What is feline leukemia virus (FeLV)? Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus, so named because of the way it behaves within infected cells. All retroviruses, including feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), produce an enzyme, reverse transcriptase, which permits them to insert copies of their own genetic material into that of the…Details
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There is no hard and fast rule about when a cat is considered “old”. Definite age-related changes occur in the cat’s body from about 7 years. Most vets and behaviorists consider cats to be geriatric at the age of 10-12 when the cumulative effect of such changes start to affect the cat’s body and lifestyle.…Details
One of the toughest things about loving and rescuing cats is coping with the specter of Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). It would often turn out that some of the sweetest cats were the ones whose lives were drastically shortened by one or both of these dreaded retroviruses. Like HIV/AIDS in humans, FeLV…Details
These are the beautiful cats that have been selected to be featured in LoveCATS 2015 Photo Book “Paws 4 Paws” First Edition is now available to buy online at:http://www.blurb.com/b/6200072-paws-4-paws First Edition On the COVER Maggie – 7 months old Yolanda van Rensburg Durban, South Africa Zafiro, 1 year old TanPheng Chua Malacca, Malaysia Bread, 2…Details
Neglect can include intentional or unintentional harm to pets. This may include abandonment, failure to provided food, water or shelter, excessive ground staking, denying the pet social interaction, untreated medical conditions, failure to groom, etc. Neglect such as abandonment can lead to death. Other types of neglect have a direct correlation to poverty and disease.…Details
Radamenes survived a respiratory infection. He was so sick, the people who brought him thought he would have to be put down but when the vets heard him purr, they decided to save him. When he miraculously got better, they were surprised to see him start hugging and cleaning other animals. Radamenes has come through hell and high water…Details
A team of researchers led by psychologist Sam Gosling at the University of Texas at Austin wanted to find out. They posted a questionnaire online as part of a larger study about personality called the Gosling-Potter Internet Personality Project.
Because dogs and cats are the two most common companion animals, and because both species walk on all fours and are covered with fur (most of them, anyway), there’s a tendency among humans to think they are more similar than they really are. Ten Differences Between Cats and Dogs Dogs can be trained quickly, some…Details
You may think you live in an environment free from cat dangers, but every home is a potential minefield of hazards for your cat. Here are some common household dangers to watch out for… Rat bait Most people know that rat bait can also poison cats, but many don’t realise eating a poisoned rat can be…Details