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Feline Pine Announces National 'Take Your Cat to the Vet Day' August 22

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats seem so independent, it's easy for their owners to get caught up in work, family and every day life and forget to bring them into the veterinarian for regular annual exams. In a recent national survey conducted in Spring 2009 by F...

Hypoallergenic Cat Company Launches Pet Buddies Program to Donate Its Unique Kittens to Pet-Allergic Children Undergoing Long-Term Medical Treatment

Following a successful pilot, the Pet Buddies program will give company's scientifically proven hypoallergenic cats free of cost to allergic children undergoing treatment for life-threatening diseases LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who have a companion animal understand that the hum...

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2009

Nation's Leading Pet Health Insurance Company Reveals Wackiest Pet Names BREA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For many a pet owner, Max sounds mundane and Bailey is simply boring. In order to pay homage to those who take pride in their pets' unconventional names, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co....

Veterinarian Talks Vaccines: What Every Cat Owner Needs to Know

Dr. Heidi Bassler, medical director at Veterinary Center of Greater Newburyport, will discuss feline vaccines on Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Newburyport Public Library located in Newburyport, MA. She will share the questions cat owners should ask their veterinarians and the pros ...

Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Announces First Pregnancy

Cat and Partner Carry One Another's Child NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Cat Cora ( www.catcoracooks.com ), star of Food Network's Iron Chef America and Executive Chef of Bon Appetit is excited to announce she is 4-1/2 months pregnant with a boy. At 41, this is her first pregn...

Seven Things that can Kill (or Severely Sicken) Your dog or cat this Holiday Season

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, one of the last things a person or a family needs is to make an emergency visit to their veterinarian because of a sick pet, especially in these difficult financial times, says Upstate New York veterinarian Dr. Richard Orzeck. Even though it is impossi...

Purina(R) Cat Chow(R) Brand Cat Food Partners With Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

First Pet Food Brand to Partner With Organization offers Limited-Edition Pink Bag for Breast Cancer Research ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's their reassuring purr or playful expressions of affection, cats have long been known to comfort their owners. This soothi...

Morris Animal Foundation Receives $1 Million Donation From Hill's for Cat Health Research - Cat Lovers Have Reason to Celebrate

Donation Also Includes Genetic Research Data to Identify New Tools for Veterinarians, Enhancing Cat Health DENVER, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has received a donation of $1 million from Hill's Pet Nutrition, accompanied by a donation of ground-break...

Warmer Weather Reminds Cat Owners to Protect Against Worms

More than a third of cats have not seen a vet in the past year though internal parasite risks run high SHAWNEE, Kan., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As seasons shift and spring's warmer weather brings beautiful blooming flowers, it also brings the increased risk of infection of wor...

Woman and Cat Shared 'Super Bug'

Researchers think it's likely woman was first infected with dangerous germ,,,, WEDNESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- People share their homes, their food and more with their pets, but one thing you probably never thought you could share with your animals is a drug-resistant staph in...

Domestic cat genome sequenced

A report that appears in the scientific journal Genome Research ( www.genome.org ) details the first assembly, annotation, and comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome ( Felis catus ). The DNA of a 4-year-old Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon, whose well-documented lineage can be traced ...

Food 'Pro' Cat Cora Teams Up With Sensodyne(R) ProNamel(TM) to Offer a Guide to Dining out with a Smile

The Iron Chef Serves Up Insider Tips and Recipes to Enhance Any Dining Experience and To Reduce the Impact of Acid Wear on Teeth PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who want a healthy body and a healthy smile can worry less about the toll their diets can sometimes take on tooth en...

Fort Dodge Animal Health and the American Association of Feline Practitioners Launch Educational Web Site for Cat Owners - www.healthycatsforlife.com

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today launched http://www.healthycatsforlife.com, a Web- based campaign and educational program that provides resources for cat...

Fears About Pregnancy and cats Should not stop Those who want to Adopt a cat

Veterinary neurologist allays fears about cat toxoplasmosis infections for those considering cat adoption during June, which is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Pregnancy and cats need not be mutually exclusive with easy solution to eliminate possibility of infection. Saraso...

