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 [...]

Does a Pat and a Kiss Mean “I Love You?”

Mother and two calico kittens, CC-BY Abdillah Wicaksono

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A year ago, I rescued a 3-week-old kitten from a very busy store parking lot and we grew very close to each other. She ended up pregnant at 10 months old, though I did not know it until her stomach grew large. The morning she gave birth, I was [...]

Why Does My Kitten Nibble My Neck?

Woman hugging Siamese kitten. Photo CC-BY Kathryn Decker

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I adopted a 3-month-old kitten a few weeks ago. She loves to crawl all over me and snuggle. She seems to like to snuggle up against my neck, which is fine, but she also nips and nibbles while she’s there. She is not in any distress. She is purring, [...]

Does My Cat Actually Like It When I Play My Guitar?

Orange cat sitting next to a guitar. Photo CC-BY-SA Randal Cooper

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I know cats communicate nonverbally so I’m just interested — I was playing my guitar and singing and I realized my cat was a few feet away. I thought I might be annoying her but I finished the song anyway and when I did I turned to her and [...]