Hi Cat Lover,
Here's what's in this issue:
Cat becomes jogging companion...
OK or not OK to sleep with our pets...
Cat food news...
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
"Roadrunner" the cat started out as a stray kitten watching
this guy jogging every morning. Since cats learn by
observation, she soon joined him on his daily run.
After a month, he was so connected to this cat, he
took her in as a pet!
So, is it OK, or not OK, to let your pets sleep with you?
Last month, I mentioned a story from the CDC, Centers for
Disease Control in Atlanta, that says it's a health hazard to
sleep with animals. http://bit.ly/dKOgo3
Well, here's the other side of the story, the side I agree with:
However, I tend to think it's hazardous for small pets
to sleep with large humans because the pet could be
smothered...not the other way around. A woman I know
told me about her young son who flattened a kitten in
his bed... and laughed in the telling! I must have had a
horrified look on my face, because she stopped laughing
and said, well, it was pretty sad.
CAT FOOD NEWS
http://bit.ly/4E9bZj (How to report a petfood complaint)
Here are two sites that provide the latest info on what's
(from the American Veterinary Medical Association -
a review of all the latest petfood recalls and alerts.)
(from the US Food and Drug Administration)
Help Feed Shelter Animals
Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can and
click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this, but it can only be done once per day.
http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)
You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.
STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)
NEW FROM Dr. JONES:
http://bit.ly/fvz5d7 Latest video on pet food and nutrition.
Also, read about his travails with his veterinary licensing
issues and why he closed his practice. It's all on his web
http://www.theproblemcat.com/letsmove/ How to Move With Pets
http://bit.ly/daZr9h - Flea Control Secrets
(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)
WEB SITES to explore
Try this out --- send a talking cat E-card!
You choose what to say and it either generates the
audio, or you can phone in your own voice.
Helpful information if you're traveling with your pet:
Flea Control Secrets http://bit.ly/daZr9h
Pet Poison Helpline (Note, this is a new URL. The one
I've listed in previous issues is no longer online.)
Keep this information "on top," that is, don't bury
it in a notebook or on your computer. When (if) you
should need it, you don't want to waste time looking for it.
A SMILE FOR YOU
Celebrated English nurse Florence Nightingale was a
BIG cat lover and had over 60 cats in her lifetime.
[Side note: I've had more!]
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Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
You're gonna love this one! It's called Cats With Thumbs.
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:
If you're so inclined, it's a good resource to find petitions to
sign, letters to write, or other actions we can take to help pets in
A good resource for helping people decide what kinds of help best
fit their own abilities and interests.
Five quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!
Help feed the kitties that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.
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