Month: April 2010

  • West Coasters: Did You Miss Out on BlogPaws? Check out BlogPaws West!

    LATE BREAKING NEWS! Get your flat cats ready! The next BlogPaws conference has been set, and will take place in Denver on Sept 9-11 2010. This one will be a two-day conference in response to requests for more of everything, and advance tickets are already on sale (this is likely to sell out early). Check …

  • GIVEAWAY: Win the Latest Greatest FURminator®!

    Happy Hairball Awareness Day! When the weather warms up and your cats shed their winter coats, it’s hairball discovery season, when you find those furry bile-coated gifts in places you least expect. If you’ve gotten out of the habit of grooming your cat weekly (or daily, if a long-haired breed), now’s the time to step …

  • Meet Cat Artist Kira Kuck

    One of the best things about attending the Fancy Feast/Friskies “Together We Can Recycle” Earth Day art gallery event in New York was meeting my fellow artists, about a dozen of whom were in attendance. We’d all been given the same assignment: Create a work of art that incorporates Fancy Feast and/or Friskies cans, no …

  • Thursday Thirteen: 13 Reasons to Attend BlogPaws 2011

    For the 250+ rabid pet bloggers who attended the first annual BlogPaws conference in Columbus, Ohio, the event was close to being a religious experience, and far exceeded everyone’s expectations. If you wish you’d gone but didn’t, here are 13 reasons to attend BlogPaws 2011: The organizers are really focused on keeping everything affordable. And …

  • Mean Cat Pops out of Birthday Cake

    Tabby loved messin’ with that whiny little rugrat. [SOURCE: The Lazy Gecko]

  • Rescue Group and Vet Pay Medical Bills for Burned Cat

    WARNING: This story describes an act of animal cruelty in moderate detail. Mango the Cat, a sweet calico, was recently the victim of animal cruelty. Her owner couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars in medical bills. New Beginnings for Animals Merced and a vet — Dr Christine McFadden — came to her rescue. This is …

  • Aussie Cops Take Wee Kitten into Custody for Hitchhiking

    A wee black kitten who was rescued from the engine of a Sydney AU highway patrol car has received a clean bill of health from the vet and is back in police custody. Estimated to be about four weeks old, the kitten survived two hours trapped in the engine compartment of Senior Constable Tex Tannous’ …

  • Introduce Toys Slowly when Playing with Your Cat

    When playing with your cat, introduce toys one at a time. It’s best to let them play with them only under supervision because they might break the toys and choke on the pieces, and so on. Don’t buy toys with small pieces that might fall off and even though cats love plastic bags, string and …

  • Getting Kitty Active at Home

    While the novelty of a cat tree might get your kitty moving for a few days, I wouldn’t count on it. Mine mostly use the tree to sleep on, to watch out the window, and it’s very seldom that they launch attacks on each other. The two things I would suggest to give a kitty …

  • A Word About Cats and Home Pain Relief

    Resist the urge to give your cat one of your own over-the-counter pain relievers to help him feel better. The problem is that cats are extremely sensitive to many drugs, even some of the drugs that dogs can take. Before you decide to medicate your cat, give your vet a call to find out if …

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