Month: February 2009

  • Can People Catch Lice From Pets, and Vice-Versa?

    Are dog and human lice the same and do dogs catch human lice? And can humans catch dog lice? Anonymous Braxton County, WV Lice are parasites that infest birds and mammals. Cats, dogs, and humans are susceptible to various species of lice. Lice are common disease vectors. In people, they spread typhus. Although lice are …

  • Cooper the Cat’s Photo Exhibit Opens in Seattle

    Remember Cooper the Catumentarian, who wears a camera on his collar to document his travels throughout his neighborhood? Well, his work is now being featured in a solo photography show in Seattle. One day a week for a year, Cooper wore a lightweight digicam around his neck and went about his business patrolling the neighborhood. …

  • Eviction Order Rescinded: Snoopy Can Stay

    Claiming that the negative media coverage and a deluge of phone calls had nothing to do with their decision, the Windsong Care Center announced today that Snoopy the Cat may continue to live at the facility. (Thank you to all the Cat’s Meow readers who telephoned or wrote letters in support of Snoopy.) Cuyahoga County’s …

  • Snoopy the Therapy Cat Faces Eviction from Nursing Home

    18 FEB BREAKING NEWS: Read the update Johanna Shapiro has battled Multiple Sclerosis since she was 29 years old. Seven years ago, she was forced to move into a long term nursing facility. At the time, Shapiro–a lifetime cat lover–was forced to give up her two Siamese cats because the care center into which she …

  • Can Pets Become Addicted to TV?

    I think my cat is addicted to TV. I started leaving the TV on when I left to go to school or work, so he would have some background noise and human voices to listen to, in hopes he wouldn’t feel so lonely (he’s not your typical independent cat and quite enjoys human companionship). Now …

  • 118 Hoarded Cats Euthanized in Controversial Action by SPCA

    Last week, our Catster friend Snickers (right) alerted us to the story of cats rescued from a gruesome cat hoarding situation in St Anthony, Minnesota. The cats were found living with Stanley and Cheryl Saladis in a 500 sq ft mobile home, and the stench was so bad that the fire department was called in …

  • Monday Movie: Let’s Roomba!

    What’s funnier than a cat on a Roomba? A pile of kittens on a Roomba. Let’s watch! In a reader? Click here.

  • Win $5000 for a Shelter in Science Diet’s 3-Bag Challenge

    Science Diet is currently sponsoring a challenge to see if three bags of Science Diet will make a healthy difference in your pet. If you pawticipate in the 3-Bag Challenge, you can not only receive the following: Science Diet Coupons Free Pet Kit (with coupons, a training DVD, magnetic picture frame, full-color book on pet …

  • Why do Cats Develop Sores Near Their Ears?

    My cat is 1 yr. old and she keeps sores directly behind both ears, she also scratches this area alot. She has had this case since she was a kitten. What causes sores in this area?And could this be some sort of fungal issue? Angela Maysville, GA Several syndromes can cause skin lesions adjacent to …

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