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    Russian owner of the world’s fattest cat denies she’s cruel

    Owner of the world’s ‘fattest cat’ hits back at critics who claim she’s deliberately overfed her pet to make the feline stand out on Instagram Russian cat owner hit out over instagram at online critics who said it was cruelty They revealed the cat’s worrying weight is from health problems post pregnancy The cat is on a 29 gram diet of Royal Canin diet cat food to manage her weight By Jessica Summers For Mailonline Published: 11:55 EST, 27 January 2022 | Updated: 11:58 EST, 27 January 2022 A cat owner has hit back at online trolls  

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    Cat brains have shrunk since they were domesticated by humans, new study confirms

    Cat brains have shrunk significantly since humans began looking after them as pets 10,000 years ago, according to a new study that sheds more light on the effects of domestication on mammals. While reduced brain size, compared with wild individuals, is believed to be a key characteristic of domesticated mammal species, researchers, including Raffaela Lesch from the University of Vienna, said such brain size comparisons are often based on old, inaccessible literature. In some cases, they say studies that drew comparisons between domestic animals and wild species may no longer represent the true progenitor species of the domestic species being  

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    Study Confirms Suspicions That Cat Brains Are Smaller Than They Used to Be

    As cats have become domesticated over the last 10,000 years or so, their brains have shrunk significantly in size, a new study confirms – a finding that could lead to important new insights into how animals adapt when they start being regularly kept by human beings.   Researchers compared the size of craniums (an indicator of brain size) between domestic cats (Felis catus) and wild cats from Europe and Africa, now genetically confirmed to be the ancestral species that domestic cats have slowly been evolving from. The team also looked at hybrids of wild and domestic cats, finding that  

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    This Heated Cat House Is 30% Off on Amazon Right Now

    Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. A cat’s fur coat can only do so much during freezing temperatures, which is why providing shelter for your outdoor kitties is of the utmost importance. Instead of putting out a cardboard box or plastic container and a few blankets, upgrade their setup to something more reliable. Amazon has an abundance of cat houses, but they can cost $100 or more. If you’re searching for a budget-friendly option that also provides heat,  

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    Mayfield woman’s dogs, cat survived KY tornado and made it home

    Marissa Ortega fastened a cellphone charger into a makeshift leash for her dog, Ellie, before she walked into the emergency room.  She’d already lost two animals in the tornado. The 23-year-old wasn’t going to let go of the only pet that came out of the rubble with her. Ortega, her roommate, her two dogs and cat were at their home in downtown Mayfield when tornadoes ravaged Western Kentucky on Dec. 10 and 11. The two women hid under a mattress in the hallway as the gusts pulled Ortega four feet up from the ground. If her roommate, Kaylee Perry,  

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    What is Fremont cat trying to tell her owner by yowling?

    DEAR JOAN: I have a healthy 17-year-old cat named Minnie. She was raised with a dachshund, who was 16 years old when he died last October. Chevy was blind the last 5 years, and the two of them had a love/hate relationship. Soon after Chevy died, Minnie started peeing and pooping all over the house, which I read is quite common for a pet to do when losing another pet. She has gotten better about that, but what has continued is the crying and howling during the night. This has been going on for almost 3 months. She does not  

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    ‘Everyone came out alive.’ Mayfield woman finds lost dog, cat after tornado destroys home

    Marissa Ortega fastened a cellfphone charger into a makeshift leash for her dog, Ellie, before she walked into the emergency room. She’d already lost two animals in the tornado. The 23-year-old wasn’t going to let go of the only pet that came out of the rubble with her. Ortega, her roommate, her two dogs and cat were at their home in downtown Mayfield when tornadoes ravaged Western Kentucky on Dec. 10 and 11. The two women hid under a mattress in the hallway as the gusts pulled Ortega four feet up from the ground. If her roommate, Kaylee Perry,  

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    ‘Special Needs’ Cat Forgetting Where Family Is Melts Hearts Online

    A British cat with both hearing and memory issues, described by its owner as “special needs,” is melting hearts online after featuring in a video with over 17 million views. Qatsby the cat has gained over 3 million likes with the clip of her forgetting where her family is, despite still being in the kitchen of the home. “Qatsby is deaf with memory issues and often forgets where we are,” read the on-screen text of the TikTok video, uploaded on November 8. The cat was heard from another part of the house, loudly meowing until her owner appeared in eyesight.  

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