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Kittens tracked worm-laden poop clumps

CuteANDGrossFilter: kittens zooming around the house + mushy poop stuck to tail area & feet + newly-discovered roundworm (re)infestation + carpet = OMG what do I do now to make sure it's really clean in here? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Can I leave kittens for a month?

[Kitten-filter]: My partner and I would really like to adopt a kitten (or a pair of kittens). The only problem is that every year we leave the country for at least a month, and can't take them with us. Will this be a problem? [more inside]
posted by forza on Dec 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Is hibiscus really toxic to cats?

Is hibiscus really toxic to cats (not dogs)? I need to bring in our two big tree-like hibiscus tonight -- it's going to freeze soon -- but we have nowhere really good to store them, and we have kittens here. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Dec 4, 2009 - 7 answers

How to get cats to use the litterbox?

How can i re-litter train my cats? [more inside]
posted by djduckie on Oct 23, 2009 - 9 answers

What sex for a new kitten?

What is the best sex for a new kitten? And should I get one? [more inside]
posted by CollegeNelson on Oct 2, 2009 - 20 answers

Please help the little pussies

I have searched previous questions, as well as Google and can't find the answer to this question. My friend rescued five kittens, estimated to be 2 1/2 weeks old. She is at a loss as far as feeding. Her efforts with bottles, milk, canned foot, etc. are not working. Can you help? Anyone with experience?
posted by wv kay in ga on Jul 20, 2009 - 16 answers

I would like to pet your cats

I'm interested in volunteering at a cat rescue organization in New York City. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by miskatonic on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 answers

How can we help facilitate our brand new kitten and our 2 year old cat to get along (or at least tolerate each other)?

Although we've been following the standard advice of slow introductions, our new 14 week kitten and 2 year old cat seem to have fallen into a pattern that we're concerned will negatively impact whether or not they ever get along at all! Additionally, we have time constraints and the longer we keep them separated, the more miserable the kitten seems to be. [more inside]
posted by etherealclarity on Jun 1, 2009 - 17 answers

Mother cat in basement/crawl space, nursing two newborn kittens (likely less than two weeks old) soliciting solutions.

I just moved into a duplex two weeks ago, and yesterday I discovered two kittens (w/ mother) underneath my unit ... I can't afford (both financially and emotionally) to care for them at the moment .... [more inside]
posted by weakcore on May 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Cat gave birth 12 hours ago and still seems pregnant

Cat gave birth 12 hours ago, three healthy kittens, still seems pregnant (bulgy belly) and seems to be having contractions. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Melsky on Mar 28, 2009 - 12 answers

What disease do cats get from a lack of people food?

What risk does a cat take in not eating people food? [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Feb 12, 2009 - 26 answers

Should we get a kitty?

My boyfriend and I are currently living in a large-ish one bedroom apartment. My boyfriend works and I'm quite busy with school but we would really really love to get a little kitty. I'm worried we won't have enough time to care for the little thing properly. [more inside]
posted by Grimble on Jan 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Zuzu + pee pee = Grrrrrrr

Kitten uses her litterbox just fine. She uses the couch and the bed equally well. What to do? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Getting a kitten for a gift - what else do I need?

I've decided to adopt a kitten for my fiance as a Christmas gift this year. She's an absolute animal lover, and she has been wanting to get a kitten for a while now (her cat of 15 years died this summer). I'm going to arrange the adoption and then have her pick the kitten out the day after the holiday. However, I'm going to arrange an assortment of kitten necessities for her to open on Christmas morning. Never having had a kitten, what do I need?
posted by ghastlyfop on Dec 23, 2008 - 21 answers

My cats know I'm made of meat!!

Potentially gross question about two cats that like the taste of human flesh. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Nov 13, 2008 - 27 answers

Do I have something to worry about and if so, what can I do about it?

What to do about the woodstove and our new kittens? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Oct 27, 2008 - 14 answers

You can lead a cat to water...

I have two energetic one-year-old cats who love to knock over their water dish. I've tried several different types (at first they had a standard ceramic dish, into which they'd drop their stuffed toys until the toys absorbed all of the water (and got extremely gross), so I switched to a water-cooler-style dish, with a jug on top that fills to a dish in the bottom. That worked for a few weeks, but now the just play with it until it tips over, leaving my rug wet and them thirsty. What can I do to keep them from doing this? Is there a better (but still inexpensive) cat-watering system?
posted by odayoday on Oct 9, 2008 - 25 answers

One abandoned cat, four nursing kittens, and a billion fleas... Help!

I need flea advice for a momma kitty and her 3-week-old kittens. [more inside]
posted by stefanie on Aug 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Kittens, vaccinations, etc.

What is the best/cheapest way to get shots / spay and neuter 4 kittens and a mother cat in Toronto? No father to worry about... he left shortly after the young ones were born. [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Apr 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Two Cats are Better than One?

I want two kittens. My husband wants one. Help me win this argument. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Feb 17, 2008 - 52 answers

Looking for an explanation behind the steep "rehoming fee's" for adopting pets.

