My Cat Is Almost Blind. Is It Mercury Poisoning?

A cat in the shadow of a window blind

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hello, and thank you for your time. My sweet kitty has always “demanded” tuna. Well, he’s now getting older and I believe he is nearly blind, because he continually bumps into things. I think this was caused by the mercury in the tuna he loves so much. I feel guilty beyond words. […]

Are There Human Smells That Cats Hate?

Thomas sniffs some catnip

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: In researching before adopting a pair of furrever friends from the rescue/shelter, I’ve found that odor is a powerful feline ability, important in territory and behavior and in food appeal, etc. Catnip is used as an incentive in many cat toys, scratching posts, etc. But I haven’t read anything […]

Do My Cats and I Have a Fungal Infection?

Cat wearing mask

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My three cats which are the love of my life are coughing, wheezing, gaging on mucus, vomiting without any warning, and lethargic. Two of the three cats have scabbing which I am certain is not ringworm as I do not have it. Not only that, but I’m having the […]

My Cat Is Acting Weird After Her Flea Bath

Thomas curled up in a ball, sleeping

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last Saturday, I brought my cat in to a groomer for a lion cut. She’s had this done before twice and was fine. They also gave her a flea bath (although I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have fleas — she’s an indoor cat and I give her Advantage Multi […]

Does my cat have mercury poisoning?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A couple of months ago, my 9-year-old male cat became quite ill. His symptoms were primarily lethargy and decreased appetite. We took him to the vet where his blood work revealed an elevated neutrophil count, but his white blood cell count was otherwise normal. The vet prescribed antibiotic prophylactically. […]