How Can I Get My Cat to Take His Medicine?

A kitten looks up from a bowl of food

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My kitten is around 8-1/2 weeks old and recently he has been acting very strange. I got him from a “not so kitten loving” bloke a week and a half ago, and he claimed the kitten has been dewormed and de-flea’d already but need a little encouragement in using the […]

What Can I Do About My Cat’s Nonstop Meowing?

Cat meowing at a window, CC-BY-SA David Sutterlütti

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My year-old cat has been meowing ever since we let her take an adventure into the garage. She constantly wants to be in there, and if she can’t get her way she’ll meow more and more until we give in. I’m not sure what to do. My dad is […]

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 […]