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Cats love murder, but there’s a way you can prevent it

February 14th, 2021

Domestic cats are a massive burden on wildlife around the globe, with birds and small mammals being their two favorite targets. Cats that are allowed to roam free often hunt despite having food available at home, but scientists just figured out a way to prevent them from killing wildlife. Feeding a cat a diet high …

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Cats may be the key to a coronavirus vaccine

September 30th, 2020

Researchers have determined that while cats can become infected with coronavirus and even pass it to other cats, they build strong immunity against reinfection. The study could prove beneficial in the development of vaccines against the virus. No vaccine is currently available, but many companies are already engaged in late-stage testing. Despite some countries doing …

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There are five types of cat owners, according to science

September 5th, 2020

Researchers surveyed cat owners to determine which type of cat owner they are, based on their stance on feline hunting habits. People range from being comfortable with cats killing wildlife to feeling responsible for the animals their pets kill. Which type of cat person are you? Find out right now. People often claim that they …

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A cat just tested positive for coronavirus

March 30th, 2020

A cat in Belgium was confirmed COVID-19 positive after showing several symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and trouble breathing. The cat probably contracted the infection from her owner, who had recently returned from a trip to Northern Italy, one of Europe’s most significant coronavirus hot zones. Scientists evaluating the case say that human-to-pet transmission isn’t a …

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Study suggests cats are capable of learning their own names

April 4th, 2019

Most cat owners would tell you that their furry little friends definitely know their own names. As someone with a cat, I suppose I’d be inclined to believe that the animal I have been calling by name for over a decade does truly know what I’ve labeled him, but science has never been totally on …

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Cats are apparently terrible at catching rats

September 27th, 2018

Cats are good at so many thing — napping, chasing laser pointer dots around the room, napping, eating, and napping, just to name a few — but apparently they’re really, really bad at catching rats. A new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution explains just how terrible they are at doing one of …