Cat Problems?
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Do you have any cat problems you don't know how to deal with? Cat behavior issues you can't solve? Cat care or kitten care questions you can't find the answer to?





There's a very good chance the answer is somewhere on this website!

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I've answered many questions from visitors to the site about specific cat problems and behavior issues. There's also a wealth of information on the rest of the site.

This section doesn't offer medical advice, although if someone has described a problem that I believe should be dealt with by a vet, I've said so in my answer.

It's not veterinary advice, but deals with problem behaviors and training issues that don't have a medical cause.


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If you have a question on cat health, you can use the online Ask a Vet service if you can't find the answer on this site. However, while this service is great for non-pressing issues, if you think your cat is ill, you should get him to a vet without delay.


Here are some more pages that may help to answer your questions:

Litter Box Problems - Causes and Solutions

Dealing with Excessive Cat Meowing

Aggression - Causes and Solutions

Preventing Cat Scratching

Using a Feliway Diffuser to Solve Cat Behavior Problems

How to Recognize the Signs of and Deal with a Stressed Out Cat

Cat Behavior Questions asked by Visitors



Questions from Visitors on Cat Problems

Click on the links below for the cat problems that other people have shared - all written by visitors to this site - and read my advice / answers.

Drastic Change in Cat Behavior
My 4 year old female calico has always been a lap cat and very loving. About 2 months ago everything changed. Now all she does is stay on the kitchen …

New Kitten, And Two Cats Already At The House. Will There Be A Problem?
I have a 6 year old male adult and a 4 month old male kitten at my house and we bought a new female kitten that's 2 months old. Will the older ones hurt …

Adopting a Stray
We were recently adopted by a 2 yr old unfixed male stray. We named him Snoopy because he kept looking in the door. I think he belonged to someone, he …

My Kitten is 11 Months Old and has Stopped Jumping
My kitten has always loved climbing high and jumping. he's very adventurous. I'm afraid something is wrong with him because all of a sudden he won't …

My Neighbour's Cat Wakes Me Up at 04:30 Every Morning by Meowing
Good Morning, I am looking for some advice. For the last month I have had sleepless nights and early morning wake up calls (some days as early as 04:30 …

Problems With My Little Kitten
I have a male kitten which turned up on my doorstep 6 weeks ago, I think he was approx 5 weeks ole when he arrived, and I have a feeling his Mother had …

Why Does My Cat Keep Taking Her Sister's Kittens When She Has 3 Of Her Own?
I have 2 female cats who are sisters from the same litter. Both had their own litters within hours of each other - one of them had 3 kittens and …

Adopted a Female Over a Year Ago, and She Still Won't Come Up to Me
I adopted a female a year ago from a shelter. She had two kittens in the shelter, which were adopted right away, just leaving her in there alone for …

Crazy Desexed Male Cat
We got Atticus from a pet store 8 months ago (he was 12 wks old), desexed and vaccinated. For the first few months he displayed normal kitten behavior. …

I Think My 10 Year Old Cat is Losing Her Mind
Trixie is roughly 10 years old. We got her at a shelter, and they estimated her age. Anyway, she has always been a sweet, very clean, loveable kitty. …

My Cat is Hiding Under the Bed and Keeps Meowing Weird. What's Wrong with Her?
She is an inside house kitty. She is probably around 11 years old (when we got her they didn't know how old she was). The other day I came to my father's …

Constant Meowing At Night
Please, Please, Please, help me with these problems!! We adopted a cat from the animal shelter in February. We are having a MAJOR problem with her …

Problems With Pregnant Cat
My 10 month old kitty is pregnant, we have worked out that she is nearly 9 weeks pregnant. This evening she has started cleaning herself thoroughly and panting.…

My Cat and Kittens Keep Sleeping On My Worktops
My cat and kittens insist on sleeping on my worktops every night. I'm tired of cleaning every item from kettle to toaster every morning! What can …

Kitten Vomits When He Eats Raw Chicken Including Chicken Necks
When my 10 month neutered male Ragdoll kitten eats raw chicken, every time he does, he vomits. I would like him to get some benefit from eating at bones …

