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2019 Top Pet Poisons

From the ASPCA Pet Poison Control Hotline, the most pet poisonings were due to: Over-the-Counter Human Medications. These products account for 20% of the...
Fleas

Two New Flea-Control Drugs

Two flea control products recently received FDA approval for use in cats 8 weeks of age and older. Both require a prescription from your...

Grinding Your Cat’s Nails

Nail care should be a part of your cat’s routine health maintenance. Many cats wear their nails down on their own, but others can...
Dander

Avoid Getting Your Dander Up

Your cat is kneading in your lap and you notice some dry flakes. Then she rolls over and you realize how little hair there...
Chronic stress in cats

Measuring Chronic Stress in Cats

Researchers at Colorado State University and Western University in Ontario, Canada, set out to find a way to measure feline cortisol levels over time...

Pets and Spousal Loss

A study from Florida State University shows, again, how important our pets are to us. Published in The Gerontologist, the study examined depressive symptoms...
Cat Teeth

Life Without Teeth

When a person loses all their teeth, major lifestyle changes, such as dentures and diet adjustments, are usually necessary. Luckily, cats adapt more easily....
catios

The Ins and Outs of Catios

All cat lovers understand the perils of letting a cat run outside: traffic, wild animals, other domestic animals, unscrupulous people, and disease.  But we...

Tick Identification Service Available

In an effort to identify the tick species in pets across the United States, the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology (NCVP) at Oklahoma State University is offering a free tick identification service.

Cats, Ticks, and Lyme Disease

Dwight Bowman, PhD, a parasitology professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is conducting a study on ticks that have been removed from cats. Ticks can carry disease-causing pathogens, such as Lyme disease.

Bobcat Fever Spread by Ticks

Bobcat fever, caused by a protozoa called Cytauxzoon felis, is appearing in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and other southern states, reports KFSM-TV (Fort Smith, Ark).

Cats, Ticks, and Lyme Disease

Dwight Bowman, PhD, a parasitology professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is conducting a study on ticks that have been removed from cats. Ticks can carry disease-causing pathogens, such as Lyme disease.