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Get to Know the Devon Rex: A Social and Curious Cat Breed

The Devon Rex looks as if he sprang straight out of a Japanese anime film. His triangular head, oversize ears and zany personality do little to deny that this is one unusual cat. He’s the fascinating result of a natural mutation — one that obviously included a gene for silliness. He likes to ride on …

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Why Do Cats Purr? Some of the Reasons Might Surprise You

Cats are evolutionary masterpieces of design. They have evolved in such a way that many of their characteristics, including behaviors, are multifunctional — helping to increase the odds of survival. Scratching marks territories, it communicates conflicted feelings and it maintains nail health. Whiskers feel wind directions, broadcast moods and help cats navigate. Cats purr to survive …

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You Found a Stray Kitten — Here’s What to Do

Summer coincides with the height of kitten season, which means that around the country, people are encountering stray kittens more than any other time of the year. Here’s what you should do if you find a stray kitten.  Investigate — does the stray kitten have a mother? Helping orphaned kittens will first require some detective work. …

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The Internet Is In Love With This Enormous 'Stray' Cat Named Mr. Handsome

At 31.4 pounds, he'll need to go on a diet when he's adopted. Read More >


Saving Cats in Mexico — Overcoming Stigmas and Outdated Beliefs

Sometimes an issue appears black and white — when it’s really a complicated calico, a mix of hues and colors. Cats haven’t always had an easy time in Mexico. In many parts of the country, though, their welfare has improved and continues to evolve for the better. But in other places, their situation remains dire. …

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Is It Better to Have Two Cats (or More!)?

Although cats hunt alone, that does not mean they want to live alone. Some people mistakenly assume cats are loners and that they prefer to keep their own company and not socialize with other felines. Because of this, many cats are destined to live alone, without the benefits that come from socializing with their own …

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9 Weird Cat Sounds and What They Mean

Children’s books teach us that cats make one sound and one sound only: a polite meow. This isn’t true. As anyone who’s ever owned a cat knows, our talkative kitties are capable of communicating in a fantastic array of sounds that transform and mutate far beyond the basic meow. Here are nine of the more …

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Traveling with Cats: What Your Kitty Thinks

Have you ever thought about traveling with cats? Good for you! You’re an enlightened cat owner. Second question: Are you nuts?! I asked my cat, Stella, if she was up for a weekend getaway: Stella, I’ve got some news. I’m going on vacation for a few days, and I was wondering if you’d like to …

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How to Pick Furniture That Cats Won’t Scratch

Savvy cat guardians know that to stop cats from scratching furniture, one must provide correct stimulation and alternatives for scratching. Cats love well designed scratching posts, and the placement of such alternatives to furniture can make all the difference. I’ve done this, and my cats don’t bother my new furniture at all. Cats are also clever …

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Is There Such a Thing as Inappropriate Cat Behavior?

It’s frustrating when cats avoid using litter boxes, play war games or yowl throughout the night. Frequently, people label these behaviors and other disagreeable ones “inappropriate.”  Although these activities are unpleasant, they aren’t inappropriate — a more suitable description is “unappreciated.” From the cats perspective, the behaviors are appropriate for the situation. So, is there really any cat …

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13 Reasons to Love the Beautiful Balinese

If finding a furry BFF is your goal, look no further than the Balinese cat. Though noted for her aristocratic appearance, this suave feline specimen is uninterested in whiling her days away atop a throne; rather, she’s all about companionship and non-stop chatter. 1. The Balinese is a chatty breed So she likes to talk? …

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United Airlines Misplaces Rapper Schoolboy Q's French Bulldog Pup

The artist says his doggy was put on the wrong flight. Read More >


Missed Prime Day? These 11 Items Are Still A Good Deal

And, they're all under $70. Read More >


People Are Very Impressed With This Stag Beetle Who Creates Art

Spike has the soul of an artist. Read More >


The Scary Reason Animal Shelters Get So Busy On The Fourth Of July

The holiday results in a lot of lost pets. Here's how to protect yours. Read More >


Cats Are A Strong, Independent Species That Don't Need No Human

New research reveals that cats domesticated themselves, choosing to spend time with humans when our early farming endeavors started attracting rodents in 4400 B.C. Read More >


Cannabis For Canines: A New Treatment For Anxious Pets

Medical cannabis isn't just for people. Anxious canines can now benefit from cannabinoid products. Read More >


11 Unfortunate Doggy Haircuts That Will Make You Giggle Endlessly

It's "ruff" out there. 💇 Read More >


Lost Dogs Found When Desperate Owners Cook Sausage To Lure Them Home

Not the wurst idea. Read More >


We Went Undercover At The 2nd Largest Chicken Company. What We Found Will Shock You.

The Humane Society of the United States released details of a multi-state undercover investigation into Pilgrim’s Pride. Read More >