Fearless Rafael Nadal is the GOAT in tennis but frightened of cats and dogs

Rafael Nadal with Boris Becker and his dog Sumo. Rafa looks concerned

The world has just watched Rafael Nadal prove his great tenacity, fearlessness and competitiveness when competing at the highest level in his chosen sport, tennis. He’s just won his 21st major title after one of the greatest comebacks of all time and after he has suffered health problems with a painful foot. He doubted …

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Cushing’s disease in cats – it’s rare and more common in dogs

Cushing's disease in cats

Cushing’s disease in cats or hyperadrenocorticism is an endocrine disorder (endocrine system secretes hormones) in which the adrenal glands persistently produce an excess of cortisol, creating an imbalance of hormones in the body. Cushing’s disease appears to be sex-linked in that 75% of cases occur in female cats. The disease can affect cats as …

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Companion animal euthanasia is on the agenda due to advances in veterinary treatments

Last moments of a cat before euthanasia

NEWS AND COMMENT: In the UK, some veterinarians are questioning the judgement of cat and dog owners when it comes to a decision about when to euthanise their companion animal. It is one of the most difficult decisions to make. The timing of it is the difficult part. There are competing interests. And pet …

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Hybrid cats – domestic x domestic, wild x wild and domestic x wild


Hybrid cats can be divided into three categories, entirely domestic cat hybrids (domestic cat x domestic cat), wild cat hybrids (wild cat x wild cat) and wild cat/domestic cat hybrids (wild cat x domestic cat): Definition of “Hybrid” Species versus Breed Hybrid Vigor Entirely Domestic Cat Hybrids Entirely Wild Cat Hybrids Wild Cat/Domestic Cat …

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What sort of human personality does a domestic cat prefer?

My cat snuggling up to me on my dressing gown

I want to try and get into the head of domestic cats and ask what sort of human personality type they prefer in a caregiver. There’s been quite a lot of discussion about the personality of a typical ‘cat person’. They are said to be “graceful, subtle, independent, intelligent, thoughtful and mysterious” in one …

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