My Cat Has Pulmonic Stenosis. Will She Be OK?

Young tabby and white kitten with green eyes

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Three weeks ago I was adopted by a 9-week-old kitten who showed up on my deck crying for help. Tesla is the sweetest, kindest, most lovely little cat I’ve ever encountered. Of course, I took her to the vet the day after she arrived to have a check-up, plus […]

How Can I Get My CRF Cat to Eat?

Dahlia when she was very sick

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have an elderly boy, age 17, who is in stage II kidney failure, with a slightly elevated calcium reading and a slightly low thyroid one, and who simply refuses to eat. Prescription kidney diets, Merrick, Fancy Feast, Friskies, dry or canned, warmed or room temperature — none of […]

Is It Time for Me To Release My Cat From Suffering?

Dahlia sits in a meatloaf position, her eyes closed, finding comfort in a sun puddle

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last year, my cat Kravitz underwent treatment for hyperthyroidism and a bladder infection. He was cured of the hyperthyroidism, but was diagnosed with mild kidney failure. He was switched to a renal support food, and he was fine for a while. Last week, he stopped eating a lot and […]

Hi, everybody! I’m the new kitty in town!

Bella lounges on the top shelf of the cat tree.

Hi there. Siouxsie and Thomas said I could write this week’s post because, well, I think they wanted to take a nap. Anyway, my name is Belladonna Moonshadow Kelley, or Bella for short. I’m so excited to be here in my brand new forever home! I don’t think I’ve stopped purring since I got here! […]

Kissy Update: Three (Legs) is a Charm

side view of Kissy's knee and lower leg

As you may recall, when I adopted Kissy I mentioned that she’d had surgery to repair a luxated patella — her left rear “kneecap” was literally all the way around the side of her leg — and I knew she was going to need more specialized veterinary attention to deal with whatever was going on […]