Rethink Litter!

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To celebrate the millions of cat owners around the country that make good green choices for their cats, home and environment this summer, Yesterday’s News , a cat litter brand made with recycled paper products, is launching the “ Rethink Litter! For every pledge received, the cat litter brand will make a $1 donation (up to $5,000) to Keep America Beautiful – an organization focused on litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling.

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World’s Best Cat Litter

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World’s Best Cat Litter is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to try their awesome cat litter. World’s Best Cat Litter is an eco-friendly product that is all natural and pet, people and planet-safe. The litter clumps on contact, which helps keep the rest of the litter dry. This means you need to replace less litter when you scoop, making your bag last longer, too! Cat owners! Do we have a great giveaway for you today.

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Marine Litter is Devastating Oceans

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Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear in the oceans makes up around 10 percent of all marine litter. And the problem is getting worse as we continue overfishing the oceans. It's easy to overlook ocean issues when there are so many other things to think about. But the oceans are also an ecosystem with living beings.).

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Good Idea: The CatGenie

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Invented by a former rocket scientist, the CatGenie is a litter box-replacement that works like a cat box, acts like a toilet, and cleans like a modern washing appliance. It uses permanent washable granules that never need changing, and after a one-time, simple DIY hook up to water, cat lovers will never have to scoop, touch, or change litter again. Unlike cat litter, which every year contributes approximately 8-billion pounds of contaminated waste to landfills.)

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Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

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the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Well, you learn something new every day. A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. McDonald's Corp.,

Feeling stressed? Try a little #KittenTherapy!

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free pet adoptions to helping cat lovers find the litter solution that works for their home. This video is sure to make your day! What happens when you take some stressed out humans and offer them a bit of relaxing therapy? A surprise that is full of adorableness, that’s what! And, it looks like it worked too. Who could stay stressed after playing with a bunch of adorable kittens? In true SoulPancake fashion, they built the world’s first ever kitten therapy office for chronic.

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Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

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Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. Kathy Bauck. Her crimes involved dunking dogs into vats of insecticide and performing surgery on dogs without a license. Several dogs at the kennel were too weak and thin to stand up, and this woman has up to 1300 dogs in her “care&# at a time.

Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Stock a car kit with collapsible food and water bowls, a jug of potable water, plenty of your pet’s regular food, a can opener (if needed), a collar and leash, waste bags, litter and a litter box, favorite toys and blankets, a worn T-shirt (your scent may lend your pet comfort), paper towels and cleaning wipes (just in case), and your pet’s usual bedding. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble.

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50 Years. 50 Shelters.

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Care Package valued at $1,000 that will include Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food, Purina® Tidy Cats® brand cat litter and general cat care items. Purina Cat Chow just launched “ 50 Years. 50 Shelters. ” a program that will support 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide and donate up to $200,000 in product and monetary donations to acknowledge these shelters’ dedication to the cats they serve and helping them find forever homes. Purina Cat Chow “50 Years.

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Going Green is Always in Fashion

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LOUIS, March 29, 2010 – To celebrate Earth Day and the millions of cat owners across the country who make good green choices for their cats, home and environment all year-round, Yesterday’s News® brand cat litter is announcing the Do-Gooder Design Challenge. The eco-friendly cat litter made with recycled paper is challenging four leading green designers to “Do Good” by transforming yesterday’s news – recycled newspaper – into fashion-forward designs to benefit green charities.

Earth Day for Pets!

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Kay-Kob bedding and litter from Kaytee. We humans aren’t the only ones who can “go green&# ! Just look at all the wonderful products for pets (and people with pets). Bissell 1400B Little Green Multi-Purpose Compact Earth-Friendly Deep Cleaner. The Skooper Box , from Metropawlis. Organic Cotton printed tees from EcoPup. Eco Turtle squeaky toy made from IntelliLoft fibers (85% recycled soda bottles). From PawLuxury. The Eco Nap dog bed, also made from IntelliLoft fibers.

