One of the three largest record labels in the world, Universal Music, is releasing an album for cats. The album is not of cats. Nor does the album feature cats. The album is for cats. Is this a sign of the apocalypse for the music industry or simply clever marketing?
What type of animal typically comes to mind when you think about service pets? For many of us, dogs come to mind when we think of animals that aid people with therapy or other services. Well, Tom is a cat with very special gifts he shares in providing care and compassion to our ailing veterans.
Forbes Magazine online recently published a story featured by Pet Sitters International News titled “Why Are So Many Millennials Opting For Pets, Not Parenthood?”
The fact that many domesticated cats are kept strictly indoors, does not change the reality they are natural predators and foragers which can lead to a host of health issues both physically and psychologically. Indoor housing has been linked to a variety of health problems including urinary tract issues, obesity and diabetes as well as behavioral issues including house soiling, seeking attention and aggression.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) categorizes and tallies the totals of more than 150 registered purebred breeds ranging in size from the 34-inch tall Great Dane to the 6-pound Affenpinscher. Americans purchase nearly 1 million purebred dogs each year. Americans’ taste in dogs has changed dramatically over time.
AliveCor is a company that produces an electrocardiograph (ECG) smartphone app and device for dogs and cats called the AliveCor Veterinary Heart Monitor.
Happy cats are cats that are not bored and have access to scratching posts, catwalks and an enclosed outdoor area. Cats with such amenities tend to be less aggressive and less destructive. Spaces that provide this type of environment for cats are known as catios.
Scientists recently discovered the first known case of identical dog twins named Cullen and Romulus.