My Cat Won’t Eat and My Vet Says to Euthanize Her. Why?

Siouxsie Mew, Top Cat of the Paws and Effect Gang

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our 16-year-old cat, Pebbles, started to get “picky” about her food a month ago and started to lose weight. We took her to the vet, and after a blood test that showed no health concern, the vet asked for poop sample to have it tested. The cat was isolated [...]

Why Is My Cat Crying All Night?

Howling gray and white cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My eight-year-old long-haired female cat cries at times during the night. It is really a nasty, loud call and it wakes us up. There is nothing wrong with her physically. What’s up? ~ Mimsie Siouxsie: When you say there’s nothing wrong with your cat, we assume that means you’ve [...]

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. [...]