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  • OMG, My Cat Has The Worst-Smelling Poop Ever! Help!

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday March 1st, 2015 at 02:44 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Photo CC-BY Laura

    My female kitty, Mello, who is just under a year old, has beenstinking up the whole house lately. I understand that poop is in no waysupposed to smell like flowers, but her poop smells so awful that it makes me gag!We have three litter boxes, twodownstairs and one upstairs, and we clean them all out multipletimes a day, every day.Her brothers, from the same litter, do not have this problem, and upuntil a month ago neither did...

  • When Kitten Season Comes to You, Give #FoodShelterLove

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 04:00 AM

    This post is sponsored by Hills. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hills Food, Shelter, & Love Program, but Paws and Effect only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

    Every year I talk about kitten season and the importance of spaying and neutering to stem the tide of kittens that overwhelms animal shelters every year and puts adult cats at grave risk of being killed...

  • How Can I Get the Mats Out of My Cat’s Fur?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday February 22nd, 2015 at 04:10 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Photo CC-BY-SA Jim H.

    Recently we helped rescue an adult female Maine Coon mix who wasliving near our local river walk. She has been spotted there for about1 month. She is now less nervous around us but still leery of muchcontact. She will allow me to gently brush her coat along herspine and a bit to each side of it. The undercoat on her bellyand neck has areas that are very matted. What do you suggest be donewith these matted areas and how do we...

  • How Long Does It Take for Ovaban to Prevent Pregnancy?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday February 15th, 2015 at 03:36 PM

    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Photo CC-BY-SA JaneA Kelley

    I have an unspayed female housecat. I had to bring a badly injured tomcat inside for treatment. I am keeping the two separated, but he is getting restless and it is getting harder to keep him restricted to the small room he is confined in, but he is not well yet and it is too cold to put him back outside. I have started my cat on 4mg of Ovaban twice a week. She has only had one dose so far; how many doses will it take...

  • My Cat Is Almost Blind. Is It Mercury Poisoning?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday February 8th, 2015 at 12:18 PM


    Photo CC-BY brownpau

    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Hello, and thank you for your time. My sweet kitty has always demanded tuna. Well, hes now getting older and I believe he isnearly blind, because he continually bumps into things. I think thiswas caused by the mercury in the tuna he loves so much. I feel guiltybeyond words. But mainly, Im wondering if there is a way to reversethe effects of the mercury poisoning, other than just not giving tunato my cat anymore? Can I help...

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

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday February 1st, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Square_140_12781201524_90076cd10a_z-400x267 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:

    Photo CC-BY Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center

    We just adopted our first pet on Saturday, a two-month-old maletabby that my nine-year-old daughter has wanted for seven years. Theproblem I have is not with the cat, but...

  • Is My Cat Peeing On The Bed Because She’s P*ssed Off?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday January 25th, 2015 at 01:22 PM


    Photo CC-BY Dubravko Sorić

    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Im desperate for some help. We have two 5-year-old cats and we adopted a new kitten, Maycie, in October. Weslowly introduced the kitten and things were going fine. Around theend of November, one of the older cats, Rayah,began to go after Mayciepretty aggressively. Maycie began to urinate onchairs, couches, beds, and clothing. We took her to the vet anddiscovered she had a urinary infection and Giardia. So we isolated her...

  • How I Got My Diabetic Cat “Off the Juice”

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday January 18th, 2015 at 07:00 AM

    Square_140_remissioniversary-blog Learn about the how, when, where and who of managing feline diabetes.

    Today at Paws and Effect HQ, were celebrating Bellas two-year remissioniversary!

    Bella came to us with insulin-dependent diabetes, and just a couple of weeks later she was inremission. If you have a diabetic cat, I hope youll take heart from our story and use some of the resources that helped me to help Bella.

    I met Bella at HART of Maine, a no-kill cat shelter in southern Maine. She and several other diabetic catshad been...

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