Month: July 2008

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

    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 for human residents, but for feline and canine ones as well. Since …

  • Kittynapper Demands Thousands for Return of Dipity

    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. After canvassing the area, putting up posters and placing ads in local classifieds, Abercrombie was …

  • Animal Cruelty Suspected in Recent Cat Deaths

    The Riverside County (CA) Sheriff’s Department is suggesting that foul play is more than likely to blame for a recent string of cat deaths in La Quinta, southeast of Palm Springs. Over the past five weeks, six dead cats have been discovered in the area, their bodies gutted, mutilated or shot. A spokesman for the …

  • 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 …

  • 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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