A few years ago, I wrote about Lily Toxicity in Cats on About.com. I am glad that this topic is getting more coverage these days since lilies are a common component of florist bouquets – delivered arrangements and the flowers you find in the grocery store. Pet Poison Helpline has launched a No Lilies for Kitties! page, and it is filled with great information, including free downloadable graphics and information and a[…]

Two new news stories about feline H1N1 from the AVMA were released on December 8, 2009. An 8 year-old female (spayed) cat in Oregon died from the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus on November 24, 2009 after being brought to a veterinary emergency clinic showing signs of “severe weakness and pain.” In international news, France’s Director General of Health announced that a 5 year-old male (neutered) cat has tested positive for[…]

August 22, 2009 – Barn cat story update This is part one of the story of my newest addition, a completely matted long-haired cat I found living out in our barn. He has many names… Barnie, Stinky Boy, Baby Kitty Boy, all of them not what I envision as the perfect cat name. (Got an idea?  We obviously need help here.) He is brimming with personality and cracks us up[…]