Make Sure You Have a Plan for Cat Care In Case You Get Sick

A woman hugging her cat

Hi everybody, Thomas here. Today we’re going to write about a very important topic, and one that a lot of humans don’t think about: planning for your cats in the event that you get sick. The reason we’re discussing this is because Mama’s in the hospital. (Don’t worry, she’s going to be OK! She’s been […]

My Cat Was Fine, Then A Week Later He Was Dead. Why?

Dahlia meditating

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Last week I was watching my parents’ house while they were out of town, and I noticed my cat, Charlie, was having trouble breathing. It was almost like he was gasping for air. The next day I realized he hadn’t been eating either so I took him straight to […]

Did I Kill My Cat By Mistake?

Cat with a sneer

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Two weeks ago I was playing with my cat, Blacky, when he scratched me badly and I slapped him on the head. He was OK afterwards — he didn’t run away or anything. I gave him food and played with him, and all seemed well. A week later, he […]

Some Sad News And A Request for Help

Dahlia in a sun puddle

You all know Dahlia, the sweet baby-girl of the Paws and Effect Gang. Well, a week and a half ago, she had a wheezing and coughing fit that I videoed and shared with my vet, Doctor Jim. After giving her an exam, he diagnosed the problem as asthma and gave her a steroid shot — […]

My cats are going lame and then dying. What’s happening?

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I live in the bush in South Africa and we take in a lot of abandoned cats. This year, I have had a few cats suddenly going lame in a paw overnight or even becoming totally paralyzed, then dying within 24 hours with renal failure-like symtoms if we dont […]