Kangaroo Island’s dunnarts were hit hard by bushfires. Now feral cats threaten them with extinction

Kangaroo Island’s endangered dunnarts took a huge hit after the Black Summer bushfires tore through 98 per cent of their habitat. Now researchers are fighting to stop feral cats from driving the final nail in the coffin for the survival of the species. Key points: Eight per cent of trapped cats had endangered dunnarts in … Read more

Wisdom Panel Publishes Largest-Ever Genetic Screening Studies of Cats and Dogs | Business

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 16, 2022– Wisdom Panel, the world leader in pet genetics and maker of Wisdom Panel™ pet DNA tests, announced today the publication of the two largest genetic screening studies of cats and dogs ever conducted. Examining more than one million pets across the two studies, the research team behind Wisdom Panel™—the most … Read more

Wisdom Panel Publishes Largest-Ever Genetic Screening Studies of Cats and Dogs

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wisdom Panel, the world leader in pet genetics and maker of Wisdom Panel™ pet DNA tests, announced today the publication of the two largest genetic screening studies of cats and dogs ever conducted. Examining more than one million pets across the two studies, the research team behind Wisdom Panel™—the most accurate pet DNA … Read more

Study warns of risk from feline viruses to wild cats on the palm oil frontier

A recently published study has found that wild felines are exposed to viruses common to domestic cats, such as feline coronavirus. Certain species that frequent oil palm plantations in Malaysian Borneo, such as the leopard cat and Malay civet, may act as carriers of viruses back into forest areas. These findings are of concern, conservationists … Read more

Best Cat Litter in 2021

Types of cat litter Shoshi Parks/Business Insider Clay litter Nearly every one of the more than a dozen veterinarians, veterinary behaviorists, and cat specialists I’ve spoken to about cat toileting behavior over the last six months has agreed that most cats prefer, or are at least more tolerant of, nonperfumed clay litters. “Generally speaking, I … Read more

Can Cats Infect You With a Psychosis-Inducing Brain Parasite? The Answer Is Complicated

If you’re online, you’ve probably heard jokes about Toxoplasma gondiia parasite that humans can catch from cat feces. That’s because there’s some evidence — though it’s controversial — that the parasite can cause psychological issues in humans, or even spur them to love cats more. Regardless, though, it makes a great metaphor. For many, toxoplasmosis … Read more

A man comforts and watches over a tiny kitten with fragile health until he feels better

© Laura Malone Sam arrived at Mini Cat Town, an animal shelter located in San Jose, California (USA), with her siblings. The tiny hairballs were only a few days old and required lots of care. Four-day-old orphans discovered in the street, still carrying their umbilical cord, relied on a foster family to survive. Laura Malonedirector … Read more

2 kittens found in poor health on a gravel road discover the joys of cuddles

© Salem Friends of Felines / Facebook Saved from wandering, 2 kittens suffering from malformations were cared for by an association and benefited from the expertise of great specialists to overcome their difficulties. Little cats charm everyone they meet with their courage and zest for life. A kitten and her sister were wandering on a … Read more

Cat vaccination record: what is the use?

In France, having your cat vaccinated is not compulsory, except against the rabies virus in the event of leaving the territory. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended to have your little companion vaccinated in order to protect him from certain serious, even fatal diseases. From the age of 2 months, the kitten can indeed receive its … Read more