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Caution Your Vet on This Recall PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pride Leader   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 00:46

ketamineAs responsible pet owners, it's important that we stay up-to-date on the latest news. PetsWeekly wants to help you do this. The latest round of recalls deal with the drug known as Ketamine. Ketamine HCI is often used by veterinarians is used on cats for restraint or as the sole anesthetic agent for diagnostic or minor, brief, surgical procedures that do not require skeletal muscle relaxation. Wildlife veterinarians use the drug to restrain primates, and many disturbed teenagers (who want to be more disturbed) use "Special K" as a recreational drug for its hallucinogenic properties. No matter who is using it for what, be sure that everyone knows about this nationwide recall of the drug.


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010 05:09
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IBM Cat Brain Connection PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 22:48

IBM has created a supercomputer with the equivalent of a cat’s brain. According to Forbes, “IBM has simulated a brain with 1 billion neurons and 10 trillion synapses--about the equivalent of a cat's cortex, or 4.5% of a human brain.” The project is partly funded by $20 million from the Department of Defense.

Supercomputers of today can perform in hours what would take a powerful desktop computer thousands of years. However, they cannot handle complex functions such as perception or pattern recognition. While scientists still don’t fully understand the far more organic supercomputer between our ears, they can certainly do their best to model it.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 16:45
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Hypoallergenic or Just Hype? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 03:28

Not hypoallergenic...Allerca, manufacturer of the controversial “hypoallergenic” cat may be saying farewell to the pet industry.

"Following our recent acquisition, the business will be taking a new direction from 2010, specifically, fine-tuning and launching our proprietary veterinary genetic molecular diagnostic products," reads a statement from the company, called Allerca Lifestyle Pets.

The company will stop taking orders for its cats effective December 31, 2009 as they were recently acquired by another corporation still unamed. They will, however, continue filling prior orders through 2010 and 2011.

Since its launch in 2004, Allerca has been plagued with controversy. Future plans include launching a new venture focused on veterinary diagnostic services starting next year.


 
How to Pill A Cat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Unknown   
Monday, 11 January 2010 02:02
  1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on each side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
  2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat gently in left arm and repeat process.
  3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, pick up and throw soggy pill away.
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Cat Diary - Day 183 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Monday, 11 January 2010 01:56

Day 183 of my captivity

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture.

Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.

Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking, almost succeeded; must try this at the top of the stairs next time. In an attempt to disgust and repulse them, I again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair. (Note-to-self: I think I'll try urinating under their bed, too. Wonder how long it'll take them to find it?)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 15:42
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