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Cat Memorials and Picture Gallery: Meow

Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a good way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself.

Side Effects of the Drug Cisapride on Cats

Dangers to your cat.cats eye image by Michael Cornelius from Fotolia.comCisapride is a drug that may be prescribed for cat constipation. The drug was removed from the market for human consumption in 2000 but has not been banned for animal use. Some veterinarians still prescribe this...

Does Your New Pet Really Need a Pedigree?

If you are looking for a new cat or dog, why not stop by the local animal shelter and see the dozens of homeless animals waiting there for a new family of their own before you visit a regular pet shop. You'll be glad you did.

Cats' Special Spots Picture Gallery: Niki's Bi-Color Toe Pads

While we love our cats from head to toe to tail tip, most of us have a favorite spot on our cat that is so endearing we want to kiss it every time we see it. Join with us in oooohing and awwwwing over these photos of our cats' special spots.

2009 Valentine Cats Picture Gallery: Henri Pierre Bourbon

Although our bond with our cats goes on beyond life itself, on Valentine Day, we celebrate our love for them, theirs for us, and for other cats they bond with. These cat-enhanced Valentine cards were sent by our community of readers of the About.com Cats site, and I invite you to enjoy them as I do.

Facts About Tabby Cats

Most people believe that a tabby cat is a breed of cat. However, a tabby cat is not a breed of cat, but a description of a cat's coat pattern. The tabby pattern is the most common pattern of coat, especially for wild cats. Tigers and leopards both have a tabby pattern. Most pets that are a mixed bre

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats: Pookie

Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Ca

Symptoms of Heart Problems in Cats

Cat heart problems can begin as early as kittenhood.kittens nursing / mother cat image by Katrina Miller from Fotolia.comCats very rarely suffer heart attacks, but they can experience heart complications, according to Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Education. The most common feline heart...

How to Keep Dirt Off Patio Slabs During Rain

While we use water as a base to clean most everything, rain and mud can create an awful mess on your patio. A patio bordered by plants can lead to a run-off of dirt and splashing of mud onto the patio slab. Proper planning and landscaping can reduce the issues with dirt on the patio during rain, tho

Clumping Cat Litter - A Boon For the Cat Owners!

Clumping cat litter has become very popular with all the cat owners today for the kind of ease it made disposing cat litter. It works by absorbing out the moisture from the feces and clumps together and forming a solid mass. Cleaning the litter box is now lot easier than it was before and adding to

Office Cats Picture Gallery

Those of us who spend a lot of time on computers often have one or more office cats as assistants. We become proficient at dragging a 15 pound cat around with the mouse or peering around a paw on the monitor. Some of our helpers have even given new meaning to 'CAT scan.' Whatever their are

Feral Cat Colonies - Living on the Outskirts of Society

Slinking through the back alleys and vacant lots, millions of stray and feral cats live on the outskirts of our cities and suburbs. Fearful of humans, these "wild" cats are blamed for everything from killing off songbirds to attacking the sea otters. So, what is the truth behind these fera

Zeniquin for Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Cats are prone to urinary infections. The best medicine for cat urinary infections is prevention, and antibiotics often do not help. With some types of infections, however, antibiotics like Zeniquin may be useful.

Cat Pet Training - Effective Positive Reinforcement Techniques

Timing is absolutely critical in cat pet training in terms of using positive reinforcement. The reward for your cat good behavior must occur almost immediately, if possible within seconds. Otherwise your cat may not associate the reward to that particular action.

Cat Health and Cat Water - The Secret Ingredient

If you notice your cat drinking water from the bathroom sink or out of the toilet, don't get angry with her. She simply is showing you how much she enjoys fresh, cool water. Perhaps you are the naughty one, not providing enough fresh water for her on a daily basis. Your cat's nutrition and

How To Introduce A New Feline Friend

Introducing a new pet can be a stressful time and somewhat frustrating for some. There are ways to make the transition much easier for all concerned.

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week: Ophelia

2013 Cat Pictures of the Week are chosen from submittals to select Show and Tell picture galleries on this site. Ophelia was chosen from the Why I Love Black Cats Show and Tell gallery, as are all the Cat Pictures of the Week for Octoper

Where can I find an electronic cat-finder?

Technology is improving and there is an electronic cat-finder presently on the market. A reader who had found mention of it on the About Cats site wanted to know more. Read my reply to this FAQ.