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 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 […]

What Inspires Me to Give Back? You Do!

Thomas and Bella snuggled together, surrounded by a border of evergreen boughs and poinsettias

Although this is the season of giving and gratitude, I make a practice of conscious gratitude every day. Other than the cats who have shared my life, I’m grateful for many things. I’m grateful to have lost my job in the winter of 2003. That sounds like a weird thing to be grateful for, but if […]

A Good Diet Is Health Insurance for Your Cat

A long-haired cat sitting by a food dish

In order to celebrate #PetHealthAwareness Month, I want to talk about a very important topic: what you’re feeding your cat. There are lots of very strong opinions about food — if you ever post on a cat-related forum, you’ll discover that in approximately five seconds. I’m not here to be self-righteous and tell you that […]

An Open Letter to Belladonna’s First Family

Bella and Thomas snuggling

Hi everyone. The cats have generously allowed me to take over this week’s column to write a letter of my own. To help BlogPaws celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, I want to talk to the people who adopted Belladonna before I did. First of all, thank you for adopting a cat from your local […]