Category: Cats

Rescue Meez

by Martha Michael A new book details one woman’s journey from “cat lady” to animal rescue owner. Siri Zwemke was simply trying to adopt another Siamese cat when she ended up taking ownership of dozens of pets and launching a nonprofit. The reader’s experience when leafing through the pages of Zwemke’s memoir, “Rescue Meez,” sounds […] Read more

Kitty Kasas – More Comfort for Cats ‘Shark Tank’ winner pays it forward

by Natalia Radcliffe Everyone needs a safe, clean place for both rest and recreation – even your cat. A company called Kitty Kasas builds felines forever homes that are virtually indestructible and offer a lifetime guarantee. The Kitty Kasas Bedroom is an approximately 15-inch x 15-inch x 12-inch cube that snaps together to create a […] Read more

Eco-Tails, Organic, Biodegradable Pet Products

by Martha Michael There are few Santa Clarita businesses that can claim a connection to places across the globe, but Eco-Tails, a family-owned company with sustainable, chemical-free pet products, is doing so. Among the company’s new range of eco-friendly products is its flagship Pet Caves, which provide pets a safe, temperature-regulated hideout. The latest merchandise […] Read more

Are You Kitten Me?

Nope! The story behind a San Diego kitten shower by Alyssa Huckleberry If you told me a year ago that I’d celebrate my birthday by throwing a kitten shower, I would have laughed in your face. A kitten shower? How ridiculous. And me, with a feline? No way. I was born and raised a bona-fide […] Read more

CatCon

There’s Comic-Con, Cookie Con and Gen Con, but August 4-5, 2018, Pasadena is host to “a convention with cattitude”: CatCon. If you can’t get enough of cat culture, you can be surrounded by thousands of cat lovers gathering for conversation, while vendors bring you merchandise options – plus cat rescue opportunities in the CatCon Adoption […] Read more

Let’s Hear it! From The Furry Smuddes

When the newest members of the Smudde family – 8-week-old kitten “Licky” and 8-month-old Labrador “Bear” – moved in, the level of fun-loving frenzy doubled. Now a home with a mom, dad, two daughters and four pets, everyone gets to play a part in the household drama. Bear: Now about 8 months old, I’ve spent […] Read more

Household Dangers For Cats

by Melissa Waller, DVM The house carries many dangers for cats – some that may not be obvious at first glance. Cats are much like toddlers; anything they can put into their mouths, they will. Kittens are especially susceptible to this, as they learn by chewing and eating. The biggest hazard to our cats and […] Read more

Furry Friends on Facebook, Lost & Found Pets of SCV

by Martha Michael It was six years ago that Rochelle Dawn and Elizabeth Rose decided there needs to be a hub where owners with lost pets can connect with the individuals who find them. So, with the aim of increasing the odds that families could be reunited, they created the Facebook group Lost & Found […] Read more

Master During Disaster: Pet Owners Emergency Guide

By Martha Michael >>> When disaster strikes, it’s natural for people to look to their own safety. But for animals, who are powerless to aid in the effort to find their own shelter, it’s only fair for us to create a plan for their safety, as much as is humanly possible. The American Veterinary Medical […] Read more

Pet Dish or Petrie Dish? Your Animal’s Most Harmful Foods

By Courtney M. Andrews >>> Ever wonder what dangers are lurking in your home? Common foods and additives can be dangerous for your pets. Check the list below and ensure you are keeping your precious pets safe! Alcohol Alcoholic beverages and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, […] Read more