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1 In 3 Dogs And Cats In US Are Overweight: Study

A new study has found that about one-third of pet dogs and cats in the United States can be classified as overweight. This raises questions about the eating habits of pets and the various health risks associated with gaining too much weight.

June 28, 2017

DNA Samples From Graves And Mummies Reveal Ancient Cats Had Striped Coats

DNA evidence suggests that ancient cats tend to sport striped coats. Illustrations in ancient Egyptian murals also depict striped cats. When did the blotched markings in these felines become common?

Animals June 20, 2017

From Ancient Egypt To Your Bedroom, New Research Sheds Light On The Domestic Cat

Cats now occupy nearly every corner of the globe, but where did they come from? A new study lends insight into the origins of the domestic cat.

Animals June 19, 2017

Cats Love Human Company More Than Food: Here Are Signs Your Feline Pet Likes You

Cats may not be that antisocial at all. A study found that these felines prefer to be with humans than chowing down on food, but how do you know your pet kitten loves you?

Animals March 29, 2017

Not That Grumpy After All: Cats Love Your Company More Than You Know, Study Finds

A new study that tested cats’ sociability showed they prefer human social interactions even more than food. The research revealed our furry companions are seriously misunderstood and are in fact fonder of people than previously imagined.

Animals March 28, 2017

Scratch That: Your Cat Will Not Give You Mental Illness

Owning cats does not up your risk for mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychosis, among other mental illnesses. Here's the proof.

Public Health February 23, 2017

Canned Cat Food Products Recalled For Potentially Harmful Levels Of Thiamine

Canned cat food products were recalled after they were discovered to have low levels of thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1. Why is thiamine deficiency harmful for cats?

Public Health January 5, 2017

Only 7,100 Cheetahs Left In The Wild: Extinction Looming For World's Fastest Mammal

Cheetah experts call for the IUCN to re-categorize the world's fastest mammal from vulnerable to endangered. Only 7,100 of these species are left in the wild.

Animals December 28, 2016

New York Veterinarian Catches Rare Bird Flu From Sick Cat

A veterinarian working at an animal shelter in New York has contracted a rare form of bird flu. Officials said the vet may have gotten the infection from the respiratory secretions of sick cats being treated at the shelter.

Public Health December 26, 2016

Cat Declawing May Soon Be Banned In New Jersey

A bill has passed the assembly committee in New Jersey, targeting the criminalization of cat declawing. While the proposition is controversial, most of the specialists in the field advise against it.

Animals November 17, 2016

This Cat Has The Most Terrifying Reaction To His Human Dressing Up As A Cat

Talk about being a scaredy cat this Halloween. A cat owner dressed up as a lifesized version of his pet, leaving his kitty in a state of pure shock.

Viral October 31, 2016

Your Dog Is Likely Dreaming About You, Says Harvard Psychologist

Sleeping allows for rearranging information processed throughout the day in a less logical manner. Following this thinking, it is entirely possible for dogs to dream of their owners.

Animals October 22, 2016

Farmers Hunt Endangered Snow Leopards In Revenge For Attacking Livestock

Humans continue to kill snow leopards despite the endangered animal's declining number. The attacks are often perpetrated in retaliation for the big cats preying on farmers' livestock.

Animals October 22, 2016

Here’s Why Cat Whiskers Are The Bee’s Knees

Whiskers look purely cosmetic but they are an important part of a cat’s body. How do whiskers affect furry felines? More than you think, probably.

Animals October 8, 2016

Cats Sailed With Vikings During Sea Voyages, Ancient Feline DNA Reveals

Cats spread in two waves, analyses of ancient feline DNA show. The second wave involved seafaring people, which included Vikings, who may have brought the animals during long voyages at sea.

