We just got a 4 month old Shetland Sheepdog puppy (female), and we've been having a lot of problems to house train her. We suspect the problem might be her interaction with our two cats. [more inside]
Overnight is one thing, but how can I make sure my four feline snowflakes get proper nutrition while their humans are off on a three-day cross-country jaunt? Given we've got one cat with food intolerances, one super-picky princess, one food-snatcher, and one with what the vet has described as a "highly efficient colon" (meaning she needs wet food every day), things are going to need a bit more consideration and prep-work than just leaving a big bowl of crunchies out. Please, kittyfolks, share your wisdoms! [more inside]
Cute little cat help: Orange kitty, young, declawed, followed my wife home from her walk just now. We think we know where kitty belongs, but the people don't seem to be home. [more inside]
Old cat, new kitten filter: Does anyone have experience introducing an older cat to a new kitten? My cat is 17 years old, female indoor. Any advice/ best practices?
Kitty's started giving us midnight serenades - help! [more inside]
Friend got cats, but I'm allergic - what's the protocol? [more inside]
How can I attach my iMac to my desk? My cats are apparently stronger than they look. [more inside]
Has a domestic cat ever actually killed a human being? I can't find any evidence of this, and yet, I keep running into people who seem weirdly fearful of cats (and no, I am not talking about allergic folks). What is going on? [more inside]
We need a new litter brand! We have 3 cats and a relatively small space in which they live. The recent heat wave has not helped matters. Ideally the new litter will not stink up the house with odor-covering chemicals. Help? [more inside]
will keeping siblings from the same litter together past the initial socialization be detrimental to their full socialization? [more inside]
Where can I find a blind, deaf or disabled kitten in the UK? [more inside]
We're sending our two cats on a cross-country road trip. Who should they go with? [more inside]
I just moved in with my boyfriend, and as it turns out he's very easily annoyed by my pets. I'm looking for suggestions on how to moderate the tension so that both he and my little creatures can coexist without murdering each other. [more inside]
Tips for a successful dog and kitten union? [more inside]
How do I give my new kitty the best home possible? [more inside]
obsessive litter box behavior - what does it mean? [more inside]
Cat adoption filter: should we take in a young feral who seems to have adopted us, or should we find a different kitten to bring into our home? Complicating details inside. Bit of a novella, apologies in advance for the length. [more inside]
Where are some awesome jazz bars in London? I am looking for somewhere that has a resident live band... the kind of thing you'd imagine Brad Pitt and George Clooney planning a casino heist in with both of them wearing suit and shirt with no tie. Whilst drinking Scotch. Bonus points if it's a place that has an entrance fee to discourage the riff-raff.
My 2 cats (who up to this point have been nothing but adorable love monkeys wrapped in fur) viciously attacked me last night. I have never seen anything like it and it's making me wonder whether I can continue to keep them. But I love them! (Or at least I have for the past 6 years...) What do I do? [more inside]
When we change the duvet cover on our bed, Pusslikeso immediately dives under the covers and basically becomes comatose. She can't wait, she runs into the bedroom as soon as we start and jumps up while we're changing the bottom sheet (so she often almost gets herself made into the bed). What chemical could she possibly be reacting to? [more inside]
My cat is sneezing in relatively violent, rapid-fire outbursts of 5 - 10 seconds. The nose and eyes are not discharging anything. She'll just sit up from where she's taking a nap, sneeze a whole bunch of times in a row really fast, then lay down again. This cat has an auto-immune disorder and has taken prednisone for the last year or so. I took her to the vet a week ago for a checkup and I told the vet about the sneezing, which at the time wasn't that bad. The vet said if it got worse, I should bring my cat back in and she'd give her a round of antibiotics to see if that knocked it out, though there was nothing to indicate it was a virus. I wasn't impressed with that answer. In the last couple of days, the sneezing has become slightly more frequent. Any idea what I should do or what this might be? If the advice is go to the vet, would you recommend another vet?
What can I use to cover my cat's paw? [more inside]
Cat has raft of weird symptoms, isn't improving, vet is nonplussed. [more inside]
My two kittens have ear mites, for which they were treated today at the vet, by the vet, with Revolution. They also received their first vaccines today. This evening, one of them coughed up a two inch thin, worm-like thing which scared the crap out of me as it coiled up around itself. Is the worm perhaps die-off from the Revolution? [more inside]
How can I find the fabric that was used to make a dress being sold in a high street store? It's light blue with a pattern of a white cat playing with yarn. [more inside]
For a Friend: I just moved into a high-rise building with cats. Is there anything I can put up in between my screen door and the balcony to prevent the cats from falling off the balcony if the screen door is open? I've thought about a baby gate but I'm worried about them jumping.
What plant should I get that would be safe for both cats and ferrets? [more inside]
Cats, fleas, prevention, difficulty +11 weeks pregnant. How do I keep the fleas away but not endanger my wife (or future child)? [more inside]
Looking for a terrific pet sitter in the Twin Cities. [more inside]
My cat eats with his hands. Is this at least somewhat normal? [more inside]
If I present the tip of my cats' tails to the respective cats, they'll immediately start grooming/chewing on said tail. Is this common, or universal, among cats? And why do they do it? [more inside]
2 months after moving into a new house, our cats have started peeing on everything. Please help me stop them before I lose my temper with them... [more inside]
Aussie Filter! Looking for a picture of a particular Aussie/NZ moving company's Cat-arrific logo! [more inside]
HELP! There's a cat under my mobile home that's been crying for 24 hours. It's up in the insulation or ducts. What do I do? [more inside]
How do animals think? I was watching a cat in our garden the other day, and I wondered how it thought as it doesn't have language to think in. Then I thought: yes, but when I am working on an (easy - not cryptic) crossword, sometimes I am not thinking in words (if this makes sense?) [more inside]
How do I cat-proof my front door with a lever-style handle? [more inside]
Why are all of my pets sick all the time? [more inside]
Portland OR hive: Any experience with home based cat boarding in the area around Portland, Hillsboro, Beaverton? Thinking a nice small boarding business would be a good retirement income plan. Is this even possible?
My cat Trilby has nearly destroyed the cat scratcher I bought for him when I adopted him a year and a half ago, and it’s time for a new scratching post. Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced, durable, modest-sized cat scratcher? Those “emery board” scratchers sound great in theory because I wouldn’t have to cut Trilby’s claws anymore. But they’ve gotten so many negative reviews online and most of the positive reviews smell like spam. Do any of you use them, or failing that, does your cat?
Should I transition my indoor cats into outdoor cats? [more inside]
My cat has taken to pooping and peeing all over our flat. Several trips to the vet haven't stopped it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop this?
My cat has taken to pooping and peeing all over our flat. Several trips to the vet haven't stopped it. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop this? [more inside]
I (one person) am moving two cats from Saskatoon to Toronto. Do I ship the cats, rent a car and drive them, make two flights to ferry them back and forth or put one in the cargo hold? [more inside]
How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
Cat psychology question: I may have really upset my cat - please help me soothe her. [more inside]
I will be moving house soon and am interested in adding a (second) cat to my household. How to minimize trauma for the cat I already have? [more inside]
Help me introduce a new kitten to my cat. [more inside]
My roommate is blaming an oven fire on my cat, and it's causing some tension between us. Help me figure out the best way to handle the situation so we're both satisfied. [more inside]
I'm looking for the recipe for "Instant Mouse" from The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier. Is it kosher to not buy the book, but ask for the recipe? I did used to own it...
Please help me deal with my newly diagnosed Asthma and allergies. I know you are not my allergist. [more inside]