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 […]

My Cat Has Worms. How Can I Get Rid of Them?

A gray tabby cat scratches an itch behind his ear.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our cat recently started leaving these yellow seed looking segments all over the bed. I am very nervous and scared all the time about getting sick so naturally this concerned me. What do I do? Will I get  or do I now have these worms too? If I touch […]

Can Cats Hurt Themselves While Playing?

A white and orange cat playing with a toy

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I was lifting my baby Toby (a year old now) up and his head accidentally hit the lower edge of the table. I heard the sound. I FELT SO HORRIBLE I WANTED TO HURT MYSELF. He was shocked and immediately began to viciously bite my arm. I took him to the room […]

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 […]

How Do You Get An Aggressive Cat To the Vet?

Two vet techs restrain a cat for a nail trim.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Graylie, was traumatized during a hospital stay by his treatment and the staff.  He had a really high temperature, so they had him immobilized with an IV and he was sitting on a cold grill that had freezing air under it.  He screamed for the entire two […]