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  1. Why Do Cats Groom Each Other? (the Answer Will Surprise You!)

    Why Do Cats Groom Each Other? (the Answer Will Surprise You!)

    Why Do Cats Groom Each Other? (the Answer Will Surprise You!)Watching cats groom each other can be so relaxing, right? Does it also make you wonder why they're doing that? Cats usually groom each other for these reasons: Hygiene - simply to help each other keep those coasts shiny and clean...
  2. Discover Your Cat's Genetic Makeup With Basepaws

    Discover Your Cat's Genetic Makeup With Basepaws

    Have you ever looked at your cat wondering if there's some cat breed in her or his lineage? With most of our cats, we have no clue as to their genetic origins. But that's changing fast. You can now find out more about your cat's genetic heritage with a simple test that requires nothing more...
  3. Honey Bee - A Truly Inspirational Cat

    Honey Bee - A Truly Inspirational Cat

    The story of Honey Bee - the blind cat that travels the world - will truly inspire youHoney Bee lives in Seattle with Sabrina Aeluro, but she’s racked up a number of frequent flyer miles. Born in Fiji, she and two of her littermates were surrendered to Animals Fiji, a nonprofit clinic/shelter...
  4. Black Cat Facts And Myths

    Black Cat Facts And Myths

    Black cats are remarkable enough to have their own special day! And we don't mean Halloween, either. Every year, shelters, rescues and cat lovers in general celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th. Let's take a look at some of the actual facts about black cats. Don't worry, later...
  5. 17 Cool Trivia Facts About American Cats

    17 Cool Trivia Facts About American Cats

    17 Cool Trivia Facts About American CatsThere are more cats in American households these days than any other pet (even dogs!) You could in fact say that the cat is "America's Pet". Let's take a look at a few interesting facts relating to our beloved felines and the United States of America. The...
  6. Will Cats Become Extinct If We Spay/neuter All Of Them?

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

    Why we should all spay and neuter our catsCat 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 excitedly shares the news about his or her cat giving...
  7. How To Shoot A Beautiful Portrait - Cat Photography 101: Part 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 people too) is to photograph your cat in soft light...
  8. Cat Photography 101: Turning Your Cat’s Habits To Your Advantage

    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 Photograph"Yes, it’s a rare cat that will sit...
  9. Kitten Development Stages - Illustrated Guide

    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 be more than just fun. It can help you assess the...
  10. The Cat Color & Breed Quiz

    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 the comments section and please share this with...
  11. A Cat That Glows In The Dark - Interview With Professor Leslie Lyons, Part 3

    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 cool? I'll let you decide, but know that there...
  12. Genetic Testing For Your Cat - Interview With Professor Leslie Lyons, Part 2

    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 Shorthairs, British Shorthairs, Scottish Folds, and in...
  13. Cat Genetics Interview With Professor Leslie Lyons - Part 1

    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 feline genetics here on TCS, but also agreed to...
  14. The Evil Of Cat Bashing - In Response To Mr. Conniff's Column In The Ny Times

    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 other wildlife. What are outdoor cats though? This...
  15. The Cats Of Mt Washington

    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 of New Hampshire, Mt Washington is known for many...
  16. Can Cats See Ghosts?

    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 hallway. What is a ghost? Janice Gilligan, animal...
  17. Odd-eyed Cats

    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 gene suppresses the full color of pigment from...
  18. How Old Is My Kitten?

    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 stray cat is a best guess effort. Eyes When...
  19. Cats In The White House

    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 American Presidents and their families have kept a...
  20. The Maneki Neko Cat

    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 not allowed inside. One day, the monks went to...
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