— WNL? DDx? DUDE? Here are meanings behind 10 common acronyms used in your cat's vet records.
— Are peanuts safe for cats? What about peanut butter? Are peanuts good cat toys? Let's find out.
— Albinism in cats is caused by a lack of melanin and pigmentation; albino cats are pretty rare.
— A team of scientists has mapped the genome of the domestic cat, which could give us insight into diseases and evolution of humans and cats.
— Do vets' lab results look like alphabet soup to you? Let's translate this crucial measure of cat health.
— Did you know that a way cats show people affection is by marking them? Learn all the reasons cats mark and how they do it.
— Why do anal glands exist, what do they do, and what happens when they get clogged?
— In turns out cats don't respond to intelligence tests like dogs do -- perhaps it means they’re smart enough to know better?
— Here's what you don't have to worry about in terms of catching kitty's viruses and bacteria.
— A blogger says that because they're domesticated, cats are less social and more dependent on us. I’m not so sure about that.
— Research shows cats can see into the ultraviolet spectrum, which means they can see things we can't -- and might explain some odd behavior
— We have facts and figures on the average cat lifespan, for indoor as well as outdoor cats.
— Nearly half of all cats carry the bacteria that causes cat scratch fever during their lives.
— Engineers Paul Klusman and TJ Wingard present an update to their breakout 2008 video.
— That sun your cat loves to lounge in might pose a health risk. Here are tips to keep her safe.
— Cats have about 100 vocalizations, which they mix and match to talk to us because we can't read their exquisitely expressive body language.
— A photographer consults scientists to create pictures that show the world through a cat’s eyes.
— A Chicago study found that statistics on predation by cats are ridiculously overstated if they don’t factor in coyote populations.
— Researchers report that feline immunodeficiency virus produced an immune response in HIV patients, and that's an important step.
— The author of "Cat Sense" wants to help humans be better companions to their cats.
— Cats learn by watching, and their brain structures are twice as complex as those of dogs.
— Seven years after its earlier report suggested a more careful approach to cat vaccination, the new guidelines are even more conservative.
— An Australian study shows feral cats help some endangered animals survive. I say: “Well, duh!”
— What happens after food goes in the dish? Join me on a journey inside your kitty, from mouth to butt.
— Now we can be glad that cat fur gets all over everything!
— Here are answers to questions I got last year when I wrote about genes that control cat fur color.
— Did you know whiskers have their own blood supply in addition to hundreds of nerves cells? This is one supercharged follicle.
— Snotty tissues, dirty underwear, sweaty armpits: Your cat probably loves all this stuff. Here's why.
— Does your cat freak out when the sky lights up and echoes with thunder? Here’s how to help.
— Cat tongues are the stuff of poetry -- but also of butt-licking, hairball-building horror.
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