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For the Love of Cats

advice and fun stuff for fans of felines

  • Cats for adoption (Dan Brandenburg | Getty Images )

    5 reasons cats are given up for adoption — and how to avoid these problems

    Dr. Marty Becker looks at five reasons why cats wind up in shelters, and how to keep your kitty home with you.

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    10 signs you might be a crazy cat person

    Sure, you love your cat. Or cats! Just because you own a few doesn't make you a crazy cat lady (or guy). It's totally cool that you have a giant cat tree taking up 3/4 of your living room, and perfectly normal/perfectly healthy that you take your cats out for a walk on a leash. Or is it? Here are 10 signs you just might be a crazy cat person (but we love you for it. Own it!).

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    Should you train your cat to use the toilet?

    It’s not just a Meet the Parents scene. The Litter Kwitter's creator says it takes less time to toilet train a cat than a child.

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    10 products every cat lover needs

    In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, we're thinking outside the (litter)box and sharing our favorite must-haves.

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    Why does my pet...?

    Do you ever wonder why your dog and cat act the way they do?

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    The top kitten names of 2012

    Using Vetstreet's records, we've looked over the names of more than 643,000 cats born in 2012 to determine the year's top pet names. This year’s list has many of the same top names as last year, but there are some notable newcomers that haven’t cracked the top 10 yet, but are swiftly on the rise.

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    Top 10 cat products at global pet expo 2013

    We rounded up the best feline food puzzles, toys, scratchers and accessories we could find at the Global Pet Expo. It’s like a Disney World for kitties.

  • Kittens under 8-week-old need special care, like this one

    New cat owner guide: 9 steps for taking care of your kitten

    Here are nine fundamental steps for taking care of your new kitten.

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    Top 10 pedigreed cat breeds in America

    Cat aficionados can name a million reasons why they fancy their feline friends, but certain breeds possess personality traits that make them particularly popular. So we decided to take a close look at Vetstreet's 2011 birth record data to find out just which pedigreed cat breeds are most coveted in the U.S. today.

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    10 ways your cat shows you love

    It's often easy to spot when cats are being finicky or feisty. But what about when they are showing pure feline affection? What does that look like? We spoke with Dr. Allen Schoen, a veterinarian, behaviorist and author of the best-selling book Kindred Spirits and Vetstreet’s own Dr. Marty Becker, author of Your Cat: The Owner's Manual, to share 10 ways cats deliver love and affection to the people who matter most to them.