Cats

Cats can make great pets and companions. Learn how to take care of cats, from everyday basic tips to cat behavior issues to cat injury treatments.


What are some ways to patch up your scrappy kitties? Gets some tips for dealing with injuries large and small in this article.

Fleas aren't the worst thing you can find hidden in your cat's fur -- ticks love to burrow into the warm-blooded bodies of cats, and they're much more dangerous. Get some helpful, hands-on tips in this article.

It's easy to forget sometimes that your cuddly little kitty is an animal who can get nasty parasites, like worms. Never fear -- with some information and help from your vet, your cat will soon be worm-free.

OK, we admit it: Chubby cats, like pudgy human babies, are pretty adorable. But all that charming extra weight doesn't bode well for your kitty's health. What can you do to get your "fluffy" feline friend back in shape?

How can you tell when your cat is under the weather (or seriously ill)? Get some tips for deciphering the clues that signal your cat is sick -- and find out when it's time to consult the vet.

Having some basic at-home health care skills can be a lifesaver for your cat. And an emergency is no time to start learning feline first aid. Learn home remedies for your cat.

Cat hair everywhere? Welcome to the world of cat ownership. However, too much hair loss can signal a problem. So, why do cats lose their hair? Check out this article to get the scoop on hair loss in cats.

Nobody likes to cough their brains out -- not even cats. So, when you find yourself with a coughing kitty on your hands, what's the best thing to do? Find out why cats get coughs -- and how to treat them -- in this article.

Say what? Cats can get dandruff, too? Yep. But for them, those unsightly white flakes aren't a matter of vanity -- they're a potential health issue. What can you do to make your (flaky) feline friend feel more comfortable when dandruff strikes?

Some issues, like diarrhea, can be pretty serious. Why do cats get diarrhea, and what you do to help them when they're suffering from this unpleasant condition?

Cats are susceptible to all sorts of ailments and issues, including infestations. What exactly are these pint-sized ear invaders? And what can you do about them? Get some handy tips in this article.

It's easy to imagine a dog scratching frantically because he's got fleas, but cats are also susceptible to these nasty little critters. So, what's the best plan of action when your feline friends get infested?

Despite the long-lasting debate between dog loyalists and cat lovers over which species is best, there's no disputing the statistics that prove the cat is America's most popular pet. What makes the cat so popular?

If you've ever placed catnip near a cat, you will notice that the plant causes the cat to react in an extremely unusual way. It will roll around and kick its legs. What is it in catnip that causes cats to have this reaction? Find out in this article.

Hawkeye: alias Scuba Cat. Known to don a $20,000 wet suit and follow her beloved friend, Mutley the dog, into the pool to scuba dive. Sound strange? Which part?

Purring is how cats express happiness. Rather than manipulating facial muscles like humans, cats purr as a physical reaction to happiness. How exactly do cats make that purring noise? Find out the answer to that question in this article.

Some people have the idea that animals carry all kinds of dangerous diseases. But the truth is, there aren't very many serious diseases you can catch from a domestic. Learn about common cat diseases.

Thinking of investing in a feline friend? House cats range in color, size, origin and more. Check out this cat image gallery to help you determine which breed you might suit your tastes best.

Is your feline show-cat material? Find out more about these quirky, noisy cat competitions and what happens when a spooked cat makes a run for it.

Cats are among the most popular house pets, giving years of love and enjoyment to their owners. But they also require special care. Check out these simple cat-care tips.

You may have heard that cats have nine lives. That might not be true, but your cat can have a long, healthy life with the proper care. Learn how to care for a cat.

Is your cat turning your couch into confetti? Or your best carpet into a litter box? Maybe she's up on the table at mealtime. Learn how to solve cat behavior problems.

Cats are known for having long whiskers. The whiskers are deeply rooted within the cats face. What purpose do they serve, though? Why do cats have whiskers and what are they used for? Find out the answer to this question in this article.

Cats can be a bit snooty, but some felines have 'purr-fected' the art of charming the boots off the public. These cats can be found in everything from comic strips is animated features and even in the White House. Learn about 8 famous felines.

For a cat lover, even the most unremarkable cat is special, but these have been singled out for extra-noteworthy achievements. These cats made the news either because of their strange behavior, or physical traits. Learn about 9 top cats.