common zoonotic diseases are the bubonic plague from rats, malaria from mosquitoes, and Lyme disease from ticks.

    It’s important to know that there are also certain diseases your dog can transfer to you that will affect your health.

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    Winter-inspired Cat Names

    Found your cat this winter and looking for a name? Or maybe you just love winter! A name is an important part of the cat’s personality or it can tell a story. Where and when it was found can have an impact, so picking an equally as impacting name is crucial.

    If you can’t find a perfect winter-inspired cat name on the list below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat. You can name your kitty by the other season, his personality

    We’ve compiled a list of wintery names for your feline based off of the weather, popular winter locations, meaningful winter terms and more.

    List of Winter-inspired Cat Names

    An alphabetical list of wintery names for your cat.

    • Alba – bright white
    • Alaska
    • Aspen
    • Aster
    • Aubin – French for “snow”
    • Bianca – means white
    • Blanc – French for white
    • Carol
    • Chili
    • Coco
    • Colden
    • Cole
    • Cortina – Ski Resort
    • Crimson
    • Crispin
    • Crystal
    • Cypress
    • Darke
    • Demi – Short for Demeter
    • Ebenezer
    • Eirwen – Means “white as snow”
    • Ember
    • Frostine
    • Frosty
    • Gabby
    • Gabriel
    • Garnet – January birthstone
    • Glover
    • Himesh – Hindi for “Snow King”
    • Holly
    • Icelynn
    • Ivy
    • Jack
    • January
    • Jay – winter bird
    • Lucia – Saint of Christmas
    • Lumi – Finnish for “snow’
    • Nevada – Means “snowfall”
    • Neve – Latin for “snow”
    • Nicholas
    • Noel
    • North
    • Olwen – means “white footprint”
    • Paloma – Means “dove”
    • Pothole
    • Plow
    • Robin – A winter bird
    • Rosemary
    • Santa
    • Santos – Latin for saint
    • Sleigh
    • Snowball
    • Snowden
    • Snowy
    • Solstice
    • Sparkle
    • Sparrow
    • Spruce
    • Stocking
    • Stormy
    • Vail – Ski resort
    • Winter
    • Wren – A winter bird
    • Yule

     

    More Cat Names

    Looking for a cat name but want more than a winter focus? Here are some more ideas:

    • Football – teams, stadiums, mascots, coaches, players

    Name Your Cat Based on Personality Traits

    Unusual Names for Cats

    How about some unusual names! Check these out.

    Cool Cat Names

    Here are some ideas for cool pet names.

    Ideas for Names by a Cat’s Hair Color

    Common Cat Name Meanings

    Have a cat name picked out already and wonder what it means? Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? Learn about the “meaning” behind
    common Male cat names and Female cat names.

    Naming your cat isn’t easy, so we hope this helps. Have other ideas for good cat names? Leave them in the comments section below.

    Leave Us a Comment

    Use one of our winter names or have another to add? Tell us in the comments below!

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    Easter-inspired Dog Names

    Are you getting a new dog or puppy around the Easter season or just love Easter and looking for a special Easter Themed Dog name? Whether your puppy was born on Easter, adopted or found around the holiday, one fun way to show your love for Easter is giving your pup an Easter Themed dog name.

    This year, we're offering up popular and unique Easter inspired dog names that are great for your hooch or any other pets. These names will make you think spring, the Easter Bunny and the true spirit of the season.

    If you can’t find a perfect Easter inspired dog name on the list below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Dog. You can name your dog by his hair color and even his personality.

    List of Easter-inspired Dog Names

    • Adna
    • Agnes
    • Anastasia (Italian for one who will be reborn)
    • Andrew
    • Angel
    • Assisi
    • Basket
    • Bethany
    • Blossom
    • Bonnet
    • Bunny
    • Chapel
    • Cherish
    • Cherub
    • Cruz (means Cross in Spanish)
    • Daisy
    • Easter
    • Egg
    • Elijah (Hebrew, means “lord is my God”
    • Faith
    • Flower
    • Glory
    • Grace
    • Haven
    • Heaven
    • Honor
    • Isabelle
    • James
    • Jesus
    • Joanna
    • John
    • Johnny
    • Joseph
    • Joy
    • Lily
    • Lourdes
    • Lulu (means rabbit)
    • Magdalene
    • Mahlah
    • Mary
    • Matthias
    • Miriam
    • Noah
    • Pascual
    • Pasquale
    • Peter
    • Rabbit
    • Salome
    • Simon
    • Sistine
    • Sistine
    • Spirit
    • Springer
    • Sunday
    • Tazia (Italian: short for Anasthasia one who will be reborn)
    • Thomas
    • Trinity
    • Tulip
    • Uma

