A visual representation to help you buy pet insurance

Posted by SusanStokes on September 9, 2013

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and often I find that to be true.  I discovered recently that Trupanion Pet Insurance came up with a handy visual to make it easier for people to choose the right plan.

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National Feral Cat Day gains momentum with Alley Cat Allies

Posted by SusanStokes on September 3, 2013

Alley Cat Allies recently announced they are gearing up for what they hope will be the best National Feral Cat Day® ever.  Help them reach their goal by making your preparations now to celebrate feral cats on October 16, 2013.

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Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Posted by SusanStokes on August 22, 2013

Did you know that cats get less medical care than dogs? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is promoting August 22 as Take Your Cat to the Vet Day in an effort to create awareness of the much needed care of our feline friends.


Study shows FIV-positive is not a death sentence to cats

Posted by SusanStokes on August 2, 2013

I was delighted to run across an article published online by The Veterinarian Magazine, as it outlines findings that FIV-positive status alone did not have a negative impact on a cat’s survival.  As a former guardian of an FIV-positive cat, this study made my day.

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Bark in the Park with the Somerset Patriots

Posted by SusanStokes on July 25, 2013

If you’re looking for a fun way to share quality time with your dog, head out to a ball game for a Bark in the Park event near you.  For me, the Somerset Patriots offer the closest venue, and it did not disappoint.

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Cats looking for homes at the Garden State Cat Expo

Posted by SusanStokes on July 11, 2013

If you are like me, all cats simply intrigue you.  Pictures may portray a thousand words, but there’s nothing like seeing all the cat breeds up close and learning first-hand about their history and characteristics.  The Garden State Cat Expo offers all that and more, including a chance to adopt a cat or kitten in need of a forever home.

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Do you own a pin-up pet?

Posted by SusanStokes on July 3, 2013

Calendars featuring pets are a big hit these days with pet owners, and I ran across two contests recently where participation can really make a difference in an animal’s life. Whether you pay a small entry donation up front or buy the calendar outright, proceeds will benefit animal rescue and help fight animal cruelty. 

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Spotlight on Chasing Dreams pet therapy

Posted by SusanStokes on June 27, 2013

I met an amazing woman recently who runs a mobile business based in New Jersey called Chasing Dreams.  Her specialty is pet massage and photonic therapy.  Not knowing a great deal about these modalities as they apply to animals myself, I decided to take a closer look and learn more about what she has to offer.

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How the Poodle Cat came to be

Posted by SusanStokes on June 21, 2013

It’s only appropriate to post a blog here about Poodle Cats, since the original cat was born of a feral mother.  As the story goes, back in 1987, a feral cat in Montana gave birth to a litter of five kittens, but one of them looked a little different from the others.

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Cologne for Cats and more on Father’s Day at Naples Zoo

Posted by SusanStokes on June 14, 2013

On Sunday, June 16, dads can celebrate Father’s Day at Naples Zoo for free by trading some of those half-empty bottles of cheap aftershave from previous Father’s Days. Along with a paid child (or adult) ticket, dads just need to bring a new or partially used bottle of cologne to the Zoo on Father’s Day. Dad and family can then enjoy cruising through islands of monkeys, seeing the new cheetahs, feeding the giraffes, and more. Why does the Zoo want aftershave? For the animals, of course. This annual call for cologne provides new scents for the animals to enjoy all year.

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