Month: January 2009

  • What Makes Hypoallergenic Diets Special?

    I have a lovely Shepherd/Retriever mix who suffered with dreadful ear infections for years until the fifth vet we saw finally sorted out it was allergies. She is now on Hill’s prescription low allergen z/d and doing very well on it. BUT I see on this website a lot of critique of this food. Can you advise what is or is …

  • Live Kitty Cam

    Cats On Film…Got Your Picture Video chat rooms at Ustream Foundanimals.org sponsors this Los Angeles-area webcam. These SoCal kittens will be available for adoption soon — click here for details.

  • New Jersey Sanctuary for Hard-to-Love Cats

    Millionaire Invests In Feline Futures Cat Guy Jonathan Rosenberg found his true career calling at mid-life. Turning his back on high tech, he built and now runs “Tabby’s Place,” a cage-free feline sanctuary that provides a lifelong home for special needs and hard-to-love cats. “It’s this world that’s so much more satisfying,” Rosenberg said. The …

  • Beat the Winter Blues with a Cat

    In Times Of Stress One Of The Most Valuable Assets Is A Supportive Relationship I’m sure this is no news to most of you, but a recent study found that cat owners are significantly less likely to suffer from the winter blues: HAYWARDS HEATH, England — Cat owners are significantly less likely to suffer the physical …

  • Bloomsbury Books Loses Longtime Mascot

    Goodbye To This Goodwill Ambassador Yesterday, employees and patrons of Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Oregon gathered to remember Orlando (pictured at right), who passed away last week after a 15-year career as the bookstore’s cat. Orlando was adopted around 1993 by retired Bloomsbury employee Marilyn Edwards. No one is certain of his breed and exact …

  • Monday Movie: Most Tolerant Cat in the World

    Patients Is A Virtue… In a reader? Click here to view.

  • From the Ashes of a Burned-out Home, a Tiny Mew

    Like The Phoenix, This Kitten Has Survived A House Fire Being Found Among The Ashes L to R: Jonathan Plattner, 12, Jessa Plattner, 14 and Jacqueline LeVoir with Ace the cat. A tiny kitten has eight lives remaining after miraculously surviving a fire that destroyed his home in Lakeside Park, Kentucky. The family and their dog, …

  • $30 Spay/Neuter Surgery Available in 2 Florida Counties

    Golden Opportunity From Sun Coast Animal League If you live in Pinellas or Pasco County, Florida, you may be eligible for low-cost spay/neuter surgeries: PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 21, 2009 For Immediate Release Contact: Rick Chaboudy, Executive Director League Office: 727.786.1330 Suncoast Animal League 1030 Pennsylvania Ave. Palm Harbor, FL 34683 www.suncoastanimalleague.org League Awarded Florida Animal …

  • How Big Can Healthy Cats Get?

    Hey Dr. Barchas, I have a Maine Coon cat and he is 22 pounds. Is this normal? Madison Abbotsford, BC, Canada Maine Coons are known for being large. I have known plenty of healthy Maine Coons who weighed in at 15 pounds or more. And, in the course of my career, I have met two healthy …

  • Photo of the Day

    A Picture Is Worth A Thousdand Today in SFGate’s Day-in-Pictures, this sweet photo, of a Palestinian boy in Gaza City carrying rescued cats inside a birdcage on a baby stroller: Good luck, kitties!

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