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]
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]
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]
Are there non-prescription simpler, yet awesome cat food to try to alleviate his allergies? [more inside]
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]
My kitty is going to destroy my furniture! I don’t want to have her declawed…help! [more inside]
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!
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?
How do I replace the sisal rope on a kitty scratching post? [more inside]
What could be causing these tiny, red pinprick dots on my skin? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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?
How do I stop a 2 year old Old English Sheepdog from scratching us all to death? [more inside]
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]
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]
What sort of sofa is my scratch-happy cat least likely to destroy? [more inside]
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]
What will happen when our scratching cat meets our (proposed) new leather sofa? [more inside]
I have a potential customer that has made it clear that he wants a kickback. How should i deal with this situation? [more inside]
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]
We love our dog, but his scratching is destructive - how can we help tame his anxiety at being left alone? [more inside]
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?