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8. Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree

  • BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE This Cat Tree is made from highly durable compressed wood, wrapped with high quality Faux Fur finish to keep your cats warmed and cozy. Multiple scratching posts are covered by natural sisal ropes which is perfect for your cats to scratch, climb, play and become active. Easy to assemble with included tools and instructions.
  • COMFORT AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR CAT: Your cat needs a space of their own to rest and play. They can take a nap or play around as much as they want; this cat tree lets your cat be more active. The Go Pet Club cat tree is durable enough for endless amount of playtime for your cat.
  • FUN PLAYHOUSE: The quiet and roomy condo allows for your cat to nap without any disruptions; perches with raised edge allow more safety and support for your cat. Covering Material : Faux Fur
  • SISAL- POSTS: sisal-covered posts adds more fun for playtime. Reinforced posts wrapped with natural sisal rope keeps your cat from scratching your furniture and allows your cat to have a fun way to exercise.
  • DIMENSIONS : Overall Size : 38""W x 27""L x 62""H * Base Board Size : 26""W x 19""L * Size of Condo : 10. 5"" Día x 12. 5""H * Size of Top Perch : 13. 25""W x 13. 25""L x 2. 75""H". Number of Rope : 1, Number of Basket : 1, Number of Ladder : 1
Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree
Height62 Inches
Length38 Inches
Number of items1
Size30 inches x 38 inches x 55 inches
Weight40 Pounds
Width27 Inches
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13. K&H Manufacturing KH ThermoKitty Bed Sage 16"

  • SECURITY: This indoor heated cat bed features 6 inch tall soft foam walls for your cat's comfort, making them feel secure while the bed hugs your kitty
  • AUTOMATIC: Electric heated cat bed is thermostatically controlled to automatically warm to your cat's normal body temperature only when your kitty is in the heated pet bed
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: Heated cat cup is low wattage and extremely energy efficient; the thermostatically controlled 4 watt heater is removable for use in all seasons
  • MACHINE WASHABLE: K&H Thermo-Kitty Beds feature a removable cover for easy wash and care
  • SAFETY: K&H doesn't just use safety listed parts, we safety certify the entire product. This heated cat bed has been tested & certified by MET Labs and exceeds USA/CA electrical safety standards
  • BRAND YOU TRUST: Designed by K&H with OVER 20 years of experience in creating safe, innovative, quality products for pets
  • SIZING: The K&H Thermo-Kitty Bed is available in two sizes; the small measures 16" in diameter, and the large measures 20" in diameter, both sizes are great for small dogs too
  • Soft, comfortable heated pet bed for indoor use
  • Uses dual-thermostat unit to raise temperature 15 degrees above air temperature
  • Removable cover washes easily
  • For indoor use only
  • 1-year limited warranty
K&H Manufacturing KH ThermoKitty Bed Sage 16"
Height6 Inches
Length16 Inches
Number of items1
SizeSmall (16 in)
Weight1.45 Pounds
Width16 Inches
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u/salire · 53 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Your questions aren't silly! It's great that you're thinking about how you can make you both comfortable before you dive into a new situation. Always set yourself up for success! :)

> do I buy a litter box/food/scratch-post before I plan to bring a cat home?

That's generally a good idea, yes. Means less stress for both of you as you're scrambling to get everything ready for him. You might ask the shelter what food the cat has been eating, as cats can get an upset tummy when switching brands/types. Not a big deal, but he will have poops that are a bit stinkier/liquidier than normal poops. That should alleviate within the week. You can lessen the tummy troubles by doing a more gradual change, mixing the food he is currently on with the food he will be on more and more, until he is eating what you want him on. But you can honestly just do the change, too, and just deal with the sadpoops for a little while.

I suggest a couple of different scratching posts, if you have the space! Cats like having options, like a horizontal post and a vertical one. Cats also like being high up, so if you can swing a tall post with platforms, he will probably like that.

Get two litter boxes! A lot of people don't realize it, but the rule of thumb for number of litters you should have is NumberOfCats + 1. So, 1 cat + 1 = 2 boxes. Clean them often. Cats are very clean creatures (especially compared to dogs) and are MUCH more likely to have accidents when they feel they do not have a better option than peeing in your bed. That's not their fault. You wouldn't want to step on your own pee/poop either! If you have problems with litter getting kicked out of the box, a litter mat can be helpful.

> Do I need to buy a carrier for the cat?

Yep. You'll eventually need to take him to a vet in all likelihood, and a carrier will make that so much easier, as most cats despise the car. I recommend a hard carrier. The softer ones seem nicer in general, but the hard carriers are easier to clean out, and you never know how a cat will be in the car until... well. They're in it. One of our cats poops and pees every. single. time. So he always gets the hard carrier.

> Should I contact a vet before I get the cat?

The shelter might require you to have a vet already, so I'd probably at least pick one out from google search. They might require you to go get a checkup, but probably not. That's more of a rescue thing, I think. Most shelters have their own in-house vet, so it's not really necessary. Don't be afraid to contact the shelter if he seems to be coughing and wheezing. Upper respiratory infections are very common in shelter environments due to the crowded nature of them, but they are also very treatable, and the shelter will be able to give you medication for him.

> How do I train a cat?

Someone mentioned Jackson Galaxy, who I generally agree is pretty good for training if you have some problems. But most of the time, cats are pretty out-of-the-box ready pets. That is to say, if you have an environment that is good for cats (where you let them have some space, where you don't make a huge amount of loud noise, where they aren't prodded and poked at constantly), they generally don't need training. We've fostered tiny kittens that automatically knew how to use the litter box. We also have boy cats who were not fixed until well into adulthood and have never had problems spraying.
It's instinct to go in the box, especially once they're fixed and don't need to mark territory really.

> For those of you who own a cat/cats, any advice for this first-timer?

Give both of you time to get to know each other. Don't force it. He will come to you, given time and space, and you'll be able to cultivate a better relationship built on trust and mutual respect if he knows that you won't force him to do things that he doesn't want to do (especially at first--think about it like building a friendship with a person; you would trust your friends to do things that you would never trust a stranger to do, and it's the same for him).

Cooing and gentle words are generally pretty good for coaxing, as is letting him smell your hand/something that smells like you before you approach for pets. Think about it like introducing yourself. You wouldn't go up to someone you didn't know well and just touch them without at least saying hi.

Every cat I have ever known, male or female, fixed or not, will pee in a pile of anything if it is left long enough. They see it as 'trash,' and I think it just registers as litter. So, if you are the type to leave clothes on the floor... I would try to stop that.

Keep nails trimmed. Scratching posts are for sharpening nails, which is an instinct that they have to fulfill, and you're giving them an outlet for. Some people think it's for 'filing' the nails down, but it's not. It's for keeping them sharp enough to get prey. You'll have to trim them.

And this is just my own personal opinion, but... young--but not kitten--boy cats are best for first timers. I have one girl, and I absolutely adore her, but she is very high maintenance/prissy/touchy, whereas my three boys are all pretty chill. Each cat is different though, so obviously your mileage may vary! It's just something I've noticed in general in my time of owning and fostering cats, that boys are more laid back/forgiving than girls (and thus I think a little easier for a first timer). Young adults are also great for first timers because you have less accidents (though that's generally not a big concern anyway) and they're more able to be on their own for longer periods of time. Older adults/seniors are great too if you want a really, really chill, more stand-offish cat, or if you want a cat that you'll have for <10 years, but if you want a little more energy and time, a cat that's about 1-2 years old is a GREAT way to go.

Some toys that are great for cats include the classic laser pointer, the feather toy, catnip toys, and crinkle balls.

Cats prefer to drink away from where they eat, so place his food bowl and his water bowl apart from one another! Some cats also prefer running water to still water, so if you notice your cat likes drinking out of the faucet (or if you just want to spoil your cat like I spoil mine...) you can get a water fountain for him!

Finally, if it's not working out for some reason, like your personalities just don't mesh well... take him back. I know it sounds hard, but it's best for him if he is in an environment where he is understood and his needs are met. There's no sense in forcing both of you to be miserable. Some shelters let you do a foster-to-adopt sort of thing, where you sort of try each other out for a bit. I like this option, because you hope for the best, but it feels a little bit easier to tap out if you need to. Either way, there's no shame in tapping out. Sometimes things just don't work the way you thought they would.

Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to be as thorough as I could. My parents recently got their first cat, and it's been... an ordeal for them, getting used to it.
It's great that you have some experience with cats though, so I think you'll be fine! Seriously, cats are sort of the next level up from a goldfish as far as easiness. Should be fine.

I hope you and your new furbaby are super, super happy together! :)

u/FosterKittenMama · 20 pointsr/bulletjournal

Oh! Oh! If you can't tell by my username, I can help here!

First of all, based on the $85 fee I'm assuming you're adopting adult cats? Thank you so much! Adult cats take forever to find their furever homes. If they're kittens THANK YOU for adopting them in pairs! It's more important than most people think! But no matter what, the one time fee means that you're choosing to adopt instead of supporting a breeder. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this! I foster kittens that are constantly coming and going, so I've gotten a pretty good list of cheap things that work well. Sorry in advance for the wall of text. If you need ANY help at all when it comes to anything cat related, please ask!

  • Food - Make sure you give them whatever the shelter gives them even if you plan on transitioning. It's important that you do it slowly. Here is a good article about how to do it. I highly recommend not going cheap here. If you spend money on one thing, a good diet is where to spend it on! I recommend grain free and/or limited ingredient diets, but I'm not a vet so I'd talk to yours about specifics.
    • Food bowl: You wouldn't think a little bowl would be so damn expensive, but it is. I have a dozen or so of these bowls for the kittens since I use many at a time, but I'd recommend starting out with 4 and see how you do there. Basically have 4 bowls (two to give to each cat for food, and an extra 2 for when the dirty bowls are in the wash). Almost any bowl will work, including the ones you have, but if you were thinking of buying one of those $73.12 bowls because you think your cat needs it and it has a silicone bottom, don't. They're a huge waste of money.
  • Litter/box: Skip all the weird stuff/scents to put in your litter box to get rid of the smell. Just get unscented litter and baking soda. Sprinkle the baking soda on the bottom of the box, fill half your litter, sprinkle some more, fill the rest of your litter. You will also want 2 litter boxes at a minimum. The general rule of thumb is a box per cat + an extra one. As for litter box, I love this one, and here looks like a cheaper and similar version. As for litter, I HIGHLY recommend clumping because non clumping is a nightmare (we need to use it for very small kittens since they can ingest the clumping and it can hurt them). I use petco's bulk litter and love it. If you have one near you, you can pick up a big bin and refill it as needed for a lower price. Here is the big bag of it, but I think a refill on a 30lb thing is 10 dollars?
  • Scratcher: Cats need to scratch, and they'll do it if you provide them with a scratcher or if you provide them with your own furniture. I would recommend at least one of these for each cat, plus maybe a couple extra depending on how big your home is. I have these everywhere because of of my kitties loves using them as beds. Soft fluffy stuff? Not a chance. Hard cardboard? Now we're talking! He's weird, and one of your beauties may be too. This is the best value one I could find, but really any of them would work. I also like this one because it's bed shaped-ish so they can also lay in it.
  • Vet care: Every year you'll need to get vaccines and preferably a checkup for each one of your cats. I know petco recently started doing a clinic day where they JUST the vaccines for something like 40 bucks or something, but that doesn't come with a checkup which I would recommend. I would ask your shelter about low cost vet clinics in your area, I'm sure they would know! I can't find a link where you can put in your zip code and get a list or I would link it :(
  • Toys: This is probably the easiest category to overspend in so don't. There's a lot of fancy looking toys that are great, but your cat gets bored of them quickly and even the best ones will get destroyed. I highly recommend buying a few kinds of cheap toys and seeing what your cat likes. Then regularly replacing them so it's new and shiny! For toys that'll fit in a bag, I like to have a catnip bag that I put some catnip in with the toys. Every so often I'll take toys out of the bag and the cats lose their minds. If after they get bored they're still in good condition - back in the bag they go!
    • Sparkle balls: These become choking hazards really quick, but cats LOVE THEM. I just bought these and they seem to be holding up well. Just like the food, I wouldn't recommend going cheap on them. The good news though is that even the good ones are still pretty cheap! Your local pet store will usually have good quality ones of these as well. Just don't get those "100 sparkle balls for 2 dollars!" off amazon.
    • Multipack: I LOVE this pack because it has a little bit of everything to see what kitty likes. The only downside is that the tunnel is pretty small. That's perfect for my foster kittens, but not so much for an adult cat. If you get it and the tunnel is too small, donate it to your shelter! Something like this also gives you a cheap way to stock up on a variety of toys.
    • Cat Dancer: I buy these in bulk they're so amazing. The link I'm giving you currently has the price of $4.20, but on November 2nd another seller will have them back at stock for 2 bucks each. I wouldn't buy them at 4 dollars, but at 2 they're a steal. The company also has a thing where you can hook them onto your wall and cats will play with it while you're gone. I bought it but haven't set it up yet. Another thing I LOVE about this is that you can wrap them around something.
    • Fishing pole toy: I call all of these kinds of toys a fishing pole toy. It's essentially a stick with something dangling from it. Cats go CRAZY for them and this is a good and cheap one. I also stick the pole part in couch cushions or between the bed and box spring so it's dangling.
  • Cat tower: Honestly, some cats love them, some cats don't. I would eventually get a cat tower (at least one), but don't let it stop you from adopting! Your local pet store will have tons, but I've seen some very happy people who got a massive crazy one for cheap off amazon. I have 4 (3 for my cats, one for the kitten room) that all get very loved but I honestly have no idea where I got them from or I'd link it to you!
u/imalittlepiggy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

YAY! I love cats, and am commonly described as "a cat lady" if that helps you take my suggestions a little seriously... hehe.

First I recommend figuring out the species of the cat, and look up personality traits of them. Sometimes cats are super attention whorey and some keep to themselves mostly. Just be prepared for whatever yours is, and don't try to force it to be otherwise. Not that you would, of course, but yeah.

My cats loooooooove to play with balls. More so than cat-nip mice and stuff. They like the little tennis balls and basketballs (those are made out of the stress-ball type material) and they like them because they can use their claws to throw it around! Also any wand, but they looove feathers. My cat will eat rubber bands so she's not allowed to play with them. Make sure to keep an eye on what she eats/plays with! Also they love the sit n spin it seriously is their favorite. Our cats also love bags of all types, and boxes of course, but I think they just like small spaces. We usually keep a few of these tent like things around, the ones we get at walmart are less than five dollars and usually last a few months before being destroyed.

Some cats really like to climb or be up high. You just gotta let them. Usually if you have a few spots they can get at, they'll keep away from the no-no zones. Try not to punish the cat for doing cat-things. It's sad when I see friends who I thought were great with animals yell at their cats for just doing their thing. I also recommend getting a specific scratchy thingy for her, whether it's just the cheapo cardboard ones (as low as $3 at walmart) or a fancy pants tree thingy. But usually if they have a designated space they won't scratch much else. If they do instead of spraying them with a waterbottle, pick them up and place them in front of/on their designated scratcher. That's the best way they learn that.

Also cats don't respond well to being punished like dogs do. They don't understand that their actions correlate with what you're upset about. They just think you get scary is all. The best way to "punish" a cat or "train" it to not scratch/swipe/bite is to blow in their face. It's not super threatening but will establish you as Alpha (they do have a "pecking order") and it won't scare them like yelling does. My cat was abused and a little shit to people, but in less than a year she shaped up with the blowing on her face thing. She responds well to it now still, and she's warmed up to people. I recommend you make sure everyone who visits your house knows your rules on how to treat the cats- I've yelled at people before for fucking with my kitties too much, that's how cats get mean!!

