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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...
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Septic Peritonitis

Septic peritonitis, an inflammation of the abdominal lining caused by bacteria, isn’t common, but it’s serious. It can be caused by the rupture of...

When Feline Coats Get Greasy

One of the first signs a cat isn’t feeling well is often his coat quality. Whether he isn’t grooming because of arthritis, his diet...

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Dog Rescues Kittens—A stray dog in Ontario, Canada, was found on a road sheltering five kittens from the cold, according to CTV...

Bad Breath in Cats

What can you do to help combat bad breath in your feline companion? Rule out serious illness and get any dental problems treated and...

CBD May Affect Cats Differently

PetFoodIndustry.com reports that cannabidiol (CBD) supplementation may cause problems in cats, according to research done by ElleVetSciences, a hemp CBD oil-infused pet treat and...

Feline Parasite Solution Gets FDA approval

Merck Animal Health received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for an extended-duration topical solution that protects cats from fleas, ticks, and other parasites....

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...

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.

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WBIR-TV in Knoxville, TN, reports that a local animal lover was caring for a bobcat kitten, not realizing it wasnt a lost domestic kitten.

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According to the Naples (Fla.) Daily News, deputies responded to a possible burglary in progress only to find the culprit was a cat.