An orange tabby in a crouching position on a lawn.

How to Understand the Language of Cat Tails

Caitlin Dempsey

One surprising way cats can communicate their emotions is through their tails.

Twenty-four consecutive images of a cat running. Photos: Eadweard Muybridge, 1887.

How High Can Cats Jump?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats are powerful jumpers.

Black cat sitting in a blue bowl by a window.

Black Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Why are some cats' coats black? Continue reading to find out more about black cats.

White cat sleeping on a chair.

Why are Some Cats All White?

Caitlin Dempsey

What do you need to know about white cats?

A barn cat looks down from a ledge.

Cats Don’t Have a Problem With Strangers Who are Mean to Their Owners

Explore Cats Contributor

Researchers found cats – unlike dogs – don’t avoid strangers who refuse to help their owners.

An orange tabby looking at a black squirrel.

Can More Play and Meat Reduce Your Cat’s Hunting?

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers from the University of Exeter wanted to explore what strategies limited hunting by free-range cats.

A torbie cat lying on the concrete pavement.

What are Cat Pheromones, and Do They Work to Calm Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

Pheromones are a chemical form of communication that cats use to interact with one another and with their surroundings.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with the head of a kitten. Via Library of Congress, between 1880 and 1890.

Postcards with Cats on Them: Happy New Year

Caitlin Dempsey

These vintage Happy New Year postcards features fun cats and kittens.

Cat sitting under a Christmas tree.

How to Keep Cats From Playing With Your Christmas Tree

Caitlin Dempsey

There are a few ways we can keep our Christmas trees and cats safe during the holiday season.

Cat sitting on a bookshelf

The Tradition of Library Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

The presences of feline friends in some libraries and bookstores around the world is a time-honored tradition dating back to Ancient Egypt.