Cats

A pure white cat, Angel was literally a bright spot in her family’s life. So when Angel escaped from her Pensacola, Florida, home and went missing in September, it was a dark time for Heather Howell and her 4-year-old daughter Charley, who is blind and battling brain cancer. According to WEAR, Howell searched for the
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–15 pounds for males; 7–10 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or longer Toygers are medium-sized, muscular cats with dramatic striping resembling a tiger. The pattern of stripes is broken or branded. They have big bones, high shoulders and a long, rectangular body. The name toyger comes  from a combination of
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There’s a new feline face on Instagram and it might look little different from the kitties you’re used to. Meet Smush! Smush gets her name from the unusually adorable arrangement of her furry face; however, her unique look is the result of several genetic abnormalities and a cleft lip. Smush is taking her differences in
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Now that they’re winding down their HGTV series Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines have a little more time on their hands — and they’ve found a way to fill it. “I go out of town for one night… @chipgaines #welcometothefarmkitty,” Joanna wrote on Instagram Thursday night, sharing a photo of a new, teeny-tiny kitten
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Lead poisoning may be a result of old water pipes or microscopic lead dust. By: MatanVizel Here’s a conundrum: If a condition is rare and not normally tested for, how would you know if it became more common? Not so long ago, up until the middle of the 20th century, in fact, lead poisoning was
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Californians are coming together to save and protect every resident, two-legged or four-pawed, affected by the multiple wildfires in the Los Angeles area. People are stopping their cars to save rabbits romping dangerously close to the blaze, celebrities are speaking out about how the fires affect local wildlife and the Los Angeles Police Department is working
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Spending time with cats can be therapeutic for humans. By: Mark Patterson My grandmother got Alexander for me the morning after my dad had his heart attack. The lanky red tabby kept me company during a strange, uncertain time. And even after Dad came home from the hospital, Alexander remained my go-to feline. He lived
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Cats have no shame, a fact made clear by felines’ frequent, proud displays of their rear ends. Unlike humans, kitties are not required to cover up their naughty bits in a public space, leaving owners and guests with plenty of unwanted opportunities to stare at the bit of kitty that can be found right below
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Cluck the 1-month-old kitten will no longer be the butt of anyone’s jokes. The rescue cat was born with an Imperforate Anus, a birth defect which caused her to come into this world sans butthole. As we know, everyone poops, so everyone needs an anus.  In hopes of helping the innocent baby cat, Kitty Bungalow Charm School
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This cat was in a sticky — and salty — situation. The stray was found banging around the streets of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, with a mayo jar stuck on her head. She was first spied by Linda Ruggere, a neighborhood animal lover who does her best to look after the stray cats in the area. “I
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Hold onto your hearts and just try to control your squees: The video you are about to watch will make even the most bah humbug-iest person’s biological clock start to tick … or purr with delight. When professional photographers Erin and Theresa Rouse of Hello Little, a Milwaukee-area photography studio, planned a newborn shoot for
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–16 years The Somali is a beautiful, medium-sized cat with a full, fluffy tail. Some of its features resemble a wild fox, such as its large ears. This muscular cat has large, expressive eyes that range from green to copper. The ticked coat usually comes in ruddy, red,
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Instruct your guests on how to help you look after the well-being of your pet while they stay with you. By: hjwest And just like that, the holidays are upon us. Lots of food, lots of commotion, lots of family and friends. And lots of interactions between your guests and their children, your pets, your
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An Orlando pet shelter is betting on a bit of magic to help boost adoption rates for its toughest customers – i.e. bully breeds, including pit bulls. Much like students who don the sorting hat and await assignment into the proper Hogwarts house in the enduringly popular Harry Potter franchise (which turned 20 this year),
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Leave detailed instructions for your pet sitter to ensure your pet is happy and healthy while you’re away. By: NanaCola The holidays are fast approaching — which means for some people, it’s time to book those pet sitters. Finding the right pet sitter can be tricky, but keeping the right one can be even tougher.
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Can Baba Ganoush the cat get a little privacy, please? Alas, if Baba’s owners left him to his own devices, he’d be spending an inordinate amount of time staring at a blank wall while concentrating on his purr-sonal hygiene. Jarrod Krieger, Baba’s cat daddy, posted the photo of his current events-loving kitty to Reddit recently and
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Publisher’s Note: The following interview has been condensed and edited for style and contains affiliate links. Switch to a healthier cat food with Smalls, now delivering across the United States. It’s not very often that you find an incredible pet food maker right in your own city, but I did just that recently when I
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Pet talent agencies can help your personality-filled pooch hit the big time. By: tedmurphy So you want your pet to be a model. Everyone always “oohs” and “ahhs” over how cute they are, you might be thinking. Why not put them in the limelight? Well, for starters, you can, but it’s not easy. Imagine what it’s like
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Patience is key when grooming animals. By: KeystonePetPlace Pet grooming is a fun and rewarding job that allows you to work with animals and even make them feel better. It’s also a tough job and not for the faint of heart. But fear not — here’s an overview of what you’ll need to become a
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You’ve seen dogs jump through hoops and weave through poles. Perhaps you’ve even watched canine agility competitions on TV with your cat by your side, and have said to your feline, “You wouldn’t be caught dead doing that.” Here’s the thing: Cats – new, old, purebred, rescue – are all capable of learning a few tricks.
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It’s one small paw-step for cats, and a giant leap for felines in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Post reports that a bill proposing to ban the declawing of cats was passed unanimously by the Denver City Council on Monday. Declawing, known as “onychectomy” to veterinarians, is a surgical procedure that removes a cat’s claws. The
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Can my dog eat pumpkin pie? Cat my cat eat turkey? Thanksgiving is here and that means delicious treats, a few days off work and cozy food coma time with family and friends. But for pets, it also means many health questions regarding food and safely celebrating with their humans. To cats and dogs, Turkey
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A few months ago, we reported on a study that found talking to our pets is a sign of human intelligence. Well, as it turns out, talking to our pets may also be making them smarter, too. Take this video by Jason Ybarbo posted to YouTube on Nov. 12, for instance. Ybarbo claims that when
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