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 […]

I Found a Homeless Kitten – Am I Doing the Right Things?

Tiny kitten alone in a basket

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: My boyfriend and I were driving around at 1:00am when we spotted a kitten on the roadside next to a field (no houses around). When we stopped the car I could see the kitten was very small, maybe 4 weeks old at the most, and he was eating a […]

How Can I Keep My Kitten From Freaking Out When I’m Away?

A black kitten sitting on a window sill stares up at the camera

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I have a male Bombay kitten that I’m crazy over. I spoil him rotten. I get worried when I’m not home, as I am always with him. He is 7 weeks old now. How can I assure he doesn’t freak out when I go to my doctor appointments and […]

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 […]

I’m Afraid My Cat Isn’t Safe With My Kids. Help!

A small boy holding a tortoiseshell cat

We need your help here! Please be kind and compassionate in your answers, and if you know anyone who works with kids in situations like this, please share this post with them and encourage them to comment. Thank you and purrrrrs! Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: We just adopted our first pet on Saturday, […]