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is it okay to keep two kittens together during "extended" socialization?

will keeping siblings from the same litter together past the initial socialization be detrimental to their full socialization? [more inside]
posted by joeblough on Jul 15, 2011 - 17 answers

Alterna-Scoop That Poop!

CatFilter: I'm moving to a smaller place (that's way lovelier than my current home). The downside, there is no longer room in the bathroom for my cats' litterbox. So, it has to move into a (hidden) public space. I use feline pine + a covered box, which is pretty great (word to the pine!), so this shouldn't be a huge problem, but, one of my cats has...shall we say, strong (as in, industrial strength) bowels which no litter can sufficiently mask. She also has burying problems (sometimes the other cat does it for her because the second cat is also vaguely grossed out by her sister). Add to that my girlfriend - who works at home and doesn't want to constantly have to be bothered to deal with the litter. My question is this - has anyone (who uses pine or otherwise) found a nice, self-cleaning, or otherwise odor-muffling litterbox that might minimize this problem?
posted by redbeard on Jul 9, 2010 - 21 answers

Strangling the cat that poops on the floor would be acceptable to me.

Litterbox Troubleshooting: Two cats. One litterbox. One bathroom. No flushing. HALP. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Aug 25, 2009 - 17 answers

Mother cat in basement/crawl space, nursing two newborn kittens (likely less than two weeks old) soliciting solutions.

I just moved into a duplex two weeks ago, and yesterday I discovered two kittens (w/ mother) underneath my unit ... I can't afford (both financially and emotionally) to care for them at the moment .... [more inside]
posted by weakcore on May 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Found Cat

What do we do with the cute, fluffy little kitten we found living in my (future) in-laws' woodpile? [MI] [more inside]
posted by willpie on Sep 19, 2004 - 22 answers

Why does my cat puke its lunch up once a month?

CatFilter: My otherwise-healthy kitty has sporadic bouts of yakking his lunch. No hairballs involved. It only happens maybe one week out of the month, but it happens regularly. *Inmoreside.* [more inside]
posted by Shane on Aug 9, 2004 - 22 answers

Cat Smells and Odors

PotpourriFilter. As anyone who shares a house with felines soon becomes aware, with cats comes a certain...odor. (Or, as we refer to it in my family, "eau de chat.") Besides the obvious sanitary measures, I'm draining my life savings by investing in deodorizers (which are rarely effective for more than two or three days). Does anyone out there have recommendations for killer potpourri or other scent options, not including candles?
posted by thomas j wise on Jul 23, 2004 - 18 answers

What's the best kitty litter?

KittyFilter: I was wondering if any other MeFites could give me some advice about kitty litter. I've been using a generic scoop-it brand, but today I ended looking at these weird crystals that promised increased freshness and less odor. Has anyone used the crystals? Has anyone used the clumping clay or some other "bio-friendly" litter?
posted by elwoodwiles on Jun 7, 2004 - 20 answers

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