How Do I Get My Kitten Back Into Her Safe Room?

Thomas hides under a hotel room bed.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I let my 6-month-old cat leave the safe room when she felt comfortable. She has has a hell of a time exploring the kitty proofed apartment. However, she retreats underneath couch (which I left unblocked, so she has somewhere to hide) when she is seemingly tired or skittish. I […]

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 […]

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 I Got My Diabetic Cat “Off the Juice”

Happy Remissioniversary! Bella's been insulin-free for two years now, and we're celebrating!

Learn about the how, when, where and who of managing feline diabetes. Today at Paws and Effect HQ, we’re celebrating Bella’s two-year “remissioniversary!” Bella came to us with insulin-dependent diabetes, and just a couple of weeks later she was in remission. If you have a diabetic cat, I hope you’ll take heart from our story and […]

Should I Use My Old Cat’s Things With a New Cat?

A girl holding and kissing a calico cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My little girl passed over rainbow bridge. I think I’m ready for another cat, but I worry about bringing her home with my previous kitty’s things around. Her scratcher, bowls, carrier, toys, and litter box: won’t they smell like my other cat ? Should I destroy the old things or can I use […]