Hi Cat Lover,
Here's what's in this issue:
Surgery drugs recalled...
Cat food news...
-- Procter & Gamble buying Natura...
Stuff for Cat lovers...
-- Cat nutrition report...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
A common anesthesia used for feline surgery has been
recalled by the Food and Drug Aministration (FDA).
The drug is ketamine, and only certain lot numbers are
affected. Check with your veterinarian before your cat
needs surgery to be sure they are aware of this recall
and that the affected batches are not in their office.
Another drug, butorphanol, that is used for pain control
after surgery has also been recalled. Apparently, there is
some question about quality control at their St. Joseph,
Missouri manufacturing plant, after 5 cats died during
routine surgery. The problem might be rectified by now,
but it's good to know about.
This came out some months ago, but I just heard about
it this week. So I thought, in case it was news to you too,
I should pass this along.
CAT FOOD NEWS
Procter & Gamble (P&G has signed a deal to acquire
privately held Natura Pet Products. P&G says the move
allows it to "expand into the attractive holistic and
naturals segment of the petfood category," complementing
the company's current petfood brands and helping advance
an overall growth strategy of "reaching more consumers in
more parts of the world more completely."
Natura's brands include Innova, Evo, Healthwise, California
Naturals, Mother Nature and Karma. Its products are sold
in pet specialty stores and veterinary clinics, mainly in the
US and Canada. The deal should be completed this month.
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.
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.
STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)
As you know, diet is the key to the health of your cat.
Proper nutrition can help to prevent many conditions.
Dr. Andrew Jones just released a new Special Report
on Cat Health and Nutrition, which you can get here:
Free Cat Nutrition Report
In it he reveals exactly what to feed your kitty to prevent
(or treat) certain diseases -- such as kidney failure, urinary
tract disease and diabetes.
He said much of what he was taught in veterinary school
for nutritional needs has been shown to be false.
Cats are obligate carnivores -- they animal protein to
survive, and they cannot properly digest carbohydrates,
which is what most dry kibble is. (The cheaper the kibble,
the more grain it contains.)
Dr. Jones also just formulated a new cat care supplement,
which you will be able to read about on his website also,
and will be able to buy some if you choose to. A trial bottle
is only 9.95.
WEB SITES to explore
Flea Control Secrets
Pet Poison Helpline
Senior Cat Care Guidelines
ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening
Pet Poetry Book
How to move when you have pets
The Best Cat Furniture
Information about getting pet insurance
Radar, the Best Cat Ever
A SMILE FOR YOU
The cartoon strip Krazy Kat, introduced in 1916,
was the first animated cat (drawn by George Herriman).
-------- LATEST VIDEO -----------
Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
It shows a mother cat "rescuing" her kitten.
If you want to see more videos, go to my blog:
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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5 quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!
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