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, […]

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Fighting With Everybody?

Annoyed gray cat, photo CC-BY-ND Julia Manzerova via Flickr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Help! I have five cats: a 19-year-old Maine Coon, a spayed 3-year-old Russian Blue, and her three almost 1-year-old kittens, two females and one male. Suddenly the spayed mother cat is becoming aggressive and violent to all the other cats. She fights them and has held down one of […]

How Can I Keep My Cat’s Paws Out Of His Water Dish?

Two cats drinking out of a plastic water dish

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I bought one of those water dishes that has a plastic bottle that you can fill up and it replaces the water in the bowl as the cats drink it. Great idea except I have one particular cat, a sable devil called Sid (Sid Vicious), who is a teenage […]

Will My Cat and Dog Ever Get Along?

Cat and dog best friends, CC-BY-SA Flickr user Yukari

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: In August, I inherited a 4-year-old female spayed cat. It’s been about six months now, and she is finally beginning to tolerate my 13-year-old dog — but he is absolutely terrified of her. The cat usually sits in doorways staring at the dog, and every time the dog passes […]

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Fighting With Everyone?

an angry Sphynx cat hisses.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have five cats, four females and one nuetered male. All have been introduced at different times over the past three years. All of them have gotten along just fine. Niko is my second oldest and female. Over the last month or so she has begun hissing any time […]