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 […]

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 […]

What Breed Is My Little Shelter Kitten?

Snowshoe cat, CC-BY-SA Steve Voght

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hi, I have recently adopted a 3-month-old kitten from an animal shelter. Her name is Panna Cotta, and she’s my first cat. I’ve been told that she’s a Siamese and she certainly has the pointed colors and looks of a Siamese. But when I searched the internet for photos […]