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Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?

November 5, 2019

A collaborative study out of Athens is trying to determine if having a pet can improve the mental state…
Scientists found a virus that could be causing liver cancer in cats

October 27, 2019

Cancer is a terrible disease, affecting humans and animals. Its exact causes and mechanism is still poorly understood,…
Extreme breeding caused a whole array of health problems for Persian cats

September 28, 2019

Persian cats are very popular everywhere around the world. People love them for their looks – luxurious coat…
Cats, like children and dogs, develop attachments to their caregivers

September 24, 2019

A new Oregon State University study finds that pet cats form attachments with their human owners that are…
Flame retardant may cause hyperthyroidism in cats

August 14, 2019

An epidemic of cats with hyperthyroidism may be explained by exposure to a chemical contained in flame retardants…
Pet tags link widely used flame retardant to hyperthyroidism in cats

July 11, 2019

Feline hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine-related disease of older cats, and its prevalence has skyrocketed since the…
Study using activity monitors to track cats’ activity levels

May 21, 2019

Does your cat live indoors? Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School want to hear from indoor…
Bengal cat receives first feline hip replacement surgery performed at Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital

July 18, 2018

As busy as it is beautiful, the Bengal cat is an energetic domestic breed that tends to have…
‘Feline ok?’ – Complimentary clinic for older cats launched

January 9, 2018

The University has launched a complimentary service dedicated to improving the health and welfare of older cats, over…
Rare Feline Genetic Disorders Identified Through Whole Genome Sequencing

May 11, 2017

Whole genome sequencing (WGS), which is the process of determining an organism’s complete DNA sequence, can be used…
Wild cat brain: an evolutionary curveball

November 6, 2016

The brains of wild cats don’t necessarily respond to the same evolutionary pressures as those of their fellow…
Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections

July 19, 2016

It’s a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments. Feline herpes virus 1 (FHV-1)…
Cat Stem Cell Therapy Gives Humans Hope

February 3, 2016

By the time Bob the cat came to the UC Davis veterinary hospital, he had used up most…
Cat that received prosthetic legs making strides in recovery

December 3, 2015

Vincent can’t jump just yet, but it’s probably only a matter of time. The 3-year-old domestic short-haired cat…
Dagger-like Canines of Saber-toothed Cats Took Years to Grow

July 10, 2015

New research shows that the fearsome teeth of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis fully emerged at a later…
Flame retardants could contribute to hyperthyroidism in older cats

April 27, 2015

For years, health advocates have been pushing to ban some flame retardants for their potentially harmful effects, especially…
Faster method to spay cats found to be safe, effective

April 22, 2015

A new type of procedure to spay female cats has been shown to be safe, effective, and saves…
Move over Mozart: study shows cats prefer their own beat

March 11, 2015

As more animal shelters, primate centers and zoos start to play music for their charges, it’s still not…
Cat shelter findings: Less stress with box access

February 9, 2015

Out of all those cat videos that keep your eyes glued to the screen far longer than you…
There have been a lot of cats in The New York Times, and not all just for fun

February 4, 2015

The cute cat video seems to be everywhere online, and it’s become a handy epithet for everything that…
How Do Cats Deal With Being Weightless?

February 4, 2015

Since my previous post was about dogs, its time to give equal time to the cats … although…
The chemistry of cats: On catnip, pheromones and kitty litter

November 25, 2014

They are seemingly the most popular thing on the Internet, the subject of millions of videos and hundreds…
The mystery of Siamese cats

July 29, 2014

In the 20th century Siamese cats (Felis catus), previously being native only to Thailand (formerly known as Siam),…
Toxoplasma gondii can stop cancer in its tracks as a vaccine

July 21, 2014

From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer.…
Texas A&M Part Of Cat Genome Project, Holds Promise For Better Animal And Human Health

March 4, 2014

A cat may have only nine lives, but it has tens of thousands of genes that determine everything…
New worm infecting U.S. cats discovered

February 21, 2014

When Cornell veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus…
Cat collars provide big benefits for low risk

January 3, 2014

A new study has challenged the belief that cat collars are ‘risky’, showing that collars can actually enhance the…
Can big cats co-exist? Study challenges lion threat to cheetah cubs

December 3, 2013

This is an image of cheetah cubs from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Credit: Michael Gus Mills New research into…
Misinterpretation of study: Anxious cat owners can carry on stroking their four-legged friends without worry

October 17, 2013

In a study published recently in the journal Physiology & Behavior an international team of researchers examined whether cats living…
Is Iran REALLY Planning on Sending a Cat Into Space?

October 4, 2013

I’ll admit though, that we did do a double take about a week back when a peculiar claim…
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