The Selkirk Rex has a curly coat and an unusual appearance. The cat makes a friendly pet that likes to play but has a calm personality. Pompous Albert is a famous example.
What are the signs of cat dehydration and how do you treat it? Learn how to recognize the signs and causes of dehydration in cats, as well as some tips from a vet on how to administer fluids at home.
Witchy name ideas for cats from historical witches, warlocks, and their familiars, as well as fictional witches, sorcerers, and wizards.
Allergies don't necessarily bar you from being around cats or even having a cat of your own. The hypoallergenic breeds on this list produce very little of the allergen-causing protein FEL D1 so you can enjoy cuddles and sweet meows without congestion.
So what if your cat uses its tongue as a washcloth? A little kiss won't kill you! Besides, you're already doing some pretty gross things in your everyday life. Use this list to justify your smooching.
Did your cat run away? Maybe your cat disappears for a few days at a time but returns home shortly after? You may be wondering what causes this behavior. It can be quite distressing for the pet owner. Sometimes we are left with unanswered questions.
The Bengal cat is very playful and active. This breed is for people who enjoy playing with cats and like to give them the attention they deserve.
Cats love to climb and exercise their claws. This article shows a simple design for a cat tree, along with instructions on how to make it.
If you've never had a cat before, here are the things you need to think about and the things you need to get.
How can you stop a cat from attacking a dog? Yes, you read it right, some cats do attack dogs. Learn why cats may do this and some strategies to stop the attacks and break up fights.
Need a name for a tortoiseshell cat? Here is the list for you. With over 130 names to choose from, you're sure to find one that is just right for your furry friend. You'll find names based on fur color and personality, and even some sweet names are included.
Are all calico cats female? Why are they called "Money Cats"? Are they mean? In this article, these and so many other questions are answered!
Ragdolls are large, gentle, and affectionate cats. They can be trained to come when called, retrieve balls, sit, and walk on a leash. My ragdolls get on well with my dogs.
Comfortis has been approved for use in cats for a 30-day period. The pills are large and can also be used with a topical. Here's how to easily get your cat to take Comfortis and other pills.
A special bond exists between cats and their “owners.” Check out these tips and “tails” on how to care for your feline friends.
Feline distemper, or panleukopenia, is a very serious and contagious disease that may kill cats. Fortunately, a vaccine can protect cats from the distemper virus.
Is your cat scratching your furniture? Here are some solutions that will make your kitty happy and save your furniture from damage.
Up until two years ago, I had never heard of a Siberian Cat and would not have been able to pick one out of the crowd. In that amount of time, however, a lot has changed, and they are now an everyday fixture in my life.
If you have a cat who is spraying due to stress, will the pheromone collar help him to calm down? Read my real life review.
Here are some insights into one of the oldest cat breeds. The Persian cat is a great, friendly indoor cat. This breed requires regular grooming and care, but it's a genuine, lovely friend to have.
Cats can sometimes stop eating because of stress or health issues. If your cat stops eating, it is important to find the cause and get them to start eating again. Here are tips for getting them to eat.
Cats make loving, playful, and fascinating pets. Here is a list of more than 400 cat names for male and female cats. One of these ideas might be perfect for your adorable feline friend.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), affects three of every hundred cats. Kittens are the most susceptible to the disease. Although it cannot be cured, there are treatments that can help your pet live longer.
Does your cat have reoccurring hairballs? Do you find a new one every week in a strange place in your home? Find out what causes them, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them.
With the dog dubbed “man’s best friend”, just where does that leave the cat? We must admit some felines that come to mind, such as Sassy, the smug, whiney Himalayan from Homeward Bound or “Grumpy Cat”, a famous multi-breed feline who became an internet sensation for her permanently angry expression, do not exactly seem the altruistic type.
This article will cover some of the best ways to keep outdoor cats—whether domesticated or feral—warm in winter. It will also provide detailed information on how to build your own feeding stations and cat shelters.
If your cat regurgitates partially digested food every now and then, you need not worry, but if your cat is throwing up persistently and you notice blood, bile or foreign objects, take them to the vet. Find out why your cat is vomiting, how to get them evaluated, and how to care for them at home.
What can you do when your beloved kitty starts to act out and be naughty? Here are some excellent tips and tricks to help you train your cat and discipline them the right way.
Why are cats acting out and becoming suddenly aggressive? Learn potential causes for your cat's sudden aggressive behaviors.
What is the best cat litter for your feline companion? Five brands are compared with their advantages and disadvantages listed to help you decide.
Trying to control or get rid of fleas on your cat can be tricky. Here are some economical tips for treating your cat and your home. You don't have to break the bank to find effective treatments.
