Why Does My Cat Go Crazy When My Son Is Around?

Calico cat winding her tail around a post.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My fiancé and I moved in together about 2 years ago. We have a young female cat who has not been spayed yet. Since the first day I brought my 13-year-old son our home to live, our crazy cat Lucky acts like she is in heat every second my […]

How Can I Stop My Cats From Mounting Each Other?

a pair of cats mating

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have two brother tomcats, both unfixed and around 10 months old. This week, I have caught the smaller cat, F, humping the larger cat, A, three times. F was even biting A’s neck. I also noticed F was stimulated. It always seems to happen when A is sleeping. […]

My Cat Is Freaking Out. Is She In Heat?

Oriental cat in heat. Image: Screen grab from a YouTube video -- click on the photo to go to the video.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My feamle kitten won’t stop meowing and moaning, she won’t play much and constantly cleans her genitala area. I heard that this could be something to do with her looking for male cats but I am worried. If this is the case, will her being spayed resolve the situation? […]

Why Are My Male Cats Mounting Each Other?

cats mating

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have two male cats. They are brothers but from different litters and this started when they were younger (well on my male cat’s part anyway). My male cat is always trying to “hump” my sister’s male cat. I thought it was because he wasn’t getting to go outside […]

I’m a New Cat Owner, and I Need Some Advice

Sinéad O'Kitty basking in the sun. Photo by JaneA Kelley

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a question about my 9-month-old cat Luna. I just adopted her from someone four days ago, and she’s my first cat. She seems okay to me, she sleeps with me sometimes and lets me rub her, I’ve seen her knead my blankets, she likes to play, and […]