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For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

Paris - At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.

Why are cats antisocial? It's actually down to you

When a cat seems anti-social the reason is probably less to do with the feline friend than with the person it is reacting to. New animal psychology shows that cats are social with people who pay them attention and are aloof to those who ignore them.

Yes, your furry friend could help save your life

A study conducted by npower, in order to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning, has revealed how our relationships with our pets has a huge part to play in discovering a leak and how our lack of understanding might be threatening our health.

In war-torn Syria, 'cat man' starts rare animal clinic

Kafer Halab - At an unlikely cat shelter in rebel-held northern Syria, Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel gently holds a feline patient on her back as an ultrasound probe is rolled across her pregnant belly.

Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

Sydney - A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the feline predators.

Review: Fast-paced Second City show nails all today’s big social targets Special

Toronto - It’s strange that, with all the easy material they could get from Donald Trump or Doug Ford, Second City’s cast chooses mostly to stay away from political satire in its new Toronto revue. But that doesn’t mean that the show isn’t timely.

Feline pampered: Basra moggies set paw in Iraq's first cat hotel

Basra - Cats in Iraq's southern city of Basra are purring with delight as the country's first feline hotel opens for guests.In a part of the country where many struggle to make ends meet, a prime venue for cat naps may seem like a luxury.

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Sydney - Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed Wednesday, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species.

Cats adopted humans, according to new study

Leuven - New research looking at the genomes of cats has come up with something interesting: the domestic cats of today are genetically equivalent to ancient cats. Cats did not genetically adapt to become domesticated, they chose to.

Australia builds huge cat-proof fence to save native animals

Sydney - Australia has begun constructing a huge cat-free zone in the desert so it can reintroduce native animals that have been pushed to the brink of extinction by the feral predator.

Lactate helps vets to diagnose sick cats

With sick cats suffering with illnesses that lead to low blood pressure a study has found animals with a normal level of lactate are more likely to survive. This could lead to a new treatment option.

Woman claims she was thrown off United flight because of a cat

Another day, another airline story. A woman claims she was kicked off a United Airlines flight because she told an agent at the gate she had respiratory problems and needed to sit as far away as possible from a cat that was in the passenger cabin.

Keeping pets lowers allergy risk

Toronto - Does keeping cats and dogs help to protect children from developing allergies and does it also help to reduce obesity levels? These are the indicators from a new U.S. survey on families that keep pets. The reason comes down to the human microbiome.

Cats cause no harm for your mental well-being: Study

A new research project has cast doubt on earlier, more controversial studies that suggested there is an association between cat ownership and mental health issues. The new research has found no connection between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms.

Cats are as smart as dogs: Study

Dog owners and cat owners, along with those who own both, occasionally discuss and dispute whether dogs are smarter than cats, or vice versa. A new study suggests it's a dead heat: they are both as smart as each other.

Feral cats now found in all parts of Australia

Feral cats now cover over 99.8 percent of Australia's land areas. New research has examined the numbers of feral cats and considered the ecological impact and the relationship with human society.

How cats make best use of the laws of physics

Cats are better attuned to the physical world than humans, a new study implies. The research from Japan shows how cats understand the principle of cause and effect and put this into good use when hunting for prey.

Cats forced to eat each other after being locked in woman's home

Adelaide - A woman in Australia locked up 14 cats inside her home and they were forced to eat one another after they became hungry.

Composer creates music especially for cats

A musician called David Teie has created an album of music for feline listeners. The project was backed via Kickstarter. It is part of a wider project to bring "scientifically credible music" to as many members of the animal kingdom as possible.

Betty Buckley to perform at the Landmark on Main Street in NY

Port Washington - Iconic state actress Betty Buckley will be performing at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY, on September 30.

Meet Georgina Pazcoguin: The white cat, Victoria, in 'Cats' Special

New York - Acclaimed ballet dancer Georgina Pazcoguin chatted with Digital Journal about portraying Victoria, the white cat, in the popular Broadway revival of "Cats."

Review: Leona Lewis lackluster in revival of 'Cats' on Broadway Special

British pop star Leona Lewis stars as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of "Cats," which took place at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.

Bill would ban declawing of cats in New York state

Albany - If the legislation passes, New York would become the first state to prohibit cats and other animals from being declawed. Opinion, even among veterinarians, is divided.

Got rats? This Chicago neighborhood decides to get cats

Chicago - Crews in Chicago will soon tear down an old hospital, and once that wrecking ball starts swinging, that can only mean one thing: Rats. Lots and lots of rats. Scurrying away from the building they lived in.

The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats

Sanktpeterburg - For more than a century visitors have marvelled at the Hermitage Museum's precious collections, and for just as long dozens of cats have prowled the Saint Petersburg palace's sprawling cellars.

'Transfer’ a common proposal to all Israel’s problems? Even cats?

Tel Aviv - An Israeli minister causes outrage and draws ridicule by suggesting a "cat transfer" over sterilization as a solution to Israel’s ever growing street cat "problem."

Corduroy the cat is the oldest living in the world

Corduroy the cat is a very special cat, for Guinness World Records has named the moggie the oldest living, since the cat has surpassed its 26th birthday.

Australia plans to cull up to 2 million feral cats by 2020

The Australian government announced it plans to cull up to 2 million feral cats by 2020. It is a bid to preserve native species that face extinction because of the cats' predatory behavior, according to authorities.

Review: Cats galore at Chesham's cat themed pub Special

Chesham - The Black Cat is a small, homely pub located in the historic market town of Chesham. On a hot summer's afternoon, Digital Journal popped in to examine the varied features (and sample a pint of ale.)

Cats and mice, it's all down to chemicals

Moscow - Cats chase mice, mice hide from cats. This is the game played out throughout the places where cats and mice co-exist. New research suggests that mice can be chemically programmed to be controlled by cats.
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