Consumers Warned of Using Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase, or use, Wild Kitty Cat Food due to the presence// of Salmonella, a pathogen. During routine monitoring activities, FDA collected and analyzed a sample of frozen raw Wild Kitty Cat Food and detected Salmonella in the produc...

SARS Transmitted By Civet Cat – Say Scientists In Chin

A recent research by China-Hong Kong experts concluded that there is a genetic link between SARS in civet cats and humans and that SARS is transmitted to human beings through// civet cats. The results were revealed in the Chinese Information Times newspaper on Thursday. The research that was c...

A warning and wake up call: German cat infected with deadly bird flu strain.

As a whiff of strong air comes the news that a cat that was found dead in Northern Germany was the carrier of the bird flu strain capable of infecting humans.// According to an institute specialising in veterinary diseases the strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus had the highly pathogenic Asian s...

Strengthen Your Childs Immunity Give Him A Cat

Research in Sydney has shown that children who grow up with cats are less likely to develop allergies than those who live in a cat free house. // The studies conducted on 500 children born to families with no cats as pets, found that if they acquired a cat in their first five years of life they wer...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

...he idea. The spike in interest is mostly from people who went through the hospice experience with a parent or sibling and decide to do it for their cat or dog, said Kathryn Marocchino, founder of the Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets, an educational and referral service in Vallejo, Calif. "These a...

The San Francisco SPCA Launches Online Guide for Summer Pet Health & Safety

...ick and easy reference: http://www.sfspca.org/promotions/summer-health-and-safety.html "We launched this online resource to help dog and cat owners plan a safe and worry-free summer for their pets," said Jan McHugh-Smith, president of The SF/SPCA. "While this season raises a number of speci...

Pet Bite Injuries: K-State Veterinarian Shares Tips to Minimize Risk of Bites and Bite-Related Infections

... NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a dog or cat bites, an infection can follow. "Wounds that are most likely to become infected are those on the face and hands or when people wait more than...

HowStuffWorks.com Campaign Proves Determination and Curiosity More Powerful than Gravity

...es Aaron's tremendous spirit while bringing greater understanding to Spina Bifida." This year's campaign builds upon the success of ' Scuba cat ,' which launched last year and quickly became a viral sensation. As with last year's campaign, visitors to the site are encouraged to unleash and e...

Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

... issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine . "There has been great interest recently in computed tomography, owing to the fact that the number of cat scans has grown tremendously in the United States," Einstein said. "The National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurement estimates that 70 m...

Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows

...NDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- It's 6 a.m. Your cat has jumped up on the bed and, as he does every mor...it seems to have caught on throughout the domestic cat world. According to McComb, the cry-purr appears ... standard meow ("I think that is likely to get the cat ejected from the bedroom"). McComb also specul...

Minority Business Accelerator 2.5+ Client Strong Tool Lands Multimillion Dollar Deal With GE Healthcare

...y, they're looking for us to serve as a one-stop service to provide miscellaneous commodities to help them run their facilities and help build MRI and cat scan machines," he said. He estimates the value of the contract at about $4 million-$6 million annually. GE Healthcare's supplier diversity pro...

Texas Humane Legislation Network Calls for Puppy Mill Crackdown

...ons, were seized just weeks after the commercial breeders' lobby defeated a bill in the Texas Legislature that would have required large-scale dog and cat breeding operations to be licensed by the state and meet at least a minimal level of humane care for the animals they breed. "Sadly, this is typi...

The Max Cure Foundation Announces Its First Charity Benefit: The 'Roar for a Cure' Carnival to Be Held on Saturday, August 22, 2009

...as raced to the emergency room at Southampton Hospital. By late morning, she and her family were on their way to Stony Brook Hospital where she had a cat scan. The scan revealed a tumor on her liver. Biopsy results were reported one week later -- the tumor was malignant. She had Hepatoblastoma, a rar...

