Reading Time: 4 minutes Imagine meat cat food that doesn’t involve any slaughtered animals. Clean meat for cats, or cell-cultured meat, is here now! Because Animals introduced its Harmless Hunt mouse cat treats at SuperZoo, one of the world’s largest pet trade shows, last month. The treats began with the stem cells from three mice who scurried off to do whatever mice who live in a posh mouse house do after they’d made their quick and painless donation to other animals and the planet.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking for cat food at Target? You’ll find something new that your cats might want to try. The giant retailer introduced its new private-label premium wet and dry cat food earlier this month. The food’s on the shelves at your local store now and is also available online. It’s all-natural, is made in the US of “clean” ingredients, and some of the dry food comes in recyclable packaging. Keep reading to learn more about Target’s Kindfull and other new brands of cat food.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Allergic to cats? Those cat allergies are nothing to sneeze about, for people or for cats. Allergic humans, especially children, are among the top reasons cats lose their homes. If they go to open-access shelters, chances are they won’t come out alive. So the arrival of Purina Pro Plan’s LiveClear cat food on the market could not only nourish, it could save lives. The food drastically reduces the number of allergens a cat spreads around the house. Keep reading to learn more about this breakthrough in feline nutrition.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you having some misgivings about that Seresto flea collar your cat is wearing? Despite thousands of incident reports to the Environmental protection Agency, both the EPA and toxicologists at the Pet Poison Helpline say not to worry. A recent review of the scientific literature on Seresto collars and their own animal poison control case data show the collars are safe, the toxicologists say. Maybe they are. But there are other safer natural ways to get rid of fleas, and your cats won’t have to breathe insecticide from the collars around their necks.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Can cats be vegan? A new study by researchers at the University of Guelph says they can. But it’s not time to ditch your cats’ meat-based diet just yet. “The study sets the foundation for further research on this growing feeding trend,” one of the researchers said.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The next time your cat has x-rays, don’t be surprised if a computer with artificial intelligence reads them. X-rays for cats are going even higher-tech, largely because there’s a shortage of human veterinary radiologists. While AI gets mixed reviews from vets, a growing number of practices are using it. Your vet might be next!
Reading Time: 5 minutes Can you stop a cat from hunting? Yes, you can! At least that’s what a team of scientists at the University of Exeter say in a study published this month in Current Biology. And you don’t need any collars, bells or bibs. It all comes down to what’s in that can of food your cat eats and what’s in his toy basket.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You know those spot-on flea meds humans have come to rely on for their cats? Turns out they may help cats but harm the planet. Researchers in England found high concentrations of fipronil and imidacloprid in English rivers, suggesting that spot-on flea treatments cause water pollution. But there are other, safer natural ways to get fleas to flee. Keep reading to find out what they are.