23 Results in category Cats

Beware of Leptospirosis Outbreaks in Pima County

on 08/11/2017 - 11:39 pm

Do you have pets and live in Pima County? Officials are a little concerned because another dog has tested positive for the bacterial disease, leptospirosis. This is a verified case by the health department of Pima County. A local vet notified the health department of this devastating news.
The dog has recovered from the leptospirosis,but  no vaccination was completed prior to the dog picking up the bacteria from who knows where. There have been outbreaks in other cities that have affected anywhere from 50-70 dogs at a time. Prevention as a community is important. There are a few things you can do to help your pet from getting this terrible bacterial disease.
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Animal Center Experiences Overcrowding & Offers Free Pet Adoptions.

on 07/12/2017 - 03:24 pm

It is always super sad to hear about an overcrowded animal center. However, one animal center is doing something about the overcrowding and we love it. Clay County Animal Care and Center is having a HUGE adoption event this weekend. Because their center is crowded, they need to get some animals to a new home ASAP.
 

 
You can expect that June 11th and 12th all the adoption fees are waived. This means that you can take a beloved pet home for free. Nothing can stand in between you and your new pet, not even money. If you’re looking for a new pet, stop by tomorrow between the hours of 10AM and 4PM to pick out a new furry friend. You’re not just getting a new pet, ...

On Trend for National Dress Up Your Pet Day

on 01/14/2016 - 06:44 pm

Attention pet parents: today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. This holiday was created to celebrate our pets’ unique personalities and support the pet fashion industry. Here are 10 social media stars that are wardrobe ready.
 
Boo the Dog @buddyboowaggytails

Boo is  ready for winter! He’s wearing a fleece color block dog hoodie in dark ash, neon yellow and neon pink. You can shop a selection of T-shirts and hoodies like this one at American Apparel.
 
Marnie The Dog @marniethedog

Marnie is ready for a lazy night in with her phone, the TV remote and a big box of treats. Marnie is sporting a tye-dye top with adorable denim overalls.
 
Richard (@ric ...

Bravo Pet Food Announces Recall Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

on 12/15/2015 - 07:28 pm

Bravo Pet Foods has announced a recall on several of its products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.
The recall was initiated after a routine testing of a sample resulted positive for salmonella, according to the FDA.
Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for dogs and cats 2 lb. chubs with both the best used by date of November 13, 2016 and the UPC number 829546211028 are recalled.
201 cases of the affected product were sold in the United States between November 21, 2014 and January 2015.
Although they were not affected, the following products were recalled because they were manufactured on the same day as the contaminated product.
Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for cats and dogs 90 oz. c ...

Blue Buffalo Initiates Recall of Blue Kitty Yums Cat Treats Due to Chemical Contamination

on 11/10/2015 - 03:42 am

Blue Buffalo has initiated a recall of its Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe cat treats due to the possibility of propylene glycol contamination, which is not allowed by the FDA for use in cat food.
The contaminated product was distributed throughout the US and Canada via pet stores and online retailers. 
The FDA was prompted to test the product after a single customer complaint was received.  Low levels of propylene glycol were found in one bag in the impacted lot.  Erring on the side of caution, Blue Buffalo has recalled the entire lot produced with the subject bag. 
The affected product is in a 2 oz. stand up pouch.  Only the products with the following UPC ...

Halo, Purely For Pets Announces Voluntary Recall

on 11/04/2015 - 07:59 pm

Halo, Purely For Pets has announced a voluntary recall of its Spot's Stew Sensitive Cat Turkey kibble due to reports of mold.   Products with a Best By date of 09/04/2016 are the only ones affected.  No other product of Halo products have been affected. 
All consumers should immediately discontinue feeding their pets the affected product.  The remaining product can be returned to any Halo retailer for a full refund or replacement. 
The ingestion of mold may not harm some animals, however, it could possibly to cause digestive issues in animals.  If your cat is experiencing any digestive problems , or if you have any concerns, please contact your veterinari ...

The Battle for Best Costume at the Fifth Annual Barkfest

on 10/26/2015 - 05:30 pm

Dogs dressed in cute and creepy costumes alike came to the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook in Centereach on Sunday for Barkfest 2015. Hundreds of dogs were dressed up this weekend to compete for best costume. The winners got their treats early this year and went home with large goody-bags filled with Milk-Bones.
The event was sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus, Little Shelter, National Mill Dog Rescue, and Save-a-Pet. Long Island radio station, Party 105, provided a live broadcast.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 Author:  Siobhan Becker
 Photos:  Siobhan Becker

Claim to Fame: The World’s Oldest Kitty?

on 02/12/2015 - 06:54 pm

The average lifespan of a cat is about 15 years, but Tiffany Two, the 26-year-old Tortie cat has sauntered her way into the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Oldest Living Cat. In human years, this sassy girl is 125! Born March 13, 1988, Guinness records show Tiffany Two was bought the very same year in a pet shop for $10. According to her owner, Sharron Voorhees, besides taking arthritis and blood pressure medication, the spirited Tortie is still as lively as ever.
 
Tiffany Two might have some competition with Tuppence, however, a one-eyed, half-tailed 27-year-old senior who claims she is heir to the oldest kitty throne. Tuppence was born in 1987 and is a year olde ...

10 Resolutions on Your Pet’s List This Year!

on 12/30/2014 - 10:17 pm

It’s a New Year! Time for a fresh start! Start on some good pet-care habits, that is. Here are ten good ideas for your pet’s list. Let’s start the countdown!
 
10. A Bright Smile
Time to make sure you are keeping tabs on your pet’s oral hygiene. That means daily brushing with a pet-safe toothpaste. Along with daily treatments, it’s good to go to the vet for a cleaning from time to time as well. If these tricks are no good with your pet, try out some dental treats and weekly fluoride.
 
9. A Good Diet
Have you been slacking or letting your pet get a little too pawsy with your table food? Time to turn that around. Start by choosing a nutritious, ag ...

Come on Down to the Cat Café!

on 11/13/2014 - 08:04 pm

Oakland, California is home to the Raiders, crime, and now…cats! The Cat Town Café just opened and offers a very cat-isfying experience to its customers.
 
Visitors who come to the Cat Town Café have a chance to hang out with adorable cats while they enjoy coffee, tea, and cookies. It was modeled after the Japanese cat cafes that allowed pet-less tenants a chance for animal companionship. The difference here is that if you like a cat, you can actually take it home.
 
Cat Town Café was designed by nonprofit Cat Town Oakland’s founder, Ann Dunn, as a creative new way to find homes for shelter cats. The cats have all lived for several months in a ...