Month: June 2009

  • This Week’s Cat Tips Brought to You by Pawfun’s B.L. Ochman

    This week, it’s pet-loving blogger B.L. Ochman who’s rolling out the tips on The Daily Cat Tip, the Catster blog that serves up a juicy tidbit of feline information every weekday. We’re excited to have B.L. join our team of talented pet experts and can’t wait to see what else she’s got in store for …

  • NOT Traveling with Your Cat: Fluffy’s Staycation

    Last week we covered how to determine whether or not to travel with your cat, and what to do when you do. If you determined that Fluffy is better off at home, congratulate yourself on a wise decision. Most cats–even though they might miss your company–are happier not to join you on your trip. Which …

  • Monday Movie: Hittin’ the Nip too Hard

    In a reader? Click here. Remember folks, if you don’t talk to your cat about catnip, who will?

  • Traveling with Your Cat: Flying the Friendly Skies with Fluffy

    This is Part 7 in The Cat’s Meow’s series on Traveling with Your Cat. Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post and every other post in the series, so that you’ll be entered in the Iams Travel Giveaway. According to the Air Transport Association (ATA), over 500,000 animals are shipped via the air …

  • Travels with Murray

    This is Part 6 in The Cat’s Meow’s Road Trip series on Traveling with Your Cat. Don’t forget to leave your comments on this post for a chance to win a great prize package from Iams. Today’s guest contributor is Murray the First, a veteran of the open road from the Lone Star state. Murray …

  • Housecat Housecall Returns for a Second Season on Animal Planet

    Episodes of Housecat Housecall will air over a 12-week period on Saturdays at 10:30a.m. E/P with weekly encores each Sunday at 8a.m. E/P beginning June 6th. Cats have once again solidified their position as America s favorite pets by proving that a show dedicated entirely to their well-being can successfully break through the canine-dominated television …

  • How Contagious are Tapeworms?

    Dr Barchas, I’ve reviewed your web page on tapeworms and have a few questions. I am fostering a pregnant cat (apps. 1 year old, and about 5 weeks pregant) for a local humane society and found the tapeworm segments about a week ago. The shelter vet tech gave me medicine to give to her to …

  • One Cat’s 40-ft Leap to Freedom

    In what must have been a gut-wrenching experience for his rescuers, a cat who was stuck in a tree for a week in Warwick City Park (RI) takes a 40-ft plunge to avoid being picked up in a cherry picker:

  • Traveling with Your Cat: Accommodations

    Even if you don’t want to limit yourself by making reservations ahead of time, it’s still a good idea to research where you are most likely to find pet accommodations, and what the fees (if any) are before you hit the road. Clarify the Policies and Fees Upfront Fees and policies can vary widely, even …

  • Reward Reaches $7500 in Southern Florida Cat Mutilations

    Cat owners in Palmetto Bay, Florida have been warned to keep their cats indoors due to a heinous string of cat mutilations. Hopefully, the reward–which Miami-Dade Crimestoppers just raised to $7500–will provide an incentive for someone to come forward with information on the individual(s) responsible for the crime spree that has killed 29 cats to …

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