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News Article | May 23, 2017
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Celebrating the love of cats and the content they inspire, the 23nd annual #CatWriters Association Communication Contest winners were announced Friday May 19, 2017. Chosen from among all MUSE Medallion™ winners in the regular contest categories, the coveted CWA President’s Award was awarded to Deb Barnes for her book entitled Makin’ Biscuits. "This year's contest drew more than 240 entries from all over the world and in various media forms," says Arden Moore, CWA communication contest chair. "The topics addressed covered the full gamut from feline health to feline humor with the unified goal of making this a better planet for cats." During the banquet 42 awards were presented to the honored individuals, including MUSE medallions, 20 special awards and more than $14,000 in prize money were presented in writing, photography and graphic arts categories at the special awards ceremony. “Every year the task of reading all of the MUSE-winning entries falls to the president of CWA in order to choose the best-of-the-best to win the President’s Award. The stellar work submitted by our talented membership always makes this very difficult because every MUSE is well deserved. My sincere congratulations go out to all the winners for it was a very tough competition!” commented Marci Kladnik, current CWA president. Among the highlights from the awards ceremony: II.4 Newspaper Article – Any Other Topic MUSE: Jen Reeder, Back in Black, Durango Telegraph III.5 Newsletter Article – Behavior and Training MUSE: Kim Thornton, They Climb Curtains, Scratch the Sofa, CatWatch IV.2 Poem MUSE: Susan Willett, Haiku by Cat: Attraction, Life with Dogs and Cats IV.3 Humor MUSE: Jeremy Greenberg, Sorry I Slept on Your Face, Andrews McMeel IV.6 Opinion Piece, Essay or Editorial MUSE: Deborah Barnes, Break Out of Your Blogging Niche to Make Strides in Cat Welfare, BlogPaws.com IV.7 PR/Humane Education/Press Kits MUSE: Bernadette Kazmarski, Making Life Better for Every Day of the Year, Beauty of a Moment Publishing V.1 Books – Fiction MUSE: Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat In An Alphabet Endgame, Wish List Publishing V.3 Books – Health and General Care MUSE: Ramona Marek, Cats for the Genius, Charity Channel, LLC VI.1 Video, CD, DVD or Television Production MUSE: Susan Willett, Elsa Clair’s Gold-Medal Purr-formance, Life with Dogs and Cats VII.2 Online Article – Health and General Care MUSE: Kim Thornton, Survival Guide to Traveling Cross-Country with Cats, VetStreet.com AND Jacqueline Munera, Behavior Consulting and Declawed Cats, IAABC Journal VII.3 Online Article – Behavior and Training MUSE: Janiss Garza, A Step-by-Step Guide for Harness and Leash Training for Your Cat, Pet Radio Magazine VII.5 Online Article – Any Other Topic MUSE: JaneA Kelley, Give Me the Old, Creaky Cats, Catster.com VIII.5 Blog – Any Other Topic MUSE: JaneA Kelley, Paws and Effect The AAFP Cat Friendly Award Sponsor: American Association of Feline Practitioners Winner: Amy Shojai, My Cat Hates My Vet! Furry Muse Publisher The Barn Cats, Inc. Save-a-Feral Cat Award (new) Sponsor: Barn Cats, Inc Winner: Stacey Ritz, How to Help Feral Cats and Why You Should, Advocates 4 Animals The CATalyst Council Connection Award Sponsor: The CATalyst Council Winner: Susan Willett, A #ClearTheShelters Cat Adoption Story, Life With Dogs and Cats The Fear Free Pets Award (new) Sponsor: Fear Free, LLC Winner: Amy Shojai, My Cat Hates My Vet! Furry Muse Publisher The Hartz Every Day Chewable Vitamin Award Sponsor: The Hartz Mountain Corporation Winner: Amy Shojai, Eight Common Aging Cat Conditions and What To Do, Herald-Democrat The Hartz Milk Replacement for Kittens Award Sponsor: The Hartz Mountain Corporation Winner: Deborah Camp, It Happened at Big Lots, Best Times The Kari Winters Rescue and Rehabilitation Award Sponsor: TICA, The International Cat Association Winner: Susan Willett, A #ClearTheShelters Cat Adoption Story, Life With Dogs and Cats The Lorie Huston Health Award Sponsor: PetSafe Winner: Lisa Richman, Is Fish in Cat Food Bad for Cats? Catster The Sleepypod Traveler Award Sponsor: Sleepypod Winner: Kim Thornton, Survival Guide to Traveling Cross-Country with Cats, VetStreet.com The SmartCat All Natural Litter Training Award Sponsor: Pioneer Press Winner: Dusty Rainbolt, The Healthy Cat 2017 Calendar The World’s Best Cat Litter-Ary Award Sponsor: World’s Best Cat Litter Winner: Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat in An Alphabet Endgame Petsafe® Scholarship – Sponsored by Petsafe®, this is an award of $500.00 for the winner to attend next year’s CWA Conference. The drawing was held during the just-concluded 2017 Conference. WINNER: Rick Reichenback    1st runner up: Dusty Rainbolt    2nd runner up: Kathleen Mueller    3rd runner up: Helen Fitzsimons    4th runner up: Susan Willett About the Cat Writers’ Association The Cat Writers’ Association, Inc. (CWA) is an international journalism organization founded in 1992 to promote the interests of cats; to provide a medium for exchange of ideas, methods and professional courtesies; and to promote a high standard of ethics in the collection, creation, and dissemination of cat information. CWA is a dynamic professional group of passionate cat advocates composed of writers, bloggers, photographers, artists, and broadcasters. The Association promotes mentorship for new writers, provides writing/publishing educational opportunities, and seeks to improve the quality of cat information by recognizing and rewarding outstanding published work. See catwriters.com for further information. Follow CWA on Twitter at @CatWriters and on Facebook at facebook.com/CatWriters.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2011-08-18

