The Tuft & Paw Gazette – Monday, January 30th, 2017

New Research Shows that Cats May Be Deeper Than We Know

A new study from Japan suggests that cats may be more intelligent and have better memories than we realize. Existing scientific opinion gives the edge to dogs, but the experiments from the University of Kyoto showed that cats were equally capable of remembering which of two bowls they recently ate from, and recognizing a variety of human facial expressions. Saho Tagaki, one of the psychologists involved in the study, even speculated that cats might savour precious memories, the same way that humans do. Tagaki added that "episodic memory is viewed as being related to introspective function of the mind," and that "our study may imply a type of consciousness in cats.”

This study proves what most cat owners already know - cats are old and sensitive souls.

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Cats Caught Up in Macabre Berkeley Mystery

Roger and Val Morash were found dead in their Berkeley apartment on Monday evening, along with their two cats. There were no signs of forced entry or violence, and carbon monoxide and radiation poisoning tests came back negative. The cause of death of all four remains a mystery.
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Severe PMS Linked to a Parasite Carried by Cats

Scientists from Juarez University in Mexico have found that women with bad premenstrual symptoms – such as anger and depression – are more likely to have a parasite carried by cats in their bloodstream. One hundred and fifty women with especially bad symptoms were tested, and ten were found to contain the parasite. These ten were nine times more likely to report feeling ‘overwhelmed’ or ‘out of control’ in the run up to their period than parasite-free women.
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Trump Stress Wearing Especially Heavy on Felines

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States this past Friday. After a bitter and hard-fought election, the event inspired widespread protest marches and even depression and anxiety in Left-leaning people everywhere. Now, it's well-known that cats are especially receptive to stress. It's no surprise then that several cat owners have reported anxious and worn-out cats this week.
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