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How much should I feed my cat?

It sounds like a simple question, doesn’t it? But figuring out how much to feed a cat can be tricky. It involves a little science and a little art, as there are many factors at play, including a cat's individual metabolism and the food you choose. Read to find out more.

How can I make my cat love me?

You wanted the cat. You had to convince your boyfriend to get a cat. And now the cat prefers your boyfriend. Do you feel that cats don’t love you as much as you love them, or that even your own cat doesn’t love you as much as you adore him?If so, this is the post for you. 

Why do cats trill?

A trill is a precious little sound, somewhere between the coo of pigeon, a hum, and the sound my electric toothbrush makes. I’ve heard it described as a Spanish-language rolled “R,” or like a toy helicopter, but none of these descriptions really do the trill justice. But why do cats make this sound?

Why do some cats have extra toes or polydactyly?

Why do some cats have an excess of toes? What causes them to form? Are extra toes a sign that a cat is inbred? Is this condition very rare? Is it dangerous for a cat to have extra toes? We’ll answer all of these questions (and more) in this post.

The tabby cat

Did you know that ALL cats are tabby cats? As crazy as that sounds, it's true. Read the post to find out why.

Why do cats arch their backs?

There is almost nothing "cattier" than a cat with an arched back. It's such a quintessential cat pose that we immediately recognize that Halloween cat shape, even in shadow. But what makes cats arch their backs?

Why do cats drool?

Wait – cats drool? I thought that was a dog thing? Actually, cats drool, too. Most of the time the cause of drooling is perfectly harmless – even kinda cute. But sometimes drooling is a sign of something more serious. This post will review the reasons cats drool. A loving cat guardian can use this information to determine whether they should be concerned about their drooling cat.

The Persian cat

The Persian is a long-haired cat, with flowing tresses, a thick ruff, and a plume of a tail. He’s heavy-boned, short-bodied, and short-statured, with a round face and captivating round eyes. But, the Persian is best known for his face, which is both beguiling…and controversial. Read to learn more about one of the world's most popular cat breeds and the controversy that surrounds it.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in is the most common form of heart disease in cats. What is it? How do cats get this disease? How is HCM diagnosed and treated? And what is the prognosis for a cat who has HCM?

Why do cats groom or lick each other?

Two of your cats are entwined on the carpeting, licking each other. Aw…you think. It must be love. Well, it’s cats, so it’s a little more complicated than that. The behavior you’re witnessing is called allogrooming. What we humans think we’re seeing when they see two cats lovingly grooming each other is probably not exactly what’s going on.

7 Spook-tacular Halloween gifts for your cat

If you love Halloween, you'll want to celebrate with your cat. But cats can be...shall we say...unenthusiastic about getting dressed up in a costume. But that doesn’t mean there aren't ways to honor the holiday in a way that your feline will fancy. Check out these spook-tacular Halloween gifts for your favorite cat this year!

Why does my cat have dandruff?

It’s just dandruff. No big deal, right? Maybe. Maybe not. There is more than one reason why cats get flaky skin. Some of those reasons are not worrisome and can be managed by you at home. Some require swift veterinary care. Certain causes can be highly contagious to humans. Eeek!
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