Short Shots: Quick Answers to Quick Cat Questions, part 1

Belladonna on her cat tree with the words "Short Shots" superimposed in the upper right corner

This week, we’re launching a new feature — Short Shots: Quick answers to quick cat questions. It all started when we asked the fans of our Facebook page to ask us some questions that we could answer in a sentence or two. Our little “ask us anything” went over so well, we decided to share […]

My Cat Has Worms. How Can I Get Rid of Them?

A gray tabby cat scratches an itch behind his ear.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our cat recently started leaving these yellow seed looking segments all over the bed. I am very nervous and scared all the time about getting sick so naturally this concerned me. What do I do? Will I get  or do I now have these worms too? If I touch […]

How Can I Get My Cat to Take His Medicine?

A kitten looks up from a bowl of food

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My kitten is around 8-1/2 weeks old and recently he has been acting very strange. I got him from a “not so kitten loving” bloke a week and a half ago, and he claimed the kitten has been dewormed and de-flea’d already but need a little encouragement in using the […]

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, […]