Animals September 24, 2016

Study Finds Kissing And Cuddling Kittens Could Be Deadly For Cat Owners

A new study from the CDC found that kissing and cuddling cats could be deadly if the animal is infected with cat-scratch disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2016

This Flying Reptile From Late Cretaceous Was The Size Of A Cat

Some 70 million years ago, the earth had flying reptiles of mighty wingspans. According to a new research, the Cretaceous era also had flying pterosaurs that were as small as house cats with smaller wings.

Animals September 4, 2016

Cats Utilize Physics? Study Says Cats Understand Physics And Use Law Of Cause And Effect To Detect Hiding Prey

Cats have a rudimentary understanding of the principle of cause and effect as well as the elements of physics. How does this help them when hunting for prey at night?

Animals June 14, 2016

Take The Perfect Cat Nap With The App Purrrfect Sleep

Purrrfect Sleep is the rest and relaxation app that uses the power of a cat's purring to help users find their inner zen.

Apps/Software May 26, 2016

Your Cat Can Finally Talk Back In A Human Voice With Temptations' 3D-Printed Collar

Temptations Lab developed a 3D-printed collar that gives your cat the ability to talk back by translating meows to English.

Wearable Tech May 13, 2016

Scaredy Cat Postman: UK Couple May Get Mail Delivery Privilege Cut Because Of Their Cat

It is a game of cat-and-postman in one home in England. The Royal Mail sent a notice to a couple because of the presumed danger that their cat poses to the postman.

Life & Style April 29, 2016

PlayDate Lets Pet Owners Entertain Their Furry Friends From Afar With Technology

The ball not only gives pet owners a new look at their pets in action, but allows them to keep their animals moving.

Gadgets April 25, 2016

The Best Cat Apps For Your Mobile Device

Whether you want to stay up-to-date on the latest cat health news or play a feline-inspired game, there’s likely an app for you.

Apps/Software April 16, 2016

'Fallout' Cat Is Ready To Take On The Wasteland

Watch out Raiders, Super Mutants and Deathclaws, there's a brand new wanderer in the wasteland. This 'Fallout' cat cosplay is not only purrfect, but also screen-accurate, complete with a Pip-Boy.

Internet Culture April 6, 2016

Lenovo PawPad Yoga 9 Is The Ultimate Gadget For Your Cat, Complete With High-Tech Pawprint Scanner

Lenovo just rolled out a special edition laptop on April 1. The Lenovo PawPad Yoga 9 is the perfect cat laptop, with a strong build that withstands scratch marks, multiple apps targeted at felines and embedded anti-dog protection.

Computers April 1, 2016

Do Cats Mimic Their Owner's Accent?

Scientists from Sweden are investigating if cats mimic their owner's accent. The study aims to identify feline communication and interaction with humans.

April 1, 2016

A Canceled SNES Game Starring Bill Clinton's Cat May Finally Be Released

'Socks The Cat Rocks The Hill' was canceled more than 20 years ago, but Bill Clinton's cat may soon get another chance in the spotlight.

Geek March 29, 2016

Cat From British Columbia Set To Become 'Blade Runner Of Cats' With High-Tech Prosthetic Legs

Cassidy, a feral cat found on British Columbia had the first step of the procedure before having his bionic prosthetic legs attached. He is scheduled to have the procedure in a few months time where he is fully grown.

Society March 28, 2016

Extreme Anger Issues Linked To Common Cat Parasite

A study linked toxoplasmosis - an infection with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite - with Intermittent Explosive Disorder and increased aggression. While the exact underlying mechanism remains unknown, inflammation could play a role in this link.

LIFE March 24, 2016

Some Pet Food Brands In Supermarkets May Cause Severe Illness To Adult Cats

Some pet food may cause illness or injury to adults cats, a new study has found. Vets and pet food makers called the researchers to name the brands, but the team says it is inappropriate to do so at this time.

March 22, 2016

Sleeping With Your Pet Can Be Good For Your Health: Safety Tips When Sharing Bed With Your Dogs, Cats

Experts said sleeping with pets may be good for health. Here are some helpful tips to ensure sharing bed with dogs or cats become a beneficial and safe experience.

