What more can we do to make the international trip with 2 cats doable (aka not hell for everyone)? [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!
I'm pretty sure my female cat has a urinary tract infection -- she's dragging her butt, licking herself all the time, going to the litter box a lot, etc. I'm going to take her to the vet, but I'm having trouble finding one that's open on Sundays. Is it okay for this to wait until Monday or should I go to an emergency animal hospital?
Am I doing right by my aging kitty? [more inside]
I just figured out that our 5 month old kitten Hubble has fleas. Or, at least, I think she has fleas. Please help me curb my inner stress ball, because I am having a real hard time dealing with this. [more inside]
Are there cats out there for dog people? [more inside]
What is the best non-clumping-clay cat litter (or any litter that won't cause TSA to hand-inspect your checked luggage when you put a bag of litter in it)?
What is the best non-clumping-clay cat litter (or any litter that won't cause TSA to hand-inspect your checked luggage when you put a bag of litter in it)? [more inside]
Why does my cat seem to like sweaty clothes? [more inside]
Roaches, how worried should I be? [more inside]
What should I do with my cats while we have some chemical work done in our house? [more inside]
Suggestions for the best afforable cat boarding/cat sitters in NYC? [more inside]
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]
Upon the discovery of several live termites attempting to set up shop in my garage wall, I called in a local pest-control company. Following inspection, said company recommended treating the dirt under the garage slab with fipronil (aka Termidor). I have four indoor cats and a fish, and while the termite guys say the fish can stay, they're recommending moving the cats out of the house for the three hours it will take to apply the stuff. Is this really necessary? If so, where the heck can I take four fairly skittish cats for three hours? [more inside]
Katzenfilter: How can I make the second cat selection process easier on first cat? [more inside]
Does growing up with or without cats really affect how people feel about them as an adult as much as I think it does?
Do most people who grow up without cats hate them? Is it at all common for people who grow up with cats to then hate them as adults? [more inside]
I just discovered that our cat has been urinating on a nylon duffel bag our garage, a bag which contained our backpacking packs and a tent. Can any of it be saved? [more inside]
Should I force my cats to switch to the healthier food or let them continue eating the not-so-great stuff they seem to prefer? [more inside]
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]