How Do You Get Cat Hair Off Clothing?

Bella and Thomas nestled in a heated cat bed

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Why does cat hair stick to EVERYTHING? What have you found to be the best way to get cat hair off of clothes before laundry? Besides hiding the clothes or covering them up, that is. ~ Mary Siouxsie: While we think cat fur makes the perfect accessory for any […]

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 […]

Should I Put My Persian Puss On a Diet?

White Persian cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Mati is a 1-year-old Persian. Once in a while her nose turns bright red, but not for long. She weighs almost 8 pounds. Do you think I should put her on a diet? She wants to eat all the time and goes to her dish and then if we […]

OMG! It’s Hairball Awareness Day!

National Hairball Awareness Day 2012 badge

In honor of National Hairball Awareness Day (yes, there actually is such a thing), a slew of excellent information and downright silliness has been spreading across the cat blogosphere. It all started with a Hairball Celebrity Contest, for which I made a failtastic rendition of What Not To Wear‘s Stacy London from a Barbie doll […]

My Cat Has a Hacking Cough. Is It Hairballs?

Thomas hiding in his cave. Photo by JaneA Kelley, licensed under a Creative Commons attribution/share-alike license.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am concerned about my cat. She hates being groomed. She has long hair and frequently licks herself and my other cat. I do not see any hair in her stool, but she does at times have a hacking type cough. My friend says this is due to hairballs. […]