OMG, My Cat Has The Worst-Smelling Poop Ever! Help!

An embarrassed white cat

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My female kitty, Mello, who is just under a year old, has been stinking up the whole house lately. I understand that poop is in no way supposed to smell like flowers, but her poop smells so awful that it makes me gag! We have three litter boxes, two downstairs and one upstairs, […]

When Kitten Season Comes to You, Give #FoodShelterLove

A black and white kitten sits next to a computer keyboard

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. Every year I talk about kitten […]

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 […]

My Cat Had Surgery and Now She’s Not Eating. Help!

Photo CC-BY Dawn Beattie

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last week my 13-year-old cat, Maisy, had an operation to remove both thyroid glands. Since she got home a few days ago, she’s been drinking but not eating. I thought she may have contracted an infection because her breathing was troublesome, so I took her to the vet yesterday. He […]

A Good Diet Is Health Insurance for Your Cat

A long-haired cat sitting by a food dish

In order to celebrate #PetHealthAwareness Month, I want to talk about a very important topic: what you’re feeding your cat. There are lots of very strong opinions about food — if you ever post on a cat-related forum, you’ll discover that in approximately five seconds. I’m not here to be self-righteous and tell you that […]