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Researchers from Cambridge University have successfully recorded fleas jumping, and in the process discovered exactly how the tiny insects leap so quickly and cover such great distances.
SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Animal Health announced this month at the North American Veterinary Conference, the availability of its new products: AdvantageÂ® II for cats and dogs, and K9 AdvantixÂ® II for dogs.
The Paw Project, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization, has unveiled a dramatic new 30 second public service announcement (PSA) intended to educate the public about the harmful consequences of feline de-clawing.
DENVER, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats are notoriously hard to photograph, but the results can be well worth the effort.
A cat regularly vomiting hairballs or refusing to eat probably isnâ€™t being finicky or otherwise â€œcat-like,â€ despite what conventional wisdom might say.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Friskies let the cat out of the bag--cats are social.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Smitten Kitten Denver now offers home parties to customers in the Denver area. Parties are educational workshops that are both entertaining and informative. They are meant to be pleasure-based sexual education for adults.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct.
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A man in Minnesota spent more than $10,000 to build his cats a system of tunnels through the house.
MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug.
Peritonitis (FIP) affects cats and is lethal. Some believe it is the cause of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV) which is a mutated form of Feline Enteric Coronavirus. The most common theory is that the normally benign FECV mutates into FIPV. This virus has the ability to invade and replicate in certain white blood cells. Due to immune response there is an inflammatory reaction in the tissues. Although fatal it is rare, it occurs roughly in one of every 5000 households. A nasally...
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus that infects cats, is transmitted between infected cats through saliva and nasal secretions. If the cat's immune system does not take care of the disease then it can be lethal due to it being a cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms can vary from loss of appetite, to poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss,...
Feline calicivirus (FCV), in the Caliciviridae family, is one of two important viral causes of respiratory infection in cats. FCV can be isolated from around 50 percent of cats with upper respiratory infection. The various strains of FCV vary in virulence. Since it is an RNA virus it has a high elasticity of its genome which makes it more adaptable to environmental pressures. This causes the development of vaccines more difficult. In infected cats it has been shown that the gene for the...
PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...
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