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Cat suddenly afraid of my coat. Whut?

My cat seems to have developed a sudden fear of... moving dark things? Taking my black jacket off or putting it on sends her running for the bed for hours. And I just reached for my purse on the couch, and the motion of the big black purse sent her scurrying too. No idea what could have triggered this. How do I get her relax again? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Nov 3, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I get our cat to bury her poop?

I am not a cat person, but my wife likes cats, so we have one. Our cat consistently uses the litter box (which is much more than I can say for the last cat we had). However, she almost never buries it, and the odor is, of course, offensive. [more inside]
posted by tckma on Aug 9, 2013 - 41 answers

Can I put something bad-tasting on my hands to discourage bitey cat?

I have an adult (5ish years old) foster cat who is very friendly and mostly trusts us (we've had her for over 2 years now). She's very loving but is very much her own cat, and would prefer her space be respected at times. I'd like for her to express her moods in non-biting ways. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 28, 2013 - 23 answers

What might be causing these cats' allergies?

Three cats all have allergies and overgrooming issues. What might be causing this? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on May 15, 2013 - 14 answers

How can we prevent our cat from ambushing the other cat when he uses the litter?

How can we prevent our cat from ambushing the other cat when he uses the litter? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Dec 5, 2012 - 28 answers

Intruder Alert!

With a new neighborhood comes new neighborhood cats, and one of our indoor cats is freaking out. What do we do about this? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 17, 2012 - 16 answers

oh no no bo bo!

im finding it hard to balance giving my new cat attention without reinforcing negative behavior. he seems starved for attention, but also shouldn't even be rewarded with even a glance when acting up. the problems seem small enough to nip in the bud. but how? are there any cat whispering techniques? [more inside]
posted by c on Aug 28, 2012 - 29 answers

How normal is it for my neutered male cat to act very un-neutered?

How normal is it for my neutered male cat to act very un-neutered? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jun 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me keep my cat.

Cat Problems. We have a 7 year old cat who has always been mean to others, but loving and affectionate with us. Recently this has changed. What other options can I explore, as I don't want to give the little jerk up. Details (lots) Inside. [more inside]
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated on May 8, 2012 - 21 answers

Stop us from sleep-murdering this sweet cat

How have you convinced your cat to let you sleep? (The cat who howls in the night). [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on May 7, 2012 - 30 answers

how to punish a cat

Cat bit the crap out of wife. Is locking in garage for punishment productive? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Apr 21, 2012 - 26 answers

Sonic dog bark control systems and hearing ranges.

In our two cat, one dog household, we are considering purchasing one of the many available Ultrasonic bark control systems (not the Collar versions!) Would the emitted sounds be audible to / affect the cats in the same way its intended to do for the dog? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Apr 7, 2012 - 9 answers

I LOVE YOU LET ME TASTE YOU

I love my new kitty, Agent Cooper, beyond all reason. He's 1 year old and was a stray, and he's been living with me for a month now. The problem is, he's a biter. I'm pretty sure it's an OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, CHOMP! kind of bite, but I want to be sure I am reading, and handling, his behavior correctly. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Feb 20, 2012 - 27 answers

How do I get my cats to stop knocking things over?

How do I cat-proof a bookshelf and desk? My cats like to climb on my bookshelf and desk and knock things off of them, sometimes for fun and sometimes to get my attention. I would like them to stop doing this. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 30, 2011 - 32 answers

CatBehaviorFilter: How do we deal with our cat's strange aggression towards my husband?

CatBehaviorFilter: How do we deal with our cat's strange aggression towards my husband? [more inside]
posted by feidr2 on Jan 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Move along, nothing to see here.

There's a closed door in my new house that leads to the basement. My cat wants to get into the basement behind the door, but she's not allowed. So she sits outside the door and cries and cries. How can I get her to stop? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Dec 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Don't Pet This Kitty

Adopted cat doesn't seem to be warming up to us. We've had her for about 7 months now. She doesn't like to be petted or touched and often bites very hard if Mr. Stardust or I have to do so. Can we get her used to being touched, or should we leave her alone? Further details within. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Cats are weird. Can the weirdness be tamed?

Another crazy cat question - yay! How can I convince my crazy cat to actually let me near her? Skittish is one thing... this is odd. Special kitty snowflake details included, of course. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Aug 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Why does my cat hate my chest?

Odd cat behavior question. Can anyone explain to me exactly why one of our cats will simply NOT climb up on me in the bed? Even though she's all over my girlfriend.. it has both of us perplexed. There will be all sorts of background information inside. [more inside]
posted by darknemus on Aug 16, 2010 - 20 answers

You don't hear this one every day.

I'd like to add a kitten to the family. However, I have a toy fox terrier which makes this difficult. Every cat I've had in the past would eventually begin stalking the dog, pawing him on his hindquarters and biting his neck. The dog would cower 24/7 and I ultimately needed to keep them in separate areas of the house, at all times, to protect him. I've tried various methods to prevent this, but since the last time I've owned a cat was over five years ago I'm open to re-trying anything.
posted by biochemist on Jun 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Cat with bad aim !

