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Month: May 2010

  • How Cats Display Affection

    Whether or not your cat is affectionate depends on her personality, her breeding, and her upbringing. Some cats are aloof; some can’t wait to shower affection upon you. When a cat chooses to express affection, she’s more likely to show you than tell you, so understanding the feline lexicon of love requires that you understand …

  • The Basics of Cat First Aid

    If your cat has been in an accident or is suffering from the onset of a sudden illness, basic first aid might save her life. Because cats can’t explain what’s happened to them or where they hurt, it’s important that you learn to read the signs of distress and do what’s necessary to keep your …

  • Your Fur and Hair Can Help Clean the Gulf Oil Spill and Win a Tee

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. By now, yer all aware of the horribul oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But what you may not know is that YOU CAN HELP! All yoo need to do is donate yer furs to the cause. Yer peepul can donate hairs and panty hose. The panty hose are stuffed …

  • Update on Mango the Burned Cat

    WARNING: Story describes an act of animal cruelty in general terms. Sweet Mango, the Calico who never lost her power of purr, has found fancy new feline-friendly digs and state-of-the-art care at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We reported on Mango last week. She was doused with lighter fluid and set afire on April 20, sustaining …

  • I Now Purrnounce You Man and … Cat?

    In Germany this week, 39-year-old Uwe Mitzscherlich married his dying cat Cecilia in a faux ceremony. It’s not legal to marry animals in Germany (is there anywhere that it is legal??), but Mitzscherlich was eager to commit to the asthmatic cat before she went to the Bridge. The groom and “bride” have lived together for …

  • Monday Movie: Get Down, Get Down…

    In a reader? Click here. Can your cat do this? I thought not.

  • Warm Weather Wellness Tips from Cat Expert Dr Arnold Plotnick

    On Friday, which was National Hairball Awareness Day, I interviewed one of the top cat experts in the U.S., Dr Arnold Plotnick, MS, DVM, ACVIM, ABVP, about hairballs and warm weather wellness tips. In addition to being the founder of Manhattan Cat Specialists, Dr Plotnick is the medical editor of Catnip magazine, and is a …

  • Tree Surgeon Awarded for Saving Kitten’s Life

    A cat-loving tree surgeon, Mike Jones, has been presented with the “Hero to Animals” Award by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Jones climbed 100ft up a tree to save a little girl’s stranded cat. The 1-year-old tabby, Tiggs, had been stuck in a neighbor’s tree for seven days before she was rescued …

  • How to Talk to Your Cat

    Communicating with your cat is not simply a parlor trick you can perform to amuse your dinner guests. It’s an important part of training your cat and reinforcing your bond with her. Teaching your cat simple commands like “DOWN” and “NO!” will make her a better pet, while words like “Treats!” and “Dinner!” will help …

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