Restless Tom Cat
I have a problem with my 12 month old tom (neutered). He loves the outdoors but won't sit still for a minute! He's over garden fences, over shed …

Siamese Neutered Male Ripping Out His Fur On His Back Legs And Lower Back
I have a problem with my Siamese male, Jazz. I have four cats in my home - two Oriental neutered males, one neutered Siamese female and one Siamese …

2 Year Old Female Cat Attacked My Sons & My Legs for No Apparent Reason
My 2 year old female had a litter of kittens approx 4 months ago. Today as my son walked past her she jumped up my son's legs and scratched down his …

Cat Meowing After Her Brother Died
I had a brother and sister cat. I lost Charlie in March with saddle thrombosis. Millie never likes a lot of fuss, whereas Charlie was the …

Cat Not Covering Poop in Litter Box
I have a new problem - my kirtty suddently doesn't cover his poop. This problem just started within the last three days, and has happened twice. …

Our 3 Cats Got Along Great for 2 Years Now They are Fighting!
My cat problems started a couple of weeks ago. I have 2 male cats and 1 female. I got the older male and female (they are brother and sister) about …

Introduced New Kitten Over a Month Ago, and the Aggressive Territorial Behavior is Just Getting Worse
We started with two cats that were sisters Malum and Nibs - no cat problems with these. When they were about 8 to 9 months old we brought our newborn …

How do I get my 3 Month Old Playful Kitten to Sleep at Night?
My 3 month old kitten gets very hyperactive & playful at night, racing around the house as if he is chasing something, as well as jumping and scratching. …

My Cat has Recently had 6 Kittens but She is Reluctant to Feed Them
Lucy is a year old, about 2 weeks ago she gave birth to 6 kittens. She went into labour upstairs in one …

Why Does My Cat Randomly Bite Me When He's Being Affectionate?
I recently got a Birman who I've got a couple of problems with. He is very affectionate, but sometimes we'll be snuggling and he will just randomly …

Cat Skin Complaint
My male is 6 years old. Every time I groom him what looks like dandruff white speck come off his coat. He doesn't seem to be scratching himself any …

My 1Year Old Cat has Frequently Started Vomiting and is Not Growing
I have problems with my one year old cat who has start vomiting daily. He is eating properly but his health seems poor, he seems weak, he's not growing …

Cat Hisses When We Bring Her Inside Our Apartment
Our kitty has taken to hissing and guttural growling when we bring her up from the shared basement of our house. Yes, like the internet meme, she's a...

Cat Pulling Her Fur Out On Left Leg Only
My kitty is only pulling her coat out in one place - her left leg. All the fur has been pulled out and it looks as though it will not regrow. She is …

My Cat Has Been Gone for 4 Days
He has been gone for 4 days now. The weather is really hot. He is a male and hasn't been doctored yet. He is a year old. What is the usual time …

Adult Rehomed Cat Hissing Without Warning
My problems are with an 8 year old female that I recently adopted. She had been spoilt rotten by her previous 'owners'.....it took her 2 weeks to come …

New Female Cat is Aggressive Toward other Cats
I am keeping a cat for my friends until they find jobs and get a place of their own. She is a female country cat, having lived in rural Kentucky …

Mean Kitty
We've had our kitty since he was 5 days old. He was bottle fed and loved always, no cat problems until recently. He is neutered. In the last week he has …

My Cat Doesn't Like Change And Is Taking It Out On Everyone By Peeing
I have a Bengal cross Siamese , he's a beautiful cat and is incredibly smart, but we have major problems with him at the moment. He's rather aggressive …

How to Tell if a Kitten Can't Smell
I have four 4 weeks old kittens, 3 of them are fine getting weaned and on to food and weaning milk but the fourth one just doesn't seem interested in anything. …

New Cats Driven Visitor Cat Away
Our cat problems started when we adopted two new cats.For about 3 years, a male, around 4 yrs old, who belongs to a neighbor, has been treating …

