Why Is My Cat Pacing and Peeing?

An orange and white cat on the floor, head shot, with eyes half open.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat is a 5-year-old unspayed female. She is small for her age, weighing about 4 pounds. She is very active, eats normally, drinks normally. She was peeing small amounts around the house and the vet diagnosed her with a urinary infection and she went on antibiotics. This is […]

Is It Normal for Black Cats to Turn Brown?

A tuxedo cat sprawled in a sunny window.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I rescued a young kitten about 4 years ago, who was eating from our trash can. She’s adapted really well and has been spayed, stays up-to-date on all shots, etc., and seems to be in perfect health. She used to be a black and white “tuxedo” cat, but this year all […]

I Found a Homeless Kitten – Am I Doing the Right Things?

Tiny kitten alone in a basket

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My boyfriend and I were driving around at 1:00am when we spotted a kitten on the roadside next to a field (no houses around). When we stopped the car I could see the kitten was very small, maybe 4 weeks old at the most, and he was eating a […]

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 […]