My Cat’s Fleas Are Gone, But She’s Still Itchy. Help!

Cat scratching an itch, CC-BY-ND Janet 59 via Flickr

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat has some fleas but is getting better. The ones that are left are biting her on the lower back. Now she bites out a little fur and the skin under fur is wet and pink and continues to itch it. I don’t know what to do or [...]

Can I Catch Mites From My Cat?

Cat peeking around a corner, CC-BY Ilker Ender via Flickr Creative Commons

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Do cat mites get on humans, like on the scalp and body? If they do what can you do to kill them off? ~ Lana Siouxsie: Well, Lana, you’ll be relieved to know that although there are some cat skin infections such as ringworm (which is actually a fungus, [...]

I’m Unemployed and My Cat Has Fleas. Help!


Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am hoping that you can help me with a question. I’ve been unemployed and living back at home with my cat, Newt. I used to volunteer for a local pet rescue, where I fostered a couple of cats and wound up adopting my Newt boy. Do you know of any resources [...]

Why Does My Cat Keep Getting Worms?

Dipylidium tapeworm life cycle. Image courtesy of

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Gracie, has worms (again). She had them for a while, then they seemed to go away for several months. Now they have come back. She is an inside cat but does go out occasionally. When she does, she occasionally eats grass. I changed her cat food about two weeks ago and [...]

How Can I Stop My Flea Invasion?

An ear-tipped feral cat scratches an itch.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: One of my cats likes to drink from the bathtub. One day I noticed tiny red spots on the tub and the floor. I took her to the vet, who said that she most likely has a urinary tract infection. Now I’m giving her special food and amoxicillin for [...]