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Hemingway Cats - Amazing Cats with Many Toes
Learn the history and story behind the many-toed cats known as Hemingway Cats, polydactyls, or Mitten Cats. You may take a virtual tour of the Hemingway Museum and home of the descendents of Hemingway Cats.

Can I Feed My Cat Dog Food (Cats FAQ)
Can I feed my cat dog food? Perhaps this reader thought to save some money by feeding her dog and cat the same food. Read my answer and learn more about food for cats.

Details of Driving Four Cats Over 100 Miles to a New Home
Part three of our move two days before Thanksgiving, 2011 with four cats, over 100 miles to a new home.

How We Moved Four Cats 120 Miles by Vehicle
A step-by-step guide to moving with four cats over 100 miles by vehicle. Follow the process from the preparation, to the physical move, to the settling in process.

How to Prepare Four Cats for a Long-Distance Move
Read how we faced the challenge of moving our four cats from their lifetime home to a new home over 120 miles away.

What Is the Life Span of the Common Cat?
How long is the common cat supposed to live? Questions and answers from the About Guide to Cats

How to Prepare for a New Kitten
Kittens are the most wonderful tiny creatures on Earth, but they come complete with insatiable curiosity, which can be their downfall unless you stay one step ahead. This week we'll assume you don't have your new kitten yet, but will help you set the groundwork for a safe introduction to your home.

Cats Live to Eat and Eat to Live
Food is the staff of life, and that truism holds true for cats as well as humans. Learn why cats enjoy eating and how you can choose the best food possible for happy and healthy cats.

Cats are Happier After Recovery From Illness
Cats are so much happier after recovery from an illness. One of the symptoms of serious illness is depression in a cat, so it is important to have the cat checked out by his veterinarian right away. You and your cat will be much happier

Cats Both Enjoy and Need Fresh Water
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Cats Must Like to Sleep
Judging by the amount of time they spend doing it, cats must really enjoy sleeping. They take cat-naps day and night, either alone, with another cat or with humans they love.

Cats Really Enjoy Playing
From kittenhood, cats enjoy playing games, both the kind they make up by themselves, such as chasing a dustball under the bed, or playing with cat toys we have bought them.

Cats Love to Watch Birds
It comes as no surprise that cats are enthralled by bird-watching. There are ways to attract birds to the area around your home so cats can watch them without harm to the birds by these natural predators. Learn more from About.com

Cats Revel in Clawing and Scratching
Cat loves to scratch everthing in the house? Learn how to curtail cat scratching damage by offering

Cats Feel Pleasure in Grooming and Being Groomed
Cats love grooming themselves with their rough tongue, and they also love being groomed by their human caregivers. Learn more about cats grooming from the Cats Expert at About.com

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Cats love petting, so try to accommodate their petting needs as often as possible. One point to remember though: watch for overstimulation or you may find yourself being scratched.

Top 10 Things Cats Like
This list of the top 10 things cats like was assembled two ways. First, we looked into cats' minds, then observed their daily activities to determine the things they like most. Your cat's experience may vary widely.

Valentine Cats Piper and Solid
Tabby kittens Piper and Solid were bonded practically from birth, and this photo shows how close they are.

Valentine Cats Tiger and Midnight
There must be some common attraction between red cats and black cats, as I've seen them paired together in dozens of cats photo collections. Tiger and Midnight are no exception, as they love being together.

Valentine Cats Bashful and Remington
Tabby cat Remington and tortoiseshell girl Bashful became housemates after having been adopted. Read more of their story on About.com

Valentine Cats Jimmy and Teddy
Valentine cats Jimmy and Teddy are living the high life after having been rescued whole living in a crack house and under a car. Read their stories and those of other Valentine Cats.

Valentine Cats Maks and Kiska
Valentine Cats Maks and Kiska were so traumatized when they were first adopted that they didn't leave each others' side for the first two months. Read more about Valentine cats and their stories.

Valentine Cat Alvin
Valentine Cat Alvin was a welcome addition to Kathy's home when he was adopted a few months ago. Read more about Valentine cats on this slideshow at About.com.

Valentine Cat Sunny
Handicapped Sunny was a lucky cat on the day Barbara adopted him from the county shelter. Today no one would pay attention to his missing left front leg and crippled right front leg.

Valentine Cats Smoothie and Sparkle
Read the touching stories of adopted Valentine cats Smoothie Thompson and Sparkle Sparkson, who were adopted separately, but are now true sisters.

Valentine Cats Mona and Maneko
Photo of Valentine cats Mona and Maneko, adopted from a shelter and rescued as a feral kitten. They are now best friends.

Valentine Cats Milo and Zeke
Adopted shelter cats Mylo and Zeke becme best buddies almost as soon as they were introduced to each other in their new adopted home. Read the Valentine Cats story of Mylo and Zeke.

Valentine Cat Cinnamon
See a photo of Valentine Cat Cinnamon, who was rescued from the streets just as she was ready to give birth, and read more of her story.

Valentine Cat Brothers Spooky and Ben
See a photo and read the story of Valentine Cat brothers Spooky and Ben, who are both polydactyl cats.

Cat Valentines From Our Readers
Celebrating Valentine's Day cat-style with photos of cats submitted by their human guardians over the years. Also reminders of cat safety during Valentine's Day festivities.

HSSV Community Cats Get Boost From Boy Scout
Community Cats at Humane Society Silicon Valley had no way to stay dry and warm when weather turned cold and rainy. Boy Scout Gautham Rangaraj came to the rescue by designing and building needed insulated shelters.

With Completed Insulated Shelters Installed, the Community Cats and HSSV Workers Are Very Happy
A Boy Scout project of building rain shelters for the Community Cats of Humane Society Silicon Valley did exactly what Scout Gutham Rangaraj had hoped to do: It's keeping those semi-feral cats safe, warm, and dry during Winter weather.

Glossary of Feline Terms - neuter
Feline glossary definition of neuter.

Fospice Program at HSSV Featuring Kitten Bramble
Bramble is a lucky kitten. Rescued by the HSSV, when it was discovered she had a neurological condition that would shorten her life, an angel named Megan Duke stepped in to care for her. Guest Article by Leanne Reis.

Community Cats Gimpy, Princess, and Midnight at SVRC
Gimpy and Princess are only two of the many semi-feral cats who find refuge along with food at their haven called the Sacramento Veteran's Resource Center. These cats have a symbiotic relationship with the folks SVRC. The cats give love and receive both love and food in return.

Community Cats Bring Joy to Veterans at SVRC
SVRC in Sacramento, CA is a haven for homeless veterans, many of whom have a history of alcohol and substance abuse, and many of whom have criminal backgrounds, including violent felonies. The facility is also a haven for cats who give and receive love with the veterans.

White Odd-Eyed Cats With Partial Blindness
Are white cats with bi-colored eyes blind in one eye? This is a feline genetics FAQ I recently received. Read my reply and learn more about white cats and their eyes.

Preparing Your Cats For a Winter Storm
If you live in a climate with very cold winters, chances are you will eventually have a winter storm lasting a week or longer, with possible power failure. Learn how to stockpile the things you will need for yours and your cats' survival during the worst-case winter storm.

Necessities Your Cat Will Need to Survive a Winter Storm
A severe winter start calls for stockpiling certain essentials for your cats, including extra cat food, drinking water, cat litter, toys, and all the necessities of life for cats.

