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 […]

Our Cat Is Really Fat. Please Help Us Help Her Lose Weight!

A very fat cat sits in a window sill

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our beloved cat, known as Kitty, is fat. I mean really fat — 19.3 pounds. How did we get here? Well, she was a shelter cat and was about 10 pounds when she came into life. Over the last 5 years she has grown in size. She has to have steroid injections for […]

Why Do Cats Bond to One Person?

A dark-haired man holds an orange tabby cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Almost a year ago, my mom got my sister a cat for Chirstmas and for some reason the cat kinda just bonded to me. She doesn’t go to anyone else in the house to be petted or even listen to them, but she will listen to me and come to me while I am […]

How Can I Get My Cat to Trust My Brother?

Scared flame-point Siamese cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: It’s always been just my cat Leo and myself, but recently my brother has been coming and staying for long periods of time. When my brother is here, Leo hides all the time. He won’t go downstairs to use his box because my brother stays down there, so I had to put […]