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Cats deserve more attention
  1. Adele Waters

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This year marks the 60th birthday of International Cat Care (ICC) so we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s journal to cats and their care.

In a research comment Andy Sparkes, veterinary director of ICC, assesses the status of feline research and veterinary care.

We still have some way to go to fully embrace the rising importance of cats

Despite the growing popularity of cats as pets, he finds the volume of cat research still lags behind that of dogs. And despite an explosion of interest in feline diseases and welfare in the 1960s, we only really began to take cat quality of life seriously about 15 years ago. Today, cats are seen less frequently than dogs in veterinary clinics and we still have some way to go to fully embrace the …

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