Also the cat will probably take some time to get used to you. Don't push it. That's the best way to become besties really fast! Let her come to you, let her decide when she's done being pet or sitting in your lap. It'll build trust between you too. :) And also be careful with picking her up, some cats hate it (my bf's cat haaaates it, when he was a kitten my bf's friends wouldn't let him escape so now he freaks out every time someone grabs him. Definitely should not do that haha).

Also be wary that cats are suuuper allergic to garlic. Therefore people food is extremely dangerous to them. Chocolate doesn't really bother them, but most cats won't eat it. Also lots and lots of cats don't actually like fish or tuna flavors! My kitty only eats chicken flavor treats, but she'll drink the water from a tuna can (not the meat, she's weird) so just be watchful when you start buying her food. They won't eat if they don't like it. Little shits (hehehhehe) Also along that topic, they have super super sensitive tummies and often puke just from eating too fast! So be careful of that too hehe. But treats and nip will make the kitty know you're someone to warm up to really fast, hehe. Even if it doesn't seem like it at first and is shy from you. Also try and get it in the same room as you when you feed it for the first bit, they'll realize you control food then too.

Only other thing I can think of is to "cat-proof" your house. My kitty tears up anything paper, including my ex roommates homework if left out, toilet paper, newspapers, posters, etc. Bf's cat just lays on paper but they both have eaten through plastic bags and attempt to open cupboards and doors, we had to get child locks for our pantry. Consider those things and remember a cat is ornery and mischievous so don't get too mad at it for it's nature. (once again, not that you will, but sometimes people forget!) just blow on it and get it away from the area it's been naughty in if it does get into something. Also if it's a boy and it sprays, ask your vet what you can do to help that. Some cats are hopeless once they start, but some only react when upset/nervous/sad/scared/angry. Also, clean the litterbox as much as possible. even with one cat everyday is best, but every other day or every three days can be enough. cats will poop on the floor only as a last resort, but will as opposed to a messy litterbox. maybe consider even getting two boxes if you have the space! to cut back on smell use extra baking soda in the litter, clean often, and get the tall box covers for the litter boxes. my cats won't poop without them too, they like the privacy as well hehe.

Really cats that young adjust well, and once you build trust they should be pretty great little friends. You should like you're totally set for this, I'm sure you'll be a great kitty mommy!! And holy WOW, Sorry that this is like a hundred years long.... I just really fucking love cats. Also watch "my cat from hell" because it's funny and usually you can learn a thing or two. Also doing any other research on cats/your cat is good. Of course. :) YAY HAPPY NEW KITTY BABY DAY FOR YOU!!!

u/vannah08510 · 1 pointr/cats

Let her into your room! She'll be much happier with more space. I highly recommend having a cat tree or two in your place. Give her a box to hide in. Or even try one of these out!

KOJIMA Shark Round House Puppy Bed with Pet Bed Mat, Small to Medium (Gray, Small)

Don't prevent her from hiding, but do challenge her once in a while to be comfortable in different rooms and open spaces.

Try the toy distraction on your 2 year old cat. That's what I meant. If she's showing aggression, it's one of the best ways to distract her from the cat who's more shy.

Make sure the new cat isn't doing anything to provoke your 2 year old cat. If she is, that behavior will need to be adjusted before the 2 year old cat can be comfortable with her.

100% agree on the tuna. If you'd like to learn about cat nutrition, I highly recommend for its active forums and articles on feline nutrition (they can also give great input on behaviors)

Here are two nutrition articles to get you started:

You'll find that grain free high protein wet/raw foods are best for your babies as unlike people and even dogs, cats are obligate carnivores. (Here is some of that science: )
My recommendation is making a small trip to an independent pet food store (not petco, petsmart, or even pet supplies plus) Take a look on yelp for good ones in your area. (Just search for pet food stores) If there are none, try They sell all sorts of pet foods (you can filter by grain free) The forums on thecatsite are very good in terms of discussion of different commercial and home-made food options. (As you might be able to tell, I've done a lot of my own research!)

But yes. You are correct. Plain tuna does not contain the amount of Taurine (that's just one or the major ones) cats need to thrive. Fish generally is something you should stray from due to high mercury content and addictiveness. (Dry food is also very addictive and contributes most to obesity, digestive issues, UTIs, urinary crystals, and more)

And good! Yes, be creative in your ways to distract her! If she's not enjoying her favorite toy, try a new one. (Cats love Da'Bird and similar long (~3 ft) fishing pole type toys. ) Check out these links.

GoCat Da Bird Rod and Feather Cat Toys, Assorted Colors

Cats really jump for these types of long fishing pole toys that use feathers or other fur like parts. I do recommend always having a handy supply of strong duct tape to fix minor issues and strengthen the parts of well-used toys. (I had to tightly reinforce the end of the rod that connects to the string so the end piece holding the string wouldn't come off)

Petmate Jackson Galaxy Cat Crawl Solid Tunnel, Green/Orange

Great space for stalking and hiding during play

Nature In Hand Cat Play House with Catnip and Scratcher (Cat Scratching House)

Triple function hide, stealth play, and cardboard scratcher. I have one that my cat loves! You can sometimes find seasonal looking ones on clearance at local pet stores (I have a gingerbread xmas themed one that I got on clearance for half the price on amazon) Cardboard scratchers, to me, are a must. Whether it's something like this or just by itself.

Nano Robotic Cat Toy (White/Blue)

This one is great if you have hard wood or tile floors. Otherwise, pass.

The idea here is to give them more enrichment, hide space, and ways to play.

That said, having more vertical space is also a really good idea.

You know how cat trees (especially the 6 ft ones) are like 200 dollars at pet stores?
Check this out:

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

BestPet CT-9073 Cat Tree Scratcher Play House Condo Furniture Toy, 73-Inch, Beige

You can find more on amazon. Groupon or eBay are also good sources. Your cats will be more comfortable if they can observe their territory from a high place rather than hiding behind a toilet. I really do think it would help give them more confidence. You could even install cat shelves on your walls if you want to. But a cat tree(or two!) goes a long way!

Give them their own favorite places to occupy so that they are better able to share their space.

u/ntsp00 · 1 pointr/Pets

Luckily I just typed this out for someone in another thread! I have a strategy that has worked 3 times before. I had 2 cats already, acclimated a 3rd permanent and have since acclimated 2 fosters (one was here for 9 months, the other 5):

  1. Choose a bedroom that will be the 3 year old's (preferably the one you sleep in). This bedroom will be closed at all times, the 3 year old will be restricted to this bedroom at all times and the other cat is not allowed in. This is now the 3 year old's territory. As she spreads her scent around she will grow more confident (which is a necessity if you want her to get along with another cat). This room should obviously have its own litter box and food/water bowls.

  2. Put the 2 cats on the same feeding schedule. Do not change either diet at this time, continue feeding them the same food(s) they're used to. Feed both cats on either side of the door as much as you can. Food is a positive interaction, this is to start building positive associations with each other now that they each have a space of their own.

  3. After at least one week has passed (please don't bother trying to rush the cats, just let time do its thing) put up a pet gate. I have this one that's $10 at Walmart. Yes, the cats can jump over it but they typically won't because they both know the other side is another cat's space. And if they do jump over you should be immediately putting them back on their own side. The gate should be up 24/7, when you are home. If you leave for any reason take the gate down and close the door. Continue feeding them next to the doorway, the gate now allows them to see each other when they eat instead of just smelling. If you have treats you can also hand them out by the gate for another positive interaction.

  4. After another week has gone by you can test the waters by taking down the gate. Only under constant supervision, of course. One of the cats will probably start exploring the other space while the other watches. If there is any negative behavior be sure not to punish the cats. They will associate any negative behavior from you with the other cat. Positive talking and petting only. If things go well, great! You should still separate them into the appropriate rooms when you're not there until another week goes by without issue. Continue feeding them in the same place, remember no changes during this process. You want the 3 year old to still have her complete "safety room" whenever she wants. At night separate the cats as well into the appropriate rooms (3 year old = bedroom, other cat = rest of the apartment). If there were any negative behaviors beyond a little hissing, put the gate back up and just continue #3. Some cats take longer, some shorter. Doing this 3 times I know exactly how long it takes for my cats to warm-up to other cats, 2 of them just a week but the 3rd is very defensive and needs the full 3 weeks before she's on "speaking terms" with a new cat.

    Cats are very particular about their space and other cats entrenching on it. Cats going into new environments also need to build up their confidence by having a space of their own. Both cats will be very defensive at first because of this which is why such slow introductions are necessary.

    My 3rd permanent cat was adopted from a shelter at 2 years old, she spent her entire life there from when she was just 6 weeks. She is still fearful and skittish but getting better every day. Under the bed was her safety zone for the entire first 2 weeks. I just gave her the time she needed and all the affection I could. She eventually outgrew the "safety room" and now her favorite place is in the living room. The best tips I can probably give you for a skittish cat is to make sure they have access to everything in a comfortable space for them. Right now, it's the bedroom for your 3 year old. After this process is over she may pick a different place like what my cat did. It's a great idea to make sure she has a litter box and food/water nearby. My cat also has her own bed in the corner, she's the only one that likes beds so I think it has to do with feeling protected (it has sides like this one, I'm upgrading it so it has a roof too like this one.

    I hope this helps, if you have any questions feel free to ask!
u/the_skyis_falling · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Something Grey. Manatees love tea too.

  2. Something reminiscent of rain. I have have a 6 hour thunderstorm on my iPod that I listen too almost every night to help me relax and go to sleep. But, my pillow finally gave up the ghost, so I use ear buds...not as comfy.

  3. Food related, yet unusual. May seem tame to most, but my brain can't wrap around how these will/would taste.

  4. On my list for someone else. Slightly NSFW! For my wife who has sensitive...well, you'll understand when you look at the link. She needs this stuff to be more comfortable. I only have to look at them funny and it's too much for her.

  5. A book you should read. The Red Tent, is a book based on the fictional life of Dinah from the old Testament. She is is mentioned only once I think in the bible, but the author of this book weaves a life story based on how women where treated and lived back then. Dinah lives in a harsh world but learns from the women around her and see the workings of this mysterious entity called God in her world. It is a wonderful read and having to tell you about it reminded me I want it again to reread. Really a great book.

  6. Item that is less than a dollar. This awesome awesome fantastic song!

  7. Something for my kitty Cassie May. I've always wanted one of these for my kitty and this was the perfect opportunity to finally add it to my WL.

  8. Something that is not useful, but so beautiful I must have it. Isn't it a beautiful ring?

  9. A movie everyone should watch once in their life. Because it is so imaginative and awesomely made with the puppets and sets. And David Freaking Bowie and his cod piece and hair are sexy yet so evil. remind me of the babe

  10. Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Keep my shankin' knives sharp yo!

  11. Something that would have a profound impact on my life and help me to achieve my current goals. Currently I have no real space to do my painting and in a month and a half I'm moving and will have even less space to myself and my painting. This would enable me to paint at any table. For without being able to take a breather and paint, I can not be myself and have those moments to detach and relax so I can later go out and be the best adult I can be.

  12. Pesky add-on. To make your hair o'so happy.

  13. The most expensive thing on my list. My phone is currently my only camera. I've always dreamed of owning a "professional" camera to go take pictures of all the things!

  14. Something bigger than a bread box. Vroom Vroom

  15. Something smaller than a golf ball. Tee Tiny!

  16. Something that smells wonderful. Romance by Ralph Lauren. Has been my go to perfume since highschool.

  17. SFW Toy. She's evil but she's suitable for any setting!

  18. Something that would be helpful for going back to school. Everyone needs to look stylish and stay cool for school!

  19. Something related to my current obsession. I've become crazy about all things tea!

  20. Something SO AMAZING! BEHOLD the splendor It's adorable, handmade, and I have seriously become so enamored with it! Thought you might like to see it's awesomeness.

    fear cuts deeper than swords

    Thanks for the fun contest
u/Odow · 8 pointsr/SiberianCats

congratz !! :D

Our siberian favorite toy is this one

He absolutely LOVES it, he hides, he plays, he plots against us in there, the wrinkly sound make it super fun for him, and it's extremely robust couldn't find a single tear even with him putting is claw through it.

for a cat tree, it's better that you invest more money in a basic one, than paying for a cheap huge tree, siberian are BIG cats that LOVES to climb and jump and he will throw himself on it and you don't want an accident happening. Molyy and friends does amazing tree, we bought this one

It think he would have love one that his higher than this one but they get pricier, He's spending 80% of his time on it. the top bunk is his bed, he love to run and jump through the loop, playing pick a boo in there, and it comes with the scratching post that is high enough for him to stretch plainly.

this brush is a must have, not a choice YOU NEED IT, Siberian need good brushing often to avoid painful matted fur, get him use to being brush EVERYWHERE very young (especially the butt, and under his "armpits")

Best laser toy ever. you don't have to keep your finger on the button for it to work, it's super bright, and the cat will recognized the toy when he sees it before of it's bright color. we just need to say " Gaspachio wanna play ?" and show him the paws and he starts puring and getting ready to hunt. Make sure to train him to play with laser when he's young by rewarding it at the end of a session with a treat and making him stop on toy (so he has the feeling for catching something) after a few month he will have understand that the red dot CANNOT be catch, it's just fun to run after, and you won't have any mental issue with the cat.

This window bed is super strong, at first we though he didn't like it because we didn't saw him on it, then we realized he's always on it during the day when we're not home. And when we start pulling the curtain over it he starts going even more often since it's an "hidden place"

Absolutely NEVER feed you cat with crap cheap brand, if you can afford a 1k cat you can afford good food and treat for it. and brush his teeth regularly.

Also, plenty of soft hugs <3

u/acciocorinne · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I just got home from my bank! Now I'm relaxing on the couch with my kitty.
  2. It was really hot outside and in the car, so it's nice to sit back and enjoy the air conditioning for a few minutes :)
  3. Tomorrow I'm going to do the same thing I do every day--try to take over the world!! Mwahahahaha. Or apply for jobs, the one occupation of the unemployed haha.
  4. My number one goal right now is to find a job!! I hate not working, and I'm really quite bored of my forced vacation haha.
  5. I do not have a desk. But on the couch with me is a pair of scissors, a little dessert bowl that used to be holding a bunch of blueberries, my one-eyed hairless cat, and a folder full of my sister's schoolwork.
  6. Place words, phrases, or clauses that describe nouns and pronouns as closely as possible to the words they describe.
  7. One of my sister's school books, titled "Writing Skills: Success in 20 Minutes a Day"
  8. A bite of English toffee from Disneyland!! I like to get sweets at their sweet shops to enjoy for a couple of days after my trip :)
  9. Well, currently I'm working my way through The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs! I'm really enjoying it.
  10. Wow, this is a really tough question for me, because I've been doing a lot of reading since I graduated. I really enjoyed "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green though, so I guess I'll call that my favorite.
  11. I think this question is fun, so I'm going to answer for each of my wishlists! I'm obviously NOT ASKING for all these things--I just like seeing the cool stuff on my wishlists :D My most wanted item from my Expensive Things wishlist is this kindle with all the bells and whistles. Obviously that's not something I'm ever expecting to get gifted--it's my wild dream item that I'm super excited about saving up for :) My most wanted thing from my default list is this kitty seat! My cat isn't allowed outside, but she loves sitting by the window and looking out--I'd love for her to be able to do that more comfortably :) My most wanted book from that wishlist is A Dance with Dragons because NOBODY TOLD ME A FEAST FOR CROWS DIDN'T HAVE ANY DANY OR TYRION IN IT. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THEM! My most wanted movie is either Tangled or Brave, because I love Disney princesses and I don't have those movies yet D: My most wanted music is The Lumineers, because they're amazing! And my most wanted cheap thing is The Essence of Style, because I've been dying to read this book for YEARS. That gives you lots of options of my most-wanted things, so you can pick what you like the most if I win!

