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How to Judge a Cat Show

How to Judge a Cat Show

A cat show allows an owner to show off their favorite or prize cat in a competition with cats of the same or similar breeds. For a cat to be able to compete in a sanctioned cat show, such as by the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), they have to be one of the 40 pedigreed breeds the CFA recognizes. Ma......[Read More]
How to Spot Diseases in Your Cat

How to Spot Diseases in Your Cat

Whenever a cat becomes ill from any disease which is more than trivial, whether it is a fever, an inflammation of one of the organs, or an injury which is somewhat serious, it shows that it is ill more decidedly than any other animal. It appears sicker with troubles of the same severity than do othe......[Read More]
2011 Cat Picture of the Week: Snowball

2011 Cat Picture of the Week: Snowball

For several years now, About.com Cats has featured a Cat Picture of the Week, and this year is no exception. Photos are chosen from submittals to any of the *other* picture galleries on this site (most often from the featured gallery of the month). My criteria is the quality of the photo, and the ca......[Read More]
Cat Tricks Can Help With Behavioral Problems

Cat Tricks Can Help With Behavioral Problems

As a cat owner, I had never entertained the concept of teaching my pussy tricks until now. I was under the impression that dogs could do tricks. I believed moggies were just cool and more complicated than dogs. He is very interested in finding warm, soft places to sleep. I always thought that dogs w......[Read More]
Know More About Your Cat's Diabetes

Know More About Your Cat's Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus or sugar diabetes is a chronic illness in which there are high levels of glucose in the blood. It is seen in dogs and cats as well as humans, and is commoner when overweight. There is no cure, but treatment, which in cats may or may not include insulin injections, can maintain a he......[Read More]
What to Expect at a Cat Show

What to Expect at a Cat Show

If you are a cat lover or have been thinking about showing off your own feline friend, then you may be interested in attending a local cat show to see what it's like. A cat show is an exciting event for any animal enthusiast to attend - the energy and playfulness of the different breeds of cats......[Read More]
Sinus Infection in a Feline

Sinus Infection in a Feline

Sinusitis is the clinical name for the abnormal swelling of the lining of the sinus passages. The sinus passages are bony hollows in the skull that lead directly to the nose and nasal cavities. Sinusitis is also commonly referred to as a sinus infection. Sinus infections have several main causes, as......[Read More]
Cat Training - Toilet Training Your Cat

Cat Training - Toilet Training Your Cat

Can you train your cat to actually use your toilet?Can you not have to deal with litter boxes any more?Well for many people the answers to these questions are yes.......[Read More]
GuideCats Picture Gallery: Ernie

GuideCats Picture Gallery: Ernie

Picture gallery of the cats who help and inspire the Guides at About.com. Ernie, pictured here, is Co-GuideCat for About Cross Stitch.......[Read More]
2008 Memorials to Special Cats: Bella Girl

2008 Memorials to Special Cats: Bella Girl

Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a good way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. It is always difficult to say goodbye by t......[Read More]
How to Keep Your Non-Waterproof Eyeliner From Coming Off

How to Keep Your Non-Waterproof Eyeliner From Coming Off

Eyeliner can dramatically enhance the appearance of your eyes. A single line can change the shape of your eyes and be the finishing touch to your look. However, if you use an eyeliner that's not waterproof, you may get smudges and smears around your eyes throughout the day since natural skin oils, h......[Read More]
Why and How Do Cats Purr?

Why and How Do Cats Purr?

While the exact causes of purring are not yet known, scientists and vets have come to the conclusion that purring is very closely linked with emotion. Cats are able to purr from their second day of life and, while no one knows for certain if it's voluntary or involuntary, cats are known for using th......[Read More]
House Cat Training - Litter Box Rules

House Cat Training - Litter Box Rules

In order to achieve successful house cat training you need to follow some specific rules concerning the cat's litter box. Cats do have a tendency to use a litter box. But you don't want your cat soiling the house right?......[Read More]
Why Are Black Cats So Hard to Get Adopted?

Why Are Black Cats So Hard to Get Adopted?

Black cats are not a popular choice for people interested in adopting a cat.Why do potential cat owners avoid black cats?......[Read More]
2010 Wordless Wednesday Picture Gallery: Comfortable?

2010 Wordless Wednesday Picture Gallery: Comfortable?

Wordless Wednesday is a social networking idea started by the Wordless Wednesday web site. Under the premise that "a picture is worth a thousand words," that's exactly what participants try to do, with eye-catching photos and a short punchy title. You are invited to submit a Wordless ......[Read More]
How to Easily Take Care of Cats

How to Easily Take Care of Cats

Having a cat requires a lot of time, dedication and care, but in the end can be very rewarding. While cats are definitely more independent pets than other animals, like dogs, they still require a great deal of attention and care.......[Read More]
Kitten Diary: Scottish Fold Kittens Day 14

Kitten Diary: Scottish Fold Kittens Day 14

Ev Russell, of Kinross Folds, shares the progress of a litter of kittens from birth to one month and beyond. Enjoy this illustrated Kitten Diary and watch these kittens grow. The Scottish Fold kittens are exactly two weeks old now.......[Read More]
How to Treat and Prevent a Cat Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Without Surgery? Here's the Solution

How to Treat and Prevent a Cat Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Without Surgery? Here's the Solution

For a pet cat chronic urinary tract infection can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. As a cat owner, the last thing you want to see is your cat suffering from recurring infections that not only affect its bladder, but also deteriorate its overall health. So, the question that needs to be ask......[Read More]
Stop Changing Cat Litter With an Automatic Litter Box

Stop Changing Cat Litter With an Automatic Litter Box

Changing the cat litter has got to be one of the most despised chores, at least at my house.It's like drawing the short straw and ending up with the chore no body wants.If you hate changing cat litter, you may be interested in how we solved this dilemma and stopped changing cat litter.No, we di......[Read More]
2010 Black Cat Picture Gallery: Taco

2010 Black Cat Picture Gallery: Taco

Black cats have traditionally been associated with Halloween, so we honor black cats with photos during October. Of course, aficionados of these Parlor Panthers adore black cats year-round. If you haven't yet had your fill of black cat photos, feast your eyes on the previous galleries.......[Read More]