How Do You Get An Aggressive Cat To the Vet?

Two vet techs restrain a cat for a nail trim.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Graylie, was traumatized during a hospital stay by his treatment and the staff.  He had a really high temperature, so they had him immobilized with an IV and he was sitting on a cold grill that had freezing air under it.  He screamed for the entire two […]

Why Is My Kitten Suddenly Acting Out?

Thomas, a tabby and white cat, basks in the afternoon sunlight

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 4-month-old kitten, Haru, is suddenly acting up. Two months ago, when I first got him, he was extremely loving and a little clingy. So, a month later, I got him another kitty, Aki, to play with. Haru and Aki became best friends — they played and ate and […]

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 […]