Month: June 2008

  • Study Reveals High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals in Pets’ Bodies

    Attention All Members! Recent Studies Are Finding High Levels of Toxic Chemicals Contaminating Cats and Dogs. Read The Article Below For More Information. I would like to thank Amanda of Environmental Working Group for alerting me to a report that her organization recently released. An excerpt from the report is below. High Levels of Toxic …

  • Can Infected Teeth Cause Sneezing?

    My cat has been sneezing and wheezing when he is resting. He is eating and drinking normally and I have been giving him antibiotic shots for about two weeks but he doesn’t seem to be improving. My vet has said he has an inflamed gum and he recommends the removal of a canine tooth. However, Baxter is not experiencing pain on …

  • Do Indoor Cats Need Regular Flea Preventatives?

    I haven’t de-fleaed my adult female cat for eight months because she reacted the last time by excessive scratching that went on for several days. I am concerned she may be allergic to the flea med. She is an indoor cat and I haven’t seen fleas around. Should I take her for a check up and see what the vet …

  • Vaccines Poised for a Comeback

    The Debate Around Vaccines Continues As New Research Comes To Light. Are Vaccines Poised For A Comeback? Vaccines are a perennially controversial subject in veterinary (and human) medicine. As I have mentioned many times on this blog, nobody knows with any true certainty how often pets should receive vaccines (although plenty of people have strong …

  • Can Dietary Supplements be Mixed With Food?

    My Cat has some stomach problems and my vet had me put him on a probiotic pill (break open with powder inside) and a B-12 supplement (one drop a day). I usually mix them in his wet food that he LOVES and I was wondering if it was okay to mix them both together. As of now I mix …

  • North Wales Air Ambulance Names Feline Mascot

    International Feline News For You All To Enjoy TC, the black and white female cat that calls Helimed 61 air base in Caernarfon home, has been honored by being named the mascot of the crew. The cat instinctively leaves the building when an alarm sounds, and returns when the paramedics do. BBC News reports: Although …

  • Breaking News–Cat Loses Birdfight!

    The China Daily posted this article about a cat that tried to score a few eggs from a magpie nest in the Shijingshan district last week. A cat kept by a 6-year-old boy in Shijingshan district, Beijing, prowled up a tree to raid a bird’s nest last week. Before the cat had a chance to …

  • Think Your Cat’s a Little Weird? You Are Not Alone.

    A Recent Article From Daily Cat Might Help You To Understand Your Feline Friend’s More Eccentric Behavior Cat-owners know that their little furball isn’t always just a ball of fluffiness curled up on the sofa. We all have seen our cats do some amazingly weird things, often for no (seemingly) logical reason. Joanne Eglash recently …

  • How Contagious is Feline Leukemia?

    Hi Dr. Barchas, My husband and I recently found a stray cat and took her in. We took her to our vet, who tested her for FeLV. He just called us to let us know that her test came back mildly positive and he wants us to re-test her in a few weeks. Our dilemma is that we currently …

  • Open Letter to All Catsters: Notice of Some Upcoming Changes

    In the Interest of Keeping This Lovely Community Informed on Upcoming Changes Hi Everypaw, It’s Ted here. If you don’t know me, I’m the guilty party who started this whole crazy furtastic thing. (Maybe you’ve purred with my dog Sparky?) I wanted to personally write you, the amazing pawple who make this whole thing great, …

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