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  • How to Calculate A Cat’s Age in Cat Years

    A popular misconception is that cats age seven years (in human years) for each calendar year. In fact, feline aging is much more rapid during the first two years of life. A cat reaches the approximate human age of 15 during its first year, then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, it ages approximately …

  • 5 Different Types of Tabby Cat Patterns

    People sometimes call the average domestic cat a Tabby, but tabby cat is not a cat breed -- it is actually the pattern of kitty's coat.

  • Catster Interviews: Luna the Fashion Kitty

    We won’t lie to you, all the girls here at Catster HQ are completely nuts about Luna the Fashion Kitty, an emerging Facebook cat-lebrity. We sneak onto Facebook several times a day to see Luna’s amazing outfits and to give her virtual high-paws for her accept-no-crap-from-nobody attitude. She has dubbed herself America’s Top Cat Model …

  • Does Owning a Cat Make You Sexier?

    In 2003, researchers at Charles University in Prague conducted a study funded by the Stanley Research Medical Institute in Bethesda, MD, which showed that domestic cats infected with the toxoplasma gondii parasite – the same parasite that’s the reason pregnant women are advised to stay away from the kitty litter box – can actually alter …

  • Four New Year’s Resolutions for Your Cat

    The new year isn’t just a good time for you to break bad habits and take up good ones. It’s an excellent time to take stock of your cat’s life and figure out what you can do to make her life better, too. Here are four feline new year’s resolutions for you to consider: 1. …

  • The 10 Most Famous LOLCats

    Do you know what your cat is thinking? Apparently most cats are incredibly demanding creatures and while many have rather insightful internal monologues, they can’t spell very well at all! At least that’s what scores of people on the Internet have come to believe after being deluged in the LOL Cat imagery popularized by the …

  • 15 of Our Favorite Talking Cats

    As all cat owners know, every cat talks. Even the “silent” breeds such as the Chartreux voice their opinion with small noises. Most cats talk when you come home, when you head to the kitchen, when you’re trying to go to sleep and when you don’t want to wake up at 5:00 am. Cats have …

  • 10 Interactive Cat Toys Worth Owning

    Cats are lazier than their ancestors for a reason. They no longer have to hunt for their food or travel long distances to find new hunting grounds and water. Domestic cats don’t have to expend energy defending cubs from larger creatures or fighting other cats to determine who is in charge (though you may see …

  • 10 Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Cat

    Sometimes we really wonder…with her tail curled in a perfect S-shape, head angled just a liiiittle to the right, and paws frozen in stance, our Kitty McKitterson seems to know when a camera is around. Does she know we’re snapping a photo of her? She must! Interesting then that she’s so choosy about when she …

  • 10 Red Flags to Heed When Inspecting a Cat Boarding Facility

    One of the most important decisions we make about our cats is where to board them. Often the fretful thought of leaving Fluffy behind can influence not only our trip once we’re there but also our decision to go. The back and forth of “What if my cat isn’t OK while I’m away?” and “I’ve …