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2010-08-30 14:04:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selamectin, a widely used product that kills parasites in dogs and cats, is an effective treatment for fleas in pet rabbits, according to a Kansas State University research team. James Carpenter, professor of zoological medicine, collaborated with Michael Dryden, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and Butch KuKanich, an associate professor of anatomy and physiology. The team recently found that not only is topical...

2010-07-27 06:30:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite their reputation as low maintenance pets, cats require regular veterinary care to catch issues early and prevent pain and discomfort. Feline Pine, America's best selling all-natural cat litter, aims to raise awareness among cat owners about the importance of annual feline check ups through "National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week," which takes place August 16-22, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100727/CL41026LOGO )...

2010-07-14 17:07:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today cautioned against federal bans on the judicious use of antimicrobials in animal agriculture. Testifying before members of the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, the AVMA's Dr. Christine Hoang reiterated the AVMA's stance that such bans can have far-reaching impacts on both animal and human health. Dr. Hoang also emphasized the...

2010-05-19 04:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The boutique public relations firm Whitegate PR and renowned pet expert Arden Moore recently welcomed Trimline Inc. as a new client. Trimline Inc. is a Florida-based innovator of the "soft blue collar," a sensible substitute for the hard plastic Elizabethan recovery collar for cats and dogs. Whitegate PR and Moore provide Trimline Inc. a cohesive brand strategy in stimulating and reinforcing the Trimline Inc. concept, and providing consumers the information...

2010-04-23 09:58:00

NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to fleas and ticks, pet owners liken the experience to going to war against the deadliest of foes, according to research conducted by market leader Frontline® Plus and its agency Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness (SSW), which used this insight in launching its new marketing campaign for the brand www.completekiller.com. The new tagline "There's Killing and then there's Complete Killing," goes right for the jugular in...

2010-03-19 15:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CATalyst Council held a press conference today to discuss new guidelines to help tackle a tough issue in veterinary care -- scared cats. The tips will help calm cats at the veterinary office and, as a result, improve the frequency and quality of veterinary care. The CATalyst Council, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association all recommend that cats should see their...

2010-03-15 07:08:00

WEMBLEY, England, March 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Airways, the first global pet-flight management provider for safe and simple family travel, announced today the launch of its designated "Cats In-Cabin" Service. "Cats In-Cabin" will provide cat owners who wish to travel with their cats, with all the information and preparation necessary for a safe and simple flight. The "Cats-In-Cabin" Program is designed to answer the unique needs of cats and cat owners, providing solutions...

2010-03-05 17:35:00

ST. CHARLES, Mo., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Canin's research reveals that cats have instinctive preferences for specific levels of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in their diets, and these preferences change with age. This research, Macro Nutrient Profile (MNP) science, is the basis for six new feline wet diets -- the latest innovation in Royal Canin® Feline Health Nutrition(TM). By creating nutritional solutions around those instinctive preferences, Royal Canin...

2010-01-14 08:30:00

GLEN BURNIE, Md., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VetCentric, Inc., the nation's largest practice-to-home delivery provider of prescription medications and veterinary therapeutic and wellness foods, today announced an affiliation with Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. ("Hill's"), a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company. VetCentric's prescription management service enables Hill's to expand its reach to veterinarians and pet owners by utilizing VetCentric's unique veterinary-supportive home delivery...

2009-12-07 12:24:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," it's often said. In fact, you can. However, old myths about pets continue to be passed down from generation to generation. "While some myths are harmless, others can be dangerous if pet owners believe them and act on them," says Mark Nunez, DVM, president of the CVMA. "That's why it's important to check with your veterinarian to find out if a commonly held belief is really true." Untrue myths about cats...


Latest Cat health Reference Libraries

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2011-01-11 13:56:53

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...

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2011-01-11 13:17:04

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,...

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2011-01-11 13:06:23

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...

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2005-09-08 11:45:51

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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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