    Thanks so much for the contest! DANG IT I POSTED BEFORE INCLUDING Zweihander BECAUSE I'M SILLY. Thanks for the contest!! I had fun with it :)
u/melini · 6 pointsr/AskVet

Hey! Vet student/cat owner here. /u/ads215 has already answered a lot of your questions, but hopefully I can provide a bit more info on others!

Regarding vomiting: it's true that some cats vomit regularly (though usually not as much as 1-2x per week) BUT there could be an underlying cause, too. Is there always heaving with the vomiting? How digested is the food? It could be because of eating too fast (you can get dishes that help with that, or try something like this), or it could be a sign of disease.

My cat poops 1-2x per day. Again, your cat having a bowel movement only every few days might be normal for her, or it could be disease-related.

As for separation anxiety, it is seen much more often in dogs. Cats are really good at entertaining themselves. Like the other poster said, toys, windows, even little twist ties are great ways to keep your cat busy and active during the day. (Side note: to keep it fun, have "sets" of toys that you switch out periodically. Makes it seem like brand new toys every few weeks!)

I have a Sunny Seat for my cat in the window which he LOVES, he's either there or on top of his scratching post most of the time. Which leads me to another thing - do you have a scratching post for her? It's a behavioural need for cats to scratch, and if they don't have something appropriate to do it on, you can expect other things to get shredded.

Also, her breath - normal cat breath definitely exists, but it can also be a sign of dental disease.

Overall, most of my points go to the same conclusion: I think it would be of great benefit for both of you to visit a veterinarian for a wellness check. You can bring all of these issues forward to the vet, and they can check out the cat physically and figure out if they're normal or concerning. Not only that, but you can also talk to them about looking into pet insurance, which, in my experience with bengals, every owner should have. They tend to need a little extra veterinary care.

It was really awesome of you to take in this cat! I hope that she's with you for a long time, I can see that you're having fun with her!

u/littlestray · 3 pointsr/Pets

There's already been a lot of great advice here, but I want to stress that should your parents engage in abusive behavior again (such as the slapping and throwing) and even just the neglect of tossing the cat outside and leaving care up to you (if they fail to scoop/maintain litter, food and fresh water), report them to animal welfare. This could be an SPCA or other similar welfare organization, but NOT animal control and it's best to go straight to an animal welfare organization than the police (who are more concerned with people).

You've made mention that things for animals (like shelters) aren't so good in your country, it may help us help you with recommendations on humane resources if you mention what country that is (and if you're comfortable, smaller area like province/state/et cetera).

A lot of the kitten's behavior (being a 24/7 pain in the ass) is normal and expected, and they'll be a handful for most of their youth. A kitten is considered a cat by one year but it may take two or even three years to mellow out into a full grown cat personality. However since they've been separated from their mom and litter mates too early it's on you to provide the extra care they need until they're of weaning age, so be sure to do plenty of research on providing care to an overly young kitten. It's been over five years since I raised my last litter so I'll leave further advice on that to others.

Additionally, you can easily never buy cat toys. Mine loves just plain ole straws, many thoroughly enjoy other "garbage" toys like crumpled paper or crumpled aluminum foil, hair ties, milk caps, et cetera. The only mandatory "cat toy" will be the cat scratcher. There are all types, even just corrugated cardboard. If you wanna get fancy when they're a bit older if you can't find a better home, these turbo scratchers are amazing.

Good on you for stepping up to the plate, good luck in training your parents. I hope you also have access to therapy and a strong support system (like good friends). Best wishes.

u/megangigilyn · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

I'm very sorry to hear about your baby. I went through something similar a few years ago. My standard poodle, Abner, was my first pet. We adopted him from the humane society and he was awesome, though a tad neurotic.We then adopted Nellie, another standard poodle who was similar to Abner but very hyper. We all grew up together and bonded and they saw me through so much, my parents divorce, my adopted brother coming home, moving multiple times, and the death of my great grandmother. No matter what happened, they were always there. Abner got old, and by the time he was 16 we decided he had to be put down. He was just getting too old and really had an issue moving around and living like we had wanted him to live. It was one of the hardest days of my life. Exactly one week later Nellie suddenly passed away. We found her vomiting blood and immediately took her to the vet. There were xrays and blood samples taken and the vet determined that she had eaten a string and perforated her intestines. There was nothing she could do. So we had to put her down as well. Losing two of my babies in a one week span was the most horrible thing I have ever had to go through.

I now have two dogs and two cats. Millie is a one year old boxer and drives me crazy on a daily basis. But I love her all the same. Sandy is a goldendoodle and my love. She is so calm and collected and seems to know exactly what your saying at all times. I call her my noodle. Malachy is a two year old Maine Coon Cat and also drives me crazy. She constantly knocks things over on my desk and scratches at my door. But again, I love her anyway and she always is there to cuddle with me when I need it. Moxie is my big baby. He is my first ever cat and litereally the cuddliest cat I have ever met. We adopted him from the same humane society where we adopted Abner. I also now volunteer there. He sleeps on my chest every night and is a bed hog. He has huge double paws and can't retract his claws so he clicks when he walks across the floor. I adore all of them.

My cats would really love this but because it's on the higher side of the price spectrum, they would also like this. Either one would provide a nice replacement to their now almost ripped to shreds scratcher. They love to play!!

My favorite pictures are the one her as a puppy, and one of her playing in the snow. It shows her at two different periods in her life, and having both of those pictures would provide a nice balance. Thank you for the lovely contest and I wish you nothing but the best. :]

u/valiantdistraction · 1 pointr/ragdolls

I used one of those pheromone collar things with my cat when I brought him home and I think it helped. I got him as an adult (~2.5ish years old) from a rescue and the people there swear by them, and I figure they'd know since they have cats coming and going all the time. He cried in the carrier in the car, but he always does that.

I highly recommend Tidy Cats Breeze litter system. It is much easier to deal with than clumping litter, imo. I fill it with two bags of the pellets and replace roughly once a year. I get little dog poop type bags to scoop the poop into (I do it every day/every other day - I know people who go a week but my cat screams at me if I don't keep it clean) and put the pee pad in (I change 1x/week and I sprinkle Tidy Cats litter deodorizer across the new one). I also move the pellets around and wipe down the litterbox interior with clorox wipes and spray the pellets with Nature's Miracle. You can also wash the pellets in bleach water and put them back in rather than buying new but that sounds like too much work for me. I don't know how switching over would go because my cat just used it straight away.

My cat loves toys like this:
He also likes little balls, especially if they're those ones with the kind of... hollow bits... so he can pick them up with his teeth and carry them.
Also, he is WAY more into carrying his toys into whatever room I'm in than any of my previous cats. He wants himself and all his things with me all the time. He will pull all his toys out of his toy bucket and carry them into my bedroom and put them right on top of me when I'm asleep. (He also has never used a pet bed and just sleeps either in my bed or in the armchair in my office or on the couch, depending on where I am. He likes to just hang out by me most of the time, even when he's asleep.)

I have a steel comb and a metal slicker brush for grooming. I don't use the furminator because it cuts his fur... it DOES completely eliminate hairballs, but it gives his coat this weird jagged appearance and tbh if I was that into completely eliminated hairballs, I'd trim his fur shorter with an electric trimmer (when he came from the rescue it was like that) so it was all even and nice. But regular brushing and combing and a periodic shower keeps him nice and we only get hairballs when the season changes into summer. My cat sheds A LOT and I have to do a light brush every day or two and a more thorough one weekly, especially in his armpits to keep the fur from matting. I also use small grooming scissors to trim his interior thigh and butt area because he can get "danglies" if I don't, and imo the fur smells a little funky in that area if it isn't short enough to be out of the way of his business.

I bathe him every several months - idk what would work best for your cat but for us I just bring him in the shower with me, wash and rinse him, wash and rinse me, turn the shower off and wring out as much as possible, wrap him in a towel and hold him like that for a while to absorb the water, then blow-dry. It's not too bad. He cries and tries to escape but he doesn't try that hard, and he looks so nice afterwards. He doesn't watch me shower like a lot of cats do but it's very clearly because he's worried he'll be washed, lol. I don't let him in the bathroom when I'm using it because it's creepy to have him staring but he usually waits right outside the door.

For whatever reason, this is my cat's favorite style of scratcher:
I've tried many others but he basically only wants this one.

u/NoLockedThreadsBot · 1 pointr/NoLockedThreads

Original post: I was in tehran(capital of iran) and saw this in front of a coffee shop. The waiter explained: “ we tried to take him home with us but he would just escape and come back here so we made him a little bed and give him food and water daily and when it’s cold he’ll just sleep inside the shop”


Author: Kasia_Kalon Body: Awww they gave him a little scratching post too. He probably considers the coffee shop his home and that's why he always goes back. No place like home!

Author: gorcorps Body: We have the same scratcher (we call it the kitty couch) and they LOVE it. It gets teared to shreds, slept on, then replaced so it can start all over again.

Author: ReleaseTheKraken72 Body: We have the same one too! Out of all their scratching posts, this is by far their most favourite they have ever had!!

Author: RedcoatsWife Body: Can I have the name of said scratching post please? I need a good one so bad for my very weird, picky cat.

Author: Whatamensch Body: Might be this? Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip - Jungle-Stripe Lounge

Author: MaritMonkey Body: My cat's mostly grown out of scratching stuff, but at one point we were going through those things weekly so we started cutting ~2" strips of cardboard and gluing them together into a plank (like this). If I had it around I'd sprinkle catnip between the "boards." If you also suffer from an overabundance of spare cardboard in your life, this could be a budget solution. :D

Author: TrimiPejes Body: On a sidenote, how is Teheran? Always wanted to visit

Author: krkzrm Body: I was actually worried about visiting but it was actually pretty great. It’s really big and populated and it can be kinda confusing and the transportation system is not the best but it was a good experience overall

Author: TrimiPejes Body: Thx bro

Author: LlamaramaDingdong86 Body: Are foreign women required to wear a hijab or can I go bare haired?

Author: Seskapill Body: Women must cover their hair while outdoors, but it's not extreme like in SA, you can leave some hair out of the front (see these for example)

Author: LlamaramaDingdong86 Body: Thanks for the good answer with pictures.

Author: MM__21 Body: Actually those examples are not exactly accurate. You have a high chance of getting arrested if you show that much hair. Maybe like an inch or three. Either way, you should still go! Amazing food and places to see. Edit: Some people have pointed out it is fine, so wear it how you want I guess. But people I know usually cover most of their hair when they visit to avoid getting in trouble. Edit #2: Looks like things have changed from how I remember it, so you probably wont get arrested.

Author: LlamaramaDingdong86 Body: Based on travel shows like No Reservations, it seems we all have more in common than media and government leads us to think. The common people of any given country are more alike and peaceful towards each other than their political leaders. I have dreams of making enough money to travel to very far away places like Iran. One day.

Author: samdavi Body: They’re waaay more lenient on foreign women than Iranian women. The pictures are pretty accurate.

Author: Tark1nn Body: french but talks about women's role in Iran, definitely not what we think it is.

Author: alikh1010 Body: It’s crowdy, big and beautiful. I live in Tehran so ask me if you need any information.

Author: pedoreus Body: Salam azizam.

Author: Oirammario12345 Body: Azizam salam

Author: krkzrm Body: Doset darm asheqetam vasalam

Author: pedoreus Body: Man ye irani hastam vali to soed. Teheran Che khabar?


u/ski3 · 1 pointr/dogs

I have a Golden Retriever puppy, Summit (8 months old tomorrow, he came home at 8 weeks old) and an indoor-only cat, Sprocket (1 year old). The big thing is to be patient and monitor all interactions.

Our cat is very tolerant and go-with-the-flow. He has never hissed or clawed at the dog. Thee was one time the dog did get too rough with him, and the cat meowed loudly for help, but never fought back (which in a way, makes things harder for our situation). Our dog is extremely playful and although he doesn't mean to harm that cat and just wants to play, he doesn't understand that the cat is too little, is not a dog, and cannot be a wrestling buddy.


  • Start by sequestering them in separate parts of the house/apartment. Let them get used to each other's smells. Since we live in a small apartment, we couldn't exactly close them completely out of certain rooms, but if you can, this can be a good step.
  • Invest in an exercise pen for the dog. Let them sniff each other through the pen. This allows them to see and smell each other without physically interacting with each other. (It's also extremely useful for keeping the dog and your home safe when you can't 100% of your attention to the dog).
  • Until you begin to trust the dog, make sure she is leashed for all interactions. We still only let them interact when Summit is leashed because he still doesn't understand that he's bigger than the cat and could potentially hurt him. Reward both animals for reacting calm around each other. Initially, reward the dog of nicely investigating the cat as well. Be ready to separate them if one of the animals gets overexcited, or if the interaction is becoming dangerous for one of the pets.
  • Create a safe space for your cat. Shelves and high-up places for her to go to escape the dog. Maybe even invest in a baby gate similar to this one so that the cat can access a room that the dog can't (note that the dog will have to grow a bit before the size of the door will prevent her from entering the room).

    Additional Tips for living with a puppy and a cat

  • Contain the cat's supplies. Find a way to cover the litter box or place it in a room that the dog can't get to. Move the food to a place where the dog can't get it as well (we put Sprocket's food bowls on some shelves that the dog can't reach).
  • Many Golden puppies will eat anything that can fit in their mouths. This can cause fatal bowel obstructions. Put away all small cat toys and keep them in a place where the dog can't get it. Also, if your cat enjoys toys, invest in some larger ones that the dog cannot easily swallow such as the [Kong Kickeroo](,, and the ball-track type toys.
u/littlewootiewoo · 8 pointsr/BabyBumps

Okay, first of all, if you genuinely think she'll make you more miserable and stressed when baby arrives, you won't be a horrible person if you can find someone else to take her. Any pet is a lot of work... and an infant is even more.

That said, I want to offer my 2 cents because I feel really bad for you and I've worked with a lot of problem cats (both mine and others')!

I'd say priority one is discouraging the sleep attacks. Try keeping a can of compressed air by the bedside and spraying it when she attacks you. It's pretty effective with our cats as an immediate "no way" reaction for very bad behaviors.

You can also adopt some cat body language if you're not afraid of looking silly. Just like dogs, cats have communication behaviors that you can take advantage of with a little patience. Jackson Galaxy (the cat whisperer) has a ton of resources on this if you're interested; my husband and I have used a lot of his techniques with positive results! There are several, but one example is the "slow blink." Next time she's just staring at you, stare back and then slowly blink your eyes. This is a way of communicating you're not a threat and it tends to calm really wild/anxious felines.

It definitely sounds like she has some pent up energy, too. She's still pretty young and kittens can be pretty wild (all of my cats have mellowed out considerably as they've gotten older). Different cats like different toys, but some that I've noticed have been favorites of all have been those little fuzzy mice that come in multipacks, feather teasers, and this turbo scratcher cat toy. The last one is nice because they can play with it without any help from humans.

