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August 25

How Do Fleas Work?

We adopted a feral kitten with fleas who was treated by the vet. I am still seeing fleas on the floor in the kitten's room after almost a week. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee at 9:58 AM - 19 answers

August 24

Our cat is defecating RIGHT OUTSIDE of his litterbox. How to stop?

Our lovely Russian blue has always had diarrhea, but is usually pretty good with going to the potty in the right spot. Now, however, he has started pooping right next to the litter box, onto the carpet. I sleep with him, and don't want to have to lock him up at night so would like to find a way to nip this issue in the bud. Help? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers at 12:05 PM - 21 answers

August 22

My cats are expensive terrors. What can I do?

I have two cats, 8 and 5 years old (neutered males). They're very sweet, but they are destructive terrors. What can I do? Have you had this problem and fixed it? [more inside]
posted by zutalors! at 4:32 PM - 34 answers

August 20

How does a houseguest not bring fleas?

I have a houseguest arriving next week. The house where she's currently catsitting has fleas. My house and cats don't have fleas, and I'd like to keep it that way. Anything we should do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:52 PM - 4 answers

August 18

I'm looking for some vegan dog food recipes.

My friend has a poor pup that's allergic to just about every kind of meat. Prepared vegan dog food exists, but it's insanely expensive, so I'm interested in seeing if any of you have some vegan dog food recipes that she can make at home. I would be most interested in large-scale recipes that she can cook, portion out, and then freeze until needed. Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto at 11:27 AM - 10 answers

Sick cat with baffling symptoms

Thelma, our lovely, fat, rescue cat is sick. Vets can't diagnose and don't seem to have many concrete ideas. Maybe you've seen something similar? [more inside]
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad at 11:09 AM - 7 answers

August 17

My cat has a single-track mind at the moment

My tabby cat, Jacqueline, has become obsessed with a nylon cord wand toy I made; please help me. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:55 AM - 19 answers

charlotte's web

Hundreds of baby spiders are hanging out in a square foot above my closet door, next to the quarter sized egg sac they hatched out of. They've been there since yesterday with no change. If I disturb them they run around, but otherwise are just hanging out over there. What should I expect/do? [more inside]
posted by joeyh at 8:40 AM - 5 answers

August 15

Delicious Dog Food

My dog has been on a hunger strike for a few weeks now (not atypical for him during the hottest part of the summer, but this is getting ridiculous). He expresses interest in treats, people food, bunny poop, and cat food so it's not like he has zero appetite; he just has no desire for his usual dry food. [more inside]
posted by chaoticgood at 8:01 AM - 29 answers

August 11

Ugandan Sad Trombone Bird

On a recent trip to Uganda, we heard a really interesting bird song (insect song?) that I simply haven't been able to identify. The best way I can describe it is something like the sad trombone sound but with a very electronic sound to it. How can I find out what type of bird made this sound? [more inside]
posted by icebourg at 4:15 PM - 7 answers

Help me medicate my cat without trauma

My aging kitty (as seen here) now gets multiple medications daily, most of which I can sprinkle over a bit of tuna slurry, and she's happy to eat. But she has an occasional pill that ruins tuna for her, and it has also ruined pill pockets for her, so now I'm at a loss for how to give it to her without the traditional approach of poking it down her throat. This is horrible for both of us. Please share any tips you might have for other tricks to make this easy and painless!
posted by spindrifter at 9:25 AM - 29 answers

August 7

What do I need to know about Ticks in the home.

My dog and I were in Missouri last week and I didn't even think about pest control as we do not need it in Colorado where I am. He became covered in tiny (what I think are) dog ticks and few dear ticks. I was driving back to colorado and didn't know what to do. So I put advantix on him. Now what? [more inside]
posted by turtlefu at 1:43 PM - 10 answers

Food for a Finicky Feline (Urinary Crystals Edition)

My male cat had a urinary obstruction last year. He's supposed to be eating prescription wet food to prevent future cat crystals, but he has other ideas about this situation. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter at 6:44 AM - 17 answers

August 5

If pigs can fly someday, can't dogs?

I'm flying with my emotional support dog for the first time- any tips? [more inside]
posted by mollywas at 12:45 AM - 7 answers

August 4

Girl and dog, looking for a place to live

Have you had any luck with getting apartments to accept dogs? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh at 11:12 AM - 21 answers

August 3

Help us retrain our attack cat.

Kitty randomly attacks us. Can we train her out of it? [more inside]
posted by Dashy at 8:03 AM - 16 answers

August 2

Is there a type of cat food that's like the consistency of baby food?

I took a look on Amazon but didn't exactly find what I'm looking for. Is there a prepared cat food that's like the consistency of a thin milk shake or baby food? Not the packets of broth or the kind with lots of gravy - just one consistency throughout. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 7:53 AM - 18 answers

DIY cat pee deterrants?

We came back from vacation (had a housesitter) and our cats are peeing on everything. We tried Feliway in the past but it didn't work and is expensive. Is there a DIY solution such as a makeable spray that actually deters cats and does not smell awful? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman at 6:44 AM - 7 answers

August 1

my cat might have eaten a chocolate croissant

My cat might have eaten a chocolate croissant. I am not sure though. Please help me figure out what to do. I am scared. [more inside]
posted by thereemix at 11:35 PM - 22 answers

July 31

Found a Cockatiel- Now what?

How do I care for a cockatiel while searching for his owners. [more inside]
posted by superior julie at 11:25 AM - 19 answers

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