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 alot of critique of this food. Can you …

  • Live Kitty Cam

    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

    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 sanctuary is named for one …

  • Beat the Winter Blues with a Cat

    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 and emotional symptoms of the ‘winter blues’, a new study has found. Findings …

  • Bloomsbury Books Loses Longtime Mascot

    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 age, but he was named …

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

    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, Lassie, escaped through an upstairs window as the fire raged, but 6-month-old Ace the …

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

    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 Friend Grant 1,500 Low-Cost and No-Cost Cat …

  • 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 …

  • Photo of the Day

    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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