I recently adopted a 10 month old cat. He wants to eat a lot more than I expected. What is the right amount? [more inside]
My cat keeps unspooling the toilet paper. It is mildly frustrating, not the worst thing in the world but we have tried keeping the bathroom door shut, etc, but I know there are covers for toilet paper holders - I imagine they are for situations like this?? [more inside]
We have a naming convention for our cats - so far they are all science related terms that start with M. We have Magnet, Möbius
. Now we have a new little fluff ball - a black kitten with a white tuft on her chest.
Can you help think of a name for her?
So far we've thrown around Muon, Mendel (too masculine) and plain ol' μ.
My fiancé and I foster homeless kittens and cats in our house as volunteers for a local cat shelter. Panleukopenia just hit us hard, killing all of our fosters, making us really depressed, and now we don't know what to do. Any advice? [more inside]
My adolescent kitten is in heat. Unfortunately, it's not quite hot enough to melt my eardrums, so both of us suffer while she stands next to the front door and yowls in vain for tomcat dick. She seems as miserable as she's making me. Unfortunately, her appointment to get fixed isn't til Wednesday. Is there anything I can do to make her less screetchy in the meantime?
How can we solve our older cat's sudden obsession with urinating all over the house? [more inside]
What should I name the newest and most adorable member of my family? [more inside]
A kitty has joined my home as of 48 hours ago (photos eventually, pretty sure a coworker is on here and I need to preserve anonymity right now). She's 7 months old ish and now that she's made a fantastic turnaround from being huddled in a corner to triumphant queen of my entire apartment, I need to start getting her acclimated with some things so we set some behavior boundaries right away. Help! [more inside]
Do I need to take my recently-acquired formerly-stray kitten
to the vet for a check-up or anything? She had fleas but we washed them off and put a flea collar on her, and they haven't returned. Other than that she seems in good health, and I'm wondering if there's any reason to take her to a vet or not. (I can get her spayed and vaccinated for really cheap, but, a vet visit costs a lot more...)
A friend of mine would like to start a cat blog (maybe with social media add-ons - Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc.) which would center around pretending to be her pet cat writing the blog. Beyond this , what would be some fun things for the blog to specialize in? This is just for fun (neither she nor the cat is not seeking fame and fortune through this project; it might be for a public audience though). She turned to me for suggestions but I'm tapped out. What do you guys think? Not too time-consuming or complicated, ideally. Something she could do tens of thousands of times without getting bored (I am trying to quietly encourage my friend's transition into full-blown Cat Lady status, so please help.)
I want to learn how to make cat toys for Captain Tightpants
. I've got the design, I know exactly what I want to make... but I lack supplies and some knowledge. [more inside]
Cat vs kitten? Also, advice on prepurring for a furry new addition... [more inside]
Our orphaned kitten hasn't peed yet, how worried should we be? [more inside]
Looking for help on attaching toys to a kitten's scratching post. [more inside]
Kitten adoption - How to predict future domestic short-hair happiness? [more inside]
I have a 7 week old kitten who is a rescue from a feral barn cat family. She is now an indoor cat for life, but I have never raised an indoor cat and I need information and ideas about how to keep her entertained while I'm at work. Also, what's up with her litterbox behavior? [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]
Today, my bank's fraud detection department gave me a call - apparently, somebody had attempted to use my debit card for a purchase in Colombia. I live in London, UK. This is an annoyance, but it's particularly worrying because something similar happened less than two months ago - they called me up and said that although my card hadn't been used, they had information that it may be compromised. The card that was used in Colombia today was the replacement, which I've had for only a few weeks.
My money is safe and my card has been cancelled (again). But my main concern is HOW this has happened - keylogger? Dubious, but legit-seeming site? Compromised wifi? And how do I keep myself safe in future? [more inside]
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 are thinking of adding another cat to our household, and need help choosing the right one - shy or outgoing? [more inside]
Should kittens be chubby, like human babies, or lean, like adult cats? [more inside]
My very playful kittens love their litter boxes . . . a little bit too much. How can I encourage them not to play in the litter boxes, and more importantly, not to take their poop out of the litter box to play with? [more inside]
My new kitten is awesome, but she insists on suckling people parts. I'm looking for tips on getting her to stop. [more inside]
We are providing temporary emergency Christmas fostering to a stray kitten in a home with a dog. The dog will be fine; please help me make this OK for the kitten, too. In exchange, I will provide kitteh photos! [more inside]
We just adopted two kittens
, YAY! They are from a shelter, so they just got neutered and spayed today, but they are actually too small for the smallest e-collars (which we have). Thus, problems. [more inside]
I just got a new kitten and she smells terrible. Will it go away? [more inside]
Help me find a new kitten. Difficulty: mice. [more inside]
What do I need to consider when working with Santa to put a surprise kitten under the tree on Christmas morning? [more inside]
I need to name my kitten after a term in (contract) bridge or something card-related. I feel like I've exhausted most options... [more inside]
What is the right age to separate a kitten from its mother?
Is it okay to separate a 9 week old kitten from its mother? [more inside]
Help me name two adorable sister kitties! [more inside]
I know, I know. Cats are weird. But can you help me manage my crazy little kitten's craziness? [more inside]
What are we overlooking during our preparation for cat acquisition? [more inside]
I would like my two very different kittehs to get along. Help? [more inside]
Adopting a kitten into a house that already has a young cat. I have some questions on how to make this process as smooth and painless for all humans and felines involved. [more inside]
Meow! How do you walk quietly in kitten heels? Something like this
? Is it a trick of sizing? Of walking a little differently? This would be my go-to style of heel for many occasions... if I can hide the slap-clack slap-clack sound which is a bit too much like $2 Walmart flip-flops.
You might remember me from such questions as "There's a cat wedged in my car
" and now that the cat isn't wedged in there but instead entertaining the entire household with hysterical kitten antics I have a concern about feeding him. [more inside]
When the mama is away, the cat wants to play - but how? [more inside]
How do flea collars work? Are they helpful or harmful? Our cat never had fleas, but we put a flea collar on him preventively because he's an outside cat. Now it looks like he's scratching himself really often, which we have never seen him do before. Should we take the collar off?
How do flea collars work anyway? [more inside]
Kitten health panic question! Short version: Six-week old kitten hyperventilates when sleeping after meals. Breathing is extremely rapid and shallow, kitten can't be roused. Healthy, active, playful and feisty in all other ways. More details inside. [more inside]
I gave my mother-in-law my Mainecoon kitten. Since then, she has stopped using the litter box. Help! [more inside]
We welcome your advice on how to properly hail our new overlord. [more inside]
Name the kitten. Polydactyl edition. Details and pictures within. [more inside]
How do I stop my kitten from turning into a bully? [more inside]
Please help me littertrain this kitten. [more inside]
In need of young kitten help and advice please! [more inside]
Introducing a very stupid and quirky cat to another cat, a baby, or possibly both. Bad idea, or worst idea ever? [more inside]
Adopting a kitty... Tips/advice for helping the new cat (9 months) and boy (4 year-old) adjust. [more inside]
No one seems to be allergic to my kitten. Are people more allergic to cats than kittens? [more inside]