Finally, if there's ever a time and place where she's sweet (even if those moments are few and far between), keep a few treats handy around the house and try to just reward her occasionally when she's chill, nicely sitting in your lap, etc. Just like dogs (and people!), it's often more effective to train them by positively rewarding good behavior than just punishing bad behavior.

Sorry for writing a book! I really hope you can work things out with your psycho little fluffball.

u/postc88 · 7 pointsr/SiberianCats

Congratulations! Our siberian is about 1.5 years old now and has been an incredible cat and great experience for us. Here's a couple points from my perspective and experience:

  1. Establish a consistent feeding schedule and plan for how you'll approach food with your kitten. Your breeder should be able to help with this - understand what food to start them on initially, how frequently and when to give them food, and then in the next 6-9 months where you're trying to take them food wise (off kitten food, to what kind of feeding plan). Changes in diet can impact their stomachs and behavior so it's good to have a plan here.

  2. Change their litter box daily. Having this clean will help ensure the kitten uses it. I've never had any issues with our kitten on this which is a great breed trait.

  3. Get a good combing comb for grooming. You'll want one that is specific for dematting, they tend to get matts in their fur due to their long coats. Something like this one: You'll also likely want to find a local cat groomer as their matting may require an occasional grooming and this will avoid any issues with their litter box and long fur as well. We have ours groomed on a 3x per year cadence and have found a groomer that will come to our house which is nice.

  4. Early on, if you're bringing just one kitten home, give them a ton of attention. Siberians are very social and will look to be around you all the time and to ensure the kitten develops to be social and friendly i'd recommend adhering to this. Between my wife and i and our 2 roommates, for the first 3 months or so we tried to have someone with the kitten at all times more or less. Get some good toys - a mix of bird like toys (with feathers on a string) and balls they can chase are likely best. They all love this thing too:

  5. After 1-2 weeks at home, gradually begin to increase their interaction with
    strangers and introduce them to people. This worked well with our kitten to make him very social and unafraid of visitors at our home.

    Those are my thoughts! Feel free to post any specific questions as they arise.
u/THScam2009 · 3 pointsr/kittens

Protip: Start cheap. Cats enjoy making you spend money on them, only to bat whatever you bought under the couch, and never touch it again.

You're definitely going to want a scratching post. a.) cats are going to scratch because it releases endorphins and keeps their claws nice and strong and pretty, and it's another way of territory marking b.) If you don't give them something to scratch, they will scratch what you didn't give them to scratch, i.e. your bed frame, your couch, your table legs, your couch cushions, your own legs, your Aunt Phillis, etc. Point is, I've never had a cat that didn't use a scratching post. You may have to show it to them a few times to get them used to it, but get something with a toy attached to the top, (like the one in the link below) and as soon as they start playing with it, and get their claws stuck in that glorious scratching post, they will fall in love with it.

This also takes care of your bed desire. If she/he doesn't like the bed (or the scratching post), then hey, you've still got a scratching post, (or a bed). My bet is, that once they start playing with that little toy on top, they will pass right out in that bed. (Also has some really great reviews.)

As for the cat tree, personally, I've always wanted one, but I've never had room for one. Try out something small like the thing I linked above, and see how they like it, and how they interact with it. If they like it, then you may want to spend some more coin on a big cat tree. If they never even look at it, then you might want to consider saving the money.

Hope this helps.


u/purebredginger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi!!!! I'm PBG and not a lot of people know that I was supposed to be a twin! I guess there were two embryos, but the other one stopped developing after the first trimester. Thank God, right?

I love love love my cats and I think they would love this sunny seat window cat bed thing. Ezra loves to sit in the sun and I bet he would just love it =)

u/zangelbertbingledack · 2 pointsr/SiberianCats

I've bought a ton of toys for our kitten in the last few months, but these are his absolute favorites: Bergan Turbo Scratcher, a crinkle tube like this one, Cat Dancer, and the Go Cat mouse on a string toy. With the Go Cat mouse toy especially, he definitely lets you know he loves that toy. It's the only one he never ignores and the only one he will pick up in his mouth and carry to his "den" like it's real prey.

We also got him a fluffy mouse puppet that he loves to wrestle with. I might just be projecting, but it seems like it kind of makes up for the lack of another furry companion to play with. Bonus points: it lets you play hands-on without getting your hands scratched up.

The bitter apple spray doesn't seem to deter our cat much, but liberal application of Sticky Paws (double sided tape) and taping loose cords to the wall helps keep him away from scratching and biting things he shouldn't be messing with.

Also, if you have house plants, look them up to make sure they aren't toxic to cats. The kitten's interest in chewing on plants may vary, of course, but ours loves chewing and climbing on plants. The ASPCA has the most comprehensive list of plants that are toxic to pets.

u/dooflotchie · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Take a cushion cover from the couch with you to a fabric store and find a piece of upholstery fabric that is a similar texture and thickness, then use that to cover a scratching post. Cats choose their favorite scratching surface by what feels the best on their claws and it seems your couch is perfect. Make sure the scratching post is secure enough so they can rip on it with all their strength and it won't move. It also needs to be tall enough so they can get in a good stretch while they scratch too. Once you get the post set up (AWAY from the couch!) find a scented spray that is agreeable to you but not the cats. For me, lavender works best but not all cats hate it as much as mine so you might need something else. Spray the couch with it so it becomes less appealing than the post. Then put catnip on the post and show them that this is their new, human approved scratching place. With a little patience and training they should now use the post and not your couch. If that does not do the trick, double sided tape or Sticky Paws can help reinforce the idea that the couch is off limits, as can a spray bottle when you catch them in the act.

They don't deliberately pick the most expensive piece of furniture in the house to claw on and destroy, it's just that our comfy, thickly upholstered couches are often the perfect scratching surface that cats love the best and for some reason the pet furniture makers of the world think that all cats love scratching on carpet.

u/jonilholt32 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Baby Josie is beautiful! I had a Maincoon named Tiki. He lived to be 16! BEST CAT EVAH!!!!

She would love this:

A Mini me for her to snuggle with:

A Kitteh tunnel!!!:




And more toys:

Maincoons LOVE to play and have that kitten play aspect to them for YEARS!!!Mine loved balls, and a good old laser pointer was the best thing ever. He would get running after that red dot, and couldn't stop well on our hardwood floors and would slide in walls....

Oh and a cat bed on top of the Fridge would be great for your girl. Tiki always slept on top of the fridge :)

u/yuneeq · 14 pointsr/FulfillmentByAmazon

Didn't notice this before, but this seller is a real tool.

Check out his return policy on his rug:

"For sanitary reasons we cannot except a used return. Every buyer deserves a first time use, scent-free, brand new experience. If you wish to return your Ripple Rug for a refund it must be in new condition, untouched by pet and scent free. Used returns with hair, excrement or any matter will not be refunded; No Exceptions. We know you love your cat, as we love ours, you have our 100% guarantee that all shipped items are Brand New, never used, never touched by pet, and scent free. We hope you can appreciate our dedication to the safety of your pet. If you return a used product we will NOT grant a refund. Abuse the Amazon return policy will not be tolerated. If our 'Always New, Always Sanitary' policy offends you; do not buy our products."

Dude, you sell on Amazon. If you don't like their return policy, tough luck. Sell somewhere else.

You can't make up your own return policies. Good luck on the barrage of A-Z claims that will eventually get you suspended.

u/catnamedbasil · 1 pointr/IFseniorclass

My dogs love their bed by Bessie and Barnie. It's so damn expensive (think about 125) but it's got a washable cover and it's super luxe. [see website here] (

[Favorite treats] (

Also we got a [KitNipBox] ( and also the dogs love a [BarkBox] (

[Cats fave scratcher] ( This thing lasts around 6 months! Love it so much.

And if I may state, I do love our Roomba. It's pet related right?
*edit to add pure Roomba love ;)

u/skyblueandblack · 1 pointr/cats

Cats bury their waste by instinct, so they're technically born litter-trained. ;) You'll want to have two boxes available (if you have the room in your flat, of course). Open boxes are supposed to be way better than ones with covers, but mine actually much prefer the enclosed ones. *shrug* There's a bunch of different litter box designs, too... take a look at the selection on Amazon, if you get a chance (I recommend this one).

Some cats are much messier than others with the litter; one of mine flings pawfulls of litter out of the box. Another one of mine finishes, and races out, tracking little grains of sand as far as she can. We have litter mats in front of all the boxes, which helps a lot, but you might want to invest in a dedicated little hand-held vacuum to keep nearby.

And you'll need something for claw maintenance -- a scratching post or pad. Don't go for expensive, fancy things, because it'll need replacing periodically. I tried a bunch of different ones, but ultimately, mine prefer the cardboard ones (specifically, this one). Well, that, and one of the living room chairs. *sigh*

An adult won't be as hyper and needy as a kitten, but play is still important. A laser pointer does wonders. If you're crafty, you can make some little catnip-stuffed toys (I crocheted some little mice and things that mine love, although they usually bat them up and down the hallway around 4am).

Another thing I noticed, and others have similar stories, was that a couple of my cats would bump the water dish before drinking. Another would dip her paw in. I'm pretty sure they couldn't tell where the surface was when the water wasn't moving. I got a drinking fountain for them, which solved that, and has the added benefit of filtering the water, keeping it fresher -- and cooler (so important, here in California).

u/LoverlyRails · 3 pointsr/Pets

First of all, let me say that you're doing a good thing. So many people abandon pets when they just don't fit into their ideal lifestyle anymore. It's easy to get jaded when you constantly see that. (So ignore downvotes- What's important is that you recognize the issue and are working to resolve it.) You're clarification does help.

Trying a different type of scratching post may work. For example, my current cat adores one made by Kong that has little rubber bristles like this, but he doesn't care for any other scratcher.

Another thought would be a cardboard ball chaser like this. Every cat (other than my current one) always loved to scratch these... plus, ball to chase. And, quite frankly, I've found babies/toddlers to be fascinated by the balls, too.

Plus, as you know, once they find a place they like to scratch- it can be very hard to break that habit. You can also try putting a sheet of tinfoil over the couch (where she likes to sharpen her claws) when you can't be there to monitor it.

The cat quiet space is a great idea! I'm sure she'll appreciate places that she can go to be alone with her kitty thoughts. (I've even used an upper cabinet above the refrigerator to give my cat a break from the children. He could reach it and survey the land, but the kids' couldn't touch him.) High spots are always good. Cats feel safe there and can see (and enjoy being with the family) without having to endure unwanted attention.

u/critterwool · 1 pointr/cats

Please do not yell at your cat or spray your cat with water it will not teach it a thing and it will only confuse it and teach it to be afraid of you.

Increase one on one play time with your cat to get some energy out. Use a variety of toys and rotate them. Some tried-and-true favorites...
This is such a simple toy and a very cheap so order several as they are an add-on item and they’re great to have around in every room because kitties seem to always enjoy them whether it’s dangled from the air or drug along the ground for chasing.
Cat Dancer 101 Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy

Order natural peacock feathers off of Amazon for a super fun game with your kitty. The first time my girl are saw one she literally stood up on her hind legs walking across the floor trying to get out it. When you want to get the feather away pull it straight back toward you and it will slip through their claws and teeth. Eventually the quill will break from play so it's good to get a pack of them, they are not very expensive.
ALL in ONE 20pcs Natural Peacock Tail Feather

SnugglyCat The Ripple Rug - Made in USA - Cat Activity Play Mat - Thermal Base -Fun Interactive Play - Training - Scratching - Bed Mat My girl goes crazy for this one every time. Dangle a peacock feather or anything else outside some of the holes when your kitty hides in the rug and you’ll see little arms reaching out of holes all over the place it is hilarious and loads of fun.

Your kitty is a lifelong companion so please take a little time to make the most of that relationship and read this book by Jackson Galaxy- The cat daddy himself.

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

u/cavalier_queen · 1 pointr/cats

I wonder if some puzzle toys or a Turbo Scratcher might be good options for him? They shouldn't tax his heart too much, but they might provide more of an outlet for his prey drive. You could also feed him regularly via food ball.

Is he really food-motivated? If so, more mental stimulation could be had through clicker-training.

I don't know a ton about heart conditions in cats, so I'm not sure what activity levels would be safe for him. Your vet would know better. If more exercise (physical and mental) doesn't help, and he continues to be aggressive without warning, or it gets worse, I might explore medication options. I'm NOT advocating this as anything but a last resort, but sometimes mood stabilizers can improve everyone's quality of life. It doesn't sound like he needs this AT ALL right now, but it's not bad to keep it in mind if it ever does become an issue.

I hope your vet has some good suggestions and information for you! Good luck with everything, and if you feel like an update after the appointment, I'd be interested to hear how it went!

u/PurePerfection_ · 1 pointr/Pets

This approach may take some time, but my cat eventually learned that if I am in the bedroom with the light off and fan on (its an oscillating one that makes a fairly strong humming sound), I am down for the night and it'll be at least a few hours before I come back. After a few weeks of this routine, he gave up on screaming outside my door. The bedroom is off-limits to him at all times, as well. If I'm in there with the light on, he will meow at me, because he knows I'm likely to come back soon.

Mine's a door-rattler, too - he can fit his paw in the crack under the bedroom door and wrap it around the door. To protect the bottom of the door from his claws, I put some rubber weatherstripping on it. For the floor, consider getting a protective film to put down where she usually scratches. Hardware stores sell them to use during painting / construction, and many of them are affordable and tear-resistant.

It may be inconvenient, but do your best to cat-proof the house so you can ignore her acting out with minimal collateral damage. Keep anything fragile in drawers or cabinets unless you're actively using it. Consider making the bedroom a no-cat zone and putting as many valuables as possible in there. Don't leave food or drinks unattended - if you have to step away, stick them in the fridge or a cabinet while you're gone.

Also consider an electronic toy that moves around or something more interactive that will keep her engaged at night or while you're busy without the need for a human to facilitate playtime. Here are a few ideas::

Also, if she ignores the scratching post but loves to tear the crap out of your floor, she may prefer a horizontal scratcher. One wasted $30 scratching post later, I figured that out about my cat. Something like these would be worth a try: - doubles as a toy - this one is nice because you can lay it flat on the floor, prop it up at an angle with the cardboard flap, or hang it from a doorknob to see which works best. Also comes with catnip to sprinkle inside it. These have corrugated cardboard surfaces and don't last as long as carpet or sisal rope, but my cat seems more satisfied with something he can actually destroy. He'll jump on it, attack it with his claws, then roll around in the bits he tore off. You will vacuum a lot of cardboard flakes off the floor as it starts to wear out, but for me it's worth the trouble. If you don't like the mess, you can buy this one to test whether horizontal, inclined, or hung against the wall works best, then invest in a similar style of scratcher made from more durable material. That was my plan, but he just loves this stuff so much I order one as an add-on every month when I buy litter.

u/gingysnap · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want this cat bed off my house/pets wishlist! My cats don't currently have a cat bed, so I'm sure they would find it entertaining. AND LOOK AT IT, IT'S SO CUTE. (MRW) I have a super fat kitten that would look adorable being eaten by a shark hanging out in this cat bed. And it has free shipping and pretty good reviews, so that's cool!

