Last Sunday the cat world lost once of its brightest lights. On December 1, Lil BUB passed away peacefully in her sleep. BUB had been fighting a bone infection for quite some time, but her sudden passing was completely unexpected. Continue Reading
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We’re big fans of Lil BUB. This sweet little girl has been on a mission to spread positivity, acceptance and love since she first came into her her “Dude’s” life in 2011. Little did Mike Bridavsky know just how much this cat would change his life when he first met the 8-week old kitten.Continue Reading
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We’ve featured several case histories over the past several months of how the Assisi Loop has helped cats with various conditions. Today, we’re excited to feature a video of how the Loop helped its most famous patient, Lil BUB.Continue Reading
Of all the “celebrity cats” out there, I think Lil BUB is in a league of her own. This magical little cat has overcome great odds from the time when she first came into Mike Bridavsky’s life at the age of eight weeks. BUB was born with several genetic mutations, including a shorter lower jaw and no teeth. She also has dwarfism, which means she will stay kitten-sized for her entire life, and she is the only cat in recorded history born with a rare bone condition called “osteopetrosis”.Continue Reading
I’m still glowing from my meeting with Lil BUB at CatConLA last Saturday. This tiny little cat has a magical energy that comes through even on photos and videos, but it’s almost impossible to put into words just how special this little girl is when you meet her in person. I also had a chance to chat with her “dude,” Mike Bridavsky, for a few minutes. One of the things we talked about was the Kickstarter campaign for the new video game, HELLO EARTH, that Mike launched on BUB’s 5th birthday.Continue Reading
Cats are masters at hiding pain. By the time a cat guardian recognizes that a cat is painful, chronic pain may already have a considerable impact on the cat’s quality of life. This can be especially true when it comes to arthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects as many as 3 in 10 cats. Only 7% of cats with arthritis receive treatment for this often debilitating condition.
While there are conventional pain medications that can help control feline pain, most come with considerable risk and negative side effects. The Assisi Loop provides safe and effective pain relief without adverse effects.Continue Reading
Lil BUB is on a mission to make the world a better place. This magical little cat has raised already raised well over $125,000 for animals in need, and she’s not anywhere near done yet. For her latest project, BUB has teamed up with Norbert, an adorable therapy dog, to write a book titled Norbert and Lil BUB: What Can Little We Do?
Individually, BUB and Norbert have already touched the lives of millions; just think of what they could do together as a team! By combining their superpowers, they can show us that despite our differences, together we can achieve something otherwise unattainable – a collaborative effort full of love, magic and inspiration.Continue Reading
When your cat is in pain, there’s probably nothing you wouldn’t try to get him or her feeling better. However, treating pain in cats is often a paradox; it’s hard enough to tell when a cat is in pain in the first place. Once pain is diagnosed, there are very few medications approved for long-term use in cats due to cats’ delicate internal organs, which can easily be damaged by even small doses of medication.
As an alternative to pharmaceuticals, many cat owners have turned to non-drug modalitiesContinue Reading
Every life will have its share of obstacles. Rich or poor, young or old, regardless of social standing or education, everyone struggles in one way or another. We have no control over what life throws at us – but we can control how we overcome these obstacles. And when it comes to overcoming obstacles, Lil BUB is not only the most amazing cat on the planet, she’s also one of the most inspirational beings. Continue Reading
The popularity of celebrity cats, while a relatively new phenomenon, is not surprising, given America’s fascination with celebrities in general. And just like human celebrities, celebrity cats run the gamut from cats who appear in movies, videos, books and cartoons to cats who have spawned entire merchandise empires.
In this sea of feline celebrities, two cats stand out. Aragon and Lil BUB not only changed their guardians’ lives in ways they never could have imagined, they are making a difference in the lives of animals and humans around the world.Continue Reading
If you missed Parts One and Two our our exclusive interview with Lil BUB’s “Dude,” Mike Bridavsky, click the links to catch up:
Part One: How It All Began
Part Two: BUB and Her Adoring Public
I’d like to talk a little about Bub’s physical issues. BUB’s osteopetrosis, also known as marble bone disease, is an extremely rare genetic disorder in which bones harden. What types of treatment is Bub receiving?
BUB is the only cat in recorded history born with this bone disease.Continue Reading