Protecting Outdoor Cats from an Icy Winter Storm
If you feed feral cats, outdoor strays, and/or have some owned cats that are outdoors-only, you'll need to protect them during a long-lasting winter storm. Here are some tips for their survival, which will also help soothe your worry, should such a storm come along.

9 Causes of Diarrhea in Cats
Learn the 9 most common causes for diarrhea in cats, from spoiled food to serious types of feline cancer. Chronic diarrhea in cats is not to be ignored. Don't put off having your cat examined by your veterinarian to get to the source of his runny bowels.

New Additions to the Cat-to-Human Age Chart
Thanks to the International Cat Care organization, some great new revisions have been made to the comparative ages of cats to humans. Welcome to Juniors, Prime cats and Mature cats.

Kittens From Birth to Six Months
The revised comparison of cat years to human years has changed the period of kittenhood to six months from the original one year. Learn more with this article from About.com

The New Cat Life Stage of "Junior" Makes Perfect Sense
The new cat life stage of Junior from six months to two years makes much more sense than the previous jump from kitten to adult at one year.

Prime Cats - Three to Six Years Old
As might be expected by the name, cats in their Prime years of three to six years, are in the prime of life. Newman, described here, is approximately 40 years old in human years.

Mature Cats From Seven to Ten Years Old
The designation of Mature has been assigned to cats from seven to ten years old, the human equivalent of 44 to 56 years. Learn more about cat to human years with this article from About.com Cats.

Geriatric Cats From Fifteen to Twenty-one and Older
Geriatric cats, from the age of 15 to 21 or even older, have increased needs, as diseases common to older cats appear. Increased veterinary care is essential during this life stage, and your relationship will draw even close as your cat draws closer to his or her final years.

Senior Cats - From Eleven to Fourteen Years Old
Senior cats, aged eleven to fourteen are at the time of life when physical activity might slow down, just as it does for humans of corresponding ages of sixty to seventy two. Also, chronic diseases may enter the picture.

Do Cats Have Menopause?
A reader asks if cats go through menopause as women do. Franny Syufy explains that while female cats have

How Can I Tell my Cat is in Heat?
Read a description and watch a video of the various symptoms of a female cat in heat.

How Many Kittens Can a Queen Bear in Her Lifetime?
Female cats who have not been spayed can potentially bear hundreds of kittens during their lifetimes, wearing out the mother cats, and contributing to the problems of feline overpopulation..

Are Cats Solitary Animals? - Cat Behavior Q and A
FAQ: I read an article that was a debate between cat behaviorists over whether cats have the capacity to love humans. One expert claimed that cats are solitary animals and only seek human companionship to fill their physical needs. I really do feel a bond with my two cats, but am I just fooling myself? Read my reply

Convert Cat's Age to Human Years
How to determine your cat's age in human years, including an attached conversion chart.

Cat-Friendly New Year Resolutions for 2015
The start of a new year is traditionally the time to make resolutions for improvement. These are my resolutions for helping to make 2015 a better year for both my own cats and for the welfare of all the cats of the world

Tribute to the Man Behind the Cats
The man behind my passion for cats was also my closest friend, and our shared love for our cats has played a major role in our relationship over the years. There's something about men who love cats and are not afraid to admit it that is a real turn-on to most women who also adore those fuzzballs. Join me as I share my tribute to the man behind my cats, and then explore more of the world of men and cats.

Tribute to the Man Behind the Cats
The man behind my passion for cats was also my closest friend, and our shared love for our cats has played a major role in our relationship over the years. There's something about men who love cats and are not afraid to admit it that is a real turn-on to most women who also adore those fuzzballs. Join me as I share my tribute to the man behind my cats, and then explore more of the world of men and cats.

Tribute to the Man Behind the Cats
The man behind my passion for cats was also my closest friend, and our shared love for our cats has played a major role in our relationship over the years. There's something about men who love cats and are not afraid to admit it that is a real turn-on to most women who also adore those fuzzballs. Join me as I share my tribute to the man behind my cats, and then explore more of the world of men and cats.

Tribute to the Man Behind the Cats
The man behind my passion for cats was also my closest friend, and our shared love for our cats played a major role in our relationship over the years. There's something about men who love cats and are not afraid to admit it that is a real turn-on to most women who also adore those fuzzballs. Although he has been gone for several years, I'll always love and remember The Man Behind the Cats.

Tribute to the Man Behind the Cats
The man behind my passion for cats was also my closest friend, and our shared love for our cats played a major role in our relationship over the years. There's something about men who love cats and are not afraid to admit it that is a real turn-on to most women who also adore those fuzzballs. Join me as I share my tribute to the man behind my cats, and then explore more of the world of men and cats.

My Life Partner Asa - The Man Behind the Cats
The man behind my passion for cats was also my closest friend, and our shared love for our cats has played a major role in our relationship over the years. There's something about men who love cats and are not afraid to admit it that is a real turn-on to most women who also adore those fuzzballs. Join me as I share my tribute to the man behind my cats, and then explore more of the world of men and cats.

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 11: Hand-Stitched, Stuffed Lace Pillow Ornament

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 12: The Finished Tree.

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 6: A purchased felt

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 8: Stuffed Cat-in-the-Hat

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
Pictured is a purchased Santa Ornament for our cat-safe Christmas Tree.

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
A hand-painted Wooden Rocking Horse is almost an antique decoration for our cat-safe Christmas Tree. This one was painted my Mother and my daughter Suzanne about 49 years ago.

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 5: A Hand-Stitched Personalized Stocking

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Step 2: Our cat, Joey, performs a Quality Control Inspection.

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 7: Parchment Christmas Carol Ornament.

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 3: The fun part - selecting cat-safe ornaments.

How to Create a Cat-Safe Christmas Tree - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
As our cats are considered family members, they enjoy Christmas as much as we do. The air is filled with new and interesting sounds, sights, scents, and activity. Our Christmas tree has always been central to the Winter holiday season, and it is a source of constant gazing, sniffing, and batting ornaments by our four cats. Follow the step-by-step instructions for creating a cat-safe Christmas tree. Step 1: Lay a sturdy, safe foundation for your tree.

Virus linked to palm civet cat in China
The World Health Organization announced that the SARS virus was found in three animals in China, including the palm civet, a tree-dwelling animal somewhat resembling a cat.

What Exactly Is the Civet Cat and Where Is It From?
The World Health Organization announced that the SARS virus was found in three animals in China, including the palm civet, a tree-dwelling animal somewhat resembling a cat. Page 2.

Before You Get Your Fist Cat Lesson 3 - Where Should I Look for my First Cat
Your local shelter, or a rescue group are good starting places for adopting your new cat. There are several benefits in adopting an older cat.

Before you Get Your First Cat - Where to Look for Your First Cat
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The Feline-Human Bond of Love
Love is the binding ingredient between cats and humans, from the ancient days, when Egyptians considered cats as gods, to the present time, when many humans have only a cat as companion and soulmate, and others view their cats as their 'children'.

Feline-Human Bond of Love - Therapy Cats and Cat Dads
Although dogs have more traditionally been recruited as therapy animals, cats are being used more and more. After all, the advantage of being able to purr, is of huge value, and seeing eyes light up as wrinkled hands stroke a wildly vibrating furry body is a convincing argument for cats in this role. Page 2.

