Q. My boyfriend went away for 7 days and now Kitty is growling and hissing at him. What do we do?
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM
A. Give your kitty time. You could have him feed her regularly and play with her, IF she likes to do that. Make sure his clothing does not smell of any dogs, he may have met while he was away, or extensive smelling body care products. Have him give her attention, but he should not force himself upon her. She may be jealous. Do not kick her out of the bedroom while he is there or she will associate this as a negative with him.