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Sex, Glitters and Genetics

Sex, Glitters and Genetics

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Genetics is the science of heredity. It is about the transfer of hereditary characteristics from parent to child. Most articles on this topic are technical, tough and complex which doesn’t mak... »

Do Cats Really Get Stuck in Trees?

Do Cats Really Get Stuck in Trees?

There’s a common cat behavior you used to read about a lot – cats getting stuck in trees and not being able to get down. Not ever having cats in my life, I can’t claim any knowledge or expertise in the situation, but I did my research and do have some tips and suggestions for cat p... »

The Price You Pay for not Going to the Vet

The Price You Pay for not Going to the Vet

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   American research1 shows that cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. The number of owned cats however, keeps increasing. Why do more and more people refuse to go the vet? This phe... »

Do You Consider Yourself a Cat Parent or Owner?

Do You Consider Yourself a Cat Parent or Owner?

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Research shows that people have the same kind of feelings towards their dogs as for their children. Cat owners also tend to refer to themselves as “cat mom or cat dad”. As such, we subconsciou... »

Cats…How Many is too Many?

Cats…How Many is too Many?

Now that’s a loaded question, isn’t it?   When does “cat lover” cross the line to “cat hoarder”? We’ve all heard and read about “crazy cat ladies”…how much truth is there to that? Aside from being offensive to females, is there such a ... »

Mythbuster: Kitten Season Edition

Mythbuster: Kitten Season Edition

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   Kitten season has arrived in the northern hemisphere! Cute little purring bundles of joy are showing up everywhere. There are a lot of myths out there about what this really means for cats. Let’s take a look at the truth about kitten season. ... »

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

SlimDoggy Jack is not a big jumper. He weighs 80lbs and can barely get all four feet off the ground at once. But cats have a natural jumping ability and can jump up to five or six times their body length. World record for human vertical jump is 60″, on a 5′ tall person that is only 1X bo... »

Nine Myths About Black Cats

Nine Myths About Black Cats

This Halloween, we thought it might be wise to help dispel some of the myths surrounding black cats or any cats for that matter. We found a great article offered by the RSPCA (UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) that busts nine of those myths. Here’s the cat myth... »

Why Do Cats Like to Sit in Boxes?

Why Do Cats Like to Sit in Boxes?

When cats explore, they are always watching out for a potential hiding space. The experience of jumping out from or sliding into a box resonates with their instinct to find protected spaces where they are able to see their environment without being seen. Providing boxes and other similar confined sp... »

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Do you think cats purr when they are happy and content? Well, you would be right, but they also purr when they are in pain. But WHY do cats purr, where does that sound come from?   According to Pamela Johnson Bennett, author of Why Cats Purr? .   “The theory that experts now believe ... »

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