Hi Cat Lover,

Thanks for your understanding last month when
we had that darned snow storm and made this
newsletter late. (Thanks, Lara!)


Here's what's in this issue:
Cat traveling by backpack!
Cat gets new cancer treatment...
Trap Neuter Release still controversial...
Flat-headed cat is rare, now endangered...
Cat food news...
-- free cat nutrition report!
Stuff for Cat lovers...
-- new book about cats (Catscapades!)
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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Now this is a well-traveled kitty! He's riding in a backpack
with a young couple who are hiking to some exotic places!

http://bit.ly/aVFXpT

Thanks to Al for sending this in!

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Cyrano, a 28 lb., ten year old cat who had cancer, was given a new lease
on life when doctors at the veterinary college in Fort Collins, Colorado,
used a treatment that had only been used on dogs. Cyrano is doing well:

http://bit.ly/ah3DjB
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TNR programs are in the news again, and always controversial.
This one is in Charleston, South Carolina, where 10 feral cats
were trapped, fixed, then released back to the homeless shelter
where they live. Residents like them, but employees at the shelter
do not. And the argument goes on.

http://bit.ly/cdDpem
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Here's a cat I'd never heard of before... and it's already endangered!
It's called the flat-headed cat and lives in Thailand. Because they are
so small and shy, their existence has not been widely known, and is
not understood at all. Well, it's too late. So few remain, it's difficult
to study them, too. Why are they endangered? Why is any species
set to go extinct? Because of humans. Either over-hunted, or, as with
this cat and so many others, habitat destruction. Very sad...

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/worlds-least-known-cat-is-endangered.html

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CAT FOOD NEWS
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Diet is the key to the health of your cat.
What you feed your cat can help your pet avoid
many serious illnesses.

Dr Andrew Jones has just released a New Special Report
on Cat Health and Nutrition.

He said much of what he was taught as a practicing Veterinarian
about feeding cats has been shown to be false.

Cats are obligate carnivores - they NEED animal protein to survive,
and they cannot properly digest Carbohydrates. Yet most cat food
is loaded with poorly digestible, nutritionally inadequate
Carbohydrates. Find out exactly what food you should be feeding
your cat. Get this Special Report... It's free!

http://bit.ly/9pN3Uj

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It's been confirmed with the FDA that Nutro Pet Food is under
investigation (by the FDA) yet no recall has been issued.
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/04/nutro_foia.html

How many pets have to become ill before the FDA takes action?
The FDA itself has hundreds of reports of sick pets all linked to
this pet food company... why has nothing been done to stop the
deaths and illnesses?

If you or anyone you know feeds a Nutro Pet Food (dog or cat food),
please be very cautious. Please share this pet food warning with
other pet owners.

http://bit.ly/cprZr1
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Here are two sites that provide the latest info on what's
being recalled:

1. www.avma.org/petfoodsafety/recalls/default.asp
(from the American Veterinary Medical Association -
a review of all the latest petfood recalls and alerts.)

2. www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls
(from the US Food and Drug Administration)

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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.theanimalrescuesite.com/

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137

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.

NOTE: The FreeKibble site is having a weekly contest
now and giving away a $50 gift certificate every Friday!
After you've been to the site and answered your trivia
question, just click on the contest link and follow the
instructions. It's called Feed Me Friday.

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STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)
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I just found a wonderful little book about cats, called
Catscapades, True Cat Tales. It's a collection of stories
about all the cats the author has had in her life, and how
they affected her, her family, and even how the cats' lives
were impacted by her actions. Many of them were rescued
during a time when it wasn't common to do so.

I wrote about it on my website, here:
http://www.theproblemcat.com/catbooks.html
(Click on the Catscapades book cover on the left side
of the page.)

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WEB SITES to explore
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Flea Control Secrets
http://451f4xodu61fjns0ucg0iydp7l.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=FLEAS

Pet Poison Helpline
http://urbanpawsmagazine.com/archives/1137

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)

http://bit.ly/4E9bZj (How to report a petfood complaint)
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A SMILE FOR YOU
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April 30 was National Hairball Awareness Day... Really.
(Just brush your cat and keep those hairballs away.)
Sorry I didn't know about this soon enough to put in
the last issue! But now you know for next year! >^..^<
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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear and can rotate their
ears 180 degrees (all the better to hear the kibble bag open)!

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

Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
http://www.theproblemcat.com
It shows a parrot "massaging" a cat! Very cute.
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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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click on the Follow button under my picture!
http://twitter.com/drbert

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