Thanks for the contest opportunity :)

u/lazer_potato · 3 pointsr/catproblems

The first thing to resolve is playtime. It's possible she just loves plastic, but the fact that she doesn't want to play with you at all suggests either a picky cat, or one that doesn't yet trust you. You're the food provider, but playtime is also quality bonding time for a cat. She's already fully grown, so maybe it's a learned thing, but it's something that you should be able to correct to some extent.

There are some motion cat toys that you could try using to get her playing more on her own.

like this



or this

It's also possible that you aren't playing with her the way she wants to be played with, cats can be very fickle about this. My own cat is very picky about how my SO and I play with her, and she picks one of us based on how she wants to play. She'll pick me when she wants to chase a stick toy, and my SO when she wants to wrestle, that kind of thing.

Have you tried using the straws to play with her? Maybe try hiding a straw under a blanket where she can see it move from wiggling it. You could also try new tactics with the stick toys like this, hide them under things and move them. My cat only likes the stick toys if I alternate between moving them very slowly while in her line of sight, slowly moving out of her line of sight, and then moving it quickly to get her to chase it when she tries to pounce it.

I'd also suggest looking up different playtime techniques for cats online, like on YouTube or what have you, especially related to more wild/feral cats, as they also don't really like playing with humans. I'm not saying she's wild of course, but because she's more standoffish from you it may be along the same lines.

If you can get her to play with you consistently, then you can very easily tire her out and get her on the schedule YOU want her on. The idea is that cats hunt/play and then eat the reward of the hunt, and then sleep.

My own cat used to be very similar with waking us up very early for food, usually by making lots of noise and biting if that didn't work. Once we were able to get her on the hunt/eat/sleep schedule with her timed meals, we basically stopped the bad morning behavior entirely.

Sorry for the long post, hope this helps!

u/EatYourPills · 2 pointsr/evilbuildings

I don't know about this particular one, but I got a really nice one on amazon for $90 and free delivery to my house, which was nice because it weighs a lot. Mine has little rooms with openings like this one but it also has open platforms that they like a lot better. My three cats love it. Here's the one I got Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

u/watsoned · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) [Something that is grey.]
( (Main WL)

2.) Something reminiscent of rain.

3.) [Something food related that is unusual.]
( (Feed Me WL)

4.) [Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)]
( (Niece/Nephews WL)

For my niece! Because she loves LEGO and she's obsessed with Little Mermaid.

5.) [A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!]
( (Books WL)

All of these! The characterization is so much fun, the mystery itself is great...I got addicted to this entire series.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!


7.) [Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...)]
( (Cats WL)

8.) [Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.]
( (Pipe Dreams WL)

9.) [A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?]
( (Movies WL)

It's the perfect 'coming of age' movie. Featuring two actors who are still active and well known, and two we lost too soon.

10.) [Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.]
A silent killer. Capable (I think) of skewering an undead brain. What more is there to explain? (Pipe Dreams WL)

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals.

I have no goals right now. Sigh.

12.) [One of those pesky Add-On items.]
( (Main WL)

13.) [The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?]
( (Pipe Dreams WL)

It's a major upgrade from the camera I have now. I have no USE for it since my camera is nice, but damn do I drool over it.

14.) [Something bigger than a bread box.]
( (Main WL)

15.) [Something smaller than a golf ball.]
( (Main WL)
Tiny Vivi!

16.) [Something that smells wonderful.]
( (Main WL)

17.) [A (SFW) toy.]

18.) [Something that would be helpful for going back to school.]
( (Main WL)

19.) [Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.]
( (Movies WL)


20.) [Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand.]
( (High Priority WL)

It's the PS4. Any gamer worth their weight knows that this is going to be one of the grandest, most desirable gaming systems ever. The graphics are going to be just amazing and we'll be one step closer to games being so realistic that we feel like murderers while playing them.

ETA: fear cuts deeper than swords

u/noxyrew · 2 pointsr/cats

Hi! Just wanted to add:

Best thing I ever invested in, was a cat tree! My cat absolutely loves it and I can't image our lives without it. Cats feel much more secure in their environments when they have higher ground they can get to. Here is an amazon link to a great brand:

Also, to combat an litter box issues, I would suggest investing in a nice litter pad for accidents or for tracking litter out of the box. I just bought this one ( It is pricey, I know, but it has made the clean up process so much easier.

Also, please please please invest in some quality cat food. I might get some flack for this from other Redditors, but quality cat food makes a difference (I have found that there is a heated debate about dry versus wet food and whether brands really make a difference). I have chosen to err on the side of caution and buy high quality food to prevent any future health problems. From the research I have done, a combination of dry and wet food is best, and it is not ideal to simply provide dry food for cats, since cats need to get water intake from the food they eat. Here is a good article suggesting some good brands (

u/atllauren · 2 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

You got some good responses already, but let me add in that going younger (but not necessarily a kitten) will be better if you're worried about leaving the cat home all day. An older cat might be more set in its ways and more difficult to acclimate to that lifestyle, meaning it may be more likely to scratch, pee outside of the litter box, or otherwise revolt.

A younger cat you'll be able to raise around your schedule so it can get used to that without any major headaches.

If you get the cat used to being home alone and free eating (as in, you fill the food bowl and it manages to eat when hungry and not eat the entire bowl because it is there) you'll have some flexibility should you need to go out of town. I feel comfortable leaving my cat alone for 3-4 nights because she'll have plenty of food and is pretty chill by herself.

Before you spend the money (and they are expensive) on a carpet cat tower, try the cardboard scratchers. My cat goes apeshit for these things, and she never touched ONE of the expensive scratching posts I bought her. She used to scratch my furniture -- taking one sofa down to the wooden frame. I found this scratcher
at TJ Maxx for $6.99 and later cheaper on Amazon. They take up a lot less room than the towers, and has been the only thing that saved my furniture.

Also, if scratching becomes an issue on your furniture, Soft Claws are one of the greatest inventions ever. They are little silicone caps that fit over the cat's nails and don't interfere with anything they do. Before I got the cardboard thing, those would prevent damage to my furniture even though cat still went through the motions of scratching. Also, they have fun colors and I get to make her nails red & black during football season. :)

u/letawookieewin7 · 5 pointsr/CatAdvice

I have two cats. One is a six-year-old male who I got from the Humane Society about four years ago. The other, a twelve-year-old female who I also got from the Humane Society about 5 months ago. My six-year-old male is gentle and seems to be okay with other animals. Introduced them slowly. He was okay with her after just a few days, but she would hiss and swat at him. It's now been five months and she still doesn't like him, but they are now able to co-exist. He generally avoids her and while I wish they were buddies, it just isn't going to happen. If he happens to get too close, she might still swat/hiss, but it's nothing that will really hurt him. They often lay in the bed together, but at opposite sides of the bed. She wears a calming collar (this type) and it does seem to help her mood. She can be affectionate with humans, but she can get quite anxious sometimes. You can also get the calming stuff as a diffuser or spray. Using the calming stuff, she tends to be less territorial and lashes out at him much less. I'd recommend that.

Also make sure to give them their own places where they can hideaway from one another; for example, I have a cat tree in my living room, a cat bed under my bed, a little cat bed in one of the windows, and a little cube thing the cats can crawl into to rest/sleep. I also have two automatic feeders set up beside one another, and they both are always side-by-side when eating...but only b/c they have to be b/c it dispenses the food at the same time.

I wouldn't worry too much though. Worse comes to worse, the most common result is they might not like each other, but they will at least learn to co-exist. My six-year-old male cat still seems generally happy and although she can be mean at times, I think he's just fine. Just give it time, and I think it'll be fine. Good luck!

Here's a photo of them: (six-year-old male bottom, female on chair).

u/ChimmyChimmyCocoPuff · 1 pointr/cats

One of those ones with the wire bristles is great for detangling and removing undercoat; they can also hurt after a bit, so be gentle. Don't press it down, get one with a heavy wooden handle and just rest it on him and drag it slowly and nicely. When he's had enough of that, see if he'll tolerate a finishing brush with soft bristles. It will help soften his fur and give him a little massage.

Cats love almost any warm, soft surface. My cats' favorite is microfleece. I have a microfleece blanket on the sofa for them to lay on, since it's easier to wash that than to shampoo the whole sofa. They lie on it, and they also love to "make bread" on it. IME, none of my cats have ever liked those pet beds they sell that are basically a mat you throw on the floor, so save yourself 20 bucks there. However, all cats I've ever met have loved window perches like this one:

u/DiscoKittie · 1 pointr/childfree

This is honestly the best way to stop being CF! I have fur babies myself and they are great.

Make sure she has something to claw and climb on, or she will claw your furniture. I have one kind of like this, and one of these. They help a lot. If you can't afford them, there are alternatives. :) And lots of toys. Things they can bat around, ones that look like fishing poles, that kind of thing.

Good luck!! Post pictures!!

u/bbdoll · 1 pointr/cats


cat dancer

the hot pursuit

cat tunnel

crinkle balls


my favorites in order are:

Arm and Hammer Seal and Clump

Ever Clean with activated charcoal (clumping)

Tidy Cats clumping


jumbo high-back litterbox

i would avoid covered or anything that makes the kitty feel trapped. no reason not to have tall walls, especially with sloppy kittens. you're also going to want a litter mat so they don't track it everywhere.


kittens. eat. constantly. so keep out dry food 24/7 and feed a little wet food morning and night. this is temporary, don't free-feed dry food when they're an adult. you'll want to transition kitty to scheduled feedings when they're 6-8 months old, and i recommend wet food only at that point as kibble really isn't great.

my kitten has been thriving on premium edge kitten food but purina's kitten offerings look good and are a bit easier to find. with wet food supplementation. if you want, tell me your budget and i can give you some recommendations.


72" wooden cat condo - (or something like it, you definitely want something 6 ft+ for them to climb)

a tall scratching post - random one i found. tall scratchers are healthy for your cat, they have vertical muscles that need to be exercised.

cardboard scratchers - i like this one as it lasts a long time and you can flip it over for a new side.

not sure about flea meds as my cats are indoors. your vet will know what is effective in your region (some flea meds are completely useless in certain states). i would keep your cat indoors though.

u/Draco_Dormiens · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Winter is coming D:

I already love you because of your username, which I always read as accio-corinne (hp related is my assumption but i could be wrong) and then I went and looked at your wishlist and I'm enamored with you. Rittersport??? and cat toys???? and all this other awesome stuff? Yes please.

Anyways, I think your wishlist was definitely lacking is this awesome cat scratcher I know my kitty likes to scratch furniture and I think every cat owner needs one :)

Thanks for the contest!

u/ScullyPuppy · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

Thanks! It was very encouraging. Our discussion made me realize that there IS help out there, and that she doesn't have several of the behavior problems that would probably make me cry on a daily basis!

A few things he suggested (most of which was more obedience based):

  • Toys: I normally keep all of Scully's toys out, and she seems to get a bit bored of them. He suggested only introducing one at a time so she doesn't get too desensitized.
  • "Look at me" is going to be the biggest thing we focus on in our training. Maintaining this eye contact is going to help us in a plethora of scenarios; if she is looking at me and keeping that attention, she isn't reacting to whatever is bothering her.
  • "Place" and "Release" are also something we are going to go heavy on. I expressed how I can't be in my bedroom with the cat while she is out of the crate - he suggested we work with one of these in the house, ONLY during training. I love this idea, because she isn't going to be allowed unsupervised, out of the crate for quite some time.
  • Slip leash vs. Harness: This was a bit of a tough sell for me. We have had great success with the Easy Walk - but he only uses a 6ft slip leash in training. I actually already had, which we tried out recently - the pulling was insane. His take is that harnesses actually increase the pulling; we'll see how that goes.

    Overall, I like the approach and I'm considering hiring him. He can help us get the obedience basics down first, so she is better set up for success once we see the behaviorist. I'm scheduling her evaluation with the behaviorist in about 4 weeks.
u/rabidstoat · 1 pointr/cats

I'm a fan too. I and several friends have this big bad boy, but they have smaller ones too. Actually, I have a smaller one of theirs upstairs and the bigger one downstairs. They aren't the most stylish but they get the job done.

Mine have stood up pretty well. The smaller one is a bit less steady than the bigger one, probably because it has a smaller base compared to height. It also probably wasn't put together as well.

I wouldn't call them the sturdiest of cat trees, though. Mine have held up relatively fine, except that the sisal has come unwrapped on one of the posts. And though the mice-on-a-string on mine have held up surprisingly well despite getting beat up routinely, most everyone else I know have had their mice strings break from cat abuse.

Still, they're my favorite, they are relatively cheap for the size and my cats seem to love leaping about them. They are second only to window perches for things that my cats enjoy.

u/likewh0aa · 1 pointr/cats

My cat loves sisal posts but won't touch cardboard apparently! I bought her this fancy scratcher 2 months ago and she's only scratched it like twice lol


The reviews rave about how their cats love to scratch it and are laying on it all the time. My cat never does either. But she loves playing with toys in the holes so atleast its not a total waste :p

u/Humm1ng131rd · 2 pointsr/CatsAndPlants


If you are referring to this one I highly recommend!!

My cat is 12 lbs. This thing holds up to 50lbs and is sturdy. Only thing was initially when he went on it he heard the velcro and got a little scared. The material moved a little but still stays in place. My cat loves it!! So great to add this to the window and easy assembly. It's also very reasonably priced. I added a little bit of catnip on it to entice him to rub against it to leave his scent.

Hope this helps! I was also skeptical so hope you enjoy it if you choose to purchase one.

u/salziger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Aw, your girls are adorable!!

My guys would love one of these. I would also love one, because maybe they would shred on it instead of my legs! I foster kittens and currently have five foster babies and their mama.

Man's best friend and thanks for the contest!

u/jwallwalrus26 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I actually just wrote a post on my new shiba facebook page on my top 5 shiba toys that offer great exercise and stimulation.

  1. Flirt Pole - my go to and my shiba's favorite toy, don't know where I would be without it.

  2. Kong Wobbler - great way to help them if they are fat too.

  3. Hide a treat puzzle toys - so many different types of puzzle toys to choose from!

  4. Cat toy with ball thingy - my girl loves cat toys

  5. Kong - which is pretty much universal to all dogs.
u/StrawberryBlondeHaze · 3 pointsr/dogs

I looove this pet bed for your exact struggle.

My rescue boy STILL randomly marks our house (it’s been four years since adopting him).

That bed is so easy to wash and durable. I vacuum mine or hose it if it’s truly dirty (it’s meant to be hosed off).

I don’t think you will be retraining that poor abused boy at this point, I commend you on doing your best.

You might modify a sherpa pillow cover to snugly fit over the top. Maybe a fitted covering would be less appealing to bunch up and pee on.

Regardless, it may be easier to surrender to daily blanket washes and use that as his bed. I was so fed up with how most pet beds are not washer-friendly. The Coolaroo is great for allergies since I can clean it easily and wash blankies. Best of luck.

u/ETL4nubs · 1 pointr/kittens

Thank you for this thorough reply!

"Are you able to sleep in the room she currently is comfortable in? Maybe put a sleeping mat or cot in there?"

Yep I can actually. Currently there is a futon bed on the floor that I lay on when I'm in there with her. I could sleep on that one night or take a long nap on the weekend. I do agree with getting her used to me, it makes sense because she will be more trustworthy in the other rooms.

Great point with the food too as I was a bit iffy on that. Currently I put the food in her bowl and swirl it around so she hears it and her bowl isn't always filled.

It's been exciting. Those 2am spazz wake up calls when playing with this are reallllllll.

u/rachelrad · 1 pointr/Wishlist

Yes, /u/drusual is a super swell guy!

