Is My Cat Peeing On The Bed Because She’s P*ssed Off?

A cat hiding under blankets on a bed

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I’m desperate for some help. We have two 5-year-old cats and we adopted a new kitten, Maycie, in October. We slowly introduced the kitten and things were going fine. Around the end of November, one of the older cats, Rayah, began to “go after” Maycie pretty aggressively. Maycie began to urinate on chairs, couches, […]

How I Got My Diabetic Cat “Off the Juice”

Happy Remissioniversary! Bella's been insulin-free for two years now, and we're celebrating!

Learn about the how, when, where and who of managing feline diabetes. Today at Paws and Effect HQ, we’re celebrating Bella’s two-year “remissioniversary!” Bella came to us with insulin-dependent diabetes, and just a couple of weeks later she was in remission. If you have a diabetic cat, I hope you’ll take heart from our story and […]

Should I Use My Old Cat’s Things With a New Cat?

A girl holding and kissing a calico cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My little girl passed over rainbow bridge. I think I’m ready for another cat, but I worry about bringing her home with my previous kitty’s things around. Her scratcher, bowls, carrier, toys, and litter box: won’t they smell like my other cat ? Should I destroy the old things or can I use […]

My Cat Won’t Let Me Bathe Her, and She Stinks. Help!

Unhappy cat getting a bath

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a 5-month-old cat named Mephistopheles (Mephi) and we’ve had her and her brother Loki for two months. We rescued her, not only from whoever abandoned her, but also from the horrible, disgusting “shelter” she was being kept at. When we got them, they smelled like soured milk and mildewed […]

What Color Is My Tabby Cat?

Thomas, a tabby cat, snoozes with his best girl, Belladonna.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I know my cat is a tabby, I just don’t know what color tabby he is. Can you help me? ~ Kellie Siouxsie: You’d think it would be easy to tell what color a cat is, but everybody seems to see a different color when they look at a […]