The world’s most popular pets may not be dogs, cats, or any real animal. Instead, they may be the Angry Birds, the spherical fowl from the incredibly popular mobile game. And the birds’ creator, Rovio Entertainment, is getting closer and closer to becoming a publicly traded company thanks to the Birds’ success.
Churches have long been established as a place of support and solace for human beings. However, many religious communities are expanding their outreach to the animal kingdom. Several pet ministries have sprung out of existing churches, and have even worked animals into their regular sermons.
The benefits pet ministries provide ...Read More
The Selkirk Rex is an extremely striking breed, as one of the few types of cat with curly hair. Selkirks come in longhaired and shorthaired varieties, but all cats in the breed carry the gene for wooly fur. This unique coat is obviously curled on a newborn Selkirk kitten, and while it flattens out a bit as they grow, it eventually returns to ...Read More
If there were any one device that perfectly symbolized the attachment some people have to their cats, it would be the cat stroller. Similar to strollers designed for human babies, cat strollers allow the animals to go outside with their humans and see the world while keeping them protected and stationary. Since most cats will not put up with ...Read More
Humanity’s obsession with cats has reached a new level of bizarre intensity. Not only are cats a cherished icon, but even their hair has become a source for home crafts. Crafting with cat hair has become a surprising trend in Japan, and is now making its way across the Pacific.
The original cat hair crafter was Tokyo-born...Read More
As much as they may not want it under any circumstance, eventually you will have to give your cat a bath. There are limits to what a cat’s self-grooming can clean, especially when they’re afflicted by fleas, ticks, and other parasites. So when you bathe your cat, you should get the best shampoo for their fur possible, to maximize ...Read More
Sometimes an animal gets an injury and won’t stop picking at the wound, even when doing so makes it worse. Other times, when an injured animal receives surgery, they feel compelled to scratch at their stitches, oblivious to the harm it will do to them. In these cases, the vet will typically outfit the animal with an Elizabethan collar, ...Read More
The British Shorthair may be the most iconic cat in popular culture. These chubby critters have appeared in all manner of films, shows, books, and websites. The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland was inspired by a British Shorthair, and so were the original Puss in Boots and the zombie cat Church from Stephen King’s “Pet Semata...Read More
Experts agree that wet cat food is superior to dry cat food in terms of nutrition, as wet foods tend to contain more proteins and fewer carbohydrates/sugars. They also avoid some of the digestive and dental problems associated with excess dry food. However, not all wet foods are created equal, so here are some tips to find the best canned/pac...Read More
The Bambino is easily one of the strangest cats ever bred. Their name is Italian for “baby”, and their likeness to human infants is startling. They have big heads, soft skin, a lack of hair, and stubby limbs. This, combined with Bambinos’ loose flaps of skin and their big ears, gives them an almost alien look. And that look ...Read More
Like many phrases evoking animals, “raining cats and dogs” has been used so commonly that its origins are taken for granted. And those who do wonder why people started associating heavy rainfall with falling pets will find the phrase’s origins shrouded in myth and conflicting interpretations. Many of these interpretations ar...Read More
Cat treats can be a great addition to your feline’s daily routine. In addition to being something they’ll enjoy, treats can help broaden finicky feline palates, offer added nutrition, and give you a tool to call your cat out from hiding. Though feeding cats too many treats can make them obese, this won’t be a problem if you ...Read More
The Burmese Cat is an old breed, derived from wildcats in Southeast Asia. However, the domestic versions has spread across the world in the past century. Since the 1920s, when a Burmese named Wong Mau was brought to the United States, the breed has become a favorite of fanciers and has taken multiple forms. Where the cat was once exclusively ...Read More
Most animal shelters will have some pets up for adoption who would not seem like picture-perfect companions. These are the special needs pets, the animals with disabilities. It is understandable that people would want to pick up cats or dogs who are healthy and spotless, who look more like a picture-perfect childhood friend. Animals with impa...Read More
The scope of the Birman cat’s origins are shrouded in myth. The historical debut of the species was in the early 1900s, when a male and female Birman were brought by explorers to France from a temple in Burma. The male did not survive the journey, but the female was pregnant, and her kittens became the forebears of the modern Birman bre...Read More
Contrary to what many believe, cats can be very affectionate and loving companions. They may not be as obvious about their devotion as dogs, but they can still form strong attachments with their people and demonstrate it physically. Here are some sure signs that your cat cares about you and others, and isn’t just kissing up in order to ...Read More
In the battle against AIDS, scientists have enlisted an unlikely new ally; glow-in-the-dark kittens. AIDS researchers have already been studying cats among other animals in their studies, but in order to maximize the effectiveness of their research, these scientists have bred kittens that can light up the dark (at least under special circumst...Read More
If there ever were a book that perfectly captured the essence of the housecat, it would be Cat Getting Out Of Bag & Other Observations. Drawn by cartoonist Jeffery Brown, this book contains dozens of short cartoons about the author’s late cat Misty. And while the mannerisms are clearly inspired by Brown’s cat, anyone who’s e...Read More
The Cat Catcher does exactly what its title suggests-- it catches cats. However, it does so in a way that makes the cat want to get caught. This toy will captivate your cat’s attention like few others, and it will do so without too much effort on your part.
Created by Go-Cat (the company also responsible for Da Bird, anot...Read More
There is always an unfortunate chance that your cat will develop asthma. Just like with humans, the condition triggers allergic reactions within the airways, causing difficult breathing. The asthma attacks that menace some cats can range from merely unpleasant to downright dangerous. Here are some tips to help you identify and manage feline a...Read More