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A New Study Reports High-Pitched Noises Can Cause Seizures in Cats

A New Study Reports High-Pitched Noises Can Cause Seizures in Cats

Originally posted 04/29/2015 06:00PM

Your home could be a danger zone for your feline.

According to a new study, noises commonly heard around the house can cause seizures in cats, Live Science reports.

High-pitched sounds like crinkling foil, a metal spoon hitting a ceramic bowl or the tapping of a glass can trigger a phenomenon that's been dubbed "Tom and Jerry Syndrome," named for the cat in the cartoon who responds to sounds with sharp body movements. Published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery on April 27, the study investigated the seizures of 96 cats, including what types of seizure they had, how long they lasted and what appeared to trigger them.

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ATTN: Calvin Harris Has Met Taylor Swift's Cats!

ATTN: Calvin Harris Has Met Taylor Swift's Cats!

Originally posted 04/29/2015 11:10AM

As cat lovers from every corner of the earth know, introducing your fur babies to new people is a serious step. The feelings a feline shows to their owner's fresh friend or suitor can carry a lot of weight.

It appears Taylor Swift has taken that plunge, setting a meet-up between her kitty kids, Meredith and Olivia, and Calvin Harris. This is a move that only adds more fuel to the continuing dating rumors about the hand-holding pair.

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Nanny Mama Cat Steps Up to Nurse Abandoned Puppies

Originally posted 04/28/2015 01:30PM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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Filed Under: Cats, Cute Pets, Dogs
Texas Vet Posts Shocking Facebook Photo of Cat She Shot as Her 'First Bow Kill'

UpdatePosted 04/24/2015 09:00PM

Texas Vet Posts Shocking Facebook Photo of Cat She Shot as Her 'First Bow Kill'

Originally posted 04/24/2015 12:00PM

A Texas woman was so proud of her "first bow kill" that she posted a photo of herself on Facebook with her prey – an orange and white cat dangling by his head from an arrow the smiling woman holds in her hands.

Even more shocking, the smiling woman in the photo is a veterinarian, and the cat she killed might have been her neighbors' pet – not a feral cat as she suggested. Dr. Kristen Lindsey's post has set off a storm of controversy, with many demanding that Lindsey be stripped of her vet's license and criminally charged for the cat's death.

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Sprinkles the 33-Lb. Cat Is Looking to Slim Down

Sprinkles the 33-Lb. Cat Is Looking to Slim Down

Originally posted 04/24/2015 04:25PM

Sprinkles may have had too many kitty cupcakes in her life.

The people taking care of this sweet 33-lb. cat aren't sure how she got so big, but they are looking to help her slim down, according to PressofAtlanticCity.com.

Sprinkles was discovered in a foreclosed home with ear mites, a flea infestation and an infection. She is now under the loving care of S.O.S. Sea Isle City Cats in New Jersey and is feeling better, but she still has some hurdles to overcome.

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UpdatePosted 04/23/2015 06:25PM

Wait – Whose Wedding Did Lea Michele Just Announce?!

Originally posted 04/23/2015 05:05PM

Lea Michele knows there's nothing more beautiful than true love.

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5 Lessons Taylor Swift Taught the Internet About Cat Videos | Taylor Swift

How to Make Your Own Viral Cat Video: Taylor Swift Edition

Originally posted 04/22/2015 06:30PM

Let's stop pretending the Internet was invented for any other purpose besides providing a safe, happy space for cat videos. You know it. We know it. And, further confirming its universal and irrefutable truth, Taylor Swift knows it.

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Pit Bull and Kitten Make Snuggling Work Despite Ridiculous Size Difference

Originally posted 04/22/2015 12:00PM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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Recovered Shelter Cat Spends His Time Helping Other Animals Heal

Recovered Shelter Cat Spends His Time Helping Other Animals Heal

Originally posted 04/17/2015 04:15PM

He may have the best bedside manner in the game. Meet Rademenes the healer cat of Poland's Bydgoszcz Animal Shelter.

The doting black feline first arrived at the shelter as a patient, according to the New York Post. Rademenes was dropped off with a serious respiratory infection. His chances of recovery looked bleak for a while, but the feline pulled through.

After helping to save Rademenes's life, veterinarian Lucyna Kuziel-Zawalich decided to keep the kitty and let him hang around the shelter. That's when Rademenes started doing something rather remarkable.

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From Simba to Cinnamon, Find Out the Top Cat Names Right Now

Originally posted 04/12/2015 10:15PM

Just like snowflakes, every cat in the world is unique. But when it comes to what we call our felines? Not so much.

Among the millions of pet cats in the world, there are plenty who share the same name. How do we know? Rover.com put its top researchers to work to discover which names are the most popular with kitty parents.

The results, organized into male and female names, draw influences from all over. Some of the winners are popular baby names, while The Lion King's Simba also remains a top choice.

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