Why Is Our Cat Pooping On the Floor?

Siouxsie asleep on the couch

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our lively, fun and playful 16-year-old Maine Coon has started pooping on the floor! He has two homes, spends half the year as an indoor cat in Florida and spends the other half as an indoor/outdoor cat in Alaska. He started pooping on the floor this winter in Florida. [...]

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 [...]

My Cat Has a Hacking Cough. Is It Hairballs?

Thomas hiding in his cave. Photo by JaneA Kelley, licensed under a Creative Commons attribution/share-alike license.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am concerned about my cat. She hates being groomed. She has long hair and frequently licks herself and my other cat. I do not see any hair in her stool, but she does at times have a hacking type cough. My friend says this is due to hairballs. [...]

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 [...]

My cats are going lame and then dying. What’s happening?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I live in the bush in South Africa and we take in a lot of abandoned cats. This year, I have had a few cats suddenly going lame in a paw overnight or even becoming totally paralyzed, then dying within 24 hours with renal failure-like symtoms if we dont [...]