A Good Diet Is Health Insurance for Your Cat

A long-haired cat sitting by a food dish

In order to celebrate #PetHealthAwareness Month, I want to talk about a very important topic: what you’re feeding your cat. There are lots of very strong opinions about food — if you ever post on a cat-related forum, you’ll discover that in approximately five seconds. I’m not here to be self-righteous and tell you that […]

How Can I Help My Chronically Constipated Cat?

long-haired calico cat, CC-BY-SA Chris Isherwood

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My long-haired cat has been constipated since I got her. I brush her daily and give her tonic lax a couple of times a week, but she rarely goes. When she does, she goes outside of the litter box. Sometimes she cries and drags her bottom. If she does […]

How Can I Keep My Cat From Bringing His Prey Indoors?

Orange tabby cat holding a mouse in his mouth

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Munch, loves hunting, and despite my best efforts to discourage him he continues to catch both mice and birds. I know now that hunting is instinctive to him, and I don’t expect him to ever stop completely. Instead, I was wondering if there’s any way to at […]

Why Is My Kitten Suddenly Acting Out?

Thomas, a tabby and white cat, basks in the afternoon sunlight

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 4-month-old kitten, Haru, is suddenly acting up. Two months ago, when I first got him, he was extremely loving and a little clingy. So, a month later, I got him another kitty, Aki, to play with. Haru and Aki became best friends — they played and ate and […]

Why Is My Cat Pulling Food Out of Her Dish?

Scottish Fold cat by his food dish

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Why is my cat picking up food with her paw and eating it outside her dish? ~ Kwantos Siouxsie: I know this is going to sound really weird, Kwantos, but there’s this thing called whisker stress. Thomas: You see, our whiskers are super-sensitive. They grow out of special hair […]