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.

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You're Feeding Your Cats All Wrong

The American Association of Feline Practitioners wants you to know there's a better way to feed your kitty than just filling his bowl and leaving him to gorge as he pleases.

Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations

If it wasn't for Tesla's cat, we might not have electricity in our homes.

'Whisker Fatigue' May Be Causing Your Cat's Grumpiness at Mealtime

Is your cat pawing its food out of its bowl to eat and you can't figure out why? No, it's not being haughty, as usual — it might actually be stressed.

High Levels of Chemicals Found in House Cats

While you're out and about, Kitty is prowling around the house, inhaling all kinds of things that aren't good for her. What could this mean for your kids?

Why Are Cats So Obsessed With Laser Pointers?

Cats love to chase the little red dot of light, but why? Can't they tell it's not prey? And is it making them crazy, as some vets fear?

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.

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.

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.

How Is a Cat Like a Pingpong Table?

Stumped? Try this one: What does a honeybee have in common with a slice of toast?

Is it OK for cats to drink milk?

Your cat may gaze longingly at your bowl of cereal each morning, but here's why it's not really OK for cats to drink milk.

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?

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.

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.

5 Causes of Litter Box Problems in Cats

One of the main reasons cats get given up for adoption is for continually relieving outside the litter box. But they may be avoiding it for good reason – and there are some simple ways to reverse the problem.

5 Things You Can Train Your Cat to Do (Really)

Think you can't train a cat? Think again. Cats of any age can learn to do tricks, and the training will strengthen your bond with your feline friend.

How to Approach an Injured Cat

Cats are often frightened when they are injured. Therefore, approaching your cat carefully is the key, even if the animal is normally docile. Learn how to approach an injured cat.

How to Restrain an Injured Cat

Restraining an injured cat is a great technique to learn to help your pet. How you approach the cat depends on whether he or she is cooperative or uncooperative. Learn to restrain an injured cat.

How to Transport an Injured Cat

Cat care includes tending to your pet when it is injured. The cat can be transported held in your arms or placed in a box or on a stretcher. Learn to transport an injured cat.

How to Treat a Cat That has an Abscess

Dealing with a cat with an abscess can be difficult since it's not always clear what's wrong. Symptoms to watch for include a foul-smelling discharge and lethargy. Learn to treat a cat with an abscess.

How to Administer Oral Medication to a Cat

Administering oral medication is important when tending to your sick cat. Cats don't like taking medicines any more than children do. Learn how to administer oral medications to your cat.

How to Treat a Cat That has Suffered an Animal Bite

When cats interact with other animals, sometimes they are bitten. If your cat suffers an animal bite, tend to the wound right away for proper cat care. Learn to treat your cat's animal bite.

How to Treat a Bleeding Cat

When your cat is bleeding, there are steps to take to provide excellent cat care. How you care for the bleeding depends on its location. Learn about how to stop your cat from bleeding.

How to Treat a Cat That has a Broken Leg

In cat care, you never know when you might have to deal with a broken leg. Broken cat legs are tricky to diagnose. Learn how to identify and treat a cat with a broken leg.

How to Treat a Cat That is Burned

Cats can be curious creatures, so knowing how to treat burns is an important part of cat care. It's important to know the warning signs. Learn how to treat a cat that is burned.

How to Save a Choking Cat

Choking is life threatening for your cat. The harder the cat tries to breathe, the more panicky he or she can become. Learn the warning signs and how to save a choking cat.


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