I want to start a local pets blog and want to do it well! (All I've done so far is buy a great domain name.) What would you like to see on a local blog about pets? Does your city have one that is a good example?
posted by trillian
on Jul 1, 2009 -
How do I set up this filtration system? It's an Aqua expert 600 filtration system for a 2.5 gallon mini-bow aquarium. [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie
on Jun 19, 2009 -
What dog appears in the recent Pedigree Dentastix commercials? I saw this commercial last week, so the memory is a little hazy. I think it was "for big dogs" or "puppies". The dog is tan in color with a black face. Thanks!
posted by aeighty
on Jun 9, 2009 -
The Vet says my dogs need a teeth cleaning. What are my options? The Vet wants to put both dogs (beagles, 9ish years old) under for a teeth cleaning. The bill will be $500 plus. Does anybody have experience with the various products that are available for cleaning dog teeth? Do they work? I'm having a hard time accepting that cleaning a dog's teeth costs more than my dental cleanings, or more than the annual teeth float for my daughter's horse. Also, older dogs and anesthesia are not a good mix. It's relatively low risk, but still... If I can avoid anesthesia and save money that is a good thing.
posted by COD
on Jun 3, 2009 -
Does anyone know of an individual or organisation based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who can organise the transport of pets (specifically dogs and cats) from Copenhagen's Kastrup airport to the UK?
posted by misteraitch
on Jun 2, 2009 -
[Cat-Sanitary, NOT-Pee Filter]: What is the best way to disinfect a pet water fountain thoroughly, without poisoning the fountain itself? We want to be more through than just a dishwasher, but not disinfect the cat's innards... [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller
on Jun 1, 2009 -
I have been a great tenant for 2 years. I keep the place clean, I am quiet, I take out everyone's recycling, pay my rent on time (occasionally early), pay for my own carpet cleaning once a year to name a few of my glowing tenancy points. I have not physically renewed my lease in that time, but it states on the lease that I need to state my intention to stay and my lease is automatically renewed. Great! This year my landlord wants me to physically resign lease. No problem. He put a letter in my mail box with the new lease info. Same as always, so I said I would be over to sign. But two days ago he decided to change the terms... [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas
on May 31, 2009 -
How big and how small could a dog theoretically be? If people decided to breed the biggest dog possible, could they make one as big as a bear? If they tried to breed the smallest one possible, could they get it to the size of a shrew? If so, how many generations or how many years would it take to breed a bear-sized dog? I'm talking about standard breeding techniques, not genetic engineering.
posted by empath
on May 26, 2009 -
Renting the downstairs of my duplex. Should I allow dogs? Cats? Under which rules? [more inside]
posted by msalt
on May 23, 2009 -
Could my dog have been saved? Did the vet drop the ball? Any vets or folks who have experience with canine Addison's disease, please help shed some light on this situation for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 18, 2009 -
I agreed to cat-sit. Now the cat is destroying my apartment, my sanity and my 401K (no wait, the stock market did that). Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Valuev
on May 15, 2009 -
We've got a new puppy and he's an adorable border-collie lab mix. He's about 8 weeks old.
He's going to be an indoor dog and we're anxious to get him trained and trained well for all of our happiness.
Still, we're like to keep it cheap. Can you recommend some good, free, video sites that teach puppy training in specific? Thanks!
posted by Gideon
on May 13, 2009 -
I'm moving home to Toronto after 2 years in Egypt, and I need to take my cat. I know about the immunizations and paperwork, but I am not in control of booking my flight and need to know what to do if I end up with a long layover or a non-pet friendly airline. How does moving half-way around the world work with a cat, exactly? [more inside]
posted by scrute
on May 5, 2009 -
We live in Vermont and have very long winters. I would like to start composting our pet waste (we have two smallish dogs) but all of the options I have found online are in-ground septic-type systems that do not function when soil temperatures drop. I am specifically looking for advice from someone who has discovered or built a system that operates reliably in colder temperatures. [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Why do humans enjoy it when cats purr?
posted by Artw
on Apr 11, 2009 -
Help me find consensus from the hive mind. I have been wanting and preparing and planning to get my very own dog, my first dog, for years. However the question that keeps raising its head, is should I, given my personal circumstances? [more inside]
posted by Elfasi
on Apr 2, 2009 -
How do I convince my friend that she didn't make a mistake in choosing to put her dogs down, and that she's not selfish for missing them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 1, 2009 -
Who has used a soft-sided dog crate for a large dog? Will it provide secure confinement for short periods?
