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Friday, August 18, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“I've found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person's character” 
― P.C. CastMarked

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,' it said.
'No?' said Coraline.
'No,' said the cat. 'Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names.” 

-- Neil GaimanCoraline

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - PetSmart Comes; Cat Food Vendors Go

Orijen dry cat food is no longer available on
Looking online for Orijen or Acana cat food? Tell your mouse to skip past Champion Petfoods, the manufacturer of both brands, is leaving Chewy, citing its acquisition by PetSmart.

Other companies to part ways with the online retailer since the PetSmart acquisition are Fromm Family Foods and Tuffy's Pet Foods, the makers of Pure Vita and other brands.

In a note to customers on its Facebook page, Fromm says it's a "fifth generation family owned-and-operated company with a long history of selling our products exclusively to independent pet retailers.

"We believe our products are best sold by retailers who know our product and can offer pet parents what’s right for their specific dog or cat," the note adds. "As a result of Chewy’s sale to PetSmart, they are no longer an authorized retailer of Fromm Products."

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
- - Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

“I am what I am. I would tell you what you want to know if I could, for you have been kind to me. But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.” 
― Peter S. BeagleThe Last Unicorn

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Eeeuuu... Black Fly Larvae Cat Food?

Will food containing insect ingredients soon fill this cat's crystal dish?
Here's something to put at the very top of your Eeeuuu List: black soldier fly larvae as an ingredient in cat food.

If just the thought gives you the creepy-crawlies, the good news is that cat food containing black soldier fly larvae probably won't be showing up on your pet supply retailer's shelves anytime soon.

EnviroFlight, the company that's producing the ingredient, began construction of its plant just last month. It expects production to reach capacity in the first quarter of next year, and the first taste testers will probably be poultry and farmed fish. That gives you some time to get used to the idea of your cat eating fly larvae that came from a factory. Eeeuuu...

In Pet Food, It's All About Sustainability

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's Adopt A Cat Month!

It's June, Adopt-A-Cat Month
It's June, American Humane's National Adopt-a-Cat-Month!  During June, the animal welfare organization, hopes you'll adopt a cat, or maybe even two, from a local shelter.

Why June for Adopt-a-Cat Month? This is the time of year when spring kittens flood the shelters. Sadly, many of them, and even more adults, won't come out alive.

And during Adopt-a-Cat Month, American Humane hopes to call attention to cats' unique needs.

Although more people live with cats than dogs, American Humane says cats get less veterinary care than dogs do, have less research dedicated to their unique health/behavioral issues and are more likely to die in shelters than dogs are. They're also less understood by the people they live with than dogs are, and that can cause some difficult behavior issues.

Now Is The Time To Adopt

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind."
-- Cleveland Amory

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

'Smart' Cat Bowl -- Your New 'Purrsonal' Assistant?

The Obe ProBowl monitors your cat's food intake and more
New in the How Much Help Do We Really Need category: "smart" bowls that let you know whether you've already fed your cat and will use Amazon's Dash Replenishment service to order more food for you before you run out.

All you need to make this purrsonal assistant work is an Obe ProBowl or two, WiFi and, of course, your phone. You'll need the ProBowl app, too.

Food For Thought From A Cat Bowl

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Daily Cat Quote

Elegant cat face line drawing

"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through." 
-- Jules Verne

The Daily Cat Quote

Cat face line drawing
There has never been a cat
Who couldn't calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.

-- Rod McKuen

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Class Action Lawyers See Something Fishy In Prescription Cat Food

Your cat may demand a crystal dish, but she won't want it filled with prescription food.
Class action attorney Mike McGlamry always thought there was something fishy about prescription cat food.

Although you can buy it only from a vet, and it costs a lot more than nonprescription food, some of those nonprescription foods available at pet supply stores seem to have the exact same ingredients.

McGlamry and lawyers in California, North Carolina and Minnesota have filed a class action antitrust complaint in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that prescription pet food is no more than a marketing scheme designed to boost profits.