Month: July 2009

  • And the Winner of the 4th of July Purrade Photo Contest is…..

    We drew a name at random from the finalists in The Cat’s Meow’s 4th of July Purrade Photo Contest, and the winner is…. Rayna! Rayna Rayna wins 50 zealies and bragging rights! Thanks to all of you who pawticipated in the purrade! Hope you had a great 4th of July!

  • Happy Birthday, Rocky the Geezer Cat

    My sweet tuxie Rocky is celebrating his 18th birthday today. After all these years, he continues to enchant us with his quirky behaviors. Somewhere along the way, he bonded to my husband, Jeff, and in the middle of the night he’ll wake up and go over to where Jeff is sleeping, and snuggle his head …

  • 4th of July PURRade!

    Happy Independence Day, evrybuddy, frum The Cat’s Meow!!! I hope you’ll enjoy The Cat’s Meow’s 4th of July Purrade! The Grand Marshall of this year’s purrade is none other than Hazel Lucy! Hazel Lucy Hazel Lucy is joined on the flote hedding up the purrade by the finalists in The Cat’s Meow’s 4th of July …

  • Last Day to Enter the July 4th Purrade!!!

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. Today’s the last day to enter your photo in The Cat’s Meow’s 4th of July Purrade! Winner gits 50 zealies and bragging rites! Click heer for info on how to submit yer foto and to enter.

  • Kenney the Cat Survives Road Trip atop Car Engine

    Inspired, perhaps, by The Cat’s Meow’s “Road Trip” series, a plucky tuxie kitten miraculously survived a drive from Maine to New Hampshire this week inside the engine compartment of a car into which he’d climbed. Firefighters rescued him from under the hood of a car parked at a local hospital. By all accounts, a patient …

  • Provide a Safe and Sane 4th of July for Your Pets

    The Veterinarians at the Iams Pet Wellness Council have the following tips to help you prepare for a safe holiday weekend for your pets: Resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks displays. Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Some animals can become destructive when frightened, so be sure …

  • Where do Vaccine-Associated Tumors Develop in Cats?

    Hi Dr. Barchas, I know that the feline rabies vaccine has been associated with fibrosarcomas at the site of injection. Is it possible for the vaccine to cause tumors in other locations? Someone told me that the three-year rabies vaccine was more likely to cause cancer – is this true? My cats received the three-year …

  • Here’s One to Read over Breakfast…

    The Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University in Ontario, Canada has successfully refined a methodology to allow for a HUMAN TASTE PANEL to profile the flavor and texture of cat food products (CFP) and their component parts. Using these techniques, 18 flavor attributes and four texture dimensions were generated to describe the sensations elicited …

  • Encouraging News: Lynx Population is Increasing in Colorado

    Biologists in Colorado have been encouraged by the increase in the lynx population this year, after finding the first newborns documented since 2006: DENVER (AP) The discovery of 10 lynx kittens in Colorado this spring after finding none the last two years and the location of some of the newborns outside what’s considered the cats’ …

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