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Which Nutrition Websites to Trust

Which Nutrition Websites to Trust

Here are eight questions to ask before relying on information found on a pet nutrition website and the sites that we find to be the most reliable.

October 2018 - When you do an Internet search on “how to feed a cat with cancer” and come upon a website that says to buy your pet a supplement designed by the person running the site, your instinct to feel suspicious kicks in automatically. Or when you click on a website that says not to feed your cat a diet with grains because cats are not naturally grain eaters, and the site points out that you don’t see cats grazing in grassy fields. (For the record, cats tolerate grains just fine.)

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Coping With Feline Herpesvirus

Sudden onset of sneezing and nasal discharge may signal the presence of this infectious agent, which is more common in multicat households and shelters.

Most cats are likely to contract an upper respiratory disease at some point during their lives. Although a wide range of viral and bacterial agents may be responsible for these common disorders, perhaps the most frequently diagnosed is infection with the feline herpesvirus (FHV).

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Three of the Ancient Cat Breeds

Three of the Ancient Cat Breeds

Learn more about the history of these beautiful and fascinating breeds: the Turkish Angora, the Japanese Bobtail and the Chartreux.

Thanks to breakthroughs in analytical genetics in addition to art, culture and literature, the oldest domestication of cats can be traced back to over 8,000 years ago. When grain farmers needed help controlling the rodent population in the region called the ‘Fertile Crescent’ — a crescent-moon shaped area including parts of the Near and Middle East — they first tried utilizing the help of weasels. But weasels proved to be difficult to domesticate.

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How to Combat Car Sickness

How to Combat Car Sickness

Getting your cat accustomed to automobile travel when she's a kitten is the best way to prevent this disorder. But here are some tips to help even the adult cat.

Car sickness affects a high percentage — perhaps as many as half — of all household cats in the U.S. In some cases, the disorder and its manifestations may be caused by a fleeting disturbance of a cat’s vestibular system — the complex array of nerves and other components, centered in an animal’s inner ear and lower brain, that governs his sense of balance and coordinates the movement of his head and eyes.

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