The Cat Fanciers Association shares information on cat breeds including a brief description, history and some tips to help you decide which breed suits you best. Read More.
This online library contains tried-and-true methods for managing many common pet behavior problems as well as tools for evaluating situations that may require additional resources. Read More.
There are lots of important things to think through before picking your new pal. The first step to starting a long and lasting friendship with a cat is, of course, choosing the cat—or, more to the point, choosing the cat that's right for you. Read More.
Congratulations! You have a new cat. No doubt you're looking forward to years of happy companionship. But what do you do now? Read More.
Cats are very territorial creatures and can fiercely defend their turf. And even cats who have gotten along in the past may sometimes start to rub one another the wrong way. But you can help get their relationship back on track. Read More.
Curiosity and playfulness can get kitties into trouble. Use these tips to make your home a safer environment. Read More.
What to expect in your cat's first 18 months (and how to make the most of them). Read More.
A kitten's life is all about play, and play is all about prey. Kittens start to play almost as soon as they hoist themselves up on their teeny paws. And if you look closely, you'll notice that you now have an itty-bitty hunter in your house. Read More.
Cats are athletic creatures with amazing strength and agility. Nature made them into perfect machines for leaping, jumping and dashing. Just because your house kitty doesn't have real prey to chase doesn't mean they can't act out their inner predator. Read More.
Catnip is one of the approximate 250 species in the mint family and has a leafy green appearance. Nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip, can turn even the laziest couch potato into a crazy furball—if said furball happens to have inherited the sensitivity to its effects. Read More.
A naturally timid cat may be afraid of many things and spend a lot of her life in hiding, while a naturally confident cat will be less fearful and will usually recover more quickly from scary events. Read More.
From first-time kitten owners to seasoned cat companions, cat owners are divided whether or not cats should be allowed outdoors. Traditional beliefs that cats need the freedom to roam are fading in the light of statistics that indicate the indoor cats have a longer lifespan and better health. Read More.
It's a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat and providing their entertaining toys can easily satisfy their stalking instinct, keep them stimulated and provide the exercise they need to stay healthy and happy. It also keeps local wildlife safe! Read More.
The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one for pet owners. It can be the single best decision you make for their long-term welfare. Read more.
Kindest Cut is a fully equipped mobile surgical unit, that travels to to animal rescue groups and shelters in need of these surgeries. Read More.
Cats can't tell us where or when it hurts. In fact, cats often mask illnesses, an instinctive behavior left over from their wild origins, when showing weakness advertised that they were easy prey. Read More.
PetPlace was founded by a veterinarian in 2006 with one purpose in mind: to provide the most credible and accurate pet health and wellness information so that our pets can live happier, healthier lives. Read more.
Trimming a cat's claws every few weeks is an important part of maintaining your pet's health. Not only does a quick trim protect you, your pet and your family, it can also save your sofa, curtains and other furniture. Read More.
Your might think your cat's independent, but they still counts on you to provide them with food, water, safe shelter, veterinary care, a clean litter box, love, and more. Take care of these essentials, and you'll develop a rewarding relationship with your feline companion. Read More.
Whether it's an engraved sterling silver disk from a fancy boutique or a make-it-yourself aluminum circle from a pet store, your cat's ID tag is more than feline jewelry. It's a vital safety net for keeping you and your companion together. Read More.
Cats love to hang out in small, dark, enclosed spaces. That's why you find them inside paper bags, cardboard boxes, drawers, closets, and plenty of other strange places. It gives them a sense of security and uninterrupted snooze time. Read More.
Some foods that are considered good for people can be very dangerous for pets. The list below highlights some of the most common foods that can be dangerous to animals. Read More.
Many common household items can pose a threat to our animal companions—even some items specifically meant for pets could cause health problems. Read More.
Dogs and cats sometimes eat non-food items, which can produce life-threatening blockages in the animal’s intestines. A form of this behavior is stool eating (either their own of that of another animal). While not necessarily dangerous to the animal, it is often unacceptable to the owner. Read More.
Your cat isn't that far removed from their wild roots. They feel an instinctive urge to stake their claim by leaving their scent. While most territory marking is done through innocent rubbing or scratching, issues with urinating can also arise. Read More.
Cats can be finicky about their bathroom habits, so unless you want to be dealing with a regular mess at home, keeping your cat's litter box up to their standards is very important. Read More.
Inappropriate elimination in cats is a very common and frustrating problem, and can be caused by many different factors. Most cats require little training to use their litter box, because cats have a natual desire to dig and bury their waste. But once a cat has developed undesirable toilet habits the problem can be very difficult to resolve. Follow these suggestions to prevent and solve litter box problems. Read More.
You and your cat might speak different languages, but you can still communicate with each other. Important clues such as the look in your cat's eyes, the tone of their voice, the position of their ears and the motion of their tail can reveal their feelings and intentions. Read More.