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Calico Cat Information

Calico Cat Information

Contrary to popular belief, calico cats are not a breed or a color of cat. The term "calico" refers to the unique pattern formed on the cat's fur when a genetic "spotting factor" effectively turns off the switch on one of the two "X" chromosomes in every cell as the kitten grows.......[Read More]
Holistic Cures for Cat's UTI

Holistic Cures for Cat's UTI

Holistic remedies can treat and prevent feline UTI.cat image by nutech21 from Fotolia.comFeline urinary tract infection (UTI) is a condition that occurs as a result of an infection in the bladder. The infection causes tiny crystals to form within the urine, which block the normal passage.........[Read More]
Creating the Purrrrfect Outdoor Living Space For Your Feline

Creating the Purrrrfect Outdoor Living Space For Your Feline

For apartment dwellers, or those with limited space, kitty windows are great alternatives. These are screened in boxes that protrude from a window, similar to a bay window, which provides a safe, sunny spot for your cat. For those with balconies, netting systems can be purchased that allow your pet ......[Read More]
Care of Cats & Kittens

Care of Cats & Kittens

The history of the cat dates back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians cherished cats and revered them as powerful gods, and are recognized as the first society to keep cats as pets. From those ancient beginnings comes the pet cat as we know it today. Cats are independent and can fend for themselve......[Read More]
How to Remove Cat Hair From Fabric

How to Remove Cat Hair From Fabric

It's comforting to cuddle up with your cat, hold him in your lap and stroke his fur. All that cuddling and petting can lead to an excessive amount of cat hair on your clothes, furniture, carpeting and other fabrics. Cat hair in the home is a natural part of being a cat owner, but cat hair doesn't h......[Read More]
Reasons Why Your Cat's Eyes Are Watering

Reasons Why Your Cat's Eyes Are Watering

When a cat's eyes are watering, they can't tell us why so we have to use a little detective work to see what the problem may be. Here we look at the most common causes of watering eyes in cats and what needs to be done to stop it.......[Read More]
Soothe Your Kitty From the Loud Noise Phobia

Soothe Your Kitty From the Loud Noise Phobia

Cats are very docile and intimidating creatures that can develop some phobias from sudden, loud sounds. If you have a cat as pet then the following tips will help you calm it. Mostly its thunder that has a sudden deafening noise but certain artificial elements can also disrupt their peace.......[Read More]
High Protein Diet for Cats

High Protein Diet for Cats

Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they thrive on a diet rich in animal proteins. Most commercial cat food products offer equal parts protein and carbohydrates, rather than placing focus on protein. Some cats require more protein than commercial diets can provide. In this instance, it is ideal to......[Read More]
Feline Constipation - Treatment Methods for Curing Feline Constipation

Feline Constipation - Treatment Methods for Curing Feline Constipation

Cats generally have a predictable pattern of lifestyle. They use the litter box about twice a day as their bowel movements are about the same period too. If there's a sudden change in this habit, then you could say that it is constipating.......[Read More]
How to Kill Cat Mites

How to Kill Cat Mites

Cat mites are tiny insects that live inside your cat's ear, feeding on the blood of the animal. These pests may become extremely painful and irritating to your pet, so if you see your cat continually shaking its head, scratching its ears, or if you detect a different odor around the ear, your pet ......[Read More]
Black Cats Picture Gallery: BatCat

Black Cats Picture Gallery: BatCat

October has almost always been known as Black Cat Month, and our photo calendar would not be complete without photos of sleek black cats. Here are photos of October cats submitted by About Cats readers for your pleasure. Enjoy the Black Cats Picture Gallery. Black cat BatCat is featured here.......[Read More]
Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Feline glossary definition of conjunctivitis.......[Read More]
Feline Thyroid Surgery & Dental Cleaning

Feline Thyroid Surgery & Dental Cleaning

Hyperthyroidism, commonly found in older cats, is the enlargement of the thyroid glands resulting in overproduction of thyroid hormone. The cat experiences weight loss, increased appetite and drinking, vomiting, increased urination and faster heart rate. Once the cat is diagnosed via a blood test, t......[Read More]
Cat Litter - Get the Scoop on Your Choices For This Necessary Cat Product

Cat Litter - Get the Scoop on Your Choices For This Necessary Cat Product

The improvement of litter over the years is a big reason why people have more cats as pets than ever before. Before this absorbent material became widely used and accepted, sand and sawdust were used as cat litter. These did not help with the smell much, and were not easy to use, so more and more in......[Read More]
Understanding The Human Bond With Cats

Understanding The Human Bond With Cats

While every cat owner proclaims their love for their furry friends, some just consider cats as their property and only some truly consider and treat their feline pets as one of their family. When some people refer to their cats as their baby, they mean it in the true sense and shower their cats with......[Read More]
What Type of Cat is Trainable?

What Type of Cat is Trainable?

Not all cats are trainable and some of them are not easy to train. Take a look at the different, easy to train cats and some that are not easy to train.......[Read More]
Canned Food For Feline UTI

Canned Food For Feline UTI

The benefits of a raw food diet for your feline pets have already been discussed. In brief, raw meat diets for felines, which are entirely carnivorous in the wild, help to prevent the incidence of Feline UTI.......[Read More]
How to Introduce Your Adult Cat to a New Cat

How to Introduce Your Adult Cat to a New Cat

This article describes how to introduce adult cats. Avoid cat aggression and cat behavior problems with these tips on introducing adult cats from Amy Shojai, CABC, for About.com.......[Read More]
Maine Coon Cats Picture Gallery: Gryphie

Maine Coon Cats Picture Gallery: Gryphie

Equally at home with children, dogs, or older persons, the Maine Coon is an ideal pet, handily earning its status as the second most popular breed in America, as well as it's fond nickname, "The Gentle Giant." Who can resist? Once you've cast your eyes on the beauty of a Maine Co......[Read More]
Adopting A Kitten

Adopting A Kitten

When you decide as a family to adopt a cat or kitten as a family pet, the first place to look for one is at the local animal shelter. This is a great idea because it can give an injured or neglected animal a warm and loving home. Many animal shelters will vet the new owners before they agree to the ......[Read More]