I have two cats I don't want. How do I get rid of them in a way that doesn't take months and gives them a good chance of going to someone who will actually want them. [more inside]
Why is my one kitten such an idiot about the litter box? It's not that she's got a litter box aversion, and she's not sick, it just seems that she hasn't figured out which end the poop comes out! [more inside]
We just adopted a kitten who shows an affinity for chewing on electrical cords, and need to upgrade the cat-proofing in our apartment from the level suitable for our former cat. Where can I get corrugated conduit or simmilar, fast, in Toronto? Failing that... ideas? [more inside]
Please help me to help my cat and new dog get along. [more inside]
Looking for some suggestions/ideas for secure outdoor cat tents with no floor, and also some indoor cat tree/condo/tower suggestions -- for two indoor-only kittehs. [more inside]
, Shoggoth, just had to have six teeth extracted due to FORLs, including one of these fangs
I'm curious about whether any Mefites who know about vet stuff can explain some of the mechanics of this to me. [more inside]
My neighbors' outdoor cats, whom I catsit occasionally and interact with regularly, have names that I cannot quite parse, even though my neighbor has repeated them for me on several occasions. Both cats are male. One cat is "Dillon" or "Dylan." The other cat's name sounds like "Sits" or "Zits" or "Sitz." When I looked confused at some point, my neighbor said the names were "from a comic" or "from a cartoon." [more inside]
My 9 month old cat cut through my screen window and crawled out onto the molding of my 7th story apartment. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
I have two eight month old kittens
. Mostly they get along great - they snuggle and sleep together, and they play-fight sometimes, though not as frequently as they used to. Sometimes this lil guy
, Res, harasses this lil girl
, Essie, and I don't know if, or when, I should step in. [more inside]
Three cats all have allergies and overgrooming issues. What might be causing this? [more inside]
The Angrycat household is getting a rescue kitten, which brings the total cat population in said household to three, and, I'm aware, pushes me into cat lady land. Whatever. There are more important cat issues at stake. [more inside]
I have some sort of bug infestation in my house and am getting many little bites. What could it be? Here are some things, with a kitty picture. [more inside]
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]
I've got three new baby kittens with no mother, and I need to feed them. I don't have access to any good pet stores or veterinary clinics, but I do have lactose-free baby formula and a plastic syringe with the needle removed, which I've been using to feed them so far. But is there a foolproof method of holding them or something to get them to drink from it? I can usually get them to drink, but only about half of the amount recommended. More details inside. [more inside]
People with pet insurance on their cats. Have the benefits ever outweighed the costs? It seems very expensive to me. I've not had it before as it wasn't around when I got dear old Dot. Bearing in mind these are fit 3 yo cats with no pre-existing conditions who were well cared for in previous home and will be living indoors only. The only people who have had good use out of their pet insurance who I know are lady with cat who was in a road accident and had lots of ops and MRIs and lady with 2 rescue dogs who have had joint and allergy problems. [more inside]
My fiancé and I are planning a cross-country move for the first week in May. We're planning to book a moving company for our stuff, fly ourselves, and ... somehow get our three cats there. The logistics of arranging all these things is just baffling to me.
[yes, the required cat pictures have been included] [more inside]
I impulsively adopted a Maine Coon mix over the weekend. Now I'm realizing this may have been a stupid thing to do given I have a Persian and am already drowning in cat fur. Should I return him before I get too attached? [more inside]
My cat is pooping on himself. At first, we thought it was because his fur is too long, so we trimmed him. But now we think it's actually diarrhea (and even the blobs are soft) so it's probably more than just a kitten-doesn't-know-how-to-clean-himself problem. [more inside]
Yesterday we noticed this hairless patch
on The Grey Lady Jane Grey
's ear. What could it be, and how do we treat it? [more inside]
A sweet mama cat and her kitten were abandoned at a friend's house outside of Austin. I agreed to foster them for a bit, but we're going on week three, and tensions are building between the fosters and my two regular kitties. Bonus complication: Mama cat has now gone into heat (I think). Yikes. [more inside]
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?
The lady friend and I live in Los Angeles and are going away for about a week. We are looking for someone, probably a law student, to come stay with our kittens and take care of them. How much should we offer to pay? [more inside]
We live in a residential neighborhood in a small city. A neighbor's cat sometimes spends time in our backyard. It has left dead birds and a dead rabbit in our yard. It has also used our garden beds as a litter box. We have a small child. There is an active neighborhood organization. What is the most socially appropriate response? [more inside]
I want to adopt two Bengal kittens from a breeder. I have had dogs, but never had cats. I am getting cats because my daughter is crazy about cats.