Earning a stray cat's trust takes time and patience. Offering food and water is the first step to get the cat to trust you. There are also ways to capture a cat quickly if it is in danger.
Cats are amazing! Read about some remarkable cats—those who found their owners again despite all odds, who adopted unlikely babies, and who are just plain silly.
Finding the right cat food for your feline friend can be quite the task, especially if you have a cat with a picky palate. This list is based off of personal experience and feedback from friends.
Cats can develop depression, just like humans. It is important for cat owners to recognize these 10 signs and symptoms of depression in their cats so that they can get the veterinary care they need.
What do you do when your cat goes missing? Read on for some helpful tips for finding your lost cat and a personal story with a happy ending.
Felines are independent, self-assured, and are not known for listening to their owners. Some of history's most vile dictators hated them. Other cat haters included surprising historical figures. Karma will settle cats' score.
Explore what causes epilepsy in cats and some of the treatments that can be used. The author has been through it with a cat of her own. Helpful tips on forestalling an imminent seizure are included.
Are your cats not getting along? Find out the many reasons why new or existing cats are fighting and try some of these techniques to bring peace back to your home.
Cats amaze us with their affection, fierce independence, hunting abilities, and playfulness, but owning a cat has downsides, too. This article examines the advantages and disadvantages of owning a cat.
Is it possible for a feral cat to become a beloved family pet? Yes, but only with a lot of time, patience, and maybe a few surprises along the way. Read one cat's story to learn how to socialize a cat in your area!
Caring for “senior” cats can sometimes be a challenge, but your furry family member is depending on you. Love your kitty!
Cats are notoriously hard to read, but their body language can be an excellent indicator of what they're thinking to the informed pet owner.
Do you spoil your cat? Are you simply looking to give them something special for the holidays? Here is a list of the top-rated toys for cats.
No one seems to see the descent into hoarding. However, let us just pretend for a moment that such things exist on a continuum and all of us involved in fostering animals in our homes could somehow become hoarders. What are the warning signs? How can we prevent that outcome?
You can teach your cat to talk. If you are looking for information on how to teach your cat to do something truly awesome, this article is for you. Find out more about your cat's verbal communication and how they talk.
This article explores the top ten smartest cat breeds in the world. It examines each cat's characteristics, traits, and behavioral patterns that make them unique in the feline world.
No one likes to cage their cats, but sometimes this is necessary for their benefit or safety. Caging can be a useful and humane tool for better cat ownership.
The right cat food can make a big difference in your cat’s health and quality of life. Learn the five most important things to consider when choosing the best cat food for your cat.
Traveling with a cat can be a good experience for both the cat and his owner if a few commonsense guidelines are followed. We learned to make some special travel preparations for our cats and they have adapted well to travel by car and by RV. Here are some tips that should help you and your cat have a safe and enjoyable trip.
A cat water fountain offers multiple benefits to both you and your cat. As an experienced pet sitter who also happens to live with three cats, I know what to look for in a cat water fountain.
We got our first Savannah kitten in March 2017. At the age of 14 weeks, Luna was diagnosed with feline infectious peritonitis, a fatal and incurable disease. After some fast research, phone calls, and pure luck, we flew her to the University of California, Davis, for a brand new FIP drug trial.
Is your cat not using the litter box? Learn the most common possible causes for this frustrating problem and some simple solutions you can try that might help solve it.
Here are forty fabulous names for cats from fashion, film, fiction and stage that celebrate cats’ beauty and style and the mystery of their enigmatic gaze.
Cats can impart lessons about emotional wellbeing, motivation, and health and hygiene. They may have nine lives, but they can teach you about how to get the most out of the one life you have.
Wild felines and the people who take care of them are a controversial topic. Ferals are viewed as a nuisance, disease carriers and kitten machines, but the truth is that they need certain elements of human care as much as house pets do.
When a cat bites us it can seem to come out of nowhere, and it's not a pleasant surprise! Here is an explanation of the types of cat bites as well as some of the reasons your cat may be biting you.
Why would your cat attack you while you're petting him? Understanding the reason for this type of cat behavior can change your relationship with your furball for the better.
Cats And The Cold Weather - Cat's don't like change therefore, we mustn't forget that if the change of weather affects us it certainly will affect them.
Feline Hepatic Lipidosis (fatty liver disease) is one of the most common of deadly diseases found in cats, which is recognized by the yellow coloring of a cat's ears, gums, or eyes.
When I started looking for something to hide the cat litter box in our new apartment and didn't like any of my options, I decided to make my own by hacking an IKEA wicker box!