LIFE February 15, 2016

Farmers In Ancient China Domesticated Wild Leopard Cats

Ancient farmers in China petted wild leopard cats whose species are different from today's modern house cats. Findings suggest that humans may have petted two different types of cats in the past.

Arts & Culture February 9, 2016

Not Once But Twice: New Study Suggests Cats Were Also Domesticated In China 5,000 Years Ago

A new study conducted by researchers in France suggests that cats may have undergone a second domestication process throughout their history. An analysis of 5,300-year-old leopard cat bones recovered in China showed evidence of domestication.

Earth/Environment January 28, 2016

We Can't Get Enough Of This Cat That Looks Like Adam Driver: Here Are Other Celebrity Look-A-Like Cats

Corey the Adam Driver Look-a-like cat has been adopted and renamed Kylo Ren. Here are other cats that would fit right into the Star Wars galaxy.

Internet Culture January 20, 2016

Passive Smoking Can Kill Your Cat: Secondhand Smoke Poses More Risks To Pets Than To Humans

Secondhand smoke is known for its bad effects on human health. In a new study, however, researchers have found that passive smoking can also cause serious health problems in pets, especially cats.

LIFE December 30, 2015

Sloppy Drinking Maximizes Dogs' Ability To Lap Up Fluid

Researchers found dogs plunge their tongues into the water to create a water column that they can raise into their mouths. Dog tongues also curl downward creating a ladle that raises small amounts of water. The precise movements happen too quickly for the naked eye to observe.

LIFE December 16, 2015

Kids With Pet Dogs Less Likely To Have Anxiety

Pets are special to children, and they are great companions. A new study in the United States revealed that kids living with pet dogs are less likely to have social anxiety compared to kids who do not have pet dogs.

LIFE November 26, 2015

Giving Thanksgiving Table Scraps To Pets Is Not A Good Idea: Here's Why

The Humane Society warns pet owners about feeding dogs and cats with food leftover from holiday feasts. While they may not be harmful to humans, certain aspects of these foods can cause adverse effects on animals, which could lead to serious injury and even death.

LIFE November 22, 2015

Whistle GPS Pet Tracker Will Send Owners Smartphone Notifications With A Precise Location To Bring Lost Pets Home Safely

The Whistle GPS pet tracking device will send an alert when your pet goes missing, and helps owners manage their pet's health.

Gadgets November 19, 2015

Hasbro's Robotic Cat Marks The Start Of New Toy Line For Seniors

Technically you could buy one for anyone, but it's pretty obviously intended for an older generation.

FUTURE TECH November 18, 2015

Pet Dogs And Cats Pass Drug-Resistant Infections To Humans, Experts Warn

Cats and dogs can transmit drug-resistant infections to anyone, officials from Public Health England warned. Experts urge pet owners to be cautious in handling antibiotic doses for pets.

LIFE November 18, 2015

Cat Color May Hint How Aggressive It Is: Felines With Black, White Or Gray Fur Make Best Pets

Researchers found a way to determine a cat's aggressiveness towards humans: looking at its fur color. Felines with a certain shade of coat were found to be more combative than others, while some were more touchy and placid.

Animals October 26, 2015

This Is Why Australia Needs To Kill 2 Million Cats By 2020

In the last 200 years, Australia lost 29 unique mammal species. Feral cats are threatening around 124 endangered wildlife natives. Officials said Australia's move to cull two million feral cats is justifiable and necessary.

Earth/Environment October 16, 2015

Internet Cat Sensation Lil' Bub To Release An Album

Feline sensation Lil Bub is set to release her very first full-length album in December. Her musical vessels and collaborators clue us in on Lil Bub's inspiration

Internet Culture October 8, 2015

You Can Now Virtually Navigate This Japanese City As If You Were A Cat

Onomichi, famous for its many cats, now has a website that gives you a virtual tour of its streets from the perspective of a cat.

Internet September 1, 2015

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