One example of how house cats are "naturally" meant to behave is to observe feral domestic cats, which are social enough to form colonies. Each cat in a colony holds a distinct territory, with sexually active males having the largest territories, and neutered cats having the smallest. Betw
Cats love to chew. During the Christmas season families are busy putting up Christmas trees and decorating them. It isn't long before the families notice that their cats are chewing away at the Christmas tree. It doesn't matter whether the Christmas tree is real or artificial. This chewing can ruin
Constipation in cats can be a dangerous problem if not treated quickly. Signs of feline constipation include small, hard stools or misbehavior as cats strain to have a bowel movement. To avoid an expensive veterinarian visit to remove impacted stools, treat your cat with canned pumpkin at the first
The Siamese (if you please) are truly wonderful cats.The Siamese cat you may remember from your childhood is not the Siamese thatis bred today.
Tapeworms are long, flat, segmented worms that attach themselves to the intestines of cats by using hook-like mouth parts. The parasites can grow to be more than 2 feet long. Most often cats become infected with tapeworms after ingesting an intermediate host, typically a flea. This occurs when your
Although our bond with our cats goes on beyond life itself, on Valentine Day, we celebrate our love for them, theirs for us, and for other cats they bond with. These cat-enhanced Valentine cards were sent by our community of readers of the About.com Cats site, and I invite you to enjoy them as I do.
When you choose a long-haired cat as a pet, you assume certain grooming responsibilities. Your long-haired cat's fur will require frequent brushing and combing to reduce matting. However, many cats do not enjoy being groomed, so chances are that you may postpone unpleasant grooming sessions, only to
Can you cure cats with diabetes? Well, that depends on many factors, but if you start by feeding her a healthy diabetic cat food, your chances are much greater. Diabetes is basically about bringing the immune system back into good working order. A healthy diabetic cat food can go a long way to achie
If you are wondering why my cat wont use litter box anymore then I think I can help you. A while back now, my cat stopped using its litter box and it surprised and puzzled me for a while. I did some research and asked the right people though and here are some of my top tips.
Profile of an endangered wild cat, the Ocelot, which falls under Felis pardalis, or sometimes Leopardus pardalis. This stunning predator once roamed freely in the U.S., from Arizona to Louisiana, and down through Mexico and Central America to Argentina. Now, other than a few remaining mostly on priv
As an owner or an upcoming owner of a cat it is important to know a few facts about them. Do you know the life expectancy of a cat? Do they really have 9 lives? The answer to this and other questions about cats are answered by this article.
While many cat breeds are popular among their aficionados, my favorite "breed," and that of many of my readers, is the so-called domestic cat, also known affectionately as moggie, alley-cat, house cat, or what is called in cat shows that include them, "household pet." You may sub
The liver, the largest internal organ in the body, carries out processes required for life. The liver removes toxins from the blood, manages the level of chemicals in the blood, and helps with the digestion of food. If a vet suspects problems with your cat's liver, he may suggest an ultrasound to ge
If you love your cat you'll want to know how to keep your cat as healthy as possible. There are many different things that could come into play and be dangerous to your cat's health, so it's important to know what to look for to keep your cat healthy her entire life. The typical house
Aside from metabolizing fats, carbohydrates and proteins, a cat's liver aids in digestion, stores minerals and vitamins, and is responsible for detoxifying the body. Therefore, any untreated health problems affecting the liver can become life-or-death situations. But cats are known to hide their ill
Cats generally enjoy holidays, and Christmas and the other Winter holidays are no exception. Enjoy this picture of holiday cats lounging by the Christmas tree, sometimes dressed in Christmas finery. Other Winter holiday cat photos, including Hannukah and Kwanzaa are also most welcome here.
Serve your cat a natural diet if you're concerned about unnatural ingredients (e.g., soymeal and chemical preservatives) commonly found in commercial cat food. Follow a diet that emulates what a feral cat would eat in the wild. Be careful to provide a nutritional, natural diet for your cat---don't j
Anesthesia and IncisionThe vet completely anesthetizes your kitten before his surgery begins; he may also give IV fluids. Some vets also give pain medication in order to ensure your pet will be comfortable after his anesthesia wears off. (The practice used to be to allow the cat to feel...