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A Bengal cat lies on a white floor and bathes their forelimb

Bengal cats: What to know about these quirky descendants of Asian leopards

Are Bengal cats the perfect breed for you? If you want a medium to large cat that loves to play, they might be.
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?

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

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

Black cat covered with snow

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

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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Video: Cat discovers the office water cooler, hilarity ensues

Do you wish you could take your cat to work with you? After this video about a cat drinking water, you’re really going to wish your office was pet-friendly.
Cat with empty bowl looking up

Loss of weight in cats can be a symptom of many things – Here’s what you need to know and when to call the vet

Loss of weight in cats is a serious issue. Here's why you need to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Cat near its litter box

Is there blood in your cat’s stool? Don’t panic – here’s what it means and what to do

If your cat has bloody stools, don't panic -- you might just have to wait it out. Reach for this guide before calling the vet.
Cat climbing through Halloween décor and candy

Spooks can stress out even the friendliest feline: 5 tips for an anxiety-free cat on Halloween

Halloween can scare even the calmest cats. These tips can help if your cat gets frightened by trick-or-treaters.
Person brushing a happy cat lying on a bed

How to reduce cat hair shedding: Nutrition, grooming, cleaning, and more

Want to limit the amount of cat hair on your couch? Try these strategies for a happy cat and an even happier home.
Young kitten playing with the tip of a cat's tail

Why do cats chase their tails? The reasons may surprise you

Cats chase their tails for many reasons. Understanding this behavior is important so you can intervene when necessary.
White cat with blue eyes on a couch

When do kittens’ eyes change colors? The answer is pretty cool – Here’s what to know

Kittens' eyes don't stay blue for long. When do kittens' eyes change colors? Everything you need to know about whether a cat's eyes can change color.
Two white kittens looking curious

Why does my cat stare at me for no reason? Good question – we dug up some answers for you

Why does my cat stare at me? There's usually a reason — or perhaps reasons. Here's what to know and when to be concerned.
Cat sleeping on a rug in the sun

Do cats sweat? How to tell if your cat is overheated

It's dangerous for cats to get overheated. These are the signs to look out for.
Gray cat curled up under a fluffy blanket

6 common reasons your cat sleeps under the covers and how to prevent it

Sometimes, cats just love sleeping under the covers. Here are some common reasons why and what you can do about it.
Striped cat sitting on a bed in the bedroom

Why is my cat peeing on my bed? The real truth (and how to stop this gross habit)

Your cat peeing on your bed is one of the most irritating things possible. We discuss your cat’s peeing problem, the causes, and the solutions.
Two tabby kittens hiding beneath a stool

At what age do kittens start purring and why do they do it?

Your kittens purr for a variety of reasons, from self-soothing to communication with other cats. Find out about other milestones in kitten development.
Cat sitting in a lap

Lap time, nap time: Why your cat chooses to sit on you

Sometimes cats just crawl on your lap and pass out. Here's what it means, and why they do it.
Cat sleeping in bed

Why do cats like to sleep on the bed with people? This common behavior explained

If your cat likes to sleep in your bed, you're not alone. Learn a few reasons why your cat loves sleeping in your bed and the pros and cons of letting them.
Cat with blue eyes staring into distance

Can cats have autism? What you need to know

While cats can't have autism, there are some special-needs cats. We help you learn some important things about feline behavior.
Orange cat hissing aggressively

How to get an angry cat into a carrier: Tips to keep you both safe

Putting an angry cat in its carrier doesn't have to be an ordeal. These tips can help.