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How awful is it to give a cat fluid injections?

My aged (but still quite lively!) kitty has had kidney disease as long as we've known him. We've switched him to K/D prescription cat food and we've done everything we can think of to convince the stubborn little dope to drink more water, but on our last vet visit the vet told us that unless he shows signs of improvement soon, we may need to start giving him regular fluid injections. I'm hoping for a little more info about the process, and our options... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on May 3, 2013 - 35 answers

Cat Conflict Resolution 101

CatFilter: I know this question has been done to death but... three cats, one apartment, two microconflicts. What is to be done? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Oct 4, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I get my cat to eat his prescription kidney food

My cat has to eat a special kidney friendly diet. How can I encourage him to eat? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on May 10, 2012 - 21 answers

High fat food for cats?

What can we feed our cat to help him gain weight? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Jan 20, 2012 - 19 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

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

Did I accidentally short-circuit faline advancement?

My cat eats with his hands. Is this at least somewhat normal? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jun 5, 2011 - 42 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

cat dangers

My mom's new roommate has cat, I have a cat. Should the cats meet? If I were a cat I would like to spend time with my own kind, and I feel my cat has been deprived of this experience. (more below) [more inside]
posted by santogold on Sep 22, 2010 - 18 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

Why does my cat lick tile?

My cat has taken to licking the bathroom tiles, poor thing. What to do? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jan 28, 2009 - 23 answers

To move or not to move; that is the question for my old cat.

CatFilter: Thinking about taking my 11 year old cat with me to college. Too traumatic of an experience for her? [more inside]
posted by losvedir on Dec 30, 2008 - 22 answers

What the hell did my cat puke up?

Does this sound familiar: cat vomiting pinkish-red fluid after receiving rabies, and/or FVCVP vaccines? (Vet office is aware, don't panic). [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Sep 26, 2007 - 2 answers

A complicated situation with an FIV-positive (Feline HIV) cat...

Our neighbor abandoned his cat. We've been taking care of him. We're moving. We just found out he has FIV (feline HIV.) The complex dilemmas and a plea for advice within... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on May 1, 2007 - 18 answers

What does my cat think I am?

What does my cat think I am? In other words, in his brain, what has he classified me as? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 19, 2007 - 44 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

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

Feline follow-up

Pets pets and more pets: http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/4681">Sorta tangental followup from about a year ago- re: feline urinary tract blockage. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 6, 2005 - 9 answers

Do cats get cataracts?

Cats and Cataracts. Does anyone have any experience or expertise in regards to cats with cataracts? [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Sep 7, 2004 - 5 answers

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