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Cat Aggression

My 1.5 yr old cat will escalate grooming/playing with other cats into aggressive biting. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Nov 9, 2014 - 12 answers

How do I get our cat to bury her poop?

I am not a cat person, but my wife likes cats, so we have one. Our cat consistently uses the litter box (which is much more than I can say for the last cat we had). However, she almost never buries it, and the odor is, of course, offensive. [more inside]
posted by tckma on Aug 9, 2013 - 41 answers

Can't we all just get along?

Please help me to help my cat and new dog get along. [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Jun 16, 2013 - 6 answers

What might be causing these cats' allergies?

Three cats all have allergies and overgrooming issues. What might be causing this? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on May 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Kitteh, teh protector?

What is up with my boyfriend's cat? Do cats "sense" certain things? [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Dec 6, 2012 - 22 answers

Intruder Alert!

With a new neighborhood comes new neighborhood cats, and one of our indoor cats is freaking out. What do we do about this? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 17, 2012 - 16 answers

What do cats do when the Greys come for the humans?

Among narratives about visitations by the "Grey" aliens, are there any that talk about what cats do during the alien encounter? Do they just chill all cool-style? Do they FREAK OUT. Do they meow a lot or do they hiss or do they go hide someplace? Do they even try to bite the aliens (would be v. brave, imo). For the purposes of this question, let's allow both ostensibly fictional narratives and ostensibly real ones.
posted by Greg Nog on Aug 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Stop us from sleep-murdering this sweet cat

How have you convinced your cat to let you sleep? (The cat who howls in the night). [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on May 7, 2012 - 30 answers

Noise & cats not mixing - help!

How can I keep my cats calm during very, VERY noisy construction outside our apartment. [more inside]
posted by xetere on Jan 5, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I get my cats to stop knocking things over?

How do I cat-proof a bookshelf and desk? My cats like to climb on my bookshelf and desk and knock things off of them, sometimes for fun and sometimes to get my attention. I would like them to stop doing this. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 30, 2011 - 32 answers

Why does my cat bite my partner when he laughs loudly?

OK, I know this is the perennial AskMe "My cat does this crazy thing" question, and that the answer will be the eternal "because cats are weird", but I want to find out if anyone else's cat does this. When my spouse is laughing loudly, for instance (but not exclusively) in response to being tickled, my cat will launch himself at him and attempt to bite him (fortunately, it's always been through clothes). This has happened three times. It was not a playful bite, but rather a full-on chomp. The cat is very sweet at all other times, if occasionally a bit jumpy. Has anyone else seen this behavior, or have any idea what's going on, or how to make the cat less reactive to loud laughter?
posted by matildaben on Oct 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Kittenparty?

Katzenfilter: How can I make the second cat selection process easier on first cat? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Aug 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Flipping the Feline Personality Switch

Can someone explain some seemingly complex domestic feline behavior? [more inside]
posted by ktoad on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Why have these cats started fighting?

Why are these lovely and docile cats suddenly so hostile and agressive? [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Sep 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Get my cats off my table!

Our three cats are brazenly unfazed when we squirt them with water guns. They jump up on the counter tops, we squirt them, they scamper away, and then five minutes later they're back up there. What are other ways to make them fear the humans' surfaces? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Aug 22, 2010 - 42 answers

Night Meows

New cat meows all night. Sleep much disturbed ... [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin on Dec 7, 2009 - 30 answers

Our cat prefers me to my wife

Bizarre Love Triangle: me, my wife, and our cat [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Oct 13, 2009 - 27 answers

What have I done to offend you, kitty?

Why is my roommates' cat hissing at me, and what should I do to convince her to stop? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jul 6, 2009 - 20 answers

Cat vs cat in new enviroment for both

My boyfriend and I each have a cat. We're moving in together. Help? [more inside]
posted by lovebird on Apr 12, 2009 - 14 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

Do cats pee on leather?

Have you ever heard of, known, or had a cat who peed on leather furniture? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Sep 2, 2008 - 12 answers

I love my cat, but I mean... I don't LOVE my cat.

Maybe I'm just a prude but if I wanted an animal to hump my leg every night, I would have got a dog. What is my cat doing? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jun 9, 2008 - 10 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

My kitty has a Real Bear

I can't believe I'm asking this filter: I think my cat has an intimate relationship with his lovie. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Apr 9, 2008 - 23 answers

My indoor cat wants out.

Our indoor cat desperately wants to go outside. Help! [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Feb 15, 2008 - 16 answers

Cats & behavior: How can i keep cats off a new car?

Cats & behavior: How can i keep five cats off a new car? [more inside]
posted by itheearl on Jun 19, 2007 - 25 answers

Please help me keep my cats.

I need help training/controlling my cats before they drive me even more crazy than they already have. [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Feb 1, 2007 - 26 answers

Will neutering change my male kitten's aggressive behaviour?

Our recently adopted, very sweet, very clingy male kitten is showing some signs of aggressive behaviour. Is this typical of intact males? Will his behaviour change for the better after he's neutered or should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Dec 7, 2006 - 19 answers

How can I integrate four very different cats?

How do you go about integrating two very different pairs of cats into one happy household? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jun 3, 2006 - 6 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

How do I keep my cat from shredding my furniture?

My girlfriend's cat has an incredible knack for destroying my furniture. I've got an opportunity to replace my uncomfortable fabric couch with a farily nice, comfortable, microsuede couch for cheap. I'd like to avoid having this piece of furniture become yet another unintended scratching post. What's worked for you? [more inside]
posted by jimray on Sep 21, 2005 - 23 answers

Getting a second cat, what kind should we get to make sure they get along?

Cat Filter. We just lost an elderly cat, leaving us with only one. Potato Chip is 4, spayed, playful, and large-and-in-charge. (Really, she's like 20 lbs.) She used to bully the older cat--eat her food, ambush her out of the litter box, etc.--and doesn't seem to notice that she's gone now. I like to have 2 cats around and intend to get another. My question is, how can I minimize the bullying and maximize the peace of our happy home? I'm thinking a kitten, since a kitten would naturally be submissive to an adult. Does that sound right? Should this kitten be male or female? (Neutering will be done before we bring new kitty home, if necessary.) Rambunctious or shy and retiring? It's really a crapshoot, I know, but all opinions are welcomed.
posted by scratch on Feb 2, 2005 - 12 answers

Crazy Cats

AskCatFilter: I've had cats almost all my life; currently my girlfriend and I have three of them. One of them has an odd behavior that I've never noticed before, and I can't seem to figure out. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by jammer on Mar 18, 2004 - 23 answers

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