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2010-11-10 06:03:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Friskies let the cat out of the bag--cats are social. Contrary to popular belief, cats can now be called a man's best friend, a social butterfly, and just as busy as a bee. Before now, cats couldn't show us just how much they enjoy helping in the kitchen, playing chase and hanging with their friends. With the help of Friskies® brand cat food, 25 cats affectionately deemed "repurrters," were equipped with small video...

2010-11-09 11:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Feminist sex toy retailer Smitten Kitten will host local artists in a December Art and Craft Show in Minneapolis. The show, which will feature all local artists and craft makers, will run from December 2nd through the 31st. To kick off the month long show, the store will be hosting an opening night party on Thursday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. Guests will be treated to delicious food, crafts, and a chance to meet with the artists in the show. This...

2010-11-04 12:46:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Smitten Kitten Denver now offers home parties to customers in the Denver area. Parties are educational workshops that are both entertaining and informative. They are meant to be pleasure-based sexual education for adults. Attendees learn how to enliven sexual response, feel more confident about safer sex, better understand anatomy, and get inspired to bring their sex life to new heights. Party Educators have completed the Smitten Kitten's extensive...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A man in Minnesota spent more than $10,000 to build his cats a system of tunnels through the house. To a surprising number Americans, that doesn't seem strange at all. Dogs may be our best friend, but members of the 36.2 million households that own a cat will tell you that America is a cat nation. To celebrate this kitty love, the makers of Fresh Step litter, with the help of Animal Planet and its new series "Must Love Cats," is launching the...

2010-06-16 07:30:00

MUSCATINE, Iowa, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- World's Best Cat Litter(TM) is expanding its "Buy The Best. Or Smell The Rest.(TM)" direct response TV campaign with mail-in rebate to now include TV, magazines, newspapers and internet banner advertising through September, due to its record success via TV in an effort to reach cat owners via multiple media. With the mail-in rebate, consumers obtain a free bag of the all-natural, whole-kernel corn cat litter, which is known for its superior odor...

2010-03-05 17:35:00

ST. CHARLES, Mo., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Canin's research reveals that cats have instinctive preferences for specific levels of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in their diets, and these preferences change with age. This research, Macro Nutrient Profile (MNP) science, is the basis for six new feline wet diets -- the latest innovation in Royal Canin® Feline Health Nutrition(TM). By creating nutritional solutions around those instinctive preferences, Royal Canin...

2010-02-22 15:09:00

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is National Prevent a Litter Month, designed to foster public education and bring attention to the life-saving and vital importance of spaying and neutering our pets. When pets aren't spayed and neutered, the results are overwhelming and ultimately tragic. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/DC58757) As spokesperson for Spay/USA, a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter...

2009-11-17 09:30:00

DENVER, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Simple changes in shelter housing may inhibit the spread of feline upper respiratory infection (URI)--and save the lives of cats. This infection, which is similar to the common cold in humans, is cited among the top reasons for euthanasia of cats in shelters. Cats with URI may not be easy to adopt, and shelters do not always have the luxury of treating the animals or waiting until the disease runs its course. Research funded by Morris Animal Foundation's...

2009-10-05 17:59:04

A California woman said bringing a pair of kittens into her house had an unexpected side effect -- turning her Siberian husky into a foster mom. Sarah Kidder said she came across the kittens and their guardian, a male cat she said she believes to be their father, while walking her 12-year-old dog, Tamerack, near her Oakland home last month, the Oakland Tribune reported Monday. Kidder said she discovered the cat and kittens had been abandoned by neighbors who moved away. She said she brought...

2009-09-15 13:54:57

Workers at a Goodwill store in Ohio said they discovered a kitten trapped inside a couch donated to the thrift shop. Kaila Voight, a clerk at the Huron store, said employees began hearing mewling shortly after the sofa was dropped off as a donation Thursday, the Sandusky (Ohio) Register reported Tuesday. We heard meowing and didn't know where it was coming from, Voight said. We finally figured out it was coming from the couch. We removed the cushions and out popped the kitten's head through a...


Latest Kitten Reference Libraries

Feline Roundworm, Toxocara cati
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Feline Roundworm (Toxocara cati) is a species of parasitic nematode widely distributed through cats and other felids. It is one of the most common nematode of cats. The adult worm is localized in the gut of the host. In adult cats, infection is typically asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal. The adult feline roundworm may be brownish-yellow to cream colored to pink and may be up to 4 inches in length. It has a short, wide...

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2007-12-13 13:23:12

The Abyssinian is said to have originated from the breeding of an Egyptian kitten and an English tabby. The Egyptian kitten, Zula is believed to be the ancestor of all Abyssinians in Europe, the Americas and Australia; however it is likely that as many as three other Abyssinians have been mixed into the gene pool in America. It is one of the most popular shorthair cats in the United States, and it is rumored that there are still wild Abyssinians in some parts of North Africa. An...

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2007-01-19 12:34:51

The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico. It has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. It can be up to 3 ft 2 in (100 cm) long, plus 1 ft 6 inches (45 cm) tail length, and weighs 20 to 33 pounds (10 to 15 kg). The ocelot is mostly nocturnal and very territorial. They will fight fiercely, sometimes to the death. This is most likely in territorial disputes. Like most felines, they are solitary,...

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2007-01-19 12:29:45

The black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) is a small wild cat distributed over South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. Some are distributed into Zimbabwe. The habitat of this cat species is dry semi-desert and savannah. With an average mass of 3.53 lb (1.6 kg) it is one of the smallest living species of cats. Females have an average weight of 2.87 lb (1.3 kg), males 4.19 lb (1.9 kg). The head appears oversized relative to the rest of the body. The fur is cinnamon buff to tawny or off-white with...

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2006-12-26 11:07:01

The Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World cottontail rabbit, and a member of the family Leporidae. It is one of the most common rabbit species in North America. These rabbits are chunky red-brown or gray-brown in appearance. They have large hind feet, long ears and a short fluffy white tail. The bottom is hairy. There is a rusty patch on the tail. They can be found in meadows and shrubby areas in the eastern and southwestern United States. They can also be found...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'