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Critters make my skin crawl

How do I assure myself that I did not just bring in ticks to take over my house? [more inside]
posted by wending my way on May 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me find cheap flea medicine!

Cheapest online source for Advantage Multi or Frontline Feline. And yes, I do have a prescription from my vet. [more inside]
posted by jenfu on May 29, 2010 - 6 answers

help me get my fat cat slim

Fat cat needs to lose weight, but can't afford special foods or diets, um, help? Special snowflake story inside. [more inside]
posted by patheral on May 29, 2010 - 61 answers

Help me Help Them

Complicated question involving hoarding, ad/hd, and a disabled relative. [more inside]
posted by alltomorrowsparties on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Cat vs. Gerbil Cage

How can I keep my cat from sitting on my gerbil cage and freaking out my gerbils? [more inside]
posted by beandip on May 17, 2010 - 31 answers

Boo Hiss

Bringing a "cat of a certain age" into the home of a much younger cat. [more inside]
posted by Kloryne on May 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Leash-crazy dog

How do I get my 5 month old puppy dog to stop biting her leash? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on May 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me landscape without killing my dog!

We have some huge overgrown Holly bushes out back that we want to replace with something more manageable. Help us find something that won't kill our dog! [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on May 5, 2010 - 2 answers

It's not really white anymore.

Too many pets and perplexing white carpet. Help? Mrs. LT and I live with our brood (4 cats, 1 dog) in an apartment that has . . . wait for it . . . white carpet. We didn't think about this when we moved in, but now the carpet's filthy, and we're trying to figure out a way to save it/our deposit, because otherwise we'll need to move when our lease is up before it gets any worse. Ugh, what can we do? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on May 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Rent-a-dog

I'd like to get a dog, but my work/living situation is up in the air next year. What opportunities are there to foster or raise/train dogs for a short period of time? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

I have an unexpected cat. Help.

What do I do with this cat that followed me home? [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Apr 13, 2010 - 19 answers

Please don't eat the other dogs!

Some advice or tips needed about dog training/obedience for a new dog (not a puppy). [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Apr 9, 2010 - 14 answers

No cats, my ass.

WTF is up with "no cats" clauses in apartment rental ads? Can they really do this? [more inside]
posted by Ouisch on Apr 9, 2010 - 34 answers

Ok it's not Peet's, but it's not Folger's either

Why does the cat want to bury my coffee? [more inside]
posted by tdischino on Apr 5, 2010 - 24 answers

need ideas to help change no-pets rule in co-op apartment building

Need to butter-up the board of directors in my co-op in order to allow pets (cats in particular). They are strict- 2 grand penalty leading to eviction if they find you break their no-pets rule. Any tips? thanks! [more inside]
posted by dentro on Apr 2, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I accept my fiance's cat?

I really don't like my fiance's cat. Now that we've moved in together, how can I learn to accept the cat as a part of my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2010 - 37 answers

Pre-snipped for your convenience

Early spay/neuter for puppy at seven weeks old. OK or no? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Mar 23, 2010 - 7 answers

A: I'm allergic, and B: you're a Boston Terrier, but C: you're a cutie full of charms!

I have asthma and allergies. My husband would love to get a Boston Terrier puppy. Oh and I love dogs too.... how crazy are we to get one? How are Bostons for allergies? [more inside]
posted by SarahbytheSea on Mar 18, 2010 - 28 answers

How can my dog and my brother and his kids get along?

Recently I got a dog. He's doing great, I'm doing great, it's been nearly 3 months since I got him from the shelter. Problem: He's meeting my brother and his kids, in a few weeks (family reunion weekend), and my brother has a strong fear, maybe even a phobia of dogs. What can I do to put him at ease, navigate the situation and help everyone get through this unscathed? [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on Mar 17, 2010 - 28 answers

Ooh, ooh that smell. Can't you smell that smell?

How to remove the odor of cat urine odor and stain remover? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Mar 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Can marijuana smoke kill a mouse?

Can marijuana smoke kill a mouse? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Feb 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Moving to Okinawa... with pets.

There is a really good possibility that in October I'll be moving to Okinawa for 3 years. I know you aren't the official word, but I have 3 dogs and possibly a cat that I want to bring with me. [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Feb 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Girlfriend Using Food Prep Devices to Clean Fish Tank

Am I wrong to be annoyed? My girlfriend used my best wire strainer to rinse fish poop out of the gravel. [more inside]
posted by Splunge on Feb 21, 2010 - 32 answers

How do to a home exchange with pets?

What do you do about your pets during an international home exchange of 1-3 months? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 15, 2010 - 3 answers

Will my rat regain her equilibrium?

My rat got a balance disorder from a cat attack. Is there a chance she will recover? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Feb 10, 2010 - 17 answers

How to negotiate problems with my new living situation? -- Or should I just move out?

How to negotiate unforeseen problems with new living situation -- Dog peeing. Roaches. Roommate smoking -- Or should I just throw my hands up and move out in a few months? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Feb 9, 2010 - 28 answers

I hope there's a way.

Anyone have experience with non-profits that will pay for vet bills? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Feb 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Help with a Cushing's Dog?

Our dog has Cushing's Disease. Now what? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Need guidance on moving pets from US to Ireland.

