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 […]

Share the Love: Bring Home an Adult Cat … Or Two!

Close-up of a black cat and a tabby cat snuggled together in a bed.

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. Would you consider adopting an older cat? We both remember the day we got to go home. It was the best day of our lives! Even though we cried all the way there, in our hearts we were purring and purring because we knew somebody loved us as much as we […]

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 […]