Month: November 2009

  • Wordless Wednesday: Baby Bobcat & Bambi

    Tomorrow: The story behind the photos.

  • Health Alert: Is Your Cat on Vetsulin?

    FDAs Center for Veterinary Medicine Alerts Veterinarians About Problems with Vetsulin to Treat Diabetes in Dogs and Cats November 2, 2009 The Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health are alerting veterinarians and pet owners that Vetsulin, a porcine insulin zinc suspension used to treat diabetes in animals, …

  • Win a Year’s Supply of Purina One with Your “Cats at Play” Photo

    This month’s photo contest at Martha Stewart Pets is “Pets at Play.” Your winning photo could get you a year’s supply of Purina One cat or dog food. (If that’s not a flavor your cat eats, you can always donate it to your favorite shelter or a pet lover in need.) Entry Deadline: 15 NOV …

  • Trivia Tuesday: 15 Fascinating Feline Facts

    Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming themselves as they do through urination. Charles A. Lindbergh left his kitten, Patsy, at home in 1927 when he made his famous transatlantic flight because it was “too dangerous a journey” to risk her life. But a kitten named Jazz crossed the Atlantic on …

  • Seattle Shelter to Give Away Cat Food to Needy

    This week, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be giving away cat and dog food to families in need. Here are the details: SEATTLE The Seattle Animal Shelter joins with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to recognize National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, Nov. 1-7, 2009. The shelter and HSUS encourage Seattleites to take …

  • Halloween Giveaway Award Winners

    Hey, evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. It’s the moment yoo’ve all been wating for: the annownsmint of the winners in The Cat’s Meow’s Halloween Costume Contest and Purrade. We had a lot of amazing entries, and the judges had a hard time narrowing down the feeld to 8 finulists. From those 8 finulists we drew an entry …

  • 10 Ways to Support National Shelter Appreciation Week

    National Shelter Appreciation Week runs from November 1 – 7. Now, more than ever, shelters need our help to save adoptable pets. Even if you aren’t in a position to adopt a pet, here are ten ways you can support your local shelter this week: Sign up to be a foster parent. Help raise kittens …

  • Monday Movie: Whack-a-Ferret

    In a reader? Click here. For more cat-ferret action, click here.

  • Halloween Purrade Finalists

    What a great Halloween Purrade we had yesterday! The judges have weighed in with their picks for finalists. The judging criteria included: Photographic quality Originality Degree of Difficulty LOL factor We also factored in the comments left on the Purrade post yesterday. In selecting the finalists, only one entry from each family is eligible for …

  • Are Oral Tumors Common in Two-Year-Old Cats?

    Hello, Dr. Barchas! I wrote to you about a year ago about my kitty that was born with an overbite and asked how common were there etc etc…well, since then she has gotten a bit worse unfortunately. The vet said a tumor has infected her poor deformed jaw and could slowly suffocate her to death …

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