Is It Normal for Black Cats to Turn Brown?

A tuxedo cat sprawled in a sunny window.

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I rescued a young kitten about 4 years ago, who was eating from our trash can. She’s adapted really well and has been spayed, stays up-to-date on all shots, etc., and seems to be in perfect health. She used to be a black and white “tuxedo” cat, but this year all […]

I’m Trying a New Food Designed to #FeedThePursuit

Thomas plays with a catnip toy

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Natural Balance®. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Natural Balance® Wild Pursuit™ but Paws and Effect only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance is not responsible for the content of this article. I’m trying a new food designed to feed […]

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 […]

Our Cat Is Really Fat. Please Help Us Help Her Lose Weight!

A very fat cat sits in a window sill

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Our beloved cat, known as Kitty, is fat. I mean really fat — 19.3 pounds. How did we get here? Well, she was a shelter cat and was about 10 pounds when she came into life. Over the last 5 years she has grown in size. She has to have steroid injections for […]

#FoodShelterLove Is Great, But Don’t Overdo the Food

A cat sniffs at a camera lens as if in search of food

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. A lot of people think fat […]