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Sex, Glitters and Genetics

Sex, Glitters and Genetics

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Genetics is the science of heredity. It is about the transfer of hereditary characteristics from parent to child. Most articles on this topic are technical, tough and complex which doesn’t mak... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Parasites – Worms

SlimKitty Health Check: Parasites – Worms

The next installment on our SlimKitty Health Check series is on parasites. Cats can contract many of the same parasites that dogs get: Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms & Tapeworms. You can read our SlimDoggy Health Check Parasites: Worms post to get information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Bacterial Diseases

SlimKitty Health Check: Bacterial Diseases

In our first post in our SlimKitty Health Check series, we cover Bacterial Diseases. As in our SlimDoggy Health Check Series, we will cover Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention. This isn’t meant to replace the advice or direction of your veterinarian, but rather to help educate you pa... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Cat Diseases

SlimKitty Health Check: Cat Diseases

Over on our sister site, SlimDoggy, we recently introduced a new feature called SlimDoggy Health Check. We knew that kitty’s have just as many health problems as our canine friends so we decided to run a similar series on SlimKitty about feline health and wellness. Our goal is to educate cat o... »

How Old is My Cat?

How Old is My Cat?

Both cats and dogs age differently than humans. It used to be said that a dog aged seven years for each human year. That’s not exactly true as dogs age much more rapidly in their early years. The same is true for cats. The following provides a good guideline for estimating your cat’s age... »

Domesticating the Cat – Is it Possible?

Domesticating the Cat – Is it Possible?

I read a few interesting news stories this week on why cats are less domesticated than dogs.   The stories report on recent research at Washington University School of Medicine. The scientists compared cat genomes of domesticate cats with wild cats. They didn’t find much of a difference a... »

The Winn Feline Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation enhances the relationship between cats and humans by fostering improvements in feline health through research and education. Winn has funded over $4.8 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide.   Since its start in 2007, Cat He... »

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Do you think cats purr when they are happy and content? Well, you would be right, but they also purr when they are in pain. But WHY do cats purr, where does that sound come from?   According to Pamela Johnson Bennett, author of Why Cats Purr? .   “The theory that experts now believe ... »