Yes, isn't it awesome?! It is made very well and is super sturdy!

I bet your kitty loves it!

Ahhh, thank youuu!

u/JTK89 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My goodness we could be twinsies. We seem to have the same taste in cat trees for one thing. I don't know about you, but I picked that specific tree because my little guy likes to explore high spaces, and loves hiding in boxes. So between the height and the enclosures, it seems perfect.

As for an item off my list I'd like, this weight watchers cook book would be perfect. The used one, of course.

u/million_dollar_heist · 1 pointr/cats

Try getting one like this one, this one or this one

Using catnip or catnip oil will make it more attractive to her. I can't guarantee that she'll never scratch the furniture, but most cats prefer things like this that have a better texture for scratching.

Owning two cats is really in many ways easier than owning one. They become lower maintenance. Of course you have to spend slightly more time feeding, cleaning the litterbox, grooming etc, but the cats are happeir, better behaved, and much more pleasant to spend time with, which in my opinion is worth the small amount of extra effort.

u/theRacistEuphemism · 3 pointsr/Pets

I second a more elaborate tower or tree!

I replied to a post similar to this so I'm just gonna yank that answer because these products might be handy for you to consider too, especially if you don't have the time, space, or funds to get a second cat (it's also not a guarantee they'll get along):

What about toys you can hang off door knobs or the tops of doors that mimic you on the other end?

Then there are some good play toys that can be enjoyed solo or with you. Our cats love these Sproket straws because they're woven and bouncy, so the weave can catch in their claws as they bat at it, which lets them toss it around in the air and chase after it on their own, which is like a step up from normal straws (which can also be a good time):

Tracks like these can be a lot of fun for cats even on their own:

If weight/diet isn't an issue and he is food motivated, you can get a treat ball:

We got the purple Kong one with one hole from Petsmart for $6. I "reinforced" mine with tape so it takes longer and more rolling to get the kibble out, but a palm full (0.5 oz) of kibble keeps my younger cat busy for half an hour, and then she stops and goes back to it occasionally throughout the night for short bursts. Definitely keeps her busy.

Our cats really like hanging out and chasing toys in and out of this too:

u/transdermalcelebrity · 1 pointr/Pets

I couldn't tell you about heating lamps, but I have this pet heating pad for my elderly (18.5 yr old) kitty and she loves it. Spends about 95% of her day on it; she loved it immediately.

It's designed to only warm up when there's a kitty sitting on top of it. We love it.

u/Thorikon · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here is my story. I have 12 cats, and they are the most awesome valentines because they us even when we are sick. I'd love to get them this:

I wanted to share the below product from with you

Also, here's a cool pic of our #1 dude, Elvis!


u/futurexcity · 2 pointsr/catcare

My first cat has been a journey and a great learning experience.

My most important piece of advice is to be consistently patient. Young cats are wild af. Stay calm. Don't cuddle or put your hands on your cat too often. Practice this for YEARS. Seriously... Patience.

Giving the cat space, a scratch pad, and some time outside sniffing around in the grass, chasing birds, talking shit to squirrels... This and plenty of patience, time and being gentle with the cat—I used to pet her more like a dog but kitties are fragile!—has turned our Kitty into the sweetest little cat.

Kitties are magical. Treat your cat with respect, listen to what he has to say, and take your time!


u/manatee1010 · 1 pointr/dogs

I think it's okay if the bed is plush and warm. The main thing is that the dog goes cheerfully and stays there until they are released. If you do some googling, you'll find a lot of resource on this topic - how to teach it and the different ways you can use it to help manage problem behaviors.

I actually don't use a mat, I use a raised dog bed (the criteria of "stay on this thing" is a bit easier to teach on a raised bed).

For the lure vs. reward, "bribery vs. reward" probably would've been a better description for me to use. I unfortunately don't have time to type out a full response on the topic, but here's are a link that speak to what I'm referencing

Bribery vs Rewards

Setting up you're training so that you're consistently rewarding instead of bribing -- and practicing it in lots of places -- will get you much better training results, and will help break the "will only work if you show me food" habit.

u/flightgirl1 · 1 pointr/cats

My cat also likes scratching the carpet. We also have many scratching pads/posts but he likes the rug. We gave him a small rug of his own that he plays under and likes to scratch.

I want to get him this:

Most of these are also good scratchers:

Oh and thanks for not considering declawing the cat!! Sorry if this doesn't really answer your question.

u/baethan · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

I'll link you the ones I've had that I can find...

The go pet 72" tree has been our longest lasting one, looks to be $77. It has the stupid ramps, but overall is a pretty good design imo. My cats have not been interested in the lower "condo", but one does use the upper condo.

This is our most recently bought tree, the armarkat 74", which I don't recommend. It's not sturdy: the base is very small, and the two posts in the top half are right on top of each other.

I'll hunt around and see if I can find the model one of our cats peed on found it! It was also an armarkat. If you look at the picture, see that platform on the lower right, with short post and mini platform on it? Yeah that cracked in half pretty fast, it's only supported on one side. One of my cats also peed in the hammock, but she really loved sleeping in it until then.

u/anthrogeek · 4 pointsr/ragdolls

This toy? My little guy looooves it. Best toy ever. I got the ball that lights up for it (mostly so I can see it in the dark). I now gift them to all of my friends with new kittens because they are amazing.

My guy loves catnip mice and leaves them everywhere; like the bathtub, my bed ala godfather style under the covers, in purses and shoes mine and visitors.

u/selfobstructs · 4 pointsr/sphynx

An addendum (in thought) to /u/Spikekuji's post - a heated pet bed (here's an example of one on amazon; and here's an example of just a heated mat - you could put this anywhere) is awesome for when you aren't around during the day. I have two, and both of my sphynxes are big fans of them.
Also, what a cutey! Congrats on the big ball of love. :]

u/EntropicTempest · 6 pointsr/needadvice

Please don't declaw your cat. If you decide that you cannot have a cat unless it's declawed, then don't get a cat. Even if you plan to keep it indoors, you're pretty much cutting off part of their finger. I have two adult cats in a 750 square foot apartment. Just get a cat tower and a scratching post like this, and your cat won't scratch up your furniture as long as you train them what's OK to scratch and whats not. Don't. Declaw.

Cats are pretty low maintenance and inexpensive. I would recommend avoiding clay based litters, as those tend to kick up a lot of dust when pouring and when the cat is scratching around in it, and it's bad to breathe in for both you and the cat. Food can be pricey if you want to get what's best, but it's still pretty cheap when compared to a dog. I spend $30 on a big bag of blue diamond that lasts for about 6 weeks for two adult cats. I get a pellet based litter that also uses a pad for urine and it costs about another $20 every 6 weeks.

So other than the upfront costs of getting the cat its shots and buying those toys/scratch posts, cats are pretty cheap.

As for gender, it does not matter so much. Cats each have their own personality and it really just depends. Males sometimes have issues with spraying, but if you get them fixed early on it's almost always not a problem. I would do some research on different cat breeds, as they each have their own traits that tend to run through the breed that affect their personality.

u/aquanautic · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

My kitty loves this thing. I got her the "starchaser" one, which basically means that the ball lights up when it's moving.

She's suuuuuper playful for a 7 year old cat. She's got her claws and previously had a regular cardboard scratcher that she loved. This thing takes the cake, though. She plays with it at night when I'm sleeping (and leaves me be!) and I can play with her with it too, by cover it with things (tissue paper is a favorite) or spinning the ball. She tears up the cardboard and loves the ball. It's like kitty crack.

Luna with her toy after about 2 months of play.

u/thehostilehobo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So, I've always been a dog person. But about a year ago, my boyfriend convinced me that we should get a kitty. Although she destroys everything, I still love her!

Here is Taarna (Bonus points if you know where that name is from!)

I honestly still don't know much about kitties, but I think she would like this or this. If anyone knows something their cat loves, please share! :p

u/hmousley · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really really love the adorable puppy and favorite adventure day pictures!

This is my kitty, Akuma Prometheus Butters Caruso Zucati on the way back from the vet. I gave up on the carrier and just let him hang out on my shoulder (I wasn't driving!)

We are moving soon and Mr. Kitters would love a new scratcher

u/allworkbizness · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

We bought this monster castle from Amazon. It's $120 now but I think we paid $99 at the time. Well worth it at either price. 2 cats, and the both love it. Gets them high off the ground, out of dog range. Huge. You need a good 3x3 spot for it at least.

u/aimeenew · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
Oh wow. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful way to look at it. A celebration that you two had each other in your lives. Pets are the best things ever.

My cat Weasley would love this scratch board

u/clumsyotter · 2 pointsr/cats

I recommend this to make him more comfortable: Original KITTY COT "World's BEST Cat Perch"
I have two in my front window that I put blankets on for my princesses. They love sunning on them.

u/sluttylunalovegood · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

My cat loves this toy. He plays with it independently so he is much less needy when I get home from work. Cat towers also keep cats occupied because they love to climb. You can also keep him entertained with a feeding puzzle like this one. You seem to have a good play schedule, but maybe your cat just needs more mental stimulation! I understand you need to respect your roommates space, so hopefully adding some of these things into the cats life will help!

u/clario6372 · 2 pointsr/Pets

This is the one I have! My cats LOVE it. The bed itself is not that great, but my spoiled lil furballs love to be warm.

PS: I use amazon smile to donate to a charity, and so the link looks weird...but I couldn't figure out how to give you the regular link. I think it should go away when you open it. Either way, not an affiliate link. I promise! I am just failing at being tech savvy right now.

u/auditory · 1 pointr/cats

In my experience, cats kind of do what they want but you can do some things to curb their behavior. If he likes catnip, you can put catnip in the places you want him to go. Also, you might find it beneficial to get him some more places that are "his" like a cat tree and a laydown scratcher. My cat is partial to this one and will lie in it all the time.

The key to getting him to know that you don't really want to hang out is to humanely give him signals that cats understand to say "hey don't get in my space." Yelling, setting him down somewhere else or scolding won't work because cats down understand that. You can try things like blowing air in his direction if he's on your lap, or get a squirt bottle to mist water at him if he's somewhere you don't like. Make sure it's a mist, and not a directed nozzle squirt.

As an aside, you should probably talk to your GF about this.

Hope this helps, good luck.

u/optimavi · 2 pointsr/dogs

While not an overall solution, these beds are awesome for dogs who like to chew up beds. We have three dogs who arent crated anymore, but occasionally feel the need to eat their nice beds. Coolaroos are hard to chew, easy on the joints, and easy to clean/replace the mesh bit. I agree with the high-energy-ness of border collies statements in here but throwing in my two sense for the bed aspect at least

u/llamacolypse · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife which I got for my husband, we needed a better kitchen knife and this one was rated pretty well by america's test kitchen

Chooka rain boots I have thick calves and these rain boots are fantastic, they're a bit wide too so I can wear wooly socks with them.

My Asus laptop

This cat lounger my cats love, especially my chunky one

And my air purifier

u/hipatrothfuss · 1 pointr/catcare

Definitely ask the cat sitter to hang out for at least half an hour - even if they're just watching TV it's good for the babies ot have them there (but if you're paying them they should be happy to actually play with the cats). In terms of interactive toys, my cats LOVE this. Even my grumpiest cat goes wild for that guy.

u/Cassiemeow · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Reading this made me cry!! I am so sorry for your loss!!! :( :( hugs hugs hugs hugs!

I'd pick the first photo (so cute) & the trip to the groomer. Love the bows awe! ❤

These are the Pictures of my kitties.
We had to put down our family cat, Noiro last year on March 6th. It was very heartbreaking as we had him for almost 15yrs.

I lost my own first pet, Coco on April 10th 2010. Since he was the first I had of my own & first to pass away (I gotten him when I worked at the pet store and he was around 5yrs old and very aggressive but we bonded lol).

I still cry over them sometimes. =/

Kitties would love this because they love scratching ... a lot. I know they'll enjoy the cardboard feel too, it'd be different from their cat posts carpet. (:

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. This is so so so true...well for animals. I've never had a dog yet. I want to wait till I have my own place because it's way more difficult to move around in rentals that allows dogs and I refuse to ever give up a pet so it's easier to not get a dog till I can 100% know I can keep it for their whole life. (:

u/nut_conspiracy_nut · 1 pointr/Libertarian

> I haven't read the Entrepreneur Magazine article

You probably should have.

> hopefully you won't waste a bunch of money an idea someone else with better resources can make for cheaper.

No, the deal is this - the entrepreneur was selling his rugs for $40 a piece on Amazon while others were buying his rug and immediately re-selling it on ebay for $60.

> real entrepreneurship is not susceptible to arbitrage

No true Scotsman?

> some idiots cut some holes in old door rugs and had delusions of becoming the fulfilled prophecy of cat toys.

Yeah you should have read the article.

It is actually selling like hot cakes on Amazon. The price went up to $44 now.

"#1 Best Seller in Cat Bed Mats"

u/dontcryferguson · 7 pointsr/dogs

I second u/i_illustrate_stuff 's suggestion on the cot beds. The Kuranda dog beds are pretty much indestructible and I believe have a warranty on them. They are pricey, but you will indeed have it forevermore. Amazon has less expensive options such as this one that you might want to try first. I'm sure you can locate one that will fit inside her crate.

I would absolutely not recommend having her uncrated yet if she's still that unreliable. This should be worked up over time at a gradual pace (leaving for short periods, gradually increasing the duration). I'd try to always leave something fun for her to chew when left to keep her busy/hopefully less likely to focus on the bedding, but some will chew regardless.

in any case, we have this self-warming cot-style bed, and my greyhound (obviously the boniest of boney dogs) does really seem to enjoy it. He's not crated all the time, though he does have to wear his basket muzzle when left unsupervised as even at 10 years old, he still can find himself getting into trouble!

u/zize2k · 3 pointsr/aww

Ehm, I'm just thinking out loud here now, wouldn't it be amazing
if the programs that let you surf the world wide web would include
some feature to save links to pages you want to review later?
Like for this instance, the part is quite easy.
but is not an easy string of characters to remember,

Like if it were a book, you have a strip of paper you put between the pages so you know where to open, only for the internet.
hmm, maybe a list feature where you can save internet addresses for easy access, we could call it pagesaves, pagemarks or maybe bookmarks!
/s ;]

u/PenguinsGoMeow · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Share The Love

On my pets wish list there is this:

Turbo Scratcher

My cats love this thing and we haven't been able to find one anywhere else!

Thank you for the contest!

u/sleepykitten12 · 20 pointsr/brushybrushy

I got it off Amazon! It had the best reviews and seems super sturdy. Apparently each suction cup is rated to hold 15lbs! It’s called Original Kitty Cot “World’s BEST Cat Perch” .

u/xosir · 2 pointsr/cats

I like it. It's sturdy if you screw it together tight. The only thing I don't like is that it's not a real carpet material, but a fuzzy fabric. Gracie still loves it though. A lot of others on this thread have it and have said they made some modification and liked theirs too. Looks like the average lifespan is about 2 years, which is totally worth the price.

u/vonderporke · 1 pointr/cats

Grey Shark Bed for Small Cat Dog Cave Bed Removable Cushion,waterproof Bottom Most Lovely Pet House Gift for Pet

Hopefully the link above works. I bought it on Amazon for $12.55. My cats absolutely love it.

u/dare_dick · 6 pointsr/gifs

I bought 5 different scratching posts. 3 next to my couch and in front of places she used to scratch, 2 next to where she sits in the living room. She even likes to scratch one my suitcase in the bedroom, which I'm perfectly fine with it. I even brought it to the living room next to the couch.

