Will My Cat and Dog Ever Get Along?

Cat and dog best friends, CC-BY-SA Flickr user Yukari

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: In August, I inherited a 4-year-old female spayed cat. It’s been about six months now, and she is finally beginning to tolerate my 13-year-old dog — but he is absolutely terrified of her. The cat usually sits in doorways staring at the dog, and every time the dog passes […]

How Should I Introduce a Blind and Deaf Kitten?

Aerostotle, a blind kitten

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m thinking about adpting a sweet little blind and deaf kitten named Huey. The poor thing needs a home terribly, but I have two dogs and a cat already. What’s the best way to introduce the little guy to my family? ~ Sarah Siouxsie: Sarah, it’s wonderful that you […]

Blind Cat + New Puppy = Massive Stress. Help!

Long-haired seal point Siamese cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: We have a 1-1/2 year old Siamese cat, Nahla. When she was a year old, she went in to the vet to be fixed, and during that, she had a complication and went into cardiac arrest. After two weeks in ICU, they determined she would be okay except for […]

What Should Our Person Know Before She Starts Fostering Shelter Cats?

a pair of bonded cats shares a sun puddle on a window sill.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: ChaCha here with my big brother Tango. We adopted Mom about two years ago and live a rather spoiled life. Now Mom is thinking about fostering another feline! She says there are hundreds of babies that are not so lucky as us and we should share a room for […]

The New Dog Chases Me. Help!

Cat and dog snuggled together.

Dear Kitty Friends, I’m a Birman kitty who was rescued from going to the shelter by my Mom and Dad about 3 years ago. I got moved around a lot before Mom and Dad gave me a permanent home, so I’m naturally a little nervous and shy. Last year, Dad said we needed a dog. […]