Bringing Up Kitty
A guide to your cat's care and health.
About Cat Facts
All about our program and our contributors
Feline tips, resources, and basics
Your Cat's Mind
Your cat's thoughts, personality, and behavior
Style, society, and news for the modern cat
|Welcome to Cat Facts|
"Cat Facts" is a feline health, care, behavior, and lifestyle resource for cats and their owners. Approaching cats as complex, highly individual creatures, "Cat Facts" informs and advises cat owners on what's really going on with their cats. From nutrition and grooming to social calendars and accessories, we present authoritative yet warm-hearted insights into feline life. Updated weekly with new articles!
|Who is More Amused?|
A letter from Beth Adelman, managing editor of Cat Facts.
|How Does Your Cat Recognize You?|
After a recent ice storm, my husband and I came home to find all our door locks were frozen, so we quietly broke into our house through an unlocked window. Our nine-year-old cat, Sapphire, was petrified. When we turned the lights on, he was still frightened. Not until we said something did he realize who we were. Why didn't Sapphire recognize us on sight?
|Osteoarthritis and Your Cat|
Osteoarthritis is fairly common in older cats, whose joints eventually undergo the same degenerative process that ours do. This painful and progressive condition can result in a range of symptoms, the worst of which is chronic pain.
|Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Allen Schoen on the Science and Spirit of Our Animals|
Can cats be sad, I asked? Allen Schoen, DVM, looks at me quizzically. It's a good question all right -- but Schoen came up with the answer years ago. Long before herbal treatments and nutritional supplements were considered a logical adjunct to conventional medicine, and long before veterinarians steeped in science would allow themselves to consider pets as emotional beings with real feelings, Schoen was dancing on a high wire between science and spirit.
|Breed Brief of the Week: Turkish Van|
A profile of the breed from the Cat Fanciers' Association