How Can I Help a Sick and Severely Depressed Cat?

A sepia-toned photo of a sad-looking cat in a cage.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: In December, Marvin was pulled from the municipal shelter in New York City. I met him in early February when I joined the “kitty care team” to care for a group of adoptables at a PetSmart store. When I was helping to care for him, he was super-friendly and needy […]

Make Sure You Have a Plan for Cat Care In Case You Get Sick

A woman hugging her cat

Hi everybody, Thomas here. Today we’re going to write about a very important topic, and one that a lot of humans don’t think about: planning for your cats in the event that you get sick. The reason we’re discussing this is because Mama’s in the hospital. (Don’t worry, she’s going to be OK! She’s been […]

My Cat Has Worms. How Can I Get Rid of Them?

A gray tabby cat scratches an itch behind his ear.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our cat recently started leaving these yellow seed looking segments all over the bed. I am very nervous and scared all the time about getting sick so naturally this concerned me. What do I do? Will I get  or do I now have these worms too? If I touch […]

Can Cats Hurt Themselves While Playing?

A white and orange cat playing with a toy

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I was lifting my baby Toby (a year old now) up and his head accidentally hit the lower edge of the table. I heard the sound. I FELT SO HORRIBLE I WANTED TO HURT MYSELF. He was shocked and immediately began to viciously bite my arm. I took him to the room […]

Farewell, Sweet Siouxsie. What An Amazing Trip It’s Been.

JaneA holds Siouxsie a few minutes before her euthanasia.

I don’t even know what to say right now. My grief is so big and raw I don’t even think I can fully comprehend the scope of it. My beloved friend, furry familiar and Top Cat and Queen Of All Western Cats, Siouxsie Mew, earned her wings today with the help of a very compassionate […]