Short Shots: Quick Answers to Quick Cat Questions, part 1

Belladonna on her cat tree with the words "Short Shots" superimposed in the upper right corner

This week, we’re launching a new feature — Short Shots: Quick answers to quick cat questions. It all started when we asked the fans of our Facebook page to ask us some questions that we could answer in a sentence or two. Our little “ask us anything” went over so well, we decided to share […]

How Can I Get the Mats Out of My Cat’s Fur?

Long-haired dilute tortie cat with a lion cut

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Recently we helped rescue an adult female Maine Coon mix who was living near our local river walk. She has been spotted there for about 1 month. She is now less nervous around us but still leery of much contact. She will allow me to gently brush her coat along her spine and […]

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 […]