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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) – Veterinarians have a warning for pet owners about a deadly cat virus.  Already, it has claimed the lives of at least 50 cats at the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina.

It started in early July when a kitten unexpectedly died.

“The kittens are just very fragile to being with, health wise, so they’re just more susceptible to it,” said Ann Pitts, Executive Director of the SPCA Northeastern North Carolina.

An outbreak of panleukopenia tore through the SPCA over the last two months. It’s a virus, only in cats, that attacks the GI system.  Pitts said, “Immediately we started our quarantine and making sure all of our cleaning protocols are up to date.”

The SPCA vaccinates every animal that comes in, but in the case of the kittens who died, many were too small to get the vaccinations.

Dr. Leigh Rigler says in her four years of working at the hospital, this summer is the first time she’s ever seen traces of the virus.  She said, “With kittens, normally you can’t even catch it, which is unfortunate.”

She says it’s especially easy for the virus to move through a shelter, because it’s spread through feces, urine, even water bowls – and normal cleaning agents won’t kill it. “You don’t know when the disease started, who first brought it in and which cat has been exposed and which cat can transfer the disease to another cat,” Rigler explained.

Now, the SPCA says the virus is under control.  They just hope people will take this as a lesson and remember to vaccinate their pets.

“Our shelter is all about giving every animal a chance here. And so it just breaks our hearts to see these little kittens having to deal with something like this,” said Pitts.

Vets say if your cat is vaccinated, it should be immune to the virus.

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http://wavy.com/2017/09/05/50-cats-dead-after-virus-spreads-through-shelter/

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First thing’s first: you should never, ever paint your pet’s claws with actual nail polish. It’s toxic to them! But should you hunger for you and your cat to have matching manicures, there’s a glamorous alternative.

Cristi, a cat owner from California, routinely purchases nail caps for her cat, Wednesday. One day, she found a purple, glittery set — the same purple glitter as her own manicure.

As it turns out, Cristi wasn’t the only one to have this idea. After another user shared her image, it went viral, and other pet owners started sharing manicure pics, too.

And for those sneering right now, we’d like to point out that, from a logical standpoint, this makes perfect sense. Friends get matching manicures all the time. Pets are the best friends ever. Therefore, it would stand to reason that humans and their pets should have matching manicures.

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This cat who’s so excited, he’s literally eating an ornament:

This feline who’s seeing an ornament for the first time:

This precious girl who had too much to drink at the holiday party:

This little guy who knows he kills it in his Christmas outfit:

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This kitten who’s utterly exhausted after decorating the tree:

This kitty who’s just found a new best friend:

These pals who are sure to knock on your door and sing some Christmas carols:

This kiddo who wants to be an actual ornament on the tree:

Instagram: @chuckgudgeon

This baby who’s more than ready for his first Christmas:

This kitten who’s ready to rock around the Christmas tree:

Grumpy Cat, who’s THRILLED at the thought of opening presents on Christmas morning:

This kitty who’s camera-ready for their first Christmas photoshoot:

This feline who’s ready to snuggle up with a Christmas movie:

This guy who doesn’t like photoshoots, but does it anyway because his parents love him:

This kitten who’s seriously debating taking a bite out of his friends:

These brothers who have the perfect seats for opening presents:

This kitten who’s more than amazed at the sight of Christmas lights:

This feline who’s a sucker for those festive filters:

Instagram: @kittydiary_

This kitten who’s confused an ornament for a toy:

This guy who’s stoked to wrap all those presents with you:

This kitty who may or may not have had a drink of Santa’s milk with his brother:

This kitten who’s ready to roast some chestnuts on an open fire:

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This little fluff nugget who’d much rather look at you decorate instead of helping:

This boy who’s going to be pissed if you have anything other than a fantastic Christmas:

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This spynx who’s poised as heck in her new Christmas outfit:

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This kitty who’s making the most of the holiday with their siblings:

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28 Cats Who Are Just Really Excited For Christmas

This Christmas is going to be purrfect.

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Posted by in Cat Stories on October 3, 2018
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    By Dr. Carl Palazzolo, DVM, LBAH. 

    Anorexia is defined as “not eating.” It is one of the most common reasons cats are brought in for an exam. Being the unique and complex critters they are, there are a multitude of causes of anorexia.

