Cats

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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You can donate not only food to pet pantries but also toys, food bowls and collars. By: skeeze Life happens. Money gets tight — sometimes at the worst moments. Regardless of your financial situation, when you have pets, you have family. That means loving and caring for them, even when times are hard. Fortunately, if
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And you thought cat burglars were menacing. Residents of Mifune, Kumamoto Prefecture, in Japan will be cat-proofing every window and door to their homes after this terrifying and downright incredulous crime. According to Japan Today, the investigation into the attempted murder of an elderly Japanese woman has authorities pointing their fingers at an unlikely main suspect: a
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At the Monarto Zoo, you’re the one in the cage. The Australian animal park recently opened a new feature called Lions 360, a cage inside the big cat’s enclosure that puts you just a claw’s length away from the majestic meowers. “It’s a truly hair-raising experience with visitors able to enter the cage and get
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[{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”1″}]An easy mark. [{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”0″}]Someone who can supply them with life’s essentials — food, toys and really nice cat trees. [{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”0″}]Someone they can get a rise out of by using your small
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–9 pounds for females, 9–13 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Scottish fold is characterized by their unique appearance. They display surprisingly round features: a round face, emphasized by flat ears; large, circular eyes; a short snout (compared to other cat breeds) and a round body structure with short
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Quimera the cat is like a character out of a Batman comic: one part Catwoman, two parts Two-Face. This exotic kitty with two different colored eyes, and a furry face similarly split between two different colors, belongs to a rare, V.I.P. group of pussycats who may (or may not …) be chimeras. According to geneticists,
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Organic doesn’t not necessarily mean high quality when it comes to pet food labels. By: acousticskyy Many, many veterinarians get frustrated when clients believe they have found the yellow brick road to pet health by getting sucked in by yet another new, celebrity-endorsed pet food. Veterinarians far and wide try not to scream — or
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Nickie can finally breathe easy. On Thursday, veterinarians at the MSPCA-Angell shelter in Boston surgically removed a collar that had become embedded in Nickie’s neck. The abandoned kitten was found with the horrible injury in the streets of Dorchester. After spotting her several times, a Good Samaritan scooped up Nickie and brought her to MSPCA-Angell.
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Even though they don’t really have 9 lives, cats often flourish after overcoming trauma. By: atuweb Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in August 2015. * * * Christy, my first sealpoint Siamese, was hit by a car when she was about 1 year old. She survived the accident, but her left front paw didn’t. The nerve
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Meet Nigel. You might notice something is missing. But what this 5-month-old kitten lacks in facial features he makes up for with purrsonality. In July, Nigel, then just six weeks old, was found discarded near a dumpster in Dorchester, Massachusetts, by a Good Samaritan. The kitten was malnourished, dirty and in desperate need of medical
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[{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”1″}]An inside-the-box kind of feline. [{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”0″}]A sleep-in kind of kitty. Mornings are overrated — afternoons are a little on
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British shorthairs may be more at risk for cardiomyopathy than some other cat breeds. By: ToNic-pics If this morning’s clinic is anything to go by, heart disease in cats is very common (actually, it’s not — it just seemed that way). The day started with an inpatient, Pepsi. This ragdoll cat has a heart condition
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They are the furriest of fashionistas, the sultans of sweet; they are the fabulous, famous pets of Instagram. Just as human influencers have become style touchstones for pet owners, these tail-wagging trendsetters are an inspiration to their fluffy brethren. Since these pets go sans apparel most of the time, Halloween is an important holiday to
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We look forward to our Halloween costume contest all year, and once again we’re excited to announce the winners of this year’s contest. Without further ado, here’s the winners’ list: Grand Prize Winner (Chosen by a Petful judging panel) Bugg and Louise as Pup-N-Stein and The Bride Congrats to Grand Prize winner Cinzia Nichols! Last
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Borth Wild Animal Kingdom has a runner. She’s sleek and furry, and goes by a single moniker: ‘Lilleth.’ According to the U.K. zoo’s Facebook page, the Eurasian Lynx escaped from its enclosure at the animal establishment in Ceredigion, Wales. She is described as “a young juvenile, tan and white in colour with dark spots on
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Faster than an alley cat escaping a Doberman, more powerful than a CAT bulldozer, and able to leap over dumpsters in a single bound, here comes “Superman Shon” a.k.a. “Catman,” ready for feeding time in the back streets of Philadelphia, as part of his never-ending battle for truth, justice and after-dinner scratches in just the
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Some cats won’t tolerate a collar. By: comedynose The collar was a rich, deep purple and had a brass star-shaped I.D. tag. It would look well against Emrys’s ruddy Abyssinian fur, I thought. Only Emrys didn’t want any part of it. He didn’t bite or scratch — he just looked up at me, totally bewildered.
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–9 pounds for females, 9–14 pounds for males Life Expectancy: More than 15 years The ocicat is a medium-to-large spotted cat with a smooth and satiny coat. The markings are well scattered around the body and the belly. This feline is muscular, graceful and resembles a wild cat. Ocicats have large,
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We’re just days away from Halloween. If you haven’t gotten spooky yet, now is the time! Don’t stop the festive feeling at humans, get your pets in on the fun too. To inspire you and your furry friend, we had adoptable animals from Best Friends Animal Society stop by to model some of this year’s
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Whether you knew you needed it or not, I am here to say you absolutely need to watch this trailer for the new season of Meower Rangers. If you couldn’t tell from the title, this YouTube series, which just started its new season, is all about taking the butt-kicking, costumed teamwork you love from the
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It’s time to vote in our Halloween costume contest! Head over to the app on our Facebook page to vote for your favorite costumed pets. People’s Choice Awards voting begins today and will end Oct. 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All winners will be announced on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2017. Your vote counts!
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