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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]
Wordless Wednesday Cat Pictures: Jaspurr, Fearless Hunter

Wordless Wednesday Cat Pictures: Jaspurr, Fearless Hunter

Wordless Wednesday is sort of a social networking idea started by the Wordless Wednesday web site. Under the premise that 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' that's exactly what participants try to do. These are the archived photos of my own Wordless Wednesday offering. ......[Read More]
An Amazing Guide to Training Cats

An Amazing Guide to Training Cats

Owning cats should be more pleasure than pain and the only reason why there is more pain is because you haven't been training your cats sufficiently. This means that your furry friend think it's in charge of the household, you will have problems. Therefore teaching your cats is essential a......[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]
Your Diabetic Cat -- Can You Care For A Diabetic Cat?

Your Diabetic Cat -- Can You Care For A Diabetic Cat?

Tips for your pets health and happiness......[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]
2009 Valentine Cats Picture Gallery: Cinnamon

2009 Valentine Cats Picture Gallery: Cinnamon

Although our bond with our cats goes on beyond life itself, on Valentine Day, we celebrate our love for them, theirs for us, and for other cats they bond with. These cat-enhanced Valentine cards were sent by our community of readers of the About.com Cats site, and I invite you to enjoy them as I do.......[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]
White Cats Picture Gallery: Tomodachi

White Cats Picture Gallery: Tomodachi

February is the last big push of winter, and represents the glistening snow that blankets the budding crocuses beneath. You won't feel cold at all, though, with a white February cat to warm your heart and your lap.......[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]
The Feline Diet - Why Adult Cats Should Not Drink Milk

The Feline Diet - Why Adult Cats Should Not Drink Milk

Cats and milk: it seems like the perfect pair, doesn't it? But milk isn't a good food for adult cats, and can actually cause digestive upset and other health problems!......[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]