Month: April 2010

  • Are Motrin and Advil Safe for Pets?

    Is it safe to give a dog ibuprofen? Betty Queens, New York No. Dogs can tolerate a few doses of ibuprofen (also known as Motrin or Advil). It’s a decent painkiller. It’s in a class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In dogs, ibuprofen has a low margin of safety. If it’s used …

  • Easter PURRade Winners!

    It took the judges several hours and a few libations to get to a point where they could agree on the winners of The Cat’s Meow’s 2nd Annual Easter PURRade. Problem was, THERE WERE TOO MANY PAWSOME ENTRIES! GRAND PRIZE The Grand Prize Winner is Marvel Ann. The judges thought she was just the cutest …

  • Kansas Cat, Missing for 15 Months, Will be Heading Home from Illinois

    On Dec. 13, 2008, Graham Murdock’s nephew, Matt Murdock, was coming through Springfield, IL with his family along with their dog and a cat named Griffindor. They were on their way from Kansas to their new home in South Carolina and took advantage of their travel route to visit Graham and his wife, Ednita. As …

  • The Cat’s Meow’s Second Annual Easter PURRade

    A wonderful holiday to all! Bring on the contestants and the Easter PURRade! Wilson J Scooter as PEEPING TOM Violet Vivien, who says, “Bring on that bunny!” Sugar, who wishes everyone a sweet Easter! Minko (who would so love to be a bunnycat …. not! Ka – zar wishes everyone a Happy Easter. Orvis Ko …

  • Sleepy Saturday: One Big Ole Stack o’ Sleepy

    Enjoy sleeping in this weekend. Not enough room to stretch out? Then take a lesson from these kittehs and do the cat stack thing! Don’t forget to submit your Easter photo to The Cat’s Meow’s Easter Purrade! [PHOTO BY: elipson]

  • Why is my Cat Weak?

    Hi, I have a 16 year old male cat that was sick in October. He had low body temp. Bloodwork came back ok except for 1 muscle enzyme that was way off. X-ray showed shrunken kidney and enlarged heart. The cat got better within a few days. About a month ago he suffered what appeared …

  • Join The Cat’s Meow’s Easter Purrade!

    This weekend, we’ll be hosting the second annual Cat’s Meow Easter (and Passover/Vernal Equinox) Purrade. If you’d like to pawticipate, in the comments field post the url to the image you’d like to enter. (Or embed the image in the comments if you’re super tech savvy.) To find the URL of an online image, right-click …

  • iPhone App for Common Pet Poisons-Including Easter Lilies

    Whether youre celebrating Easter, Passover or the arrival of daffodils, its time to show our cats some love by keeping them safe from one of the seasons most popularand poisonousplants, the Easter lily. Cats are particularly vulnerable to this arresting flower, which can cause kidney failure within 36 to 72 hours of ingestion. All lilies …

  • No Raw Food Diet for Me

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. You know, I’d bin considering a raw food diet cuz it mite help me not have the sqwerts and my poops mite not smell as bad. But I dunno. I red the label and felt kinda qweezy in my stummick. We have qwite enuf vomito de gato in this howse without …

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