Month: December 2009

  • Cat Hairballs: Should I Be Worried?

    The ancient Egyptians worshiped cats, just as modern cat lovers do, although we generally don’t carve our cat passions onto stone tablets. It’s important to keep these lofty thoughts about our felines in mind, particularly when one climbs out of bed in the middle of the night and a bare foot encounters the unmistakable cold …

  • Vitamins and Dietary Supplements for Cats?

    Pet food stores have aisles dedicated to vitamins and dietary supplements for pets, and if you’re a devoted cat owner, you may wonder if you should be giving Fluffy cat vitamins or other supplements. Ideally, you want to feed a healthy feline diet that provides all the nutrition necessary for your cat’s optimal health. If …

  • No One in Colorado Wanted Icee

    We recently posted a USA Today article about a sweet tuxedo cat named Icee in Colorado who was rescued and resuscitated after coming very close to dying from exposure in the snow. Usually, stories like this cause the shelter’s switchboard to light up with offers to adopt. This was the case for Icee — except …

  • Catsmas Giveaway: Day 3 Homer’s Odyssey

    On the Third Day of Catsmas, my kitteh gave to me: bestseller “Homer’s Odyssey”. The winner of this prize has been announced. Click here to see if it’s you! Earlier today, The Cat’s Meow interviewed Gwen Cooper, the author of New York Times bestseller, Homer’s Odyssey. Here’s your chance to win a copy! The drawing …

  • Cat of the Day: Wylie

    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 lucky tabby named Wylie in Southern Florida. Here’s his story: Introducing WYLIE! He was found in the road at just a few weeks old with the bone completely …

  • Meet Gwen Cooper, Catster Mom and Author of “Homer’s Odyssey”

    If you’re looking for a book to give a pet-loving friend this holiday season, look no further than “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life With a Blind Wonder Cat.” It’s the entertaining, heart-warming, and sometimes heart-wrenching story of Homer–the little blind cat who could–and his owner, Gwen. …

  • Cat Travel Tips

    Cats traditionally do not love to travel, although there will be some exceptions as cats are very individualistic and they love proving their humans wrong. Learning how to travel with your cat means learning how you can best adapt new environments to be safe, at best, and as familiar as possible. Air Travel For Your …

  • Kitten Health Guide

    Congratulations on your new kitten! If this is the first time you’ve owned a cat, there are a few things you should know about your kitten’s care and cat health in general. Kitten-Proofing Your Home A kitten is like a curious child; it’s bound to get into some mischief. Remove any toxic houseplants, cords and …

  • All You Need to Know About Ear Mites in Cats

    Ear mites are tiny, crab-like parasites that invade the outer ears and ear canals of cats. There are many different types, but the most common is Otodectes Cynotis, which is found in approximately 90 percent of all feline ear mite infestations. How can I tell if my cat has ear mites? If you notice any …

  • Car Travel with Cats

    Most cats prefer to stay home. The car trip for cats often means a trip to the vet or, worse yet for furry cats, the groomers. Yes, a few cats love car transport, but they are the brave and the bold. Traveling by car with your cat involves some very important cautions for itinerant cat …

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