Make Sure You Have a Plan for Cat Care In Case You Get Sick

A woman hugging her cat

Hi everybody, Thomas here. Today we’re going to write about a very important topic, and one that a lot of humans don’t think about: planning for your cats in the event that you get sick. The reason we’re discussing this is because Mama’s in the hospital. (Don’t worry, she’s going to be OK! She’s been […]

When Disaster Strikes, Be Ready With #FoodShelterLove

Thomas, Bella and Siouxsie in their carriers in the back of my car

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. I live in one of the most seismically […]

Why Do Cats Bond to One Person?

A dark-haired man holds an orange tabby cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Almost a year ago, my mom got my sister a cat for Chirstmas and for some reason the cat kinda just bonded to me. She doesn’t go to anyone else in the house to be petted or even listen to them, but she will listen to me and come to me while I am […]

How Can I Get My Cat to Trust My Brother?

Scared flame-point Siamese cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: It’s always been just my cat Leo and myself, but recently my brother has been coming and staying for long periods of time. When my brother is here, Leo hides all the time. He won’t go downstairs to use his box because my brother stays down there, so I had to put […]

I’m Afraid My Cat Isn’t Safe With My Kids. Help!

A small boy holding a tortoiseshell cat

We need your help here! Please be kind and compassionate in your answers, and if you know anyone who works with kids in situations like this, please share this post with them and encourage them to comment. Thank you and purrrrrs! Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: We just adopted our first pet on Saturday, […]