My Cat Is Always Sneezing. Help!

LOLcat-sneezing

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat Mary is sneezing and sneezing. Sometimes she has a clear runny nose. The vet has treated her with three different types of antibiotics, and has even given her steroids and an allergy shot — and she’s still sneezing! She was tested for feline leukemia and FIV, and […]

Why Are My Cat’s Paws Sore and Swollen?

Rambo's inflamed paw

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: We got Rambo from the SPCA almost a year ago. He adjusted very quickly and incredibly well to his new home and is our only pet. A few days after we brought him home, his front left paw got red and sore. A scab-like black crust developed between his […]

Can My Cat Catch a Cold From Me?

LOLcat: cat sneezing into a tissue with caption *Achoo*

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am home recovering from sinusitis, with my lovely purry tabby kitty on my lap. I accidentally coughed on her and I got worried: can she pick up any illness from me? Also, this summer promises to be a very nasty season for allergies — can my kitty be affected by this? […]

Is It OK to Keep My Cat Outdoors?

cat in outdoor enclosure. image courtesy of PAWS

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Can I put my new adopted kitten (from a shelter) in an outdoor kennel? It will be very spacious and roomy, it will have a cathouse that will protect against extreme hot or cold temperatures, it will have food, water, toys, and the kitten will recieve lots of attention. I […]

My cat’s getting all scabby and phlegmy. Help!

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I had to move back into my parents’ house three months ago, and my cat has moved here with me. She has to live in basement. I am unable to sleep down there at the moment since I’m allergic and am in the process of undergoing treatment for these […]