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, […]

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 Has My Cat Stopped Playing With Me?

Mother cat and kitten

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Greetings from Peru! I have a sweet and playful 2-year-old cat named Eva. Everything was fine with her until I got two new 10-week-old kittens. She’s acting like their mommy, playing with them and they get along really well, which is great, but I have some serious questions. First, […]