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How can I get my cat to like dogs?

I would like to get a dog sometime in the next few years. My cat does not like dogs. I don’t want to adopt a dog and realize later that she’ll never come around. Is there a way I can acclimate her to dogs now, before I own one? [more inside]
posted by waffleriot on Sep 16, 2016 - 19 answers

name that children's book filter: cat airships?

another installment of the name-that-children's-book-with-no-details-about-title-or-author:it was a picture book; it came out or was out around 1993-1998; I have almost no memory of the plot...I read it as a child and it reappeared to me in my mind's eye suddenly and is driving me crazy; it involved fantastical themes of animals with complex societies, at least one of which were cats (but maybe woodland creatures?) [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on May 26, 2016 - 4 answers

Can kitteh eat that?

I has new kitteh! Yay! She's a rescue, about 2 years old, a small spayed female tuxedo beauty in good health, with a shy temperament. I have not had a cat in years. I am sure I am asking a question to which there are many answers and about which MeFites have strong opinions, but here goes: What is the current "state of the art" answer on the best quality and healthiest commercially prepared food for an adult, indoor, younger cat? [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Oct 21, 2015 - 27 answers

Can I nom it?

I moved into a great new place yesterday, with a garden. I have hit the Holy Grail of Paris-area apartments. However. Garden has plants from previous tenant. I have cats. Cats will nom the plants. I'm unfamiliar with a few of the plants, and am particularly worried about curious noms of this one. MeFi, can my cats eat these? Or should I remove them? [more inside]
posted by fraula on Oct 17, 2015 - 11 answers

What cat breed is this?

What cat breed is this?
posted by dfreire on Dec 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Is it at all possible to bring a cat into a house with 6 dogs?

Can a street cat be brought into a home with 6 large dogs? My dad has 6 dogs, all very docile except for the female dog, and he wants to possibly bring his porch cat inside at some point over the next 4 months. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by Jim On Light on Jul 19, 2013 - 13 answers

What kind of cat am I?

Is this kitty a particular breed or just overtly fluffy? [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Mar 11, 2013 - 21 answers

Found a family of cats at a service station next to busy highway

Found a family of cats (4 kittens, 2 adults) at a gas station next to a busy freeway... What is best thing to do? [more inside]
posted by anawesomeguy on Jan 5, 2013 - 15 answers

No kitty in my new apartment!?!?

Landlord says a fellow tenant's allergies mean no kitty for me. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Oct 23, 2011 - 30 answers

Are my cats addicted to carby grains?

Should I force my cats to switch to the healthier food or let them continue eating the not-so-great stuff they seem to prefer? [more inside]
posted by addelburgh on Aug 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Your tips for feeding four cats while I'm out of town?

Overnight is one thing, but how can I make sure my four feline snowflakes get proper nutrition while their humans are off on a three-day cross-country jaunt? Given we've got one cat with food intolerances, one super-picky princess, one food-snatcher, and one with what the vet has described as a "highly efficient colon" (meaning she needs wet food every day), things are going to need a bit more consideration and prep-work than just leaving a big bowl of crunchies out. Please, kittyfolks, share your wisdoms! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Fatal Felines: Fact or Fallacy?

Has a domestic cat ever actually killed a human being? I can't find any evidence of this, and yet, I keep running into people who seem weirdly fearful of cats (and no, I am not talking about allergic folks). What is going on? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Jul 21, 2011 - 55 answers

How do animals think?

How do animals think? I was watching a cat in our garden the other day, and I wondered how it thought as it doesn't have language to think in. Then I thought: yes, but when I am working on an (easy - not cryptic) crossword, sometimes I am not thinking in words (if this makes sense?) [more inside]
posted by marienbad on May 20, 2011 - 33 answers

Why do cats love boxes and sinks?

Why do cats love boxes and sinks? [more inside]
posted by jng on Dec 4, 2010 - 15 answers

What is the earliest recorded bookstore cat?

What is the earliest recorded bookstore cat?
posted by Joe Beese on Feb 16, 2010 - 9 answers

What's up with our cat?

Cat gone crazy? If so, what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 17 answers

I would like to pet your cats

I'm interested in volunteering at a cat rescue organization in New York City. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by miskatonic on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I find my dead cat?

How can I find my dead cat? [more inside]
posted by the_arbiter on Jun 3, 2009 - 22 answers

i can haz kitteh tiem now?

As a first-time pet owner-to-be, what should I know about adopting a cat? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Nov 3, 2008 - 51 answers

Sudden Cat Aggression in Previously Harmonious Household - Help!

