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Flying with a cat - need advice

I'm flying with my mother's cat on Saturday, and would like some advice. I have never flown with a pet before. [more inside]
posted by marble on Apr 24, 2013 - 21 answers

We're at our wits' end with an anxious meowing cat. Help!

7 year old cat has been a nightmare since I moved about a year ago. He keeps us up all night, is destroying our rental bathroom, and won't stop meowing. We're running out of solutions. Help! [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on Apr 14, 2013 - 25 answers

How do we treat this wound on our cat's ear?

Yesterday we noticed this hairless patch on The Grey Lady Jane Grey's ear. What could it be, and how do we treat it? [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Apr 13, 2013 - 11 answers

Automate the dub

China is on a major push to dub TV series into English, and I'm primarily a subtitle translator who's been dropped into the middle of this exploding industry. While I've found industry standards fairly easy to research, what I've found less than easy to locate are recommendations for specialized software used in the translation process. What I'd like to know, if anyone here can recommend anything, what are the software packages you use that help to automate or smooth the process, specifically tracking whether timing and lip sync are right, specifically free software, as it's going to be hell to convince my bosses to buy something they can't sample, and I've been assigned a squadron of three untrained non-native translators to do most of the heavy lifting for me.
posted by saysthis on Apr 6, 2013 - 3 answers

How much should we pay the cat-sitter?

The lady friend and I live in Los Angeles and are going away for about a week. We are looking for someone, probably a law student, to come stay with our kittens and take care of them. How much should we offer to pay? [more inside]
posted by heisenberg on Mar 31, 2013 - 15 answers

World's Tastiest Cat Litter

We recently changed litter brands (from clumping clay to the World's Best Cat Litter), and everything seemed to be going fine. But it turns out one of our cats is noshing on the new litter. What should we do to detract her? [more inside]
posted by brina on Mar 30, 2013 - 10 answers

The febreze is suffocating me...

How to get a roommate to stop spraying so much air freshener when she is probably spraying because of my cats? [more inside]
posted by fromageball on Mar 28, 2013 - 23 answers

name that wound

Cat wound question inside.... [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Mar 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Cat Hospice: Help our kitty enjoy her last time with us

Our wonderful kitty was just diagnosed with cancer. We are waiting today (I took the day off work for it, I am such a wreck) to hear more details, but the initial findings were very bad. So, what can I do to help her enjoy her last time with us? I know the vet will give us more information about pain meds (tho she doesn't seem to be in pain) and diet, but I wonder what other thoughts people can give. For example, it was from a friend that I learned it was OK to give her Pepcid A/C (confirmed dosage with vet), and I think that has been helping her tummy. Also, through googling I discovered that it is possible to euthanize in-home, which gives me some comfort for when her quality of life slips below an acceptable threshold. Anything else come to mind? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Mar 27, 2013 - 13 answers

No kitty that's a bad kitty! Need suggestions to keep kittehs out!

How can I keep stray/feral kittehs out of my yard so that they don't eat my pet chickens? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Mar 21, 2013 - 23 answers

Plants that like cat pee?

Are there any plants that will actually thrive from regular doses of cat urine? And that would grow in pots outdoors in Western Oregon? [more inside]
posted by mmmmbobo on Mar 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Litter box for disabled cats?

Diabetic cat has trouble with traditional litter boxes. What are some alternatives? [more inside]
posted by mornie_alantie on Mar 18, 2013 - 12 answers

how should the process of adopting a cat from a breeder work

I want to adopt two Bengal kittens from a breeder. I have had dogs, but never had cats. I am getting cats because my daughter is crazy about cats. [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Mar 16, 2013 - 30 answers

Cabin cats or cargo cats?

My wife and I are moving across the country in a few months with our furballs, Steve and Lola. We're going to fly with them, but I'm not sure if they would be better off with us in the cabin or in cargo. The trip is unavoidably going to involve two flights, the first one will be about 6 to 6:30 hours in length, the second will be 2 to 2:30 hours. The layover between them could be as short as an hour. So total travel time, including getting to/from the airports will probably be around 12-13 hours. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Mar 10, 2013 - 23 answers

Government of Mexico's Disaster Risk Management Strategy

I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have information on how the Government of Mexico was able to convince it's citizens that investing in disaster risk management (DRM) insurance/cat bond schemes was worthy of their tax money? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Cat Safety Question

