Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs’ world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. It’s time for cats to get their day, argues veterinary medicine expert Leslie Lyons in a Forum published on July 28, 2021, in the journal Trends in Genetics. Cats, […]

Catmint emits the odor nepetalactone which triggers a kind of ecstasy in sexually mature cats: They get high on sniffing at catmint plants, roll on the floor and exhibit an unusually playful behavior. Credit: Phil Robinson, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Researchers discover the evolutionary origins of the cat attractant […]

Domestic cats can have big effects on local wildlife, according to a citizen-science project that tracked house cats and counted their prey. Credit: Roland Kays Keeping Cats Indoors Could Mitigate Adverse Effects to Wildlife Birds alighting on driveways and baby bunnies munching on lawn grass should keep something in mind: […]