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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Bi-partisan bill introduced to change animal testing mandates


WASHINGTON – U.S. senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker introduced the FDA Modernization Act on Thursday to end animal testing mandates.

The bill would end an outdated FDA mandate that experimental drugs must be tested on animals before they are tested on humans in clinical trials. The bill would not ban animal testing outright, but would allow the option for drug sponsors to use alternative methods.

Current mandates were passed in 1938, but since then, research has proven that animal testing is highly inconsistent at predicting toxic responses in humans. Senator Rand Paul says he believes the bill can pass both the House and the Senate without being challenged.

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Feline okay? The app that tells you if your cat's happy


July 27 (Reuters) - Cat owners who love to take pictures of their furry friends now have a new excuse to pull out their smartphones and take a snapshot: it may actually help the cat.

A Calgary, Alberta, animal health technology company, Sylvester.ai, has developed an app called Tably that uses the phone's camera to tell whether a feline is feeling pain.

The app looks at ear and head position, eye-narrowing, muzzle tension, and how whiskers change, to detect distress. A 2019 study published in peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports found that the so-called 'feline grimace scale,' or FGS, is a valid and reliable tool for acute pain assessment in cats.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Do Dogs and Cats Recognize their Owners? The Many Ways Pets Tell Us Apart


Dogs and cats have many cues to help them recognize us. Learn about all the different ways our pets know who we are.

When you watch your dog bounding across the dog park, or when you see your cat perched atop her scratching post, you recognize your pet by her shape, the color of her coat, and the way she moves. You may find yourself wondering, “Does my cat know me?” or, “Can my dog tell me apart from everyone else?” Our pets certainly know who we are, but they often know us in ways that humans, with our different set of senses, can only imagine: scent, sound, and subtle cues of movement and touch.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

The benefits of owning a pet -- and the surprsing science behind it


(CNN)Snuggling next to my kitties while their furry chests softly rumble is a proven antidote to the day's stress.

For me and millions more, having a pet brings a circle of love into our lives -- they give affection, we give it back and all of us are the better for it.

Science agrees.

"I have a list of 10 health benefits [that] studies have shown pet owners have," said psychologist Harold Herzog, a pet-loving professor at Western Carolina University who has long studied the human-animal connection.

To read more on this story, click here: The benefits of owning a pet -- and the surprsing science behind it


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Friday, September 10, 2021

10 Common Tabby Cat Health Problems (With Prevention Tips)


If there’s one thing any tabby cat owner wants it’s for their cat to be healthy and safe.  The reality though is that almost any cat breed or coat type can still sometimes face some health concerns. With a proper understanding of what issues a cat can face, you can take some preventative measures so they can always feel their best. Below is a list of the 10 most common tabby cat health problems along with helpful prevention tips!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

How To Get Your Cat To Take A Pill


Getting your cat to take a pill can be a real pain!

Have you ever tried to stick a pill down kitty’s throat, only to have them immediately spit the pill out on the floor, right in front of your feet? When that happens, you know that you might be in for a “special time” with your cat.

In fact, most people refer to the whole process as “pilling your cat,” which has a bit of a negative connotation to it.

If you’re experiencing problems getting your cat to take their pills, don’t despair just yet. By following a few simple tips and tricks, you might make pill time a lot less traumatic for both of you.

To read more on this story, click here: How To Get Your Cat To Take A Pill



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Friday, September 3, 2021

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure in Cats


What is hypertension? 

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A cat is generally thought to be hypertensive when its systolic blood pressure is above 160mm Hg.

Are certain cats more likely to get high blood pressure?

In humans, hypertension is related to several factors, including a stressful lifestyle. Although not all causes of feline hypertension have been identified, stress does not appear to play a role in the development of this disorder in cats.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

13-year-old boy sews bow ties in adorable effort to help shelter animals get adopted


A New Jersey teenager is helping shelter dogs and cats get adopted one homemade bow tie at a time.

Sir Darius Brown, 13, was born with a fine motor skill delay, so when he was eight years old his mother, Joy Brown, thought it would be useful for him to begin working with his hands.

His sister, Dazhai Shearz, was a hair stylist and at the time was making her own hair bows. Sir Darius wanted to be just like her, so his mother had the idea that he could become her “assistant,” helping her cut fabric and eventually using the sewing machine.

