Why Is My Cat Crying All Night?

Howling gray and white cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My eight-year-old long-haired female cat cries at times during the night. It is really a nasty, loud call and it wakes us up. There is nothing wrong with her physically. What’s up? ~ Mimsie Siouxsie: When you say there’s nothing wrong with your cat, we assume that means you’ve [...]

Why Has My Cat Stopped Playing With Me?

Mother cat and kitten

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Greetings from Peru! I have a sweet and playful 2-year-old cat named Eva. Everything was fine with her until I got two new 10-week-old kittens. She’s acting like their mommy, playing with them and they get along really well, which is great, but I have some serious questions. First, [...]

What’s Up With This “Crazy Cat Lady” BS, Anyway?

Two woman with a bunch of kittens

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am having a major existential crisis! Help! Why is it considered okay by “society” to have like 16 dogs sniffing your butt, but if you have two (or, God forbid, more!) cats, you’re “crazy” — or worse? Whatta friggin’ double standard! “Crazy” and proud of it, ~ Katrina [...]

Since My Cat Was Spayed, She Hates Everyone. Help!

Growling, hissing cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a cat, Boo, who is about 2 years old. I found her in my backyard when she was just a kitten: she still had blue eyes and could barely walk. I think she was abandoned by her mother because she was very small and had a cold. [...]

Does My Cat Know I’m About to Have A Baby?

A woman reads her tablet with her two cats beside her. Photo CC-BY Jamie McCaffrey

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am expecting my first child and have been in the early stage of labor for about the last three days. I’ve noticed recently that my eldest kitty is increasingly clingy, meows much more frequently, and follows me around the house like a shadow. She absolutely insists on being [...]