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Month: September 2008

  • Cozy Cat Cocoon

    New Age Cat Cocoon for Your Feline Friends! If the Jetsons had a cat, she might lounge in something like this cat cocoon. In fact, Astro might want a doggie version for himself. If you’re tired of cat furniture looking like, well, cat furniture, check out this multifunctional design from One Form who describes it …

  • Last Chance to Donate $2 with Your New or Renewed Plus Membership

    Donations for the Morris Animal Foundation This is your last chance to donate $2 from your annual subscription renewal to the Morris Animal Foundation. We want to show them just how much the Catster community appreciates all that they do for our furry friends. This is it! The new annual Plus Membership subscription drive ends …

  • Monday Movie: “Meerkat Manor” Meets “Office Space”

    “Meerkat Manor” Meets “Office Space” The funny thing, this is exactly the same thing I do when the printer is acting up…!  

  • Help Your Favorite Shelter without Spending a Dime

    Vote for Your Favorite Shelter in Care2.com’s Animal Shelter Contest Now through November 1st, Care2.com and Adopt-a-Pet are sponsoring a contest in which you can vote for your favorite animal shelter. The top vote-getting shelters will win cash prizes. If you promote the contest, you can win, too: The 20 participants who recruit the most …

  • Mistrial Declared in NYC Cat Killer Trial

    Prosecutors  Might Retry The Defendant A mistrial was declared in the New York Cat Killer trial yesterday. Prosecutors said they might retry the defendant. A mistrial was declared in the New York cat killer trial yesterday. The defendant, Joseph Petcka (a former minor-league pitcher for the Mets) claimed his girlfriend’s DECLAWED cat attacked him and …

  • My FIV-positive friend, Babe

    Long Life Possible for FIV-Positive Cats Skeezix would like tot share the story of his friend Babe, who is FIV-positive, yet has still lived a long and happy life. Hey, evrybuddy, Skeezix heer! In today’s Catster Vet Blog, Dr Eric Barchas ansers the qwestion, “Should Cats with FIV/Feline AIDS be Euthanized?” The short answer was …

  • The Hemingway Cats Get a Reprieve!

    Exciting News For The Hemingway Cats In Key West The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museums has worked hard with the government to resolve their case and after 5 years, the cats have been granted their reprieve. The Hemingway cats may continue to freely roam their Key West, Florida estate, after a judge’s ruling in a …

  • TR Talks Catster with Forbes

    Catster HQ Had the Opportunity to be a source of Information for Forbes.com Mary Jane Irwin’s Forbes.com article on pet technology includes a bit of insight on the pet industry from Catster’s very own Ted Rheingold. From the article: You can always turn to social networks to set up play dates for your pet with …

  • Is Heartworm Directly Contagious?

    Hi – I am fostering a dog while a family relocates. I just found out that their dog is not on heartworm medication but mine are. What risk, if any, are my dogs at from the unprotected dog? Cindy Michigan   None whatsoever. Heartworms are blood parasites that are spread by mosquitoes. When an infected mosquito bites a …

  • That Bumper Has a Tail!

    Over in the UK, a very lucky Scottish cat is recovering after a 30-mile ride spent clinging to the underside of a camper van’s bumper. The driver spotted a tail sticking out from the bumper and was sick to think he might have hit the cat. Going to investigate, he found the diesel-soaked cat, nicknamed …

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