cats

This Is What To Do When Your Cat Has A Hairball

There's nothing pretty or precious about hairballs. Think about what your shower drain looks like after washing your hair a few times — but in a stomach. Sorry for the visual guys, but that's basically what's happening to your cat's digestive system.…
By Brittany Bennett

This Is The Actual Right Way To Pet A Cat

Even tried and true cat people will admit that cats aren't exactly known for their unconditional love. Unlike their canine counterparts, kitties are often slow to show affection, quick to remind their humans that they're just fine without them, and d…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Garden’s Safe For Cats

Gardening is an awesome pastime (and one with health benefits, too boot). But if you happen to have both an outdoor space in need of cultivating and a cat, you should a) bless your good fortune and b) do some planning about how to make your garden sa…
By JR Thorpe

8 Things All Cat Owners Should Know Before Traveling With Their Furry Companion

It's no secret that most cats aren't too keen on traveling, and they're not afraid to let you know it. My ex-girlfriend and I share custody of two felines, so I know this firsthand: One of our cats tolerates car rides during these hand offs while the…
By Brandi Neal

7 Things That Are Toxic To Cats That You Probably Have At Home Right Now

Felines are wonderful creatures to have around the house — but they also have a habit of eating and licking things that do not belong to them. My own cat has decided that the elephant foot plant in our living room is her personal snack; luckily, we c…
By JR Thorpe

This Kitten Fur Perfume Will Let Everyone Know You’re A Cat Lover

Cat lovers, prepare to hold the phone. Demeter has created kitten fur-scented perfume. And honestly, isn't that all you've ever dreamed of? In the brand's own words, the new scent perfectly captures the "olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort o…
By Rosie Narasaki

This Is Why Your Cat Like To Sit On Things When You're Using Them

If you're a cat owner, there are likely three questions plaguing your mind: First, why do cats hate water? Second, where did the whole nine lives thing come from? And third, why do cats like to sit on things you're using? This third one in particular…
By Megan Grant

The Kitten Bowl Cats Make Everything Better

We all know the Super Bowl is just around the corner, along with its famous commercials. But, if you don't care about sports or ads, you have options, like Animal Planet's 2017 Puppy Bowl and Hallmark's 2017 Kitten Bowl. Dog person, cat person, sport…
By Caroline Gerdes

How I Spend Money Differently At 26 Than 21

I feel like I’ve changed a lot in the past five years, and I’m mostly thrilled about it. Five years ago, I thought jealousy was a sign of passion. I hadn’t yet realized that Confederate flags are inherently racist, in part because I grew up seeing th…
By Elizabeth Enochs

There Will Be Cats At The Westminster Dog Show

It's not good writing to be hyperbolic, but I strongly believe that there is nothing better than dogs — not chocolate, not true love (unless with a dog), not even little babies. Nothing, that is, except cats. And in good news for both cat and dog lov…
By Jordana Lipsitz

Pets Injured In Disasters Aren't Without Hope

Sarah Frommer sits next to a stack of computer paper, carefully tearing pages into pieces like a human paper shredder. In a quiet, dark corner of the room, Patches the cat sleeps in a nest of fresh sheets and blankets. Patches has spent most of her d…
By Samantha Paige Rosen

The Strangest Old Beliefs About Cats

Cats are spectacularly strange animals, a fact not lost on many historical civilizations. But whatever your feelings about your house cat, or towards the rampantly popular game Neko Atsume (in which you feed and pet cartoon Japanese cats on your smar…
By JR Thorpe

Watch This Man Propose With An Adopted Kitty

I’m someone who has always been mildly horrified by the idea of elaborate, public marriage proposals — no sports stadium proposals for me, thanks. But popping the question at an animal rescue with adorable creatures in tow? Um, yes, plz. Last week, a…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

What Makes Grumpy Cat So Grumpy?

Does the name Tardar Sauce ring any bells? Better known as Grumpy Cat by her fans, this frowning feline has gone from an internet star to a recognizable celebrity with her very first blog post. As the official "Spokescat" for Friskies since 2013, Gru…
By Chanel Vargas

The Strangest Studies About Cats

A lot of very valid (or at least relatively understandable) science has been done about cats: after all, along with dogs, these are some of the most popular domestic animals in the world, and people are naturally interested in how they work (and whet…
By JR Thorpe

Do Insects Have Emotions?

It's hard enough to get people to consider the feelings of farm animals raised for food, and whether or not it's ethical to be slaughtering them — let alone the emotions of insects, which are harder for humans to relate to. Most of us don't give swat…
By JR Thorpe

These Cat Memes Are Purrfect

Cats can be so weird, and these 14 memes about cats in honor of National Cat Day are definitely proof of that. From running around your home in the wee hours of the night to giving you funny looks when you "meow" at them, it's almost impossible to no…
By Chelsey Grasso

How To Celebrate National Cat Day

Did you realize that Oct. 29 is even more fun to celebrate than Oct. 31? If not, then you clearly haven't done your research on how to celebrate National Cat Day! That's right, Oct. 29 marks National Cat Day, an entire day devoted to loving and celeb…
By Chelsey Grasso

Everything You Need To Know About National Cat Day

If you find yourself asking "What is National Cat Day?" on Oct. 29, good news: I'm here to help. Aside from being the one day of the year officially set aside to celebrate the best animal species on the planet (no hate if you disagree, but FYI, they …
By Chelsey Grasso

What Animal You Are, Based On Your Personality

If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering, “what type of animal am I?” then we have at least one thing in common. I, too, have often wondered what kind of animal I would be if I weren’t a human. Personally, I’ve always kind of dreamed that my animal t…
By Elizabeth Enochs