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Cats are not like dogs that poop in a box.

We're first time cat owners. Iris is a youngish adult kitty we were told was someone else's pet before we adopted her. I am near the end of my rope with her scratching behaviors. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Sep 15, 2016 - 57 answers

I love my cat. Also, she's driving me mad.

My cat and I are in a bedroom-door war. It has been a protracted and emotional conflict. Please help. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Jan 24, 2016 - 28 answers

Cat scratching best practices

How can I prevent my beloved cat Maya from scratching the new microfiber couch? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Jul 4, 2015 - 14 answers

Good Lord Please Make My Butt Itch Go Away

My butt itches constantly. Mostly at night but during the day as well. I'm tired of it and want it to stop once and for all. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2015 - 30 answers

I hate you more than any other cat at night

My previously well behaved cat has begun scratching at our bedroom door in the wee hours of the morning loudly enough to wake us up and keep us awake. The door is open, and he is fed and watered. What the hell is going on and please can you help make it stop? [more inside]
posted by corb on Mar 9, 2015 - 32 answers

Finger-picking not-so-good

My nearly-three-year-old daughter is developing/has developed the habit of picking at her fingers. What have you used to stop your toddler's harmful habits? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Sep 23, 2014 - 25 answers

Relief for pup with seasonal allergies?

The vet recently diagnosed my pup with seasonal allergies. She suggested I give him weekly oatmeal baths and gave us a round of antibiotics. Even with those, he's still chewing at the base of his tail when I'm not home. What can I do to soothe his poor little itchy bottom? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Sep 10, 2013 - 15 answers

Cat is allergic to Merrick--what should I try next?

Are there non-prescription simpler, yet awesome cat food to try to alleviate his allergies? [more inside]
posted by rawralphadawg on Feb 25, 2013 - 17 answers

Make. It. Stop.

Lady-filter: ladies, have you experienced formication (not fornication, alas) possibly due to perimenopause? If so, how did you treat it? Itching is making me crazy!! [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Oct 3, 2012 - 11 answers

To declaw or not to declaw...

My kitty is going to destroy my furniture! I don’t want to have her declawed…help! [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Jan 7, 2012 - 53 answers

Where can I find great scratching hip-hop music?

Where can I find great scratching hip-hop music? I have figured out that scratching DJ music makes for great working tunes for me. Little lyrical content, minimal sampling, but good beat and good scratching. As an example, here's one of my favorite tunes on Spotify: I'd appreciate if you lot could point me to other tunes like this, either artists/albums or individual tracks that fit the bill. Thanks!
posted by jxpx777 on Aug 29, 2011 - 15 answers

Scratching Puppy

My 15 week old Golden Retriever pup scratches a lot. She doesn't have fleas or ticks. What kind of allergy could cause this? What should I do?
posted by psc1860 on Apr 30, 2011 - 18 answers

Cat scratching post repair

How do I replace the sisal rope on a kitty scratching post? [more inside]
posted by Heretical on Mar 14, 2011 - 13 answers

See spots run?

What could be causing these tiny, red pinprick dots on my skin? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Aug 4, 2010 - 12 answers

She's a Japanese cat, should I be saying "やめる!" instead?

How can I curb my new kitten's undesirable nighttime behavior (scratching and biting my face and hands)? Details and a few more questions inside. [more inside]
posted by you zombitch on Jun 10, 2010 - 34 answers

Help a newbie DJ!

I want to start DJing - specifically mixing and mashing songs and learning to scratch. I only want to make mixes for myself but might someday want to play for a house party if my skills improve. I need your input on equipment and how to get started! [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Nov 5, 2009 - 4 answers

HELP! Cat has a serious scratching problem-- he scratches his own FACE until it bleeds.

Cat has been wearing a cone on and off for about a year while we've taken him to a series of vets and specialists who -- after plenty of wasted time and dollars as most of these people just shrugged and said they couldn't figure it out -- eventually concluded that Cat suffered from allergies, as well as acne on his chin. [more inside]
posted by eric1200 on Aug 11, 2009 - 13 answers

scratched macbook cover

White macbook question. My macbook's cover has become all scratched up. Is there any way I can polish the plastic or in any way minimize the scratching?
posted by muscat on Mar 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Sweet jesus the pain -- help my dog stop scratching

How do I stop a 2 year old Old English Sheepdog from scratching us all to death? [more inside]
posted by InnocentBystander on Nov 9, 2007 - 18 answers

Can I stop my kitty from compulsively scratching her face?

Is there anything I can do to keep my kitty from scratching her eyes? She's been in an e-collar for two months post-eye-surgery, and it's time for freedom. But whenever she's out of the collar for more than an hour or two, she scratches her eyes and ends up bleeding. The vet says she's just neurotic and needs to get used to being uncollared, but I'm worried she's going to do some serious damage to herself. [more inside]
posted by weatherworn on Oct 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Do I need Pearle Vision's special (expensive) cleaning products to keep my lenses from getting scratched?

Do I really need to use special cleanser for my new lenses, or is the company that made them just trying to get me to spend more money? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Oct 5, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me pick a sofa that my cat won't want to destroy

What sort of sofa is my scratch-happy cat least likely to destroy? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Oct 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Two turntables and a microphone, but you know... for kids!

I have a six year-old son who likes to 'air scratch' during songs. When we go to music stores he loves hanging out in the DJ supplies section and checking out the turntables and [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy on Aug 16, 2006 - 9 answers

Cat meets sofa...

What will happen when our scratching cat meets our (proposed) new leather sofa? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Mar 18, 2006 - 23 answers

How do I deal with the guy who wants a kickback?

I have a potential customer that has made it clear that he wants a kickback. How should i deal with this situation? [more inside]
posted by freq on Feb 9, 2006 - 17 answers

My cat the love whore

My cat uses vertical clawing and pitiful yowling to get attention when we're going to bed or waking up. How to make him stop? [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Dec 12, 2005 - 12 answers

Would therapy help my dog's destructive anxiety when he's left alone?

We love our dog, but his scratching is destructive - how can we help tame his anxiety at being left alone? [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool on Aug 13, 2005 - 14 answers

Experience with alternatives to cat-declawing?

CatFilter: In an AskMe thread a while back, I saw the Klaw Kontrol bag described as a good way to control your cat for various necessary procedures. Our usually sweet-tempered girl cat has taken to randomly destroying things while we're not here, and we want to install these things as an alternative to declawing (which we will not do). Anyone have any experience with these, or other "Kitty Stop It" aids?
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 9, 2005 - 8 answers

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