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Gee Your Cat Smells Terrific

Most scoopable cat litter has a fragrance added. Normally we hunt for unscented litter, since the scents linger on my cat and he smells like air freshener. We accidentally bought a 40 pound tub of super scented litter. Is there any way to make it less aromatic or remove the smell from the cat?
posted by 26.2 on Feb 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Is my cat just being a jerk or is he trying to tell me something?

What is my cat trying to tell me by wiping his feet near his food bowl? It's a very clear, exaggerated gesture, as though he was trying to wipe something nasty off his (perfectly clean) foot. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Feb 16, 2009 - 31 answers

Cat Scratch Filter

My wife and I have built a cat condo, and we'd like to wrap part of it in sisal rope to serve as a scratching post. All sisal rope found in stores (near as I can tell) has been treated with something that gives it a reek similar to vaseline, probably to keep it supple. We have found a couple of online sources of untreated sisal, but they are A) about 10x the price, and B) out of sisal right now anyhow. We are wondering if the regular stinky store-bought stuff would pose a health hazard to our cats. The cat condo stays on our screened-in porch, so the odor isn't a great concern. I haven't found any MSDSs for sisal rope so far.
posted by adamrice on Feb 13, 2009 - 9 answers

The tinest kitten puddle.

Follow up to last week's question: My rescue foster cat just had her litter of kittens. I have questions, obviously. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Thank you, I'd love a dead mouse!

How should I respond to my cat's offerings of mice? [more inside]
posted by fatbird on Feb 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Cat floor soap?

Cat-sensitive wood floor cleaner? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Feb 4, 2009 - 10 answers

I'm having kittens?!?!!

I'm fostering a sweet affectionate girl cat who's also very, very pregnant. Although I've had many cats before, I've never had a pregnant one, and I've got a couple questions. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Feb 2, 2009 - 12 answers

He can't be a vampire. He doesn't sparkle in the sunlight.

Can I get a second cat without wrecking my first one's life? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Jan 29, 2009 - 13 answers

How to protect my wall from the cat dish

Cat fanciers: is there a convenient way to keep dried bits of food from getting on the wall next to the cat food dishes? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Can anyone recommend good pet insurance that covers pre-existing conditions and preventive care?

Is there any decent pet insurance out there? I just paid several appendages to get my cat fixed up and I'm looking to find something that will cover preventive care and not have exclusions based on pre-existing conditions. [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on Jan 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Aww Rats!

I'm considering getting a pair of rats. My AskMe and internet searches didn't have answers to my two questions regarding cats and vacations. [more inside]
posted by deborah on Jan 22, 2009 - 18 answers

automatic cat feeder usage?

I've had enough and I really need an automatic pet feeder so my cat will stop waking me up at 6am. However, her food situation is a little complicated... [more inside]
posted by illegiblemess on Jan 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Help - Kitty emergency!

Our cat swallowed some yarn - is this always an emergency? [more inside]
posted by readery on Jan 18, 2009 - 25 answers

Burly Guy Baby-Talking His Cat

I'm looking for a video of a commercial I saw a few years ago. I can't even remember what product it was pushing. But it features a big burly guy, laying on the floor on his back, baby talking to his kitty. Saying something like,"WHO's got the pretty little mustache? Who's the mustache man?... Is it YOU?! Is it YOU!?!" He's discovered in this compromising pose by his macho buddies. Any ideas??
posted by mickeefynn on Jan 16, 2009 - 7 answers

What is this lump in my cat's middle?

My cat has a lump which could be an inflamed lymph node or, well, that's the question. [more inside]
posted by micawber on Jan 15, 2009 - 9 answers

What should I do with this cat I found?

I went out for a cigarette and came back with a cat. Now what? [more inside]
posted by jnaps on Jan 15, 2009 - 24 answers

Was that you or the dog?

Why don't cats fart? Or do they? Googling has been inconclusive.
posted by desjardins on Jan 15, 2009 - 74 answers

Last Minute Cat Sitter needed in LA

Looking for a last minute pet-sitter in Los Angeles! [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Jan 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Zuzu + pee pee = Grrrrrrr

Kitten uses her litterbox just fine. She uses the couch and the bed equally well. What to do? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

How does one clean cat urine off a stuffed animal?

How does one clean cat urine off a stuffed animal? You can't throw them in the washing machine because the interior would never dry, but a simple washing with a damp cloth like the label recommends will never get rid of the smell. [more inside]
posted by cyborgirl on Jan 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Catfight, and again, and again, and again...

CatFilter. I adopted a 1.5-year-old female cat, and carefully introduced her to my 8-year-old male cat. It's been a month and they're still fighting more than I'd like. How long does this usually take, and any advice on how to help them get along better? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jan 12, 2009 - 12 answers

How to help a cranky cat get used to the dog?

(Pet harmony filter) A little over 3 months ago, we adopted Phoebe, an 18-month old poodle/bichon cross. She's a fantastic dog, very well behaved, perfectly lovable and playful and awesome in every way, and we adore her. We also have 4 cats, 3 of which have settled down and seem to have gotten used her. But not Phil. Phil hates Phoebe with white-hot kitty hate. And it's breaking my heart. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Jan 8, 2009 - 25 answers

My cat is high, but he doesn't seem to enjoy it.

