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Can cats see in the dark?

Cats cannot see in true, complete darkness any better than any other living thing with eyes. But it sure seems like they can.  Read to find out what's really extraordinary about cats' vision in this post. I also answer the questions, "Can cats see in color?" and "Why don't cats watch TV?"

The American Curl cat

The American Curl is the result of a happy accident of nature. These unusual cats have ears that roll backward toward the skull. But not every American Curl has curly ears. Read to learn more about this very uncommon breed of cat, the genetics behind the curl, and how this breed differs from other cat breeds with differently shaped ears.

Why do cats bunny kick?

It's all fun and games until the bunny kicking starts.  Why do cats grab objects, or worse, your hand or foot, and attempt to shred them to pieces with their hind legs? Should you allow your cat to bunny kick? What should you do if your cat grabs one of your body parts and starts kicking?

Why does my cat stick his butt in my face?

I have loved all of my cats, but there are just some body parts I don’t need to get up close and personal with. What do cats mean when they expose their rear ends to you? Are they being rude and insulting? Are they trying to offend?

The Havana Brown cat

I love chocolate in all its forms, including the "chocolate delight" that is the Havana Brown cat. This rare breed of cat didn't come about by accident. I may be oversimplifying, but some serious cat breeders in the 1950s got together and said, "I think we need a chocolate-colored cat." The Havana Brown was the lovely result. Read to find out more about this beautiful and charming breed of cat.

The 2022 cat-food shortage and what to do about it

A trip to your local grocery store or pet shop for your cat's favorite food can be scary. The shelves are almost bare! What is going on? What can you do to make sure your cat gets fed?

My cat is stuck in a tree! What should I do?

If your beloved cat is stuck in a tree, you’re probably doing what I would be doing right now: panicking. But now is the time to calm down, think clearly, and plan. Read to find out the steps you can take to get your cat out of the tree and back into your arms.

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in cats

Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with an FIV-positive cat at the shelter, and you want to know if this is a health problem you can deal with. Or maybe you just found out that one of your feline family members has tested positive for FIV and want to know how to handle it. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about FIV in this post.

Do cats remember people?

You're going away to college, or on a long vacation. Will your cat remember you when you get back? We love our cats and remember our special relationships with them all our lives. But what do we mean to them? Do cats remember people?

What kind of food bowl or water dish should I buy for my cat?

Metal, ceramic, glass, or plastic? What kind of food bowl or water dish is best for your cat? The pet-bowl aisle at the Big Box pet stores can be overwhelming. There are so many choices! But it's easy to narrow down the best options for your cat once you know the facts.

The American Shorthair Cat

American Shorthair cats came to be in the way many Americans have become citizens: through immigration. And much like the human melting pot that is America, the American Shorthair is the result of the coming together, over time, of the very best of catkind. Read to learn more about this hearty, healthy, lovely breed of cat.

Should I put a collar on my cat?

There should be an easy answer to this question, but there isn't. There are vets and animal-welfare organizations that argue both sides of this question very convincingly. In this post I'll discuss the benefits and potential dangers of collars. We'll also talk about how to properly and safely fit your cat for a collar, if you decide your cat should wear one.
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