Why Is My Cat Hissing At His Injured Brother?
My 2 cats are birth brothers and who are normally extremely close, playing and sleeping together all the time. One has now …

Introducing a New Adult Female to a Resident 6mth Male Kitten
I have a 6 month old kitten who has lived with me for 2 months. My gran recently went into permanent residential care and I agreed to take in …

Cat Vomiting Frequently
My cat is now about 4 years old. She has recently started vomiting about 3 times a week. I would say she seems to still …

How To Stop My 5yr Old Neutered Male From Spraying
Hi hope you can help me with these cat problems. I have 3 cats - a 7yr old male and a brother and sister who are both 5yrs old. I had all 3 cats neutered …

3 Year Old Male Spraying Indoors!
My problems are with Harvey, who I rescued and hand reared, along with 3 of his siblings, after his mother died. I kept him and one of the others and …

Hissing at Visitors
Our kitty is normally very outgoing and affectionate to me, my husband and 3 year old daughter. She does sometimes give us a nip when we pet her, but the …

My Cat has got a Lump under his Left Leg the size of a Golf Ball
My cat went missing for 2 days. He was fine but when he came back he had a swollen left leg. The swelling on his leg has …

Cat Urinary Problems
We have taken on a house cat from Cats Protection, we have very little background information. She is undergoing tests at the moment as her blood is very …

Litter Tray Problems
I have two 3 year old tabby cats who are brother and sister. They both use a litter tray and it is driving me mad, we have fitted a catflap in and they …

New Female Kitten in Heat, 4yr Old Neutered Male Mounting Her
Our new 6 month old kitten started into heat today before we could get her fixed. The 4yr old male, who was fixed before the age of 6 months (before …

Cat Won't Stop Growling
I gave my male cat a bath the other day. Since then, my female won't stop hissing and growling at him. I've never …

Outside Cat Pupils are Huge and Not Shrinking
This is an outside cat. He has always had big eyes but recently we noticed his pupils are huge and not going back to normal. He acts like he is having …

Aggressive Cat that was Traumatized by a Woman
My problems started 9 years ago when my female April (2 years old at the time) was sprayed directly in the face with a bottle of Fantastik cleaner …

Cat Growling and Hissing at Whole Family
Our problems are with our long haired angora cat (white and grey). She's 1,5 yr old right now. We adopted her when she was a little kitten, 8 weeks …

Our Cat Keeps Hiding!
We very recently (start of this week) accquired a new kitty. She is a rescue and she is very used to being indoors (my girlfriend and I live in a small …

Female Cat Hissing
I have an 11 year old female Asha who's neutered and I've just brought into the house a 2 year old male Bubble who's also neutered. My problem is …

Neutered One Year Old Male Just Started Spraying
My neutered one year old male has just started spraying. He is an indoor cat. No other cats in the house. Nothing new has happened. No new people …

My Two Cats Decided to Use My Sofa and Bed as a Toilet
I have major cat problems with my 2 yr old tabby and 8 yr old cat. About 6 months ago, the 2yr old pooped and peed right on my pillow in front of me. He started …

Strange Meow Like Noises
My kitten has just started making this really strange noise. Its not like her normal meow and she only does it when nobody is …

Behavior Question - How Often do Cats Come Into Heat?
I have a cat that is about 6 or 7 months old. How often do they come into heat? Reply from Liz (Editor): Un-spayed female cats come into heat repeatedly …

Cat Biting Stitches
My male has just been castrated and is biting at his stitches. What should I do? Reply from Liz (Editor): Has he definitely got stitches? Ususlly …

Cat Vomit is Black
I don't really know how old my cat is cause he was a stray and I adopted him. I'm guessing he is about 8 to 10 years old. His vomit today was a black …

16yr Old Existing Female Cat Keeps Stalking and Attacking New 3yr Old Female
My cat problems started last week... I felt guilty every morning leaving the house and kept think my 16 yr old cat (Albert) needed some companionship …