Our apartment complex just sprayed for bugs around the baseboards in the kitchen. I don't know what spray they used, but it's not the kind where they make you empty your cupboards. Is it safe for our cat, Captain Tightpants who is just under a year old, to frolic around, or should he be kept locked in the bathroom for a while? And if so, how long?
posted by radiopaste on Mar 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Need advice on transitioning cats to healthier cat food

We have 2 cats that are a little less than 2 years old. They are both active and healthy little terrors with no medical issues. One of them seems like she is always hungry. While I get that there are some animals that will whine for food until they drop dead from overfeeding, when I gave her more she seemed happier. However, at that point she gained a little more weight than she should have to remain healthy, so I wanted to find some food that is more nutritious, has less byproducts, more protein and helps them feel fuller. [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on Mar 6, 2013 - 12 answers

What is this animal organ/fetus/embryo my cat brought in?

What is this thing my cat brought to my porch? http://i.imgur.com/cejZcGe.jpg It appears to be something between an animal fetus and organ. When I turned it over it looked the same on the other side. There were no visible eyes/mouth/features. It was larger than a quarter and there was no blood present. A possum visits regularly, and the area has many moles, birds, and raccoons.
posted by Locative on Mar 1, 2013 - 18 answers

Cat is allergic to Merrick--what should I try next?

Are there non-prescription simpler, yet awesome cat food to try to alleviate his allergies? [more inside]
posted by rawralphadawg on Feb 25, 2013 - 17 answers

How can I find a good home for my cat in NYC?

My family and I were "displaced" by hurricane sandy. We were without a place to live for 10-11 weeks. We finally have a place to live and it's going ok, but we need to find a home for one of our cats because he can't stay with us. It's sad, but we need to find him a good home. How do you do that? He's the sweetest cutest thing. I can't have him be in one of those cages. However I really need to find him a home fast. I'm freaking out about this an don't know what to do. Please help. [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Feb 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Finding a home for a cat in Wisconsin for disabled friend

My friend may have to go into a group home due to severe problems with self-injury and other aspects of mental health. She has a lovely older cat who she is afraid to leave behind. What should she do with her cat? [more inside]
posted by decathexis on Feb 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Cat ate fleece ribbon

Yesterday morning, I woke up to my cat chewing on the remains of this cat toy. Noooooo. What do I do? (I have called the vet.) [more inside]
posted by perryfugue on Feb 15, 2013 - 15 answers

my cat, my cat, my claw-y claw-y cat.

one of my cats claws up furniture. I've tried a huge list of fixes, with no luck. I'm considering that he's bored. I'm on my last thread here, and the options are maybe now he goes outside and hope that being less bored helps, or that he gets declawed, which I'm totally against. help me with more creative ideas? [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Feb 14, 2013 - 33 answers

How do I tame this obsessed stalker cat?

Asking for my sister: Her sweet cat is being obsessively stalked by the neighbor's crazy unstable cat. What can she do to curb this? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jan 31, 2013 - 16 answers

My white cat Lily won't stay lily white.

Lily is prone to darting out the door and coming back hours later any one of fifty shades of gray. We don't know what she's been joyously rolling in, so we try to wipe her off or bathe her, meaning one very unhappy kitty. Last night's dark stains still haven't fully come out, even with some powerful detergent. What's your best method or product for keeping a white cat clean? [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Jan 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Sick kitty, low on cash.

My cat is sick. I have next to no money. Is there a really-truly-worth it pet insurance company you recommend? Or is there a place I can apply for financial assistance? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Catfilter: Cat is urpy, vet is closed, how worried should I be?

My darling dearest kitteh is 5 years old, and seems to have some kind of stomach issue. Our vet is closed til Monday, so in the meantime -Is this a potential emergency? -If not, how can I help her poor little belly? Slightly gross details below. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Jan 26, 2013 - 14 answers

Our cat hates everything. Help us make him happy.

Our year-and-a-half old cat hates being touched. He's incredibly aggressive towards anyone except me and my wife (and sometimes towards us too). We've yet to find a toy that holds his attention. What would make him happy? [more inside]
posted by and so but then, we on Jan 26, 2013 - 42 answers

How can I make my cat less annoying?

My five year old, tough outdoorsy cat has developed a really irritating behaviour- every time I go into the kitchen he begs for food- even if his bowl is full up...any better advice than kicking him? [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Jan 26, 2013 - 19 answers

Are kittens like babies or cats?

Should kittens be chubby, like human babies, or lean, like adult cats? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jan 25, 2013 - 10 answers

What toys would you suggest for a cat that needs exercise but...

