Month: August 2011

  • Should I Be Present for My Pet’s Euthanasia?

    My cat was diagnosed with kidney failure two years ago. We have been treating her with fluids and a special diet, but her condition is starting to get worse and I know that soon I will have to make the difficult decision to end her suffering. Should I be present with my cat when the …

  • Airline Scurries to Find Lost Cat

    When Karen Pascoe discovered that American Airlines had lost one of her two cats in the bowels of John F. Kennedy Airport last Thursday, she fired “the tweet heard around the world,” launching a campaign that neither the media nor the airline could ignore. Pascoe was traveling to California with her cats, Barry and Jack, …

  • Moo’s Musings: I Don’t Like to Be Home Alone!

    O hai! Moo here. Can you all believe mom had the nerve to leave me and Pimp alone for five days while she went to BlogPaws? Five whole days! Well, we technically weren’t alone. We had a pet sitter (who we love!) who came twice a day to hang out with us and feed us …

  • Winners of the Free Tickets to BarkWorld!

    A couple weeks ago we announced a contest to give away 15 free tickets to BarkWorld Expo, and today we officially picked the winners! BarkWorld wil be contacting each of you to coordinate things, but we wanted to congratulate you publicly! Concats to: Debra Miller, Willow, I Have Cat, Kelly, Nancy Sigg, Nicole Robertson, Reneda …

  • New Drug May Replace EPO for Use in Cats; Use in Tour de France Uncertain

    Surely you have heard of erythropoietin alpha, also known as Epogen or EPO. EPO stimulates the body to produce red blood cells. These additional red blood cells allow Tour de France competitors to improve their performance without the hassle of traveling to the Altiplano to train. This tactic is called blood doping. EPO has legitimate …

  • Six Tiny Hurricanes Warm Firefighters’ Hearts

    Meet the cutest survivors of Tropical Storm Irene. After a wind-whipped and water-soaked weekend in New England, a man and his 6-year-old daughter ventured out to the Big Y supermarket in Northampton, Mass. The girl spotted a cardboard box floating in a big puddle, and when she looked inside she found a litter of eight …

  • Today is National Holistic Pet Day!

    People put a lot of emphasis lately on eating organic and being green and taking care of our bodies and being healthy, but did you know there’s a day dedicated to doing that for our pets, too? It’s National Holistic Pet Day, and it’s today! National Holistic Pet Day was founded by Colleen Paige of …

  • Why Isn’t My Cat Eating?

    My cat Missy hasn’t been eating, She’s very skinny. Yesterday, she finally ate a little. She doesn’t come out! What should I do before it’s too late? Vala Kewadin, MI Missy is sick. She needs to see a vet. Animals do not stop eating unless something is wrong. Think about the last time you went …

  • Famous Kitten Finds Home But What About All the Others?

    Last week, the story of a tiny kitten thrown out of a car on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York got its happily-ever-after ending. When the story of the little guys scrape with death, and of the New York Animal Care & Control officer who rescued him, hit the media in July, it sparked …