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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.

Happening Now: New Jersey bill to hold Shelters Accountable

Alley Cat Allies reports that The New Jersey Senate Economic Growth Committee is considering a bill that would save the lives of shelter animals and community cats around the state.

Litter-Box Avoidance

Q I thought cats were always clean, which is why I chose a feline companion over a dog. I didnt want to deal with I have to go out at all hours of the day and night. But my new kitten says no way to the litter box. She will dig in it and play in it, but she otherwise doesnt use the box. She just seems to quickly hunt down a spot and goes.…

Hairballs are Normal for Cats

Hairballs, also known as trichobezoars, are a fact of life for most cat fanciers. This is especially true if you have a long-haired cat, such as a Persian or domestic long-hair, but even domestic short hairs can suffer from hairballs.

How to Handle a Finicky Eater

Some cats are just naturally picky and like to have variety in their diet, but changes in eating habits can also be a sign of stress or major illness.