Can Cats Get PTSD?

A terrified white cat looks at the object of her fear

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a beautiful cat who was a rescue kitten that I got at 8 weeks old, she was found by a mechanic at about 4 weeks old in a car engine hiding and covered in oil. She had been kicked and was almost dead, and she was at the vet on life […]

Will My Cats Be Okay If They’re Separated?

Thomas and Bella snuggling. Photo CC-BY-SA-ND-NC JaneA Kelley

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My boyfriend and I of seven years decided to go our separate ways when our lease is up in a month. We have two cats, one is 4 years old and the other is 2. They snuggle and groom each other and play all the time. He is taking […]

I’m Trying a New Food Designed to #FeedThePursuit

Thomas plays with a catnip toy

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Natural Balance®. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ but Paws and Effect only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance is not responsible for the content of this article. I’m trying a new food designed to feed […]

Short Shots: Quick Answers to Quick Cat Questions, part 1

Belladonna on her cat tree with the words "Short Shots" superimposed in the upper right corner

This week, we’re launching a new feature — Short Shots: Quick answers to quick cat questions. It all started when we asked the fans of our Facebook page to ask us some questions that we could answer in a sentence or two. Our little “ask us anything” went over so well, we decided to share […]

My Cat Is So Aggressive, I Can’t Get Her To the Vet. Help!

Furious black cat hissing. Photo CC-BY "Dale" via Flickr Commons

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our cat Apollo is 2 years old and is very territorial towards myself and my partner. Whenever guests come to our house, she gets very upset and doesn’t allow us or anyone to touch her. She hasn’t gotten spayed yet and we want to do so soon because she’s getting older and we don’t want […]