What toys would you suggest for a cat that needs exercise but isn't motivated by treats? She does like scratching posts/beds and chin scritches, but I don't know how to work those into an active toy.
posted by Evilspork on Jan 22, 2013 - 35 answers

How to take in a second cat who also eats special prescription food?

We have an old cat who eats special prescription food. We are thinking about taking in a friend's old cat who also eats special prescription food. Is there a convenient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Jan 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Alternative Glue for Soft Paws?

I have used Soft Paws to prevent my two cats from scratching our furniture in the past, and they worked really well. However, either they redesigned their glue dispenser, or I've developed serious glue-handling issues, because I went through three bottles of glue spilling all over the place before I gave up. Is it safe to use Krazy Glue, or some similar product instead of the glue they provide? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 15, 2013 - 15 answers

Cat sitter in Boston

I moved back to Boston a bit over a year ago. previously I was living in the suburbs in a southeastern city and had a really great pet sitter: she would come to the house to care for my pets daily when I travelled. I have had trouble finding a similar person here. I have had a few short work-related trips, for which my building doorman sufficed. When I took a longer personal vacation, I used yelp to find a pet sitter. The person I chose was recommended but REALLY did not measure up. (ie did not show up at all:please memail me if you want who never to use). I am looking for someone who will come to my home daily to feed/water my 2 cats. I live in Fort Point (so parking can be a challenge). Anyone have suggestions? (note; I prefer to leave my cats in situ as vs boarding them)
posted by maryrussell on Jan 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Recommendations for a carrier/double cat carrier please!

Cosette and Herbie (kitty picture here) need a good carrier. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Help us name our cats.

We just acquired two new kittens from the shelter. Problem: we are stumped as to what to name them. [more inside]
posted by baby beluga on Jan 12, 2013 - 78 answers

Can I give my cat Sustagen?

Can I give my cat Sustagen? [more inside]
posted by mule on Jan 3, 2013 - 6 answers

poop is not a toy

My very playful kittens love their litter boxes . . . a little bit too much. How can I encourage them not to play in the litter boxes, and more importantly, not to take their poop out of the litter box to play with? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Dec 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Can't they all just get along?!

[New Cat Filter]: Help us integrate an elderly male cat into our home. It's not going smoothly. At all. [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Dec 30, 2012 - 14 answers

What's the best way to treat a mild flea infestation with complications?

If I can only see the fleas on one cat, what is my best anti-flea protocol? Complications: apartment building full of pets, possible interaction with pregnant lady. [more inside]
posted by feets on Dec 29, 2012 - 15 answers

My new kitten sucks.

My new kitten is awesome, but she insists on suckling people parts. I'm looking for tips on getting her to stop. [more inside]
posted by scrute on Dec 29, 2012 - 23 answers

It's Snowing Cats and Dogs

We are providing temporary emergency Christmas fostering to a stray kitten in a home with a dog. The dog will be fine; please help me make this OK for the kitten, too. In exchange, I will provide kitteh photos! [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Dec 22, 2012 - 24 answers

Is this a re-bound cat?

My beloved cat died five months ago, and I miss him every day. A friend has a kitten she needs to find a home for, and asked if I would take him on, as she knew I would like another cat one day. I'm not sure. How do I tell if this is a good idea? [more inside]
posted by indienial on Dec 21, 2012 - 33 answers

Catting around or really lost?? Leaving in the morning, don't want cat to die. Help.

I leave tomorrow for two weeks, and I'm not sure if this cat has a home. Help! [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Dec 18, 2012 - 33 answers

Where can I find a list of Save The Cat moments?

I wonder whether there is a good listing somewhere of "Save the Cat" moments from movies? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Dec 15, 2012 - 7 answers

All I want for Xmas is airport peace, quiet and wifi

How can one keep sane with a 6 (six) hour layover in Detroit airport during the Xmas travel rush? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Three cats, two sisters and one stray, one new home: questions about best practice

Mr Mutant & I are moving home soon, decamping to a larger home in the suburbs. We have what appears to us to be a complicated cat family strategy and need advice as follows. [more inside]
posted by Mrs Mutant on Dec 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Am I starving my cat?

How much to feed my cat? My vet tells me half a 5oz. - 6oz. can twice a day, the can of cat food says one can twice a day. I can find backup online for either statement. Help? [more inside]
posted by edbles on Dec 7, 2012 - 25 answers

Cat suddenly scared of everything?

My usually-bold cat is suddenly scared of everything (sudden movements, noises), and acting like he is seeing something that is not there. [more inside]
posted by angermanagement on Dec 6, 2012 - 18 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

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