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One Cat at a Time—Missy Pruitt Chastain gets to know homeless cats, learns their likes and dislikes, then finds them a good home with...

Five Feline Fun Facts 

Darwin was a cat fancier. He attended the first cat show in 1871 and was particularly interested in polydactyl (extra toes) cats. Tortoiseshell color...

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What a Ride—A cat was rescued after climbing into a car engine bay and going on a four-mile 70 mile-per-hour trip along a dual...
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Cats Are Minor Species

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised population estimates for drugs for “minor species use” in cats. Using numbers from 2014 and 2018 American...

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Second Chance: According to wwlp.com, 23-pound Buddy the cat was unable to defecate. All options had been tried,  and euthanasia was being considered to...
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Rest in Peace—CC (for Copy Cat or Carbon Copy), the first successfully cloned cat, was born in 2001 and died March 2, 2020, according...

Two Antibiotics That Are Not Ideal for UTIs

A study in the January 2020 Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine retrospectively evaluated urinary tract infections (UTIs) and urine culture and susceptibility results for...

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More Microchip Benefits—A bill introduced in the Georgia House would require veterinarians to scan animals under their care for the presence of a microchip...
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Origin of Madagascar’s Forest Cats

An article in Science looked at the origin of Madagascar’s forest cats. The cats, which are twice the size of domestic house cats, are...

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New Paws—A female cat in Russia that lost all four of her paws to frostbite can walk, run and even climb stairs again, according...
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Aftermath for Cats Injured in Wildfires

Cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation in recent California wildfires also had a high incidence of heart problems, according to a study from...
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Feral-Cat Feeding—A man in Phoenix, AZ, is facing jail time for feeding feral cats, which is against a 2018 city law,  according to ABC...