Can Cats Get PTSD?

A terrified white cat looks at the object of her fear

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a beautiful cat who was a rescue kitten that I got at 8 weeks old, she was found by a mechanic at about 4 weeks old in a car engine hiding and covered in oil. She had been kicked and was almost dead, and she was at the vet on life […]

Will My Cats Be Okay If They’re Separated?

Thomas and Bella snuggling. Photo CC-BY-SA-ND-NC JaneA Kelley

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My boyfriend and I of seven years decided to go our separate ways when our lease is up in a month. We have two cats, one is 4 years old and the other is 2. They snuggle and groom each other and play all the time. He is taking […]

How Can I Get My Cat to Trust My Brother?

Scared flame-point Siamese cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: It’s always been just my cat Leo and myself, but recently my brother has been coming and staying for long periods of time. When my brother is here, Leo hides all the time. He won’t go downstairs to use his box because my brother stays down there, so I had to put […]

How Do You Get An Aggressive Cat To the Vet?

Two vet techs restrain a cat for a nail trim.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Graylie, was traumatized during a hospital stay by his treatment and the staff.  He had a really high temperature, so they had him immobilized with an IV and he was sitting on a cold grill that had freezing air under it.  He screamed for the entire two […]

How Can I Keep My Kitten From Freaking Out When I’m Away?

A black kitten sitting on a window sill stares up at the camera

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a male Bombay kitten that I’m crazy over. I spoil him rotten. I get worried when I’m not home, as I am always with him. He is 7 weeks old now. How can I assure he doesn’t freak out when I go to my doctor appointments and […]