Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds
There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.
Cat collars provide big benefits for low risk
A new study has challenged the belief that cat collars are 'risky', showing that collars can actually enhance
the welfare of our feline friends.
Misinterpretation of study: Anxious cat owners can carry on stroking their four-legged friends without worry
In a study published recently in the journal Physiology & Behavior an international team of researchers examined whether cats living in multi-cat households are more stressed than cats housed singly. Many m ...
Parasites in cat poop: Potential public health problem?
Each year in the United States, cats deposit about 1.2 million metric tons of feces into the environment, and that poop is carrying with it what may be a vast and underappreciated public health problem, say scientists July ...
Painting by numbers
Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another. We are clearly most adept at recognizing members of our own species, although dog and cat owners will be ready to confirm that their ...
Cat owners need better information about when to neuter their cat
Despite current recommendations by UK welfare organisations that cats should be neutered at four months, a new study from the 'Bristol Cats' study cohort has shown that 85 per cent of pet cats are not neutered by the recommended ...
Can you love cats too much?
A study into cat ownership looks at whether people who own an excessive number of cats are on the slippery slope to becoming animal hoarders.
With a new diagnostic tool, veterinarians are demystifying feline heart disease
Cats hold their own counsel. Independent, solitary, even mysterious, they've long fascinated their owners with their aloofness. But the very qualities that appeal to their human companions can also make it difficult to tell ...
Raw meat diet may not be enough for cats or tigers
Animal scientists say a raw meat diet is a good source of protein for cats, but pet owners may need to supplement with other nutrients.
Fur flies over call to rid New Zealand of cats
A campaign to eradicate New Zealand's cats as a way of protecting native wildlife has raised the hackles of pet lovers, with critics leaping to the defence of their feline friends.
Cat survey reveals impact on birds
Some pet cats are killing a lot of birds around the UK, a new study shows. Most don't do much harm, but millions of marauding felines add up to what could be a serious problem for the nation's wildlife.
As deadly cat disease spreads nationally, MU veterinarian finds effective treatment
Lone Star ticks, which are notorious carriers of many diseases including cytauxzoonosis, or "bobcat fever," have been spreading across the nation in recent years. As a result, cats across much of the country are now exposed ...
Seizing the opportunity: treating epilepsy in cats
Many cat owners are not sure how to react when their animals start behaving abnormally. The diagnosis of epilepsy and similar conditions is particularly difficult because the symptoms are so variable. In some cases the first ...