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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

Jersey Cat???

Help me name my new kitty--Jersey Inspired [more inside]
posted by murrey on Nov 8, 2008 - 46 answers

What now?

My kitten has been diagnosed as leukemia positive. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by ialwayscryatendings on Nov 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Allergic to new kitten despite having had cats my entire life...?

My family purchased a new male Bengal kitten. He is great and everyone adores him. However, I am now experiencing some allergies. My skin is generally itchy after handling him and my chest often feels tight and I begin to cough. I have heard some people can get used to their cats dander. Has anyone had experience with this? If so, how long does it take? [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Nov 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Pet vet on the 'net yet?

For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

CatFilter - is adult food OK for an older kitten?

Am I hurting my 7-month-old kitten by letting him eat adult cat food? [more inside]
posted by CrazyGabby on Oct 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Meet Little Ms. Clumpy

My cat's fur is suddenly getting matted. Why, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Cats are Gross

My kitten is snotty. Some sort of permanent virus he picked up in the shelter. I've talked to the vet about his health, but she had no tips for keeping my house mucus-free. Help? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Oct 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Ive recently moved house and now my cat seems bored. What can i do to keep him entertained?

Around 4 weeks ago I moved house and took my cat with me. He seemed to take the move well he wasnt scared and settled in quite quickly. Ive installed a cat flap and for the past 2 weeks hes been using it if only to do business outside. I work 9 - 5 ish so the cat is on his own all day but when i come home the cat behaves very strangely. He will follow me round sometimes dashing back and forth trying to play sometimes just shadowing me and ocasionally meowing a bit. Im guessing hes bored and i have a feeling its because the area the new house is in only has 1 cat in the area. Im not sure. So im wondering what i could do to make him less bored. I was thinking maybee get another cat? or am i jumping the gun a bit is this normal behavour from a cat that has had to move? he does seem very happy
posted by toocan on Oct 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for a cat-proof catflap with good insulation

Recommend a cat flap with a cat-proof lock. [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Oct 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Cat expert needed! I petted a stray I feed, now he clings to me like a limpet. How do I get him to relax?

A neglected neighborhood cat has moved into my yard and is driving me crazy with his nonstop needy behavior since the day I petted him. What can I do to help him chill out? [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S. on Oct 26, 2008 - 16 answers

My cat is exhibiting symptoms of being in heat despite being fixed.

My cat is exhibiting symptoms of being in heat despite being fixed. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Oct 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Scaredy cat

We just moved and one of our cats is still in a state of frozen panic. His brother has adjusted to his new digs just fine, but the scared one is tense, shakey, and bolts under the bed whenever he can. Any advice on how to calm him down and get him used to the new place? [more inside]
posted by muscat on Oct 20, 2008 - 25 answers

My cat's a nightmare (washing, pooping, moving socks, flicking letterboxes...). Any suggestions?

I've got a problematic cat. She's a stray. I've had her for 8 years now, and we estimate she was about 4 months old when she decided to join me. There are 4 main problems: the persistent washing (till she bleeds); the crapping on the floor; the moving of socks and other small items around the house; and the general neediness. The vet is out of ideas. I have this naive hope that there will be a solution (ah, your cat has "Needywashingcrappersock syndrome, ms handee"). But I'm running out of patience (and cash). So it is time to Ask Metafilter. Anyone got any ideas? [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 20, 2008 - 35 answers

Highly absorbent; highly nutritious?

Could I eat cat litter? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Oct 19, 2008 - 8 answers

MetaCatFilter

Dehydration, lethargy, and horrible bad breath in a six year old cat. What are the potential problems [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Oct 10, 2008 - 7 answers

You can lead a cat to water...

I have two energetic one-year-old cats who love to knock over their water dish. I've tried several different types (at first they had a standard ceramic dish, into which they'd drop their stuffed toys until the toys absorbed all of the water (and got extremely gross), so I switched to a water-cooler-style dish, with a jug on top that fills to a dish in the bottom. That worked for a few weeks, but now the just play with it until it tips over, leaving my rug wet and them thirsty. What can I do to keep them from doing this? Is there a better (but still inexpensive) cat-watering system?
posted by odayoday on Oct 9, 2008 - 25 answers

What will my kitten need at the vet?

Found a kitten. How do I avoid spending $700 billion at the vet? [more inside]
posted by neuron on Oct 9, 2008 - 21 answers

How worried should I be about a cat with an enlarged heart?

An emergency vet said that my cat has an enlarged heart (discovered via chest x-rays). How worried should I be? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Oct 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Hungry Cat makes me INSANE

Why is my cat always hungry? [more inside]
posted by batcrazy on Oct 5, 2008 - 19 answers

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