    How can you tell if you cat is not eating? Usually it’s because the food bowl is not empty or your pet is losing weight. In pets with longhair coats, it is difficult initially to see if your pet is losing weight. Maybe your cat wants to eat but cannot because of a foreign body in its mouth. Those cats will be drooling, pawing the face, or rubbing their face on the ground. There may also be swelling on one side of the face.

    If your cat goes 24 hours without eating, it needs an exam. Cats don’t do well when they don’t eat for over 24 hours, and it can have a serious affect on their liver, especially if they are obese prior to the onset of anorexia. During the exam, one of our doctors will check for the many causes of anorexia.

    Our exam starts with determining your cat’s body temperature, since a fever can cause anorexia. Then, a complete oral exam is performed to check for the following causes of anorexia:

    • Gingivitis or periodontal disease of the gums and teeth
    • Stomatitis of the oral cavity in general
    • Yellow gums (called icterus) as a sign of anemia or liver disease
    • A foreign body stuck under the tongue or anywhere in the oral cavity
    • Fractured jaw at the chin, called a mandibular symphysis fracture
    • A fracture at the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint
    • Burns from biting an electrical cord
    • Ulcers on the tongue or anywhere in the oral cavity
    • Inflammation of the tongue, called glossitis
    • Clogged nasal passages, especially when an upper-respiratory infection (URI) is present

    Oral exams are important for any pet presented with anorexia. Without this one, we would not have see the tumor on the tongue.

    After the oral exam, the rest of the body, including lymph nodes, heart and lungs, and internal organs, are checked. This exam, combined with diagnostic tests like radiographs and blood panels, help us determine if any of the following are the cause of your pet’s anorexia:

    • Liver disease, especially fatty liver (hepatic lipidosis)
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Kidney disease, especially toxins or chronic kidney disease (CKD).
    • Heart disease, especially congestive heart failure
    • Lung disease, especially asthma
    • Bladder disease, especially UTI or inability to urinate
    • Asthma
    • Cancer
    • Anemia
    • Bacterial infection
    • Viral infection
    • Fungal infection
    • Fractures, sprains or strains
    • Aging, making it difficult to smell or see food
    • Hormone disease like diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes)
    • Eye disease like corneal ulcers, foreign bodies, uveitis, glaucoma

    Eye pain that leads to anorexia can be serious and difficult to diagnose. Special equipment is usually needed for an accurate diagnosis.

    • Facial-nerve damage
    • Brain lesions such as tumor, inflammation, infection
    • Skin disease, causing excess scratching, wounds or infection

    This is a radiograph of the chest of a cat that was presented for not eating. The circled area is a mass in the chest, which caused the anorexia. Without this radiograph, we would not have known the cause of the condition.

    If we cannot find any organic cause to your cat’s anorexia, the problem could be psychological:

    • Doesn’t like the smell or taste of its food
    • Spoiled food
    • Change in routine
    • Motion sickness
    • High environmental temperature
    • Pain from a source such as arthritis, fractures, cancer, bee stings or wounds
    • Stress from too many cats in your household
    • Territorial dispute that includes access to the food bowl
    • Noise from fireworks
    • Visitors your cat is not used to seeing

    As extensive as these lists are, they’re not comprehensive. They were created to give you an idea of the potential causes of anorexia so you can watch for it. Close observation of your cat and its daily habits will go a long way to catching any potential cause early enough to be treated.

    Treatment is obviously aimed at the initial cause. Other ancillary treatments include fluids, antibiotics, appetite stimulants, anti-inflammatories, pain medication and assisted feeding, including the use of feeding tubes.

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    Posted by in Cat Videos on October 3, 2018

    Five Points Jazz Festival Returns

    The Five Points neighborhood is going to have way more than five points of interest on Saturday, May 19, when the Five Points Jazz Festival travels back to its musical roots. If you’ve never been, this is the year to check it out.
    Practically overnight, the blocks from 25th Street to 28th Street between California and Glenarm are transformed. The streets are closed to traffic, and ten stages are set up, surrounded by vendors and hordes of dancers. Last year, there were nearly 50,000 people in attendance.

    Basically, it’s a party.

    You get off the bus mid-morning, and you follow your ears toward the stuttering of the snares coming from a few blocks away. As you get closer, you hear the cheering get louder. You arrive at 26th and Welton to find the parade underway. As you approach, a saxophone player struts by and you join in the crowd singing along to the jazz standard “So what!… So what!”

