A long-haired tabby with a white underbelly lying down.

What are Tabby Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

Tabbies, often known as tabby cats, are domestic cats with a unique coat pattern.

A grey tabby with a white muzzle and chest lying on a red tiled floor in front of rows of candy in boxes in a deli.

Bodega Cats of NYC

Caitlin Dempsey

Bodega cats are found in many local delis across New York City and are used to help control rodents.

Two pages from a medieval manuscript showing illustrated drawings of cats catching mice.

Role of Cats in Medieval Manuscripts

Caitlin Dempsey

In medieval Europe, scribes often included cats in the margins and drawings of manuscripts.

A gray tabby on a gray background reaching on the top of a gray cabinet for some chocolate that has a red circle with a slash across it.

Eating Chocolate is Bad for Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

While chocolate may be a sweet delight for humans to eat, chocolate can be toxic to cats.

An orange tabby cat licking catnip from the floor.

Why Do Some Cats Love Catnip?

Caitlin Dempsey

Catnip is a popular herb that some cats respond enthusiastically to.

A diagram showing the ten common types of white spotting coat patterns in cats.

White Spotting in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

White spotting categorizes how much white fur a cat has.

A torbie sits inside a small gray colored cat shelter.

Torbie Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Torbie cats are a mix of two different cat fur patterns: tortoiseshell and tabby.

Bicolor harlequin Scottish highland kitten with white on gray background.

Harlequin Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

A harlequin cat has a bicolor (or piebald) coat pattern.

A longhaired orange and white tabby cat looking at a litter box inside a room with gray brick walls and gray wooden floors.

Why Some Cats Avoid the Litter Box

Caitlin Dempsey

There can be a range of reasons why your cat has decided to reject their litter box ranging from behavioral issues to a health problem.

Upper body of a blue-eyed Seal Bicolour Ragdoll Cat.

15 Interesting Facts about Ragdoll Cats

Julianna Rokusek

Ragdoll cats have a docile and affectionate nature that makes them one of the most popular cat breeds.

Diagram showing a picture of a siamese cat and the American shorthair with a plus sign between them and then an equal sign with a picture of a snowshoe cat.

Snowshoe Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Snowshoes are highly sociable and intelligent cats that are a cross between a Siamese and American Shorthair cat.