    More Dog Names

    Looking for a dog name but don't need the Easter focus? Here are some more ideas:

    Spring – colors, festivities, months

    Uncommon Names for Dogs

    Looking for something out of the ordinary? Check out these names!

    Name Your Dog Based on Personality Traits

    Cool Dog Names

    Looking for a cool name for your pup?

    Ideas for Names by Hair Color

    Leave Us a Comment

    Use one of our Easter names or have another to add? Tell us in the comments below!


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    Winter-inspired Dog Names

    Found or adopted your dog this winter and looking for a name? A name is a significant part of a dog’s personality. A name can have meaning or it can tell a story about the pet. Where and when it was found can have an impact, so picking a similarly as impacting name is essential.

    We’ve compiled a list of wintery names for your pup based off of the weather, popular winter locations, meaningful winter terms, and more.

    Want more ideas? Check our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Dog. Get ideas based on your dog’s breed, hair color, personality, and even your hobbies.

    List of Winter-inspired Dog Names

    An alphabetical list of wintery names for your dog.

    • Alba – bright white
    • Alaska
    • Alpine
    • Aspen
    • Aster
    • Aubin – French for “snow”
    • Bianca – means white
    • Blanc – French for white
    • Blitzen
    • Blizzard
    • Carol
    • Chili
    • Coco
    • Colden
    • Cole
    • Comet
    • Cortina – Ski Resort
    • Crimson
    • Crispin
    • Crystal
    • Cupid
    • Cypress
    • Darke
    • Dasher
    • Demi – Short for Demeter
    • Ebenezer
    • Eirwen – Means “white as snow”
    • Ember
    • Eskimo
    • Frostine
    • Frosty
    • Gabby
    • Gabriel
    • Garnet – January birthstone
    • Glacier
    • Glover
    • Grizzly
    • Himesh – Hindi for “Snow King”
    • Holly
    • Icelynn
    • Ivory
    • Ivy
    • Jack
    • January
    • Jay – winter bird
    • Juneau – Capital of Alaska
    • Kringle
    • Lucia – Saint of Christmas
    • Lumi – Finnish for “snow’
    • Mittens
    • Nevada – Means “snowfall”
    • Neve – Latin for “snow”
    • Nicholas
    • Noel
    • North
    • Nutmeg
    • Olwen – means “white footprint”
    • Paloma – Means “dove”
    • Parka
    • Polar
    • Pothole
    • Plow
    • Robin – A winter bird
    • Rosemary
    • Santa
    • Santos – Latin for saint
    • Sleigh
    • Snowball
    • Snowden
    • Snowy
    • Solstice
    • Sparkle
    • Sparrow
    • Spruce
    • Stocking
    • Stormy
    • Tinsel
    • Vail – Ski resort
    • Winter
    • Wren – A winter bird
    • Yule

     

    More Dog Name Ideas

    Looking for a dog name but want more than a winter focus? Here are some more ideas:

    • Football – teams, stadiums, mascots, coaches, players

    Uncommon Names for Dogs

    Looking for something out of the ordinary? Check out these names!

    Name Your Dog Based on Personality Traits

    Cool Dog Names

    Looking for a cool name for your pup?

    Ideas for Names by Hair Color

    Leave Us a Comment

    Use one of our winter dog names or have another to add? Tell us in the comments below!

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    Easter-inspired Cat Names

    Are you getting a new kitten around the Easter season or just love Easter and looking for a special Easter Themed Cat name? Whether your kitten was born on Easter, adopted or found around the holiday, one fun way to show your love for Easter is giving your cat an Easter Themed cat name.

    This year we're offering up popular and unique Easter inspired cat names that are great for your cat or any other pets. These names will make you think spring, the Easter Bunny and the true spirit of the season.

    If you can't find the perfect Easter inspired cat name on the list below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat. You can name your kitty by the season, other holidays, his hair color or even his personality.

