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Basic Facts About Cat Incontinence - What You Need to Know

Cat incontinence can be due to behavioral or medical issues.If medical, your veterinarian will try to determine if something is blocking the urinary tract such as a feline bladder stone or from inflammation due to a urinary tract infection.Depending on the cause, the problem may be able to be treate

Bi-Color Cats Picture Gallery: Malley

Just as the May cat calendar was for black and white Tuxedo cats, June is symbolized by all other bi-colors, with the accent on the white. (Think of a June bride in white, standing out among her bridesmaids dressed in colors.) The bi-colored cats include "piebald," which generally limits t

Cutest Cat Contest Picture Gallery: Mo

Is your cat the cutest cat in the world? About.com is pleased to announce the Cutest Cat Picture Contest. Please read the rules carefully, then submit your Cutest Cat photo by following these Guidelines.

Do Cats Cry Real Tears?

I replied to a reader who asked if cats cry real tears. My initial response was in the negative, citing various medical reasons for cats' eyes to water. After I posted this FAQ to my blog, the stories started coming in. Although I have still seen no medical evidence proving cats can cry from fe

2010 Winter Holiday Cats Picture Gallery: Prince and Meishka

Cats generally enjoy holidays, and Christmas and the other Winter holidays are no exception. Enjoy this picture of holiday cats lounging by the Christmas tree, sometimes dressed in Christmas finery. Other Winter holiday cat photos, including Hannukah and Kwanzaa are also most welcome here.

Ooh, I Don't Want to Use That!

You know how there are certain toilet tissues that you like and some you do not like? Maybe some are too soft, too rough, or too scented? Well, your cat feels the same way about its litter. Be forewarned. If your cat is not happy about its litter, it may go outside the box. So your cat wants you to

2008 Tortoiseshell Cats Picture Gallery: Cinnamon

Tortoiseshell cats are cloaked in the lovely colors of fall, so it is fitting to honor these lovely tortie ladies in November. Tortoiseshell cats, like their sisters, the calicoes, have spunky, sassy personalities - what we often describe as 'tortitude.' Enjoy these colorful tortie picture

Purrforma Plus XL Litter Box Instructions

Cleaning litter boxes is an essential part of responsible cat ownership. The most traditional type of litter box is a large plastic pan filled with clay-based cat litter that is scooped out with a plastic scoop after the cat goes to the bathroom. However, electronic litter boxes, such as the Purrfor

How Do I Keep My Cat From Marking the Same Spot?

Cats are very territorial and often spray or mark certain areas of the house repeatedly.Most people believe that cats tend to do this more frequently when they are experiencing certain types of stress. Here are some tips on how to keep cats from always returning and urinating in the same spot.

How to Adopt a Siamese Kitten

Although they might be remembered as sly and mischievous from their appearance in Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp,” Siamese cats are extremely social. They love to spend time with their families and interact well with children. As a pet, they require lots of human contact because they

Advantages & Disadvantages in Microshipping

A microchip is a small implant placed under the skin of household pets, including dogs, cats, birds and horses. The chips have radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and are about as small as a single grain of rice. Their primary purpose with pets is to identify them if the animals stray a

Terramycin for Kittens

Kittens are extremely delicate, especially for the first six weeks of life. Under normal sanitary conditions, and when the mother does not reject her young, most kittens grow up healthy, but occasionally, an illness may sneak in that requires the use of antibiotics. Terramycin is an effective antibi

Cat Spaying Questions

An intact, unspayed female cat can have up to five litters of kittens per year, according to the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition. To prevent your cat from getting pregnant, you need to have her spayed, a medical procedure to remove her reproductive organs. Before having your cat spayed, find out mo

Top Cat Beds

Your Cats Guide at About.com picks her choices for the top beds for your cats

How to Care for an Aging Cat

Life expectancy in cats has risen dramatically during the past few years. It is not uncommon for a cat to reach 18 to 20 years of age and they are middle-aged by their eighth birthday. Awareness of the needs of your older feline friend makes caring for her easier, enhances your experience and increa

The Three Main Explanations for Cats That Spray, and What to Do About It

Cats peeing in the house is one of the best known people with cats can face. Despite its unpleasant nature it's a fairly simple problem to understand and solve. Health issues, stress and displeasure with the litter box are the three main causes of trouble. Understanding one's cat and worki

Got Cats and Selling Home? Here's How to Stage Your House Around Cats

Is your home full of cats as mine is? If your house in on the market, there is absolutely no need, and certainly no use to try to hide the fact that you have cats in the house. However you can help prospective buyers by staging your home "around the cats" with these tips.