Search for America's Best Veterinarian Continues With Third Annual 'Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(R)' Contest

...ed in the January 2010 issues of Veterinary Practice News, DOG FANCY and cat FANCY magazines. All nominees will receive a nomination certificate. ... contest is co-sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition and DOG FANCY , cat FANCY and Veterinary Practice News magazines, published by BowT...

Bladder Cancer No Longer a Death Sentence

...pped from 90% to 40%. Despite an aggressive chemotherapy program, his next cat scan revealed three new tumors in his liver. He now was stage IV. At this...s painless and there were no side effects. When I finished the program, my cat scans were absolutely clear and my blood work was normal. I continue to ha...

Proactive Pet Care Essential in Low Cash Times, Says NOAH

...ricky - and costly - for a vet to deal with. Vaccination is important to protect pets against some of the more serious health problems, including cat 'flu in cats and parvovirus in dogs. Routine vaccination against preventable disease such as parvovirus is good practice for all dogs. Yet with ...

A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA

...f the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, and colleagues wrote in the July issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases . Dog and cat bites account for about 1 percent of emergency department visits each year in the United States and Europe. Severe infections occur in about 20 percen...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

...ers should be careful when the animal is around larger animals like dogs or around young children, West said. "We see many cases where the family cat or dog injures or bites the exotic pet, which are often can be life-threatening wounds," he said. He said owners should not impulse-buy pets, esp...

Executive Shares His Story in an Effort to Save Lives

...ily lives." Part of the extensive executive physical Matt went through included a virtual colonoscopy. While his colon was unremarkable, the cat Scan (CT) portion of the test identified a rare malignant bone cancer tumor called a sacral chordoma. Symptoms for this type of cancer usually appear...

Help Us Raise $1,500 in 5 Days to Improve the Health of Shelter Cats!

...ttp://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090514/LA17310LOGO ) A generous cat lover will match every dollar given to this program up to $500,000, for a p...ats! This shelter-health initiative is part of MAF's Happy Healthy cat Campaign , an unprecedented global effort to increase funding for feline h...

Server Load PerformanceTest™ Breakthrough For AJAX Applications

...nline performance. The only way to get realistic load performance data is through the use of a real browser based testing system. It's time to let the cat out of the bag: real browser based testing only gives you real performance data. That's eValid's advantage", Miller concluded. The main point...

Heart Drug Combos Raise Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

...estive Disease Week news release. "The observed magnitude of UGIE [upper gastrointestinal event] risk suggests an unfavorable risk/benefit profile for cat [Complex Antithrombotic Therapy] in the short term." Gastroenterologists and cardiologists need to further evaluate the risk-benefit ratio of these...

Roshan Announces Expansion of Afghanistan's First Telemedicine Project to Bamyan Region

...high speed access for the transfer of medical imaging, video, data and voice. Applications include the ability to send real-time X-ray, ultrasound and cat Scans (Computerized Axial Tomography) for evaluation. The technology also enables e-learning and learning through video conferencing. The initia...

CVMF Advises on How to Save Money on Veterinary Bills

...ust one squirrel to lead to serious injury and needless pain. Trauma care costs may exceed $5000.00 Arthritis:   Keep your dog and cat lean (obesity can cause arthritis, as well as diabetes and other ailments). Avoid running with your pet on pavement Do not force dogs with &quo...

Appeal Proceedings on European VisionBlue Patent Stayed; Patent Remains in Force

...ected by US patent US 6,720,314 and European patent EP 1 075 285. However, after the European Patent was granted, three European manufacturers of copy cat products started opposition proceedings against the European Patent. The result of these proceedings was that the patent was maintained, after which t...

New Health Research Will Improve Life and Health for Cats Waiting to be Adopted - June is Adopt-a-Cat Month

... Anonymous cat Lover Will Match Donations to Morris Animal Found...pper respiratory disease and support MAF's shelter cat research at www.research4cats.org . (Logo:...lters Help Cats is part of MAF's Happy Healthy cat Campaign , an unprecedented effort to raise pet-o...
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