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What is the likelihood we picked up worms from our pets?

Our dog had tape worms several weeks ago. Presumably she got them from raw pork fat she got out of the garbage overnight. We gave her medication as prescribed by the vet and they cleared up quickly. We just noticed several small worms sticking to the area around our cat's butt. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Nov 17, 2013 - 8 answers

 

Should this cat-owning/trying-to-conceive couple get a dog? If yes, how?

I want to know if I am crazy or not, because the last thing my life needs right now is More Bad Stuff. I am going through a very tough time lately (due to infertility and a dying parent). I also own two (neurotic) cats. I think I need a dog because an outpouring of goodness and unconditional happiness is sorely needed. But I'm trying to get knocked up, both my husband & I work full time, and I've never owned a dog before. Snowflake details inside, plus bonus question: if we get this dog, should it be a puppy or adult? From a breeder or a shelter? [more inside]
posted by barnacle on Sep 14, 2013 - 40 answers

Can a skittish cat ever share his home with a dog?

I have a scaredy-cat. He runs away from anything loud and/or fast. He is barely older than 3, and hopefully he'll live for a long time. Can I ever hope to get a dog while he's around? [more inside]
posted by MsMartian on Aug 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Pets and municipal weed control

Dogs, cats, and herbicides. My town hires a contractor to spray the gutters for weed control. A truck comes along and hoses down the gutters with Milestone (aminopyralid). It's impractical to give notice to homeowners of application dates because the window of application is extremely weather dependent; therefore I have no idea when it's going to happen and end up blithely walking my dogs straight through freshly applied herbicide at every single street crossing, as we walk four miles nearly every day of the year. Obviously many other dogs and outdoor cats are affected as well. How does your municipality handle weed control? Are you given notice? Are there more environmentally friendly ways of preventing weeds in gutters? Supposedly this is a very safe herbicide but, you know, we've heard that before. I strongly prefer not to walk my dogs in it.
posted by HotToddy on Aug 7, 2013 - 17 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

Oxytocin and Pets.

Is the hormone oxytocin released in the human brain when you interact with any pet, or does this only occur with cats and dogs? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Jul 19, 2013 - 8 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

Beagles and cats?

We have a cat and we'd like to add a beagle to the family but are wondering if the two would get along. I understand a beagle is a hunting dog and might see the cat as something to track and, well, hound. Any stories here?
posted by xmutex on Apr 6, 2013 - 19 answers

Help Me Get Rid of Feral Cats!

There are many feral cats in our neighborhood, which is extra annoying because 1) they drive my dogs bonkers, 2) they leave their droppings in our yard almost daily, which are super stinky, and 3) some spread fleas. Do you have suggestions for how to get rid of them? I may get cat traps from the humane society, and someone suggested sprinkling coffee grounds. Are there any other good ways to repel cats with something that is nontoxic for dogs?
posted by lirael2008 on Jun 25, 2012 - 18 answers

How to make certain a dog and cat introduction continues to go well

How to ensure we're doing the right thing with introducing a dog and cat. I know this question has been asked before, and I've looked at the answers, and was hoping for more specific help on a few points. (I've also looked at various advice online, but I wanted to ask a couple of specific questions.) [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Apr 23, 2012 - 13 answers

My girlfriend's moving in... and so is her cat!

My girlfriend is moving from an apartment in NYC to my house in Connecticut next week with her cat. I have two dogs. Do we have a future?! [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Apr 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Roommate's approach to fixing his dog's bad behaviour is through telling him "don't do that", and my cat is in constant fear.

Roommate's dog is untrained and terrorises cats. The roommate won't do anything really (except verbally address his dog "don't do that") Needless to say the dog does many things that are bad besides terrorizing my cat and another roommate's cat Like a parent with an out of control child, what do you do??? [more inside]
posted by pixienat on Apr 6, 2012 - 34 answers

What kind of household is a good match for a miniature pinscher and how much energy do they REALLY have

What kind of household is a good match for a miniature pinscher? When does their high energy become a problem? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Feb 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Breeding Personality

If personality isn't supposed to be genetic, then how are pet breeds able to be differentiated by personality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Drop it! Drop it!

Two cats, one dog: How do I keep a dog visitor out of the cat box? [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Nov 24, 2011 - 21 answers

I can haz owtsidez?

Please help me win my FaceBook debate (or, at least, learn something new): MUST dogs be walked? Is it truly better for cats to be only indoors? Are cats less domesticated than dogs? I'd like fact-based support, not ASPCA party line. Gimme Science! [more inside]
posted by _paegan_ on Sep 1, 2011 - 30 answers

How to get a kitten to be our dog's best friend?

Tips for a successful dog and kitten union? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jul 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Twin Cities Pet Sitter

Looking for a terrific pet sitter in the Twin Cities. [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Jun 6, 2011 - 0 answers

Why do all of my pets have stomach troubles?

