Keep Your Cat Cool and Comfortable This Summer!

Have a hard time keeping kitty cool? Below are some tips for keeping your cat in the shade this summer.

Photo Alyssa Blankenship

#1 Never under any circumstances leave your cat alone in a hot car. Cars can quickly heat up and your cat can suffer from heat stroke. Heat stroke can be fatal. Signs to watch for include heavy, loud breathing, a staggering gait, and a bright red tongue or gum tissue.

#2 If heat stroke is suspected, bring your cat to a cool place, put cold compresses on its belly, or wet it down. Do not waste time as this is a medical emergency, take your cat to your veterinarian as quickly as possible.

#3 Use a hot water bottle filled with ice for your cat to lay on. You can also have a mini fan nearby as well.

#4 Make sure window screens are secure. Cats do not necessarily land on their feet and severe injuries can occur.

PALS—People and Animals Living Safely

Urban Resource Institute (URI) is launching New York City’s first-ever co-sheltering program to allow domestic violence survivors and their pets to reside together in a shelter. The project, called PALS—People and Animals Living Safely—will run as a 6-month pilot which began on June 1.

The URI is partnering with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals because of its expertise in ensuring pet safety in crisis situations.


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Currently, as many as 40% of domestic violence victims delay leaving abusive situations out of concern for their pets’ safety, yet no domestic violence shelters in New York City—and only few nationwide—allow pets in residence.

URI PALS is addressing this need by equipping its largest emergency domestic violence shelter to house families and small animals together, preserving the welfare and safety of all.

Great idea! Kudos to all!

Penn’s Vet Ryan Hospital Offers Free Lecture Series on Animals

The Animal Lovers Lecture Series at  the University of Pennsylvania Vet’s Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia, PA offers free lectures to the public on canine and feline topics the second Saturday of the month.

During the Animal Lovers Lecture Series,faculty and clinicians at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital share current information on topics of interest and relevance to dog and cat owners throughout the region. The series will be on hiatus in July and August, but will resume in September.

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This month’s lecture is by Alexander Reiter, associate professor and chief of dentistry and oral surgery at Penn Vet, will present a special lecture, Commonly Encountered Dental and Oral Diseases in Cats and Dogs. 

Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the school serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals. Penn Vet is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians.

Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made at (215) 746-7460 or johnrc@vet.upenn.edu.

 

Garfield Recipes with Cattitude! is Cat’s Meow

Garfield Recipes with Cattitude! is packed with over 230 terrific recipes for all of Garfield’s favorite foods from lasagna, (of course) to pizza and more!

The book is filled with illustrations by Jim Davis and with pointers from our favorite feline, you will be sure to be entertained, informed and inspired to try these delicious offerings! over 200 pages of beverages, breads, breakfast items, cookies, candy, desserts, lunch items, main dishes and even pet treats, you will find something to fit your palette!

Try this lasagna recipe for starter and get your copy today!  Watch the video below from Vickie and Jo Ann on how to make Garfield’s favorite food!

 

 

 

It’s Official: Asheville, NC Replaces Iron Sculpture with Cat!

This NC city replaced a tourist attraction–a sculpture of the monopoly iron with a replica of the new sculpture of the cat.

Representatives of the city said, ”the feline sculpture should resonate more with the general public since the world has become obsessed with cats.”

We agree!

Cat Lovers Everywhere will love to add this city to their cat attraction trip list!