    Later, you find yourself moving back with the rest of the crowd to make room for a swing dancing flash mob performing a choreographed routine. When they’re done, the crowd enthusiastically (if not quite as skillfully) follows suit, stealing some moves from the dancers and making some up as they go along.

    Then you wind your way through, a giant cup of lemonade in your hand. You find yourself in a dimly-lit restaurant-made-jazz-club just feet away from a septet of musicians who look so at home with their instruments that just watching them makes you feel comfortable and safe. You wonder how long these same seven people have been playing together. How many times has he picked up those drum sticks, that guitar?

    Well, Miguel Espinoza started playing his guitar when he was four years old and found role models in his mother’s flamenco dancer friends. Espinoza—dubbed “El Maestro” in honor of his hard-earned expertise by the Spanish gypsy community—is the leading man in one of the acts scheduled to perform at Coffee at the Point on the 19th.

    His flamenco jazz ensemble, featuring Andy Skellenger on tabla and Randy Hoepker on fretless jazz bass, is marked explicitly by their Gypsy jazz influences, but that only grazes the surface of their musical influences and roots.

    Espinoza recorded one of his recent albums, Curandero, with banjo player Bela Fleck, and it exhibits an extension of both Espinoza’s flamenco roots as well as Fleck’s bluegrass roots to convene at the jazzy crossroads. Curandero was also recorded with Ty Burhoe on the tabla, an Indian drum, melding yet another ancient style of music into the mix so smoothly that you could make pancakes with it. Espinoza has a deep respect for Indian music.

    “I keep Indian styles of music close to me. It’s one of the most advanced musics we have—melodically, rhythmically, and spiritually,” he said.

    Spirituality plays an important role in Espinoza’s music, and it’s this universal view of music, so void of possession, that enables him to seamlessly combine musical styles.

    “Music is an expression of the heart and the soul, and it doesn’t matter what culture [it comes from]. When I play guitar, I pray, and it’s not about me. I’m a servant to the music; the music is not a servant to me. I learned early on to take my ego out of it.”

    Espinoza’s spiritual connection to music is tied to his original home in the Five Points neighborhood, where he grew up around gospel music. He was raised going to Southern Baptist church services and still returns to the Potter’s House Church sometimes “just to cry listening to the choir.” He is deeply moved by the spiritual and emotional heft of gospel music and all the historic weight it carries.

    Another of Espinoza’s childhood influences from the Five Points neighborhood is funk music. Espinoza said most of his friends growing up were into the musical style and that there were always students jamming away to funk music in his middle school music room. It formed the basis of his social life, and it still affects his compositional style today.

    Music has been a fundamental part of the Five Points neighborhood, and Espinoza is only one of the many people who was instilled with the value of music through growing up there. In fact, Five Points’ music culture took off back in the 1920s, and since then, the neighborhood has hosted such jazz greats as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk.

    It makes sense that there is a reverence to the Five Points music scene that can’t be ignored. The attendees and performers alike are honored to be there, experiencing the confluence of artists sharing their love of music.

    On May 19, 2018, you’ll have the chance to see swing, Latin, and New Orleans styles of jazz, along with Espinoza’s and many more styles, all sharing the four blocks dedicated to celebrating the great Five Points jazz culture.

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    Conjunctivitis in Cats

    Conjunctivitis refers to the inflammation of the moist tissues in a cat’s eye, which are the portions of the eye located near the globe and up to the edge of the cornea — the front part of the eye. It can cause the cat’s eye to discharge fluid and other uncomfortable symptoms for the animal. Treatment, ultimately, is based on the underlying cause of the condition.

    Symptoms and Types

    There are several common symptoms of this disease, including:

    • Persistent squinting
    • Regular and excessive blinking
    • Redness of the eye tissue
    • Eye discharge
    • Fluid build up in the eye
    • Upper respiratory infection

    Causes

    There are several viruses that can cause conjunctivitis, one of the most common being the herpes virus. Cats that are regularly exposed to other cats with viral infections are more prone to develop the disease. There are also bacterial causes, one of which is commonly referred to as “dry eye.” In addition, allergies can cause the eyes to react as an external response to the allergen, or it may be as simple as a foreign particle lodging in the eye. Finally, purebred cats are more likely to develop the disease than other cats.

    Diagnosis

    The veterinarian will explore the different potential causes to determine the root cause of the eye infection so that it can be properly addressed. There may be seasonal allergies to things such as grass and pollen, or to environmental pollutants like smoke or chemicals. Viral and bacterial infections will also be considered.

