Category: Cats

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

A Very Special Feline Foster Parent Program

By Martha Michael >>> Most people are aware of the dire need for more individuals to save abandoned and abused pets, some of them stuck in shelters with conditions that are worse than the homes that surrendered them. But how often do you hear about the animals with special needs that need adoption and foster […] Read more

Summer Health Tips for Pets

Heat Illness and Injury The hotter temperatures can lead to serious health issues for pets. Always make sure there is sufficient shade and cool, fresh water available for your pet. “The main reason hot weather is an issue for pets is because they are not able to cool off as efficiently,” says Tom Carpenter, DVM, […] Read more

Treating Your Pet for Ear Mites

When you see your dog scratch and scratch and wonder what’s bugging him, it could be just that: a bug. Ear mites, or otodectes cynotis, can be the problem, and pet owners should be aware of them, says the American Kennel Club, or AKC. Latin for “ear beggar of the dog,” it describes what the […] Read more

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