An Open Letter to Belladonna’s First Family

Bella and Thomas snuggling

Hi everyone. The cats have generously allowed me to take over this week’s column to write a letter of my own. To help BlogPaws celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, I want to talk to the people who adopted Belladonna before I did. First of all, thank you for adopting a cat from your local [...]

My Cat Was Fine, Then A Week Later He Was Dead. Why?

Dahlia meditating

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last week I was watching my parents’ house while they were out of town, and I noticed my cat, Charlie, was having trouble breathing. It was almost like he was gasping for air. The next day I realized he hadn’t been eating either so I took him straight to [...]

Why Is Our Cat Pooping On the Floor?

Siouxsie asleep on the couch

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our lively, fun and playful 16-year-old Maine Coon has started pooping on the floor! He has two homes, spends half the year as an indoor cat in Florida and spends the other half as an indoor/outdoor cat in Alaska. He started pooping on the floor this winter in Florida. [...]

My Cat’s Fleas Are Gone, But She’s Still Itchy. Help!

Cat scratching an itch, CC-BY-ND Janet 59 via Flickr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat has some fleas but is getting better. The ones that are left are biting her on the lower back. Now she bites out a little fur and the skin under fur is wet and pink and continues to itch it. I don’t know what to do or [...]

I Think My Cat Is Going Blind. What Should I Do?

Longhaired dilute calico cat, CC-BY Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue via Flickr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A while ago it was brought to my attention that my cat Lily, a dilute calico, may be having difficulty seeing. After a while I decided to up the amount of taurine in her diet and that seemed to improve her mood at least — she’s always been a [...]