Day: July 11, 2012

What Shots Do Unvaccinated Cats and Older Kittens Need?

A Dogster reader recently asked about vaccine protocols for six-month-old puppies. The Internet is rife with recommendations for 2-month-old puppies, but devoid of answers for older ones. I answered her question, but it occurred to me that puppy and dog adopters aren’t alone. Plenty of people rescue or adopt older kittens, or full-grown cats, from …

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Cat Lady Suicide Study: Bad Journalism, Cultural Cliché, or Just Plain Ignorance?

Last week, news reports about a study allegedly linking cats (or cat feces) with suicide spun breathlessly around the globe, furthering the stereotype of the crazy cat lady and cats as evil. I watched, increasingly annoyed, as that "It’s d├®j├á vu all over again" feeling came over me. Now I’m ready to politely (ahem) discuss …

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