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Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?

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 of the most recent and

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Cat Scratch Fever: Everything You and Your Cat Need to Know

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 several types of infections to

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Smoking Is Damaging Your Pet’s Health, Researchers Warn

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, according to researchers. Smoking is

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Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Could Help You Sleep

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 Dr. Lois Krahn, of Mayo

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Stress In Domestic Cats: New Review Discusses Causes And Management

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 credit: Marta Amat, Autonomous University

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