Do you really know how to pet a cat?

Do you really know how to pet a cat?

Dear Ms Kitty, I recently adopted a cat who I was told was affectionate. However, when I go to pick him up and snuggle him, he runs away from me and even sometimes scratches. How can I get him to love me more? Frustrated in Florence Dear Frustrated, Most of us were...

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Secrets for a Healthy Cat

Secrets for a Healthy Cat

Dear Ms. Kitty, A good friend recently had to rush her 6-year-old cat to the ER when she returned home and found him unresponsive. They did emergency surgery and after a week of intensive care the cat died. She didn't even know her cat was sick! Is there a way to...

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Helping Outside Cats with TNR

Helping Outside Cats with TNR

Dear Ms Kitty, A hungry kitty showed up on my porch last year. She had kittens, but we don't know where they went and weren't able to get her inside. Now she's back with more. Is there anything we can do to help these little ones this year? Sad on Shooks Run Dear Sad,...

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Is Your Cat a Bully?

Is Your Cat a Bully?

Dear Ms Kitty, Our cat Abby used to be love to hang out with us, playing and purring. Ever since we got two other kittens and a dog, Abby doesn't sleep with us anymore or stay with us in the office. In fact, she hides under the bed downstairs most of the time. Do you...

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Feeding Your Cat: Make It a Puzzle!

Feeding Your Cat: Make It a Puzzle!

Dear Ms. Kitty, I have a 4-year-old male cat who is overweight. My vet recommends I put him on a diet. He currently eats dry kibble whenever he wants. My concern is that restricting his meals will increase his bad behavior. He already scratches my couch, gets on the...

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12 tips for getting your cat in a carrier

12 tips for getting your cat in a carrier

Dear Ms. Kitty, This year, I'm resolving to take my cats to their veterinarian for their yearly checkups, even though they get so scared it breaks my heart to do so. Is there anything I can do to make it easier on them…and me? You're not alone being stressed on Vet...

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Ask Ms Kitty Articles

Ask Ms Kitty Articles

Along with our Ask Ms Kitty Helpline, we offer articles to help you solve your cat or kitten's problems (and help your cat or kitten solve their people problems too)! Check out our recent articles here: Raising happy kittens: myth & truth Courage for your Cowardly...

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A Christmas Kitten

A Christmas Kitten

Dear Ms Kitty, My ten year-old daughter wants a kitten for Christmas. I'm not sure this is a good idea. What is your opinion? There are many things to consider before giving your daughter a kitten as a Christmas gift. You want to make sure she understands adopting a...

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