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, […]

Is it OK to give my cat Zoloft?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I enjoy your person’s Catster tips very much. I have a 6-year-old female Abyssinian. She is spayed and lives indoors with two male cats. We moved from Kansas to Arizona in 2006. About three months later she began to groom herself excessively, especially on the tummy, where all the […]

My cat has lost all her teeth. What’s wrong with her?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat is 4 or 5 years old and has lost all her teeth, and I don’t know why. Should I have her put down? Is what she has contagious to my other cats? ~James Siouxsie: The first thing you need to do, James, is take your cat to […]

Paws and Effect supports the Shelter Pet Project

More than 3 million healthy and treatable pets are euthanized each year. Shelter animals are loving, loyal pets who find themselves there through no fault of their own. By dispelling myths and misconceptions, The Shelter Pet Project aims to make adoption the first choice when acquiring a new pet. The Shelter Pet Project, sponsored by […]

Can my tiny, sickly kitten have a good quality of life?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I would like to ask a question about our kitten, Belle. When Belle was six weeks old, something terrible happened to her and me: I was feeding mum and the 7 kittens and even though I was trying to be careful, I took a small step backwards onto Belle. […]