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About Cats

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  1. Will Cats Become Extinct If We Spay/neuter All Of Them?

    Why we should all spay and neuter our cats? Cat lovers that become involved with rescue and feral care are adamant supporters of spay and neuter, including TNR (trap-neuter-release) programs for feral cats. Admittedly, threads where someone...
  2. How To Shoot A Beautiful Portrait - Cat Photography 101: Part 2

    In Part One, we learned how to turn your cat’s habits to your photographic advantage. In this installment, we walk thru how to make a beautiful portrait of your furry friend.

    Use Soft LightA simple technique to take great cat portraits (and...
  3. Cat Photography 101: Turning Your Cat’s Habits To Your Advantage

    This series of articles offers simple techniques that anyone can follow to take amazing pictures of their companion. In this first installment, we explore how to turn your cat’s habits to your advantage. Let’s get started.

    "But Cats Are Hard to...
  4. Kitten Development Stages - Illustrated Guide

    Ever wondered about the stages of kitten development? We have a fully illustrated guide for you! Kittens are cute, so you can just read through to enjoy the photos. However, knowing what kittens look like and what they can do at various ages can...
  5. The Cat Color & Breed Quiz

    We have a new quiz for you! It's not an easy one but it's an all-visual quiz with lots of cat pictures, so lots of fun! Take the quiz to see how well you can tell a tabby apart from a calico... Once you're done, let us know how much you scored in...
  6. A Cat That Glows In The Dark - Interview With Professor Leslie Lyons, Part 3

    You know that moment when your cat jumps on your chest in the middle of the night, and you wake up to see Kitty staring down into your eyes? Imagine if you were to open your eyes and the cat above you had a greenish fluorescent glow?
    Spooky or...
  7. Genetic Testing For Your Cat - Interview With Professor Leslie Lyons, Part 2

    You may have heard that Persian cats tend to have kidney issues, but did you know that the same genetic mutation could also cause kidney disease and even renal failure in many other breeds? These include Burmillas, Himalayans, American...
  8. Cat Genetics Interview With Professor Leslie Lyons - Part 1

    Leslie A. Lyons, an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, is a leading expert on comparative genetics. She specializes in cats and was not only kind enough to host a special expert forum on...
  9. The Evil Of Cat Bashing - In Response To Mr. Conniff's Column In The Ny Times

    The New York Times chose to publish yet another cat-bashing column entitled "The Evil of the Outdoor Cat". Evil. No less. In this article, writer Richard Conniff claims that outdoor cats are to blame for the decline in the numbers of birds and...
  10. The Cats Of Mt Washington

    Domestic cats are everywhere. They can be found at almost any place on the globe where humans live, including some unexpected locations. One such place is the very top of Mt Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast U.S.. Located at the heart...
  11. Can Cats See Ghosts?

    When a cat stares off into space, is he thinking deep thoughts, trying to remember where he left his favorite toy or could it be he’s seeing a ghost? It’s unnerving right before bedtime or when a cat stares out of a lighted room into the dark...
  12. Odd-eyed Cats

    Cats with one blue and one green or yellow eye are striking. How does that happen? And is it true that odd-eyed cats are deaf in one ear as well?

    What causes a cat’s eyes to be two different colors? Complete heterochromia, a condition where a...
  13. How Old Is My Kitten?

    The fastest and easiest way to determine the age of a cat is to make a trip to the veterinarian’s office. In an adult cat, it’s harder to tell but in a kitten, there are more variables to go by. Even with all the clues, determining the age of a...
  14. Cats In The White House

    At the time of writing this article, Barack Obama is the President of the USA and alas, there are no cats living with the first family in the White House. This administration's Presidential Pet is a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo.

    Previous...
  15. The Maneki Neko Cat

    Throughout history, cats have been prized, worshiped and treated as part of the family. In Japan, they are also considered good luck.

    The Maneki Neko legend has many forms. One of the most popular says that cats lived near a monastery but were...
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