What’s the best diet for a cat with kidney disease?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat is 18 years old. I recently found out that she has kidney disease. She was in the hospital for 3 days a month ago. The vet gave me an antibiotic and a supplement; she finished the course of treatment and now she’s eating quite well.  I’m feeding […]

How to create an evacuation plan that includes your cats

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I recently had to evacuate my apartment temporarily, with my two cats, as a result of a fire in the building next door. It occurred to me later that even though I got the cats out OK and I have an idea of how you’re supposed to prepare for […]

Did my cat die because I left him?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat died a few days ago but I feel incredibly guilty. He was a family cat and we had him for 17 -1/2 years, but I was mostly the one who took care of him. I left the family home a year ago. I couldn’t take my cat […]

How can I get my cat to stop peeing outside the litter box?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have two male cats that grew up together since they were tiny. They are both neutered but one, Loki,  seems to be more stressed out than the other. We brought Loki to the vet because he was standing in the litter box while peeing and pees against a […]

Can my FIV-positive cat be saved?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am disabled and a Vietnam veteran and my cat, my best and only friend, has FIV and stomatitis. One vet says he can be helped and one vet says to put him to sleep. Can anyone help me keep my friend with me? ~J Siouxsie: First of all, […]