CatsWalk Newsletter

Our award-winning* CatsWalk Newsletter is back!
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CatsWalk Newsletter – Summer 2014

In this issue: 1. News Bites Donate litter to cat shelters! Coconut oil is not for cats Fire safety for cats Studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) works More on the downside of fish Dirty deeds with pet treats 2. Science…






Catswalk Newsletter – Spring 2014

In this issue: 1. News Bites GMO dangers Seeking humans who are allergic to cats Pet Cancer Awareness Month Feline fitness More on jerky treats Is Purina the best cat food? 2. Science Notes Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Red meat allegy from…






CatsWalk Newsletter – February 2014

Sign up to have this newsletter delivered right to your email inbox! → In this issue: 1. News Bites February is Pet Dental Health Month! How People Choose Cat Food Recent Cat Food Recalls Jerky Treats Back on the Shelf–and Still a…






CatsWalk Newsletter – November 2014

NOTE: This was reposted in January 2014 because the original was accidentally deleted in a fit of organizational zeal! – Editor In this issue: 1. News Bites Vacation Destinations for Cat Lovers Crazy Cat-Related Patents See the World Through Cats’…






CatsWalk Newsletter – September 2013

News Bites New Feline Vaccination Guidelines Traveling with Pets Paw Project Launches Colorado Campaign Finally – Tighter Regulations on Kitten and Puppy Mills Winter’s Coming – Are Your Pets Ready? Science Notes Less Diversity in Gut Bacteria Increases Obesity and…






Catswalk Newsletter – August 2013

In this issue: 1. News Bites Paw Project: The Movie! Vegan Diet Nearly Kills Kitten Obesity-Related Diseases in Cats Rhode Island Bans Declaw Requirement for Tenants Dolphin Rights 2. Science Notes Fish Oil Fakery Hope for Allergy Sufferers Another Problem…






CatsWalk Newsletter – July 2013

In this issue: 1. News Bites: Fat cat prompts cruelty charges Iceland hunting whales for dog food Internet vet loses license over online advice Children die in hot cars–and so do pets! Remember what it was like before you had…






Catswalk Newsletter – June 2013

In this issue: 1. News Bites June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month! Fungal toxins found in 98% of pet food Labeling of genetically-modified foods takes a(nother) backward step Texas Court refuses emotional damages in case of mistakenly euthanized dog When “green” isn’t…






CatsWalk Newsletter – April 2013

CatsWalk Newsletter April 2013 by Jean Hofve, DVM Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Please note:  This newsletter is emailed only to current subscribers through Get Response, but please feel free to forward it to friends! If you got it from…






CatsWalk Newsletter is Back!

I’m pleased to announce that Little Big Cat’s “CatsWalk Newsletter” will return starting in April 2013! (It’s been dormant since the depressing loss of our entire mailing by a [former] email delivery service last year.) CatsWalk is a monthly e-newsletter…






CatsWalk Newsletter – January 2012

*Yes, we know it’s February and we’re a little late…but we were waiting for some important info on Jackson’s book! In this issue: 1. News Bites February is National Pet Dental Health Month Cats and rats team up Lawsuit claims…






CatsWalk November-December 2011

Happy Holidays! In this issue: 1. News Bites Little Big Cat is “best cat website” of 2011! Israel bans cat declawing Pet theft on the rise FDA looking for Salmonella Jack the JFK Cat is gone Texas court rules in…






CatsWalk Newsletter – October 2011

In this issue: 1. News Bites Little Big Cat wins award! Florida cats being poisoned. Jack, the cat lost and found in JFK airport, is sick RIP feline leukemia pioneer William Jarrett More swine flu news Flu vaccine for people…






CatsWalk Newsletter, September 2011

Please note:  This newsletter is emailed only to current subscribers, but please feel free to forward it to friends! Click here to get your own subscription. To unsubscribe, please click here or use the link at the bottom of the…






CatsWalk Newsletter August 2011

In this issue: 1. News Bites Recall of ground turkey across the West Wolverines killing cats in British Columbia Manufacturer runs out of heartworm drug Click to donate cat litter to shelters! “New” Avian Flu will destroy all life on…






