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Updated Articles and Resources

By Franny Syufy

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Antifreeze Poisoning in Cats Created: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common forms of poisoning in small animals, and this is because it is so commonly found in households. Antifreeze poisoning typically happens when antifreeze...
    • The Glorious Tabby Created: Saturday, November 22, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Did you know the Tabby cat is not a breed, but a color pattern? Many cat breeds include the tabby pattern, as do out beloved Moggie cats. We extoll the virtues of the common but glorious tabby cat,...
    • Review: Bite Me, by Max Thompson Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Bite Me, A Memoir (of Sorts), is the latest book by Max Thompson, a very literary cat. Learn more through this book review by Franny Syufy, cats expert at About.com
    • Remembering Rinja Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Are you grieving the recent loss of a beloved cat? Creating a memorial to a cat is not only a wonderful way to honor his or her memory, but also to help heal the pain of your loss. You can create y...
    • Purr-fect Cat Fences Created: Thursday, July 22, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Press Release from Benner's Friendly Fence, announcing cat-proof fencing." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Cat lovers who are not actively involved in the cat fancy, often are confused about identifying terms, such as purebreed, DSH, and tabby. Learn more about the qualifying differences between these t...
    • Top Cats' Scratching Posts and Pads Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Scratching posts are as essential to cats as shoes are to us. For stretching exercise, stress relief, and just plain fun, to say nothing of saving the furniture, your cat should have several scratc...
    • Ask Amy: Cats Tracking Poop Created: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Refer to this Ask Amy column about cats tracking cat poop to learn how to prevent cat tracking poop. This Ask Amy column about cat poop explains why cats soil themselves and how to prevent tracking...
    • Deaf Cat: How to Help Created: Sunday, August 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn about deaf cats and how to help a deaf cat in this article about deaf cats. This article about deaf cats explains 5 ways to help a deaf cat." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • How To Safely Remove a Tick From a Cat Created: Sunday, May 14, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to remove a tick from a cat to prevent disease that threatens both you and the cat.
    • Ask Amy: Cat Wake Up Call Created: Friday, April 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to silence cat wake up calls. Night time cat wake up calls can be stopped with these easy tips from Amy Shojai, CABC, for About.com Cats." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Before You Buy Urine Odor Removal Products Created: Friday, November 28, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Not all cat urine odor removal products are equal. Using the wrong one can have disastrous results for the unwary. Here is important information to know before buying cat urine odor and stain remov...
    • Finding Good Homes for the Kittens Created: Monday, March 21, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you haven't already planned to keep all the kittens from the litter, you'll need to start thinking about placing them in permanent loving homes when they are eight to twelve weeks old. Please ta...
    • Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Created: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Feline disease profile on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart which affects cats of all ages. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of HCM.
    • Feline Panleukopenia AKA Feline Distemper Created: Monday, August 09, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find out more about how feline panleukopenia is transmitted, its symptoms, and treatment and prevention of feline panleukopenia.
    • Feline Arthritis Created: Monday, January 05, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Feline disease profile on osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), a condition that senior cats share with humans. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoarthri...
    • 2014 Cat Pictures of the Week: Gimpy Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. April features Special Needs Cats, and Gimpy, this weeks' featured cat, has a number of special veterinary concerns...
    • 2014 Cat Pictures of the Week Created: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Cat Pictures of the Week have been a tradition on this website for several years. Each month a different type of cat is honored, and January celebrates adopted shelter kittens.
    • Pixie-Bob Created: Monday, November 08, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Pixie-Bob is naturally occurring breed believed to have a foundation of matings between American Bobcats and barn cats, hence the name, 'Legend Cats.'
    • Cat Talk: Cat Bunting Behavior Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Refer to this Cat Talk article about cat rubbing to understand cat behavior and feline bunting behavior. Learn about cat bunting, cat behavior, and cat rubbing body language in this cat talk articl...
    • Top 10 Things Cats Like Created: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Most of us who are bonded with our cats want assurance that they are happy. Here are some experiences cats really like, so you can gauge your own cats happiness quotient.
    • How can I get cat urine odor out of clothing? Created: Sunday, December 28, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Help in getting cat urine odor out of clothing. Questions and answers from the About Guide to Cats
    • Cats Age Conversion Chart Created: Friday, December 05, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Cat's Age Conversion Chart is a handy chart for converting your cat's age to human years. It gives a better understand of the physical changes that come as a cat ages." Saturday, April 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Don't be blindly taken in by these ads you see online, especially when you are looking for a purebred cat. Follow these guidelines before you buy." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • How To Train Your Cat to Walk With a Leash Created: Sunday, May 14, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      It is possible to train your cat to walk on a leash. Here's a step-by-step guide to getting your cat on the leash and out in the world.
    • Changes Seen During The Three Main Stages of Cat Years Created: Monday, January 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Cats go through 3 main stages: kittenhood, maintenance years, and senior years. Nutrition needs, activity levels, and veterinary care vary with each stage.
    • 2014 Cat Pictures of the Week: Abby Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Special needs cats are featured as Cat Pictures of the Week in April. Our first featured cat this month is Abby, a special needs cat with inflammatory bowel disease, and a heart murmur. Page 13.
    • Did a cat really kill this woman? Created: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Is this 80-year old story of a pissed-off cat who killed its owner true or is it an urban legend against our feline pets?
    • Tracking Kitten Development: The First Six Weeks Created: Friday, May 27, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The all-important first six weeks in a cat's life will do much in determining his personality and character for the rest of his life.
    • Cats' Body Language Created: Thursday, May 12, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Follow a picture tutorial with descriptions and explanations of cats' body language and what it signifies to humans and other cats.
    • Ask Amy: Scared Cats Created: Sunday, December 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The prime time for kitten socialization happens between two to seven weeks of age. Beyond that time, cats can still learn to accept some things." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Shopping List for Your New Cat Created: Monday, December 08, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Before you bring your new cat or kitten home, there are a number of things to collect or buy so your cat will feel like a family member." itemprop="description"