Month: November 2009

  • Are Feeding Tubes Appropriate for Cats Who Don’t Eat?

    I took my cat to the vet yesterday because he had not eaten for three days. His activity levels, thirst, urine etc are all normal. No vomiting, and no BMs since he stopped eating. He seems normal but he doesn’t want to eat. Yesterday the vet did a bunch of blood tests and today she …

  • After a 7-year Wait, Lois Finds a Furever Home

    http://news.bestfriends.org/index.cfm?page=news&mode=entry&entry=E39C3A31-B18D-EA56-953EE7A1F6F1D962&utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Friendly+rivalries

  • PetSmart Adoption Weekend Nov 13-15

    PetSmart Charities, PetSmart, Purina Pro Plan and Tidy Cat are presenting the Holiday National Adoption Weekend. The three-day sponsored adoption event takes place Friday-Sunday, November 13 – 15, 2009, in all PetSmart stores. The goal is to find homes for more than 15,000 pets in need. Contact the store in your area for participation times …

  • Are Vets Just in it for the Money?

    The other day a client balked when I recommended he feed his cat a special diet. The cat had been diagnosed with feline lower urinary tract disease, or FLUTD. The syndrome causes pain and inappropriate urination. In male cats it can lead to a serious complication called urinary obstruction. Cats with this syndrome are unable …

  • New Feature: Make Your Cat Profile & Group Buttons Any Color You Wish

    Purrs everypaw! Now introducing: a tool a colorize the top buttons on your cat or group home pages. Today’s update is very special because it marks the first time a feature has gone live on the site that was made by a member. The one and only Alice Billman, pawrent of (Callie Jean and PJ) …

  • Free Nutrition Workshop & Pet Food Samples

    This weekend, all Petco stores nationwide will host free pet nutrition workshops facilitated by specially trained in-store nutrition experts. During the 30-minute workshop, pet parents will learn about the nutritional needs of their dogs and cats, have a chance to discuss the benefits of good pet nutrition, receive an assessment of their individual pets nutrition …

  • Can Cats Suffer From Bulimia?

    Can Cats have bulimia? My cat Snickers throws up all the time. When he’s mad at you, especially. I give him foods with hairball control but, it seems he does it to try to control his people. If he gets upset about something, he will get right beside you and puke. What can I do …

  • Lovey-Dovey Kittens Beat the Odds to Find Furever Home

    A few weeks ago, Catster mom Jeanette and I were talking about wanting to adopt a special needs cat the next time we bring a new cat into the family. These are cats that have a hard time being placed in furever homes, and sometimes you’re saving them from certain euthanasia by giving them a …

  • Best Friends Photo Contest

    If you have some really great photos of your cats, are willing to pay an entry fee (part of which goes to animal charities), and would like to try to win a bazillion rolls of film (ok, just 50 rolls of film, but it seems like a bazillion), the Best Friends Photo Contest might be …

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