Looking for an explanation behind the steep "rehoming fee's" for adopting pets. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Feb 12, 2008 - 19 answers

Do cats have the "terrible twos" phase as well?

CatFilter: I know there are a lot of posts on weird cat behaviors, and I understand cats will be cats... but WTF how do I correct some of these problems? [more inside]
posted by jlweber on Feb 4, 2008 - 14 answers

What are some non-English words meaning "bastard"?

What are some non-English words meaning "bastard"? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Dec 6, 2007 - 45 answers

Stop molesting my nose!

Why is my kitten so hell-bent on pestering me when I'm trying to sleep? How can I get him to calm down? [more inside]
posted by qz on Sep 27, 2007 - 28 answers

Ukelele joke goes here.

Two apartments. Three kittens. And a whole lot of fleas. No, it's not an MTV pilot ... [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Sep 11, 2007 - 22 answers

Is the way I'm feeding my cats making them sick?

How can I avoid killing my friend's cats? I'm taking care of them and I'm terrified that I'm doing a very bad job. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Will these allergies get worse?

I’ve heard that people with allergies become acclimated to their own cats, but I’ve also heard that cats produce more allergens than kittens, and that allergens build up in the home over time. On balance, will allergic skin reactions to our kitten get better, worse, or stay the same? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Aug 8, 2007 - 15 answers

Should we adopt two adult littermates or two kittens?

We are adopting two cats, but can't decide whether to adopt a pair of kittens or a pair of adult littermates. Could you help us weigh which pair will be helped more if we adopt them? [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Aug 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Will this kitten like us?

We're thinking of adopting a particular kitten who we visited today. She's living with her littermates in a good home environment, but they didn't seem too interested in being handled. Is it realistic to expect that a kitten in this situation would approach us, or at least enjoy being handled when we approach her? Or do they tend not to until they're away from their littermates? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jul 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Did I just acquire fleas?

Did I just acquire a infestation of mites and fleas and god-knows-what-else from a wild kitten? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

How many cats?

Should we get one cat, or two? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on May 30, 2007 - 26 answers

Will someone be missing breakfast?

As I type this, my lovely cat is having kittens (literally). I am having a few myself (not literally). I'm a little worried because... [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on Apr 13, 2007 - 21 answers

Feral Kittens--What to Do?

I have five kittens living with their mom in my backyard. They're old enough now that I want to trap them and find homes for them. But I need suggetions on traps (they're very wary of humans) and suggestions on where to go to get the mom fixed (I plan on releasing her back into the yard and provide her with shelter and food). I'm in Red Hook, Brooklyn, without a car, so any extremely cheap vets and/or cat rescue groups nearby would be great. Thanks! (Yes, I already have two rescued beasts that live with me, so I'm not keeping any of the new kittens--although I'd like to.)
posted by mixer on Dec 29, 2006 - 19 answers

Advice on a young pregnant kitty.

We've adopted a stray kitten. I took her to the vet 2 weeks ago and yep, she's pregnant. I'm actually quite excited! I couldn't find a ask-mefi thread on pregnant cats, so I thought I'd ask for advice. [more inside]
posted by killThisKid on Nov 17, 2006 - 16 answers

man is this long and man am i tired. trust me i’d rather be asking about linguistics.

Feral kittens 95% to being perfect housecats... but the last 5% is killing me. Advice? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Oct 16, 2006 - 27 answers

Kittens playing favorites

Our kittens adore me but merely tolerate my wife. Why? And can we do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Oct 16, 2006 - 15 answers

sick cat

I have a kitten diagnosed with pneumonia. Treatment? [more inside]
posted by josher71 on Sep 2, 2006 - 1 answer

Where can I find cat images that are both free and royalty-free?

Where online can I find pictures of cats to use in an amateur music video, without worrying about permissions and legal mess? [more inside]
posted by troybob on Mar 21, 2006 - 9 answers

Why are my feral cats so wily?

My recently rescued feral kittens keep trying to climb into the drawers above the Air Conditioning intake vent. Why? [more inside]
posted by joaniemcchicken on Jan 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Hurrah for kittens!

Name our kittens! We have just brought home two entirely black boy kittens from the shelter and they need names. [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Oct 19, 2005 - 100 answers

The Final Kitty Solution

So I am trying to get rid of some kittens. My cat became pregnant soon after she came to my home. These are black long-hair kittens in Nashville TN. I have tried the kitty adoption centers and everyone I know but had no luck. Now these kittens are a week away from going to the Humane Society. Do any of you know any novel ways to dispurse the kitties so that I can avoid sending them to the kitty concentration camps? [more inside]
posted by aburd on May 27, 2005 - 27 answers

Help me name my new kittens

Help me name my new kittens! (More inside....) [more inside]
posted by amandaudoff on Jul 7, 2004 - 48 answers

Cat psychology; How do I make this kitten part of my family

I'm a first time cat owner with a new 12-week-old kitten. I've read all the handbooks and official information I can get my hands on but I'm looking for practical advice from experienced "cat people" about feline psychology, training with positive reinforcement, and cat-proofing the house. How does this little crazy ball of fur become part of the family? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Mar 16, 2004 - 44 answers

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