Why are all of my pets sick all the time? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on May 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Dogs with issues

Where should I begin to deal with these dogs' problems? Is there a good order to this? Do any of these things appear to relate to each other? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Apr 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Post-quake survival: pet edition

DisasterFilter - What steps can I take to ensure my pets survival in the case where a disaster strikes and I can't get home? [more inside]
posted by MShades on Apr 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Animal Non-Grata

How do you enjoy your pets? My interactions with my animals of late has been them asking for lots and me giving them lots but it doesn't seem like there's much in the other direction. How do you get past the gimme, gimme, gimme needs of your animals and just enjoy them? [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Feb 14, 2011 - 26 answers

Dog, cat or neither

My wife and I want to get a pet. I've always considered myself a dog person, my wife's open to think about a cat, but I wonder if we're really pet people at all. [more inside]
posted by Sir Cholmondeley on Jan 17, 2011 - 37 answers

I was allergic to cats but now I'm not. Why not?

Once upon a time I was very allergic to cats, but this appears to have gone away. My dog allergy has stuck around though. What mechanism is likely at work for an allergy to simply disappear? Will it come back?
posted by deeper red on Dec 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Like Cat and Dog

How do I train my dog to love (or at least ignore) my cat? [more inside]
posted by richrad on Oct 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Running a Cat House

Pets allowed! Advice/suggestions/cautions for renting an apartment to pet owners - ? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Jun 26, 2010 - 21 answers

Recommend a carpet/upholstery cleaner in Toronto.

Can you recommend a carpet cleaning company in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Jun 15, 2010 - 2 answers

like cats & dogs?

let the cat/dog flame wars begin! My dog wants to eat cats - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by youchirren on Apr 8, 2010 - 29 answers

He just wants to play. All the damn time.

How do I convince my puppy to stop trying to play with the cats? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jan 24, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me mediate this age old rivalry

Is it possible for a dog with a strong prey drive be trained to not kill my cat? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Dec 13, 2009 - 27 answers

Will a dog ruin my friendship with my cat?

My cats and I have a good thing going. Will introducing a puppy make them hate me forever? [more inside]
posted by muscat on Jul 30, 2009 - 19 answers

Who can arrange pet-transport from Kastrup?

Does anyone know of an individual or organisation based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who can organise the transport of pets (specifically dogs and cats) from Copenhagen's Kastrup airport to the UK?
posted by misteraitch on Jun 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Pets allowed?

Renting the downstairs of my duplex. Should I allow dogs? Cats? Under which rules? [more inside]
posted by msalt on May 23, 2009 - 29 answers

"I have the power to save the one you love! You must choose!"

Completely random question that's kinda hard to look up on Google: If you take your beloved toddler or puppy (or perhaps kitty too) and make it decide between going to you as you call for it, or going to someone else that calls for it, who equally has the subject's affections, what choice does it ultimately make? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Dec 3, 2008 - 14 answers

What's the best way to get dogs and cats to live together harmoniously?

What's the best way to get dogs and cats to live together harmoniously? [more inside]
posted by geeky on May 15, 2008 - 20 answers

Physical Discomfort Threshold For Pets

What is the "baseline" level of physical comfort for a housepet? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Mar 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Why can't we eat our house pets?

How is eating a dog or cat more morally objectionable than eating cow, pig, chicken, etc? It's a crime to eat them in the U.S.A., but why? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Dec 5, 2007 - 54 answers

New York Animal Charity

This Christmas I would like to make a donation to a New York animal shelter or cruelty prevention group. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

How do you know if a found pet is actually lost?

If you see a cat or dog wandering around outside, how can you tell whether it’s lost or just hanging out in its own neighborhood? If you can’t tell, should you act as though it’s lost or just leave it alone? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Nov 9, 2007 - 28 answers

Lion Cuts = Cruelty??

I was looking for a cat groomer on Yelp today and was struck by the comments: only place that will do lion cuts in the city, most places won't shave cats, please don't shave your cat, etc. I realized that I've seen this sentiment quite often on the interwebs... [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo on Aug 22, 2007 - 27 answers

Dogs and Cats Living Together - Mass Hysteria

What are the odds that I can successfully introduce a cat into my household, given the presence of a high strung dog? [more inside]
posted by maryh on Jul 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Dog-fancier does not equal cynophile?

If an ailurophile is a fancier of cats, then what do you call a fancier of dogs? [more inside]
posted by gomichild on Jul 3, 2007 - 5 answers

I was gonna walk the dog...

Is it wrong to get my dog high by blowing marijuana smoke at him? I am asking medically and ethically, of course. He's neutered and very good natured. I have known people that have intentionally 'smoked out' their animals from time to time, and it hasn't seemed to be harmful, but I was just wondering, since it's come up recently.
posted by chlorus on May 29, 2007 - 48 answers

2 dogs + 2 cats = rental nightmare?

My boyfriend and I are moving to suburban Chicago with our 2 dogs and 2 cats. How best to find a home to rent that will be pet friendly? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 30, 2007 - 8 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

Pet-to-People Ratios?

How many dogs per person do people have in various cities? Also, how many cats? [more inside]
posted by Robert Angelo on Nov 16, 2006 - 3 answers

cat eats owner, news at 11.

which pets are more apt to eat their deceased owners? [more inside]
posted by sdn on Oct 9, 2006 - 25 answers

Help me say, "cats aren't toys!"

Help! The dog's decided cats are fun to chase. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 11, 2006 - 26 answers

Lions and tigers and not dogs? Oh, why?

Why are there no canine equivalents to lions, tigers, leopards, and panthers (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Aug 29, 2006 - 19 answers

Dogs for a cat person?

What dog breeds are most suitable for a "cat person"? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Jul 6, 2006 - 44 answers

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