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2012-06-05 23:01:04

With summertime comes a baby boom, it is commonly called “kitten season,” and it means a population explosion that crowds the shelters around the United States and here at the Western PA Humane Society. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Continual overcrowding of cats and kittens at the Western PA Humane Society North Shore Shelter and Fallen Timber location in Elizabeth will result in significant discounts for adopters on cats and kittens at the Western PA Humane Society...

2012-06-05 23:00:22

Just Food For Dogs has expanded operations to include custom formulations for canines with special dietary needs such as as obesity, digestive disorders, pancreatitis, cancer, food allergies, diabetes, liver and kidney disease with a process that is simple, fast and affordable. Working in conjunction with the pet´s veterinary provider, the nutrition team analyzes lab work such as blood panels, urinalysis and more to develop a nutrient formulation to address each dog´s specific...

2012-05-21 23:02:18

The Jacksonville winter of 2011-2012 never really happened. Fleas have enjoyed continual survival throughout winter. Jacksonville veterinarians of Oceanway Animal Clinic have new, more effective flea treatment for pets. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Fleas are a big problem for pets in Jacksonville this spring. Jacksonville veterinarians have found that more pets than ever before are without adequate flea control. Whether one calls it climate change or global warming, no one...

2012-05-08 23:00:08

In light of the extremely mild winter temperatures across much of the United States, flea and tick populations are expected to reach historic levels. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 In light of the extremely mild winter temperatures across much of the United States, flea and tick populations are expected to reach historic levels. As a result, pet parents will have to be extremely vigilant when it comes to protecting their pets and homes from the spread of these pesky insects....

Prehistoric Flea-Like Insects Were A Mean Bunch
2012-05-02 07:09:47

Illustration by Wang Cheng, Oregon State University --- Massive flea-like insect fossils discovered by Chinese scientists are believed to be the oldest of their kind, and may have feasted on dinosaurs some 165 million years ago, according to zoologists who analyzed the creatures. The fossils were discovered in Inner Mongolia by a group of Chinese scientists, and recently announced in the journal Current Biology. The blood-sucking pests, which are similar to fleas, are more likely...

2012-05-01 23:00:12

Hartz®, one of the country's leading suppliers of flea and tick products for dogs and cats, is proud to announce its new and improved line of popular anti-parasite products, just in time for one of the worst flea seasons in recent memory. Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 "With spring and summer right around the corner, Hartz® is thrilled to announce the arrival of our flea and tick prevention products," said a Hartz® spokesman. "Thanks to these new items, pet owners can...

2012-04-07 23:03:09

Pet flea collars alone are sometimes not enough to correct the situation, and Planet Amazing has a low-cost natural non-toxic flea treatment called Flea Shredder that can help. Even then, it might be time to call an animal control person. (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Flea infestations are annoying and expensive says Planet Amazing researcher Justin Douglas. What people may not realize is that left untreated, flea infestations can grow in the yard and the home to massive levels, with literally...


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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