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MOSCOW - A Russian bank is offering customers the ultimate fluffy extra with their mortgage -- the free loan of a cat to bring good luck to their new home. Credit: Getty Creative Sberbank, Russia's largest lender, is aiming to beat its competitors by a whisker by offering 30 mortgage holders the choice of ten different cats, ranging from hairless Sphynx cat Kuzya to Siamese Iriska as well as several moggies of indeterminate origin. According to Russian tradition, a cat can bring the owners luck if it is the first to walk through the front door of a new house or flat. The bank's "specially trained" cats will attend the housewarming party for a maximum of two hours, the bank says. The...

Your veterinarian prescribes L-Lysine to treat the periodic runny eyes and runny nose in your cat, but you don't think it really is helping all that much. You are probably right. Although inconsistent studies in cats have raised doubts about this medication, it continues to be a mainstay for the treatment of herpes virus in cats. A recent study published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research raises further doubt about the role of L-Lysine in the treatment of feline herpes virus. Credit: Thinkstock What is Herpes Virus in Cats? Feline Herpesvirus 1, or FHV-1, is the most common upper respiratory virus in cats worldwide. It causes a condition called Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, or...

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