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

Tags on pet dogs could monitor our chemical exposure

Researchers used silicone dog tags as passive environmental samplers to collect information about everyday chemical exposures.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pollution dogs pets pesticides earth-and-environment health-and-medicine phthalates flame-retardants

3 ways your pets feel the COVID-19 anxiety, too

Just like the stress we're feeling during the COVID-19 pandemic, pets are also facing uncertainty and anxiety. Here's how you can help your pet through it.

Abbey Nickel-Purdue • futurity
May 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety pets stress featured society-and-culture

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

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

With bear trophies and lion genitals, US wildlife trafficking booms

Illegal wildlife trafficking and the demand for animal parts rose in the United States between 1979 and 2014, researchers find.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation pets endangered-species hunting featured society-and-culture earth-and-environment crimes

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

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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