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 […]

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, […]