Helping elder parents keep their cats

Helping elder parents keep their cats

Dear Ms. Kitty, My mom is 80 and she lives alone with her two cats. I live out of state and worry that she can't care for them adequately, but I can only visit a few times a year. She doesn't want to give them up as they give her lots of company. Do you have any...

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Stop kitty stress with natural solutions

Stop kitty stress with natural solutions

Dear Miss Kitty, We got a new couch for Christmas. When we moved out the old one, our cat Rosco went into hiding. He still hasn't come out. What can we do to get our cat back? Hiding in Hotchkiss Dear Hotchkiss, Many situations can stress your feline friend. Anything...

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Resolve to play…with your cat!

Resolve to play…with your cat!

Dear Ms Kitty, My cat Avalon isn't a kitten anymore at 7 years old. She used to be very active but now she just sleeps a lot. Is there anything I can do to keep her from being a couch potato? Bored on Boulder Dear Bored, Many guardians complain that their cat just...

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A puppy for my dog & cat?

A puppy for my dog & cat?

Dear Ms Kitty, We are thinking of adopting a puppy for our two-year old Australian Sheppard, Aussie, who is still very active and needs a playmate. We also have Jack, our five-year old cat, who tolerates Aussie. They aren't best friends but get along most of the time....

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Does my senior cat need a friend?

Does my senior cat need a friend?

Dear Ms. Kitty I have a 10-½ year old cat who just sleeps most of the day. I think Lucy is bored and lonely. Should I get a kitten to keep her active? Dear Reader, This question demonstrates your desire to help Lucy to enjoy her senior years. However, adding a kitten...

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Biting cats: love nips or not?

Biting cats: love nips or not?

Dear Ms Kitty, My one-year-old cat, Thor, is biting me all the time. He can be super sweet and then, out of nowhere, he will bite when I'm walking by him or even just sitting on the sofa. Bitten in Burlington Dear Bitten, Cats bite for many different reasons. Some of...

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Love hurts: grief & your cat

Love hurts: grief & your cat

Dear Ms Kitty, My heart hurts from my girl passing away. Do you have people I can talk to about that? I wonder about getting another cat but also feel guilty. Dear Guilty, You are not alone. Along with the joys of sharing your life with cats comes the heartbreak when...

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Giving Cats Options to Solve Problems

Giving Cats Options to Solve Problems

Dear Ms. Kitty, My three cats are sporadically getting into fights. They get along fine for weeks and then out of nowhere a fight breaks out. I don't want to get rid of any of them and it doesn't seem like there is one cat that is the instigator. The cats have all...

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