Posts in category "Spay/Neuter"

Is It Too Early to Spay/Neuter My Kitten?

Is It Too Early to Spay/Neuter My Kitten?
Q: I had my 18-year old cat recently put to sleep. In searching for another kitten, I find most breeders have their kittens neutered at four months before they are sold. Isn’t this too early. Are there any side-affects to early play neuter, such as fat cats? B. M., Hudson FL A: I am very... Read more »

Cutting Edge Cat Medicine from Winn Feline Foundation

Cutting Edge Cat Medicine from Winn Feline Foundation
When it comes to cats, nearly everything modern veterinary medicine knows about their health and welfare has been learned through studies funded by the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation. From the very food most cats eat to treatments for a wide range of health issues, Winn has been there to help cats for 46 years, and... Read more »

Community Cats Author on Steve Dale's Pet World

Community Cats Author on Steve Dale's Pet World
Community Cats: A Journey into the World of Feral Cats is hot off the press, and the book’s author Anne Beall will be on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, 6:35AM Sunday, September 28. Listen HERE or 720AM. Oh rats! That’s how it began – living on Chicago’s near north side the vermin were everywhere. A... Read more »
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Early Spay Neuter May Increase Cancer in Some Dogs

Early Spay Neuter May Increase Cancer in Some Dogs
Mandating pediatric spay/neuter for dogs and cats does not and will not work to lessen dog attacks, dog fighting or decrease a burden on animal control. And there are MANY unintended consequences, including mounting evidence for various health concerns later in life. In Chicago, twice a few Chicago aldermen (with support from the Humane Society... Read more »

Understanding Cats

Understanding Cats
Cat owners think they understand their feline friends’ needs, but sometimes they may not. According to a recent survey by the Kelton Global of more than 500 cat owners, its turns out the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may be easier to understand than domestic cats. Jill Cline, a Ph.D. nutritionist and Nutritional Insights Manager for... Read more »

Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic

Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic
Loads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative number. According to the Banfield Pet Hospital 2012 State of Pet Health Report, there’s... Read more »
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Banning Cats in New Zealand is Not the Solution: I Have a Better Plan

Banning Cats in New Zealand is Not the Solution: I Have a Better Plan
New Zealand wants to ban cats, or at least a group there, led by environmentalist Gareth Morgan. I’ve been to New Zealand, and I understand that the native wildlife – particularly bird life – greatly have no defense against feral cats, or owned cats allowed outdoors (which are most owned cats there). Making matters more... Read more »

Loews Loathes Cats

Loews Loathes Cats
Talk about creating your own public relations mess! What’s gone on over the past few months concerning feral cats at the three Loews Hotel properties on the grounds of Universal Studios, Orlando, FL remains inexplicable. According to an internal memo, if employees at the hotels feed the cats, this is potential cause for dismissal! The... Read more »

Becky Robinson on Unowed Cats: Alley Cat Allies

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Becky Robinson is the President and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies, a non profit which protects and advocates for all cats, owned and feral. When it comes to speaking up for cats, Robinson is one of the nation’s most known advocates and experts on cats, particularly on TNR.
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Chicago Animal Care and Control

Chicago Animal Care and Control
A dog owner whose seven-year-old Yellow Labrador mix escaped from the owner’s backyard was picked up by the city. That’s fine – that is supposed to happen. But the dog isn’t supposed to die, and if the worst happens the family should know. I won’t comment on Chicago’s Animal Care and Control – this story... Read more »
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