Carpet chemical damages sperm’s DNA so what does it do to our cats?
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DEHP damages sperm?!

I’m back on my high horse about carpet chemicals. I believe that they are very important and overlooked. However, fortunately, a recent research study published in Scientific Reports has found that environmental chemicals in our homes, one of which is … please continue reading

Green spaces linked to better human health. Does this inform us about domestic cat ownership?
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kitten looking intently at camera while lying low in the grass

I’ve always thought that humans have gradually, through their best efforts, distanced themselves from nature. It’s a natural evolution through greater population numbers, commercialism, housebuilding, larger cities, more concrete and less access to nature. It has been found in a … please continue reading

Stoves, heaters, fireplaces, chimneys, candles, cigarettes, kerosene heaters can harm your cat
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Cat by fireplace

The things mentioned in the title are potential sources of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and a study in Taiwan found that high concentrations of these particles ‘was significantly associated with respiratory disease in cats, suggesting potentially harmful effects of … please continue reading

Connection between dry food and an increased risk of feline diabetes
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Does dry cat food cause feline diabetes?

People ask Dr Google: ‘does dry cat food cause diabetes?’. For me the answer can be found from two sources (1) a study published on 1st December 2016 ‘Environmental Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus in Cats‘ and (2) a book … please continue reading

Most Commonly Reported Cat Behaviour Problems
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UK: the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) represents a group of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors (I hasten to add that I’m not that keen on the concept of cat behaviourists or cat behaviour counsellors). In the UK … please continue reading