My younger friends are roommates and want to jointly adopt a kitten. When I asked some follow-up questions about who would be the real owner of the cat (since they'll likely not live together for the animal's entire lifespan) it seems that they assume they'll just give the cat up if neither wants to take it to the new home. I am, shall we say, not a fan of this plan. They both think I'm overreacting. They are also not very keen on simply fostering instead of adopting. What to do? [more inside]
We are about to adopt a gorgeous pair of young cats. They are 1yo, brother and sister, tabby and white, mainly white with tabby spots and blotches and stripey tails. She is smaller than him. They are rangy at the moment but will be indoor cats and will probably become "fine" and content with time. Quite lively but friendly. They have, erm, had kittens together already (the boy is now neutered and the girl gets done next week), so bonus points for incestuous brother-sister pairs (I am already mining Iris Murdoch's novels for some but they don't have great cat names). [more inside]
Is this kitty a particular breed or just overtly fluffy? [more inside]
My wife and I are moving across the country in a few months with our furballs, Steve
. We're going to fly with them, but I'm not sure if they would be better off with us in the cabin or in cargo. The trip is unavoidably going to involve two flights, the first one will be about 6 to 6:30 hours in length, the second will be 2 to 2:30 hours. The layover between them could be as short as an hour. So total travel time, including getting to/from the airports will probably be around 12-13 hours. [more inside]
Will cats eat meat that is so off it will kill them? [more inside]
I'm thinking about using Damminix tick tubes
around my yard to reduce the population of deer ticks, but I'm concerned about the possibility that any cats who catch and eat mice that have the permethrin on their fur might be poisoned. [more inside]
Do you have OLD cats? How often do you take them to the vet, and do you do the 6 month preventative testing-type visits that cat vets typically recommend? If so, how much do you pay for the visit and lab tests? Do I really need to do this? [more inside]
All of a sudden, he keeps looking up at the ceiling as if he sees/hears something. He just started doing this a couple weeks ago, and has done it several times an hour since. Can metafilter supply me with a more plausible answer than what googling has lead me to? So far my top leads are yahoo answers posts about ghosts, so I'm sure y'all can do better. Has he just lost his little cat mind? [more inside]
My family and I were "displaced" by hurricane sandy. We were without a place to live for 10-11 weeks. We finally have a place to live and it's going ok, but we need to find a home for one of our cats because he can't stay with us. It's sad, but we need to find him a good home. How do you do that? He's the sweetest cutest thing. I can't have him be in one of those cages. However I really need to find him a home fast. I'm freaking out about this an don't know what to do. Please help. [more inside]
Rescued some stray kittens from the street in South America. How to find them a good home? [more inside]
I think my marriage may be irreparably broken. The idea of splitting up is agonizing, but if things don't turn around soon, I can't stay.
But. I don't know what to do about our cat, and it's tearing me apart. [more inside]
Should we bring our cat to our new and currently empty apartment while we paint and assemble furniture, to let her get used to it - even though we are not actually moving for another week. [more inside]
one of my cats claws up furniture. I've tried a huge list of fixes, with no luck. I'm considering that he's bored. I'm on my last thread here, and the options are maybe now he goes outside and hope that being less bored helps, or that he gets declawed, which I'm totally against. help me with more creative ideas? [more inside]
CatLivingFilter: One of my roommate's two cats has become very attached to me, probably because my roommate (by his own admission) inherited the cat from an ex relationship and never really liked it that much. That's cool--I like cats, and cats like me. What I don't like is that the cat has become so attached that it will yell inconsolably outside my door, scratch at my door, and sometimes even bash
into my door in despair of not being in my room. This has become a major sleep disrupting problem for me. What can I reasonably expect my roommate to do to respond to this situation? [more inside]
For some time I've desired to own a wall clock which plays a cat (or cats) meowing the tune to the Westminster Chimes, as well as one meow for every hour. How can I purchase or make this? [more inside]
How can I care for this stray cat, in Japan, when I can't take her in? [more inside]
Why did my cat just fall over onto her side during Standard Hairball Procedure? [more inside]
Should kittens be chubby, like human babies, or lean, like adult cats? [more inside]
What toys would you suggest for a cat that needs exercise but isn't motivated by treats? She does like scratching posts/beds and chin scritches, but I don't know how to work those into an active toy.
We have an old cat who eats special prescription food. We are thinking about taking in a friend's old cat who also eats special prescription food. Is there a convenient way to do this? [more inside]
Our house still has its original roof from when it was built in the mid-1950s. It's finally getting replaced tomorrow -- after months of leaks in nearly every room -- but I'm worried about our two indoor cats dealing with it. I know the noise will terrify them and they will hide, but are there other things I should worry about? [more inside]
I have used Soft Paws to prevent my two cats from scratching our furniture in the past, and they worked really well. However, either they redesigned their glue dispenser, or I've developed serious glue-handling issues, because I went through three bottles of glue spilling all over the place before I gave up. Is it safe to use Krazy Glue, or some similar product instead of the glue they provide? [more inside]
My cats both seem to choose different places to sleep on different days. I can't really figure out how/why the choose where they do.
One day in the closet with a window, the other on the bed when the blinds are open, sometimes on the couch near the window, sometimes on the couch as far as possible from the windows, sometimes on the living room couch, sometimes on the family room couch, and then somedays in the no-window basement where it is completely dark.
Do you know what affects the pattern? Except maybe light/warmth?
Cosette and Herbie (kitty picture here
) need a good carrier. [more inside]
Almost a month ago, my BF and I adopted two beautiful shelter kitties. Overall, they're great cats, but we're somewhat befuddled that (at least one of) the cats refuse to bury their poop when using the litter box. Is this something we should be concerned about? Details and pictures within! [more inside]
I need solutions for a cat that chomps cords.
We have tried:
Covering the cords with fabric bias tape then, putting bitters on them.
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)