Ailuromancy is a form of divination that uses the movements of the cats to predict the future. It has an origin in the Greek word – ailouros. This method of divination is also known as Felidomancy and is dependent on observing the movements, and the way the cats jump, and where they land. Ailuromancy interprets … Continue reading Divination Tools: Ailuromany
There are many stories of animals as healers. Research shows that simply petting a cat or dog can lower your blood pressure. Therapy animals who visit nursing homes and hospices bring peace and joy to patients who may not have smiled in months. There are stories of horses who help people heal emotional and psychological … Continue reading The Healing Powers of Cats
For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick? The transmission of diseases from humans to animals is a growing area of concern. Swine and bird flu are two … Continue reading Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?
Cat scratch fever occurs when a person is bitten, scratched, or licked by a cat infected with the bacteria Bartonella henselae. The infection doesn't usually cause severe complications. However, it's possible that it can in people with weak immune systems. Knowing the causes and symptoms can ensure a person receives swift treatment. Cats can transmit … Continue reading Cat Scratch Fever: Everything You and Your Cat Need to Know
If you made a New Year's resolution to stop smoking and are already struggling to stick to it, a new study may offer a further incentive: quitting the habit can benefit your pet's health as well as your own. Pets in smoking households are at greater risk for weight gain, cell damage, and some cancers, … Continue reading Smoking Is Damaging Your Pet’s Health, Researchers Warn
Do you allow your pet to snuggle up with you in bed? If not, you might want to reconsider; new research finds that, for most people, the presence of a pet in the bedroom could benefit sleep. Letting your four-legged companion sleep on the bed could help you sleep, according to new research. Lead author … Continue reading Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Could Help You Sleep
Pet cats can suffer from stress triggered by a variety of events and situations, including conflicts with other cats and changes to routine. While cats can adapt, sometimes the stress can be too much, with negative effects on their health. When stressed, cats may stop exploring and hide away for long periods of time. Image … Continue reading Stress In Domestic Cats: New Review Discusses Causes And Management