No More PU

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Tidy Cats brand cat litter Scoop formulas with new Odor Erasers™ technology helps with the PU in the litter box, and now Tidy Cats is on a mission to help with the PU in life. Tidy Cats Odor Erasers helps with the PU in your litter box and home, and we’re excited for the PU Patrol to travel across America and help with the PU in people’s lives.”. Sometimes life just stinks, but Tidy Cats® is here to help. Today kicks off the Tidy Cats “No More PU” campaign.

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Updates and Corrections

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Little Black is in a large dog kennel, curled up in her litter box, going nowhere near her tasty, stinky canned food, and she will be returned tomorrow. First, Little Black and Big Tom , one more time. . Big Tom was the guest most anxious to leave my humble abode and was returned this morning, to a ghost town of a colony, with few cats in sight.

The Cat that takes the Purrfect Shot!

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I’m sure we have all seen the art left in the front and backyard, in a litter box, or sometimes placed upon the underside of an unlucky shoe, and perhaps failed to appreciate its significance. By Casey Selleck, King of the Web. Cooper, an American Shorthair Cat, has helped elevate dogs and cats to a higher level in the art community.

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Best Dad Award!

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The “Best Dad” winner has fathered several litters through the years, showing these amazing parenting skills each time. Simon the Asian small-clawed river otter is one of the most helpful fathers at SeaWorld Orlando, demonstrating an amazingly sensitive side when it comes to caring for his young. He protects his pups, plays with them, brings their mother food, and takes over to cuddle them when their mother takes a break.

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Endangered Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at Busch Gardens Tampa

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The litter consists of two males and one female. Three endangered Malayan tiger cubs were born at Busch Gardens Tampa Sunday, March 31. Each cub weighs between six and seven pounds, and is currently being monitored around the clock by the park’s animal care team. These births are critical to help preserve the species. Malayan tigers are critically endangered. Scientists estimate that only 500 remain in the wild.

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PETA Busts University of Utah Research Lab

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In one case, up to 17 kittens from three litters died or were euthanized -- with no experiment data generated -- after injections to induce hydrocephalus. An undercover PETA investigator shot hours of footage of alleged mistreatment of animals. A University representative denied any mistreatment: "None of the things she alleges are substantive," said Tom Parks, the U.'s s vice president for research. It's a remarkably banal list of ordinary events in an animal-care facility."

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On Charles and Project Treadstone

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As for Project Treadstone, there have been three fatalities-by-automobile and one litter of three kittens, two of whom were caught and adopted fairly early. Just in case you were wondering what an 85-lb red fawn greyhound looks like from the back with a couple dozen acupuncture needles in him. And yes, that's Violet Rays taking up most of his acupuncture bed at the homeopath's office.) The needles between his toes were apparently not of the painless variety. I've had those.

Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Stock a car kit with collapsible food and water bowls, a jug of potable water, plenty of your pet’s regular food, a can opener (if needed), a collar and leash, waste bags, litter and a litter box, favorite toys and blankets, a worn T-shirt (your scent may lend your pet comfort), paper towels and cleaning wipes (just in case), and your pet’s usual bedding. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble.

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Animals as Raw Material

Critter News

From plastics made from feather protein to diesel fuel made from fat to organic fertilizer made from poultry litter, the USA's top meat producers are developing new uses and markets for the animal parts that humans won't eat, says Tom Cook, president of the National Renderers Association in Alexandria, Va. I came across this article in USA Today entitled "Waste not, want not: Companies find uses for leftover animal parts."

Kermie

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Before I could even process his presence and figure out what to do, I heard the scrapes of Emily’s paws on her litter box in the guest room bathroom. Kermie. One of the reasons my marriage to a carnivorous Republican worked so well, at least for the first four years, was that he traveled a lot. He unwittingly afforded me the luxury of many weekends spent hanging out with subversives of all kinds to support their causes and quietly planning the overthrow of the government.

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Nothing Funny About Cat Cruelty

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Soiling or urinating outside of the litter box. What is it about cats and the internet? I would struggle to name one friend on my Facebook account who has not at some point shared the latest Lolcats pictures or shred a grumpy cat memo. We seem to find hours of amusement online thanks to cats, in fact I have often joked that many years in the future our generation will be known for worshiping cats.

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Casting Call!

