Month: December 2009

  • Catsmas Giveaway: Day 5 – 3 Gingercat Press Mini Cat Prints

    On the 5th Day of Catsmas, my kitteh gave to me 3 Mini Cat Prints. Entries for this prize have closed, and the winner will be announced shortly. Check back to see if you’re the winner! Day 5’s prize is a group of THREE ACEOs — YOUR CHOICE from Gingercat Press. Read The Cat’s Meow’s …

  • Cat of the Day: Gizmo

    Each day throughout the holiday season The Cat’s Meow will showcase an adoptable cat seeking a home in time for the holidays. Today’s featured cat is a gorgeous and personable tabby named Gizmo in San Diego, CA. His PetFinder Pet ID# is 31853. Here’s his story: Why I’d make a great companion: I’m a beautiful …

  • Catsmas Giveaway: Day 4 – Pet’s-Eye-View Cat Cam

    On the 4th Day of Catsmas, I gave my cat a cam. Today, we’re giving away a camera that can be worn on your cat’s (or dog’s) collar, so you can monitor her daily activities and see if she has potential as a feline photojournalist (like Cooper the catumentarian). My cats Skeezix and Tripper have …

  • Cat of the Day: Moonshine

    Each day throughout the holiday season The Cat’s Meow will showcase an adoptable cat seeking a home in time for the holidays. Today’s featured cat is a blue-eyed Meezer named Moonshine in Louisville, KY. Here’s her story: Moonshine is a lovely kitten, laid back enough to let the photographer take pictures but highly alert to …

  • Best Friend Friday

    Have you voted for Best in Show in the World’s Coolest Cat Show, yet? Here are five felines BFFs vying for the grand prize, and competing against each other in the “Best Friends” category. And, there are 70 other finalists. Check ’em out, then cast your vote for Top Cat! Vote Sir Alfie Kneads-A-Lot♥ for …

  • The Five Most Common Feline Physical Ailments

    Prevention and early detection are the keys to good pet health. The more aware you are of the most common cat ailments and symptoms, the better you can respond to feline health problems before they become life threatening. Here’s a rundown of the five most common cat health problems and how to detect them. Skin …

  • When Should I Spay or Neuter My Cat?

    All cats and kittens should be either spayed or neutered unless the owner is in the business of raising purebred cats. The days of letting the family cat have a litter of kittens so that kids could observe the miracle of birth are long gone. Animal rescue groups have done an excellent job communicating the …

  • The Five Essential Cat Grooming Tools

    “I love cats because I enjoy my home, and little by little they become its visible soul.” –Jean Cocteau One would hope that visible soul Mr. Cocteau is referencing would not include loose balls of cat hair, rolling around your floor like so many furry tumbleweeds. A groomed cat will yield a fur-free home and …

  • All About Feline Urological Syndrome

    Urinary tract ailments are the most common reason your cat will have to visit a veterinarian, with the exception of routine checkups and shots. The most serious urinary syndrome is Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS), which is also sometimes known as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. Although the exact cause of FUS is not completely understood, …

  • Cats in Heat

    The symptoms of a cat in heat can try the patience of even the most loving pet owner, which is why veterinarians recommend having female cats spayed before the first heat cycle occurs. A cat that is “in heat” has entered the phase of the feline reproduction cycle that’s characterized by her receptiveness to males …

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