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UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples

20 Sep

The study is seeking DNA samples from cats that have been positively diagnosed with FIP, closely related individuals, as well as cats from lines that definitely have not been affected by FIP.

via The Creative Cat – UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples.

AVMA AMENDS DECLAW POLICY ‹ The Catnip Times

20 Sep

“… the procedure is a major surgery that should only be performed after alternatives have been sought to prevent destructive clawing.”

via AVMA AMENDS DECLAW POLICY ‹ The Catnip Times.

LITTER BOX PROBLEMS

20 Sep

We have taken cats out of their natural environment outdoors and brought them in to live with us and while there are obviously mutual benefits for people and cats, they have had to make some major adjustments to their innate behavior.

via LITTER BOX PROBLEMS.

at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease

19 Sep

What’s going on is the animal’s natural self-preservation mechanism. Pain and illness are viewed as signs of weakness by predators and weaker animals end up as dinner.

via at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease.

Research Suggests Low Iodine Diets are Safe for Healthy Cats | petMD

19 Sep

Several years ago, it was found that an iodine deficient diet was just as effective as the traditional treatments for treating hyperthyroidism in cats.

via Research Suggests Low Iodine Diets are Safe for Healthy Cats | petMD.

AAFCO Protein Recommendations for Cat Foods Appear Insufficient | petMD

19 Sep

The minimum daily protein requirement for adult cats appears to be at least 5.2 g/kg 7.8 g/kg0.75 body weight, well in excess of current AAFCO and NRC recommendations.

via AAFCO Protein Recommendations for Cat Foods Appear Insufficient | petMD.

Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Dogs and Cats? | petMD

19 Sep

Many people are somewhat familiar with Alzheimer’s disease, but few know that dogs and cats can also suffer from a similar condition known as cognitive dysfunction.

via Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Dogs and Cats? | petMD.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus: Deciding When to Euthanize

18 Sep

Calling this feline virus by the names of Feline HIV, Feline Aids, and Cat Aids leads people to believe there is a connection between HIV and FIV.

via Feline Immunodeficiency Virus: Deciding When to Euthanize.

ASPCA Mobile App Helps Pet Parents Be Prepared

18 Sep

This free app shows pet parents exactly what to do in case of a natural disaster.

via ASPCA Mobile App Helps Pet Parents Be Prepared | ASPCA.

10 Possible Reasons Your Cat Is Behaving Badly

18 Sep

But health problems have been eliminated and your cat is still acting out inappropriately, here are some possible explanations.

via 10 Possible Reasons Your Cat Is Behaving Badly.

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