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A simple blood test can be lifesaving for cats with heart disease

A simple blood test called the proBNP can be lifesaving for cats with heart disease.
Heart disease is the silent killer of cats. One in six cats can be born with and develop heart disease in their lifetime. There are no outward symptoms, but now there is a blood t… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/simple-blood-test-can-be-lifesaving-cats-heart-disease/

Black cats get a bad rap even on Halloween

Halloween and black cats go hand in hand. However, did you know that adoption data has indicated that black cats stay longer in shelters and are considered less adoptable than cats of other colors? Our black feline friends are therefore subject to needl…
Yet, black cats are famous at Halloween.  We see them everywhere with their back arched, tail upright, eyes gleaming and claws drawn.  Folklore presents them as frightening and wi… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/black-cats-get-bad-rap-even-halloween/

Feline Agility staged at the Garden State Cat Show

Feline Agility staged at the Garden State Cat Show
The Garden State Cat Show/Expo took place July 21-22, 2018, at the New Jersey Convention and Exhibition Center in Edison, New Jersey. The event was hosted by the Garden State Cat C… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/feline-agility-staged-garden-state-cat-show/

Brain Injury Awareness Applies to Pets Too

Learn about traumatic brain injury (TBI) with regard to dogs and cats
We spent a lot of time in the past helping to raise funds to unite a service dog with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor which had a very positive outcome. But just like huma… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/brain-injury-awareness-applies-pets-too/

Pet First Aid and CPR Course - You can do this!

How to find and complete a Pet First Aid and CPR course in New Jersey
I recently had the opportunity to take a Pet First Aid and CPR Course.  Why did I do it? You never know when a pet emergency might arise, but you can be prepared. In addition to h… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/pet-first-aid-and-cpr-course-you-can-do/

Valentine's Day advice to keep pets safe

Valentine's Day advice to keep pets safe
It's Valentine's Day and a time to share the Love! For many of us that includes our human friends and family as well as our animal friends and family members. But what's good for … http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/valentines-day-advice-keep-pets-safe/

The Central Jersey Cat Fanciers Cat Show – You are Invited

It’s time for the Central Jersey Cat Fanciers sixteenth annual Cat Show! The event runs Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, New Jersey.
It’s time for the Central Jersey Cat Fanciers sixteenth annual Cat Show! The event runs Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany,… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/central-jersey-cat-fanciers-cat-show-you-are-invited/

AVMA speaks out on the importance of pet vaccination

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) published a press release on the importance of pet vaccination
The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) published a press release in 2015 speaking out on the ainti-vaccination movement, and the information is still pertinent today… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/avma-speaks-out-importance-pet-vaccination/

Book review: Taming Me, Memoir of a Clever Island Cat

If you have an interest in feral cats, trap-neuter-return, or animal rescue efforts and cats in general, you should like this book, Taming Me, Memoir of a Clever Island Cat.
If you have an interest in feral cats, trap-neuter-return, or animal rescue efforts and cats in general, you should like this book. It’s a novel about Lucy Miracle, a feral kitten… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/book-review-taming-me-memoir-clever-island-cat/

Children's book highlights child's special friendship with a cat

Sweet Pomchu is an engaging children's story where the author, Cristina De Paula, introduces the reader to a young girl named Paula who comes to New York City and befriends a cat named Pomchu. This story unravels a tale of friendship and care.
  Looking for a children’s book with an animal twist? Sweet Pomchu is an engaging children's story where the author, Cristina De Paula, introduces the reader to a young girl n… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/childrens-book-highlights-childs-special-friendship-cat/

Why regular wellness exams are essential for cats of all ages

Why regular wellness exams are essential for cats of all ages
The feline "silent killer" illnesses include high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, diabetes and even cancer. Cat owners are reminded that regular we… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/why-regular-wellness-exams-are-essential-cats-all-ages/

The importance of regular dental care for dogs and cats

The importance of regular dental care for dogs and cats
The common signs that a pet may be experiencing a pet dental disease include extreme bad breath, eroded tarter that may start to turn black, and the pet may begin to experience lo… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/importance-regular-dental-care-dogs-and-cats/

Influenza outbreak among NYC shelter cats

What you need to know about a rare influenza subtype outbreak identified in cats residing in a New York City animal shelter.
A rare influenza subtype outbreak has been identified in cats residing in a New York City animal shelter. The low pathogenic avian influenza H7N2 was identified by the Wisconsin V… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/influenza-outbreak-among-nyc-shelter-cats/

The dangers of high blood pressure and your pet

The dangers of high blood pressure and your pet
The signs of high blood pressure can be very subtle, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Joe Martins, DVM, Belle Mead Animal Hospital, advised that a cat’s eyes are so … http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/dangers-high-blood-pressure-and-your-pet/

Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk to benefit Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

Calling all Runners and Walkers in Somerset County, New Jersey. Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk to benefit Somerset Regional Animal Shelter on October 9, 2016.
  The Somerville Street Fair is one of my favorite events to attend each year, and I’m never disappointed. I caught up with Donna Lee Zeitlin this year, a volunteer for the Fr… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/heart-and-sole-5k-runwalk-benefit-somerset-regional-animal-shelter/

Felines meet fashion on the catwalk for a unique adoption event

Hot to Adopt campaign brings felines and fashion together at the Fresh Step Feline Fashion Lounge and Adoption Event in New York City during Fashion Week 2016.
Fashion Week in New York just got a little more interesting. Fashion icon, actress and cat lover, Katie Cassidy, partnered with Fresh Step to bring felines and fashion together on… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/felines-meet-fashion-catwalk-unique-adoption-event/

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christmas morning with my kitties! Wishing everyone a wonderful day!
We got this cool scratching post, but I'm not sure if it's better that they just bite it, or if the box it came in was more interesting! Then there are these cool mice f… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas/

A Christmas Miracle – Jaws the cat

Sad stories of animal cruelty do have happy endings, and that’s what is hoped for Jaws the cat, a Christmas Miracle. Read more and visit his GoFundMe page to help his cause.
The details of what the veterinarian found is noted on Jaws’ GoFundMe page. His jaw injury was so severe, he needed attention by a specialist and surgery to correct his injury. Do… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/a-christmas-miracle-jaws-the-cat/

Where to find adoptable pets plus quirky gifts for pets and people

Overstock.com offers not only an adoptable pet search service and pet supplies, but quirky gifts for pets and people
by: Susan Stokes Hot deals, cool stuff… With Cyber Monday around the corner, today in our “hot deals, cool stuff” category, I decided to talk about Overstock.com, an online sit… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/where-to-find-adoptable-pets-plus-quirky-gifts-for-pets-and-people/

Nonprofit organization produces documentary about feral cats

A nonprofit organization called Photographers for Animals is producing a documentary about feral cats.
by: Susan Stokes A recently organized nonprofit organization called Photographers for Animals is run by a husband and wife photography and videography team based i… http://www.geminiuniversal.com/geminis-blog/nonprofit-photography-organization-produces-documentary-about-feral-cats/

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