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June 25

Kid vs Cats
We have two adorable cats and an even more adorable 4-year-old son who we've just confirmed is allergic to cats. What now? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love at 2:45 PM - 51 answers
What is a good dry cat food for a senior (13 years plus) cat?
What is a good dry cat food for a senior (13 years plus) cat? [more inside]
posted by The locked room sockpuppet at 9:51 AM - 19 answers

June 24

My cat is messed up. Help!
We awakened this morning to find that overnight, our 14-year-old cat had vomited many times throughout the house, and had also pooped in the living room and then leaked black/possibly very dark green fluid/diarrhea throughout the house as well. We do have a vet appointment for this afternoon, but the hive is good with cat stuff, so I'm asking here as well. Details about our kitty inside. [more inside]
posted by altopower at 7:44 AM - 21 answers

Cheap-er cat food than Big Box?
Is there a cheaper way to purchase kitty food other than PetSmart or PetCo? Or if there's a website that magically sends it to the house? Four kitties who love Blue and Max Nutro are eating us out of house and home. [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika at 6:22 AM - 23 answers

June 23

Can I sell my deceased cat's new insulin & new needles?
We have brand-new, unused needles and a new, unopened Lantus insulin vial that we had bought for our cat, but our cat passed away late last month. We can't seem to figure out if it's legal to resell these prescription items. Is it? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie at 7:16 PM - 15 answers

June 22

Please identify this bird
My spouse went surfing and found this bird bobbing on the waves. There seemed to be something wrong with the bird so he took it home. Here's another pic. The bird is very passive and doesn't move much, so we're guessing it's either ill, injured or exhausted. What bird is this? And what should we do with it? We're in Holland. [more inside]
posted by sively at 3:04 PM - 7 answers

Kitten rescue in central Florida
My friend and I found two abandoned kittens when we walked her dog last week. We saved them from the street, but neither of us can keep them (she: single mom who can't afford two cats; me: in Hoboken, NJ and already have two cats). She's willing to foster, but can only do so for the rest of the week as she's leaving for six weeks a week from today. They're great - playful and affectionate with each other and they turn on their motors as soon as you pick them up. She got an offer to make them barn cats, but they seem too sweet and gentle for that. They've been to the vet and are about 12 weeks old. They're being spayed tomorrow and will soon be ready for a home. My friend called a local rescue organization, but they don't have any foster homes available. Does anyone have any experience with a good rescue near Merritt Island, FL?
posted by Wet Hen at 7:40 AM - 21 answers

Hey Brooklyn Mefites, do you love your veterinarian?
I have a dog, and the vet I take him to is okay. She's nice, I'm sure she's competent, but she's not the best communicator, and for some reason I don't have absolute confidence in her. My dog has a heart issue, and I'm going to want a really good vet as he gets older. Any recommendations? I'm in Park Slope, but would go elsewhere for someone great.
posted by swheatie at 6:12 AM - 8 answers

June 21

Please help us name our kitten - very specific requirement edition!
We have a naming convention for our cats - so far they are all science related terms that start with M. We have Magnet, Möbius and Meniscus. Now we have a new little fluff ball - a black kitten with a white tuft on her chest. Can you help think of a name for her? So far we've thrown around Muon, Mendel (too masculine) and plain ol' μ.
posted by lizjohn at 9:25 PM - 67 answers

June 20

What do you do to a dog happy and busy while you work on the computer?
I need more ideas for what I can do to make my dog's time happier & more active/stimulating for him while I am focused on the computer doing my work. [more inside]
posted by long haired child at 7:22 PM - 16 answers

June 19

Name That Noise
What kind of frog (or other animal) is making this noise in my backyard? [more inside]
posted by mikepop at 11:05 AM - 7 answers

Another Queens/NYC bar/restaurant question
I need a bar or restaurant for a small group on Sunday. One of our group however, is my puppy. Another requirement is that it is near the N train, or a quick transfer from the N train on this Sunday (are they still randomly shutting down the 7 train over the weekend?). Beyond that, it's not too picky. I know about the Bohemian Beer Garden, but I am not sure that they allow pets. Sidewalk cafes, anything outdoors should be great.
posted by kellyblah at 9:26 AM - 7 answers

June 18

Hummingbirds are Go
Why won't hummingbirds come to our backyard? [more inside]
posted by the webmistress at 8:09 AM - 12 answers

June 14

Help me help my dog: Potty training edition
I love my dog, but I am at the end of my rope. He's a sweet young chihuahua mix but can't seem to master potty training. I found him as a stray when he was about a year old. He was likely horribly abused: emaciated, terrified of people, cowered/shivered when approached, had never eaten out of a bowl, covered in ticks in a very urban area, and so on. He may have never lived inside. After three years, he's much rehabilitated but still struggles with house training. [more inside]
posted by stillmoving at 1:31 PM - 15 answers

HEY! Build your rainbow bridge somewhere else, mister.
My little lady is 16 this month. She's been my best pal since I was 21. But we're hitting a rough patch, and I'm not sure what my course of action should be. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark at 1:06 PM - 23 answers

June 12

Delight my dog
With summer here, we need some new recipes for treats that I can stuff into a Kong and freeze. What are some of your (and your dog's) favorites? The best options will be relatively easy to make, totally delicious, and not terribly terribly messy as they melt.
posted by .kobayashi. at 6:03 AM - 11 answers

June 11

Rescue Remedy for Pets
Some people swear by Rescue Remedy to calm their anxious pets. Are you one of those people? If so, can you tell me your experience? [more inside]
posted by something something at 4:05 PM - 15 answers

What is this terrible spider
My husband just sent me a picture of a spider he found in our kitchen today. Can anyone identify what it is and how high I should calibrate my level of terror (which is currently extremely, very high)? Here is photo of the terrible creature. Beyond identifying, should I be very alarmed about the possibility it may have laid eggs somewhere in our house? We live in Massachusetts, so I am guessing it hitchhiked in on bananas or something. To that point, I bought bananas on Sunday (and usually do a good check in the store for this very reason), and I did take said bananas down from their hanging perch this morning and discarded two that seemed to be rotting from the bottom (bottoms had turned brown). I am now imagining that our trash can is full of terrifying spiders. Help me, Metafilter!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 9:27 AM - 24 answers

Bay Area cat rescue question.
A friend in the Bay Area (Daly City) rescued an abused cat and is looking for a home for him. The cat is chipped to the abusive owner. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 8:23 AM - 7 answers

No, kitty, this is MY garage.
A stray cat has apparently taken a liking to our garage. How do we stop this? [more inside]
posted by altopower at 6:50 AM - 12 answers

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