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, […]

When Kitten Season Comes to You, Give #FoodShelterLove

A black and white kitten sits next to a computer keyboard

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. Every year I talk about kitten […]

How Can I Get the Mats Out of My Cat’s Fur?

Long-haired dilute tortie cat with a lion cut

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Recently we helped rescue an adult female Maine Coon mix who was living near our local river walk. She has been spotted there for about 1 month. She is now less nervous around us but still leery of much contact. She will allow me to gently brush her coat along her spine and […]

How Long Does It Take for Ovaban to Prevent Pregnancy?

A brown tabby cat sits in a window

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have an unspayed female housecat. I had to bring a badly injured tomcat inside for treatment. I am keeping the two separated, but he is getting restless and it is getting harder to keep him restricted to the small room he is confined in, but he is not […]

My Cat Is Almost Blind. Is It Mercury Poisoning?

A cat in the shadow of a window blind

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hello, and thank you for your time. My sweet kitty has always “demanded” tuna. Well, he’s now getting older and I believe he is nearly blind, because he continually bumps into things. I think this was caused by the mercury in the tuna he loves so much. I feel guilty beyond words. […]