My Cat Has Too Many Claws. Help!

Cat's paw with claws extended

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My neutered female cat is a polydactal (Hemingway) cat. She is an indoor cat. Because of the nature of the structure of her additional toes, it is very difficult for me to trim the extra claws. I take her to the vet to have this done for me. I [...]

My Cat’s Still Hurting After Her Declaw. Help!

Mia is a front-declawed cat available for adoption through PAWS in Lynwood, Wash.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: We had our cat Samantha declawed about six weeks ago She’s a big cat, 20 pounds, and about 6 years old. She doesn’t want to jump off anything and mostly lays around in the bedroom and looks sad. When she does walk, she walks really slow like she’s tiptoeing around. [...]

How can I keep my cat from wrecking my furniture?

Thomas wakes up with a stretch and a scratch on his sisal-covered scratching post.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I want to find a way to stop my cat from tearing up all my furniture. I have tried almost everything, I think. I am about to have her front claws taken out. Please give me some suggestions. ~Holly Siouxsie: Before we start, we ask those of you who [...]

My declawed cat’s claws are growing back deformed. What can be done?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I adopted my 3-year-old cat, Pepper, last February from the SPCA. Pepper’s former owner had him declawed and now I’ve noticed that he’s got a couple of deformed claws regrowing on each of his front paws. There’s not any redness or swelling that I can see, but he really [...]

I need some advice on my three cats and their strange issues

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have three cats that are giving me gray hair. Darling kitty 1 is a tortie named Chloe that I adopted 8 years ago when she was a baby. She was spayed at 6 months.  She LOVES to go after paper and plastic items so our home is as [...]