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, […]

How Can I Stop My Cats From Chewing Wires?

cat chewing on electric cord

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have two cats who like to chew on cords. They will be three years old in May. We use as many cord covers as possible but they chew on those too. I’ve read lots of ideas on this but wonder what your suggestion is. I thought they would outgrow this by […]

I Want to Be A Cat Behaviorist. Am I Nuts?

Woman and cat. Photo CC-BY by Flickr user RatRanch

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m trying to figure out what I want to do as a career and I was wondering, what kind of demand is there for cat behaviorists like our dear Jackson Galaxy? I’m passionate about all animals but I feel that I know more about kitties big and small more […]

How can I get my cat to tolerate trips to the vet?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have trouble taking my cat to the vet. She runs from me and then when I catch her to put her in the carrier, she gets all her claws out and lets me have it. Help! Is there an easier way to do this? Also, once she’s locked […]

My kitten’s biting and scratching is out of control. Help!

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 4-month-old kitten, Marcel, has been a real problem boy: biting, scratching, attacking, etc. I know this is kitten play, and they are trainable, but I’ve tried out all the advice I’ve read about and nothing is working. He doesn’t mind the spray bottle. Hissing at him sometimes works […]