Anxious people tend to really love their cats

Cats and anxiety go well together, according to new research on trust and affection for feline friends.

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression anxiety pets emotions cats personality health-and-medicine

6 questions can say if your cat has arthritis

Does your cat have arthritis? It's surpsingly common. Take this quick quiz to see whether your feline friend has the joint disease.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pets cats veterinary-medicine arthritis health-and-medicine joints

What do we know about COVID-19 and pets?

Can my cat get COVID-19? What about that tiger in the Bronx Zoo? Here, a veterinarian answers common questions about COVID-19 and pets.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 dogs pets viruses cats zoos featured health-and-medicine

Why West African lions don’t avoid hunting areas

Images from camera traps show West African lions venturing out of protected areas and closer to humans. Researchers have an idea why.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species cats west-africa hunting featured earth-and-environment predators national-parks

How to keep your pets happy while social distancing

Staying home for social distancing may disrupt your pets' routine. But recreating a schedule can keep them (and you) happy.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: covid-19 dogs pets cats featured social-lives health-and-medicine

Cats don’t roam far, but they do lots of killing

Is your outdoor cat a wildlife-killer? "We found that house cats have a two- to 10-time larger impact on wildlife than wild predators—a striking effect."

Mick Kulikowski-NC State • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation birds pets cats lizards featured earth-and-environment predators

Mysterious cat food ingredients wrecked wildlife research

How much wildlife do cats eat? Researchers still don't know because their study to find out discovered something else instead: a cat food mystery.

Michelle Jewel-NC State • futurity
Feb. 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: food pets cats science-and-technology

Cats burned in California wildfires also had heart problems

"These cats could be the canary in the coal mine, letting us know what might happen if more people are exposed to these types of wildfires."

Amy Quinton-UC Davis • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease wildfire cats health-and-medicine hearts

Cat DNA map sheds light on rare syndrome

Researchers created a DNA map of a domestic cat with Chédiak-Higashi syndrome to find the genetic cause behind the rare condition.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dna genes cats health-and-medicine

Surprising holiday stuff can threaten pet safety

The holidays are full of unexpected hazards for pets. Keep them safe by listening to this podcast episode full of expert tips.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: dogs pets holidays cats veterinary-science featured health-and-medicine

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