Pawsitively News

  • Default Image

    Is Your Cat Overweight?

    May 01 2012

    Bea Sacks of Huntington Woods, Michigan, calls Jack, her adult cat, “big.”  But she has no idea how much he weighs or whether a diet is in order.  That’s because Jack, like many housecats,…

  • Default Image

    Milo’s Success Story: A Letter From His Owner

    May 01 2012

    In 2006, we adopted two orange tabbies (siblings) from the MSPCA.  Since both of these cats came to us declawed, they are both “house” cats. …

  • Default Image

    May is Pet Obesity Awareness Month

    May 01 2012

    A recent pet population study found that there are approximately 171 million pets living in the United States. Over 50% of these pets were found to be overweight or obese. By definition, obesity is a…

  • Tick

    Tick Outbreak is the Price of Mild Winter

    May 01 2012

    According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, this winter’s warmer weather has resulted in an unusually large number of ticks.  There are several communicable diseases that are transmitted by…

  • News_May12_KidneyDisease

    New Virus May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

    Apr 30 2012

    Some cases of kidney disease in cats may have a viral origin

  • News_May12_DogReturns

    Dog Returns from the (Presumed) Dead

    Apr 30 2012

    From Wichita, KS, comes a story of many brave firefighters, one scared owner, and a terrified dog. John Huy, a retired aviation engineer, was walking his 100-pound pit bull/Labrador mix,Taz, in the…

  • pet_poison

    Most Common Pet Poisons in 2011

    Apr 01 2012

    The Pet Poison Hotline has released a list of the top 10 most common dog emergencies in 2011, providing insight into the poisons dogs most frequently ingest. …