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Feline fanatics, you’ve come to the right place. Our fun facts, advice for cat owners, and adorable kitten pictures will have you purring with delight.

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Why Do Cats Hiss?

Your cat meows, chirps, and growls, but have you ever wondered why cats hiss?


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Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Plain cardboard boxes don't have much of a draw for humans over the age of six, but there are a...


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Why Are Cats Scared of Cucumbers?

There's a reason why the green fruit frightens cats—and why you shouldn't try to surprise your pet with one.


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Why Do Cats Hate Water? 6 Reasons Your Cat Doesn’t Like Getting Wet

Most cats avoid water at all costs. We asked veterinarians to explain the aversion.


Our Pet Editor’s 14 Picks for Celebrating National Pet Day This Year

Celebrate National Pet Day this year with our resident pet expert's favorite picks, each guaranteed to inspire wags of approval...


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Cat Depression: 11 Subtle Signs Your Cat Is Depressed

Is your aloof, fickle feline just being a cat—or could it have cat depression? Here's how to tell.


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What Does Catnip Do to Cats?

Does catnip really get your cat high? Here's what catnip does to cats—and why they go crazy for it.


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Here’s Why Cats Love Laptops

No, your feline friend isn't trying to sabotage your important work email.

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Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Yes, whiskers make your kitty even cuter. But they also serve a very important role.


Why Do Cats Purr? 7 Reasons for This Sweet Kitty Sound

Cats purr to communicate with you. The trick is figuring out what they're trying to say.


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Cat Anxiety: 6 Reasons Your Cat May Be Stressed, and What to Do About It

There's a good chance you're accidentally stressing out your kitty. Here's how to change that and keep your cat's anxiety...


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Why Do Cats Sleep So Much? The Reasons Behind All Those Catnaps

There’s a good reason why cats love napping…though you might be surprised by just how much sleep they get...


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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

It's usually not a big deal for your cat to nibble on grass, but if they're doing it excessively, you...


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Why Do Cats Meow? These Are the Top 6 Reasons

Cat noises are a form of communication. Here's what it means when your kitty meows.


Why Do Cats Wag Their Tails?

Decode the meaning behind your cat's wagging tail.


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Why Do Cats Knead? An Explanation of the Weird Habit

Not all cats knead the same way, but there is a surprising reason behind this feline quirk.


Why Do Cats Rub Against You? The Reasons Behind This Behavior

From scratching the furniture to swishing their tails, cats' body language can be tough to decipher. We spoke to a...

Why Do Cats Chirp? The Reasons Behind This Cute Sound

We all know that cats purr, hiss, and meow, but have you ever wondered what's behind this bird-like noise?


200+ Funny Cat Names That Are Absolutely Hiss-terical

Looking for funny cat names? One of these feline aliases will be paws-itively purrfect for your furry pal.


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Are Cats Nocturnal? Your Cat’s Overnight Activity, Explained

It certainly might seem that way when Kitty is scampering around while you're trying to sleep. But what does the...


The Stray Cat Who Brought Home a Stray Cat

People used to say that during the Great Depression, the needy would mark the doors of sympathetic households. I believe...


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14 Things Your Cat Wishes You’d Stop Doing

The cat is finally out of the bag! Get the inside scoop on what's going on inside your feline friend's...


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22 Black Cat Breeds You’ll Want to Adopt

They’re not just for Halloween! Black cats are adorable in all seasons.

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10 Cats That Look Just Like Tigers

Get ready to do a double-take with these house cats that look like they belong in the wild.


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71 Hilarious Cat Memes You Will Laugh at Every Time

Nothing brightens a day quite like a silly kitty, and these funny cat memes are guaranteed to make you crack...


I Tried the Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator, and It’s Magic at Removing Stubborn Smells

This citrusy Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator gets rid of all sorts of stinky situations.


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This UV Flashlight Urine Detector Helps You Find (and Clean Up) Dog Messes

We love our dogs, despite their mess. Now, finding and cleaning up those messes is easier than ever with this...


65 Best Gifts for Cat Lovers and All Feline Fans

You'll be the cat's meow when you give a feline fanatic one of these cat-lover gifts.


15 Classic and Interactive Cat Toys to Keep Your Kitty Occupied for Hours

From fuzzy mice to bird-like wands, these are the best cat toys according to experts and cat owners