How many times have you received a shipment, left the box on the floor only to find later that your cat has managed to squeeze himself into a tiny box? It happens all of the time here!
Dr. Claudia Vinke, a Netherlands-based ethologist, who led a study on how stress affects cats at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands has found four main reasons as to why your cat will choose to sit in a box rather than on the floor: they feel safe in a confined area, boxes encourages their play so they can stalk and pounce, boxes keep your cat warm and they also help avoid conflict with other animals. Check out Maru below as he tries to fit in a small box.
When in doubt, be sure to get a box your cat can enjoy.
Goodnewsforpets.com (GNFP) today announced the launch of the first of its 15th anniversary contests at Global Pet Expo under the Contests section of the goodnewsforpets website. The first contest consists of three prizes each for nine winners, a giveaway of a versatile sterling silver Heart-Paw charm, designed by Elena Kriegner exclusively for GNFP, a copy of ACVB’s Decoding Your Dog book, and a donation. To register for this contest, visit the Contest page on goodnewsforpets.
All of the GNFP anniversary contests will include donations to the local shelter or rescue group of choice for winners, reflecting the goodnewsforpets dedication for giving back to organizations that support pets in their community.
Launched in 2000, www.goodnewsforpets.com (GNFP) is a leading nationally recognized platform, curating news of interest for pet parents, and the pet industry and veterinary profession.
According to a report by the World Wildlife Fund, the Amur leopard, which is indigenous to southeastern Russia and parts of northeastern China, has doubled in population since 2007. The number of leopards has doubled from 30 to 57. It is great that populations are being monitored for these endangered species.
The Exotic Breed Takes Over Top Spot from Persian Breed for the First Time
The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Cats!
Pictured: CFA’s Best Exotic for 2014, GC, BW, NW Dandys Hey Jude of Ivy Cat, a cream spotted tabby male, bred by Natalie Blakeley and P & R Degolyer and owned by Natalie Blakeley and Pam Degolyer.
Busy cat owners who like the look of a Persian, but don’t have time for daily grooming sessions, have made the Exotic the most popular cat breed according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) 2014 registration statistics. The Exotic is bred to meet the Persian standard in every way with one very special exception: the coat. The thick, plush, short coat gives the Exotic a soft, rounded, teddy bear look. Based on registration statistics, the Exotic took over the top spot from the Persian breed.
Take a look at the ranking of all of CFA’s breeds here.
Well, here’s an interesting tidbit to note. Tokyo-based publisher Kadokawa Magazine will publish a photo book dedicated entirely to 100 photographs of flying cats diving, jumping and leaping from wall to wall, roof to roof and even between two floating boats.
(C) Kenta Igarashi
The book, titled Tobi-Neko,which can be roughly translated as “flying cats,” features images by photographer Kenta Igarashi. Mr. Igarashi’s artwork has become popular after his images were featured on TV programs in Japan in 2014. The book will sell for $11.
Owners of Pedigreed cats, Penn Veterinary Medicine would like your input on your cat’s temperament. The CaTs temperament survey is only for registered, pedigreed cats. You must have your cat’s pedigree available for color and pattern identification. Go to Penn State’s site to take the survey.