How Can We Help Our Cat Love His Litterbox?

Gray tabby cat sitting on top of a box of cat litter

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a 5-year-old neutered male cat who has been having urinary tract infections for 2 years now. Prior to this, he always used his litterbox, but since the first infection, he’s been spraying all over the house. Of course all that comes out is urine. I’ve tried cleaning the areas [...]

How Can I Prevent Urinary Tract Obstructions?

X-ray of a struvite bladder stone in a cat. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a 4-year-old cat who had a bladder blockage a few days ago. I got to take him home from the vet today. What can I do to prvent this problem from happening again? ~ Britney Siouxsie: Wow, you’re lucky that you realized what was going on and got your [...]

How Do I Keep a Struvite Crystal Kitty Healthy?

Thirsty Cat handmade pet fountain

Hi, My Dear Catmentors! I know you that you and your person are the experts in cat knowledge so I come to you for advice. My friend Tiger, a 2-year-old living in Oakland, California, was just diagnosed with struvite crystals. We (his person and I) want to be sure he gets the right treatment. His person will be buying [...]

Is it OK to switch away from a vet-prescribed diet for FLUTD?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: When my cat was 10 months old, he was diagnosed with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). After an expensive operation he survived the whole ordeal, and since then I have been feeding him the veterinary prescribed preventive canned food. It has been just about 1 year now since [...]

Will my cat recover from his urinary blockage?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat has a urinary blockage and is at the vet right at the moment. We had to admit him a second time since he became blocked again within a day. He has struvite crystals. Both times we’ve taken him in, the catheter was not able to be passed [...]