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Battersea Launches New Campaign to Raise Awareness and Celebrate Rescue Animals

* Originally published by katzenworld This Autumn, members of the public are being urged to show their support for rescue dogs and cats everywhere by getting involved in Battersea’s Wear Blue for Rescue campaign. The world leading animal welfare charity has

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Breed differences in behaviour traits

Research by Salonen et al (2019) examined whether behavioural differences exist among cat breeds and whether behaviour is heritable. There will likely always be a debate whether behaviour is determined by nature or nurture, though in all likelihood it is a

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Do cats recognise their names?

* From our partners at International Cat Care As cat owners we naturally give our pet cats their own names. Sometimes fairly simple names ranging to quite unique and quirky choices! Most owners would agree that their cats seem to recognise

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Why do so many cats have white ‘socks’ on their paws?

A bit of a different Wednesday Why? today, not about behaviour but about cats having white ‘socks’. Professor Leslie Lyons, head of the University of Missouri’s Feline Genetics Laboratory, explains: Socks are rarely seen in wildcats, the elusive and undomesticated cousin

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Covid-19 & Cats: an update from International Cat Care

* From our partners at International Cat Care International Cat Care was very concerned to read the BBC news report published 8/4/2020 presenting advice to keep cats indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was alarmist and has since been

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Can pets spread coronavirus?

With the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there has been some speculation as to whether dogs or cats can become infected. However, the latest information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is that there is absolutely no evidence that

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Grimace scale helps determine whether cats are in pain

Sometimes it’s obvious your cat is in pain. Your cat may be howling, growling or hissing at you when you touch it in a painful spot. However, it is often less obvious they are in pain. After an injury or

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Feeling blue? A pet’s affection can help!

* From our friends at Katzenworld How pets can help beat winter blues Feeling down in the dumps? Next Monday is ‘Blue Monday’; believed to be the most depressing day of the year. The Christmas excitement is well and truly over,

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New Year Pet Resolutions

* From our friends at Katzenworld Is your pet on the portly side? With Christmas over, you might be thinking about setting a New Year’s resolution. It’s also a great time for your pet to join in too! Research from

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