- Power to the Pets at the 7th Annual Denver Pet Expo
Denver pet lovers, pet parents, pets and their families are gearing up for another exciting, tail-wagging experience as leading national event production company Amazing Pet Expos moves to the National Western Complex for the seventh annual Denver Pet Expo. New to the event this year is an internationally accredited all-breed Cat Show hosted by the High Country Cat Club in conjunction with The International Cat Association Inc. (TICA).
- Cats at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show? Sort of, in a first
While there weren't exactly cats in the 140-year-old dog show, their inclusion in the "Meet the Breeds" event came close enough to prompt some "what?!" and waggish alarm about a breakdown in the animal social order. Some Twitter users have portrayed the development as a sign of impending cat-astrophe. A satirical Chicago Tribune column declared that "we can't just let cats start racing across the borders of traditional dog events.
- Photos: Cats Finally Arrive At The Westminster Dog Show
It only took 141 years, but cats have finally arrived at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Sort of. On Saturday, dozens of Persian, Toyger, Sphynx, and Siamese cats were on display during the "Meet The Breeds" segment of the four-day dog show, and while the Westminster Agility, Obedience, and Best-In-Show competitions at Madison Square Garden will remain canine-only, the cats were a hit with spectators at Piers 92 and 94.
- Dogs and Cats Together. Hold the Mass Hysteria.
When word spread late last month that cats would be joining the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, internet outrage fed off confusion about whether the show, one of the world’s premier animal competitions, was about to become a mongrel event.
- Here's how dog owners feel about cats at Westminster
It felt like the world raised its collective eyebrows at the idea of cats appearing at the 2017 Westminster Dog Show. How would the animals react when sharing space? More worrisome was how their owners might feel.
- Cats taking part in Westminster Dog Show - FOX 5 DC
For the first time ever, cats will be part of the main program at Madison Square Garden in an event called "Meet the Breeds" and some of the felines
- The truth about cats at the Westminster dog show
- Cats Set to Crash Westminster Dog Show
Cat breeder Anthony Hutcherson shows off a Bengal Cat during a press conference, Monday Jan. 30, 2017, in New York.
- Fans flock to see rare 'werewolf cat' at London cat show
It may look like the stuff of nightmares - perhaps the baddie in the latest Disney animal cartoon or an evil wizard’s malign pet - but this is in fact the cat of the moment.
- The International Cat Association (TICA): Where Feline Lovers Seek Out Fun & Friendship at Worldwide Events
When singles assess the date-ability of a new acquaintance, it can feel like going through a checklist. Same religion. Check. Good job. Check. Sense of humor. Check. Whether it’s physical, practical, or personal, we all have certain markers we look for in a date. High on my priority list, for example, is the question: “Are you a cat person or a dog person?” If you answer wrong on that one, you might end up in the doghouse.
- Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show
Crowd watches while judge Francine Hicks of Lisbonfalls, Maine judges a Hartman, a 10 month-old cat owned by Kathy Keeley of Atco, N.J., during an all breed household pet competition at the Second annual Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show hosted by the Cats Ahoy Cat Club, member of The International Cat Association, held at Grasso Technical High School in Groton Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
- These Cats Competed In An International Show While You Were Out Partying This Weekend
Huffington Post It all happened on Oct. 22 at the fifth TICA (The International Cat Association) Cat Show. The festivities went down at the Aoshan Shiji Plaza in Wuhan, ...
- WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB & AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB WILL TAKE OVER NYC WITH MEET & COMPETE
New York, NY – The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC®) present Meet & Compete, featuring the 4th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and AKC Meet the Breeds®, brought to you by Purina® Pro Plan®. The joint event returns to New York City on Saturday, February 11th at Piers 92 and 94. Cats make their triumphant return to AKC Meet the Breeds® with The International Cat Association® (TICA®), giving animal lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs and cats while learning about responsible pet ownership. Attendees also get the chance to see the nation’s top canine competitors race against the clock at the 4thAnnual Masters Agility Championship.
- These Cats Competed In An International Show While You Were Out Partying This Weekend
Did you groggily hit your alarm this morning, dreading another week ahead? Did you hope that somewhere in this world there were fluffy, soft cats winning awards for simply being cats? Could such a beautiful thing exist?
- National Cat Day brings out weird, wild Rocky Mountain kitties
We’ve already celebrated National Dog Day (on Aug. 26), so we would be tempting the anger of the internet gods if we didn’t follow up with National Cat Day, which arrives on Oct. 29. To mark the occasion, the Rocky Mountain Cat Club is holding its Second International Cat Association Event — a Rocky Mountain Feline “Spooktacular” featuring a three-day breed championship and household pet-cat show starting Oct. 28.
- Dispatches from the Feline Groovy Cat Show
Milwaukee was abuzz with activity last weekend. After years away, Rock The Green made its triumphant return to, uh, rocking the green. Bay View Bash emphatically ended the city’s summer festival season.
- The whole kit and caboodle of cat and kitten color
Cats come in an amazing variety of colors and patterns. It's not unusual to see many different colors in the same litter of kittens.
- Cat show searches for the 'purr-fect' feline
Cats typically aren't very social creatures like dogs, so cat lovers can't get together with other feline enthusiasts for play dates.
- Cat owners aim for purr-fect scores at show
Tabbies will share the stage with Abyssinian's and other pedigree breeds at the Mad Catter’s Tea Party, an all -- breed International Cat Association show, on Saturday and Sunday.