The Feline-Human Bond of Love - What happens when one departs?
The magnificent bond between cats and humans expresses itself most poignantly when one party in the relationship departs. Cats indeed are capable of mourning the loss of their human companions, in ways both apparent and subtle. Page 3.

Cat Food: The Importance of Being Particular
Many people wonder why there is such a fuss about cat food. Aren't all cat foods alike? Learn why some supermarket cat foods are not doing their job, or worse, how they could be harming your cat. Learn to read cat food ingredients list, and the red flags to watch for. Page 2.

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12 Weird Cat Behaviors and Quirks Explained
Read this article about 12 weird cat behaviors as cat communication, and what they mean. Learn why cats perform these weird cat behaviors, and how they use them to communicate.

Cat Talk: Elevator Butt or Cats Lift Butts in Air
Learn how cats talk using elevator butt posture when they stick their cat butts in the air in this this article about cat communication. Read this article to understand what elevator butt means when cats stick their cat tails in the air.

10 Tips to Stop Cat-To-Cat Aggression
Refer to this cat aggression article about cat fights to stop intercat aggression. Learn how to stop a cat fight and prevent intercat aggression in this how-to article about cat aggression.

Why Do Cats Roll?
Read this article by cats.About.com behavior contributor Amy Shojai to learn why cats roll. This article explains cat attention seeking behavior and why cats seek attention with cat rolling behavior.

Cat Talk: Understanding Cat Eyes
Refer to this cat talk article to understand cat eyes. Understand how cats talk with their eyes. Cat eyes and cat talk is explained in this article by Amy Shojai, CABC, about understanding cat eyes.

Cat Butt Presentation - Why Cats Show Their Butts
Read this cat talk article to learn why cats show their butts to humans and what cat butt communication means. This article explains cat talk and what cat tail sniffing and cat butt presentation means.

How to Express a Cats Anal Glands
Health FAQ from reader. My cat is 6 years old and every now and then she smells fishy. I do not see that she has any type of anal drainage or needs to be cleaned as she is constantly cleaning there. I do use a wet wipe and clean her up anyways and it seems to taken care of the smell for about a day. I just read about anal sac expression and how it smells fishy and her anal sacs need to be drained. Any idea of the vet cost to have this done? Can I do it myself; if so, how? Read my reply.

Cat Food Comparison - Brands A-Z
Find a list of cat food products by manufacturer and brand names, A to Z, and follow the links to compare ingredients.

How to Bottle-Feed a Newborn Kitten
Step-by-step instructions for bottle-feeding a newborn kitten, including precautions to take, helpful tips, and the follow-through you'll need to provide as a surrogate cat mother.

How to Tell the Sex of a Kitten? - Cat FAQ
A reader asks how to determine the sex of a kitten.

Canned Cat Food - The Staple for a Nutritious Diet for Cats
Although many people rely on dry cat food as a staple for their cats' diets, canned cat food is a must for developing strong bones and muscles, while mitigating many potential conditions caused or contributed to by an all-dry cat food diet.

How Can I Stop My Cat's Urine Marking?
Find out the causes and how to stop cat urine marking. Learn what causes cat urine marking and how to stop it.

Cat Talk: Understanding Cat Body Language
Refer to this cat body language article to understand how cats talk using body language. Learn how cats communicate using cat body posture and body language. This article explains ways cats talk with other cats and people using body language.

FAQ - States Where Declawing Cats is Illegal
A reader from the U.K. asks a number of questions about declawing in the USA. FAQ from About.com

Cat Training - Solving Common Litter Box Problems
Eliminate cat urine problems by solving litter box problem behaviors. Learn how to fix common litter box issues and cat urine problem behaviors with this article by Amy Shojai, CABC, for About.com.

Ask Amy - Pica - Cat Chewing Plastic
Refer to this Ask Amy article about pica to learn why cats chew plastic and eat inedible objects. Learn about pica and why cats chew plastic in this Ask Amy column.

Why Does My Cat Poop Outside the Litter Box?
Read this Ask Amy column to learn why cats poop outside the litter box and how to solve it. Learn about cat pooping behavior problems and how to solve cat pooping outside the litter box.

Old Cat - Solving Litter Box Problems for Older Cats
Refer to this Amy Shojai cat behavior article about old cat litter box problems. Cats that tolerated less than stellar potties as youngsters may snub the box if it's not pristine, or look for other places to

The Top Reasons to Keep Cats Indoors
Many cat lovers are now savvy that indoor cats are safer cats, while others still think that cats deserve freedom to run in the great outdoors. For those holdouts, consider these top reasons to keep cats indoors.

Cat Phone Fanatics - Why Cats Love Phones - Jealous Cat Behavior
Learn why cats love phones and act like a jealous cat, with this cat phone article on cat behavior. Read this cat behavior article about why cats love phones and cat phone behavior.

Cat Behavior Problems: How to Identify the Cause
Use the H.I.S.S. Test to identify causes of cat behavior problems and solve them. Solve cat behavior problems using the H.I.S.S. Test, as described by Amy Shojai, CABC, for About.com readers. Find out why cats behave badly using the H.I.S.S.Test.

Home-Prepared Food for Your Cat - Recipes
A compilation of home-prepared cooked meals for cats, to offer in lieu of, or in addition to their regular diet of commercial cat foods.

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Before You Buy Urine Odor Removal Products
Not all cat urine odor removal products are equal. Using the wrong one can have disastrous results for the unwary. Here is important information to know before buying cat urine odor and stain removers.

How to Train Legal Cat Scratching Behavior
Amy Shojai's article explains cats' need to scratch, why it is important to provide legal scratching surfaces to attract your cat's claws, and how to discourage illegal scratching. It isn't necessary to have your cat declawed, nor to surrender him to an animal shelter because of his scratching. Understanding and providing for your cat's scratching needs will go a long way toward keeping a happy cat and a peaceful, undamaged home.

Community Corner - Guest Writers Articles About Cats
This Cats Guidesite welcomes articles and opinions from other people who share a passion for cats and their welfare. Since opinions are diverse and no one has all the answers, this format encourages a broad scope of information to be shared on the subject of Cats. Enjoys these articles submitted by users of the Cats site at About.com.

Safe Cat Food for Urinary Health
What kind of food should I feed my cat to avoid urinary problems? Questions and answers from the About Guide to Cats

Battery Powered Cats Drinking Fountain Found
At last, the search for battery-operated drinking fountains for cats has been successful. A ceramic artist has increased his line of décorative ceramic fountains to include pet drinking fountains with a battery option.

How Can I Stop My Cat’s Wake Up Calls?
Learn how to silence cat wake up calls. Night time cat wake up calls can be stopped with these easy tips from Amy Shojai, CABC, for About.com Cats.

Understanding Anesthesia for Cats
A better understanding of some of the commonly-used types of anesthetics and analgesics (pain relievers) for cats, how they work, and their potential drawbacks, will help us make the best decisions when it comes to anesthetizing our cats.

Cat Anesthetics Overview and Pros and Cons
A better understanding of some of the commonly-used types of anesthetics and analgesics (pain relievers) for cats, how they work, and their potential drawbacks, will help us make the best decisions when it comes to anesthetizing our cats. Listed here are some pros and cons of commonly used anesthetics for cats. Page 2.

