Why Is My Cat Pacing and Peeing?

An orange and white cat on the floor, head shot, with eyes half open.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat is a 5-year-old unspayed female. She is small for her age, weighing about 4 pounds. She is very active, eats normally, drinks normally. She was peeing small amounts around the house and the vet diagnosed her with a urinary infection and she went on antibiotics. This is […]

How Can I Get My Cat to Like Her Carrier?

A tabby cat lies down in a plastic carrier. Photo taken through the wire carrier door.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I had to take my cat to the vet and as she hates the carrier, I had to trap her in the kitchen and grab her. Since then she will not come into the house even for food. She just runs when she sees me or my husband and hides, […]

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 […]