Why is my aloof cat suddenly all snuggly?

Before we begin today’s column, we want to let you know about a new Paws and Effect feature. We’re going to start answering letters that only need short answers on our Facebook page! If you’re on Facebook, become a fan of Paws and Effect and our posts will appear on your wall. (If you’re not […]

I think my cat has taken hairball problems to a new level. Help!

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My 5-year-old female cat, Myrtle, is ill. She has been vomiting up her food on the odd occasion for the past six weeks. She is now bringing up clear liquid, but sometimes foam and sometimes yellow liquid as well. She has become lethargic and depressed. She is not eating […]

Blogging Against Domestic Violence

Paws and Effect is honored to participate in the Women’s Fund of Birmingham (Alabama, USA) inaugural Blog Against Violence New Media Event, October 7, 2009. This is a cooperative effort between the Women’s Fund of Birmingham and area television station WVTM, NBC-13, to raise money and raise awareness for Voices Against Violence, The Women’s Fund’s […]

Pets and Domestic Violence: A Paws and Effect Special Feature

This diagram shows the connection between domestic violence, child abuse, and animal abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month here in the United States, so we’re going to do our part to put a spotlight on this issue through this special column on how pets are affected by domestic violence, how pets are used by abusers to terrorize their victims, and what you can do to help domestic […]

Will my cat recover from his urinary blockage?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat has a urinary blockage and is at the vet right at the moment. We had to admit him a second time since he became blocked again within a day. He has struvite crystals. Both times we’ve taken him in, the catheter was not able to be passed […]