A black cat with a cone and a bandage around her front right leg.

My Cat’s Experience With Feline Acromegaly

Caitlin Dempsey

Feline acromegaly is a relatively rare condition in cats where a tumor on the pituitary glands triggers an overproduction of growth hormone.

A black cat sitting in a pot overflowing with green grass against a brick wall.

Tips for Cat Owners

Caitlin Dempsey

If you're new to owning a cat or simply want to better understand your pet, here are tips for a cat-friendly home.

A black cat and grey tabby lying next to each other.

If Cats are Independent, Why Do They Form Bonds?

Caitlin Dempsey

Despite their independent reputation, cats do form close bonds with humans and other cats.

A light tan and dark brown tabby lies along the ledge of a balcony in the sun with netting.

Keeping Cats Safe Around Windows and Balconies

Caitlin Dempsey

While cats are skilled at landing on their feet, they can still get hurt if they fall from a great height.

A polydactyl cat starting at the camera.

Facts About Polydactyl Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Polydactyl cats have more toes than the average cat.

A black cat sniffing an orange tabby on a porch with a dark grey tabby cat with white socks on the wooden bench above them. A Tuxedo cat can be seen in the distance in the doorway.

Does the Fur Color of Cats Have Anything to do With Their Personalities?

Caitlin Dempsey

Are orange tabbies really more affectionate that other cats? Research into the link between a cat's fur coat color and personality is mixed.

A gray cat with copper eyes and short limbs standing looking back on grass.

What are Blue Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

The Russian Blue, British Blue, Korat, and Chartreux are cat breeds known for their gray-blue coats.

The head of a sleeping black cat with its tongue sticking out.

Why Do Cats Sleep With Their Tongues Out?

Caitlin Dempsey

Snooze time is when some cats blep. Deep sleep can cause your cat's jaw to relax and gravity will cause their tongue to stick out.

Two pictures of a black cat take in different lighting.

Why Black Cats are Voids

Caitlin Dempsey

It's easy for black cats to blend in with their dark surroundings and become "voids".

Closeup of a gray tabby cat's face.

Cute Cat Slang Words and Phrases to Know

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn some of the more popular cat slang being used.

An abstract golden mountain lion sculpture on top of a dark blue sign with orange lettering that says, "Los Gatos".

Places in the United States Named After Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

There are quite a few geographic features in the United States named after cats.