Month: July 2009

  • Microchip Problems Spur Pet Owner Concerns

    The following story, broadcast on WFAA-TV, points out the fallibility of microchipping your pet. Microchips are often invaluable in returning lost pets, even years later, but human error and technology limits can result in false negative readings. In other words, your microchipped cat could be turned into a local shelter, but if improper scanning results …

  • Helen Fazio and Raja Giving Cat Tips This Week!

    Hi again everybody – just wanted to pop in and let you know that travelers and bloggers Helen Fazio and her dog Raja are dishing out the tips on The Daily Cat Tip, the Catster blog that serves up a juicy tidbit of feline information every weekday. WHAT? A dog? Calm down, calm down – …

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  • GIVEAWAY: Win a Housecat Housecall Season 1 DVD

    Are you as addicted to Housecat Housecall as we are? Did you just start watching this season and wish you had watched Season 1? If you are, you’re gonna be rockin’ this week’s giveaway on The Cat’s Meow: You can win a Season 1 DVD of Housecat Housecall, and it couldn’t be easier to enter. …

  • Oregon Cat Safe after Daring Bridge Rescue

    A grey and white tabby who looks just like Jeter Harris was rescued this weekend after being stranded for five days 40 feet above the Clackamas River on the Carver Bridge in Oregon. The Oregon Humane Society’s Technical Animal Rescue Team was responsible for the daring rescue. Rescuer Ulli Neitch rappelled over the bridge railing …

  • Allsort the Cat is Back in Amy’s Arms Six Years Later

    In the UK this week, Amy Turnbull was reunited with her cherished cat, Allsort after six years. When Allsort disappeared in 2003, she was devastated, certain she would never see him again. Despite posting “missing cat'” flyers everywhere and conducting an extensive search, there was no sign of the black cat. Imagine her amazement this …

  • Is Your Cat Plotting to Kill You?

    Here’s a fun time-waster quiz coupled with a warning. You’ll never look at the litter box quite the same way again.

  • The Truth about Cats and Dogs… Pt 5

    We continute to celebrate “Cats and Dogs Week” at The Cat’s Meow. First up, the reader photos. The first two are photos of Freya the Dog. The first is with Smokey and the second is with Utu: The next two are photos of Noelle the Dog, first with Jackson and next, with Bulkley: And now …

  • Three Essential Summer Tips for Cats

    Today, we’ve got three essential summer tips to keep your cat comfortable, healthy and safe as we enter the dog days of summer. These tips boil down to three little words: Hydrate, Furminate and Educate. Here’s how: HYDRATE Just as humans are encouraged to drink lots of water when the weather heats up, so, too, …

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