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Tips for Bathing Your Persian Cats and Kittens

Tips for Bathing Your Persian Cats and Kittens

Persian cats and kittens always keep themselves clean. It's not really necessary to bathe them more than the usual. We can give them a bath at least once a week or if certain "occasions" call for it: i.e. fur is stained and caught something greasy, litter accidents etc.......[Read More]
The Symptoms of Urinary Problems in Cats

The Symptoms of Urinary Problems in Cats

Changes in urinary habits could mean urinary problems for cats.cat image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comUrinary problems can happen to cats of any age. However, changes in a cat's urinary habits could be the first sign that she is suffering from a urinary problem. Although there can be.........[Read More]
Cutest Cat Contest Picture Gallery: Alley

Cutest Cat Contest Picture Gallery: Alley

Cutest Cat Contestant Alley. Is your cat the cutest cat in the world? About.com is pleased to announce the Cutest Cat Picture Contest. Please read the rules carefully, then submit your Cutest Cat photo by following these Guidelines. ......[Read More]
Red Cats Picture Gallery: Ziggy

Red Cats Picture Gallery: Ziggy

We celebrate red cats in our December Picture Calendar, but we love them year-round. December is a great month for snuggling with your cat in front of a crackling fire, particularly if your cat mirrors the colors of the flames. We also can't forget that December cats are red for the color of Ch......[Read More]
How to Train a Kitty

How to Train a Kitty

Want to understand a little more about cat training?Here are some things you should keep in mind!......[Read More]
What Is Being Done to Save the Sand Cat?

What Is Being Done to Save the Sand Cat?

Sand cats are surprisingly small, burrowing hunters that make their home in the deserts of southwest Asia and northern Africa. Weighing 4 to 8 lbs. in adulthood, these furry mammals have survived the extreme temperatures of the desert for centuries, but conservationists fear that the population of t......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of a Fat Pouch on a Cat

How to Get Rid of a Fat Pouch on a Cat

You've noticed a slight swinging in your cat's tummy area when he goes bounding across the room. This pocket of loose skin seems at odds with the rest of the cat's lean and supple body. This fat pouch on a cat is actually a result of spaying or neutering. Consider this pouch your cat's "spare tir......[Read More]
Snappy Training for Dogs

Snappy Training for Dogs

Startle or aversion tactics correct a dog that is misbehaving at times when the owner is not present to intervene. These tactics work by stopping behavior with sudden, loud or unpleasant sound or other stimulus, like spraying water, that the dog does not like. The dog will associate the unwanted sti......[Read More]
Things to Feed a Stray Cat

Things to Feed a Stray Cat

Stray cats showing up on doorsteps are a problem in many neighborhoods. Most stray cats look skinny and appear as if they are starving. If you have a soft spot for strays, you may want to feed them. However, if you are not a cat owner, you may not know what cats eat or what you should feed them. The......[Read More]
Cat Allergy & Ear Infections

Cat Allergy & Ear Infections

Allergies, whether from food or an inhalant, can cause an array of health problems for your cat, including ear infections. In many cases, ear infections are the first sign your cat may have allergies. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of ear infections and have it treated so you can mov......[Read More]
Cat Picture of the Week: Reece

Cat Picture of the Week: Reece

The About.com Cats site has a Cat Picture of the Week feature posted on the main page each week. This gallery is starting fresh for the year 2008, and my intent is to post subsequent galleries each year. Other Cat of the Week galleries are linked here. I do not accept photos submitted directly for &......[Read More]
Bloody Urine and Your Cat's Health

Bloody Urine and Your Cat's Health

Have you noticed blood in your cat's urine?If so, it is important for you to take your cat to the veterinarian as soon as possible for a thorough examination.There are many potential causes of bloody urine, with some of them being potentially fatal.Therefore, receiving prompt treatment is essen......[Read More]
Homemade Cat Food Recipes - Safe Treats That Will Have You and Your Kitty Purring

Homemade Cat Food Recipes - Safe Treats That Will Have You and Your Kitty Purring

The first thing we must get into when discussing homemade cat food recipes is that there are certain food items that we should never include in these tasty treats. A cat's digestive system is set up very differently from ours and they just don't cope well with many of the foods that we eat......[Read More]
How to Unmat Dog Hair

How to Unmat Dog Hair

A dog with long hair is bound to get mats occasionally. They can form easily in an afternoon of playing in the park or day at the beach. Mats are not only unsightly but they will cause pain and discomfort to your dog as they pull repeatedly on her skin. Removing a mat takes patience, and it is best ......[Read More]
Cat Hair Loss - How to Resolve This Issue

Cat Hair Loss - How to Resolve This Issue

If your cat is suffering from hair loss problem then you must go through the whole article in which I am going to discuss the solution of factors which creates this problem. There are many reasons which cause the cat hair loss. The major reason that makes your beloved kitty loosing its hair is due t......[Read More]
Signs of a UTI in Cats

Signs of a UTI in Cats

Signs of a feline urinary tract infection can vary from cat to cat.Black Cat image by Chris Kincaid from Fotolia.comA urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria builds up in a cat's bladder. Although it is not uncommon for a cat to develop a UTI, untreated infections can become a.........[Read More]
Should I adopt a cat online?

Should I adopt a cat online?

A readers asks, 'Should I adopt a cat online?' Cat adoption is a very personal matter and it isn't always wise to do so online. Read my reply to this cat adoption FAQ......[Read More]
Why Do Cats Spray?

Why Do Cats Spray?

Ever wonder why cats spray? Find out if your opinion was correct.......[Read More]
Feline Gum Disease

Feline Gum Disease

Dental disease is the most common disease in cats, affecting nearly every cat 5 years and older, according to Dr. Arnold Plotnick of Manhattan Cat Specialists. Gum disease is one of the leading diseases of the mouth in felines, often leading to other medical problems such as tooth loss, sinus infect......[Read More]
Cat Care Techniques for Beginners

Cat Care Techniques for Beginners

Cats are veritable pets to keep at home, as they are not as messy as some pets. People find cats more adorable than dogs as the former do not have that distinct smell of canines, and they are smaller in nature. Although taking care of cats is quite similar to dogs, cat care methods might be a little......[Read More]