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We are looking for dogs and cats in the New York Tri-State region who are expecting litters sometime from mid-September through mid-October, to take part in this special. Animal Planet is creating an all new show that is all about the early lives of puppies and kittens! There is a casting call, and I wanted to share the information with you in case any of my dear readers fit the bill!

The Kitten Connection

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This includes Kitten-proofing their household, slowly introducing resident pets, determining the best way to manage children and kitten interactions and coordinating a plan for litter box training. Kittens are only kittens for a year, but this short time is the most significant stage of a cat’s development. It’s important for kitten owners to recognize how impressionable these animals are and arm themselves with tools and expert advice to ensure their kittens the best start in life.

5 ways to help the animal rescue efforts in Chile and Haiti

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We can help by donating bags of pet food, litter, or other supplies to these organizations, which may be filled to capacity in times of need. Contribute to rescue efforts. Most organizations aiding pets in devastated areas are not-for-profit. They depend upon charitable contributions to keep. going.

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Getting a Kitten from Kansas

Critter News

I'm sorry, every cat I've ever seen pretty much eats, sleeps and uses a litter box. I am no fan of breeders, I'll admit it. I think there are many disreputable breeders, I think they are increasing a bloated supply of pets, and I think there are many purebreds already available from shelters. Are there good breeders out there that care for their animals and run their business out of pure love of their work and the animals?

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Traveling with pets?

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Make sure your dog has enough time outside or your cat has an opportunity to use the litter box before you leave. Guest post By Peggy Frezon , Rensselaer, New York. Lots of people travel over Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re visiting family or checking out a new vacation spot, does your cat or dog join you? Kelly enjoys coming along to her “grandparents’ &# summer place on a mountain lake.

Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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Doggy bags (can also be used for cat litter clean-up). With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. VCA veterinarian Donna J.

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Tidy Cat Premium Scoop Solutions

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The coupon is good for one FREE package of Purina Tidy Cats Cat Litter, any size, any variety (up to $10.99)! Check out the new Tidy Cat Premium Scoop Solutions: Now with 25% less dust, Tidy Cats Premium litters can help keep a home fresh and comfortable by virtually eliminating litter box dust. Would you like a chance to win one of the three coupons for Tidy Cat Litter? Purina Tidy Cats has provided three coupons for us to giveaway to three lucky winners.

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Guest Post: Bonding with your kitten.

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Whether you have bought a kitten, or your cat has given birth to a litter that you intend to keep, you will most likely want to bond with the new member of your family. This guest post comes to us from Joy, from Animal Friends Insurance. Bonding With Your Kitten. Household pets can be very rewarding, and by bonding with your kitten you will create a wonderful relationship with it that will continue even when it has grown into an adult cat.

Great cat tips from Housecat Housecall

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You will need a sturdy crate for transport, scratching post, climbing tree, litter box, food and water bowls and a breakaway collar with an ID tag. Katrina Warren and the experts at Animal Planet’s “ Housecat Housecall ”, presented by Purina Cat Chow, have put together some simple tips to help families conquer some common cat care issues. Housecat Housecall airs on Animal Planet every Saturday at 10:30AM Eastern/Pacific, with an encore each Sunday at 8:00AM Eastern/Pacific.

Swan Lake performed by Rascal

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Rascal mouthed the puppies from the last litter here. Thanks to Barbara Barth for this guest post. Barbara wrote a memoir about her first year as a widow called The Unfaithful Widow. A good portion of the book is about the rescue dogs that grieved with her and comforted her during this time. Surprisingly, it is also a funny–no, a hilarious–story of readjusting to single life after 25 years in a relationship.

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Tika and her longtime mate, Kobuk, had raised eight litters of puppies together and were enjoying their retirement years in the home of my friend, Anne. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours. Dogs are able to detect diseases such as cancer and diabetes and warn humans of impending heart attacks and strokes.

Traveling with your pets?

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For cats carry a litter box and supply of litter. It’s the holiday season, and we have a great guest post to help those of you who are going to be traveling with your pets. Top 10 Tips to Stress-Free Holiday Travel with your Pet. Every holiday season thousands of travelers hit the road to destinations near and far. For those traveling with pets, additional preparation can make the difference between a stress free experience and a trip filled with anxiety for you and your pet.

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