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2011-07-14 13:50:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced today the release of a new educational video for cat owners on declawing and its alternatives. The video--along with the AVMA policy on declawing--offers guidance for pet owners who are considering declawing their cats.

2011-07-11 10:15:00

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Paw Project, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization, announced today that the Ovation Network has begun airing its dramatic 30 second public service announcement (PSA), educating the public about the harmful consequences of feline de-clawing.

2011-07-07 00:00:30

Manassas company, Scrubs for Pets Innovative Pet Supplies, has developed a new line of post-surgical garments that promises to do away with the cumbersome and uncomfortable neck cone that pets normally wear after surgery or an injury. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Manassas company, Scrubs for Pets Innovative Pet Supplies, has developed a new line of post-surgical garments that promises to do away with the cumbersome and uncomfortable neck cone that pets normally wear after surgery or an...

2011-07-01 15:41:00

OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting fleas and ticks during the summer is no fun. Unless it can lead to winning the all-new 2012 Volkswagen® Beetle®, that is. From July 1 to September 30, 2011, Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.

2011-06-24 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed.

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Cats significantly lag behind dogs in veterinary medical care, often due to cat owners' misconceptions about feline health.

2011-04-26 00:00:26

Cats and hairballs and shedding problems are all connected.

2011-04-22 12:37:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. today announced their EPA-approved generic equivalents to Frontline Plus®, FiproGuard(TM) Plus and Pronyl OTC(TM) Plus.

2011-04-12 10:25:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's MyVeterinarian.com. Only a mouse click away, MyVeterinarian.com provides pet owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around the country.

2011-02-10 08:05:00

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.

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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...

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,...

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...

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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