Day: October 8, 2015

5 Facts You Need to Know About Injection Site Sarcoma

Injection site sarcomas are just what they sound like — high-grade, life-threatening cancers that occur in cats at the sites of injections, whether vaccines or other types of shots. Veterinarians know little about what causes injection site sarcomas, so prevention strategies are difficult to determine. Here are five facts about injection site sarcomas that cat …

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Mark Zemel Talks About His Documentary “The Purrtraitist”

A couple of years ago, the filmmaker Mark Zemel wentΒ to a cat show in Stamford, Connecticut, with his girlfriend as part of his birthday festivities. Once inside the venue, he noticed a flurry of activity taking place around a camping tent. It turned out someone had set up a photo studio inside the tent and …

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How to Minimize Fear in Cats Before a Visit to the Vet

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the September/October 2015 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine. As a teenager growing up on a small family farm in rural southern Idaho, I worked part time at a mixed-animal practice in a neighboring town. This meant examining and treating anything the …

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