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.
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.
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.