News tagged with domestic cats

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.

Feb 08, 2012
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Shoo, fly! Catnip oil repels bloodsucking flies

Catnip, the plant that attracts domestic cats like an irresistible force, has proven 99 percent effective in repelling the blood-sucking flies that attack horses and cows, causing $2 billion in annual loses to the cattle ...

Dec 08, 2010
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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 ...

Sep 06, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 27, 2014
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