Have you ever found yourself wondering whether female cats have periods, just like humans? Well, the short answer is yes, female cats do have periods, but there are some key differences between a feline period and a human period. Here’s what you need to know.
If you’ve ever donated blood or needed surgery, you’re probably familiar with your blood type.. But what about your cat’s blood type? Knowing your cat’s blood type can be vital in times of emergency. Here is everything you need to know about the different cat blood types.
Do hypoallergenic cats really exist? The short answer is, well, not really–or at least not definitively, according to scientists and studies. Although, anecdotal evidence does suggest that certain cat breeds might be less likely to set off allergies. Here’s what you should know.
A flea infestation comes about when fleas decide to take up residence in your cat’s fur and drink their blood. If you notice your cat scratching much more than usual, or in a more frantic way, they might have picked up fleas. Here’s what you should know.
Some cats just don’t like when you pick them up or hold them in your arms, even if it’s just for some loving snuggles. Here are a few reasons your cat might not enjoy being picked up or held.
Can your cat get a sore throat? The short answer is yes, cats can get sore throats, just like us humans. In fact, in many cases, a cat’s sore throat could be due to catching a case of cat flu. Here’s what you should look for.
Glaucoma in cats is a condition where fluid in the eye fails to drain properly. This can bring about vision issues for the cat and a swelling of one or both eyes. If glaucoma in cats isn’t treated properly, it can lead to blindness. Here’s what you should know.
There’s something calming and reassuring about hearing and feeling a cat purr. But have you ever wondered how exactly it is that cats purr? What is that sound they’re making? Let’s take a detailed look at how cats purr.
The main goals of The International Cat Association (TICA) are to register the pedigrees of breeds of cats; to organize, license, and oversee cat shows around the world; to establish breed standards; and to also help foster friendly relationships between cat owners across the globe. Here’s what you should know.
Female cats are pregnant for around nine weeks. During this time period, a cat might also show visible signs of change, including putting on weight, having a swollen abdomen, and even morning sickness. Here’s what you need to know about feline pregnancy.
Have you ever wondered whether cats can see color? Or if they’re completely colorblind? The short answer is yes, cats can see some colors, but not the same range that we can. Let’s dig into how cats see and which colors their eyes can detect.
The Cat Fancier’s Association is a non-profit organization that boasts the largest registry of pedigree cats in the world. Feline circles often refer to the organization as the CFA. Here’s what you should know.
We’ve all heard about how cats LOVE catnip. They’ll drool, run around happily, and sometimes just space out with joy when they get their paws on the stuff. But did you know there are other plants that might have the same effect on your cat?
Cats are good at figuring things out for themselves. They’re naturally curious, great explorers, and good at making a toy out of anything. If you’re not careful, your cat might outsmart you sometimes. Here are ten of the smartest cat breeds in the world.
We all know cats hate water, right? Not so fast! Plenty of domestic cats think taking a dip in a lake, getting in the shower with you, or just splashing around in their water dish is the most fun ever. Here are a few cat breeds that love the water.
Scientists have found that different genetic combinations can affect the color, pattern, and length of a cat’s fur. Sometimes these combinations seem surprising. But what does that mean for orange cats? Are all orange cats male?
I’m in dating someone who is very, very allergic to cats. At first he tried to play it off and simply pop an antihistamine, but it wasn’t cutting it. Here are a few precautions I’ve been taking to insure that both Pookie and my boyfriend are comfortable in my apartment.
What if you notice that your cat is sneezing a lot? Should you have cause for concern? The short answer is yes, if your cat is sneezing frequently then it’s best to err on the side of caution and contact your vet. Sneezing in cats could be nothing to worry about, or it could be a sign of a serious issue.
As pet parents, we’re responsible for knowing our cats’ needs and wants, so we have to be able to know what they’re saying. Tail twitching and chin rubbing are two ways cats communicate with body language. Here’s what they might mean.
Do you wonder whether cats dream? Well, the answer might surprise you. Scientists have confirmed that cats do, in fact, dream while they sleep! Here’s what you need to know about cats dreaming and what those dreams might be about.
Can cats cry? Scientifically, the answer is no, cats don’t cry tears when they feel upset like humans do. But they still feel sadness and even grief, and they have their own ways of expressing those emotions. If you see tears in your cat’s eyes, they may have a health issue. Here’s what you should know.