She doesn't like any of that. Catnip doesn't have any effects on her either. I tried to pursue her with laser to shift her attention to other posts. She would scratch them for a bit then she walks away. :D

I love my cat and I'm not complaining in a bad way. I'm just trying to figure her out. That's all.

Edit: those are the posts I bought from Amazon

Edit: those are the posts I bought from Amazon:

u/Keryy · 1 pointr/cats

On amazon! Both my cats loves it! My other cat is 17lbs and the hammock is holding up great :)

Oster Sunny Seat Window Cat Bed

u/SweetLittleLatte · 2 pointsr/bengalcats

I got it off amazon:)
It’s overpriced for what it is but he really likes it ¯_(ツ)_/¯

SnugglyCat The Ripple Rug - Made in USA - Cat Activity Play Mat - Thermal Base -Fun Interactive Play - Training - Scratching - Bed Mat

u/ladyllana · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Here is my baby Cashew, and baby Loki. I don't have any puppy pics of our chocolate lab, because we got her when she was three from my mom. But here is some of her cuteness, because I can't just leave her out!

You won't need them for bad breath right away, but we give our girls these treats. They are supposed to be really good for them! I don't know if your pup will be outside much, but this is the cot my mom has for her dogs, and it seems to be really high quality. (:

u/eravyn · 2 pointsr/Pets

There are some automatic toys you could try, like Cat's Meow

That's their TV ad, but it's in a bunch of stores around me, too. Growing up, my cat's favorite toy was just a ball stuck in a plastic ring that he could bat around. It would spin around the ring, so he'd catch it and bat it the other way. It was kind of loud, so we just kept it away from the bedrooms. My cats now just love anything red and fluffy that they can toss around.

If you google interactive cat toys, there's a few things that could work, depending on whether or not you want something that takes batteries. Something he could climb on with different things to bat at might be good for your cat. And don't underestimate their love for boxes and paper bags (no handles!).

u/slkwont · 3 pointsr/aww

I've had many cats over the years. Before I knew better I would get them declawed, but haven't done that in well over 15 years. Once you know better, you do better.

We have three clawed kitties and we had trouble getting them to scratch at cat scratchers until we got this one. It even comes with catnip that you can sprinkle in and the cardboard insert is replaceable. Plus the cats love the toy.

u/PickanickBasket · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Double-sided sticky tape on the blinds where she can reach (temporary). Rub delicious foods or catnip on the scratching post, and scatter treats on and around them. You should have MULTIPLE posts out for them- tall ones, "loungers", wide ones. What kind of scratching posts do you have right now? We have a mixture of the cardboard ones and rope and one of these carpet ones and our cat prefers the rope and mostly ignores the cardboard, but other people swear by the other kinds, so I think some cats just have a preference. This cat house is my cat's FAVORITE thing to claw on, but she also likes her lounger which can be easily mounted to the wall instead of we wanted to switch things up.

u/betacatenin · 1 pointr/cats

You'll want this, trust me. It's good for him to play with and entertain himself when you're away. Both our cats love this and come running when they hear the noise of the ball rolling around the track.

u/MeishkaD · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am so very sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweetie, and a total Teddy Bear. It's amazing how some of the biggest dogs can be some of the sweetest. Here is an album of my beasties.

I know my kitties would love one of these. Thank you for the contest.

u/HeroinChic1 · 1 pointr/funny

Cool yeah, thanks. I edited my above post later and included the product link. Surely it's fine with these positive reviews.

u/dalesd · 2 pointsr/Pets

> Any more advice?

How about a window perch? Cats like to sit up above the ground, and she'll probably enjoy looking out the window.

I just installed this one. It was pretty easy.

They like it. I think they're planning Thanksgiving dinner.

u/hellosprocket · 1 pointr/cats

The image of filing a cat's nail is just adorable, for some reason :)

We've had a few scratchers over the years that the cats have really been into:

This cat tree was a big hit and has lots of scratching posts. Both cats also love this bed - they usually give it a good scratch and then settle in for a nap!

u/Jeanlee03 · 1 pointr/service_dogs

We do not allow fake-spotting in our community as it allows in trolls. I understand your predicament in trying to get advice however. Can you tell me more about why you don't think the dog being in the kitchen is legal?

>(We live in no pet housing) I’m really struggling with my new roommate. This roommate has a “service dog”. It’s a lab. It pulls her wheelchair and pushed buttons and picks stuff up and she calls it her service dog.

If her dog is task trained, and these are tasks, and she is disabled, it is a service dog. If it's a service dog it doesn't matter if it's no pet housing. Her and her dog have a legal right to be there. Doesn't matter if you have allergies, fears, or just don't like dogs. Your own shortcomings don't take away from her rights; just as they still wouldn't if roles were reversed.

Your only options will be: (1) find a compromise you both agree on; (2) one of you concedes and let's the other have their way; (3) you move out early (don't do unless she and your landlord agree to that); (4) or, you offer cash for her keys. It's a legal way to encourage her to move out.

Everything she is doing sounds perfectly legal, even if it might annoy and disgust you. If you try to have her kicked out or throw her out it would be considered an illegal eviction and you could owe $$$$$ to her for breaking the law. Unless she's breaking the lease, which isn't the case here, unless there's more to the story, there's no other options here. It sounds like you all aren't compatible roommates.

Edit: I hope I don't come across as I'm attacking you. That's not my intention as I truly want to help. I did want to add that she's almost certainly entirely within her rights to have the dog close to her in case of emergency. The dog needs to be able to do its job, as it's the entire purpose it's there in the house with her.

I'm not sure if the hair is a problem, but that's what I'm assuming for now. I've taught my dog he can only shake on queue to avoid releasing a ton of hair into the air. We make sure to do it outside or away from anything you don't want hair in/on. Maybe you could split the cost of a cheap dog bed or mat to keep the hair off the floor. I'm case you aren't aware, they make Elevated Dog Beds that works technically even keep the dog off of the floor. If that's still not enough, there's even these dog-onesies to help keep the hair on the dog. The last one night be hard to convince her of, being as it wouldn't be fun to have to make the dog to put it on the dog to just make dinner, nor would it be fair to make the dog wear it all the time. I hope these suggestions help. If not, let me know what you are looking for to make the situation better.

u/NYCmusician · 5 pointsr/torties

It’s called Kitty Cot and runs about $45. Holds both of my cats at once (20+ lbs) and they love it. All suction, but it’s sturdy.

Kitty Cot Original World's BEST Cat Perch (Large)

u/P-Delta · 1 pointr/bengalcats

For the cat wheel, check craigslist, letgo, offerup, etc. Buy it second hand and get it for under $100 (list price is $200). I introduced my Bengal at about 18-20 weeks.

My kitten also LOVES these dollar toys:
They have a little jingly piece in there. They are without a doubt his favorite. He's destroyed 3 of them so far, but thankfully they're so cheap I can afford to replace them at will. is a great scratcher/toy combo

u/slimsag · 13 pointsr/CatSlaps

The cat tree is this one: amazon link

I have one, and honestly they are not very good. The sitting areas at the top are super wobbly / don't really feel stable, even a lightweight cat will cause them to wobble. The wood is a low quality particle board like a thick cardboard. The carpet is a thin felt that provides almost no cushion.

I have two of these other ones and love them, though: link. I'd highly recommend those.

u/lazespud2 · 3 pointsr/depression

You're not a bad pet owner; as the former director of the world's largest cat-only adoption organization and sanctury, I hereby absolve you of your concerns about being a bad pet guardian.

If you need some alone time and he's driving you nuts temporarily, puting him in his own little playroom (your bathrooom) is totally appropriate; especially if you leave a few fun things in there for him to play with.

Toys like this:

and this:

are great options to keep him entertained.

As they get older, cats tend to spend the vast majority of their time sleeping; he'll get there. Enjoy him as much as you can; and when you need a break, let him have a few hours recess in his playroom.

It's all good...

u/atouchofyou · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So sorry you had to let her go. :( It's never easy, and my heart goes out to you. I will give Polly an extra cuddle for you. <3 I love that you are choosing to do something so selfless in her memory!

  1. Puppy all the way!
  2. This is my Polly-Wolly Big Bang Doodle Cat. She likes to climb on shoulders and perch there like a pirate, hence her name. I didn't post a picture of that, though, because I don't think the people in those photos would be okay with their picture on Reddit. I am also a fan of really stupid nicknames for animals. The more ridiculous it is, the more you clearly love your animal, right?
  3. My kitty would love an inclined scratching box. My furniture would also love it if she had one.

    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
u/Malted_Shark · 3 pointsr/cats

Off amazon! I actually received it as a wedding gift. XD To be fair, it was on the registry.

Specifically it was this one:

It doesn't heat up too much, and have never felt it to be a fire hazard(some can become that way tho) and she loves it.

u/dmcindc · 8 pointsr/AskVet

He was in the shelter in a cage or a small enclosure, yes? And now he is in a BIG NEW WORLD and it is most likely scary and stressful to him, and he feels no sense of his own space and territory. Try moving him to a bathroom for a week or two. Put in a litter box and a small bed and some toys (interactive ones if you can, like the ball track). Try a bed that is enclosed, like a cube bed or similar. Then when you bring food and water in to him, or when you use the bathroom, spend some time talking to him and petting him. It seems weird and all, but cats usually have to acclimate to new spaces, and starting out small is best. Even a small bedroom might be too big for some cats. You'll know when the cat is ready to leave the bathroom, as he will start to be curious when you open the door and try to see what else is out there and try to get out. When that happens, leave all his things in the bathroom and just leave the door open for him to explore as he feels he can. He will go out for a bit and explore, probably mostly when you are asleep, and eventually he will start making the outside rooms his new home and feel safe.

u/Nistune · 3 pointsr/StartledCats

I also have this cat tree and ours love it. But we do have small cats.

Our tripod cat absolutely loves the basket thingy, and it's her main sleeping place, however our other cat who is slightly bigger doesn't like it. They both enjoy perching on the middle level, and our bigger cat loves the very top perch.

I would say it's good if you have medium/small cats but if you have huge boys parts will be a squeeze.

Here it is for anyone looking for it.

u/banana_kat · 6 pointsr/Pets

If you get a second cat you've got to name it Tomato.


No advice on whether or not to get a second cat, but on entertaining your cat when they're home alone:

-Leave the TV on Animal Planet

-Get some treat balls or puzzles to hide in different places around the house every day

-Rotate which toys are out instead of having them all out at once. That way they stay new and exciting.

-Get your kitty some nice window perches so she can look out the window.

u/LollyHutzenklutz · 2 pointsr/StartledCats

If you’re still checking this post, here’s the link! It’s $65 (plus shipping if you don’t have Prime - thankfully I do), which is pretty good for the size and quality. My cats don’t use the hammock or tiny cubby holes, but otherwise really love it.

u/animaladvocate · 5 pointsr/Pets

2 months old? And you are wondering how to "tame" him?! I rescue cats, mostly kittens and there is only one way to "tame" a rambunctious kitten-PLAY WITH HIM! Wear him out. He is a little body with all of this energy that he needs to get out...he is doing what every kitten does if someone doesn't play with them...he knocks over plants, he tears stuff up, he is a terror. Find some toys that are interactive for when you are not there but play with him twice a day for 15-20 minutes or more. I recommend a laser pointer for playtime with him. That wears a kitten out more than anything.

Use a spray bottle, squirt him when he does something you don't want him to do-BE CONSISTENT and don't let him see it come from you. You want him to think...gee, everytime I step on this table, water comes from somewhere and I don't like it. If he knows it comes from you, when you aren't there he will do it.

Here are some toys I like to use for these little guys.
Only use this one under your supervision since he's so small...I have had a kitten get their head stuck and it took a vet to get her out after putting her under anesthetic and using a saw to cut her out.

Also, do you realize that he will be this way for a few more months? Don't play with him using your hands (he will think they are toys and might bite you) and get him a scratching post. He is at the point, if he is two months old, that he can be neutered as well.

Good luck

u/alienz67 · 2 pointsr/RandomKindness

I don't have anything on hand that will help, but I do have an elderly arthritic cat myself. Might I suggest you make an amazon wish list? I highly recommend adding this to it, our cat practically lives in it.

u/derpinWhileWorkin · 1 pointr/Pets

We have resolved to play with jack more. He's a machine though. He has a metric shit ton of energy. Right now we mostly use this thing to play with him because he absolutely loves it. We also have one of these but he is hit or miss on it. Do you have any suggestions for interesting fun toys?

u/princess_peach413 · 1 pointr/cats

In my experience, most apartments are more likely to let you have a cat than a dog, especially if its only one. You might just need to pay a little extra on the security deposit.

As far as keeping your cat entertained, my cat's love having a window perch like this that they can watch all the action outside! Beyond that, just remember to actively play with your kitty for atleast 20 minutes every day. It can be a pain when you're loaded up with school work and university social life, but you will have a much happier kitty if he/she is getting the right amount of exercise!

u/flhacnt311 · 1 pointr/bengalcats

Out Bengal has also taken a while to warm up. He was like you described for a good few months. He’s getting better and let’s me pick him up for a little while now and likes to snuggle us when we are sleeping and he knows it safe. I also reached out to this community in the beginning and got a lot of good advice. This breed just takes longer to warm up than most. They’re hyper vigilant. Lots of treats has helped ours to trust us more.

And a random thought on something we bought him that he LOVES. The ripple rug. He can play in it but it also has all these holes so he can hide in it and feel safe. Or when he’s tired he sleeps on it. He’s obsessed with it.

u/bloodypython · 5 pointsr/Pets

I worked at a kennel for a number of years and have had stuffing lovin pups in the past. The best thing to do and still have then be comfortable would be a hammock style bed. Heres how to make one:

Heres the style to order:

Hope this helps!

u/WeFosterKittens · 3 pointsr/TheCatTrapIsWorking

Good catch!

Just wanna add: it's a great trap AND a great toy! We've fostered hundreds of kittens through the years and that toy Bergen Turbo Track with Scratcher has consistently been the most popular toy in the house and it cannot be broken. It's solid and well made and the kittens go crazy for it. Only about $10-12 and you can buy replacement scratcher pads too. Pro tip: buy an extra couple of twinkly ballsat the same time. They light up and twinkle when in motion so pop one into the track and now it went from a good toy to a great toy. They're cheap (<$3) but are only sold as "add on" items.

u/Busterthebob · 2 pointsr/cats

All 6 of my cats love these :

u/DivisionBell_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For your viewing pleasure, [a T-rex with Nifty Nabbers roaring victoriously in front of an erupting volcano, a la MS Paint] (

T-rexy would love a [scratching post] ( for rex-cat!

u/djs758 · 7 pointsr/cats

Checked for more pics and saw your post about him scratching. Cats usually scratch for a few reasons--relieve stress/energy, sharpen claws, or to mark territory. These PetFusion brand cardboard scratchers are kind of expensive, but my cat uses his at least 3-4 times per day. The only time he's tried to scratch the sofa is when I waited way too long to replace his favorite scratcher. Anyway, these are well-reviewed for a reason imo. Cats just really like them. A lot of the reviewers agree that they are furniture savers:

I cut them in half and screw them back together to double their lifespan.

