Month: May 2010

  • ASPCA Battles Toxic Flood Waters in Search and Rescue Mission

    When disaster strikes, it is the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Teams first priority to get into the field to save as many animals as possible. At the height of the recent flooding in Tennessee, the team navigated swift water currents, pulling struggling animals from floodwaters, out of trees and from dilapidated homes. On May …

  • Mango Update from Best Friends

    As you read last week in The Cat’s Meow, Mango the Cat, a victim of animal cruelty, was taken in by Best Friend Animal Sanctuary so that she could receive state-of-the-art care from a team who specializes in caring for cruelty victims. Best Friends has set up a mini-website that features Mango’s progress journal. Here’s …

  • Good Dog!

    Today we turn the tables with a video report of a sweet dog mom at a Humane Society who adopted a litter of kittens. [VIA Gordy]

  • What Should I do if my Pet’s Heartworm Preventative is Late?

    Oops! It seems my pups heartworm medication has lapsed and they’ve been off the meds for over a month now. Do I need to have new blood work done or can I just go into my vet and request refills of the medication? Jessi Chicago Heartworms are blood parasites of dogs and cats. Heartworms are …

  • Cat Trees: Choosing the Best

    Cats love to have vertical space, and your kitten is no exception. Not only do cat trees give your kitten an appropriate place to climb, they also provide her with the exercise she needs and a natural opportunity to groom her own claws. However, in order to make your kitten’s cat tree experience a good …

  • How to Find the Perfect Cat Bed

    Although many cats sleep wherever they please — your bed, your furniture, your clothes, your guests’ bed, and so on — you may want to get your cat used to sleeping in her own bed. Or maybe you just want to spoil her and give her yet another delightful sleeping location choice. Either way, these …

  • Five Must-Have Toys for Your Cat

    Your kitten needs to play, and if she’s the only cat in the house, she needs to play with you. As strange as it may sound, play is a crucial part of your pet’s development. It enhances her coordination, gives her the exercise she needs to stay fit, and strengthens the bond she has with …

  • Cat Vaccination Guide

    Feline vaccines are easily the most contentious subject in veterinary medicine. So we consulted with Catster vet Dr. Eric Barchas, DVM to find the simplest vaccination guide veterinarians can agree on. According to Dr. Barchas, all cats – indoor and outdoor – should have the following vaccines every three to four weeks, beginning at six …

  • Gear Guides: The Best Cat Toys, Beds, Treats and More

    With so many cat products on the market, however is one to decide what to take home for the kitties? Here, for your perusal, is our series of gear guides for treats, toys, litter and everything in between: Five Must-Have Cat Toys – Play is a crucial part of your cat’s development, and if she’s …

  • Bobcat Kittens Adopted by Housecat Mom (Warning: CUTE!)

    In a reader? Click here This video is guaranteed to make you go “AWWWW!” Big Cat Rescue took in three newborn bobcat kittens (each weighing about 13 oz. each), then went about the task of finding a domestic cat to nurse and mother them. Thanks to Big Cat Rescue and the Suncoast Animal League for …

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