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

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

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

Studio shot of black Bengal cat

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

Kitten sleeping in a bed with purple cover

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

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

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

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)

Side view of a cat sticking out its tongue

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

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

Orange and white cat looking up and chirping

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

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.
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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.
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How to keep stray cats out of your yard respectfully and humanely

By the time you finish reading this article, you will have plenty of ideas for respectfully and humanely urging unwanted cats to stay away.
Cat hiding in engine compartment of car.

How to help cats inside car engines…before it’s too late

How to help cats inside car engines…before it’s too late

Have you heard of cats climbing into parked car engines then hitching a ride? This does happen. Here's how to prevent it.
Three tabby kittens snuggling in a gray cat bed.

How much should a kitten weigh? Here’s what the experts have to say

How much should a kitten weigh? Here’s what the experts have to say

Here are expert guidelines on how much a kitten should weigh
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Why do cats twitch in their sleep? The real reasons behind this curious behavior

Why do cats twitch in their sleep? The real reasons behind this curious behavior

Cats are well known for twitching in their sleep. What this peculiar behavior means, why it's important, and when to be concerned.
Orange cat scratching an itchy spot on its neck

How to treat ringworm in cats: Tips to cure your feline friend safely & effectively

How to treat ringworm in cats: Tips to cure your feline friend safely & effectively

Ringworm is a highly contagious, itchy fungal infection that can affect cats, dogs, and even people. Here is how to treat it safely and effectively.
Bob cat and skunk meet in the yard

Cat sprayed by a skunk? Stop everything and do this immediately

Cat sprayed by a skunk? Stop everything and do this immediately

Follow our step by step advice for what to do if your cat is sprayed by a skunk.
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Cats can’t stop watching Stray, but this dog is less enthused

Cats can’t stop watching Stray, but this dog is less enthused

You’ve probably seen some videos of real-life cats reacting to the Stray video game (and its realistic meows). Dogs, on the other hand? They’re not as happy.
Siamese cat crouched down in a grassy area

10 cute Siamese cat names you’re going to want to steal for your feline friend

10 cute Siamese cat names you’re going to want to steal for your feline friend

You've adopted your Siamese kitten. Now what to name your new feline family member.
Cat sitting in an owner's lap, looking up at a laptop

5 engaging YouTube channels to entertain your lonely cat

5 engaging YouTube channels to entertain your lonely cat

These YouTube channels will keep your cat occupied with some amazing videos for cats while you're out for the day.
Scary striped cat hissing

Why do cats hiss? 6 possible reasons behind this unsettling behavior

Why do cats hiss? 6 possible reasons behind this unsettling behavior

Cat hissing is totally normal behavior, but that doesn't mean it isn't unsettling when it happens. We list the reasons why cats do it.
Closeup of a Maine Coon's face

How to tell if your cat is a Maine Coon mix (and why you should care)

How to tell if your cat is a Maine Coon mix (and why you should care)

Look for these characteristics in your cat to determine if you have a Maine Coon mix on your hands.
A Siberian cat lying in a pile of fallen autumn leaves.

There’s an easy way to tell how old your cat really is

There’s an easy way to tell how old your cat really is

Here's how you can figure out how old your cat is.
Tiger kitten sitting in his litter box

Cat pee is no fun, but your kitty has a good reason to mark your stuff

Cat pee is no fun, but your kitty has a good reason to mark your stuff

If your cat has marked on something you hold dear, you're not alone. There's a reason cats pee on your stuff.
A mama cat snuggling her three kittens.

When can kittens leave their mom? Don’t separate them too early

When can kittens leave their mom? Don’t separate them too early

Kittens need to stay with their moms, so don't separate them too early.
Himalayan cat lying on a white blanket

What’s the difference between a Himalayan and a Persian cat? Get the facts

What’s the difference between a Himalayan and a Persian cat? Get the facts

Learn the key differences between a Himalayan and Persian cat before you adopt.
Cat outside with harness and leash

Cat stroller vs. leash: How to take your cat outdoors

Cat stroller vs. leash: How to take your cat outdoors

Cat strollers and leashes are common tools pet owners can use to take their cat outdoors safely. We discuss which one is right for your cat.
Cat sitting on a sunny balcony railing

How to cat-proof your balcony before the unthinkable happens

How to cat-proof your balcony before the unthinkable happens

Learn how to cat-proof your balcony before injury or worse occurs.