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  • Simply take precautions if have a cat and expecitng
    Toxoplasmosis from cats and expectant mothers
    There are many half truths out there about the topic of toxoplasmosis and expectant mothers. Here are facts on the most serious concern.Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that can have caustic effects on a fetus. It can cause eye inflammation,...
  • Dear Kittens fifth in series will air during the Big Game
    Dear Kittens fifth in series will air during the Big Game
    Cat videos are continuing to be very popular right now; racking up millions of views worldwide. Four of the nation’s most loveable Internet cats kept reaching toward stardom and fame this past year; announcements made that these felines were...
  • Cats can be leash trained with patience
    How to leash train your cat and take her out on walks
    Since cats are still partly wild, it's only natural that some may develop cabin fever if they're kept entirely indoors. If you have a cat that pines at the window, and tries to sneak out whenever you open the door, it may be time to find a...
  • Get god quality cat food only
    Common commercial cat food deficiency to watch for
    Most cat foods are indeed prepared with the appropriate quantity and quality of ingredients to make available a balanced diet with the nutrients your feline needs to be and stay healthy. But no two cats are exactly alike and it is very possible...
  • Why do cats go for the one person that doesn't like them?
    Why cats like people who don't seem to like them
    Cats are different than people, with different ways of communicating. Oftentimes, people who are allergic to cats, or don't like cats, wonder why cats seem highly drawn to them, and ignore all the people who clearly do like, and can tolerate,...
  • Do our cats love us, or are they really showing us who owns us?
    Do cats show you love because they love you, or because they own you?
    It's easy to tell whether your dog loves you, and when he's feeling affectionate, but what about cats? Do our cats love us? We've heard that cats aren't capable of loving us, and that they may even hate us to some degree. How is...
  • Keeping kitty healthy
    Feline congenital platelet function disorders
    Felines diagnosed with Chédiak-Higashi syndrome have irregular white blood cells, melanocytes and platelets. The flaw in melanocytes brings about a pale coat color. White blood cells do not work correctly, and platelets don’t clump together...
  • Outdoor and feral cats need extra help in the winter
    Helping your outdoor and feral cats get enough calories during the winter
    Feral cats and outdoor cats are especially vulnerable to all sorts of problems in the winter, particularly in colder climates. Caregivers and owners often make shelters for their colonies to help them get out of the wind, rain, snow and cold....
  • 99 Lives will look for clues to certain diseases affecting humans and cats
    99 Lives project looks for secrets of certain diseases inside the genes of cats
    Cats help us in all sorts of ways. Having a cat is often therapeutic, because stroking them and listening to them purr relieves stress. They also help us catch bugs indoors, and they'd even clean our plates for us if we'd let them. Now,...
  • Friskies to air hilarious new Super Bowl ad, featuring popular video series
    Friskies to air hilarious new Super Bowl ad, featuring popular video series
    Friskies has put out a teaser for its new Super Bowl ad, which turns out to be a continuation of the popular "Dear Kitten" series. The "Dear Kitten" series involves an older cat taking a new kitten under his wing, to explain...
  • How to help your cat when he's been vomiting
    What to do if your cat is vomiting
    If you have a cat, you've probably seen him vomit. He might vomit hairballs occasionally, or he might vomit when he eats too fast. If he gets hold of grass or certain plants, he may vomit from that, too. Isolated instances of vomiting in cats...
  • Pet food
    Purina told to fix problems at pet food plant
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Purina to correct “significant violations” of federal regulations at a plant that makes wet pet food, including Friskies for cats and Alpo for dogs.In a Jan. 2 “warning...
  • Beat the feline heat and avoid overpopulation
    Beat the feline heat and avoid overpopulation
    While the winter blues are still upon us, Alley Cat Allies wants to remind everyone that this is the very best time to spay/neuter felines. If all communities would adopt a Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program – especially during this time in...
  • Our moods may affect our cats' health and behavior
    New research suggests our moods dramatically affect our cats' health and moods
    We've known for a long time that babies take their emotional cues from their parents. When presented with something new, they watch their parents' reactions carefully, and react in similar ways. The same is true of dogs. Until recently,...
  • Rome case demonstrates the effectiveness of humane handling of feral cats
    Rome case demonstrates the effectiveness of humane handling of feral cats
    A great debate rages about trap/neuter/vaccinate/return (TNVR) programs for feral cats. Many advocate this method as a humane and viable way to control populations of stray and feral cats, while others claim that trapping and euthanasia is the...