Month: August 2009

  • Cute Kitten Found in Landfill Promoted to Office Cat

    A grey and white kitten found by a field technician in the J. C. Elliot Landfill in Corpus Christie, Texas, has been rescued and immediately put to work as head office cat. Rescuers named him Elliot after the landfill. Like most youngsters, Elliot has had no trouble at all learning how to use the computer. …

  • Can Avoiding Vacations and Business Trips Prevent Illness in Pets?

    Dear Dr. Barchas, I read your article via dogster.com on why pets get sick when owners go on vacation. [Note: the questioner is not referring to the article published a few days ago. I originally covered the subject last year. Click here to read the article to which the questioner refers.] I recently experienced the …

  • Monday Movie: Who Kept the Dogs Out?

    In a reader? Click here. Don’t forget! You can leave a comment on this post for an entry in The Cat’s Meow’s giveaway of a custom oil painting of your cat by Linden Alley.

  • Can You Digg It? Or Do You Stumble Upon It?

    Do you use Digg? Stumble Upon? Do you want to? If you’re a Digg user and would like to join our Catster Digg Crew, send an email to us at diggers[AT]dogster.com with your Digg username and a link to your Digg profile page. We’ll visit your page and befriend you – that way we can …

  • The Telltale Tail

    Feline body language is universal and cats around the globe use it to express their every mood. Your cat’s tail is like a big old apostrophe at the end of her body that puts a fine point on affection, aggression, fear and happiness. One of the most primal tail movements is the violent back-and-forth swish, …

  • Microchip Warning: Are You Registered?

    Imagine this scenario. As a responsible cat owner, you’ve taken care to tag, bell and chip your cat. One day, your cat goes missing. She’s picked up and taken to a shelter and scanned for a microchip. They find the chip and the chip number, but when they search the database for your contact info, …

  • Iberian Lynx Back from Brink of Extinction

    The most endangered cat species in the world, the Iberian Lynx, is slowly clawing its way back from the brink of extinction. One hundred years ago, there were about 100,000 of these cats in the wilds of Spain and Portugal. By 2002, the population had dropped to barely 150. If it were to become extinct, …

  • Help Your Pet Sitter Out by Behaving Proactively Before Your Vacation

    When I was a child of 12, I started a venture that I believed would allow me to make money doing something I loved. I started a pet sitting business. By many measures, my business was a success. I had fun, and pet owning folks in Boise, Idaho got to go on vacations. I don’t …

  • How Can I Deal With Respiratory Infections in Kittens?

    Hi, My vet diagnosed one of my kittens with a corneal ulcer on the edge of his cornea. He mentioned it being like the cat version of the herpes virus. Now the other kitten has quite watery eyes. Is it contagious and if so how can I stop them just passing it back and forth …

  • Thursday Thirteen: 13 Cute Wild Cat Kittens

    And I saved the best for last: Don’t forget! You can leave a comment on this post for an entry in The Cat’s Meow’s giveaway of a custom oil painting of your cat by Linden Alley. [CREDITS: s-tiger.photovillage.org; unknown (email); s-tiger.photovillage.org; unknown (email); The Daily Telegraph; sushi.cementhorizon.com; hq-wallpapers.com; thundafunda.com; smh.com.au; honewatson.com; myopera.com; BBC UK]

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