Partner With your Veterinarian When Your Cat Needs Anesthesia
Information to give your veterinarian before a procedure requiring anesthesia for your cats, along with questions to ask your veterinarian before you consent to this procedure. Page 3.

Cat prefers the carpet to the scratching post - FAQ
My cat uses the scratching post but he likes the carpet better. What can we do about this? FAQ on cat behavior.

Keeping Cats Off Counters and Other High Places
Read this cat training article to learn how to keep cats off counters. You can learn to keep cats off counters with this cat training article.

Cat Litters - The Clumping Clay Controversy
The clumping clay cat litter controversy is explored in depth. Is the problem as serious as the anecdotal evidence alleges? Each cat owner must assay the evidence and decide for himself if clumping clay litter is as bad as it is alleged to be

The Rise and Fall of Clumping Clay Litters
A short history of the development of cat litter, the advent of clumping clay litter, and the arguments against its use. Page 2.

The Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats - Full Review
Full review of The Goodlife Recipe Food for Cats.

Understanding Cat Food Labels: The Forumulas You Need
Having trouble understanding cat food labels? Here are two formulas you will need to decipher the ingredients list on that can or bag of cat food you are about to buy, along with other descriptive terms to watch for. Part 2 of a 2-part series.

Understanding Cat Food Labels - Page 2 - FDA Rules and Speciality Food
The FDA (which is the governing authority for pet foods) allows dog and cat food makers to vary ingredients by as much as 25% from what the label says. They are supposed to have the label and ingredients in the bag or can in close agreement at least once every six months (that translates to a requirement of 2 days a year). The rest of the time, the ingredient variation is okay, as long as nutritional requirements are met. Page 2.

A Christmas Story for Cat Lovers of all Ages
A Christmas story about a disabled boy, his father, and a little cat that changed their lives.This is my Christmas gift to my readers, no matter what holiday they celebrate this time of year, cat lovers of all ages, and anyone who just might be thinking about adopting a cat this holiday season. It is a story about a young boy, an impossible wish, and lessons of love and courage.

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Kitty Acne - Cat Chin Acne Condition
Cats, like humans, can be victims of annoying acne, particularly on their chins. Learn about symptoms, causes, and treatment for feline acne with this article by About.com's Cats Expert, Franny Syufy.

Homemade Cat Food - How Balanced is your Recipe
I have been feeding home-prepared food to our cats for several years and during that time I have come across a lot of recipes on the internet or in different books. Most of them claimed to be balanced diets. One day I grabbed my calculator, did the math and discovered that many of those recipes were incredibly out of balance. Learn more about balanced homemade recipes for cats, from Marta Kaspar.

How To Make Homemade Cat Trees and Cat Toys
Cats love to climb, claw, leap, and hide. Providing them with legal opportunities keeps them from getting into furry trouble.

Signs of a Healthy Cat Examination - Part 1: The Head
Is your cat healthy? Know first what a healthy cat looks and feels like. If your cat meets all the criteria, then monitor him regularly, so you can spot any changes in his health right away. Part 1 covers a healthy cat's head

Signs of a Healthy Cat: The Head of the Cat
Is your cat healthy? Know first what a healthy cat looks and feels like. If your cat meets all the criteria, then monitor him regularly, so you can spot any changes in his health right away. Part 1 covers a healthy cat's head. Page 2.

Breeze Litter Box System Review
Scooping a cat litter box can be a tiresome duty, especially for caregivers of multiple cats. So when a forum member asked if anyone had tried the Tidy Cats Breeze Cat Litter Box System, my curiosity came to play. I found the product on Amazon.com and read the customer reviews. Out of 186 reviews, the average rating was 4.5 out of 5 stars. I ordered the Breeze Litter Box System for myself. Read my review of this innovative new cat litter system.

Finding Lost Cats - Advice on How to Find a Lost Cat
Your cat turns up missing. Is he a runaway cat, a catnapped cat, or injured or dead? Here are some useful tips for searching for your lost cat, and for preventing the theft of your cat in future.

Identification such as an ear tattoo or a microchip is essential for finding a lost cat
Equipping your cat with a microchip helps even the odds if your cat ever turns up missing. Be sure you also notify the chip company every time you change your address or phone number. Page 2.

Blue Wilderness Grain-Free Dry Cat Food Product Review
With three out of four of my cats overweight to one degree or another, I came across Blue Buffalo Wilderness Grain-Free dry cat food. My cats all give it two paws up for flavor and I rate it highly for its superior ingredients. Please read my review of this grain-free cat food.

Teaching Mutual Respect to Babies and Cats
Babies and cats do not have to be mutually exclusive. By using patience and common sense, you can teach your new baby and your cat mutual respect and ease the introduction of a new baby into your previously cat-owned home.

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Understanding Cat Aggression: Hyperesthesia
Refer to this cat aggression article about hyperesthesia in cats to learn about cat attacks. This article explains cat attacks and hyperesthesia that causes cat aggression.

Cats FAQ - Why is new kitten sneezing
Why is my four month old kitten sneezing? Questions and answers from the About Guide to Cats

Cat Breed Profiles A to Z: Breeds Beginning With M
Cat breeds snapshots for cat breeds beginning with M, including Maine Coon, Manx, and Munchkin cat breeds. Also featured are moggies, more properly known as domestic cats

Before You Buy Your Cat a Scratching Post
Scratching posts are almost as essential to cats as food and water. Here are some important things you need to know before buying a scratching post.

Destructive Scratching by Cats - Helpful Alternatives to Declawing
Destructive and painful scratching is a source of disruption in many households occupied by cats. It is probably the #1 reason cats are either declawed, abandoned or surrendered to shelters. The good news is that you can prevent illegal scratching with the combined resources offered here.

Top Frozen and Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food
Raw cat food advocates have long sworn by the health benefits of feeding cats raw, as Nature intended. Because of the horrors of the pet food recalls of 2007, more and more cat caregivers are considering feeding their cats raw diets. Rather than taking chances with recipes that might be nutritionally unbalanced, difficulties sourcing supplements, these commercially prepared freeze-dried or frozen raw cat foods are offered as a convenient alternative.

Introducing Your New Kitten to Your Family - Kitty Care
The first few weeks of a new kitten's life with his new family are critical to his future well-being. Learn how to integrate your kitten with existing cats in the household, as well as how to introduce him as a first-time cat.

How to Clicker Train Cats
Learn how to train cats with clicker training with this article by Amy Shojai, CABC, for About.com. Refer to this cat training article to learn how to clicker train your cats. Teach cats tricks and solve cat behavior problems using clicker training.

Picks for Black Lights to Help Find Cat Urine Stains
Here are my top picks for black lights, which are invaluable in searching out the source of that cat pee odor.

How to Cope When a Cat Dies
(UPDATED 2/13/10) Since I first wrote this blog almost six years ago, it has taken on its own life, as a repository for grief-stricken cat owners who have recently lost a beloved cat.

Review: Neko Birbug and the Telescoping Rod
Learn all about the Neko Birbug and its accompanying Telescoping Rod, a brilliantly designed new wand toy for cats by Nekochan Enterprises, with this article from About.com.

