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Stop Feeding Your Pets Raw Meat

An emerging trend among pet owners is the practise of feeding dogs and cats raw meat. This idea is that we should put our domestic cats and dogs on diets that more closely approximate what they might eat in nature. New research from Europe shows the surprising degree to which germs and parasites can be found in commercial raw-meat products—posing potential health risks to both pets and their owners. Read More >>

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Welsh Cat Lovers Warned Against Petting Escaped Lynx

There's an escaped thing in Wales, and it's either tearing through the countryside looking for blood or cowering in a corner behind someone's shed, depending on which side of the lynx debate you sit on. Read More >>

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Parliament Spent £130,000 on Pest Control Last Year

It's no secret that the Houses of Parliament cost a lot of money to maintain, particularly when they're in desperate need of renovation. But it turns out there's another big bill MPs need to deal with: the £130,000 needed to deal with all the pests. Read More >>

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This Treat Camera Gave My Cat Trust Issues

My cat, Artemis, is a bustling career woman. She has many jobs that she juggles between stealing my hair ties and spilling her kibble; in addition to serving as the Mayor of Fluffingsville, she runs a network of freelancers as Editor-in-Chief of Catmodo. Since both of us are busy most of the day at our respective places of work, we forget to check in on each other. Thankfully, Petcube’s newest gadget, Petcube Bites, lets humans check in on their furry companions when they’re apart. It also lets us fling treats at them on command which is both heartwarming and mildly horrifying. Read More >>

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Lynx Trust and Sheep Association Prepare for War Over Wildcat Reintroduction

The Lynx UK Trust, a group of people with an extreme and possibly even unhealthy preoccupation with all things to do with the wildcat, has revealed a plan to ask for permission to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx to a part of the UK, seeing as all our original stock was killed and eaten about 1,000 years ago. Read More >>

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How Cats Conquered Humans Thousands of Years Ago

Cats play an essential role in our everyday lives. They have many jobs around the house, such as monitoring humans in the bathroom, knocking stuff off tables to make sure gravity still exists, and most importantly, being our snuggle buddies. While cats might seem perfectly content with being couch potatoes, the reality is they’ve been pulling the long con on humanity for thousands of years. New research that tracks the palaeogenetics of cats across ancient Europe, Asia, and Africa proves what the internet has long suggested—cats have already taken over the world, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Read More >>

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Adorable Kitten Mysteriously Appears Inside Tesla Bumper

Imagine you’re this guy. You wake up on a Saturday morning, and your Tesla is meowing. You do not have a cat. But there is definitely a cat inside of your car’s bumper. What do you do? Make a YouTube video, obviously. Read More >>

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Funny Cat Happenings First Recorded by Romans

Cats haven't just started doing interesting stuff since you bought one for something to tweet about, you know. They've been doing it since at least Roman times, with an archaeological dig discovering one of the world's first ever pieces of amusing and potentially viral social content generated by a cat doing something quirky. Read More >>

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One Of Amazon Alexa’s Top 5 Skills Isn’t For Humans

When Amazon's Alexa voice assistant first came out, we were all sold on the description of 'Skills' (like apps) as an exciting, open way to make Alexa work with just about anything. We could summon an Uber, we could get our favourite takeaway, we could play games – all by voice. Read More >>

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Spoilt Instagram Generation Fat Cats are Developing Diabetes

Vets are seeing a massive rise in cases of diabetes among cats in the UK, as a generation of the furry social media content generators falls victim to the same obesity crisis as their owners. Read More >>

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Turn Doodles Into Furry Cat Monsters With Machine Learning Algorithm

If you’re a miserable drawer, have no fear — a new website takes your doodles and, using a machine learning algorithm, turns them into cats. Or nightmares. Read More >>

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The Secret History of the First Cat in Space

On 18th October 18th 1963, the Centre national d’études in France was set to send a small cat named Félix into space. After lagging behind its Soviet and American competitors, France was eager to stake its claim in the space race — with cats, for some reason. But on launch day, the mischievous little beast went missing — and an accidental heroine stepped in to take his place. Her name was Félicette. Read More >>

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Freak Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts NYC to Quarantine All 500 Shelter Cats

It’s difficult to explain exactly how it happened, but 386 New York City shelter cats have contracted a rare avian flu that had never before been seen in cats, and had not been seen in any animals at all in over ten years. Read More >>

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London Has a Cat Video Festival on Tonight

The Catnip Festival takes place in London tonight, where a selection of DJs will be playing songs to people who like to wear fancy dress and have an interest in cat videos. Has anyone got a direct line for someone at ISIS? Read More >>

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Bored and Irrelevant, Julian Assange Plays Kitty Cat Dress-Up

After getting his internet privileges taken away by the Ecuadoran government in October, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is evidently bored. Currently in exile and facing rape charges in Europe, without internet, Assange has found a better way to pass the time: playing dress-up with his kitty cat. Read More >>