Month: May 2010

  • Did my Vet Commit Malpractice?

    Hi Eric!! I am currently staying with some family friends whose cat had thyroid surgery. The cat is a healthy 15-year-old. At the time, the vet said that other than minor risk from anesthesia, there would be no complications from such a procedure, and that she wouldnt have to take medicine. Well, turns out the …

  • Four Ingestible Hazards for Cats

    As you’ve discovered by now, your pet is an amazingly curious and resourceful hunter of fun things to do and eat. Unfortunately, some of those things can be harmful or even fatal. Below is a list of four common household items you need to keep out of your cat or kitten’s reach – and out …

  • Help Kate the Cat Celebrate Mother’s Day

    Hey, evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. Last munth win I went to New Yawk, I stopped by the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, wich is on Lon Guyland. North Shore Animal League saves the lives of more than 20,000 pets a yeer, and it’s been doing so for 65 yeers. It is the largest no-kill …

  • 6 Steps to a Cat-Safe Computer Work Area

    It’s no secret that cats love computers. Case in point: Catster has over 223,000 members, many of whom spend long days and nights at their computer keyboards, socializing with their online friends. But computers aren’t always safe for cats, and cats aren’t always good for your computer and other office equipment. Here are six steps …

  • A Sneak Peek at the New Catster

    Hi everypaw, We’re getting closer to launching the new, improved Catster.com, and thought we would share a few screen shots to give you a small taste of what’s in store. The new top navigation bar will have a distinct “Community” button, and clicking on that opens up this extensive submenu, providing easy access to key …

  • Thursday Thirteen: 13 Eco & Cat-Friendly Gardening Tips

    As the weather heats up, many of us are spending a lot of time in our gardens, and often, our cats share that time with us. They seem born to be “garden supervisors.” Here are thirteen tips to optimize your garden for the enjoyment and safety of your cat. If you have a yard, you …

  • How to Handle a Cat

    Before you adopt a cat, it’s important to learn how to handle a cat properly, and teach your children proper handling as well. Don’t immediately walk up to an unfamiliar cat and pick her up. First, get to know her and let her smell you and check you out. Pet her lightly on the back, …

  • Cat Grooming: A Primer on Keeping Kitty Clean

    Grooming your cat does more than just keep your cat looking her best. It’s also an opportunity to bond with your cat as well as inspect her body for lumps, ticks and tender spots. Some cats require more grooming than others. Generally, the more fur a cat has, the more grooming she will require. Senior …

  • How to Socialize Your Cat

    What is Cat Socialization? Cat socialization is the process of developing trust in your cat and acclimating her to people and other animals in the home environment. A cat who is not socialized can be timid, distrustful, scared or aggressive. A well-socialized cat is more likely to be loving, trusting, affectionate and well-behaved. It’s especially …

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