YANMV (you are not my vet) - One of my girlfriend's cats is displaying strange behavior, and she'd like some advice as to how to rectify cat's hygiene problem. [more inside]
posted by Oneirokritikos on Jun 8, 2010 - 18 answers

I need some sleep!

Is my cat insecure or just bossy? [more inside]
posted by WowLookStars on May 22, 2010 - 13 answers

My cats are STRANGE

[KITTY FILTER] My mother-and-daughter cat team both seem fascinated with the pepper shaker on the table, and love to rub their heads against it. They haven't tried to actually eat any. The daughter likes to sniff it, though. Web searches on cats and pepper only turn up the use of black pepper as a cat-repellant. Are my kitties wired backwards?
posted by dorgla on Apr 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Damn, that cat is crazy!

Can animals go insane? [more inside]
posted by WolfDaddy on Mar 24, 2010 - 39 answers

Cat on Prozac - any advice?

Does anyone have any experience putting a cat on Prozac? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Attentive cats really can lead to serious injury!

Needed: Cat training genius, or source. Does anyone know how to train a cat or kitten to avoid being a potential tripping hazard, especially when going up or down stairs? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 24, 2010 - 23 answers

Break My Cat's Trance!

Cat Behavioralist Filter: Can I get my cat to stop chewing on her tail in a trance-like fashion? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jan 19, 2010 - 14 answers

What has made this cat so crazy?

Why has my 4 year old healthy spayed female calico foster cat suddenly gotten so annoying? [more inside]
posted by Pineapplicious on Jan 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Maybe she just needs a crazy straw...

Not really worried, more just curious about my cat and how she's been drinking water...she dips her paw and then licks the water from it, repeatedly. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 9, 2009 - 38 answers

The Affair of the Sooty Paws

How the heck do I keep the kitties out of the chimney? [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Oct 8, 2009 - 17 answers

best book for a new kitten

Looking for the perfect book to give people who adopt our foster kittens. Hoping for one which will lead to a fabulous relationship and rich life for both the people and the kittens. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Sep 4, 2009 - 6 answers

The cat is an asshole

My fiance has two cats. I've never been a cat person, and am worried about what's going to happen in a few weeks when we move in and the cats become our cats. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2009 - 24 answers

What have I done to offend you, kitty?

Why is my roommates' cat hissing at me, and what should I do to convince her to stop? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jul 6, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me keep my cat

My husband has given me a deadline of two weeks to keep our cat from waking us up at night. If I can't change her or find a home for her he will insist on giving her to a shelter. (alternatively, if you live near Ft. Wayne In and would like to adopt the cat) [more inside]
posted by Niomi on Jun 9, 2009 - 131 answers

This cat is destroying my apartment.

I agreed to cat-sit. Now the cat is destroying my apartment, my sanity and my 401K (no wait, the stock market did that). Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Valuev on May 15, 2009 - 24 answers

Cat vs cat in new enviroment for both

My boyfriend and I each have a cat. We're moving in together. Help? [more inside]
posted by lovebird on Apr 12, 2009 - 14 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

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

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

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

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

Is this cat beyond help?

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

Do cats pee on leather?

Have you ever heard of, known, or had a cat who peed on leather furniture? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Sep 2, 2008 - 12 answers

I love my cat, but I mean... I don't LOVE my cat.

Maybe I'm just a prude but if I wanted an animal to hump my leg every night, I would have got a dog. What is my cat doing? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jun 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Moving a cat and dealing with her needy behavior

I am looking for tips on how to move house with a cat (I'm moving tomorrow!). It's going to be a 4 hour journey in a car, with a cat who hates traveling (she breaks out of a her secure cat-box) and gets very stressed (cries and pants). Also, I want to try to address her behaviour issue, if anyone has the time to look inside and read her background info (sorry for the lengthy notes). [more inside]
posted by Happycat79 on Apr 15, 2008 - 15 answers

Should we wait for a new puppy?

We want to get a new puppy and we are moving to a new house. Should we wait to introduce the puppy to the other pets once they are used to the new house, or make all the changes at the same time? [more inside]
posted by loryjade on Apr 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Bad Kitty

Terrible cat behavior...My cat is two years old and doesn't seem to be growing out of his bad behavior. Is there any hope he'll get better or should I find him a new home? [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Mar 15, 2008 - 29 answers

My indoor cat wants out.

Our indoor cat desperately wants to go outside. Help! [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Feb 15, 2008 - 16 answers

My cat is jealous of my wife and new daughter??

How do we deal with a cat with behavioral problems? It seems the youngest (2 years old) of our three cats is jealous of our 4 month old baby and my wife. I brought this cat into our relationship with her two other cats. The cats after an initial power struggle get along for the most part..... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Feb 4, 2008 - 21 answers

My cat and I are going to run away and join the circus.

Dogs seem to be easy to train to do tricks, cats, not so. I have taught her to eat treats off the furniture (and she often fluffs that) but not much else. She doesn't respond to commands or perform any tricks on demand. Can you give me hints or tips I might employ to make my cat become a star?
posted by tellurian on Nov 13, 2007 - 30 answers

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