Hello Cat Lover!

Well, I hope the third time's the charm. The weather
is so bad here, I keep losing the Internet connection.
This is my 3rd attempt to send this out... let's hope
it goes!
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Here's what's in this issue:

Airlines that allow pets...
Update on Lucky Girl...
Cat food news... Nutro recalls cat food
Cat Care Tips... acupuncture, fighting mosquitoes
Websites to explore...
New video...
A petition to sign...

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS - Traveling!
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Southwest Airlines is reversing its longtime no-pets policy.
Starting with tickets booked June 1, for travel June 17 or
later, you’ll be able to bring a small cat or dog aboard for
a fee of $75 each way. Pets will still be banned from the
cargo hold. This is a good thing, other than to say that
it also means only small pets can fly with you... such as
cats! No big dogs.

http://bit.ly/10UoNE
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I reported earlier on a new airline just for pets, called
Pet Airways. Word is spreading as they become better
known, and many hope they are able to sustain their
business, adding more citites to their flight schedules.
It's a pets-only airline, though. No humans, except for
the attendants... and, of course, the pilot!

http://www.petairways.com

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And this one:
JetBlue airways has unveiled JetPaws(TM), an exclusive
new in-cabin program designed to provide pet owners
with helpful Travel Pettiquette guidelines, which outline
the social graces of jetting with small dogs and cats.
As part of the new program, customers will also receive
two bonus award points for each flight through JetBlue's
TrueBlue customer loyalty program, helping two-legged
customers earn free travel faster when traveling with
Fido or Fluffy.

http://www.jetblue.com/jetpaws/

Get this free 20-page book with tons of info:
http://www.jetblue.com/jetpaws/images/JB_PetGuide.pdf

(It will automatically download when you click that. Just
remember to SAVE it, or it will go away when you close it.)

Thanks to Bob E. for sending this info!

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Update on Lucky Girl: Thanks to everyone who donated to
help this cat during her time of desperate need.

http://www.hipaws.com/Luckygirl.html

She's just been adopted and will be off to her new home
as soon as the vet releases her!

Thank you for helping her!

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Don't forget:

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.

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CAT FOOD NEWS
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Responding to overwhelming complaints without admitting
any responsibility, Nutro Petfood has issued a voluntary recall on
their dry cat food with expiration dates between May
and August of 2010. They are blaming the bad batch on a pre-mix
supplier for incorrect levels of zinc and potassium.

http://www.nutroproducts.com/press-recall/press-recall.html
(Nutro's version of the recall)

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm154317.htm
(for a complete list of specific products)

But this hasn't been a smooth event. Read this:

A woman in British Columbia tried to speak to Nutro
about one of her cats that began vomiting after eating Nutro
pet food and another that refused to eat it.

"I got worried and phoned their company and was eventually
yelled at by Diane, the consumer receptionist. I contacted the
store where I bought it, and was told another client complained
of a very sick cat. A rep contacted me and was rude to me.
I ended up throwing the crap out and putting them on Kirkland
cat food. My cat gained back ALL of her weight within 2 months.
I was treated very badly by those roaches at Nutro."

Read more:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/05/nutro_foia05.html


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Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can
to 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.theanimalrescuesite.com/ (Just click to donate)

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137 (click to donate)

http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)

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INTERESTING TIPS FOR CATS
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Acupuncture for cats:
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=10457751
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Mosquito control?
If you use Listerine, you can also use it to repel mosquitoes!
It's a lot cheaper than the usual, toxic, bug sprays. Just put it
into a spray bottle and use it around your outdoor activities.
It also lasts longer than the bug sprays. And, it should protect
your kitties from mosquito bites, too, if they enjoy being on your
patio or deck with you during the summer. (Remember, mosquitoes
can carry the organisim that causes heartworms. And yes, cats can
get them, too.)

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WEB SITES to explore
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I added a "video article robot" to my blog, here:
http://cathealthproblems.blogspot.com
It sounds like a robot, too. But it was fun to make!

Should You Get a Second Cat: (another video robot)
http://bit.ly/yLj79

ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening - Link to full page:
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/pet-safe-gardening.html

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/917149
ticks and flea treatment

http://www.theproblemcat.com/letsmove/
(How to move when you have pets)

http://www.thebestcatfurniture.com
(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)

http://www.everypetmatters.com
(Information about getting pet insurance)


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A SMILE FOR YOU
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Some cat trivia:

The lightest cat ever on record was Tinker Toy, a Himalayan
who weighed only 1.5 pounds!

A group of cats is called a "Clowder." A "Colony" is a group
also, but refers more to them in their location. I see this as
Family, compared to Village (or town).

-------------------------- LATEST VIDEO -------------------

Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.

http://www.theproblemcat.com
(It's about a cat that finally figures out how to jump into a box,
then keeps doing it. It really is pretty funny.)

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If you want to see more videos, go to my blog:
http://loveablecat.blogspot.com
and then go clear to the bottom of the page, where I have
a "Video Bar" with several cat videos that change out every
so often. So there is always a fresh one there in case
you need a cat video fix and can't wait for the next Kitty Times!

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TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
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This section may contain stories that are potentially disturbing,
as they may be about abuse or other sad situations. They are presented
only if there is some action we can take, such as signing a petition.
No stories will be shown that are sad with no way to handle it.
If you do not wish to read about these, do not click on the links.

The following is a very disturbing story. If you want to help, please
sign the petition to get this evil teenager tried as an adult:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/181847273

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Do you have any interesting stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
this newsletter. (Include your name and website
if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
your website. Or, anonymous is OK, too. It's
up to you.)

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