Short Shots: Quick Answers to Quick Cat Questions, part 1

Belladonna on her cat tree with the words "Short Shots" superimposed in the upper right corner

This week, we’re launching a new feature — Short Shots: Quick answers to quick cat questions. It all started when we asked the fans of our Facebook page to ask us some questions that we could answer in a sentence or two. Our little “ask us anything” went over so well, we decided to share […]

#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 […]

How Can I Get My Cat to Take His Medicine?

A kitten looks up from a bowl of food

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My kitten is around 8-1/2 weeks old and recently he has been acting very strange. I got him from a “not so kitten loving” bloke a week and a half ago, and he claimed the kitten has been dewormed and de-flea’d already but need a little encouragement in using the […]

Why Does My Cat Knock Over Her Water Dish?

Siamese cat drinking water from a running faucet

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I adopted a sweet little female kitty in the fall. She has quirky little rituals which are very cute, and … well, very quirky, especially with her food and water. After she’s done eating, or if she doesn’t want to eat when you put her food down, she will “cover it up.” She […]

Can A Cat Get Hepatic Lipidosis Twice?

A cat being treated for hepatic lipidosis

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My cat had hepatic lipidosis about 8 months ago and successfully recovered. The last few days I’ve noticed that he isn’t eating very much. Last night I started force feeding him with some Hill’s a/d food I had from when he was sick. He is still eating some dry […]