Effective alternatives to declawing housecats
As many pet owners know, cats like to scratch – and this natural behavior can result in shredded furniture and other troubles. For many years, cats were routinely declawed to prevent such problems, but the tide is turning ...
Cat domestication traced to Chinese farmers 5,300 years ago
Five-thousand years before it was immortalized in a British nursery rhyme, the cat that caught the rat that ate the malt was doing just fine living alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun, ...
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 ...
ISFM takes a stand on welfare of unowned cats
Long-term confinement is not a humane option for the control of feral and stray or abandoned cat populations, according to new guidelines issued by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in its Journal of Fe ...
A feline fungus joins the new species list
(Phys.org) —A new species of fungus that causes life-threatening infections in humans and cats has been discovered by a University of Sydney researcher.
For the first time Iberian lynx embryos are collected and preserved
(Phys.org) —In February two Iberian lynx females who belong to the Iberian lynx Conservation Breeding Program (ILCBPS) were castrated in order to guarantee a better quality of life and prevent possible ...
Cryopreservation: A chance for highly endangered mammals
Oocytes of lions, tigers and other cat species survive the preservation in liquid nitrogen. Scientists of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin succeeded in carrying out cryopreservation ...
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.
Cats in US kill billions of birds, mammals, study finds
Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice, voles and other small mammals each year, biologists estimated on Tuesday.
Scientists identify essential wildcat habitat
Woodlands and grasslands that support rabbits and small rodents should be protected if we are to save the wildcat, say scientists.
Don't be so fast to judge a cat by its color, new study warns
Just like humans, domestic cats are often judged by their color, and the media and folklore help perpetuate these stereotypes. Take the snobbish, aloof, white kitty who promotes "Fancy Feast," and spooky images of black cats, ...
Skulls shed new light on the evolution of the cat
(Phys.org) -- Modern cats diverged in skull shape from their sabre-toothed ancestors early in their evolutionary history and then followed separate evolutionary trajectories, according to new research from ...
Tiny primate 'talks' in ultrasound
One of the world's smallest primates, the Philippine tarsier, communicates in a range of ultrasound inaudible to predator and prey alike, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Domestic cats, and wild bobcats and pumas, living in same area have same diseases
(PhysOrg.com) -- Domestic cats, wild bobcats and pumas that live in the same area share the same diseases.