Day: July 12, 2013

Weird Weather Patterns: The Forecast Is Bad for Cat Health

According to some sources, tick populations in the United States are exploding. In northwest Georgia, for example, dramatically increased rainfall has led to an increase in the population of Lone Star ticks and dog ticks, which carry a protozoan parasite called Cytauxzoon felis. The parasite, which causes a disease called cytauxzoonosis (in case you’re wondering, …

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Meet the Pet FBI: A Group That Uses the Internet to Reunite Lost Pets with Their Families

When a black cat turned up on a woman’s doorstep in Worthington, Ohio, she did everything she could to find the lost kitty’s family. She contacted area shelters and put up posters around the neighborhood, hoping to hear from someone who was looking for their pet. She also took her cat rescue effort online. Pet …

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