Month: September 2008

  • Cozy Cat Cocoon

    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 as: A sculptural, multi-functional pet furniture. An alternative …

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

    This is it! The new annual Plus Membership subscription drive ends today! We’ve not only been meowing a $2 donation to the Morris Animal Foundation for each new annual Plus subscription, but for each renewed annual Plus subscription as well! So if you still want to get in on the donating action, get a new …

  • Monday Movie: “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

    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 friends to vote will each get a $50 gift certificate. …

  • My FIV-positive frend, Babe

    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 no, and I was vary happy to reed that. Yoo see, my gramma’s cat, Babe, is FIV-positive. (That’s a pikcher of Babe above.) He was a tame feral cat …

  • The Hemingway Cats Get a Reprieve!

    The Hemingway cats may continue to freely roam their Key West, Florida estate, after a judge’s ruling in a legal case that could have resulted in them being removed or caged. It’s taken five years and $250,000 for the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum to resolve the case. They’d been threatened by the USDA with …

  • TR Talks Catster with Forbes

    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 other pets. Dogster and Catster, sites that started out as a way to …

  • 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 …

  • 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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