How Can I Keep My Kitten From Freaking Out When I’m Away?

A black kitten sitting on a window sill stares up at the camera

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a male Bombay kitten that I’m crazy over. I spoil him rotten. I get worried when I’m not home, as I am always with him. He is 7 weeks old now. How can I assure he doesn’t freak out when I go to my doctor appointments and […]

#FoodShelterLove Is Great, But Don’t Overdo the Food

A cat sniffs at a camera lens as if in search of food

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Food, Shelter, & Love™ Program, but Paws and Effect only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. A lot of people think fat […]

How Can I Stop My Cats From Chewing Wires?

cat chewing on electric cord

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have two cats who like to chew on cords. They will be three years old in May. We use as many cord covers as possible but they chew on those too. I’ve read lots of ideas on this but wonder what your suggestion is. I thought they would outgrow this by […]

My Cat Pees Over the Edge of the Litter Box. Help!

A kitten playing in a litter box

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a domestic shorthair named Yuki who’s about five years old now. I’ve noticed that when she goes to the litter box, she doesn’t squat her butt all the way down when she pees, so she often misses the box. She aims for the edge and she just […]

OMG, My Cat Has The Worst-Smelling Poop Ever! Help!

An embarrassed white cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My female kitty, Mello, who is just under a year old, has been stinking up the whole house lately. I understand that poop is in no way supposed to smell like flowers, but her poop smells so awful that it makes me gag! We have three litter boxes, two downstairs and one upstairs, […]