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 Our Cat Pooping On the Floor?

Siouxsie asleep on the couch

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our lively, fun and playful 16-year-old Maine Coon has started pooping on the floor! He has two homes, spends half the year as an indoor cat in Florida and spends the other half as an indoor/outdoor cat in Alaska. He started pooping on the floor this winter in Florida. […]

My Cat Is Pooping Outside the Litter Box. Help!

Black cat sitting in a litter box, CC-BY Laura Bittner via Flickr Commons

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My formerly quiet household has a new problem: my 12-year-old Evie is no longer pooping in the litter box. She had formerly been pooping (and peeing) in a corner of the kitchen, but it was rare enough for us to say that she just didn’t make it to the […]

Why Is My Cat Peeing On My Bed?

Slouched orange and white cat on a bed, CC-BY-SA Suzi Duke via Flickr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat recovered from a urethral obstruction about a month ago. I’ve just discovered that he’s been peeing on my bed. It isn’t a lot of urine but it is enough to indicate a habit is forming. Is the obstruction linked to this peeing or is he trying to […]

How Can I Prevent My Cat From Spraying?

male orange tabby cat with his tail up, rear view

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am considering adopting a 2-1/2 year old male cat. The people who now have him have a dog, whom they’ve had for a longer time than the cat. After a year and a half of not liking each other, the cat started spraying. I just had to euthanize […]