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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

In a world where few things remain safe or sacred, people tend to cling to their limited sources of comfort. Chief among these for many is often a beloved pet, whose loving smooches (or, in the case of this Clogger’s cat, haughty indulgences in your enraptured cooing) provide sound reassurance that something in this life appreciates the fact that you exist.

Which of course makes it awkward if that something brings about your untimely death.

UC Davis veterinary professor Bruno Chomel’s recent study warns dog- and cat-owners to read more »