Dear Tabby

Can you Teach a Cat to Play Fetch?

Can you Teach a Cat to Play Fetch?

Dear Tabby,   We have two dogs and recently rescued a cat from the shelter. We live in a farm community and was hoping for some help with the rodents! Our two dogs love to play fetch and we know it is great exercise for them. We were wondering if we can teach the cat to fetch too? She loves to ... »

Dear Tabby: Should I Declaw my Cat?

Dear Tabby: Should I Declaw my Cat?

Dear Tabby,   My cat scratches me all the time, sometimes even breaking the skin. She started to go after the furniture too – what should I do? Declaw her?   Cat Scratch Mama     Dear Mama,   Declawing is a serious procedure. It is known as Onychectomy, and is an opera... »

Dear Tabby, My cat keeps getting stuck in high places!

Dear Tabby, My cat keeps getting stuck in high places!

Dear Tabby,   My cat Whiskers loves to climb on things, the higher the better. He climbs telephone poles, trees and even the rain gutter. Unfortunately, he can’t always climb down safely. Short of keeping him in the house, what should I do?   Whiskers Mom   Dear Mom,   Havi... »

Dear Tabby: Can my Cat Live on Dog Food?

Dear Tabby: Can my Cat Live on Dog Food?

Dear Tabby,   I live on a limited budget and have three dogs and a cat. I hate having to buy dog food AND cat food. Can’t my cat just eat the dog food?   Thrifty Cat Owner   Dear Thrifty,   While you might think it’s a good economical move to feed your cat the dog foo... »

Dear Tabby: Is My Cat Fat?

Dear Tabby: Is My Cat Fat?

Dear Tabby, I have a 4 year old cat that we rescued about 2 years ago. She’s a sweet cat, named Sarah, but I think she is overweight. We’ve never had cats before, but my aunt did and she would just put a big bowl of food out for her cats everyday. We do that for Sarah, but she eats it al... »

Dear Tabby: Helping Bert

Dear Tabby: Helping Bert

Over at SlimDoggy we have Dear Labby for all our food, fitness, training and weight management questions. Here at SlimKitty, we have Dear Tabby to provide the same advice, from a cat’s point of view. Dear Tabby’s first challenge is to provide some weight management tips to Bert, our food... »