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  • Why Is This Scaredy Cat So In Love With Me?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday July 27th, 2014 at 04:41 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Im the new babysitter of a young boy. There are three cats in the household, two of whom are pretty social. On the other hand, Simon has to wear a bell around his neck because its usually the only way he can be found. So, imagine my surprise one recent night when I stayed over to babysit the boy and Simon jumped up on the bed next to me, purring away. He stayed there the entire time, circling me, looking for new places to sleep, then followed me to...

  • My Cat’s Fleas Are Gone, But She’s Still Itchy. Help!

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday July 20th, 2014 at 01:37 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    My cat has some fleas but is getting better. The ones that are left are biting her on the lower back. Now she bites out a little fur and the skin under fur is wet and pink and continues to itch it. I dont know what to do or how to treat it. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!

    Fleas can cause an allergic reaction that continues long after the pests are gone. Photo CC-BY-ND Janet 59

    ~ Cassie

    Siouxsie: Fleas are nasty little things,...

  • My Kitten Is Scratching Me to Bits! Help!

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday July 13th, 2014 at 04:11 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Help! We have a 6-month-old rescue kitten, Theo. Hes pawsome except for the claws. Ive trimmed them. But he insists on clawing my legs when Im sitting here at my desk. My legs are covered with puncture marks from him trying to play with me. I play with him several times a day with a feather wand and other types of play. We have another cat, my grandkittygirl, Beatrix, were slowly introducing him to. I hope they can play together soon!

    I know Ive...

  • I Think My Cat Is Going Blind. What Should I Do?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday July 6th, 2014 at 04:14 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    A while ago it was brought to my attention that my cat Lily, a dilute calico, may be having difficulty seeing. After a while I decided to up the amount of taurine in her diet and that seemed to improve her mood at least shes always been a little on the grumpy side. It led me to think she had some sort of taurine deficiency; however, she still seems very cautious about where she goes or she stays in one place when she tries to play. If I dangle a...

  • Can Cats Tell How You’re Feeling?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday June 29th, 2014 at 04:54 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    One day I came home from school and I was really sad, so I went to my room, sat on my bed, and did a reflection on what had happened that day. A tear rolled down my face, and as I wiped away the tear I looked up to see my cat, Izzy, on my bed. As soon as I she saw me crying, she rushed over and started rubbing her head all over me, hitting me with her nose and purring like crazy, and she usually just leaves me alone. Could she have actually known I...

  • Revitamal #AntiAgingPets Formula Has Siouxsie Purring

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at 01:00 AM


    Its never easy to watch a beloved furry friend get older: as they start to experience the aches and pains of arthritis and possibly begin to suffer from age-related chronic illness, we realize that the time we have left with them is going to be shorter than we might like.

    On top of the tree, on top of the world. Photo JaneA Kelley/Paws and Effect

    Im not one for freaking out about my cats (or me) getting older, and Im not on an endless search for the latest anti-aging magic bullet. Time...

  • How Can I Regain My Traumatized Cat’s Trust?

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday June 22nd, 2014 at 04:04 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    Tonight my cat, Bronte, escaped the house. On her way back inside, she was attacked by a feral cat. She was so scared by the attack that she peed and pooped all over herself, so I gave her a bath something Ive done before and that she used to enjoy. She lay under the water purring, but when I took her out and dried her, she freaked out and peed all over me. Now she wont come near me or my partner. Its heartbreaking because Bronte and I used to do...

  • My Cat Is Pooping Outside the Litter Box. Help!

    from Cat Advice | Paws and Effect

    Sunday June 15th, 2014 at 03:44 PM


    Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties:

    My formerly quiet household has a new problem: my 12-year-old Evie is no longer pooping in the litter box. She had formerly been pooping (and peeing) in a corner of the kitchen, but it was rare enough for us to say that she just didnt make it to the litter box upstairs. Recently, she has started pooping there every day.

    We have two other cats, 8-year-old Jack and 4-year-old Kaylee. I worried that they may be keeping her from the box, but why would...

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