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Family Cats

Family cats are just that, cats that are good for families. From suggestions on cat breeds to teaching responsibility to kids with cats, check out this section of feline-friendly articles.

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How could a cat scuba dive?

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?


10 Cats Who Made History

Cats don't just lie on your sofa looking sulky. Some have authored scientific papers, discovered continents and entered politics. Read on to see what we mean. See more »

Letting Your Cat Work for Food Makes Her Happier, Healthier

A new report shows the benefits of using food puzzles with indoor cats. Here's how to make your own. See more »

So ... Just How Many House Cats Are There in the World?

Counting the number of housecats around the world is about as difficult as, well, herding cats. In fact, estimates of global cat population vary... by millions. See more »

Why are black cats considered unlucky?

Black cats were associated witches in the Middle Ages but even today, black shelter cats have a harder time getting adopted. Why are black cats considered bad luck? See more »

Do cats really steal babies’ breath?

While cats can pose a potential danger to a sleeping baby, most of the risk is due to accidental suffocation not from cats stealing babies' breath. See more »

Do feral cats spread disease?

It can be hard for cat-lovers to resist feeding local strays, but these feral creatures may spread dangerous diseases, including rabies. See more »

10 Tips for Families with Cats

Cats may seem aloof, but they need lots from you -- yes, the humans they seem to disdain so much -- to keep them happy. Here are 10 ways to make Kitty part of the family. See more »

5 Ways Cats Teach Responsibility to Children

You may have never thought of your cat as a role model, but caring for a pet can teach kids about responsibility in lots of ways. Here are five of our favorites. See more »

10 Great Cat Breeds for Kids

Want to get a cat for your family but need to make sure it will bond well with the kids? We've got 10 great breed suggestions for you. See more »

5 Games Kids Can Play with Cats

Your cat and kid both need exercise and entertainment -- help them help each other with our five favorite ways for kids and cats to play together. See more »