Month: November 2010

  • SantaPawsDrive.com Launches Virtual Toy Drive for Shelter Pets

    Unlike pets at home who are showered with gifts, animals in shelters are often overlooked during the holidays. Now in its second year, Santa Paws Drive is the first international toy drive run completely online to send some holiday cheer their way. Here’s the press release: PRLog (Press Release) Nov 30, 2010 November 30, 2010 …

  • Is Tooth Loss Common in Older Cats?

    I need to ask a question regarding my older cat. I believe my cat, Tyger has lost one of his incisor teeth. (I believe it is the bottom fang on his right side of his mouth). I’m not certain but he may have actually lost another incisor also! He just turned 10 years old in …

  • Town Mobilizes to Rescue Cat With Head Stuck in Storm Grate

    Last week, Braintree, Mass., Plumbing Inspector Andy Lyne was beginning his rounds when he noticed a cat in what appeared to be severe distress. As Lyne approached, he saw what the problem was: The black-and-white cat had its head stuck in a storm grate. Lyne called his office, which was located nearby, and requested that …

  • DIY Holiday Cat Crafts: Easy Upcycled Holiday Ornaments

    Christmas is just around the corner, and here’s a holiday project that’s affordable and easy. You can adapt the concept for other pets, kids or family members. Use recycled lids (like baby food lids), to rescue them from a lonely landfill fate. This project also is a great way to repurpose leftover bits of wrapping, …

  • Your Cat(s) and Shelter Cats Win in the Moderncat Holiday Give-a-Thon

    This month, our friends at ModernCat.net are giving away a gazillion great prizes in an amazing Give-a-Thon. The best part is, your cat can win, AND the shelter or animal charity of your choosing can win if your comment is picked at random as a winner. Go to ModernCat for details, and sign up for …

  • “Mailbox Kitty” Living Large In His New Home

    This June, the Linton, Indiana, Police Department got a strange call. A woman had been trying to give away a kitten at the local WalMart parking lot. But after failing to do so, she dumped her “problem” in a mailbox and walked away. A postal worker came to the scene with the police officers and …

  • Monday Movie: How to Draw a Cat

    When the motion is sped up like this, they make it look so EASY! In a reader? Click here to watch video.

  • Can Dogs Take Aspirin?

    Can dogs be given aspirin safely? Joellen Iowa City IA Yes and no. Aspirin has been widely used as a pain killer in dogs. For many dogs it relieves pain associated with arthritis or minor injuries. However, aspirin is in a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Like all NSAIDs, aspirin has the …

  • Therapy Cats Give Hospice Residents a Little Bit of Home

    Therapy cats often cause people to do a double-take. It’s common for dogs to be therapy pets, but very few cats are certified as therapy pets. In the following story, Nicole Young reports on a hospice that welcomes therapy cats who are improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients. Claire Gallo has had …