Why Has My Cat Stopped Playing With Me?

Mother cat and kitten

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Greetings from Peru! I have a sweet and playful 2-year-old cat named Eva. Everything was fine with her until I got two new 10-week-old kittens. She’s acting like their mommy, playing with them and they get along really well, which is great, but I have some serious questions. First, [...]

Does a Pat and a Kiss Mean “I Love You?”

Mother and two calico kittens, CC-BY Abdillah Wicaksono

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A year ago, I rescued a 3-week-old kitten from a very busy store parking lot and we grew very close to each other. She ended up pregnant at 10 months old, though I did not know it until her stomach grew large. The morning she gave birth, I was [...]

Why Does My Kitten Nibble My Neck?

Woman hugging Siamese kitten. Photo CC-BY Kathryn Decker

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I adopted a 3-month-old kitten a few weeks ago. She loves to crawl all over me and snuggle. She seems to like to snuggle up against my neck, which is fine, but she also nips and nibbles while she’s there. She is not in any distress. She is purring, [...]

In What Order Should I Get My Kittens Neutered?

Three kittens, two black and white and one cream and white

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have four boys, brothers from the same litter, that are now a year old. I need to get them neutered, but I’m wondering if there is a particular order they should be done in? Ideally, I’d like to take them all at once, but there’s no way — [...]

How Soon Is My Cat Going to Have Her Kittens?

A very pregnant black cat: the nipples are exposed and hair has shed away from the area immediately surrounding the nipple

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My little baby girl is pregnant. I am sure she is in the later stages of pregnancy but cannot be entirely sure, as I dont know when she caught pregnant. I am happy that she is pregnant and happy to have the kittens too. I just want to know [...]