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Grain Free Cat Food for Urinary/Bladder Health

A year ago I asked this question about grain free cat food and have been feeding Bunny Cat Blue Buffalo Freedom dry food since then. Now she has bladder crystals and the vet wants me to change her diet. :( Help! [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Sep 18, 2015 - 24 answers

Cat collar recommendations - Looking for FUNCTIONAL, not fashionable.

We need to purchase a new collar for our cat. Concerns over previous collar and new collar requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Jun 25, 2015 - 11 answers

Looking for a very specific prescription pill (dose, size, coating, etc)

I have a very picky patient (cat...) and need to find a pharmacy that sells a very specific pill - 5mg Fluoxetine (Prozac) small in size, sugar coated (like Advil.) [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Apr 23, 2015 - 6 answers

What do you feed a finicky cat?

My cat was perfectly fine eating wise until she was 6 months and got spay surgery. I feel that now she is very different- stopped eating dry food and she only eats maybe 1 can of hills I/d gastrointestinal prescription diet per day. That if I force feed her with a spoon. I tried forti flora and even heating up her food. It only helps so much. She does eat a little but simply not enough for her age/ weight. How do I get her to eat more or not be such an ordeal every single feeding time? I did set up feeding times evening and mornings and nothing in between . What else should I put in food to entice her to eat or what type of canned food did you try?
posted by barexamfreak on Apr 7, 2015 - 16 answers

Maru and Hana are hogging all the best Cat Toys

Where can I buy the cat tower shown in these photos? [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Mar 11, 2015 - 4 answers

Does the awesomeness of cats allow them to violate the laws of physics?

I’d like to get a better understanding (or, really, any understanding) of how cats are able to survive under extremes of temperature. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Feb 13, 2015 - 8 answers

Stories of empathic cats

Here and elsewhere, I keep running into the sentiment that cats are adorable, fuzzy little psychopaths. They understand us but they don't care. They are self-absorbed. They only need us for food. They will gnaw on our corpses. That line of philosophy runs completely counter to my own experience with cats, three of whom were absolutely in love with me. I would like to read some positive articles, stories, etc about cats who defy the "fuzzy psychopath" stereotype. [more inside]
posted by quiet earth on Feb 9, 2015 - 41 answers

Veterinary diagnostic error: Advice, please?

Veterinary professionals (only!): we’d like your opinion on a check-up that produced an errant finding. We'd like to know if the error and the circumstances suggest bad practice. [more inside]
posted by stonerose on Jan 2, 2015 - 19 answers

Cat Aggression

My 1.5 yr old cat will escalate grooming/playing with other cats into aggressive biting. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Nov 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Should I try metronomic chemotherapy for my cat?

You are not my vet. However, I have seen a regular vet and a veterinary oncologist and now have some difficult choices to make and I would be very grateful for first hand accounts from people who have tried metronomic chemotherapy with their pet (especially cats) or other people's pets (if you're a vet or if you're close to someone who has gone through this sort of thing before). I am seeking advice and real-life experiences to supplement any advice regular vets or oncologists may give me. [more inside]
posted by apis mellifera on Oct 31, 2014 - 16 answers

HEY! Build your rainbow bridge somewhere else, mister.

My little lady is 16 this month. She's been my best pal since I was 21. But we're hitting a rough patch, and I'm not sure what my course of action should be. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 14, 2014 - 23 answers

Cat, road trip, hot weather, weak AC in the car

Moving this weekend! With a cat. Three hours in the car. Air conditioning in the car is not awesome. What can I do to ensure the safety of the cat? [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on May 23, 2014 - 15 answers

What do I do with my huge pussy?

My beloved cat - The Mogget - has a weight problem (check out that HUGE furry belly!!). Currently weighing in at about 7 kilo's (just under 15½ pounds in old money), she needs to lose some weight. Help me help her! Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Apr 30, 2014 - 34 answers

Is it Felicide or Caticide?

What's to be done about a healthy, happy adult cat who just started peeing on my bed? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 21, 2013 - 38 answers

How's she gonna eat it if she can't bend down to reach it?

Our 20 year old cat is having a really hard time with some functional issues in her golden years. We're running out of ideas. Help? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Sep 14, 2013 - 11 answers

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 Hospice: Help our kitty enjoy her last time with us

Our wonderful kitty was just diagnosed with cancer. We are waiting today (I took the day off work for it, I am such a wreck) to hear more details, but the initial findings were very bad. So, what can I do to help her enjoy her last time with us? I know the vet will give us more information about pain meds (tho she doesn't seem to be in pain) and diet, but I wonder what other thoughts people can give. For example, it was from a friend that I learned it was OK to give her Pepcid A/C (confirmed dosage with vet), and I think that has been helping her tummy. Also, through googling I discovered that it is possible to euthanize in-home, which gives me some comfort for when her quality of life slips below an acceptable threshold. Anything else come to mind? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Mar 27, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I tame this obsessed stalker cat?

