Month: October 2008

  • Halloween Cat Safety

    Drs Foster and Smith offer the following tips to keep your cats safe this weekend during Halloween festivities: During this time of mischief and pranks, all too often cats become unwilling participants. Keep your outdoor pets well supervised in the yard or, better yet, keep them indoors and safe from neighborhood hooligans at night. Make …

  • Happy Cat-O-Ween!

    Here are some pawsome Halloween Kitties to get you in a celebratory mood. All of these were finalists in the 3rd Annual Cat Bloggers’ Halloween Contest (and most are Catsters!): As seen on Snuzzy! Minchie as the Donald: Kaze as Audrey Hepburn: Pixie: Fuifui Moimoi Mercy (back to the 50s pumpkin): Reebok: Samoa as Snow …

  • Extreme Pumpkin Carving

    Every year, we get psyched up about doing an ambitious pumpkin-carving project, and just about every year, life gets in the way and we defer our dreams of Jack-o-Lantern glory to the next Halloween. Then I see some really amazing carved pumpkins and give up the dream altogether. Cuz after you’ve seen some of Scott …

  • Peanut Cat

    This amazing video showcases “Peanut Cat” who, with incredible focus and determination, singlehandedly (singlepawdedly?) and enthusiastically opens a container of peanuts.

  • Black Lab Adopted by Shelter Cat

    In Harrisburg, PA, Jelly Bean, a grey mother cat at the Humane Society of Harrisburg, is raising a chocolate Labrador puppy as her own. Baby Bear, the lab pup, ended up at the Humane Society after being abandoned by his mother at three days old. Workers at the shelter kept him warm with a heating …

  • Can Pets Benefit from Physical Therapy?

    My three-year-old Labrador just had knee surgery. Is there any sort of physical therapy I should be performing to help him recover? Amanda Brooklyn, NY Physical therapy and rehabilitation are emergent fields in veterinary medicine. Physical therapy has the potential to help cats and dogs suffering from neurological disorders, arthritis, trauma and surgery. Basic companion …

  • Cornell University Offers Free Pet Health Videos

    Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has a website — Partners in Animal Health — that offers comprehensive videos on a variety of health and wellness topics — from Cancer to How to Give Your Cat a Pill. Here’s a description of the currently featured vids: These won’t replace a trip to your vet, but …

  • Interview with Pixel May, World’s Coolest Daredevil

    Hi, evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. Today I’m interviewing my best frend, Pixel May, who was last yeer’s winner of the Daredevil category in the World’s Coolest Cat Show. After warming up with a brisk 60-second freefall, Pixel and I talked about her daredevil streek and what wint on behind the scenes of her award-winning daredevil foto. …

  • What Causes Scabby Necks in Cats?

    I have a cat who bites all the other cats in our home around the neck area (she is a sweetheart to humans). This causes my other cats to get scabs on their neck area. What kind of medicine would you suggest to help their wounds heal more quickly? Cheryl Troup, TX Cats are diligent …

  • Cracking the Cat-O-Nine-Tails for Rescue Operation Cash

    In the weird news department yesterday, the New York Post described how a Manhattan dominatrix, “Goddess Haley,” got into the sex trade to finance the cat rescue operation she runs out of her apartment in Brooklyn. Every day she hits the dungeon (and her clients) to finance the $1,000 a month cat food bill and …

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