Page 2 Review - Neko Birbug and Telescoping Rod
The Birbug and Neko Telescoping Rod are an innovative invention of Nekochan Enterprises' owner Ellen. My cats were given the opportunity to test this tantalizing wand with a large

Ask Amy - Cat Play In Water - Why Does my Cat Dunk her Toys in her Food and Water Bowls
A reader asked Amy Shojai to explain why her rescued cat Kiss-Kiss loves to drag her fishing pole toy over to her feeding area and dump the fly end of the toy in her water bowl. Amy gives a logical and amusing reply to this amusing question.

Cat Breed Galleries - Photos of Popular Breeds
Pictures of pedigreed (aka 'purebred') cats are a good way to learn more about those breeds. These breed picture albums include photos submitted by breeders, breed rescue people, and purebred pet owners.

How to Prevent Cat Door Escape Attempts
Read this cat behavior cat escape article by cats.About.com contributing writer Amy Shojai to prevent door escapes. Learn 8 tips to stop door dashing cats in this cat behavior article how to prevent cat door escapes.

Why Cats Don't Cover Their Poop Sometimes
Learn if the cat behavior of covering poop in the litter box is normal in this article. Read this article about cats not covering poop to learn if it's a litter box behavior problem.

Community Garden at HSSV
Humane Society Silicon Valley has established lovely Community Gardens for its Community Cats (ferals) in the Working Cats program. Learn more about the program and the Community Gardens with this article from About.com

Working Cat Program at Humane Society Silicon Valley
Humane Society Silicon Valley developed an innovative Working Cat program which allows feral cats the opportunity to obtain

HSSV's Dr. Kamiya's Own Cats
Dr. Kayina, Veterinarian for Humane Society Silicon Valley, also fosters litters of bottle-baby kittens. She considers all the cats that come through the doors of HSSV

HSSV is a Mecca for Homeless Cats and Dogs
Humane Society Silicon Valley demonstrates the epitome of an animal shelter operated by compassionate professionals and volunteers for the benefit of all the dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and rabbits who enter its doors. It is a credit to all those who work there.

HSSV Early Spay and Neuter Program
Franny Syufy, Cats expert at About.com, interviews Dr. Kamiya, Veterinarian for the Humane Society Silicon Valley about her practice of spaying and neutering kittens at the shelter.

Cat Seizures: Seizure Symptoms - Grand Mal Seizures
Read this article about cat seizures and Ragdoll cat Dinali's seizure disorder to learn about seizure symptoms in cats. Learn how Linda Woodward's Ragdoll cat Dinali was diagnosied with focal seizure disorders from head trauma, and how to understand seizure symptoms.

Ask Amy - How to Make Mean Cat Happy
Read this Ask Amy article to learn about mean cat and angry cat behavior. This article explains why cats sometimes hate hugs, and how to make cats happy.

How to Keep New Cat From Attacking Older Cat
This Ask Amy column explains steps for introducing cats, why cats dislike new pets, and how to introduce cats. Learn how to keep a new cat from attacking an older cat.

Why All the Fuss About Cat Food
Many people wonder why there is such a fuss about cat food. Aren't all cat foods alike? Learn why some supermarket cat foods are not doing their job, or worse, how they could be harming your cat. Learn to read cat food ingredients list, and the red flags to watch for.

Spay and Neuter Your Pet Cats
There are a number of reasons pet cats should be spayed and neutered, including the overpopulation problem in general, and some very serious health problems in cats left whole.

Does a cat cry real tears - Behavior FAQ
This reader inquires about the truth of an article which said that cats 'silently cry real tears.' FAQ from About Cats.

Cat Care FAQ - How Long Can I Leave Canned Food Out?
How long can I safely leave canned cat food out? Learn the answer to this frequently asked question about cat food safety

Cat Behavior - Why Do Cats Cover Food?
This cat behavior article explains why cats cover food. Learn why cats make covering motions around the food bowl in this cat behavior article.

Cat Breed Profiles A to Z: Breeds Starting With B
Cat breeds snapshots for breeds beginning with B

Seven Ways to Stop Play Aggression in Kitten Play
This cat aggression article about cat attacks explains how to stop play aggression in kitten play. Learn to recognize cat attacks that are kitten play aggression, and how to stop cat aggression cat attacks.

Trimming Cat Claws: How to Safely Trim Cat Claws
A simple How To on trimming your cats claws as a humane and safe alternative to declawing.

Kitten vs Adult Cat - Cat Behavior Q&A
Problems often arise when introducing new cats to a household, particularly when the newcomer is a kitten, and the resident cat an older adult. Read my response to this cat behavior FAQ.

Help My Cat With Butt-Dragging Problem
This reader has a problem with her cat dragging his butt across the carpet after using his litterbox. Read my reply to this FAQ about cats.

Top Ways to Have a Cat-Safe Thanksgiving
Colder weather and the fall and winter holidays, such as Thanksgiving, pose unique problems for cats. Learn how to keep your cat safe at the time of Thanksgiving with these tips.

10 Things Cats Like Most
Do your cats most love bird-watching, or would he rather be sleeping?

"Horny" Neutered Cat?
This

Facts About Tuxedo Cats
Learn some amazing facts and fiction about tuxies from tuxedo cat Dr. Maggie Wallace.

ASPCA Response to Sarah McLachlan Commercial Criticism
In response to my blog of December 26, 2009, titled

Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Hyperthyroid Cats
I have received three separate emails in recent weeks from readers with newly-diagnosed hyperthyroid cats. They all had either heard references to the

How Do I Express my Cat's Anal Glands?
Because of comments in my earlier article on Cats' Anal Glands, and a few questions from readers, I decided this article was in order. Question: My cat is 6

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Cats
While black cats are relatively unsafe outside in October, Halloween poses a number of safety problems indoors, for all cats. Here are some tips for keeping your kitties safe, while celebrating the holiday, human-style.

FAQ - Isn't it cruel to keep cats indoors
A reader from the UK remarks that it is cruel to keep cats indoors, and that customs differ from country to country. My considered thoughts are much different, and I explain in my response some serious considerations for keeping them indoors or in confined areas outside where they will be safe.

Top Ways to Drive Your Human Crazy - For Cats Only
Franny Syufy's GuideCats for the Cats site at About.com, while they love their humans for giving them a good home, also have a wickedly humorous side. They offer here suggestions for their favorite ways to drive their humans crazy. Enjoy this laughable tip sheet put together with the help of the Kitty Net.

How much water does an adult cat need - FAQ
It is difficult to give a hard and fast response to the question of how much water does a given cat need. Cats' need for water is dependent on their age, size, activity level, and health. A sudden craving for water could be indicitive of feline diabetes or hyperthyroidism. Or it could just mean that the cat has been outdoors on a hot day and has become dehydrated. Learn more about cats' need for water.

Adopt & Shop Event a Success
Beloved celebrity cat Lil Bub had a wonderful weekend, helping non-profit pet organizations. She hosted an Adopt & Shop

Microchip Your Cats
Cats should always carry some form of identification, and a microchip is highly suggested due to its permanence. If your cat gets lost, the microwave registry can contact you as soon as a veterinarian or shelter scans for his chip.