- Invasion of house cats, purebreds and the humans who adore them
Curious about purebred cats? Want to find a blind date for your cat? Cats Invading Earth, a cat show in Shanghai, promises to be a great party for cat lovers. And there's nearly 100 cats under the roof.
- They’re all the cat’s pajamas at Augusta show
More than 100 cats from North America will try to lick the competition this weekend.
- Rare and Exotic Cats Visit New Day
Andres Munt, from the SeaCats club of the International Cat Association, presents 5 different exotic cats that will be among the hundreds of breeds shown at the “Jewels of the Northwest” cat show this weekend. The final Western show of the 2015-2016 competitive season will take place April 29th, 30th, and May 1st, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington.
- East of Eden cat show: A breed bonanza as felines compete for championship
The Hello Kitty mylar balloons were a dead giveaway that something having to do with cats was going on inside the building at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center on Sunday.
- An Amazing Cat Show in St Augustine
On Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2016, the Ancient City Cat Club presented its inaugural cat show.
- APHIS Flowchart
TICA and CFA have produced a single page flowchart that shows the impact of the new APHIS rules on you.
- It's dog people vs. cat people as big Portland pet shows go back-to-back
They are declarations heard often in the pet-loving Northwest. "I'm a dog person," or "I'm a cat person." But they're rarely followed by much explanation.
- Leave Cancer in the Dust
TICA’s long time corporate partner Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat kicks off the annual Cats Against Cancer campaign October 1, 2015, through February 23, 2016. Leave Cancer in the Dust funds cancer research through the MMRF, Multiply Myeloma Research Foundation. Receive $3 OFF coupon and $3 will be donated to cancer research.
TICA's Visitor Guide
TICA has converted our beautiful, glossy, full color “Meet The Breeds” visitor guide and redesigned into a publication now called “TICA’s World of Cats”. It will be a Visitor Guide to be handed out at all TICA shows, Pet Expos, Cat Cafes and other events all over the world!
Merck Veterinary Manual Available For Free
Since 1955, the Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has provided medical information to those involved in animal health. With an enhanced and expanded website, veterinary medicine professionals and pet owners have access to current content and information covering all common diseases and species with thousands of images and videos for free.
Get your FREE Merck Veterinary Manual when you visit www.merckvetmanual.com, or join their 300,000 fans on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MerckVetManual for informational posts, discussions, and giveaways.
Breakthrough Drug to Treat Heart Disease in Cats May Benefit Humans
According to research by a team of veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, a new drug intended to treat heart disease in cats may also hold potential in treating humans.
Affecting one in seven cats and one in 500 humans, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common form of feline heart disease. The illness results in thickening of the ventricle walls and can lead to blood clots, congestive heart failure and sudden death. In humans, HCM is a frequent cause of abrupt cardiac death that can even strike seemingly healthy young athletes.
The novel drug, MYK-461, proved effective in altering feline heart function in a study of five cats with a naturally occurring form of inherited HCM. In all five, the drug eliminated left-ventricle obstruction. This means that the novel drug may help keep excessive growth of the heart’s walls at bay – without surgery or interventional procedures. A paper describing the work was published in the Dec. 14 Journal PLOS ONE.
As of now, the treatment only serves to address symptoms of HCM, not the causes or progression, though the scientists noted that the same drug had similar results when used on mice. The hope is that with improved heart function, cats with HCM may enjoy a longer lifespan and high quality of life during that time.
The study illustrates the value of companion animals as models of human disease in translational studies, conclude the authors, and may lead to a new treatment for HCM in both species. “There has been little to no progress in advancing the treatment of HCM in humans or animals for years,” said Associate Professor Joshua Stern, chief of the Cardiology Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. “This study brings new hope for cats and people.”
With this proof of concept that the drug is viable for use in cats, UC Davis hopes to lead a clinical trial in the near future. If conducted, the trial could determine if MYK-461 or a related compound has the potential to become the accepted protocol for care of cats with HCM. It also promises advances in HCM treatment for humans, making Stern’s research a great example of comparative medicine.
Potentially Poisonous Plants
If your cat has ingested any of part of the plants below, and you cannot get to your vet, call the Pet Poison Hotline 800 - 213 - 6680
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour service available throughout North America and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency.
In order to provide this critical service, please be advised that there is a $35 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case
Bird of Paradise
Cherry (seeds, wilting leaves, and pit)
Crown of Thorns
Fruit Salad Plant
Jack in the Pulpit
Lily of the Valley
Marigold (Marsh Marigold)
Oak Tree (buds and acorns)
Peach (wilting leaves and pits)
Potato (all green parts)
Snow on the Mountain
Star of Bethlehem
Swiss Cheese Plant
Tomato Plant (entire plant except ripe fruit)
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Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.
While people tend to think in terms of "seasons" (tornado, hurricane, flood, blizzard, etc...) you should ALWAYS have a disaster preparedness plan in place because a disaster also includes fires, and other unexpected catastrophic events.
The International Cat Association (TICA) works to preserve the welfare of cats around the world, and want to make sure you and your cats are safe from harm. Our disaster preparedness plan will help make sure you're not caught off guard.
Our disaster checklist will help you plan ahead and assemble an emergency plan and "kit" that you can have on hand all year round. Have peace of mind for you, kitty and your family by using TICA's downloadable checklist.
Another great source of disaster preparedness plans is the Federal Emergency Management Agency. You can download a copy of FEMA's Emergency Preparedness Guidelines at www.fema.org.
Start working on your disaster preparedness plan before an emergency hits: