How do I stop our new cat from chewing on our toes in the middle of the night? [more inside]
My elderly, FIV-positive cat has a strange black bump on his neck. I can't find anything similar online and the vet dismissed it as a blackhead about six months ago, but it got bigger. [more inside]
Good automatic feeder for a cat that can open the fridge? [more inside]
Can I, with clear conscience, leave my rescue cats at a cattery for a week while I go away....? [more inside]
Would a cat pee on our stuff because the music is too loud? [more inside]
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?
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]
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.
Follow up to last week's question: My rescue foster cat just had her litter of kittens. I have questions, obviously. [more inside]
How should I respond to my cat's offerings of mice? [more inside]
Cat-sensitive wood floor cleaner? [more inside]
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]
Can I get a second cat without wrecking my first one's life? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Our cat swallowed some yarn - is this always an emergency? [more inside]
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??
My cat has a lump which could be an inflamed lymph node or, well, that's the question. [more inside]
I went out for a cigarette and came back with a cat. Now what? [more inside]
Why don't cats fart? Or do they? Googling has been inconclusive.
Looking for a last minute pet-sitter in Los Angeles! [more inside]
Kitten uses her litterbox just fine. She uses the couch and the bed equally well. What to do? [more inside]
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]
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]
(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]
Yet another cat health/vet visit related question. [more inside]
Looking for the best kitty litter-tracking solutions. [more inside]
DIY Litter Locker? [more inside]
can you feed your cat directly from the can?
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]
My elderly cat is losing her balance - what can I do to make her life easier? [more inside]
CatFilter: Thinking about taking my 11 year old cat with me to college. Too traumatic of an experience for her? [more inside]
My cat is being a neurotic asshole, spewing noxious fluids. Please help. [more inside]
Catfilter: My kitties are loving the Christmas tree. How can I extend their joy all year round? [more inside]
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]
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?
Places to board a sick kitty for the holidays in Minneapolis? [more inside]
Help me understand my cat's strange behaviour [more inside]
Russian-speaking mefites, could you please help me with the lyrics to this Manul (aka Pallas Cat) Song? [more inside]
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]
I need helping dealing with a difficult neighbor situation and the death of a family pet. What would you do? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
Cat behavior question: why does my kitty stick her leg out sometimes? [more inside]
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.
How can we stop our dog from antagonizing our cat before meal times? [more inside]