Also, this is a good toy for cats to relieve stress, especially if they like to grab and bite and kick occasionally. This is one of my cat's faves:

u/glass_tangerine · 1 pointr/cats

Omg she's beautiful. Never seen a kitty quite like that.

If you care about your furniture get scratching posts or cardboard cat scratchers.

That's a cheap one from amazon.

If she scratches something show her the scratcher and scratch it yourself a few times.

Also cats hate the feel of tin foil so tape it anywhere she starts scratching to break the habit.

A lot of cats respond well to high perches. It let's them feel safe because they see everything going on. If you sense agression or mistrust, make more perches.

u/BabblingBunny · 2 pointsr/aww

Since the kitten is most likely there because of the heat it generates, I recommend buying a heated cat bed. I just bought one for my short hair cat who is notorious for completely ignoring any cat bed I've bought her in the past. With this bed, it was instant love for her. I'm pretty sure she isn't going to set foot in my bed again. I have another cat who's a long hair who gets in it for a while, seems to get over heated, gets out and lays next to it for a while before getting back in again. They really love it.

u/PieceOfKaek · 2 pointsr/Pets

Tunnels and cat beds that are covered are nice because they can snuggle up in them. Also, instead of a heated blanket, maybe look into heated cat beds? The ones I have are cool because the heating pad only turns on when it senses pressure from the cat. My cats each have one and they love them :). This is the one I bought and it’s really soft, too :)

u/Sylvene · 3 pointsr/Pets

Try a tower with sisal rope instead of carpet. I generally don't recommend carpet as that often makes them think clawing the carpet is okay - same material.

As for furniture, get double-sided sticky tape and put it on the furniture. Works a treat on fabric furniture.

Keep his claws clipped regularly and if he likes flat upright surfaces like walls, get one of those flat planks that are covered in sisal. :)

u/pixis-4950 · 1 pointr/doublespeakgutter

mistanddry wrote:

cat nip your cat areas, and give the cat a place that you respect as hers and not yours (for me this meant blocking up under my bed with a small cat-sized entrance for the cat to hide in, so she can go somewhere she knows I won't annoy her at.) The cat nip will help steer her towards the areas you want her in, and giving her her own space will curb her resentment towards you and your things ;)

Also put a scratching post or plank or whatever in every major room your cat hangs out in. I use the cheap cardboard ones and my cat loves them.

u/socialpronk · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Little off topic, if your cat is throwing up regularly and not due to any specific medical issue it's often just from eating too fast. I scatter kibble across the floor, or put it in a food dispenser, to slow them down. The Petsafe Fishbowl, a cut open tennis ball, Busy Buddy Twist and Treat, or similar food toy. Or there are neat towers like this one that my cats love.

u/TheUnorthodox · 1 pointr/cats

Whatever you do, don't declaw him. Soft nail caps do work and are not expensive. You can also try kinds of double-sided tape on favorite scratching areas to dissuade scratching (
Cats do need to scratch something though. Make sure you are providing the cat with a place that he/she can scratch appropriately (scratching post, cat tree, etc.) and clip his/her claws regularly. Sometimes, just spending some time playing with the cat on top of or near a scratching post will be enough to encourage him/her to use it.

u/do_you_realise · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Thanks for the reply. For horizontal scratchers we've been trying to get her to use doormats that we've already got throughout the house. She seemed happy to scratch them, and we've already got them, so I figured let's try to convince her to use those rather than buy another piece of cat furniture which she might never look at (like the scratching post)

The issue just seems to be the differentiation; she just wants to scratch wherever she's currently standing, regardless of whether it's a "good" or "bad" place to scratch.

By cardboard ones do you mean something like this?

u/RockChicken · 1 pointr/cats

You know, I'm not sure; I personally haven't tried it on leather. I would probably stay away from anything like packaging tape and try something gentler. There is special furniture tape that is packaging tape-sized but less harsh, though it is more expensive than other tape. It would probably be a good idea to google a good method to clean sticky residue off leather just in case.

Edit: Link

u/Lcatg · 2 pointsr/CatsInSinks

This brokered the peace in my house (I ended up getting two). They have a larger one that I have too that the rival cats now occasionally share. It was hard to watch the one cat purposely steal the older cats fav spot. Now they have one. Good luck!

u/hloa12 · 2 pointsr/MildlyStartledCats

Go Pet Club 62" Cat Tree Condo Furniture Beige Color

It's really great but the little house and basket are too small for Oliver (13 lbs). He fits on the top and the middle platform and loves it. My kitten uses the rest.

u/Utahman8 · 2 pointsr/cats

If you have the space, I recommend a cat tower with the sisal scratching posts. It'll function as a climbing playhouse for the kitten as well as a place to sleep. My cat also loves to sleep on these

For when the kitten is a little older, I think indoor cats should have collars too. The bell helps locate where the cat is and if the cat gets out of the house (knock on wood), people are more inclined to report cats with a collar because they'll know it's not a stray.

u/AlexTakeTwo · 3 pointsr/cats

A bored kitty is a destructive kitty! Figuring out her preferred type of toys (tracks, balls, crinkle, wands, etc) can take a little time, but giving her lots of toys and scratching targets can make a big difference keeping her from destroying your things instead.

Teach her what "no" means, just a stern voice and then redirecting to something good (such as, when she scratches the couch, say no, then put her on the scratching post and praise her there) makes life a lot easier later. "Get down" can be helpful, too, but some cats ignore that one even when they know what it means (looking at you, my fluffy girl!)

Hands are not toys. If she tries to bite or claw your hands, say no, remove them from reach, and replace with a toy. If she, like one of mine, thinks this means hands are an EXTENSION of toys, then you have to say no, remove hands, and walk away or otherwise remove attention. Then give kitty a toy from a distance.

Here are some of my favorite toy options, none are too expensive and they cover some variety so you can learn what kind she likes:

  • toy pack
  • jingle balls
  • and most especially CatIt track (or basically any other CatIt product.)

    Also a slightly more expensive one, but the Ripple Rug is hugely popular with all my kitties, they like to burrow in and attack stuff, I can hide toys in there, they pop out the holes and attack each other or wand toys.
u/akspalmer · 12 pointsr/WhatsWrongWithYourCat

Oster Sunny Seat Window-Mounted...

She loves it! It’s her favorite spot in the apartment.

u/Roehok · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I feel loved when my girlfriend tells other people about me or publicly posts things about/towards me, like tagging me in cute pictures on tumblr.


Add-on item.

Prime regular item.

u/FunkyRutabaga · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about a Kitty Cot? Couldn't find them on the Australian site, though...

I think every cat should have a tunnel, because they're so cute when they take a running leap straight through them!

The kitties at my local shelter love this sort of thing, but UGH money. This one isn't as fancy, but it's cheaper!

Since you said rent friendly, I'm assuming these are a bit out of price range, but Funky Cat has some of the cutest scratching posts I've seen.

u/Killerzeit · 7 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

It's this one!

He loves it and it's funny. He likes the teeth.

u/val319 · 1 pointr/Eyebleach

Actually many posts aren't even wood. I've had 15-25 lb cats end up with Eiffel towers because the posts are cardboard and plastic. I called to buy a replacement and was told it was $20. I ended up getting round wood posts (cutting and drilling holes) and untreated sisal rope and wrapped it. I like the velvet fabric. I hate sherpa. I upgraded to 2 nicer ones at Christmas. She loves the one and doesn't care much for the second one. There are reasonable ones on Amazon. This one was nice but you can't remove the ladder (it won't be stable). Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree the top post is plastic and cardboard and will have to be replaced if you have a big cat later. The basket was good to hold toys.

u/DevilishlyDetermined · 2 pointsr/bengalcats

Amazon has tons and tons of great cat trees.

I purchased this one: Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree

Pretty reliable and relatively easy to construct. My 10/11month old bengals both go nuts on it daily.

u/WorldsSaddestCat · 3 pointsr/cats

Congrats on the new kitty!

Stuff I can think of:

  1. Interact with your cat a lot to get it socialized.

  2. Get a nice comfy bed, some toys, and a litter box. The. rule of thumb with litter boxes is to have one more box than cat. So, one cat and two boxes.

  3. Clean the litter boxes at least once a day.

  4. Find a good vet and emergency vet in your area.

  5. Get a scratching post if you value your furniture. I had one of [these](TRIXIE Pet Products Baza Cat Tree and my cat loved it.

  6. Don't cheap out on food. Nutrition is important.

  7. Consider pet insurance.

    I'm sure there's more stuff but that's all I can think of right now.
u/moonrocks415 · 20 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

I have a cat that is a larger breed had the same problem with free feeding from a bowl. She was getting a few pounds overweight, losing energy to play or do anything and vomiting all over the carpet on a near daily basis after speed-eating (gross!)

I bought one of these bad boys about a year ago and ever since my cat eats slower and has drastically cut back 95% of the vomiting. Not only that, she has dropped a few pounds and is wayyyy more active around the house. Plus I think they enjoy playing with it lol. You might here little clinks throughout the day as the kibbles hit the next level, but overall a great stress-reducing investment for me.

u/theyear1200 · 6 pointsr/Pets

Your best bet is to feed him his meals in some sort of food puzzle.

I alternate my scarfing stray between these:

Food Tree

Fun Board

Treat Ball

And then sometimes I feed him pellet by pellet by literally just throwing his food down the hall for him to chase. He loves this, it gets him some exercise, and it forces him to eat much more slowly.

u/MCubb · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here's a Removable, door-mounted climber!

And a Suction cup, window-mounted ledge. I've seen loads of pictures of cats who just love that one!

Thanks for the contest!

u/ann_nonymous · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[This as seen on TV item] ( because it makes me look like a crazy cat lady. But my cat loves to sit in the window. Surprises are fun!

u/marmosetohmarmoset · 1 pointr/Pets

I really don't know about the door problem, but if you think a cat tree would help then I recommend getting something like this:

It gives your cat something to climb up and lie on but doesn't take up any floor space and isn't heavy. You could get a few of them for different heights.

u/missmurrr · 0 pointsr/Pets
  1. not sure what to suggest, but maybe try picking her up and bringing her to bed for cuddles? i'm pretty lucky, and my cat just sleeps with me until i get up or does his own thing.

  2. sprinkle some catnip on her scratching posts! a water bottle to break her habit of scratching the couch. you can also get anti-kitty scratching furniture tape,
u/Kk183461 · 3 pointsr/curledfeetsies

I have this one

For cats who may like it more open and has more room for big cats. Mine loves it. I just had to clean the window and cups with alcohol.

u/smoking-soup · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

Go Pet Club Cat Tree, 50W x 26L x 72H, Beige

I literally just bought this and put it up a few days ago. 100% worth the money and I love it. My two cats sleep at the top and my 7 month lab/shepherd lost interest in them!

u/QDKeck · 7 pointsr/cats

Try this Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree

Makes the kitty work for the food, drops small amounts at a time, making feeding time longer - might help. Good luck!

u/strangewoops · 1 pointr/blackcats

Yes of course! I got the window perch bed on amazon (here's a link!) and then put a soft cat bed-type pad on top. He spends hours in it every day. :)

u/JasterMereel42 · 17 pointsr/cats

If you want something else that your cat will love, get a heated cat mat. There are now 4 of those in my house for my 3 cats and they're pretty much on them 80% of the day.

u/MrsSmartyPants · 3 pointsr/ShitMomGroupsSay

I’ve been watching a lot of “my cat from hell” on YouTube for tips - so? Anyway, I bought him these exact 3 things 🙂 he really REALLY likes the scratcher lounge so that’s why I bought the 2nd cheaper one to place on the other side of the room.

FEANDREA Cat Tree, Cat Tower,...

isYoung Cat Scratcher Lounge...

Catit Style Scratcher with Catnip...

u/Cogsknit · 2 pointsr/knitting

Aw ^-^

You may want to consider just knitting her some pillows or blankets, and then getting a regular pet bed. I know, I know they're expensive, but there are some cheaper options; For example, my golden doodle loves her although sometimes she prefers it with a blanket on top. Just something to consider!

u/Talon125 · 1 pointr/cats

Super cheap on amazon hey? $100 including shipping. The thing is massive.

Or if you like blue

u/svtblackie · 1 pointr/dogs

Not sure if you mean one of these

If that is it, I have that model and my dog loves it. Definitely recommend it

u/BeckyDaTechie · 1 pointr/cats

The Bergen Turbo Scratcher.

One of the cats here likes these itty bitty tennis balls meant for dogs I found at Walmart (3/$1). He's also very into glittery pom-poms he can carry around in his mouth like prey. I usually don't buy a lot in terms of cat toys, though. They tend to find their own stuff whether I want them to or not! My little boy cat likes plastic drinking straws and my pony tail elastics. My girl cat brings me the big twist ties from bundles of lettuce if I put them in the garbage so I can hold them while she bats at them. They'll always hop right into any cardboard box or plastic bin I bring home, that kind of thing.

u/laicnani · 2 pointsr/gardening

Only the best thing ever. It's helped save the corners of my sofa
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge. [Superior Cardboard an...

u/the_dropout_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are all super similar to cat trees I've made:

Window hammocks are also pretty swell. And you can buy grass patches online!! If you decided to do a cat tree (which will give you lots of options for height and hidey holes) make it yourself!! Store bought ones are generally crap. All you need is PVC pipe, nails, boards, and carpet scraps (which can often be gotten for supa cheap at carpet installation places)

u/XxChompahxX · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need a place for my pet Iguana to hang out!

I took a sip of something poison, but I'll hold on tight

thanks for the contest! :)

u/gooberfaced · 5 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Cats love heat- get him a pet safe heated pad to lie on. My cats hardly ever leave theirs.

u/welt_schmerz16 · 1 pointr/bipolar

Glad you took your meds. I find a consistent dosing schedule really does help so I try to do mine with an alarm. Back when I was on BC pills I was religious about taking those on time, I kept them on my bedside table, lol.

My kitty is such a dork, he can't really do walks because he wants to eat all of the grass. If I let him he will eat himself sick. He got shut outside when we were bringing in groceries one night and I ran out about an hour later in a panic just KNOWING he would be gone or my a-hole neighbors dog would have hurt him, but no, he's eating grass ten feet from the door and purring.

I bought him a little contraption on Amazon this 'window mounted cat bed' and it helps him accept that he doesn't always get to go outside. It does come unstuck and dump him out sometimes, so I wouldn't set it up on a high window.

He loves our bed too. He's figured out that he can pull the corner of the fitted sheet off and lay directly on the gel mattress cover when he's hot.

I try to only open the doors if I have pants on, because my yard has 0 privacy (yay fences are expensive) and he bolts right for the garden beds that are like twenty five feet from the door. My neighbors front door is parallel to my back porch and he smokes outside a lot so it's kind of awkward anyway.

However I have gone out at one in the morning to loudly but fairly politely ask my other neighbors to quiet down because it was one in the fracking morning and their music was vibrating my brain. They were nice and turned it off and moved inside, proooobabbly because they thought I was a little crazy with my bed head skull pj pants. Oh well. :D

u/tortiesrock · 2 pointsr/cats

I got a cat tree in Amazon a year ago it has aged well and my cats love it, I got this one from a different seller at my country:

u/bookworm326 · 1 pointr/cats

On the note of eating things. Definitely spray or get kitten proof wires or various charges. My Ganon was a kitten managed to chew through my phone charger. I replaced it and sprayed it with a bitter apple. Also be sure to play with them quite a bit to help tire them out. Also maybe look into scratching posts and something like this should help too.