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Ancient Skeletal Remains

Southern Kazakhstan during an excavation along the former Silk Road, an ancient network of important caravan routes that connected Central and East Asia with...
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What Your Indoor Cat Does All Day

In the wild, cats are busy hunting and foraging all day. So how does your indoor cat occupy her time? The Winn Feline Foundation...

Long-Term Care Comfort Strategies

A few simple management changes and some one-on-one time can help alleviate pain and help maintain quality of life for your cat. Expert recommendations...
Tonkinese sitting

Happening Now…

Move Over, Dogs—A Tonkinese cat entered the annual Christmas Eve Scotland Island Dog Race in Australia. The first cat to enter the 550-meter swim,...
newborn kitten

Foster Care: Are You a Candidate?

How to be a valuable volunteer for homeless cats

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...
stray/feral cats

TNR and Unowned Cats

Stray cats are an issue that has challenged communities for a long time and does not have a simple solution. Although controversial, trap-neuter-return (TNR)...
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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...

Happening Now… January 2020

Cinder-Block’s Weight-Loss Program—Check out the videos about Cinder-Block, an 8-year-old, 45-pound cat who was surrendered to the NorthShore Veterinary Clinic in Bellingham, Wash., when...

New Way of Evaluating Feline Pain

At the 2019 AVMA Convention in August, Dr. Paulo Steagall, an associate professor of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Montreal, presented the Feline Grimace Scale or FGS, which is a method of evaluating a cats pain using facial expressions.

Bacteria May Be Source of Scent

Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study from the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis, shows that many odiferous compounds from a male cat are made not by the cat but by a community of bacteria living in the anal sacs.

Cats and Bonding

A study reported in Current Biology shows that most cats are securely attached to their owner and use them as a source of security.