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Are urinary tract infections in cats possible? What cat parents should know about this condition

Is it a UTI? What every kitty caregiver should know about urinary tract infections in cats, including risks, treatment, and prevention.
A Bengal cat lies on a white floor and bathes their forelimb

Bengal cats: What you should know about this quirky descendant of Asian leopards

A blue-eyed white cat sprawls out on top of a rug with a forlorn expression

Can cats suffer from mental health conditions the way dogs can?

Cat sitting and eating a treat

Is chocolate toxic for cats like it is for dogs?

Anxious calico cat lying in the cat bed of a cat tree

Do cats get separation anxiety just like dogs do?

Gray and white cat scratching couch

What it means when your cat is constantly scratching and how to stop it

Derpy cat sits with its legs open and paws on the floor

Video: Cat learns how escalators work

Gray cat lying on a bed with a white comforter

Does your cat sleep with you? You should be thrilled

Kitten sitting on the edge of an office desk

Why cats can’t resist knocking things over and driving you crazy

Cat in her tree structure plays with a toy

This video of a kitten playing in a baby bouncer is as cute as it sounds

Gray cat looking at a red laser on its paw

Why do cats like to chase lasers? It’s more than just a game to them

Gray cat on hind legs

Is your cat a psychopath? Take this quiz to find out

An orange tabby sitting on a green chair. a woman with a white sweater is looking on

If cats had New Year’s resolutions, here’s what they would be

If your cat had to set resolutions, we've guessed what they'd be.
A woman with short, dark hair holds a brown tabby Maine Coon cat near her face. She's wearing berry lipstick and a black shirt.

Study results: Cats pay attention when you use a high-pitch voice

Dogs readily learn to obey our commands, but do our cats listen to us? Let's find out.
Black cat covered with snow

Do cats get cold outside and what temperature is too low for outdoor kitties? Veterinarians weigh in

Is it too cold outside for your cat? Find out what temps he can take and if you are harming your cat by leaving him outside.
A Russian blue cat trots along a sidewalk with her tail held high

Cat tail language: What your cat’s swishing tail means

We'll unravel the mystery of what your cat's tail posture is trying to tell you.
Cat sleeping on a beige fleece blanket

Do cats sleep more in winter because they’re depressed? Here’s what to know about seasonal changes in felines

If it seems like your cat sleeps more in winter, you're not just imagining things. Here's what to know about cats, sleep, and seasonal depression.
A cat stares up at a Christmas tree with an ornament on her head

Video: Cat proves it’s a cat and knocks over the Christmas tree

How can you cat proof Christmas tree? Reddit weighs in with a few helpful suggestions for keeping your topper in tact.
A dog steals dinner from the Christmas table

Vets reveal 5 biggest dangers to pets during the Christmas season

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but vets warn it's also the most dangerous for pets. Keep track of these things so your animals stay safe.
A dark-haired woman wearing a green sweater holds a tabby cat on her lap

3 scientific benefits of being a cat person – you’ll be surprised with what we found

We're here to share the top three benefits of sharing your home with a feline companion -- and recommend some of our favorite beginner-friendly cat breeds.
Gray longhair cat sitting indoors in a sunny spot

Can indoor cats grow winter coats? Here’s what to know about feline coat thickness in winter

Even if they live indoors, your cats will grow winter coats. Here's what you need to know to help them stay as comfortable as possible this winter.
A dog stares at a black cat while lying down

Video: Cat outsmarts dog in a genius way

The cats vs dogs debate continues in this video posted to Reddit where the cat outsmarts his canine companion and comes out ahead.
Orange cat sleeping on a bed covered by a blanket

What is a safe temperature for cats indoors? Here’s how to take care of your kitty in the winter

Your indoor cat needs just as much care in winter as your outdoor one. Follow these steps to ensure he stays warm this season.
Stray cat outside

I see a stray cat: Is it safe to approach? What you need to know

Stray cats are often cats that were recently pets but lost their homes. Here's how to distinguish strays from their feral cousins and how to safely approach them.
A black cat with a dusting of snow on her coat stands outside

Is it safe for cats to be outside in winter? The answer may surprise you

Know the following information before allowing your cat outdoors in the winter.
a black and white cat in a Christmas tree

Here’s what to do if your cat tries to chew the Christmas tree lights

Is your cat chewing the Christmas tree lights? This is what you should do to stop your cat from chewing the tree lights this year.
A scared tabby cat hides under furniture.

