Cat food sold by Walmart in 8 states recalled due to salmonella risk

Meow Mix-brand cat food sold by Walmart in eight states is being recalled because it might be contaminated with salmonella, manufacturer J.M. Smucker announced in a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

Two lots of 30-pound bags of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food are involved in the recall and were shipped to more than 1,100 Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  

The lot numbers are 1081804 with an expiration date of September 14, 2022, and 1082804 with an expiration date of September 15, 2022. Consumers with questions can call

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Cat Trapped in Tree for 18 Days Finally Sets Paw on Solid Ground

Nearly three weeks after she scaled a 60-foot tree, tabby cat Sparkles has returned to terra firma, much to the relief of her owner, Beverly McIntosh. She’ll be an inside cat for the foreseeable future.

“I was really scared,” McIntosh told KAIT 8. “I thought she was dead.”

On March 13, Sparkles climbed the tree, where she would remain for the next 18 days. Despite McIntosh’s repeated attempts to coax her down with a can of food, she wouldn’t budge.

“Everyone came up and got on that ladder to get her and she just would run farther and farther

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This Website Creates Photos of Cats That Don’t Really Exist

You want to know my favorite thing about the internet? There’s an endless supply of cat photos! Cat photos immediately boost my mood; I have such affection for the furry little critters that simply seeing one makes me feel better. They don’t even have to be doing anything! That combination of big, green eyes, a little pink nose, and whiskers is all it takes to put a smile on my face. I guess I just enjoy knowing they exist. Even if they’re cats I’ll never know personally.

That’s why I have super complicated feelings about a website I just

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You have varied opinions on the identity of this mystery cat

When we asked for your help identifying a cat that an Alabama reader caught on camera, we figured that we’d hear more than a few opinions. Bangor Daily News readers love their mystery beasts, after all, and love to guess which species is showing up on video or in a still photo.

This time around, though, we seem to have less than a consensus. Some thought the critter is a hybrid house cat of some sort. Others thought it was a wild animal running loose. And at least one reader said they wish we’d stop wasting their time with

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Those Flappy “Pouches” Cats Have on Their Stomachs Explained

It’s time we set something straight on behalf of all felines.

You know that flappy “pouch” along some cats’ bellies that swings back and forth when they walk? Contrary to what you may have heard, that’s a protective layer of skin, fur, and fat called the primordial pouch, and it has nothing to do with being overweight or even spayed. In fact, all cats—even lions and tigers—have primordial pouches, regardless of weight. Some are simply more evident than others.

According to José Arce, president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association, these pouches are “perfectly normal and healthy” and often begin

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Watch this cat write an actually-pretty-decent bass solo on piano

Ever seen a video of a cat using a piano to write an actually-pretty-decent bass solo? No? Well, there’s a fur-st time for everything.

In one of the most wholesome music-related videos currently doing the rounds on the internet, bass guitar player Jeffin Rodegheri has transformed the somewhat melodic piano-based ponderings of a ginger cat into a rad four-string solo.

Barney, the musically gifted cat in question, was clearly feline creative when he stepped up to the keys, and needed no invitation to use his naturally tuneful paws to curate a chromatically intriguing, tritone-infused piano solo.

His musings did not

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