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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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?

By Bambi Turner

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.

By Bambi Turner

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

By Bambi Turner

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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.

By Joy H. Montgomery

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.

By Sarah Alban

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.

By Joy H. Montgomery

Whether you should keep your cat inside is an age-old debate and a personal choice, but there are pros and cons to both sides.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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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?

By Joy H. Montgomery

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?

By Charles W. Bryant

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

You just can't help it -- you love cats. Those cuddly balls of fur grow up to be independent-minded freethinkers, yet still know when you need a purr session. The problem is, you're one of the millions of people allergic to them. A hypoallergenic cat

By Josh Clark