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Do cats snore? And if cats do snore, is cat snoring something to worry about? The short answer is that some cats snore. For many, nothing is wrong. However, some cat snoring can be a sign of trouble. Why does cat snoring happen? Do cats snore? And if cats do snore, when is cat snoring an issue? Photography
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They’re usually relegated to groomsmen and prom dates, but there’s probably a tuxedo in your room or on your friend’s couch right now. Yes, we’re talking about the best-suited felines, tuxedo cats. Famous tuxies include Felix and Sylvester the Cat. There was at least one tuxedo First Cat, President Clinton’s family cat, Socks. Dr. Seuss’ The
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I love Daylight Saving Time. I love the extra relaxing hour of evening that it provides. I love that it heralds the onset of spring. In my opinion, it’s just about the best possible use for an hour. And let’s face it: An hour isn’t much. But Daylight Saving Time, which starts Sunday, March 11, this
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Ah, calico cats! Those multi-colored coats that can be arranged into never-ending combinations of patterns make for tons of questions. Do male calico cats exist? Are the rumors about calico cat personalities true? What in the world is a calibby? We’re here with answers to a few commonly asked questions about those mysterious calico cats. 1. Is
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Ever wondered: Why do cats knead? Why does your cat stomp on her favorite bed or blanket (or your leg or chest) with her front paws, as though making dough for biscuits? Ever wondered why cat kneading seems to make her high, intoxicated with sweet memories of springtime and youth? Here are five cool things about cat
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In the Abyssinian alphabet, A is for active, M is for mischievous and S is for super smart. The agile and athletic cats are known for their love of heights, lively nature and unquenchable curiosity. “Abys are very energetic, and that takes some people by surprise,” says Linda Kay Hardie, who has lived with 19
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Is your female cat acting weird? Maybe she’s sticking her butt in the air and meowing very loudly? What could be going on? We all know how important it is to have our cat companions spayed or neutered. But sometimes time gets away from even the best-intentioned cat caretakers — and before you know it, you’ve
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You’ve probably noticed that cats spend a lot of time and energy communicating with other cats in their lives, but that very little of that communication is in the form of meows. If they talked as much as they gestured (including marking their territory and their humans), the odds are good that you’d wish they’d
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If you’ve ever longed to share your living space with a leopard, or curl up with a cheetah, you’ll fall in love with these large cat breeds — all 100% domesticated, but with an air of jungle cat mystique. Let’s meet five of them right here. Siberian Siberian cats are hypoallergenic cats. Photography by Lubava
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There are few things less appealing than walking around your house and feeling little grains of kitty litter under your feet. Of course, every cat supply company knows this, and they’ve created all manner of gadgets, geegaws and widgets to control cat litter tracking. But I’ve got some additional ideas to curb cat litter tracking that
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A cat tail is an amazing and beautiful thing. Not only is it an anatomical wonder, it’s an excellent tool for feline self-expression. Even the most obtuse of humans can learn the secrets of this behavior — “cat tail talk,” if you will — with a little observation, and your cat will love you even more
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According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, almost 70 percent of cats start showing signs of oral disease by their third birthday. If your cat’s teeth are in bad shape, that can contribute to health problems including heart and kidney disease, and decrease your cat’s quality of life. Because cats hide their pain, you probably
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Do you brush your cat’s teeth? You should! A vet weighs in with advice on why you should brush your cat’s teeth, how to brush a cat’s teeth and how often to brush a cat’s teeth. First, why should you brush a cat’s teeth? Wondering how to brush a cat’s teeth? We’ve got you covered. Photography
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With cats being as cool as they are, there’s no reason you can’t show your love for the feline form every chance you get. You don’t have to go overboard with cat decor — subtlety is the key. But with so many beautifully designed everyday objects for cat lovers now available, it’s easy to add
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Cats don’t get cavities. Did you know that? I didn’t. What pet owners often mistake for a cavity in a cat is something called cat tooth resorption. And guess what? No one really knows what causes it. Here’s the story of what my cat went through, and how I learned about this cat health issue.
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Some embrace the notion that “real men love dogs” while cats are a female thing. Why? Well, dogs are easier for society to understand as pets, really, and pop culture’s fabricated “ideal man” is strong and rugged yet beyond deep thinking and emotional nuance. Dogs have worked for humans for thousands of years, forming strong
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Tooth grinding is very common in people. In fact, nighttime grinding of teeth has spawned an entire cottage industry for “night guards,” prevent people from damaging their teeth as they grind away while they’re sawing logs. It turns out that humans aren’t the only species subject to tooth grinding. Cat teeth grinding is a thing, too. Unlike
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One of the Catster editors recently asked me a few questions about poop. She wondered whether she needed to be concerned if her cat had a single runny poop. She also wondered whether pooping outside of the litter box might be a sign of a veterinary problem. Poop doesn’t exactly make the world go ’round,
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