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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Aug. 5, 2015 — The summer months are dangerous for indoor cats. A large number of cats have accidents every year when they fall out of open windows or from balconies. Veterinarians strongly recommend keeping ... read more

Pet Ownership and Its Potential Benefits for Older Adults

June 23, 2015 — New research calls for increased understanding about older adults, the relationship between pet ownership and health, and the current barriers which limit older adults' chances to own a pet. The ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A variety of day-to-day events -- from conflicts with other cats to changes in their daily routine -- can cause cats to become stressed. This can trigger a number of behavioral changes and be ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat--the 'breadcrumb' that ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Starfish have strange talents. Two biology students have revealed that starfish are able to squeeze foreign bodies along the length of their body cavities and out through their arm tips. This newly ... read more

Cat Got Your Tongue? New Research Says 'No'

June 2, 2015 — Cat taste receptors respond in a unique way to bitter compounds compared with human receptors, according to research. The study represents the first glimpse into how domestic cats perceive bitterness ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Predict Survival Chances for Sick Cats, Study Finds

May 13, 2015 — Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalized pet cats, a study has found. The findings suggest that cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Wildlife biologists are describing conditions at the sea lion rookeries on the Channel Islands, where pups are going hungry because unusually warm water along the Pacific coast has made it more ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A team of Chilean scientists discover two new species of iguanid lizards from the Laja Lagoon, Chile. The two new species are believed to have been long confused with other representatives of the ... read more

Flame Retardants Could Contribute to Hyperthyroidism in Older Cats

Apr. 22, 2015 — For years, health advocates have been pushing to ban some flame retardants for their potentially harmful effects, especially on young children and infants. Now scientists report these compounds could ... read more

Frog Uses Different Strategies to Escape Ground, Air Predators

Apr. 15, 2015 — Frogs may flee from a ground predator and move towards an aerial predator, undercutting the flight ... read more

The Hoo's Hoo of Gibbon Communication

Apr. 7, 2015 — The secret communication of gibbons has been interpreted for the first time, researchers report. The research reveals the likely meaning of a number of distinct gibbon whispers, or 'hoo' ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — It is widely accepted that, in humans, music confers numerous benefits. An extensive body of research indicates that these benefits extend even to patients under general anesthesia, and include ... read more

Habitat Loss Threatens the World's Felids

Mar. 25, 2015 — Almost half of the 36 species of felids that live in the wild in the world are at threat, according to scientists. Yet the lack of studies regarding their main threat, the loss and fragmentation of ... read more

Mar. 20, 2015 — A 10-year study looked at DNA similarities of tigers -- living and extinct -- in order to better understand these animals as well as provide a new, more powerful tool for wildlife protection and, ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism, according to a new study. Researchers found a tiny parasite, Pleistophora mulleri, not only significantly increased cannibalism among the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — As more animal shelters, primate centers and zoos start to play music for their charges, it's still not clear whether and how human music affects animals. Now, a study shows that while cats ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — Biologists have released a camera trap slideshow of a family of Amur tigers in the wild showing an adult male with family. Shown following the “tiger dad” along the Russian forest is an adult ... read more

Gold Standard Management of the Diabetic Cat

Mar. 3, 2015 — An expert panel of veterinary clinicians and academics has been convened to produce practical guidance to help veterinary teams deliver optimal management for the increasing numbers of diabetic cats ... read more

Feb. 26, 2015 — Tigers, lions and other wild carnivores, already under threat from poaching and habitat loss, are falling victim to Canine distemper, and could soon drive endangered populations to ... read more

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