To read more on this story, click here: 13-year-old boy sews bow ties in adorable effort to help shelter animals get adopted



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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Cat With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Finally Finds Forever Home, And His Humans Are Making Sure He’s Living A Happy Life with a Good Health


Toby The Sick Cat

When Georgina Price and her fiance Christopher Lardner adopted their first rescue feline, Herbie, the 16-year-old cat, was near the end of his journey. Sadly, Herbie died just months later.

And even though the couple had only known him for a little while, they were heartbroken by his passing. The loss, however, had opened their hearts for someone new.

“I just kept thinking about all the abandoned animals that might only have five months left and would spend the whole of that time in a shelter,” Georgina said. “We decided we would look for an extra special pretty cat that might take a little longer to find a home.”

To read more on this story, click here:  Cat With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Finally Finds Forever Home, And His Humans Are Making Sure He’s Living A Happy Life with a Good Health



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Animals With Down Syndrome: Separating Fact from Fiction


Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by abnormal chromosomes, but can animals get down syndrome like humans? Here's the 411 on animals with down syndrome.

For anyone who remembers the animals with down syndrome "trend" on the internet a few years ago (just a quick search online will bring you many listicles and images of said animals), might remember Kenny the White Tiger or Otto the kitten, animals made internet-famous by people claiming that these mammals suffer from down syndrome.

But while we are all for inspiring and adorable animals, we want to go ahead and separate fact from fiction when it comes to animals with down syndrome. Spoiler alert: it's pretty much a myth!

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Meet Monty, The Cat With Down Syndrome That’s Capturing Hearts Around The World


The internet has fallen in love with Monty, a very special cat with a huge heart and an adorable personality. You see, the cat has Down syndrome, but that doesn’t stop the beautiful feline from enjoying life to its fullest. The cat was living in an animal shelter when Michael Bjørn, and his partner, Mikala Klein found her and decided to adopt her. The two felt an instant connection to the cat and knew Monty was the right cat for them. No one before them showed any interest when it comes to adopting the cat simply because he looks different. Luckily, Monty now has a happy home and gets plenty of love and attention.

Michael Bjørn, and his partner, Mikala Klein from Rødovre outside Copenhagen in Denmark were looking to adopt a new cat.

To read more on this story, click here: Meet Monty, The Cat With Down Syndrome That’s Capturing Hearts Around The World



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Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Most Popular Animals Owned As Pets In The US


 

As far as the most popular pets go, you would not be wrong if you guessed that the majority of the pet owners in the United States own dogs and cats. However, what about other animals? Pets differ from usual domestic animals in that they do not perform any sort of task or produce a product. They mostly serve the purpose of companionship, creating a friend for us when we need one.

After dogs and cats, other popular pets include fish, reptiles, rabbits, birds, livestock, ferrets, and many more. Pets can be therapeutic for us, giving us the much-needed support just by constantly being there for us. This is why many people turn to pet ownership as a way to make life more bearable.

To read more on this story, click here: The Most Popular Animals Owned As Pets In The US


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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Man in Australia, Sleeping on Balcony Awakes to Find Stray Cat Sleeping on His Stomach


On a nice lazy day, Ali Safe planned to go out of his house in Canberra, Australia to enjoy a little sunshine and take a nap. However, when he awoke, he was surprised when finding a stray kitten napping on his stomach. “I was taking a nap on the balcony of our house, and, like two hours later, I woke up and I found her just napping on my stomach,” Safa told The Dodo.

At first, Safa thought a rat was sleeping, but he checked again and realized that was a tiny white kitten. The kitten with hairless pink ears and dirty little paws was sprawled across his stomach. He looked down the stray kitten and her appearance stolen his heart.

Safa had seen many stray cats in his neighborhood, but this was different because he was chosen by a stray cat. He captured a quick photo with the cat and careful not to wake her. “I never really had a pet and I am a bit of a loner so I don’t have many friends, too,” Safa said. “While she was sleeping I kept hearing that ‘purr’ sound cats make and it was the cutest shit I have ever heard.”

When the cat woke up, the first thing she did was step down off the sofa, looked at Safa and started meowing nonstop. Safa thought that she was hungry, so he shared the chicken wings with her. After completing the meal, he took her inside for a bath to prepare for a trip to the vet clinic. Thankfully, the kitten was healthy and without a microchip.

