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  • Why Is My Cat Howling All the Time?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday April 13th, 2014 at 02:29 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    My 1-year-old male kitten and I recently moved to a new home. In the past few days he has been meowing day and night the only time he stops is when hes sleeping. I dont know whats changed; we spent two weeks in this house almost a month ago and he did fine. I know hes not bored because I play with him an hour or two every day, and I know he isnt lonely because he went from being the only animal to living with another cat (female) and small dog...

  • It’s Only #PawNatural To Want To Give Your Cats The Best

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Wednesday April 9th, 2014 at 01:00 AM


    The esteemed and knowledgeable kitties of the Paws and Effect Gang dont get to go outdoors and enjoy nature, but I do my best to bring nature to them in the form of a raw diet, herbal remedies, supplements and environmental enrichment. In order to do that successfully, Ive learned a lot about what makes cats tick. The main reason I started writing Paws and Effect 11 years ago is because I wanted to share my knowledge with you so you can bring nature to your own cats.

    Siouxsie, Thomas and...

  • Can I Catch Mites From My Cat?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday April 6th, 2014 at 05:01 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Do cat mites get on humans, like on the scalp and body? If they do what can you do to kill them off?

    I promise I wont give you bugs! Photo CC-BY Ilker Ender

    ~ Lana

    Siouxsie: Well, Lana, youll be relieved to know that although there are some cat skin infections such as ringworm (which is actually a fungus, not a worm) that are contagious to humans, the mites that live on cats really cant live long on humans.

    Thomas: The same is true of mite...

  • My Pregnant Cat Has Disappeared. Help!

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday March 30th, 2014 at 04:32 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    My 2-year-old cat was due to have her second litter of kittens any day now, but about five days ago she came up missing. The night before she disappeared, she was trying very hard to get me to let her in the house. I have small children and by the time I got everyone settled for bed I forgot to let her in. The next morning, there was no sign of her. My husband and I have a looked for her for hours in every place we can think of. My question is, how...

  • How Can I Keep My Cat’s Paws Out Of His Water Dish?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday March 23rd, 2014 at 03:54 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    I bought one of those water dishes that has a plastic bottle that you can fill up and it replaces the water in the bowl as the cats drink it. Great idea except I have one particular cat, a sable devil called Sid (Sid Vicious), who is a teenage ball of fun but loves to put his paw in the water. Therefore, the water always has something floating in it and doesnt seem clean. It seems Im emptying the water out before its time and of course, cleaning...

  • Will My Husband Ever Win Back My Kitten’s Trust?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday March 16th, 2014 at 03:39 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    I have a very gentle kitten who was just fine until a recent incident that occurred between him and my husband. The kitten is 9 months old and we have had him for seven of those months.

    This kitten is a very gentle, sweet and timid little guy, generally happy-go-lucky. What happened was really unnecessary in my opinion but it happened. My husband wakes up very early in the mornings for work. We have a special spare room where the cats sleep at night...

  • Will My Cat and Dog Ever Get Along?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday March 9th, 2014 at 03:43 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    In August, I inherited a 4-year-old female spayed cat. Its been about six months now, and she is finally beginning to tolerate my 13-year-old dog but he is absolutely terrified of her. The cat usually sits in doorways staring at the dog, and every time the dog passes by her, she hisses and spits and takes a swipe at him. Do you think she will ever reach the point where my dog wont live in fear of being attacked by the cat? (Ive been using Feliway...

  • My Cat Got Hit By A Car and He’s Still Hurting. Help!

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday March 2nd, 2014 at 05:38 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    My 16-month-old Bengal cat was, I assume, hit by a car last Tuesday. I didnt see the event but found him in a dirt hole in shock and visibly injured not far from a busy residential road. I took him to the hospital, and after two days he saw a neurologist, who said he had mild weakness in his back legs.

    Peaceful Bengal cat, CC-BY-SA Chanel Wheeler

    Ive had him home for 4 days now and he is no longer on pain meds, but he is so unmotivated to move...