    Treatment

    This condition is commonly treated on an outpatient basis. If there is a suspected food or environmental allergen causing the infection, the issue should clear up when the identified allergen is removed from the cat’s environment. If the infection is due to a virus, there are some commonly prescribed medications to manage the inflammation, including oral and topical (external) antibiotics. Vaccination is also a common treatment option to prevent against other viral outbreaks in the future. In serious cases, surgery may be required to remove any blockages that are found to be present in the eye.

    Living and Management

    Once the diagnosis has been made and a treatment plan has been prescribed, it is important to follow up with the animal’s progress. The first step in the treatment plan will be to address the underlying medical cause if there is one present. Next, it will be important to isolate the cat so that it does not infect other animals.

    Prevention

    Limiting exposure to other animals that are possibly infected can prevent recurrence of conjunctivitis. Also, some vaccinations have proven effective at minimizing the risk of developing this condition.

    This article originally appeared here on PetMD.com.

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    https://cattime.com/cat-facts/health/281-cats-and-conjunctivitis

    Have you ever wondered do cats talk to each other? All species have their own ways of communication, and the same applies to cats. Cat communication sounds are somewhat complicated. If you want to know more about two cats talking with each other, read on!

    Communication by cats with their species can sometimes be rather dramatic. You would have heard quarrels between them and heard their meows reach a crescendo and ending in screams. Some of the screams are aggressive ones while others are the fearful ones. If you think your cat’s sounds and body language are just random, think again. Listen and watch closely and you might just get to understand it’s language.

    Can Cats Talk?

    How do cats communicate?

    We have all heard stray cat meowing loudly at night. What does it all mean?

    There are three types of ways in which cats talk to each other

    Vocal Communication – Cat Sounds

    Most people think that cat language is limited to meowing or purring. However, there are several other sounds that they make for communicating with their species. If you think your cat’s meows and purrs are just gibberish, think again. Next to birds, cats have the maximum number of vocalisations.

    Purring – It is a soft and throaty sound

    • Cats purr when you pet them or cuddle them.
    • Kittens purr when drinking milk from their mothers.

    Cats Meowing at other Cats

    • How do cats talk to each other? Everyone knows that meow sounds are the most common sound for cat communication. However, there are different cat meows.
    • If the meow is prolonged or repetitive, it means that they are asking for attention. It could be hunger, in most cases.
    • If you want to understand cats talking to each other, a single meow could mean that the cat is greeting one of its species or a human by way of cat talking.
    • Through the meow, the cat communicates other moods as well, such as fear or discomfort. In this case, the meow will come from deeper in the throat.
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    Hissing

    There is no mistaking this one! Hissing could be accompanied by some spitting as well.

    • It means your cat is being threatened and is getting ready for a fight. Maybe it’s face to face with a big dog.
    • While studying cat behavior, stray or abused cats are more likely to go into this hissing mode.

    Cat Yowling Sound

    This is a long drawn out moan. Why do cats yowl at each other?

    • It shows worry or discomfort. A male cat yowling could also mean some mating issues.
    • It can also show that the cat is not well or is not comfortable with something in the surroundings.

    Cat Growling Sound

    • When understanding cats, it usually indicates fear and anger.
    • The growling is of a rather higher pitch.
    • The growl is usually accompanied by the classic pose of defense, with fur puffed up, back arched, ears back and twitching tail.

    Cat Body Language

    Cats use body position for communication. They also use visual signals on their bodies, namely, their eyes, tail, face and whiskers. However, their facial expressions are rather limited.

    Body Position

    • When the body of the cat is arched back, it shows the cat’s in a defensive mood.
    • When the cat crouches or cringes with the tail thumping on the floor, this is also a defensive position.
    • When the body is stretched out, it shows confidence or in some cases, even a readiness for attack.

    Eyes

    • Do cats communicate with each other? They convey their mood using expressions.
    • There is a change in their pupil size.
    • When they stare at you without blinking much, it’s as if they are trying to issue a challenge to you. Sustained eye contact usually means aggression.
    • If the cat blinks or winks at you or has half closed eyes, it is a non threatening pose and shows that the cat is happy and contented.

