Thursday, January 24, 2019

It's New! Amazon's Private Label Cat Food

Amazon's private label cat food went on sale earlier this month.
In its never-ending craving for still more business, Amazon launched a private label cat food brand earlier this month. Wag, Amazon's private label cat food, comes in seven flavors. But based on the reviews so far, cats aren't exactly wagging their tails with joy when they see the cans coming out. 

Not that cats ever wag their tails with joy. Amazon began its foray into the private label pet food business with dog food called Wag. 

There's Nothing New About Amazon's Private Label Cat Food 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mirtazapine Ointment For Cats Increases Appetite, Reduces Stress

Mirtazapine ointment for cats is now available from vets.
Here's some much needed relief if you're struggling to add an appetite stimulant to your sick cat's meds. Mirtazapine ointment for cats is now available from vets, and all you have to do is rub a little bit inside an ear flap. 

Mirataz, the transdermal formulation of the popular appetite stimulant, went on the market a few months ago. 

An Appetite Stimulant Just For Cats

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Daily Cat Quote

"If a cat spoke, it would say things like 'Hey, I don’t see the problem here.”
Roy Blount Jr.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

No More Free Rides For Some Emotional Support Animals

The airlines are clipping service animals' wings with tighter rules.
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Was your emotional support animal hoping for a free ride? Unless he's a cat or dog, that's not going to happen on United Airlines. And even cats and dogs will find their wings clipped by tighter rules that went into effect earlier this month.

The flap over emotional support animals apparently began when a woman tried to board a United Flight in Newark with a peacock named Dexter on her shoulders. 

Nothing against peacocks, the airline said, but Dexter was way too big to ride in the cabin. He and his human drove to California.

Ruffling Everyone's Feathers

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Daily Cat Quote

"If a cat spoke, it would say things like 'Hey, I don’t see the problem here.”
Roy Blount Jr.

Abused Cats And Dogs Could Get Their Own Lawyers In New Jersey

Proposed legislation will mandate the abused cats and dogs get their own lawyers.
Sadly, we've all heard about awful cases of animal abuse. And often, the abusers get off with minimal or no penalty. But that could change in New Jersey, where Democratic Assembly woman Annette Quijano recently introduced legislation that would help abused cats and dogs get their own lawyers.

The lawyers or advocates would be volunteer attorneys and law students.

Voices For The Voiceless

Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Daily Cat Quote

“The cat wrinkled its nose and managed to look unimpressed. "Calling cats," it confided, "tends to be a rather overrated activity. Might as well call a whirlwind.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Monday, December 17, 2018

Alexa, Call The Vet! VCA & Amazon Team Up To Automate Services

No need for a laptop. Just say, "Alexa, call the vet!" So we all know Alexa can turn on the lights, read us bedtime stories from Kindle books, accidentally send private messages to friends and order groceries on Amazon. But now the smart speaker has a new trick. If you're a VCA client, try saying, "Alexa, call the vet."

VCA and Alexa have teamed up to offer services that used to require a computer, or at least a telephone. Now, if you're tired of listening to your vet's on-hold recording, being able to simply say "Alexa, call the vet" could be just what the (cat) doctor ordered. 

'Alexa Call The Vet And Make An Appointment'

Friday, December 14, 2018

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, The Cat Who Came for Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Transdermal Furosemide: Ineffective For A Cat With Heart Disease

Transdermal furosemide is likely to be ineffective for a cat with heart disease.
If you use transdermal meds for your cat with heart disease, this isn't the best news. A new study published by the Winn Feline Foundation found that transdermal furosemide (Lasix) "is unlikely to be effective."

The study looked at just six cats though, so perhaps we shouldn't leap to conclusions just yet. 

Furosemide 'The Mainstay Of Therapy'

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Daily Cat Quote

“When I am feeling low, all I have to do is watch my cats." 
Charles Bukowski

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cats And Their People Share Personality Traits

A study shows cats and their people share personality traits Have you been thinking your cat's almost as introverted as you are? Turns out that's not just the idle thought of a slightly crazy cat lady. A new study shows that cats and their people share personality traits. Or that's what the humans think. No one asked the cats.

Researchers in Australia asked people who live with cats to complete a 52-question online survey about their personalities and their cats'. Then, they used a sophisticated computer program to analyze the data. What it came up with was five general types of cat personalities. Three overlap with human personality traits. 

How Cats And Their People Share Personality Traits

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Daily Cat Quote

“I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance. "
― James Thurber

Friday, November 16, 2018

Petco Will Ban Food With Artificial Ingredients From Its Stores

Petco will ban all food with artificial ingredients from its stores by May 2019
You know that colorful dry cat food with pretty red and yellow pieces? You won't find it at Petco stores after May 2019. Beginning in January, Petco will ban food with artificial ingredients from its stores. The pet supply chain says all food with the offending ingredients will be gone by May.

While this may sound like corporate concern for your cat's health, marketing might have been one of the reasons why Petco will ban food with artificial ingredients from its stores.

In a survey of 1,300 animal caretakers, 87 percent said food without artificial ingredients is essential to their animals' health.

Ingredients Petco Will Ban

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Daily Cat Quote

“I have found it is surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one's cheeks.”
― R.L. LaFevers, Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh