DogFilter: Should I adopt a male or female Boston Terrier pup? [more inside]
When doing the wash, I refuse to mix my laundry with towels that our puppy has peed on, for fear that my clothes will somehow end up smelling like pee afterward, even if only faintly. My roommate, on the other hand, thinks this is completely irrational and that you can mix anything in the laundry because the soap and hot water get it all clean anyway. So, neutral third party, I ask you: who is in the right? [more inside]
What kind of bird is this
? It flew into our house today and I'd like to put an accurate description in a lost pet ad.
How do we keep a chinchilla in an apartment where roaches might be present without killing the chinchilla or attracting tons of bugs? [more inside]
I have friends that seem to neglect a dog almost to the point of abuse. What should I do? [more inside]
How do I stop my cat from violently attacking strangers when they come over? [more inside]
What equipment do I need to care for a pet turtle? What are some good practices for making sure that the turtle thrives? [more inside]
Vet for a bunny in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want a pet rock for my cubicle. Obtaining the rock isn't a problem, however I also want a mini water dish for it. Don't ask. Anyone know where I could obtain a 1" or so pet water dish?
I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
I want a buying guide to RC toys. [more inside]
We just got an adorable new puppy. We're ecstatic! The dog, however, seems less enthused... for the past two days, he has done almost nothing but sleep. He has yet to eat anything, and he has no desire to explore our apartment or walk outside. Why is this, and what can we do to help him adjust? [more inside]
Why does my cat have whiskers on his legs? [more inside]
my room mate just got a dog and wants to pick up a crate. She has a few questions .... [more inside]
My dogs seem to like cat treats. Any harm in it? [more inside]
Should I do an uneccessary PET scan for money? [more inside]
Does my cat have a chronic respiratory infection, or is it possible she just naturally has poor breathing passages? Ever since my partner and I adopted her and her sister in August she has had periodic coughing and hacking fits that have been relatively unaffected by three separate rounds of antibiotics. Now I wonder if maybe she just has the equivalent of a deviated septum, or whether it's time for hospitalization. [more inside]
Another puppy housetraining question. She'll be 1yo in three weeks and she's still having accidents.
help [more inside]
Two Part Pet Question: Is there such a thing as a safe medication for pets? AND Is there an online database that can educate me on safe med/health practices?
My two dogs were playing and the 70lb german shepherd mix started yelping repeatedly like a car alarm... [more inside]
Is there a good alternative dog bedding that our puppy can't consume? We have a 9 month old corgi, crate-trained, and so far he's found a way to chew/eat whatever bedding we've given him. [more inside]
I have a full-sized iguana enclosure that needs to be heated more effectively. I've been researching my options and I think that using an infrared heat panel is the best way to go, but I'm not sure what size to get for my enclosure. Reptile enthusiasts needed! [more inside]
Cat photographer in Chicago? [more inside]
My FIV+ cat is bored. Help! [more inside]
How should I shop for a German Shepherd from a breeder in Germany? [more inside]
How can I get my adult dog to poop where I want, when I want? [more inside]
NewDogFilter: We just got a new puggle about a week ago. 9 months old. He's the greatest. However... [more inside]
Do you know of any dog-friendly places for a weekend getaway within about 3 hours drive of Chicago? [more inside]
CatFilter: Help me make my cat less jealous of the new kitten.
In Ontario, can an animal be euthanised without the owner's consent? [more inside]
how do we keep track of whose turn it is to change litter? [more inside]
What do I do with all of these gerbils? [more inside]
Tell me about your experiences with pet insurance. [more inside]
What is the ideal material for a home-made, doggy-safe plush toy? [more inside]
What are some good online sources for pet medicine? Medicine from my vet is expensive, and I want to get the best price without sacrificing quality, service, or my dog's health. [more inside]
My kitten is acting very listless and her inner eyelids are half closed. Anyone else experience this? [more inside]
My puppy is needy. She whines if she can't be physically in contact with me, what can I do about it? [more inside]
thanks to this question about genets
, I now *need* one. Help me find a breeder! [more inside]
Help me break my cat's spirit. [more inside]
My dog licks himself --a lot. The Vet suggested a very expensive (and possibly inconclusive) allergy test. Before spending $700-1000 so the Vet can tell me she has no idea I thought I would consult the hive mind. [more inside]
My 3 year old chihuahua has suddenly developed small black spots. What are they? [more inside]
Once again, our apartment has ants. The problem? This year we also have a cat. There's tons of information out there (both on the internet in general and ask metafilter in particular) but some of it is contridictory, and much of it doesn't mention danger to pets. So, what have you used to rid yourself of the little beasts without endangering your furry friends? [more inside]
Share your personal stories about explaining euthanasia to a preschooler. [more inside]
Is there a product that acts as a 'mouse playground'? [more inside]
As usual, we skipped spring here in Texas and went straight to what my Yankee self considers summer. And with summer in Texas comes bugs -- fire ants, chinch bugs, and all kids of other assortments of creepie crawlies. Normally I'd simply diazinon the entire yard and just fuhgetabout it, but this year -- I have a puppy. A puppy that likes eating digging in dirt and rubbing her nose in it. [more inside]
How do I find a cat whisperer/pet behavioralist in Santa Barbara, CA? Is there some sort of association or something out there? [more inside]
I have a 12-week old kitten. Both my partner and I are at work/school during the day. How long can I leave her alone for?
Does anyone have any good tips for giving a kitten amoxicillin? It's in liquid form and pipette; I can't seem to bring myself to give her the dose the way the vet described; she's got to have 2 doses a day. [more inside]
Please help our kitties learn to use the litter box again. [more inside]
Can anyone give recommendations for pet sitters in the Denver Metro area? We have cats and need someone to come into our house for four days to feed them. [more inside]