I want to get a kitty! How do I make this work with my housemate's relatively untrained resident dog? Hope me, pet-knowledgeable humans of Metafilter. [more inside]
We came back from vacation (had a housesitter) and our cats are peeing on everything. We tried Feliway in the past but it didn't work and is expensive. Is there a DIY solution such as a makeable spray that actually deters cats and does not smell awful? [more inside]
Pretty simple question: how do you keep your cat(s) from darting out the front door when you leave/come home? [more inside]
On the off chance that someone round here has some experience with cats and cat appliances, I have some questions.... [more inside]
I need solutions for a cat that chomps cords. We have tried: Bitters spray Bitters gel Covering the cords with fabric bias tape then, putting bitters on them. and Hiding cords, he still gets to them He's even chomping think cords, like serge protectors that plug into the wall. I've seen those cat cord protectors, but all the reviews say they're garbage. He does this mostly when were not home. Is there an appropriate thing to give a cat to chew on? (like with dogs)
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]
Kitten filter: My wife's new kitten (he is 4 months old now) seems to be going through a biting phase. He especially likes biting hands and arms. We try to spray him with water and say "no biting." Will this be enough to train him not to bite, or is there something else we should be doing? Thank you!
My cat loves to bring animals into the house. Fine, I know it's an instinct, but just today she brought in a snake that I'm pretty sure is highly poisonous. How do we stop her from doing this, or at least, protect ourselves from bad consequences? [more inside]
How do I train my dog to love (or at least ignore) my cat? [more inside]
Litter training...again? [more inside]
Is it possible for a dog with a strong prey drive be trained to not kill my cat? [more inside]
How do I deal with a real fraidy cat? My kitty is afraid of everyone except me, especially other animals. How do I introduce him to the dog (and toddler) I now live with? Or should I just keep them separate? [more inside]
If I feed my cat more often will he stop bringing home his own snacks from the wild? [more inside]
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]
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]