How Can I Help My Chronically Constipated Cat?

long-haired calico cat, CC-BY-SA Chris Isherwood

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My long-haired cat has been constipated since I got her. I brush her daily and give her tonic lax a couple of times a week, but she rarely goes. When she does, she goes outside of the litter box. Sometimes she cries and drags her bottom. If she does […]

Why Is My Cat Pulling Food Out of Her Dish?

Scottish Fold cat by his food dish

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Why is my cat picking up food with her paw and eating it outside her dish? ~ Kwantos Siouxsie: I know this is going to sound really weird, Kwantos, but there’s this thing called whisker stress. Thomas: You see, our whiskers are super-sensitive. They grow out of special hair […]

I Think My Cat Is Going Blind. What Should I Do?

Longhaired dilute calico cat, CC-BY Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue via Flickr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A while ago it was brought to my attention that my cat Lily, a dilute calico, may be having difficulty seeing. After a while I decided to up the amount of taurine in her diet and that seemed to improve her mood at least — she’s always been a […]

Review: #PawNatural Goodness from Only Natural Pet

Bella snacks on some Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Air-Dried Chicken Cat Food

A few weeks ago, I told you about an exciting new line of natural pet products from Only Natural Pet and encouraged you to make a pledge to decrease your kitty’s carbon pawprint. Today I’m reviewing a few Only Natural Pet products that can get you started on your path to greening your feline friend’s […]

Take the #PawNatural Challenge: Go Green for Your Cat

Thomas sits on a cardboard cat step

Having been raised by hippies, I emerged from my childhood with a pretty high degree of environmental consciousness. My family was reusing and recycling long before it was cool. Whether it was using newspapers and cardboard to help start a fire in the woodstove, washing out glass jars and using them for bulk food purchases […]