    List of Easter-inspired Cat Names

    • Adna
    • Agnes
    • Anastasia (Italian: for one who will be reborn)
    • Andrew
    • Angel
    • Assisi
    • Basket
    • Bethany
    • Blossom
    • Bunny
    • Cruz (means Cross in Spanish)
    • Daisy
    • Easter
    • Egg
    • Elijah (Hebrew, means “lord is my God”
    • Faith
    • Flower
    • Glory
    • Grace
    • Haven
    • Heaven
    • Honor
    • Isabelle
    • James
    • Jesus
    • Joanna
    • John
    • Johnny
    • Joseph
    • Joy
    • Lily
    • Lourdes
    • Lulu (means rabbit)
    • Magdalene
    • Mahlah
    • Mary
    • Matthias
    • Miriam
    • Noah
    • Pascual
    • Pasquale
    • Peter
    • Salome
    • Simon
    • Sistine
    • Sistine
    • Springer
    • Tazia (Italian: short for Anasthasia one who will be reborn)
    • Thomas
    • Tulip
    • Uma

    More Cat Name Ideas

    Looking for a cat name but don't need the Easter focus? Here are some more ideas:

    • Spring - colors, festivities, months

    Name Your Cat Based on Personality Traits

    Here are some cute name ideas based on different cat personality traits.

  • Independent cats
  • Playful cats
  • Funny cats
  • Cute or beautiful cats
  • Loving cats
  • Sweet cats
  • Big cats or cats with big personalities
  • Small cats
  • Smart cats
  • Not so smart cats
  • Ornery cats
  • Talkative cats
  • Stray or rescued cat
  • Unusual Names for Cats

    How about some unusual names! Check these out.

    Cool Cat Names

    Here are some ideas for cool pet names.

    Ideas for Names by a Cat's Hair Color

  • Orange or red haircoated
  • Brown haircoats
  • Black haircoats
  • Black and white haircoats
  • White haircoat
  • Yellow haircoat
  • Gold Haircoats
  • Grey haircoat
  • Calico haircoat
  • Tabby haircoats
  • Fluffy haircoats
  • Spotted haircoats
  • Bald haircoats
  • Common Cat Name Meanings

    Have a cat name picked out already and wonder what it means? Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male cat names and Female cat names.

    Naming your cat isn't easy, so we hope this helps. Have other ideas for good cat names? Leave them in the comments section below.


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    Religion-Inspired Dog Names

    Are you looking for a spiritual or religious name for your new puppy or dog?
    Spiritual and religious names come with great meaning. Looking through multiple religions, there are a countless number of leaders who influence great deeds and inspired society and the world to do great things. Naming a pup after someone great can only entail that great things are to come.

    In religion, there are also many great ornaments and objects that are full of meaning, memories, and stories. They add great depth to the spiritual ways of life. A pet can have great meaning and purpose in one’s life that religion has done for them also.

    If you’re looking for a religious name for your dog, take a look at the list we’ve compiled of great religious leaders, religious ornaments, and more.
    If you can’t find a perfect religion inspired dog name on the list below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Dog. You can name your dog by the season, his hair color or even his personality.

    List of Religious Inspired Dog Names

    • Abby
    • Abel
    • Adah
    • Adna
    • Agnes
    • Anastasia (Italian: for one who will be reborn)
    • Andrew
    • Angel
    • Assisi
    • Bethany
    • Buddha
    • Cruz (means Cross in Spanish)
    • Delilah
    • Dharma
    • Easter
    • Elijah (Hebrew, means “lord is my God”
    • Faith
    • Francis
    • Genesis
    • Glory
    • Goliath
    • Haven
    • Heaven
    • Hippo
    • Holy
    • Honor
    • Iggy – St. Ignatius
    • Indus
    • Isabelle
    • James
    • Jesus
    • Joanna
    • John
    • Johnny
    • Joseph
    • Joy
    • Karma
    • Krishna
    • Levi
    • Lotus
    • Lourdes
    • Magdalene
    • Mahlah
    • Malachi
    • Mandala
    • Mantra
    • Mary
    • Matthew
    • Matthias
    • Miriam
    • Moksha
    • Mordechai
    • Moses
    • Nirvana
    • Noah
    • Pesach
    • Puja
    • Romans
    • Romero
    • Salome
    • Samson
    • Shabbat
    • Seder
    • Seton
    • Siddhartha
    • Silas
    • Simon
    • Sistine
    • Tazia (Italian: short for Anasthasia one who will be reborn)
    • Temple
    • Thaddeus
    • Thomas
    • Titus
    • Torah
    • Truth
    • Uri
    • Yoga
    • Zion

     

    More Dog Names

    Uncommon Names for Dogs

    Looking for something out of the ordinary? Check out these names!

