Hello Cat Lover,
Here's what's in this issue:
Cancer research on cats...
Allergies to pets...
Cat food news...
Stuff for Cat lovers...-
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
Two-faced cat sets record as oldest living "Janus" cat.
This has gone viral all over the Internet the last couple
of weeks. I'm pretty sure you've already seen it. But
in case you haven't, or would like to take a look at
"Frank and Louie" again, here's one of many sites
that carried the story:
A recent study on intestinal cancer in cats may help
researchers understand the disease process better in
humans, leading to better treatment and prevention
Researchers studied more than 1,000 cats over 47
years, finding that most tumors in cats were lymphomas,
or, cancer of the immune system, showing up most often
in the small intestine.
Interestingly, it was discovered that male Siamese cats
over 7 were most vulnerable.
Read the whole article: http://bit.ly/qWDi9n
From Science Daily, Sept. 29, 2011
Well, this isn't new information anymore, but studies continue
to support the idea that having pets does not cause children to
develop pet allergies. According to the most recent study, it was
found that exposure to pets during the first year of life is the most
important time and may lead to actually preventing a pet allergy.
Sadly, our black cat, Midnight, lost her battle with kidney
disease over the weekend. The tragedy is that she was
only 6 1/2! Her litter mate, Sox, is totally healthy, so we
can't figure out what made the difference for Midnight.
They grew up together, ate together, occasionally slept
Our vet had no answer for us. He just said that for most
cats, the kidneys are one of a cat's "weakest links." Not
much is known about renal disease.
For a general discussion on the subject, here is an
article I wrote:
CAT FOOD NEWS
Benefits of a Raw Diet for Cats - http://bit.ly/9a1T7y
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.
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)
CAT FENCE SYSTEM
MY FIVERR GIG: In case you need any cat photos
for a project or your website: http://bit.ly/fT8GKK
WEB SITES to explore
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.
Send a talking cat E-card!
You choose what to say and this site either generates the
audio, or you can phone in your own voice.
A SMILE FOR YOU
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Check out the video on my website: a swimming cat!
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.
Help feed the kitties that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.
Watch for your next issue of The Kitty Times in 2 weeks!
Purrs and nosetaps,
Roberta, the Cat Lady
mskitty @ theproblemcat.com
May all who are lost, be found. May all who are ill, be well.
May all in harm's way, be saved. May all without homes, be loved.
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