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Mews and Nips: Kitten Who Made Surprise Appearance at Baseball Game is Safe

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The little kitten who made a surprise appearance at a Major League Baseball game in St. Louis last week has been caught and is safe. The tiny kitten eluded attempts to catch him after interrupting the game. St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach set out traps in the area where the kitten was last seen and managed to catch the 12-week-old kitten, which was given the name “Rally Cat” because the Cardinals won the game and fans attributed it to the good luck the kitten brought the team. Visit Love Meow for more about this story along with some wonderful photos of Rally Cat.

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Giveaway: Happy Cat Handbag from Triple T Studios

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Our friends at Triple T Studios find the best handbags, and their new Happy Cat Handbag is another winner! This super cute whimsical bag with a crossbody strap features one inside zip pocket, two additional inside pockets and a cell phone pocket. It measures H 7.5″ x W 4.25″ x L 9″ with a handle drop of 3.5″ and a strap drop of 25″. It has a zip closure, silver-tone hardware and coordinating lining, and features Triple T Studio’s patent-pending cat paw protective feet.Continue Reading

AAFP Launches The Cat Community Website

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The American Association of Feline Practitioners recently launched its new website The Cat Community. The site’s aim is to provide the information cat caregivers need to be the best cat parent they can be. Powered by a group of passionate feline veterinarians, CatFriendly.com provides cat guardians with reliable educational information about their cat’s natural, but sometimes mysterious behaviors; the importance of routine veterinary care; feline diseases; tips on how to be a great cat friendly caregiver, and much much more.Continue Reading

What Every Cat Parent Should Know Before Euthanasia

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Making a decision about whether or when the time is right for euthanasia is one of the hardest things cat parents will ever go through. I’ve previously written about what can help a cat guardian make this difficult decision. But even once you’ve made the decision for your beloved cat, there are some things you should know that will help make yours and your cat’s final journey as smooth as something so difficult can possibly be.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Cat Personalities Are Not That Different From Humans

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After administering an online feline personality test to 2,800 cats in Australia and New Zealand, researchers came to the conclusion that, just like humans, cats have five broad personality traits. The five feline traits that emerged were skittishness, outgoingness, dominance, spontaneity and friendliness. For more on this fascinating study, and how the human equivalent to the feline personality traits, visit the Chicago Tribune.

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Blue Buffalo Recalls Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats Due to Presence of Propylene Glycol

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Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.

Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.Continue Reading

Catification Autographed Copies Winners

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Congratulations, Pepe Jones, Kate Kirby and Alexander Cerny! You’re the winners of our giveaway of three autographed copies of Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You)!

Look for an e-mail from Ingrid*.

Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You)! is available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

*Winners were selected by random drawing. Winners need to provide a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours of receipt of notification e-mail. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Mews and Nips: Algonquin Hotel’s Chief Cat Officer May Have the Best Job in Hospitality

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When Alice de Almeida first answered a job ad for an executive assistant position at New York City’s iconic Algonquin Hotel, she thought her daily tasks might include answering the phone and keeping up with her boss’s schedule. Little did she know then that she landed a cat lover’s dream job.  As the hotel’s Chief Cat Officer, Almeida is in charge of caring for Matilda, the famous resident cat of the hotel, as well as managing her VIP appearances and social media accounts. For more on Almeida’s work with Matilda, visit Condé Nast Traveler.

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