Does a Pat and a Kiss Mean “I Love You?”

Mother and two calico kittens, CC-BY Abdillah Wicaksono

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A year ago, I rescued a 3-week-old kitten from a very busy store parking lot and we grew very close to each other. She ended up pregnant at 10 months old, though I did not know it until her stomach grew large. The morning she gave birth, I was […]

In What Order Should I Get My Kittens Neutered?

Three kittens, two black and white and one cream and white

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have four boys, brothers from the same litter, that are now a year old. I need to get them neutered, but I’m wondering if there is a particular order they should be done in? Ideally, I’d like to take them all at once, but there’s no way — […]

Why Is My Cat Howling All the Time?

kitten meowing at the door

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 1-year-old male kitten and I recently moved to a new home. In the past few days he has been meowing day and night — the only time he stops is when he’s sleeping. I don’t know what’s changed; we spent two weeks in this house almost a month […]

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 […]

Is It Really That Important to Get My Cat Neutered?

Thomas basking in a sun puddle.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our cat, Guy, is nearly a year old now. We found him when he was a kitten, 2-3 weeks old, in the lagoon area in southeast Nigeria. I had to feed him with a dropper and massage his belly; he was to young to do number one on his […]