Why is my cat suddenly scared of everything? You better read about the possible reasons

A lot of cats can startle easily, but sometimes cat owners find that felines are suddenly scared of just about everything. Here are some potential causes.
Two cats in front of a Christmas tree with presents and cat toys

Try these tips for keeping the cat out of the Christmas tree this year

Keeping the cat out of the Christmas tree is a holiday tradition you may want to ditch. These tips will help.
A gray cat lying next to a yellow spray bottle and cleaning cloth

Here’s how to stop a cat from spraying in 6 simple steps

Cat spraying is an obnoxious habit that can be caused by a number of underlying issues. Here's how to determine the cause and stop it.
Studio shot of black Bengal cat

What’s so special about black Bengal cats? 6 characteristics that will wow you

These six characteristics make black Bengal cats different from other house cats. Know what to expect before you adopt one.
Kitten sleeping in a bed with purple cover

How long do kittens sleep? How to encourage yours to sleep through the night

Is there anything cuter than a kitten sleeping? Kitties are incredibly active, but you can train them to sleep through the night. Here's how.
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Does your cat have ear mites? How to tell (and what you can do about it)

Here's how to figure out if your cat has ear mites and what you can do to help your furry friend if they have them.
Woman grooming a cat on her lap using a grooming mitt

Why is my cat shedding so much? 3 surprising things that could be causing it

If your cat sheds a lot, there could be a surprising reason behind it. Here are the top three causes, plus some simple steps you can take to reduce it.
A fluffy gray cat perches in a windowsill surrounded by autumnal decor

These are the Thanksgiving foods your cat can eat safely

Here are foods that are safe to share with your cat this Thanksgiving holiday.
Cat lying on its back and looking upside-down

Cat sleeping on back? The position may look funny, but it’s actually good news for cat parents

Cats can get themselves into plenty of interesting positions. Is a cat sleeping on their back concerning? Here's everything you need to know.
Kitten lying on a piece of furniture, looking up

8 amazing reasons to be thankful for your cat this Thanksgiving (and every one to follow)

Our kitties give us so much. Here are a few reasons to be thankful for your cat this Thanksgiving (and every day) and ways to show him.
A gray munchkin cat kitten stands on top of a white dressing table

Everything you need to know about munchkin cats: Some facts may surprise you

Here's a closer look at everything you should know before getting a munchkin cat, including the cost, life span, and personality.
Cat leaning on a metal gate

Protect your kitty and home: Top tips for choosing the best cat gate for your feline friend

Gates may seem like a terrible idea for your high-jumping feline friend, but they can help. Here's what you need to know and how to find the best cat gate.
Burning incense and tabby cat

Is incense bad for cats? 4 important things to consider before using it in your home

Is incense bad for cats? Do you love the smell of it but worry about the potential for harming your feline friend? This is everything you should consider.
A black and white cat sprawls out beside a blue litter box with a pile of litter on the floor

Why your cat is peeing everywhere (and what to do about it)

There are reasons why your cat might be peeing everywhere. Take a look at the possibilities and find out what you can do about it.
Side view of a cat sticking out its tongue

Why do cats stick out their tongues? Here are several surprising (and mostly harmless) reasons

There are a few potential causes behind cats sticking out their tongues and for your cat's funny-looking, tongue-half-out appearance.
Two people holding a tiny gray and white kitten whose eyes haven't opened yet

When do kittens open their eyes? This is what happens if they do it too early

Here's when you can expect your kitten to open their eyes.
Orange and white cat looking up and chirping

Wondering why cats chirp? Fascinating reasons why your cat chirps at birds (and you)

As with many cat behaviors, we're still trying to understand precisely why cats chirp. Learn the fascinating reasons behind this curious behavior.
Cat lying on its side with soft, sleepy eyes

How you can communicate with your cat by blinking slowly

Why do cats blink slowly? There's a good reason why — and a good reason why you should blink at them.
Tiger cat outdoors hissing

Is your cat hissing and growling a lot? These 5 tips will work wonders on your feline friend

Cat hissing and growling are stressful for you and your pet. Here are top tips on how to help your cat, including when to call a vet.
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Ranked: These pet apps actually work (and pet parents love them)

The team at RentCafe combed through Android and iOS apps to find the best of the best pet apps. Here's the list.
Woman petting cat

What you need to know about your cat’s swollen lip – what caused it and how to help it heal

You may have noticed a swelling on your cat's upper or lower lip. Here's what you need to know about this common occurrence.
Striped orange cat meowing

Why do cats meow excessively? 6 possible causes – and solutions that can help you both

Talkative cats are cute, but excessive meowing can be annoying. Here are some possible causes and solutions that can help both of you.
video of cat and squirrel

Video: Squirrel’s amusing hijinks annoy this persistent indoor cat

This video of a brazen squirrel practically daring an indoor cat to catch them is the funniest thing we've seen all week.
Angry cat with dilated pupils hissing

Watch out for these telltale signs of rabies in cats: What every pet parent needs to know

Rabies is zoonotic, meaning it's transmissible to humans. It's essential to know how it spreads and its symptoms, especially when you have pets.