Yet another cat health/vet visit related question. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for the best litter-tracking solutions

Looking for the best kitty litter-tracking solutions. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Jan 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Any suggestions on how to make a Littler Locker?

DIY Litter Locker? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Jan 2, 2009 - 11 answers

cat feed directly from can?

can you feed your cat directly from the can?
posted by pharcide on Dec 31, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I ease cat litter cleanup?

MeowFilter: I am lax on cleaning my cat's crapper. What can I do to make this better for both me and the cat? [more inside]
posted by phrakture on Dec 31, 2008 - 21 answers

Old Cat Falls While Sleeping. What can I do?

My elderly cat is losing her balance - what can I do to make her life easier? [more inside]
posted by julen on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

To move or not to move; that is the question for my old cat.

CatFilter: Thinking about taking my 11 year old cat with me to college. Too traumatic of an experience for her? [more inside]
posted by losvedir on Dec 30, 2008 - 22 answers

Pissing Puking Furball I Love So Very Much

My cat is being a neurotic asshole, spewing noxious fluids. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Dec 28, 2008 - 16 answers

Bringing the outside inside (aka: these spoiled cats)

Catfilter: My kitties are loving the Christmas tree. How can I extend their joy all year round? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Dec 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Where's the title transfer form for this cat?

If I adopt a cat that has an implanted microchip directly from the current owner, how do I get the name and address in the registration database updated to reflect me as the new owner? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Dec 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Getting a kitten for a gift - what else do I need?

I've decided to adopt a kitten for my fiance as a Christmas gift this year. She's an absolute animal lover, and she has been wanting to get a kitten for a while now (her cat of 15 years died this summer). I'm going to arrange the adoption and then have her pick the kitten out the day after the holiday. However, I'm going to arrange an assortment of kitten necessities for her to open on Christmas morning. Never having had a kitten, what do I need?
posted by ghastlyfop on Dec 23, 2008 - 21 answers

Sick Kitty needs a (temporary) Shelter

Places to board a sick kitty for the holidays in Minneapolis? [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Dec 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Strange feline behaviour

Help me understand my cat's strange behaviour [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Dec 20, 2008 - 27 answers

The Manul Song

Russian-speaking mefites, could you please help me with the lyrics to this Manul (aka Pallas Cat) Song? [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Dec 19, 2008 - 3 answers

What can I do to make sure my sister doesn't get sick from my cat?

Going home to my parents' for Christmas with my cat, as is my sister, who is allergic to cats. What extra preventative actions can I take to minimize her reaction? Additional details inside..... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Dec 15, 2008 - 29 answers

My neighbor's dog killed my cat. Now what do I do?

I need helping dealing with a difficult neighbor situation and the death of a family pet. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 - 32 answers

Is my dude-cat just needy, still in adjustment, or desperate for lady-action? (Please say the middle one.)

Newly adopted male cat yowling in the nighttime. Help me assess the situation, because my landlord has expressed concern about male cats continuing to exhibit male behavior even after alteration. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Dec 9, 2008 - 26 answers

Will my cat get burned if I get a space heater?

If I get a space heater, will my cat touch it and get burned? Or am I severely underestimating her intelligence? Or will she get burned once, and then learn not to do it?
posted by zavulon on Dec 6, 2008 - 18 answers

Looking for advice on 'conditioning' cats and my house mate

House mate's cat keeps peeing in my bed; compounded by said house mate's neglectful attitude towards household chores in general. Ideas to keep the cat off my bed (and not just from peeing on it i.e. permanent cat repellent)? and suggestions for addressing the larger issue at hand? [more inside]
posted by weakcore on Dec 4, 2008 - 24 answers

Territorial cat wins pissing contest. How do I exit gracefully?

How should I go about approaching my landlord about breaking my loosely adhered to lease for a living situation that is no longer agreeable? Rental drama ensues.. [more inside]
posted by loquat on Dec 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Does she know she's being cute?

Cat behavior question: why does my kitty stick her leg out sometimes? [more inside]
posted by All.star on Dec 2, 2008 - 19 answers

Do I need to use two tubes of antibiotic eye ointment?

The pediatrician says my two-week-old baby has a potential eye infection-- her left eye isn't draining properly yet. The pediatrician prescribed erythromycin ointment. Coincidentally, about three weeks ago, our cat was prescribed erythromycin for her eye infection, which is now long cleared. I still have about four-fifths of a tube. Is there any reason that I shouldn't use the cat's ointment on the baby? It seems like a waste to open another tube of the stuff.
posted by Mayor Curley on Dec 2, 2008 - 34 answers

How can we stop our dog from antagonizing our cat before meal times?

How can we stop our dog from antagonizing our cat before meal times? [more inside]
posted by slowfasthazel on Nov 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Not gunna do it! Not. Gunna. Do. It.

SiameseCatFilter: If I shave my siamese, will he be brown under his fur, or does the fur change color as it grows out? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Nov 21, 2008 - 14 answers

Will I end up spending $$$ and still end up with a dead cat?

[cat filter] Can anyone give me a story in which their cat started sneezing blood but stayed healthy? [more inside]
posted by parilous on Nov 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Find this clock!

Where can I order this clock? [more inside]
posted by sah on Nov 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Can a vaccine make my cat into a temporary loner?

CatFilter. Can a distemper shot make a cat ... well ... standoffish? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Nov 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Is this cat beyond help?

Is this cat beyond help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2008 - 13 answers

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