Month: January 2009

  • Seven Garbage Bags of Dead Siamese Cats Dumped in Texas

    A Gruesome Discovery Along Cibolo Creek A passerby made a gruesome discovery along Cibolo Creek outside of San Antonio Texas this week: seven garbage bags full of dead cats. All of the cats were adults and all appeared to be purebred Siamese, about 49 cats in all. Guadalupe County Animal Control responded to the call …

  • How Prevalent are FIV, FeLV and Heartworm in Your Area?

    What Feline Infectious Diseases Are In My Area? This week on Catster’s vet blog, Dr Barchus reported on a new website — kittytest.com — that provides data on the incidence of FIV, FeLV and heartworm by geographic area. It has a slick interface that allows you to mouse over your county and see a graph …

  • How can I Prevent Weight Gain in my Pet After Neuter or Spay Surgery?

    My cat was just neutered. I want to make sure that I’m taking good care of him so that he can heal properly. Could you give me some tips? For example, should I feed him a special diet for awhile? How long does it take for him to heal? Also, how soon can he take a bath? Nikki Los Angeles …

  • Have a Best Friends Sleepover!

    Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite As part of an innovative new program geared at socializing adoptable cats, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is now encouraging visitors to take cats with them overnight in their hotel rooms. The first trial run was held with cats Apollo and Teela, and humans Cyndi Pearce …

  • Sammy the Cat Gets His Own P.O. Box

    It’s A Good Thing Cats Don’t Usually Chase The Mailman Sammy, a gorgeous orange tabby (who looks a little like our friend Calvin), was recently evicted from his home in the Notasulga, Alabama Post Office because an anonymous customer wrote to complain, saying that since Sammy doesn’t pay taxes, he shouldn’t be permitted in a …

  • Goat Starts Fire; Cat Saves the Day

    A Fearless Feline And Farmer Fire This week in Warren County Iowa, a cat rousted its owner from sleep as their house was burning, saving the lives of three residents, two goats and the family dog.   One of the goats was the likely culprit, when a space heater in an attached shed — placed there …

  • Meet Sockington, Twitter Superstar

    The Cat Says…Tweet, Tweet Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix here. If, like me, yer on Twitter and yer a cat, yoo are probly a follower of Sockington, hoo yesterday reeched a major milestone: 5000 followers! I was lukky enuf to be able to catch Sockington between naps and treets and tweets for an exkloosive Cat’s Meow interview: …

  • What Causes Limp Tails in Cats?

    Cats Can Suffer From A Number Of Things That Can Cause Their Tails To Droop A couple of days ago this blog covered limp tails in dogs. Among canine companions, swimming and over-wagging are common causes of strained tails. Most cats aren’t big-time swimmers (although there are exceptions), so swimming isn’t very likely to cause tail …

  • And the Winner of the Dress Up Your Cat Contest is…

    Drum Roll Please! Susie! Susie’s name was drawn at random from all the entries, and she wins 25 zealies. Thanks to everyone who entered — you all looked pawsome! Concatulations, Susie! Check out all the great entries here!  

  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day Entries

    You All Look So Fierce! Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix here. Heer are the entries for The Cat’s Meow National Dress up Your Pet Day contest. I’ll continue to add entries as I get ’em (Klik heer for deetales). Dedline is midnite PT tonite. Tomorrow morning I’ll annownse the winner (pikt at randum frum all the entries), …

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