Cats are wonderful pets and can bring great joy to your life, especially through their odd behavior. So why do they do such oddities as self-pet or knead on a blanket?
This article will provide information on why cats behave the way they do, what their body language means, and what they're trying to say, along with a photo gallery of my own babies.
Are you missing the love and affection of your cat who passed away recently? Here are some of the things I learned about pet loss and grief when my cat died. I hope they can help you too.
For owners facing the dilemma of your cat having cancer, I hope this article helps to reassure you that it is possible for your cat to survive even an aggressive form of cancer.
Feline Pine cat litter claims to be an environmentally safe, healthy alternative to traditional clay-based litter box products. How does it stack up? Your intrepid cat-loving reporter fills you in on the Feline Pine scoop.
Bicolor (or piebald) cats have a coat with one primary color and any amount of white. They come in a variety of forms, some of which are well-known—like tuxedos—and some that are more obscure, like cap-and-saddle.
Keeping your pet healthy is the most important thing you will ever do for your pet. Here are some great questions and answers on common cat medical issues, from the color of their tongue to eating habits, neutering, feline leukemia, and more.
Are you dealing with a bully cat? If your cat is attacking another cat or dog within your household, here are some ways to stop the behavior. Let's start by understanding behavioral triggers and move on to proactive ways to remedy or lessen the problem.
The Bengal cat is a beautiful and intelligent breed, but what is it really like to keep them as pets? All I can say is it's a wild ride! Here is my personal story about caring for Bengals.
Nature naturally prepares a cat's coat to become thicker and denser to fight off the cold, however, a thick coat doesn't always mean a whole lotta warmth. Why? In cold temperatures, your cat will feel much colder than we do therefore, we need to take some action to help kitty get some warmth.
This article helps owners to prevent litter box problems in cats and answers frequently asked questions.
An in-depth look at the science and culture surrounding the topic of cat domestication and wild animals.
Why spend lots of money on toys your cats don't even like? Instead, learn how to make your own homemade cat toys from stuff you already have around the house.
When you see a dog on a leash, it's hard to stop everything you're doing to give it some lovin'. When you see a cat on a leash, you do a double-take. What? Can cats even be leashed? Yes, they can, and we will give you some ideas on how we trained our cat to walk on a leash.
They may be the world's most popular pet, but our furry feline friends have plenty of downsides. Here is an eye-opening list of reasons why you may not want to own one.
Getting your resident cats on board with the idea of a new kitten can be tricky. With these tips, however, your resident cat and new kitten can be best friends in no time.
Choosing the perfect name for a new cat is always an adventure, but naming a black one is a little more interesting. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you decide.
In this article I review some great cat websites that contain interesting and useful information. I also include photos, videos, and quotes about cats.
A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention.
Here is a list of reasons why your cat may have a swollen stomach. There are many causes of ascites. Remember that only a vet can diagnose and treat your pet.
The gentle giant of all domestic cats, the Maine Coon, makes a lovable and endearing pet, as portrayed in my showcase of our adorable half-breed moggies (also part Ragdoll, another adorable cat breed).
DIY cat trees, homemade towers, cat condos, and other play structures are easy to make, even if you don't have a lot of building experience. Here are all the supplies and instructions you need!
Cats are prolific. They are hardwired to produce offspring for as long as they remain fertile. If you ever find a baby animal in your neighborhood, chances are that it will be a kitten.
Cat flu is a virus which can be passed on to any cat, and most cats are carriers. There are 3 different strains. Most cats can recover from cat flu but are susceptible to secondary viruses.
There’s a difference between blind cats that are born blind and cats who suffer from sudden blindness caused by disease or accident. My cat was born blind and this is how we coped with that fact.
So, you've discovered that your cat is peeing outside of the litterbox, but you don't know why or how to stop it. Well, you've come to the right place. In just one read, you can crawl into their little kitty minds and figure it all out.
Just like humans, cats can live longer, healthier lives with proper care, exercise, and nutrition. Learn a few practical ways to naturally extend your feline companion's lifespan.
Over 60 unique, magical cat name ideas from magick, film, TV, literature, history, and ancient mythology. Choose a magical name for your cat to bring good fortune and prosperity to your household!
Though cats are often described as being aloof and unaffectionate, they can be just as loving as dogs. It might seem difficult to know if your cat really loves you, but there are actually many signs if you know what to look for.
Heated cat beds and heating pads can have therapeutic benefits for indoor and outdoor cats. Find out why vets recommend them what types are available.
Here's how to build a cheap, easy, free-standing or attached dog or cat gate of any height that requires few tools and materials and very basic carpentry skills.