Emergency Supplies for Cats
With an emergency plan, a trustworthy vehicle loaded with emergency supplies for humans and cats as well as your cats' medical records and medications, your chances of surviving disasters of nature such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfire are vastly improved.

Plan Ahead - Don't Wait, Then Panic
National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA, falls in September. I have assembled a list of the most important ways to prepare our cats for disasters requiring evacuation from their homes, such as wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. These kinds of disasters can happen at any time, often without warning, so it is imperative that we plan ahead. Learn more with this article.

Keep Your Vehicle Maintained for Quick Flight
In the event of a disaster, it is imperative that you have a well-maintained vehicle loaded with emergency supplies in case of breakdown. You simply may not have enough time to search for missing supplies at the last minute.

Disaster Preparation for your Cats - Make Sure Your Cat Has Identification
More on how to prepare for your cats in the case of a disaster, by ensuring that they carry full identification in the form of collar and tags, plus tattoo or microchip. Page 2.

Review: I Knead My Mommy And Other Poems By Kittens
If you like cats you'll love

How Does My Cat Garden Grow?
Stymied by how to keep neighboring cats out of your yard? Try these Top Cat Repellents.

Review: Wellness Divine Duos
Whether fed as a juicy, meaty snack for cats of all ages, or as part of a rotation of grain-free wet cat foods, my family of feline volunteers eagerly chowed down Wellness Divine Duos. One kitty, Gaither, liked the first package so much that he opened a second one all by himself and made a midnight snack of it. Read my review of this nutritious new wet cat food, Wellness Divine Duos.

Grumpy Cat's Rise to Fame
A brief summary of the overnight success of the cat known professionally as Grumpy Cat, but whose true name is Tardar Sauce.

Grumpy Cat Plush Toy
The Grumpy Cat Plush Toy is a toy for all ages. Manufactured by Gund, it is 10 inches tall, and the purrfect way to own your very own Grumpy Cat.

Three Grumpy Cat Moon T-Shirt
The Three Grumpy Cat Moon T-Shirt can be purchased through the Greater Good stores, which help fund more than 130 charities throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

Grumpy Cat I Had Fun Once T-Shirt
Leave it to the iconic Grumpy Cat to do her typical

Black Grumpy Cat I Hate Mondays T-Shirt
This black Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat 7 Inch Plush Doll
The Grumpy Cat round plush doll looks like Humpty Dumpty sitting on his garden wall. Only this time Grumpy Cat is reigning over my work as she sits on my computer critiquing my work in her inimitable style.

Grumpy Cat This is My Happy Face T-Shirt
Unless you're Pollyanna, you may not wear a big smile all the time. Like Grumpy Cat, your

Grumpy Cat : A Grumpy Book for Grumpy Days
Grumpy Cat's debut in print accomplishes dozens of times, what her T-Shirts and other collectibles do: fill the reader with doom and gloom, each time a page is turned.

The Grumpy Guide to Life - Observations by Grumpy Cat
The Grumpy Guide to life - Observations by Grumpy Cat, is a book that may confuse you, but I guarantee, you'll never be bored with it.

Quick Tip - Making Water More Interesting to Cats
During hot summer months, our cats sometime become lazy and slothful. They can easily become dehydrated, which can lead to serious medical problems. Try these four tips for encouraging your cats to drink more water when the temperature soars.

Tracking Kitten Development - the First Six Weeks
The all-important first six weeks in a cat's life will do much in determining his personality and character for the rest of his life.

Kitten Development - What Happens in the First Week?
Kittens will probably never grow again as quickly as they do during the first week, and seeing the changes in their development is an incredible experience.

Kitten Development Week 2: Growing and Developing
In the second week after birth, kittens' eyes may start to open, and they will always be blue at this age. His sense of smell will also be developing.

Kitten Development, Week 3 - Awareness Is Developing
By week three, a kitten's senses of sight and hearing are becoming more keen. His digestive system is developing and he's ready for canned food.

Tracking Kitten Development - 4 Weeks Old
During the 4th week of his life, your kitten may start exploring his surrounds, as he is able to stand and ambulate around, after a fashion.

Cat Development - Weaning the Kitten
The fifth week of a kitten's development is an important one, as he can be introduced to canned food, and subsequently, will learn to use a litter box.

Tracking Kitten Development - the First Six Weeks
The all-important first six weeks in a cat's life will do much in determining his personality and character for the rest of his life. Kittens will probably never grow again at the remarkable rate they accomplish during this period, and seeing the changes in their development from week to week is an incredible experience.

Tracking Kitten Development - the First Six Weeks
The all-important first six weeks in a cat's life will do much in determining his personality and character for the rest of his life. Kittens will probably never grow again at the remarkable rate they accomplish during this period, and seeing the changes in their development from week to week is an incredible experience.

When Cats Bite The Hand That Feeds
Cats who bite the hands that feed them often have something else going on in their lives. It's up to us to seek out the problems, then seek help from professionals

Cat Picture of the Week: Nina
Introducing beautiful calico cat Nina, second Cat Picture of the Week for July, 2014.

Cat Food Ingredients to Avoid
There's new consumer awareness about the ingredients in commercial pet foods, including cat food. Avoid BHT,BHA,and ethoxyquin;meat by-products;meat meal.

Spay and Neuter Organizations and Resources
From Doris Day's

Your Vet Uses a Number of Diagnostic Tools
When you take your sick cat to the veterinarian, a number of diagnostic tools are available, including blood tests, blood pressure readings, X-rays, and hands-on examination, among others.

Cat Cams - Kitties Online
Cats are in the vanguard of technology, as Cat Cams sweep the Net. These cams featuring kitties online may or may not be working, depending on the setup and time of day.

Internet Clubs for Cats
A cat club is a wonderful way for humans to share information and fun in the guise of their cats. These are the best of the bunch you'll find on the Net.

Kitty Cartoons and Comic Strips
Links to kitty cartoons and comic strips to read and enjoy online, from your Cats Guide.

Florida Panther - Endangered Big Cat
Articles and information about the magnificent Florida Panther and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, where biologists and wildlife experts are battling to save this endangered cat.

Postcards for Cat Lovers
Free Cat Postcards and greeting cards

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics
Many areas in the U.S. and Canada provide low cost spay and neuter clinics as a way of encouraging this critically-important surgery for dogs and cats. Use this list to find a low cost spay and neuter clinic in your area.

Breeders- Bombay
Bombay catteries are listed herein for the value of their web sites - the information they contain about the breed. Inclusion of Bombay cat breeders in this list is not to be deemed as endorsement of their cats, or the quality of their breeding facilities.

Breeders - Tonkinese
Tonkinese Breeders, listed alphabetically, from your About Guide to Cats.

Breeders - Turkish Angora
Turkish Angora Breeders, organized alphabetically.

Breeders - Turkish Van
Turkish Van Breeders and catteries, listed alphabetically

Cat Breed Support Organizations and Clubs
Almost every recognized breed of cat has one or more support clubs for breeders who want to support high standards, public education, and protecting the qualities that make their breeds special. Scan this list for support groups for your favorite breed of cat.

Basic Feline Genetics Listed by Breed
Find out the basic genetics responsible for the

Breeders - Korat Cats
Korat Cat Breeders and catteries

Breeders - Maine Coon Cats
Maine Coon Cat Breeders and catteries.

Breeders - Manx Cats
Manx cat Breeders and catteries.