12 Year Old Cat Has Become Very Unsociable
These cat problems are to do with my friend's cat, Mollly. Molly was two years old when my friend got her and has always been loving and would …

Cat Afraid of Dogs
Our cat problems are with Chloe, our cat who is 13 years old. We've had her from a kitten and she came into a household of 2 other cats and 2 dogs. Over …

How Do I Stop a New Cat Biting Me?
My question is about a new male I've just adopted. He has just been neutered and he is 6 years old. After a couple of days he has taken to biting …

Problems with a Foster Cat
I took on a foster cat. I adopted my 2 years ago and she has been alone ever since, the queen of the castle!I got a foster …

Newly Neutered Male Cat who Yowls Loudly!
Our cat problems are with a sixteen month old stray male cat that we've just rescued from a fairly social street colony. He was friendliest to me and after …

Cat Hissing At Her Own Tail
Our problems are with our year and a half old spayed female cat. Out of the blue, she looks at her tail, then starts hissing at it like it is another …

Cat Using our Bed as a Toilet!
Please can you help us with our cat problems? Our male is 3 and a half, we got him as a kitten from a rescue charity. He was neutered at the right age and …

Getting a Kitten when we have 3 Elderly Cats
My question is about getting a new kitten. We have 3 cats ---- 2 females and 1 male. The male is 17 yrs old and just sleeps all day. The females …

Our 13yr Old Cat is Upset By Arrival of New Cat
Our cat problems are with our 13 year old neutered male (Charlie) who we have had for the last 9 years. He has always nudged us in a gentle way with …

Settling in New Cat and Two Kittens
I've just adopted a cat with her two kittens from my sister. The cat just appeared at my sister's home, my sister started …

Feeding the Neighbor's Cat and He's Hissing at Me!
I've been asked to feed our neighbor's 3 cats and one of them is hissing very loudly and growling at me. Every time he comes near me it frightens me. …

Loss of House Training
Our 17 year old cat who has lost her house training and has taken to peeing and defecating in the same place (a mat area by the …

Occasional Pooping on One Rug
Our cat problems only occur every now and then - our 2.5 year old female Russian Blue occasionally poops on our dining room rug; she always uses her …

Feline Dominance
My male cat was introduced to our household 10 years ago when he was a kitten. At that time I also had two older males. …

My Cats Keep Hissing at One Another, How do I Stop It?
My cat problems started when I just got a new cat a couple of days ago. I already have two others, an 18 month old tabby female named Pancake, and …

One Cat Hissing at Other after Trip to Groomers
We have a Ragdoll and a mutt. Our problems occur when the Ragdoll goes to the groomers - after he comes back the mutt hisses, won't eat and hides …

The Neighbor's Cat Thinks We Own It!
Our cat problems are to do with a pet that isn't even ours! Our neighbor's cat spends all its time at our house, either running in through the door as …

Cat Problems - Hyperactivity
My cat is about a year old, she is a rescue. She is lovely and possessively affectionate, but is hyperactive when not asleep. As there are …

Our Kitten Keeps Attacking Us!
Our cat problems are kitten problems... We have just got a new kitten and when she's calm she's beautiful and really gentle towards us. But …

Why do Cats get Red Irritated Eyes?
My cat was originally from a farm and turned into a house cat, he has adapted well but last year had one red inflamed eye that had to be treated by a vet, …

My Cat Suddenly Hates My Dog!
Well here are some cat problems I thought I'd never have - I have a 2 yr old black and white girl cat (Bella) and a 7 month old male Corgi (Rufus). They …

Cat At My Door Won't Stop Meowing
There is an outdoor cat that at times comes to my door and meows like crazy - non stop! Right now it's been 10 mins and he just won't stop meowing. …



Over time, this section of the website has grown massively, and every question that I can think of - or would have the ability to answer - has been asked and answered.

The questions on cat problems I'm now getting are variations on questions that have already been asked, and for this reason, I've now closed the submission form.

Please do browse the site and the questions above - I'm sure there will be similar questions to yours that have already been asked and answered.



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