In What Order Should I Get My Kittens Neutered?

Three kittens, two black and white and one cream and white

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have four boys, brothers from the same litter, that are now a year old. I need to get them neutered, but I’m wondering if there is a particular order they should be done in? Ideally, I’d like to take them all at once, but there’s no way — [...]

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Fighting With Everybody?

Annoyed gray cat, photo CC-BY-ND Julia Manzerova via Flickr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Help! I have five cats: a 19-year-old Maine Coon, a spayed 3-year-old Russian Blue, and her three almost 1-year-old kittens, two females and one male. Suddenly the spayed mother cat is becoming aggressive and violent to all the other cats. She fights them and has held down one of [...]

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 [...]

My Young Cat Is Bullying My Old Cat. Help!

Siouxsie in her bed, Bella and Thomas investigating a new drinking fountain

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I was wondering if you could throw some insight my way as you are such expurrrrts. Alex, who will be 2 in May, keeps annoying Puss, about 13ish, whenever Puss isn’t feeling well (he has liver, heart and thyroid problems as well as arthritis). I’ve noticed that the worse [...]

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Fighting With Everyone?

an angry Sphynx cat hisses.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have five cats, four females and one nuetered male. All have been introduced at different times over the past three years. All of them have gotten along just fine. Niko is my second oldest and female. Over the last month or so she has begun hissing any time [...]