Breeders - Munchkin Cats
Munchkin Cat Breeders and catteries, listed alphabetically

Breeders - Norwegian Forest Cats
Norwegian Forest Cats Breeders and catteries

Breeders - Ocicats
Ocicat Breeders and catteries, arranged alphabetically.

Breeders - Orientals
Comprehensive listing of Oriental cat breeders web sites

Breeders - Persian
Comprehensive list of Persian Cat Breeders, arranged alphabetically.

Breeders - Pixie-Bobs
Pixie-Bob Cats Breeders resources.

Breeders - Ragamuffin
Ragamuffin Cat Breeders sites listing.

Breeders - Ragdolls
Ragdoll Cat Breeders and catteries, listed alphabetically

Breeders - Russian Blue
Russian Blue cat breeders listed alphabetically.

Breeders - Siamese
Siamese Breeders listed alphabetically.

Breeders - Somali
Somali Breeders, listed alphabetically.

Breeders - Sphynx Cats
Sphynx Cat breeders, listed alphabetically.

Breeders - Savannah Cats
Savannah Cat Breeders and catteries, listed alphabetically.

Breeders - Selkirk Rex Cats
Listing of Selkirk Rex Cat Breeders is a selection by web standards. Comments may be quotes from the breeders, and are not to be interpreted as a recommendation. When buying a Selkirk Rex cat, do your own personal investigation and ask for referrals.

Breeders - American Shorthair
American Shorthair Cat Breeders and catteries, listed alphabetically.

Breeders - Chartreux
Chartreux Cat Breeders, alphabetically listed.

Breeders - Chausie Cats
Chausie Cat Breeders, from your About guide to Cats.

Breeders - Devon Rex Cats
Listing of Devon Rex Breeders and Catteries, photos and information.

Breeders - Egyptian Mau Cats
Egyptian Mau Cat Breeders, listed alphabetically

Breeders - Exotic Shorthairs
Exotic Shorthair Cat Breeders resources.

Breeders - Himalayan Cats
Resource list of Himalayan cat Breeders and catteries, listed alphabetically

Breeders- Japanese Bobtail
The live version of the Maneki Neko, the Japanese Bobtail is an ancient breed from Japan. Lively, curious, and adaptive, the Japanese Bobtail makes an excellent pet for an apartment, given adequate attention.

Breeders- Cornish Rex
Breeders of Cornish Rex cats.

Calico Cats Color Pattern - Genetics
The calico color pattern is a lovely one, with black, red, and white all represented in clear color blocks. Calicos are lovely girls, along with the rare, almost always sterile male. Learn the complex genetics behind the calico color pattern, and feast your eyes on beautiful calico cat pictures.

Savannah Cat Breed - Profile - History - Standards
The Savannah cat breed is a relatively recent one, the result of the crossing of an African Serval Cat with a domestic cat. The Savannah gets its name from the African savannah where the Serval makes its home. Learn more about the history and profile of the Savannah cat breed with these articles and links.

Singapura Cat Breed - History - Profile and Standards
The Singapura cat is a small, beguiling cat that originated in Singapore. It is recognized by most major cat registries, but still is a comparatively rare breed of cat.

Breeds - Chartreux Cats Breed Profile Standards and Information
The Chartreux cat has several legends about its origin, but first appeared in France in the 1500s. The most recognizable characteristics of the Chartreaux are its thick velvety coat in any shade of blue-gray and its rounded copper or gold eyes.

Devon Rex Breed Information - Standards Profile History of Devon Rex Cats
Devon Rex breed standards, profile and history of the Devon Rex Cat.

Munchkin Cats Breed Profile - History - Standards
The history, description and breed standards for the relatively new breed of cats called Munchkins, whose diminutive size is not reflected in their outgoing personalities.

IBD in Cats - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease comes in several forms, all of which are potentially fatal; however, with managed care, you can help your cat survive. Find out the symptoms, treatment, and managed care for IBD in cats.

Veterinary Description of Spay and Neuter Surgeries
Find out exactly what takes place during spay and neuter surgery of cats, why prescreening is necessary, and what to expect after the spay or neuter surgery.

FeLV - Feline Leukemia Virus
Feline Leukemia - FeLV - Resources for Feline Leukemia

Hip Dysplasia - Diagnosis and Treatment in Cats
Hip dysplasia in cats is diagnosed more often as veterinary awareness increases.

Cat Picture of the Week: Penny
We celebrate Cats Pictures of the Week every week, and each month a different type of cat is chosen. July is set aside for calico cats, as colorful as sunshine and shadows.

Introduction to the New Cat Pictures of the Week Format
A new, improved format has been designed for About.com Cat Pictures of the Week, starting in July, 2014.

Review: Eureka AirSpeed Exact Pet Vacuum
The Eureka AirSpeed Exact Pet Vacuum features a high efficiency allergy filter which effectively reduces the amount of dander, both in the carpet, and also in the air.

How and Why Cats Play
Amy Shojai answers cat play and cat toy questions about how cats play in this article on cat play. Refer to this article on cat play to learn how cats play with cat toys.

Helping a Frightened Feral Cat
This Ask Amy column by Amy Shojai on feral cats helps owners with helping a frightened feral. Learn how to make friends with a feral cat in this Ask Amy cat behavior column.

Our Forever Bond With Cats
For thousands of years humans have bonded with their cats, and today we recognize that that bond has no limits. The unique bond between cats and humans is awesome to behold and even more incredible to experience. Each day brings new pleasures, just by living side-by-side with one of Nature's most beautiful, complex and mysterious creatures. That this bond continues even beyond the grave is undeniable evidence of its power. Explore here the many facets of this powerful bond.

Our Forever Bond With Cats
For thousands of years humans have bonded with their cats, and today we recognize that that bond has no limits. The unique bond between cats and humans is awesome to behold and even more incredible to experience. Each day brings new pleasures, just by living side-by-side with one of Nature's most beautiful, complex and mysterious creatures. That this bond continues even beyond the grave is undeniable evidence of its power. Explore here the many facets of this powerful bond.

Cat Community - Photos and Videos of Cats
Wherever cat lovers congregate, they love to share and compare their experiences with cats, cute stories about cats, their cats' photos, and cute and educational videos about cats.

Cat Breed Profiles A to Z - Breeds Beginning With T
Cat breeds snapshots for breeds beginning with T, including Tonkinese, Turkish Van, and Turkish Angora cat breeds.

Understanding the Label - Cat Flea Control Products
Cat owners should know the importance of reading the labels on flea control products. Some products contain permethrin, which can tremors, seizures, or death. Learn about permethrin toxicosis, and other ingredients hazardous to cats.

Understanding the Label - Cat Flea Control Products
Cat owners should know the importance of reading the labels on flea control products. Some products contain permethrin, which can tremors, seizures, or death. Learn about permethrin toxicosis, and other ingredients hazardous to cats. Page 2.

Understanding the Label - Cat Flea Control Products
Cat owners should know the importance of reading the labels on flea control products. Some products contain permethrin, which can tremors, seizures, or death. Learn about permethrin toxicosis, and other ingredients hazardous to cats. Page 3.

Rattling Window Blinds - Cat Behavior Problems
Learn why cats rattle window blinds in this Ask Amy column about cat behavior problems and kitty wake up calls. This Ask Amy column explains why cats bother window blinds, and how to stop this cat behavior problem.