We are moving from NJ to the west coast. Our elderly dog is too frail to travel by air, so we will drive a 6-day road trip.
For the road trip, I need a portable crate that will stow in our car trunk. We need the crate to set up in motel rooms. I want dog to have his "den". We do not plan to leave him alone, but there could be situations where he has to be kept confined for his safety. [more inside]
posted by valannc
on Mar 31, 2009 -
My wife and are giving thought to adding a chinchilla to our family. What will I love? What will I hate? What do I absolutely need to know that only other chinchilla owners can tell me? [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands
on Mar 11, 2009 -
Our six-year-old diabetic maltese is getting progressively more difficult to care for. He has frequent accidents on our and our two young daughters' beds; he needs regular insulin injections every 12 hours; and the cost between insulin, allergy shots, and a host of pills is challenging. How can we make things easier on ourselves without making him suffer? (As in, not crate him 24/7.)
posted by lexfri
on Mar 6, 2009 -
My 18 lb whippett-terrier mix may have eaten up to 8 dark chocolate truffles. He's shaking some, but not vomiting. Can I take him to the vet in the AM, or should I wake the vet up *now.* It's past 1am on the east coast of the US now, where I am.
posted by littlerobothead
on Feb 21, 2009 -
My Old English Sheepdog is bored with his Kong. What brain-teasing toys and games do you entertain your dog with? I am very impressed with the design and concept of the Dog Brick
, however budgetary constraints compel me to seek out less expensive options from the hivemind. So, how do you give your dog's brain a mental workout, with the end result being the satisfaction of finding a yummy treat?
posted by invisible ink
on Feb 4, 2009 -
Looking for your advice/tips/etc for new dog owners. How to save time, save money, what's worth it, what's a waste, what/how to DIY? [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Feb 3, 2009 -
My geriatric dog falls a lot and always needs help getting up from uncarpeted floors. But now he barks, growls, bares teeth and (twice last night) bites when I try to help him up. [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin
on Jan 25, 2009 -
Should I get pet rats? Will they pee all over and eat all my wires and crawl into my walls? [more inside]
posted by greendress
on Jan 24, 2009 -
Is there any decent pet insurance out there? I just paid several appendages to get my cat fixed up and I'm looking to find something that will cover preventive care and not have exclusions based on pre-existing conditions. [more inside]
posted by loudguitars
on Jan 22, 2009 -
Kittens will have to be outside in the cold weather for a couple hours tomorrow. Would love some advice on how to accomplish this in some odd conditions. [more inside]
posted by greenland
on Jan 16, 2009 -
I can't take it anymore. My cats are plotting my death. Please help me keep my sanity, my cats, and my apartment. [more inside]
posted by icarus
on Dec 29, 2008 -
If I adopt a cat that has an implanted microchip directly from the current owner, how do I get the name and address in the registration database updated to reflect me as the new owner? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048
on Dec 23, 2008 -
Holy wheezing chihuahua: Do dogs (and cats and birds) living in confined spaces with their chain smoking human owners eventually die of lung cancer? [more inside]
posted by lottie
on Dec 8, 2008 -
I recently adopted a 2 yr. old Shih Tzu from the pound. He's been to the vet and has a clean bill of health. He's settled very well into things here and I'd like to start working on training him. After reading about several different methods I find clicker training the most interesting but I've never done it before. Anyone have any suggestions or tips? [more inside]
posted by lysistrata
on Nov 26, 2008 -
I've read related posts on AskMeFi several times, as I've dealt with this before. I know there's something I'm missing. My dog pees in the house, albeit infrequently...except when she's peed in the house recently. I clean up the spots using Nature's Miracle (now Petastic). I do things to discourage her from peeing again near that area (blocking it off, putting her food nearby, etc.). She pees again in close proximity, but not at exactly the same spot. So, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anarchivist
on Nov 24, 2008 -
I now own an untitled cat. Inspire me with ridiculous pet names you've encountered. [more inside]
posted by spamguy
on Nov 10, 2008 -