How can I train my cat to stop catching birds?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: How can I train my  9-month-old kitten not to catch or kill birds?  He’s killed four birds. The last time I caught him I had to grab him by the hair to make him let go of the bird. How can I stop this? ~Jennie Siouxsie: Well, Jennie, the […]

My declawed cat’s claws are growing back deformed. What can be done?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I adopted my 3-year-old cat, Pepper, last February from the SPCA. Pepper’s former owner had him declawed and now I’ve noticed that he’s got a couple of deformed claws regrowing on each of his front paws. There’s not any redness or swelling that I can see, but he really […]

What can I do to prevent my cat from getting diabetes?

This chart shows feline body conditions. A 1 is emaciated and a 9 is grossly obese. If your cat looks like a 7 or a 9, he is at a high risk of developing Type II diabetes.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat is about a year and a half old. I’m very concerned about diabetes — it seems extremely prevalent, if not inevitable these days in older cats, and it doesn’t just strike the obese. I don’t remember dogs and cats getting it often when I was younger. It […]

The Paws and Effect Holiday Gift Guide

A kitten plays in a Hidden Hollow cat tree

It’s that time of the year again, and we have scoured the internet to provide you with a sampling of lovely gifts for cats and their people! Siouxsie: Personally, I think all cats should have an endless supply of cheezburgers, turkeys, fishes, chickens, steaks, and ice creams! Thomas: We all know that cats love human […]