We have an annoying cat. Now we're also having a baby. Suddenly things feel complicated. Please help me sort out what's just my hormones, what are real concerns, and what's fair to the cat. [more inside]
What is the right age to separate a kitten from its mother?
Is it okay to separate a 9 week old kitten from its mother? [more inside]
Getting a prescription cat... How to, should I, and can I? [more inside]
Cleaning a severely neglected house with (non-neglected) resident cats [more inside]
I can't shake the feeling that I must hurt my pet, help? [more inside]
Our cat isn't eating or drinking. He's been to vet, but doesn't seem to be getting better. Please help. [more inside]
Help me decide what to do with my cat. [more inside]
Roaches, how worried should I be? [more inside]
Trying to get a urine sample from my cat has been a challenge. [more inside]
How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
Diabetic cat: what's likely to happen with several days missed dosage? [more inside]
I need help to save a troubled cat from being put down. [more inside]
My fantasy of merrily heading home on the train for Christmas with a cat carrier in hand is not working out. How do I transport my cat a few hours into the middle of nowhere if I'm too scared to drive that far alone? [more inside]
How can we get our pets across the country? [more inside]
My cat had an aggressive episode about a month ago and has been tense and behaving uncharacteristically ever since. What can I do to help her go back to her usual self? Detailed info inside. [more inside]
Sick cat; vet suspects brain tumor. Uncancellable strip starting tomorrow. Wife loves this cat more than life itself. I am going insane. [more inside]
I recently adopted a 1 year old female cat, and within days her personality has changed drastically (some of which was expected, but not to this degree). What follows is an ethical dilemma. [more inside]
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]
Cat gone crazy? If so, what to do? [more inside]
Need to clean dried cat piss and litter off of a tile floor [more inside]
Prozac didn't seem to help cat's problems. Options? [more inside]
I need helping dealing with a difficult neighbor situation and the death of a family pet. What would you do? [more inside]
Is this cat beyond help? [more inside]
What kind of live fish can I feed my cat? [more inside]
How do you give a cat medication under its tongue? [more inside]
I'm afraid of taking my cat to the vet because of possible accusations of animal abuse. How do I diffuse this situation? [more inside]
My cat has had a great 20-year life full of affection, good food, lolling in the sun and catching mice, and though I'd like her to have more, I can't manage it. How can I think about this most wisely? I want to feel better than I do. I feel horrible. Conversely, is there some option I have missed? [more inside]
I was given a cat to sit last August and since then the cat and I have got accustomed to each other. (My last cat before this one died over a year ago.) I told the original owner awhile back that I wanted to keep the cat and I thought that was where we left it. Now, the original owner wants the cat back and I don't want to give it up. [more inside]
Dyeing my white cat festive colors for special occasions: sick and/or dangerous? [more inside]
How can I find a home for a troubled pet? [more inside]
I am at my wit's end and don't know what to do. The problem started when my girlfriend moved in over two years ago, bringing two adult cats along. My two adults did not get along with hers, and we've tried just about everything to get them used to each other. Eventually, we had to just separate them, but it broke my heart to have cats barricaded in my basement, so we decided to just open the basement door to let the cats come and go. It's been like that for about a year without many problems, and I thought I was making some progress when one of my cats started coming upstairs willingly and tolerating the others (being able to sit in the living room with the other cats while we watch TV).
The past month or so has been different, though. My cat started peeing (and worse) on our bed. I draw the line there, because I cannot afford to buy all new bedclothes and mattress pads every couple of weeks.
I would like to find this cat a new home, because I think the basic problem stems from having too many cats in a small space. I know if I take her to the animal shelter, they will have trouble adopting her out, given her past and her age (nine). I doubt an ad would work because she's very skittish (and I cannot in good conscience give a cat away without telling someone about her problems).
Does anyone have any suggestions?