How badly things can go wrong when young kittens don’t receive timely care for an upper respiratory infection

This horror story details how badly things can go wrong when young kittens don’t receive timely care for an upper respiratory infection. It comes from Kellie Wester, a feral cat rescuer from the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Not only does … please continue reading

Vaccination in Cat Shelters Is Absolutely Essential

A recent article by Elisa Black-Taylor about an outbreak of feline panleukopenia (aka feline parvovirus, feline distemper) at the Hartnett County Animal Shelter got me thinking. The outbreak resulted in the euthanasia of all the cats in the shelter in … please continue reading

Veterinarian reports woman to Animal Control for ‘severe neglect and abuse’ for following raw cat food diet

What would you do if your veterinarian called Animal Control to your home because of the food you were feeding your cats? This is the story of a woman in a small town on the west coast (unnamed for privacy … please continue reading

Rabies alert because woman pets a stray cat

Woman pets stray cat causing rabies alert

In countries where there is rabies, unless you are engaged in TNR work and know the cats and are an experienced feral cat handler, don’t pet stray or feral cats because they are unsocialised. They might become anxious when petted … please continue reading

Can cats get cancer from second-hand smoke?

Yes, cats can get cancer from second-hand smoke. Although common sense dictates that this must be the case, a television super vet, Noel Fitzpatrick, says that pet owners haven’t quite yet got the message that both dogs and cats can … please continue reading