I Can’t Get My Cat to Take His Worm Pill. Help!

Persian cat, (CC-BY-SA) by Mike Powell

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I cannot get my Persian kitty, Chumlee, to take his tapeworm tablet. I’ve tried mushing it up, splitting it, I don’t know what to do. Help please! ~ Christi Siouxsie: Oh, Christi, Mama says she feels your pain. And so do I. Mama once tried to give me a […]

How Can I Treat My Cat’s Ear Mites?

A cat with ear mites

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have been treating my cat’s ear mites for six days now. I used Vitamin E 400 IU on a cotton ball, wipe it out, and leave some to soothe the irritation. But now her ears are red and have crusty stuff on them, and she’s acting sad. What […]

Is my cat’s sudden lethargy a drug side effect?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My husband and I took our cat to the vet last week because she has tiny sores around her neck. We expected to find out that they were caused by allergies. Imagine my surprise when we were told they were caused by lack of hormones, and she was put […]

My cat was neutered and now he can’t walk well. What happened?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I had my autistic son’s kitten neutered and a few days later he couldn’t move his hind legs very well. I took him to the vet and they thought it was because he was ill and put him on antibiotics. He is almost done with the meds. Is it […]

How can I get my cat to stop peeing outside the litter box?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have two male cats that grew up together since they were tiny. They are both neutered but one, Loki,  seems to be more stressed out than the other. We brought Loki to the vet because he was standing in the litter box while peeing and pees against a […]