Can Cats Get PTSD?

A terrified white cat looks at the object of her fear

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a beautiful cat who was a rescue kitten that I got at 8 weeks old, she was found by a mechanic at about 4 weeks old in a car engine hiding and covered in oil. She had been kicked and was almost dead, and she was at the vet on life […]

My Cat Pees Over the Edge of the Litter Box. Help!

A kitten playing in a litter box

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a domestic shorthair named Yuki who’s about five years old now. I’ve noticed that when she goes to the litter box, she doesn’t squat her butt all the way down when she pees, so she often misses the box. She aims for the edge and she just […]

Is My Cat Peeing On The Bed Because She’s P*ssed Off?

A cat hiding under blankets on a bed

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m desperate for some help. We have two 5-year-old cats and we adopted a new kitten, Maycie, in October. We slowly introduced the kitten and things were going fine. Around the end of November, one of the older cats, Rayah, began to “go after” Maycie pretty aggressively. Maycie began to urinate on chairs, couches, […]

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. […]