Why Is My Siamese Kitten Always Sucking His Tail?

Lynx point Siamese kitten, CC-BY-SA by Valerius Geng

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My Siamese kitten keeps sucking his tail. He was only doing it when he would first wake up but I’ve now noticed him doing it a lot more — generally only in his bed or on my bed. Even if I stop him from doing it, he will just […]

My Cat’s Constant Licking is Driving Me Nuts!

Tortoiseshell cat grooming, (CC-BY-SA) by Rehman Abubakr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a 12-year-old male cat that has has an obsessive licking behavior that is constant. It has been going on for about 2 years now. When he can’t lick lick my skin, he licks my clothes. He does not play as much as he did as a kitten, so […]

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 […]

What can I do about my cat’s constant grooming?

Feline miliary dermatitis. Image from Wikimedia Commons

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Lily, is about 3 years old. When my daughter got her as a kitten she was flea-ridden. We had her bathed and cleaned up. But since then, she constantly cleans herself to the point where she has scabs and a couple of almost bare patches by her […]

My elderly cat has stopped using the litterbox. Help!

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I need serious help. My 15-year-old Siamese, Mandy, has decided to refuse to use her litterbox. I have had to resort to putting her in the bathroom and only letting her out when supervised. She is pulling her hair out in chunks and is bleeding. She is also hissing […]