egret: a cat dozing with a pink hat (princessfredrika)
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 The New York Times recently posted an article on hyperthyroid cats

It says that hyperthyroidism in cats only became a thing after the 1970s and might be related to some chemical common in our homes that is disrupting their endocrine systems. 

It further raises the question of whether the cats are "canaries in a coal mine" and eventually these same chemicals will disrupt human endocrine systems. 

There is a profile of a New York City veterinarian who specializes in treating hyperthyroidism in cats. 

I am posting this link to see if this community is still active; it seems very quiet but it's hard to believe there is not strong interest in cats on Dreamwidth. I was thinking of starting another cats community but did not want to reinvent the wheel nor divert people from an existing community. What does everyone think?

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Date: 2017-05-18 03:13 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
I'm still around! Though not doing much catblogging these days. :) Thanks for the article; interesting stuff.

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Date: 2017-05-18 03:54 am (UTC)
musyc: A kitten sitting on an open book (Books: Kitten)
From: [personal profile] musyc
You beat me by a day! I was going to try and contact the comm owner to see about taking over, but since she hasn't updated in ... seven years, I don't think she's around anymore. :/ I'd love an active cat comm - especially a place to post pictures or just talk about the cute things my herd did on a day.

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Date: 2017-05-18 05:30 pm (UTC)
musyc: Silver flute resting diagonally across sheet music (Default)
From: [personal profile] musyc
There's actually a question for this in the FAQ! :) http://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=219
So if we would prefer to keep the comm as-is, we should try to get in contact with her first, and if she doesn't answer (give it a few days, I'd say?), opening a support request would be the next step.

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Date: 2017-05-18 05:48 am (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
Let's just make this one active again.

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Date: 2017-05-18 06:25 am (UTC)
lyorn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyorn
I forgot that this community existed, because I rarely have to say anything that I feel to be of interest. Just cat-blogging, really.

OTOH, I'd love to read cat blogging!

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Date: 2017-05-18 03:34 pm (UTC)
heartonsnow: (cat-g)
From: [personal profile] heartonsnow
I worry about chemicals in general but never thought of how they may affect our furry friends!

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Date: 2017-05-20 12:36 am (UTC)
heartonsnow: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heartonsnow
Yeah, I think everyone gets scared about this type of thing x

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Date: 2017-06-10 08:55 pm (UTC)
stormsong: Tea and flowers laid across a book in summer light. (Default)
From: [personal profile] stormsong
Just saw a link to this on one of my friend's posts. I am interested in a cat comm! :)

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