An improved pet grooming tool is provided for grooming pets and removing loose or detached hair from their fur coats, while removing substantially no or acceptably little live hair and without the need to include any blade portion for engaging the loose or dead hairs. The tool can also collect the removed hair as opposed to permitting most of it to fall to the floor. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the grooming tool includes an elongated handle portion having proximal and distal ends, a head portion at the distal end of the handle, and a carding portion on the head. A tool axis extends in a proximal direction from the head to the proximal end and in preferred embodiments of the invention, corresponds to the direction in which the tool is drawn across the animals coat (the grooming direction). The grooming tool also has a plurality of tines, with a generally triangular shape when viewed from their sides or top, such that they narrow when extending from base to tip.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2014-03-11

Methods and formulations for treating animal ectoparasites, effective against parasites such as fleas and ticks are provided. The methods comprise topically co-administering a non-mobile insect growth regulator and a mobile insect growth regulator to the animal. Parasiticidal formulations for treating animal ectoparasites are also provided, which can be safe to use and avoid the many common deleterious side effects of conventional topical formulations. The topical formulations comprise a combination of two insect growth regulators, a non-mobile insect growth regulator and a mobile insect growth regulator. The topical formulation can be packaged with the two insect growth regulators together or packaged to prevent mixing of the two insect growth regulators prior to administering the topical insecticide formulation to the animal.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2014-04-01

The invention provides an ectoparasiticidal formulation which comprises an ectoparasiticidal agent, preferably fipronil, as the pesticidally-active ingredient, together with a crystallization inhibitor selected from the group consisting of alkyl-substituted pyrrolidones, and optionally, one or more organic solvents and/or co-solvents. Preferably, the crystallization inhibitor is N-octyl pyrrolidone, and the organic solvent, if present, preferably comprises diethylene glycol monoethyl ether. The ectoparasiticidal formulation surprisingly yields a significantly enhanced speed of kill. Methods for manufacturing the formulation, as well as methods for treating animals infested with ectoparasites, are also disclosed.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2014-04-01