Will Ant Spray Hurt My Cats? - Cat-Safe Housekeeping
Are you bothered by ants, but don't want to cause potential harm to your cats by using toxic ant control means? Here are a few quick tips for getting rid of ants in a cat-safe home.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Tuxedo Cat Cammi
This week's cat picture of the week is Tuxedo Cat Cami, the first cat picture of the week for May, 2014. Page 17.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Seven Year Old Tabby Cat Sebastion
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. Each month a different type of cat is honored, and March celebrates Tabby cats. The first Cat Picture of the Week for March is Sebastion, a handsome seven year old tabby. Page 9.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring White Cat Moe
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. Each month a different type of cat is honored, and February features white cats, including Moe, the third Cat Picture of the Week for February, 2014. Page 7.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Special Needs Cat Gimpy
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. April features Special Needs Cats, and Gimpy, this weeks' featured cat, has a number of special veterinary concerns. Page 14.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Special Needs Cat Abby
Special needs cats are featured as Cat Pictures of the Week in April. Our first featured cat this month is Abby, a special needs cat with inflammatory bowel disease, and a heart murmur. Page 13.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Blind Kitten Quirky
Each month a different type of cat is honored as Cat Picture of the Week, and April celebrates Special Needs Cats. Page 16.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Special Needs Cat, Fergie
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. Each month a different type of cat is honored, and April honors special needs cats, such as Fergie, our third Cat Picture of the Week for April, 2014. Page 15.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Lucy - Tuxedo Cat Rescued From Fire
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. May celebrates Tuxedo cats, and Lucy is the third Cat Picture of the Week for May 2014. Page 18.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Kittens Delilah My and Talulah Fay
Each month a different type of cat is honored as Cat Picture of the Week, and January celebrates adopted shelter kittens. Delilah May and Talulah Fay are jointly honored as the Fourth Cat Picture of the Week for Januaary, Page 4.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring White Cat Sebastian
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. Each month a different type of cat is honored, and February features white cats. Sebastion is our second Cat Picture of the Week for February, 2014. Page 6.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring White Cat Milo
Each month a different type of cat is honored as Cat Picture of the Week, and February features white cats. Page 8.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Tabby Cat Jennyanydots
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. Each month a different type of cat is honored, and March celebrates tabby cats. This week's Cat Picture of the Week features Jennyanydots, a lovely young tabby girl with calico variations. Page 10.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Tabby Cat Lovey
Our last Cat Picture of the Week for March is Lovey - a beautiful gray tabby cat. Page 12.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week - Featuring Tortoiseshell Cat Len
The fourth Cat Picture of the Week for November is tortoiseshell kitten, Len, adopted from a foster group. Page 46.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Tortoiseshell Cat Roozu
Roozu is the second Cat Picture of the Week for November, 2013, at About.com. Her picture was selected from the Life With a Tortoiseshell Cat Show and Tell gallery. Learn more of Roozu's story and see another photo of her, as well as all the Cat Pictures of the Week for 2013.. Page 44.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week
2013 Cat Pictures of the Week are chosen from submittals to select Show and Tell picture galleries on this site. Selections are based on both the quality of the photo, and a compelling

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Black Cat Binx
October is Black Cat Month at About.com Cats, and our Cats of the Week are chosen from black cats featured in the Why I Love Black Cats Show and Tell. Binx is the second Cat of the Week for October, 2013. Page 40.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Molly Marie
Molly Marie is the first Cat Picture of the Week for December, 2013 I feature red cats this month because they are the color of fireplace flames, as warm-hearted as Jolly Old St. Nick, and sometimes as spicy-spirited as hot cider. Page 48.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Missy - Dilute Tortoiseshell Cat
2013 Cat Pictures of the Week are chosen from submittals to select Show and Tell picture galleries on this site. Missy, a dilute tortoiseshell cat, is the fifth and last Cat Picture of the Week for November, 2013. Page 47.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring young black cat Algebra,
2013 Cat Pictures of the Week are chosen from submittals to select Show and Tell picture galleries on this site. October is set aside for black cats, and Algebra fits the bill. Page 39.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Young Red Cat Keddy
2013 Cat Pictures of the Week are chosen from submittals to select Show and Tell picture galleries on this site. December features red cats, and Keddy is the second Cat Picture of the Week for December, 2013. Page 49.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Red Cat Bruschi
Red Cat Bruschi is the 50th Cat Picture of the Week for 2013 at About.com. As all the other Cat Pictures of the Week for December, he was chosen among submittals to the Life With a Red Cat Show and Tell feature. Page 50.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Red Cat Bastet
Red cat Bastet is the fourth and last Cat Picture of the Week for December, 2013, and the 51st and last Cat Picture of the Week for 2013. Page 51.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Kitten Fondu
In January we celebrate adopted shelter kittens at About.com Cats, and Fondu is our first Cat Picture of the Week for January, 2014.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week - Featuring Maggie May - Second Cat Picture of the Week for January.
Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. Each month a different type of cat is honored, and January celebrates adopted shelter kittens. Page 2.

2014 Cat Pictures of the Week featuring Raphiel - Adopted Shelter Kitten
Young Kitten Raphiel had been a fostered kitten during a Humane Societies Silent Night foster program during the Christmas season, so that kittens did not need to spend the holiday in a shelter. Read more about his adoption by his foster mom. Page 3.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Calico Cat Meka
Beautiful calico cat Meka is the second Cat Picture of the Week for July, on the About.com Cats website. Her photo and story were chosen from the Living With a Calico Cat Show and Tell. Page 27.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Groucho
Groucho, a domestic cat adopted through a Petfinder listing, is the first Cat Picture of the Week for August, 2013. Read his story to find out the origin of his name, and how to submit your own domestic kitty's photo. Page 30.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Tuxedo Cat Thomas
The second Cat Picture of the Week is Thomas, a one-year old tuxedo cat who was rescued one cold, rainy October night by Brenda. Page 19.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Tuxedo Cat Leopard
Lovely tuxedo girl is the fourth and last Cat Picture of the Week for May, 2011. Read more of this stunning cat, who lives in South Africa. Page 21.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week - Featuring Adopted Shelter Cat Biscuit
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and Biscuit, a Siamese mix adopted from the SPCA is the first Cat Picture of the Week for June. Page 22.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Chloe - Adopted Shelter Cat
The second Cat of the Week for June 2013 is Chloe, a beautiful white cat with blue eyes who was adopted from an animal shelter. Page 23.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Ricky - 10 Years Old Adopted Shelter Cat
Today's Cat Picture of the Week is Ricky, a handsome 10 year old cat who was adopted from a shelter when he was three. Page 24.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week - Featuring Tuxedo Girls Kit and Molly
Kit and Molly were adopted from a veterinary rescue group when they were youngsters by About.com Member PhillysMom. Read the heartwarming story about these charming tuxedo sibling, our fourth Cat Picture of the Week for June, 2013. Page 25.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week Featuring Calico Cat Minx
2013 Cat Pictures of the Week are chosen from submittals to select Show and Tell picture galleries on this site. Minx is a Calico Cat, and her photo was chosen from the Living With a Calico Show and Tell. Page 28.