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 […]

My Cat Had Surgery and Now She’s Not Eating. Help!

Photo CC-BY Dawn Beattie

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last week my 13-year-old cat, Maisy, had an operation to remove both thyroid glands. Since she got home a few days ago, she’s been drinking but not eating. I thought she may have contracted an infection because her breathing was troublesome, so I took her to the vet yesterday. He […]

A Good Diet Is Health Insurance for Your Cat

A long-haired cat sitting by a food dish

In order to celebrate #PetHealthAwareness Month, I want to talk about a very important topic: what you’re feeding your cat. There are lots of very strong opinions about food — if you ever post on a cat-related forum, you’ll discover that in approximately five seconds. I’m not here to be self-righteous and tell you that […]

How Can I Help My Chronically Constipated Cat?

long-haired calico cat, CC-BY-SA Chris Isherwood

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My long-haired cat has been constipated since I got her. I brush her daily and give her tonic lax a couple of times a week, but she rarely goes. When she does, she goes outside of the litter box. Sometimes she cries and drags her bottom. If she does […]

My Cat Won’t Eat and My Vet Says to Euthanize Her. Why?

Siouxsie Mew, Top Cat of the Paws and Effect Gang

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our 16-year-old cat, Pebbles, started to get “picky” about her food a month ago and started to lose weight. We took her to the vet, and after a blood test that showed no health concern, the vet asked for poop sample to have it tested. The cat was isolated […]