The invention provides an ectoparasiticidal formulation which comprises an ectoparasiticidal agent, preferably fipronil, as the pesticidally-active ingredient, together with a crystallization inhibitor selected from the group consisting of alkyl-substituted pyrrolidones, and optionally, one or more organic solvents and/or co-solvents. Preferably, the crystallization inhibitor is N-octyl pyrrolidone, and the organic solvent, if present, preferably comprises diethylene glycol monoethyl ether. The ectoparasiticidal formulation surprisingly yields a significantly enhanced speed of kill. Methods for manufacturing the formulation, as well as methods for treating animals infested with ectoparasites, are also disclosed.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2012-06-22

Methods and formulations for treating animal ectoparasites, effective against parasites such as fleas and ticks are provided. The methods comprise topically co-administering a non-mobile insect growth regulator and a mobile insect growth regulator to the animal. Parasiticidal formulations for treating animal ectoparasites are also provided, which can be safe to use and avoid the many common deleterious side effects of conventional topical formulations. The topical formulations comprise a combination of two insect growth regulators, a non-mobile insect growth regulator and a mobile insect growth regulator. The topical formulation can be packaged with the two insect growth regulators together or packaged to prevent mixing of the two insect growth regulators prior to administering the topical insecticide formulation to the animal.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2016-08-11

The invention provides an ectoparasiticidal formulation which comprises an ectoparasiticidal agent, preferably the pyrethroid tetramethrin, as the pesticidally-active ingredient, together with a crystallization inhibitor selected from the group consisting of alkyl-substituted pyrrolidones, and optionally, one or more organic solvents and/or co-solvents. Preferably, the crystallization inhibitor is N-octyl pyrrolidone, and the organic solvent, if present, preferably comprises diethylene glycol monoethyl ether. The ectoparasiticidal formulation surprisingly yields a significantly enhanced speed of kill. Methods for manufacturing the formulation, as well as methods for treating animals infested with ectoparasites, are also disclosed.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2010-09-21

A grooming tool for pets or animals. The tool can include a handle portion and a grooming portion. The grooming portion preferably includes a plurality of tines arranged in first and second rows such that the first row of tines is vertically separated from the second row of tines. In addition, each of the first and second row of tines preferably includes alternating first and second tines, wherein the first tines have a longer length than the second tines. Moreover, preferably, the longer first tines and the shorter second tines in the first row of tines alternate compared to the longer first tines and the shorter second tines in the second row of tines. The first and second row of tines may also include different radii of curvatures, tapered outer diameters, etc. Moreover, in another preferred embodiment of the grooming tool, the tool may including a raking portion to dislodge the hair or fur from the grooming portion.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2015-01-22

The invention provides an ectoparasiticidal formulation which comprises an ectoparasiticidal agent, preferably fipronil, as the pesticidally-active ingredient, together with a crystallization inhibitor selected from the group consisting of alkyl-substituted pyrrolidones, and optionally, one or more organic solvents and/or co-solvents. Preferably, the crystallization inhibitor is N-octyl pyrrolidone, and the organic solvent, if present, preferably comprises diethylene glycol monoethyl ether. The ectoparasiticidal formulation surprisingly yields a significantly enhanced speed of kill. Methods for manufacturing the formulation, as well as methods for treating animals infested with ectoparasites, are also disclosed.


Patent
The Hartz Mountain Corporation | Date: 2015-12-07

The invention provides an ectoparasiticidal formulation which comprises an ectoparasiticidal agent, preferably the pyrethroid tetramethrin, as the pesticidally-active ingredient, together with a crystallization inhibitor selected from the group consisting of alkyl-substituted pyrrolidones, and optionally, one or more organic solvents and/or co-solvents. Preferably, the crystallization inhibitor is N-octyl pyrrolidone, and the organic solvent, if present, preferably comprises diethylene glycol monoethyl ether. The ectoparasiticidal formulation surprisingly yields a significantly enhanced speed of kill. Methods for manufacturing the formulation, as well as methods for treating animals infested with ectoparasites, are also disclosed.

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