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Delta Variant in Lions

We already know that felines can be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Recently, though, endangered Asiatic lions in a zoo in...

Maybe Cats Could Help Geneticists

It’s time for cats to get their day in research, says veterinary medicine genomics expert Leslie Lyons in a forum published recently in Trends...
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Domestic Violence Funds—PetSmart Charities has awarded a $260,000 grant to Urban Resource Institute, an American provider of domestic violence residential services, according to Veterinary...

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Working Cats—The Treehouse Humane Society in Chicago released 1,000 cats to fight the city’s growing rat problem as part of its “Cats at Work...

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Germans Love Cats—Cats remained the most popular pets in Germany in 2020, making up 52% of the population, according to petindustryfood.com. Overall, 47% of...

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New Guidelines—The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners updated their 2010 feline life stages to better tailor veterinary care...

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Cat Friendly—The American Association of Feline Practitioners has enacted a policy that elective onychectomy (declawing) procedures will no longer be permitted at designated Cat...
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Overworked Veterinarians

Chris Roth, DVM, writes on a PetsBest blog that COVID-19 has caused pet ownership to surge by 10%. This has left veterinarians overworked and...

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COVID Cats—Local 24 in Memphis, Tenn., reports that a house cat in Arkansas and a tiger at a refuge in Minnesota recently tested positive...
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Shelter Cats Helping Autistic Kids—A study from the University of Missouri looked at the social benefits of shelter cats visiting with children with autism....

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Smart Fundraiser—Feline-rescue volunteers offered nail trims for cats and kittens for a donation of $10 per cat in order to raise funds to care...

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No, Thank you—A rare two-headed southern black racer snake was recently found at a home in Palm Harbor, Fla., reports WFTS in Tampa Bay....