CatsWalk Newsletter July 2011

In this issue: 1. News Bites Purina ONE dry cat food recalled Kitten survives washing machine ordeal Mountain lion’s long walk ends in Connecticut Cat winning as “Biggest Loser” 2. Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy and Healthy 3. Cat TV…






CatsWalk Newsletter – June 2011

In this issue: 1. News Bites 2. Water, the Forgotten Nutrient 3. Top Ten Summer Safety Tips for Pets! 1. News Bites Adopted cat returns life-saving favor. Rusty, a 10-year-old cat adopted from the Reading (PA) shelter two years ago,…






CatsWalk Newsletter – May 2011

In this issue: 1. News Bites Jackson’s new TV show on Animal Planet! OCD and autism in pets? Hypoallergenic diets–aren’t! Bomb-sniffing mice? Cats-only clinics gaining in popularity Click to give free kitty litter! Curiosity not necessary to kill a cat!…






CatsWalk Newsletter, March 2011

Important news on recalls, toxins, spring hazards, the latest Mad Cow, puppy mills and unscrupulous importers, and the surprising (Not!) finding by a pet food company that cats prefer to eat food that is more like their natural diet. Read up on the current wave of niche marketing rolling across the pet food industry, and get info on the best diet for your own cat. We also take on the Associated Press and the main veterinary organization over ethical considerations.











CatsWalk Newsletter – January 2011

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* Breaking news: study shows unsafe levels of toxic heavy metals in pet food * Aflatoxin caused illness in recalled Kroger pet foods * FDA seeking comments on proposed PETNet * Food Safety Bill signed into law * Small animals re-protected * Bottled water report * Medicated topical creams for people can harm pets * Nordic Naturals introduces new fish oil products for pets 2. Powerful new public service announcement from The Paw Project 3. Veterinarian’s Oath Revised 4. Cats, Sickness, Stress, and Environment 5. February is Dental Health Month!











CatsWalk – November 2010

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 In this issue: 1. News Bites New Little Big Cat website is up and running November is Diabetes Month Salmonella outbreaks from dry pet food Suit filed against…






CatsWalk Newsletter – March 2010

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 March 2010 In this issue: 1. News Bites: Nature’s Variety recall expanded… Fatal Attraction: Cats and ADHD drug… Unspayed dogs may live longer… People with cats are more…






CatsWalk Newsletter – January 2010

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 In this issue: 1. News Bites Animal advocacy groups help promote proper wellness care for cats… February is Pet Dental Health Month… “Low-cal” and “weight management” cat foods—ain’t…






CatsWalk Newsletter – December 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 10  — December 2009 Note to our readers: We are having some technical difficulties with inserting links, so please use copy/paste to put the link…






CatsWalk Newsletter – November 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Vol. 7, No. 9  —  November 2009 Please forgive the short newsletter and any formatting weirdness…we’re traveling and using unfamiliar computers that don’t work with our text editor…but…






CatsWalk Newsletter – October 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 8  –   October 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites: * Premium Edge cat foods recalled; Nutro still causing problems * Flea product melts…






CatsWalk Newsletter – September 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 7  – September 2009 In This Issue: 1. News Bites 2. Cats and Claws — Living Happily Ever After 3. Vaccination — The Never-Ending Story…






CatsWalk Newsletter – August 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 6  — August 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites California battles over declawing Pet Airways takes off! Are We Heading for Mandatory Vaccination? 2.…






CatsWalk Newsletter – July 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 5                                             July 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites 2. Is There a Link between Omega-3’s and Hyperthyroidism? 3. Dangerous Levels of Fluoride in Pet…






CatsWalk Newsletter – June 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 4  —  June 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites – EPA investigating toxicity of topical flea products – Irradiated cat food sickens Australian cats…






CatsWalk Newsletter – May 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 3  –  May 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites 2. Swine Flu – What You Should Know 3. Aromatherapy and Pets 1. News Bites…






CatsWalk Newsletter – April 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 2  — April 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites 2. Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats 3. Take Action for Cats Dr. Jean and Jackson…






CatsWalk Newsletter – March 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 1 —  March 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites Canned Food Prices Going Up Alpha Lipoic Acid is Toxic to Cats Same Food, Different…