Asking for my sister: Her sweet cat is being obsessively stalked by the neighbor's crazy unstable cat. What can she do to curb this? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jan 31, 2013 - 16 answers

Sick kitty, low on cash.

My cat is sick. I have next to no money. Is there a really-truly-worth it pet insurance company you recommend? Or is there a place I can apply for financial assistance? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 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

Pick me, pick me! I won't poop in your shoes.

What are we overlooking during our preparation for cat acquisition? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Sep 12, 2012 - 35 answers

What will make our cats get along?

Three cats in one house. One having trouble integregating. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Looking for a soft or moist "dry" cat food.

Is there a "dry" cat food with a soft or moist kibble? [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Jun 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Help me pick a companion for my cat!

How do you choose a companion for an existing cat family member? [more inside]
posted by Runes on Jun 5, 2012 - 11 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

Need help naming a polydactyl girl kitten

Name the kitten. Polydactyl edition. Details and pictures within. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 21, 2012 - 52 answers

How much to charge for long-term cat-sitting for a good friends?

How much to charge for long-term cat-sitting for a good friends? [more inside]
posted by aydeejones on Jan 29, 2012 - 51 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

Hello, Kitty! What is the best way to obtain a kitten?

CAT PEOPLE: I am about to join your collective. So question #1 is: What's the best way to actually get a kitten? Pound? Pet store? Craigslist? Snare baited with catnip? Also, any other advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jan 9, 2012 - 49 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


Following her final set of kitten vaccinations today, Olivia the Maine Coon has pupils that are not dilating at the same rate. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Jul 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Getting kitty to pee in the little cup

Trying to get a urine sample from my cat has been a challenge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 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

Aliens/Poltergeists/Daleks attack cat?

Mystery cat injury. How did this happen? (Description of non-life threatening but odd injury inside) [more inside]
posted by pointystick on May 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a diabetes monitor that's strong enough for a human, but gentle enough for a cat

I need to find a blood glucose meter I can use to track my cat's blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 22, 2011 - 6 answers

tips or advice for cat with arthritis?

tips/advice for a cat with arthritis? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Apr 20, 2011 - 12 answers

What is wrong with my cat's whiz factory?

Cat filter: My cat has idiopathic cystitis and I would love some advice on how to help her feel better. [more inside]
posted by apricot on Mar 2, 2011 - 11 answers

You have food, find it yourself!

How can I get my cat to realize he has food in his bowl and quit bugging me? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Feb 21, 2011 - 30 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 leaking urine. Explanation?

What could be causing a young adult cat to leak small amounts of urine? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Jan 4, 2011 - 13 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

What should we do? We have 3 cats, one of which tested positive for feline leukemia.

What should we do? We have 3 cats, one of which tested positive for feline leukemia. [more inside]
posted by stray thoughts on Sep 11, 2010 - 4 answers

He doesn't land on his feet

Can you help me figure out what's wrong with my dear cat? These symptoms seem to have presented abruptly: We spent a three-day weekend away, leaving plenty of food and water (and the (clean) toilet open). Came home, there were a few scraps in the food dish and the water bowls were halfway down. The other two cats were fine (irritable, but fine). Fat Boy, my 16-y/o tabby, was having trouble keeping his balance. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Jul 27, 2010 - 35 answers

Can cats have Type A personalities?

Cat owners share your wisdom please! Anybody tried homeopathic remedies (i.e., Composure Cat Chews) for managing anxious behaviors? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jul 14, 2010 - 21 answers

My cat was sedated and now is having seizures--temporary reaction to the shot, or something serious?

Seeking insight into sudden onset cat seizures after short-term anesthesia. [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jul 11, 2010 - 12 answers

I don't want to have blood on my hands

My parents are always manipulating me, and I need to break away. Long story inside. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jun 12, 2010 - 30 answers

Will New Cat ever let Old Cat sleep with us again (or play with him)?

We have had an awesome formerly feral FIV+ cat for 3 years. He is increasingly clearly lonely, and two weeks ago, we adopted a new cat. New cat is great, they've both settled in, but new cat seems to be bullying old cat. Is this permanent? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jun 8, 2010 - 15 answers

A topical treatment to help relieve my cat's seasonal allergies (and the associated chewing/licking of fur on stomach and legs)?

Is there anything that can be applied topically to relieve my cat's seasonal allergies? He chews/licks the fur off his stomach and legs, and it's too hard to administer oral medications on him. [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on May 19, 2010 - 16 answers

What's wrong with my cat who is now mostly unresponsive after a day of vomiting?

What is wrong with my cat? We've been to both the regular and emergency vets in the last 24 hours, and we still don't know what's wrong or why she isn't improving. (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by enoent on Nov 22, 2009 - 37 answers

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