    Name Your Dog Based on Personality Traits

    Cool Dog Names

    Looking for a cool name for your pup?

    Ideas for Names by Hair Color

    Leave Us a Comment

    Use one of our religion-inspired dog names or have another to add? Tell us in the comments below!

    Religion-Inspired Cat Names

    Are you looking for a spiritual or religious name for your new kitten or cat?
    Spiritual and religious names come with great meaning. Looking through multiple religions, there are countless number leaders who influence great deeds and inspired society and the world to do great things. Naming a cat after someone great can only entail that great things are to come.

    In religion, there are also many great ornaments and objects that are full of meaning, memories, and stories. They add great depth to the spiritual ways. A pet can have great meaning and purpose in one's life that religion has done for them also.

    If you're looking for a religious name for your cat, take a look at the list we've compiled of great religious leaders, religious ornaments, and more.
    If you can't find a perfect religion inspired cat name on the list below, check out our Ultimate Guide to Naming Your Cat. You can name your cat by the season, his hair color or even his personality.

    List of Religious Inspired Cat Names

    • Abby
    • Abel
    • Adah
    • Adna
    • Agnes
    • Anastasia (Italian: for one who will be reborn)
    • Andrew
    • Angel
    • Assisi
    • Bethany
    • Buddha
    • Cruz (means Cross in Spanish)
    • Delilah
    • Dharma
    • Easter
    • Elijah (Hebrew, means “lord is my God”
    • Faith
    • Francis
    • Glory
    • Goliath
    • Haven
    • Heaven
    • Hippo
    • Holy
    • Honor
    • Iggy – St. Ignatius
    • Indus
    • Isabelle
    • James
    • Jesus
    • Joanna
    • John
    • Johnny
    • Joseph
    • Joy
    • Karma
    • Krishna
    • Levi
    • Lotus
    • Lourdes
    • Magdalene
    • Mahlah
    • Mandala
    • Mantra
    • Mary
    • Matthew
    • Matthias
    • Miriam
    • Moksha
    • Moses
    • Nirvana
    • Noah
    • Puja
    • Romero
    • Salome
    • Samson
    • Shabbat
    • Seder
    • Seton
    • Siddhartha
    • Silas
    • Simon
    • Sistine
    • Tazia (Italian: short for Anasthasia one who will be reborn)
    • Temple
    • Thaddeus
    • Thomas
    • Torah
    • Truth
    • Uri
    • Yoga
    • Zion

    More Cat Name Ideas

    Didn't find the cat name you're looking for? Take a look at Petplace.com's other articles for more ideas!

    Name Your Cat Based on Personality Traits

  • Independent cats
  • Playful cats
  • Funny cats
  • Cute or beautiful cats
  • Loving cats
  • Sweet cats
  • Big cats or cats with big personalities
  • Small cats
  • Smart cats
  • Not so smart cats
  • Ornery cats
  • Talkative cats
  • Stray or rescued cat
  • How about some Unusual Cat Names!

    Uncommon cat names. Check these out.

    Or a cool name for your cat – Here are some ideas for cool pet names.

    Name your Cat Based on their Fur Color

  • Orange or red haircoated
  • Brown haircoats
  • Black haircoats
  • Black and white haircoats
  • White haircoat
  • Yellow haircoat
  • Gold Haircoats
  • Grey haircoat
  • Calico haircoat
  • Tabby haircoats
  • Fluffy haircoats
  • Spotted haircoats
  • Bald haircoats
  • Cat Names With Meaning

    Have a cat name picked out already and wonder what it means? Do you want to know what the most common cat names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male cat names and Female cat names.

    Naming your cat isn't easy, so we hope this helps. Have other ideas for good cat names? Leave them in the comments section below.


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