Are Tabbies More Intelligent Than Other Cats?

Thomas with a thought bubble full of differential equations

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a male mackerel (striped) tabby named Charlie. He walks twice a day on a harness and leash, he tells me when he wants to eat and go out by touching the door knob. When he gets kicked out of our bedroom at night, he continues to try […]

My Cat Is a Holy Terror. Help!

A black and white cat scratches a sofa arm

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat can be perfect. She sits on my lap and sleeps, she cuddles with me in bed. But she can also be an absolute terror — flying all over the house jumping, climbing everything and, worst of all, scratching everything! She has a scratching post, but she also likes my […]

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 […]