Latest Cat health Stories

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. While Henry Bennet-Clark discovered in 1967 that fleas are capable of storing enough energy to catapult themselves high into the air and cover distances some 200 times their own body length, questions remained about exactly how the creatures were able to utilize that stored energy. According to a press...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Animal Health announced this month at the North American Veterinary Conference, the availability of its new products: Advantage® II for cats and dogs, and K9 Advantix® II for dogs. These products combine the adulticidal properties of the original formulations of Advantage® Topical Solution and K9 Advantix®, with the insect growth regulator (IGR) pyriproxyfen, which...

2011-01-25 00:02:13

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. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2011 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. The spot builds on the...

2011-01-19 05:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats are notoriously hard to photograph, but the results can be well worth the effort. This was certainly the case for Morris Animal Foundation's first Happy Healthy Cat Photo Contest, sponsored by Sergeant's Pet Care Products and judged by longtime foundation trustee and actor Betty White. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110119/LA32152) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/LA13175LOGO) Hundreds of funny, outrageous...

2011-01-03 09:12:26

Written by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State University A cat regularly vomiting hairballs or refusing to eat probably isn't being finicky or otherwise "cat-like," despite what conventional wisdom might say. There is a good chance that the cat is acting sick because of the stress caused by changes in its environment, new research suggests. Healthy cats were just as likely as chronically ill cats to refuse food, vomit frequently and leave waste outside their litter box in response to changes in their...

2010-11-10 06:03:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Friskies let the cat out of the bag--cats are social. Contrary to popular belief, cats can now be called a man's best friend, a social butterfly, and just as busy as a bee. Before now, cats couldn't show us just how much they enjoy helping in the kitchen, playing chase and hanging with their friends. With the help of Friskies® brand cat food, 25 cats affectionately deemed "repurrters," were equipped with small video...

2010-11-04 12:46:00

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. Attendees learn how to enliven sexual response, feel more confident about safer sex, better understand anatomy, and get inspired to bring their sex life to new heights. Party Educators have completed the Smitten Kitten's extensive...

2010-10-27 12:04:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Golden Girl, Betty White, is joining forces with Sergeant's® Pet Care Products and Morris Animal Foundation for the "Happy, Healthy Cat Photo Contest." The contest celebrates Morris Animal Foundation's annual campaign to bring attention to feline health and features the wide range of products from Sergeant's Pet Care that promote happier, healthier lives for cats. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/LA89352)...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

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. To a surprising number Americans, that doesn't seem strange at all. Dogs may be our best friend, but members of the 36.2 million households that own a cat will tell you that America is a cat nation. To celebrate this kitty love, the makers of Fresh Step litter, with the help of Animal Planet and its new series "Must Love Cats," is launching the...

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...

Latest Cat health Reference Libraries

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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