Posts tagged "toxoplasmosis"

Are Six Cats Too Many for Pregnant Reader?

Are Six Cats Too Many for Pregnant Reader?
Q: I’ve always loved cats. I care for a colony of feral cats and also have four cats of my own. My husband and I moved in together a year ago, and our merged family now consists of six indoor-only cats. Last week, my doctor gave us the news: We’re pregnant! Now, my doctor says... Read more »

Cats Parasite May Help People to Fight Cancer

Cats Parasite May Help People to Fight Cancer
A kitty poop parasite has led to a treatment that wipes out cancer in lab tests, including aggressive melanoma and ovarian cancer, according to preliminary studies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “We know biologically this parasite has figured out how to stimulate the exact same responses you want to fight cancer,” said David J. Bzik, one... Read more »

Winn Feline Foundation 2012 Scholarship Award

Winn Feline Foundation 2012 Scholarship Award
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Maureen Walsh, CEO (201) 275-0624, mwalsh@winnfelinehealth.,org Steve Dale, CABC, Board Member (773) 895-8696, petworld@stevedale.tv WINN FELINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2012 VETERINARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT AT AVMA GATHERING IN SAN DIEGO, CA Wyckoff, NJ, August 8, 2012: The Winn Feline Foundation and American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)announced their annual joint Student Scholarship Award to... Read more »
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Bill Moller Wants to Know If Cats Can Drive Your Crazy; Listener on Hot Asphalt; Canine Cruise

Bill Moller Wants to Know If Cats Can Drive Your Crazy; Listener on Hot Asphalt; Canine Cruise
My segment on WGN Radio with Bill Moller - LISTEN HERE (may take a moment to load). Bill begins by referring to my catchannel.com story which refutes irresponsible reports about cats in the media (particularly on the Internet). Can cats really drive you crazy? My former producer called in about how dogs can burn paw... Read more »

Can Your Cat Make You Crazy, No! Can You Make Yourself Crazy Thinking About It, Yes!

Can Your Cat Make You Crazy, No! Can You Make Yourself Crazy Thinking About It, Yes!
Just plain stupid – cats don’t make people crazy, as the Atlantic Monthly asserts. “Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia?” Here’s the truth: There have been some loose associations between toxoplasmosis (carried in cat stool and other sources) – to determine previous... Read more »

Trap, Neuter, Return Or Trap and Shoot?

A recently released report from the University of Nebraska Extension, called “Feral Cats and Their Management,” (for a PDF of the document click here)  actually endorses catching feral cats in barbaric traps, and also whipping out a gun to shoot unwanted cats. Do you really want to see this in your community, moreover do you... Read more »
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CATegorical Care: Free Cat Health and Welfare Guidebook

Hot off the press – created to support Adopt-A-Cat month from American Humane and the CATalyst Council: CATegorical Care: An Owner’s guide to America’s #1 Companion. This is a FREE guide (click above link to download) with the latest information on cat health and welfare meant for both novice and experienced cat owners. Here are... Read more »