Our Cat Is Really Fat. Please Help Us Help Her Lose Weight!

A very fat cat sits in a window sill

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our beloved cat, known as Kitty, is fat. I mean really fat — 19.3 pounds. How did we get here? Well, she was a shelter cat and was about 10 pounds when she came into life. Over the last 5 years she has grown in size. She has to have steroid injections for […]

How Do You Get An Aggressive Cat To the Vet?

Two vet techs restrain a cat for a nail trim.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat, Graylie, was traumatized during a hospital stay by his treatment and the staff.  He had a really high temperature, so they had him immobilized with an IV and he was sitting on a cold grill that had freezing air under it.  He screamed for the entire two […]

#FoodShelterLove Is Great, But Don’t Overdo the Food

A cat sniffs at a camera lens as if in search of food

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. A lot of people think fat […]

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, […]

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 […]