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 […]

I’m Afraid My Cat Isn’t Safe With My Kids. Help!

A small boy holding a tortoiseshell cat

We need your help here! Please be kind and compassionate in your answers, and if you know anyone who works with kids in situations like this, please share this post with them and encourage them to comment. Thank you and purrrrrs! Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: We just adopted our first pet on Saturday, […]

Is My Cat Peeing On The Bed Because She’s P*ssed Off?

A cat hiding under blankets on a bed

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m desperate for some help. We have two 5-year-old cats and we adopted a new kitten, Maycie, in October. We slowly introduced the kitten and things were going fine. Around the end of November, one of the older cats, Rayah, began to “go after” Maycie pretty aggressively. Maycie began to urinate on chairs, couches, […]