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Month: July 2008

  • Cedar Rapids Adoption Day Finds Homes for ‘Flood Cats’

    Cedar Rapids Animal Shelter is Helping Displaced Cats Find Homes After Devastating Flood 108 displaced cats were put up for adoption on Saturday at the shelter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on the Kirkwood Community College campus. Of those 108 cats, 60 found new homes. The recent flood waters in the region have not only caused havoc …

  • Kittynapper Demands Thousands for Return of Dipity

    Cat Owner Asked to Pay Thousands of Dollars for the Return of Her Kidnapped Cat Cat owner Kelley Abercrombie was having a business meeting inside a coffee shop in south Edmonton when witnesses claim to have seen two people take Dipity, Abercrombie’s grey, polka-dot-dress-wearing cat, from the parking lot outside and drive away with her. …

  • Animal Cruelty Suspected in Recent Cat Deaths

    Anyone With Information About Dead Cats Near La Quinta is Asked to Come Forward Over the past month, several dead cats have been found in the La Quinta area southeast of Palm Springs. Anyone with information is being asked to come forward by officials. The Riverside County (CA) Sheriff’s Department is suggesting that foul play …

  • Can Dogs and Cats Take Herbal Cleansers?

    Dr. Barchas, I am taking an herbal/homeopathic blend to “detoxify” my body of chemicals, metals etc. Are there any such herbal/homeopathic medicines for dogs? Joe Anne Mechanicsville, MD There are many homeopathic products available for pets. In fact, there seem to be several blends available for every conceivable condition, as well as many products for “cleansing” the …

  • Does Pet Food Cause Health Problems?

    Hello Dr. Barchas, Don’t you think that the pet food that is available for our dogs and cats is one of the major reasons they have huge health problems? Kimberly Mt Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand In a way, I do. But it’s probably not the way that you’re talking about. In developed countries, …

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