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

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?

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

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

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

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