Safe decided to adopt her and drove her to the local supermarket to buy cat food and a few toys. The stray cat has a loving home of her own with a perfect name Angel and Safa has a new friend who will always be at his side. “All I can say is that she is the most fun cat I have ever gotten to play with,” Safa said. “All she does is just roam around me all the day wanting pets or to play.”




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Thursday, August 26, 2021

19 Cats That Should Be Supermodels


These beautiful cats are the reason fashion shows call it a catwalk. Nobody struts their stuff like a cat.

To see these beautiful cats, click here: 19 Cats That Should Be Supermodels






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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Senior Cat Problems: What You Should Know About Aging Cats


You and your kitty have been together through thick and thin. As the years stretch into a decade, it can be easy to forget that your faithful companion isn't the spry kitten she once was. She may not show any obvious signs of slowing down, but perhaps her last health check has you facing the fact that you love an aging cat that needs to be handled with extra care. Senior cat problems aren't always easy to spot if you don't know what to look for. Read on to learn how to recognize aging cat issues and how to best care for your senior cat.

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Cat Grooming Basics


Cats are neat freaks. In fact, if you’re a cat owner, you know firsthand that your cat is a fastidious groomer. After all, it seems to spend most of its life either sleeping or grooming!

But as gung-ho as your cat is about keeping itself groomed and clean, the truth is that it could still use a bit of help from you.

Grooming is about more than just keeping your cat looking good. Grooming your cat on a regular basis will also help you to keep an eye on its health. And grooming your cat can even help to prevent feline health issues such as digestive problems caused by hairballs. Regular grooming can also help to improve the health of your cat’s skin and coat.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Pets in your bed: Is it healthy?


Think about your bedtime routine. You put on your PJs, brush your teeth, wash your face, maybe read a little. And then you pat your bed a few (or more) times to entice your dog or cat to join you. Sound familiar?

Or do you operate under a strict no-pets-in-the-bed rule?

Both options are cozy in their own right. Sharing a bed with your pet is neither good nor bad.

Before you let your furry best friend in your bed or kick them out, consider the pros and cons.

To read more on this story, click here: Pets in your bed: Is it healthy?


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Sunday, August 22, 2021

WARNING! FLAT FACED CATS HAVE SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES


Think carefully when choosing a cat breed for the family. There is mounting evidence to show that flat faced cats have serious health issues says International Cat Care.

In recent months the issue of health problems in flat faced or brachycephalic dogs has been highlighted to the public by RSPCA’s campaign ‘Love is Blind‘.

Flat faced cats like Persians or Exotic Shorthairs can have all the same health issues as dogs – breathing and dental problems, skin fold infections and problems giving birth to name a few.  These issues can lead to lifelong suffering as a direct result of being ‘designed’ to have a very flat face.

To read more on this story, click here: WARNING! FLAT FACED CATS HAVE SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES



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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Top 7 Adopted Cat Health Problems Common Health Issues for Adopted Cats and What You Can Do


It's becoming more and more common for people to adopt cats from a local shelter. That's great news! Here's what you need to know about some common health problems that may need to be treated in shelter cats.

The good news: It is becoming more and more common for people to adopt cats from a local shelter. This means that more cats are given a second chance at a home and shelters can help many more cats.

There are some health problems that should be considered and looked for when adopting a cat, though, as well as precautions you should take to protect the health of the pets you may already have at home and to ensure a long, healthy life for your shelter cat.

To read more on this story, click here: Top 7 Adopted Cat Health Problems Common Health Issues for Adopted Cats and What You Can Do



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Friday, August 20, 2021

This Video of Cats Watching Dominos Fall Is the Most Soothing Thing We've Ever Seen


 

Ah, the beginning of pandemic life, when we dabbled in bread-making, new musical instruments, and even organizing our closets. It was ... not great. (I mean, remember Tiger King?) Thankfully, this Japanese YouTube account was flexing some creative muscles, giving us the immensely satisfying Cats and Dominos.

The Cat Navi Desk video begins with an adorable brown tabby cat, Bururu, kicking-off a colorful domino chain reaction. The cascading dominos pass by a black-and-white cat, Beruru, who's transfixed from their perch in a basket. The dominos then arrive at a kind of Rube Goldberg machine, where Bururu is back to watch.

To read more on this story, click here: This Video of Cats Watching Dominos Fall Is the Most Soothing Thing We've Ever Seen


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