Have you, or someone you know, moved pets from the US to Ireland? If so, could you share advice, or a bit about your experience? [more inside]
posted by lovermont on Jan 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Experienced Sydney renter needs a little more help..

I'm familiar with the nightmare of renting in Sydney, Australia, but need some specific advice on my complicated rental reference situation, and a pet cat. [more inside]
posted by 8k on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Cat on Prozac - any advice?

Does anyone have any experience putting a cat on Prozac? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 26, 2010 - 22 answers

How can I stop my sister's dog from enabling my cat's obesity?

How can I stop my sister's dog from enabling my cat's obesity? [more inside]
posted by _cave on Jan 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Cat adopts stuffed animal. Weird?

My cat has grown attached to a stuffed animal. Specifically, a raccoon. What instincts are at work here? [more inside]
posted by inkytea on Jan 19, 2010 - 55 answers

Overwhelming Vet Bills

Money/Pet: How do I reconcile being fiscally responsible vs. taking care of my dog's medical emergencies? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jan 15, 2010 - 42 answers

Temporary dog house

What is fostering an animal like? [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on Jan 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Do British cats live in rental properties?

Is it really that impossible to rent a place with a cat in the UK? Or, does nobody with a cat in the UK rent their home? [more inside]
posted by easternblot on Jan 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Testing for potential pet allergies

Do I go to an allergist to get tested in order to find out what animals I'm allergic to? I would like a furry pet which I can handle, and want to know the viability of owning one before I commit to a purchase. [more inside]
posted by ayc200 on Jan 9, 2010 - 17 answers

They give me cat scratch fever, cat scratch fever

All advice for giving my cat his oral medicine has failed, and I have 19 more days of suffering. Help! [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Jan 8, 2010 - 34 answers

Dog Boarding in Toronto

A good place to board my dog in toronto? [more inside]
posted by butterball on Jan 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Dog Barking & Separation Anxiety Issues

How do I get my newly adopted 2 year old dog to stop whining & barking when I'm gone at work? [more inside]
posted by cuando on Jan 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Oh poop, I killed his dinosaurs.

Oh poop! I killed my son's science experiment "dinosaurs" by changing the water in the tank. If you were a 7 year old boy, what would make you feel better about this tragedy? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Jan 2, 2010 - 36 answers

Help my partner and me to resolve our Dogs-on-the-Bed stalemate!

My partner has two cute and excitable 2-year old male dogs who are used to sleeping on the bed. I have a problem knowing that dog butts and genitalia have been lying where I put my face. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Dec 31, 2009 - 52 answers

Will our sun conure be okay without leaving his cage for a week?

We're going on vacation for 4-5 days, and are leaving our sun conure in the care of our friends. Unfortunately, he bites anyone who isn't us, so they can't let him out of his cage. (His wings are unclipped, so he would have no problem getting to them.) Will he be okay?
posted by archagon on Dec 22, 2009 - 2 answers

What kind of small pet should we get?

We're looking for a good pet(s) for our family. Our 3 year old betta is about to die (it's just lying on the bottom of the bowl, not looking good at all). We're looking for a new pet to replace our betta. We live in a small apartment and my son and I are allergic to dogs and cats so those are out. We're looking for something that is kid friendly (in that they can participate in its care) and can live in a bowl/tank. [more inside]
posted by crios on Dec 19, 2009 - 33 answers

Help me mediate this age old rivalry

Is it possible for a dog with a strong prey drive be trained to not kill my cat? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Dec 13, 2009 - 27 answers

Oh, and this afternoon he ate half a roll of toilet paper.

The cat just tried to break into a ziplock bag of Swedish butter cookies. He is obsessed with food. What do you do for a cat with an eating problem? He's worse than the dog! We have a vet appointment coming up fairly soon, but in the meantime I'm hoping you might have some ideas. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Dec 12, 2009 - 34 answers

Does Shakeaway cat repellent also repel dogs?

Will Shakeaway cat repellent have the unwanted effect of repelling my dog, too? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Dec 5, 2009 - 1 answer

Shalom, kitties!

Asking for a friend: Does anyone know where to find authoritative information on requirments for pets moving to the USA from Israel? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

My aquarium got cloudy and I don't know why

I have a 20 gallon fishtank with three goldfish and one plecostamus. Everything's been great for over a year until yesterday. There was some water evaporation so I decided to add some plain tap water, a couple of gallons, maybe. I've done this before with no ill consequences. Then I discovered that I had some Aqua Plus left, and poured in about 1/2 cup. It's always worked fine both in this tank and in my pond outside. However, this morning (the "morning after") my tank is completely cloudy! The fish look okay but I just don't understand what's going on. The tap water was completely clear, and Aqua Plus is used to clear up cloudy tanks! What could be going on here?? the fish are still looking good but the cloudy tank looks horrible.
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Names for Black Dogs? Let's give them a leg-up in the adoption process.

I need great, imaginative, appealing names for black dogs! A friend operates a rescue organization for dogs and cats, and mentioned how hard it is to find homes for black dogs (see Black Dog Syndrome)... and since I was already helping her come up with names, I thought I'd come up with a special list of Black Dog names that are perhaps evocative of personality types, and that might inspire interest so that potential adopters will maybe find their curiosity/sense of whimsy piqued and stop to at least read a description on the website, instead of just passing by any photo of a black dog. Some specific considerations inside... [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 29, 2009 - 66 answers

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