My Cat Died Right After He Got His Shots. Why?

A cat's face with a rainbow reflected on it

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I took my cat to the vet on Monday for simple shots — rabies and leukemia — and he had a couple of sores on his back and legs that I wanted to have checked. The problem is the vet gave him both vaccines at the same time, and […]

How Do I Find A New Veterinarian?

Veterinarian removing sutures from a cat's face.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have been unhappy with the vet clinic that B-kitty and Jilly have been going to for quite some time. When I started taking them there, it was a small, intimate clinic with good service. Now it is more about the money and we never see the same vet — no continuity […]

Oh Goody, It’s Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Thomas curled up in a basket with his toys

Please don’t think we’re betraying you, our feline fans, by sharing with all our readers that today, August 22, is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. We are cats, after all, and everykitty knows that going to the vet is just about our least favorite thing in the world. But deep inside, we […]

I Think My Vet Killed My Cat. What Do I Do?

"Hauskatze" by Flickr user Smial, distributed under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: A young calico was roaming the neighborhood and naturally found me. She seemed to have been an indoor/outdoor cat as she would walk in the house without hesitation. She would allow heself to be petted on her terms and it seemed to me that she that could be placed […]

Dahlia Tells All: Horror Upon Horror!

Dahlia after her spay, #2

I hope you’ll forgive me for bringing this week’s chapter to you late. It’s just so traumatic … I have all I can do not to break down in hairball-horking, wretched, tearful terror when I think about it. So I’m going to make this as short as I can. Thomas is here grooming me and […]