Just like humans, cats use body language to communicate. Ever wonder why your feline friend is always stretching?
While many people can tell when something is wrong with their pet, they might not necessarily understand what the problem is. An international team of veterinary scientists have created a list of 25 important behavioral signs they believe will help pet owners quickly diagnose problems, treat illnesses, and ultimately reduce any pain their cat is suffering from.
Bum, a cross-eyed cat from California, was abandoned at five months old and brought to the San Diego Humane Society. With only one look at him, Courtney Morman was smitten and decided to rescue the funny-looking feline, who has proven to be nothing less than loveable and fun. Morman recently created an Instagram for her kitten in hopes of encouraging people to adopt pets from shelters, too.
Researchers recently discovered two-toned cats are born with distinctive black-and-white patches because certain pigment cells fail to multiply properly during early stages of embryo development. They suggest their findings could be used to to trace other genetic abnormalities, such as holes in the heart.
Dogs are often seen as "messy drinkers," but there is a method behind their sloppy ways. It turns out, they slurp up water using high-speed, precisely timed movements.
While there has been much debate regarding how cats first made their way to Australia, a new study has confirmed that the invasive felines arrived with European settlers in the 19th century.
Ever wonder how hairy animals keep themselves clean? You may be more familiar with the grooming techniques of household pets, but some animals use "renewable" cleaning strategies researchers hope to apply to keeping technology dust-free.
Halloween is often associated with many iconic, spooky animals. From spiders, to black cats, ravens, werewolves and vampire bats, innocent creatures seem to get a bad rep for the fear they instill in humans. But are the animals really all that spooky?
While cats have evolved without the ability to taste sweetness, they have retained at least seven receptors that register bitter tastes. This may explain why they're such picky eaters.
Cats may be more receptive to human emotions than we given them credit for, say researchers from Oakland University.
Mice exposed to cat urine at a young age will very likely fail to run off when they see cats later in life.
If you've ever owned a cat, you know that they can be pretty picky and about what they eat. This has often been associated with the "stuck up" nature of cats, but as most cat-lovers will tell you, the animals are not nearly as self-centered as their aloof natures would imply. So why so picky? A new study has determined that it may be all about how cats perceive bitter flavors.
Sleek and graceful, frisky and mischievous - humans have long drawn obvious parallels between feline characteristics and 'sexy' behavior. Now, researchers have determined that one species of spider may have also taken some cues from the kitty-cat playbook, apparently purring like pleased Persians in order to attract a mate.
Animal shelters are no-doubt good things, especially since they give stray and starving animals a temporary home. However, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 2.7 million animals are still euthanized at US shelters each year. Now a team of student programmers hope to change all that with a new app.
Be careful what kind of sounds you make around your cat. You may be throwing Whiskers into brief seizures without even knowing it! A new study has revealed that auditory-induced seizing is a very real problem in felines - one that most veterinarians never believed existed.