One of my cats (male, neutered) has suddenly become violently aggressive against another of my cats (female, spayed). Both cats still interact well with our other three cats, so this seems to be something just between the two of them. I will be consulting my vet, but, assuming there is nothing physically wrong with either cat that may be triggering this (and both cats behave entirely normally when separated from each other), what can be done to heal this rift, which is seriously upsetting our multi-cat household? [more inside]
posted by MsElaineous on Oct 2, 2008 - 7 answers

One abandoned cat, four nursing kittens, and a billion fleas... Help!

I need flea advice for a momma kitty and her 3-week-old kittens. [more inside]
posted by stefanie on Aug 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Squirrels are crunchy

If I feed my cat more often will he stop bringing home his own snacks from the wild? [more inside]
posted by Kioki-Silver on Apr 18, 2008 - 31 answers

What treats make the best cat bribes?

What treats would you suggest for a cat who, so far, doesn't like treats? [more inside]
posted by thatgirl on Nov 19, 2007 - 37 answers

allergic to cat dander

cat dander [more inside]
posted by unvivid on Nov 1, 2007 - 15 answers

Animal companion grief

What steps do you take to grieve companion animals? [more inside]
posted by vers on Jun 15, 2007 - 29 answers

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.

OK, so no human sacrifice, but a new puppy in an apartment already containing a cat - advice for training the puppy and dealing with the cat? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Dec 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Wind on small paws

Wind on small paws: help me find a sphynx kitten! [more inside]
posted by sil3ntstatic on Nov 27, 2006 - 9 answers

It wasn't the lost cat she was looking for...

I 'rescued' a cat off the street today because it looked just like a cat I saw on a 'lost cat' poster. The missing cat's owner just came by and said it wasn't the right cat. Now what? [more inside]
posted by nyterrant on Oct 29, 2006 - 17 answers

How to get my rescue kitty off wet food?

I'm trying to get my six to nine month old rescue kitten off wet food, but its just not working with the usuals. I've had her for 3 weeks now. Difficulty: 20 year old prima-donna feline housemate who needs wet, but now enjoys kittenchow. [more inside]
posted by verytres on Oct 4, 2006 - 9 answers

The Truth About Peanuts

Are there any pets other than cats and dogs that have a mutually affectionate relationship with their owners? [more inside]
posted by granted on Jul 2, 2006 - 28 answers


Something is killing birds and dumping them in our pool. [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Jun 5, 2006 - 8 answers

A new home for an unappealing cat?

How can I find a new home for my overweight, unhappy, kind of gross cat? [more inside]
posted by bradn on May 23, 2006 - 51 answers

"Richard Cory" syndrome in animals?

Humans sometimes feel depressed or anxious with no apparent environmental cause. Does this happen in animals? Or do humans possibly have brains that are too evolved/sophisticated for our own good, in a way? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on May 4, 2006 - 24 answers

Bad Kitty Potty Problem

He will defecate normally in his box, solid and behave regular. He will urinate in the litter box as well. But then he reverts to acting strange, pawing around territorially, and leaving diarrhea on the floor Desperate kitty question from the son of a friend Booger has put us in a bad situation. [more inside]
posted by Shane on Mar 5, 2006 - 12 answers

Curing wool-eating cat?

Has anyone ever known a cat who liked to eat wool? Was it a medical or a behavioral issue? Was it ever possible to discourage this behavior? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Jan 5, 2006 - 16 answers

cat puke

Is cat puke just a fact of life? [+] [more inside]
posted by mdn on Feb 10, 2005 - 48 answers

He has cats, I hate cats. How can we live together?

I (female) don't like cats. My (male) partner has 2. We're considering living together. However, I can't stomach the filth, the smell, the cat hair, the mewling, the destruction of furniture, and the litterbox. I don't want this thread to turn into a vilification of me for not liking cats and I don't want the situation itself to become "the cats go or I go". Surely a mefite or two has had this happen. How did you work it out? What were the compromises?
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2004 - 42 answers

How can I keep cats out of my yard?

I need help deterring cats from my yard. Would like some feedback on products/ideas. see inside for (lots) more. [more inside]
posted by evening on Aug 5, 2004 - 6 answers

What's wrong with my cat?

SickKittyFilter: more inside... [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Jun 23, 2004 - 12 answers

Found a kitten!

What to do about a foundling kitten... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 15, 2004 - 32 answers

How can we keep our cats from fighting?

Cat Trouble- my wife and I have two huge cats, each of whom grew up being the only game in town. They seem to live for combat. How can we keep them from clawing the hell out of each other? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Dec 11, 2003 - 19 answers

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