    Ears

    • Ears pricked up or erect or even holding the ears rotated outwards, combined with small pupils, shows anger or aggression.
    • When the cat holds the ears against its head combined with dilated pupils, it usually shows fear.
    • If ears are upright and pointing backwards, it shows the cat is worried and could become aggressive.
    • When the cat’s ears face forward in the regular position, it shows that it’s relaxed.

     Whiskers

    They are seen on both sides of the nose and the upper lip, and some above the eyes as well. They help to send information about the surroundings to the sensory nerves, and the cat then responds to it.

    • When the whiskers stand on end and point forward, it shows tension and alertness.
    • When they are spread less, it shows the cat is relaxed.

    Tail

    The position of the tail can convey a lot of meaning in cat tail language.

    • When the tail is in the ‘up’ position, that is held vertical up in the air or perpendicular to the ground, it means that the cat is being friendly to another cat, a human or another animal. If it is held up and also quivering, it means the cat is greeting someone happily.

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    • If the tail is held out and moves slowly from one side to the other, it could mean aggression.
    • If the tail is held up and also puffed out with hairs raised, this also means aggression.
    • When the cat tucks its tail between its back legs, it shows signs of fear or nervousness. You are likely to see this if you scold her.

    Rolling Over

    • When cats roll over and expose their belly, it means they are in a comfortable and playful mood. It shows a trustful and loving mood.
    • Tummies are vulnerable areas for any animal, as vital organs are located inside. When a cat exposes this area, it shows unconditional love and trust.
    • It can also be an instinctive posture for mating.

    Using Scents

    Cats have these scent glands all over, on their paws, cheeks, head, and the rectum. Scent communication is very important to cats for survival. Cats can also sniff and decode scent information left by other cats.

    • Cats use scents for defining territory; bonding with others; learning more about other cats; and announcing readiness for sex.
    • Facial scent glands are used for bonding or marking familiar items at home. Like when your cat rubs its face against familiar objects at home, it is depositing a scent.
    • Scratching with the paw pads is done for marking and making its presence known.
    • Urine markings or sprays are done when the cat is excited or stressed. It is also used to mark its territory and communicate that they are available for mating.
    • Depositing fecal matter and excretion from the anal sac are forms of marking their territory.
    • They leave these scents in places where other cats might pass by.

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    Wrap Up

    Now, you have a fairly good idea of a cat’s body language and sound language, so you’re now in a better position to understand what’s going on in your pet’s mind. Is she angry? Fearful? Upset? Comfortable? And so on. When she runs to you with her tail upright and shaking, you know she is happy to see you and is greeting you. If the tail is bristling and on end, you know something is gravely wrong, recognizing that she is aggressive.

    Cats use a lot of body language and signals, especially when two male cats meet, possibly fighting for a female cat’s attention.

    At the end, it is not about just reading one part of the cat’s body and judging its mood. You have to read the signals in conjunction with the rest of the body signals in order to correctly understanding what your cat is trying to communicate.

    Source

    https://www.getthatright.com/how-do-cats-communicate-with-each-other/

    New Zealand village wants to ban cats

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    For countless animal lovers they’re trusted companions, but for conservationists in New Zealand cats are pests that threaten the survival of many endemic species and one small town now plans to ban them outright…

    A new proposal released by the local government of Omaui on the southern end of the country’s South Island this week calls for all cats to be neutered, microchipped and registered with the council. No cat would be replaced once it died.

    Omaui Landcare Charitable Trust chairman John Collins, a proponent of the ban, told the Otago Daily Times the village was a “high-value conservation area” and removing cats from the area would enable native animals to thrive.

    “We’re not cat haters, but we want our environment to be wildlife-rich,” he added.

    Wildlife was disappearing rapidly around the country and native birds had been “ripped to pieces” by cats on his front lawn, he said.

    Efficient predators

    Cats, which were introduced by European immigrants, have long fallen out of favour with many New Zealand environmentalists as they are highly efficient predators and are known to kill all kinds of native wildlife, including birds, lizards and insects.

    The country’s Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage recently suggested residents of the capital Wellington should stop having cats in order to reintroduce the country’s most iconic bird, the kiwi to urban areas.

    “I think gradually we’ll see people recognize that having wildlife thrive will mean having cats inside – and when your cat dies, then potentially not replacing it,” she said

    Omaui’s cat lovers have advised that they “actively petition” against any plan to get rid of their beloved cats.

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    https://www.all4women.co.za/1574258/news/international-news/new-zealand-village-wants-to-ban-cats

    Posted by in Cat Videos on October 3, 2018

    Summer is a great time to enjoy the backyard, or take our pets with us for a variety of exciting excursions, from camping and hiking, to boating and swimming. You may take extra steps to keep your skin protected when the weather gets hot, like sunscreen, bug spray, or protective clothing, but our pets have some skincare needs too. Summer is a prime allergy season and bugs can easily make their way inside to the air conditioning. We’ve put together some summer skincare tips to help out!

    Mosquitoes, Bugs, and Parasites, Oh My!

    Ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and other insects are out in full swing during the summer months. If you are getting bit and itching, chances are your pet is too. Talk to your veterinarian about how you can keep your dog or cat protected from bites. There are many products available such as collars, topicals, sprays, shampoos, and dips. Try these tips for keeping critters away.

    Seasonal Allergies

    Just like us, dogs and cats can develop allergies and sensitivities to things in the environment like pollens, molds, grasses, trees, or bites from fleas or bugs. These allergens are very common during the summer. Allergies cause excessive scratching, biting, licking chewing, rubbing, sneezing, foot chewing and redness of the skin. If you notice changes in the skin or your pet is constantly itching, contact your veterinarian for treatment options and to determine the cause. You may also ask your veterinarian about whether your pet would benefit from an antihistamine or other medication.

    Grooming & Bathing

    If your pet spends a lot of time outdoors, you may need to up the bath time, especially if they like swimming. Bathing helps physically remove dirt, debris, allergens, and parasites from your dog or cats’ haircoat. You can also try using waterless shampoo to help reduce time in the tub. Aside from controlling shedding and making them look good, regular brushing also helps encourage blood circulation and distributes natural oils to help moisturize the skin. Check out the new Furbliss grooming brush.

    Protect Paw Pads

    Have you ever walked barefoot outside in the summer? HOT! Pavement, sidewalks, sand, and natural surfaces heat up quickly from the sun and can cause burns when dogs touch them. Try checking the temperature of the pavement before going for a walk. If it’s too hot for your hand, then it’s too hot for paws. You can also try walking your dog in the morning or at night when it’s cooler outside. Apply a thin layer of BioBalm on all four paws before any outdoor activities or walks.

    VetRxDirect offers a variety of products to meet your pet’s skincare needs in every season. What is your favorite summer activity with your pet?

    Source

    https://www.vetrxdirect.com/blog/summer-skincare-for-dogs-and-cats/

    Rainbow’s new animated preschool series 44 Cats — one of the most-watched shows at MIP Junior — will make its world premiere in Italy on the nation’s No. 1 free-to-air kids’ channel Rai Yoyo this November. This launch partnership is the latest collaboration in Rainbow and Rai’s long and fruitful relationship.

    “I am truly delighted that our long and happy relationship with Rai has now extended to screening 44 Cats,” says Iginio Straffi, founder and president of Rainbow. “The show, with its positive values, memorable music and smart gags, has all the ingredients to become a massive hit across the country!”

    Produced by Rainbow in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi, 44 Cats follows the daily adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou, and Meatball – four adorable kittens and bandmates of The Buffycats! From their home in the Clubhouse, a garage inside old Granny Pina’s house, they make it their mission to help others and find creative solutions to everyday problems, while sharing a message of tolerance, diversity and acceptance.

    Luca Milano, Director at Rai Ragazzi, commented: “Inspired by a very popular Italian kids song, 44 Cats is a combination of stories and fun that will thrill children and families around the world. We are proud that, in the autumn, Rai Yoyo will be the first network to broadcast the series, continuing the long collaboration between Rai and Rainbow. 44 Cats, created and directed by Iginio Straffi, manages to reinterpret the Zecchino d’Oro (children’s song festival) classic with a modern look and an extraordinary level of animation quality.”

    44 Cats has already been picked up by Nickelodeon (multi-territory), Discovery Kids (Latin America) and Super RTL (Germany), with broadcast deals in France, Russia, UK and other major territories in the works. The series was recently presented to an excited crowd of preschoolers during the opening weekend events at the Giffoni Film Festival, one of the top kids’ film festivals in Europe.

    The stars of 44 Cats claw the blue carpet at the kid-centric Giffoni Film Festival 2018.

    Source

    http://www.animationmagazine.net/europe/44-cats-global-premiere-set-for-italy/

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