All About Cats

It's official. Cats are the world's most popular companion animals. More than 95.6 million felines live in American homes, and more than 600 million cats live among people around the world. Anyone lucky enough to share his or her home with a feline will concur that cats inherently understand their roles as beloved companions. While they certainly don't need statistics to back up this claim to popularity, data substantiating it does exist, coming from a slew of diverse resources, such as internationally recognized historians, archaeologists, zoologists, geneticists, and animal behaviorists who have tracked the history of the domestic cat back some 10,000 years.

  • CAT BREED GUIDE

    Most of the breeds described here are currently accepted for championship competition by one or more cat-registering bodies who are members of the World Cat Congress.

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  • CAT TRAINING AND BEHAVIOR GUIDE

    What makes the domestic cat so endlessly fascinating is ... the ability to switch from a tame and cute household pet to a wild animal in hunt mode, and then back again to that content creature manicuring its toes.

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  • Living with a Cat

    There are basic questions you need to ask yourself when determining whether getting a cat is the right thing to do. Can I offer a cat the kind of home where she will be happy and healthy? Will everyone else in my family accept a cat?

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  • DAILY CARE FOR YOUR CAT

    The key to establishing a good health care regimen for your new kitten or adult cat is preventive care.

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  • Feline health

    If you want a cat who will be as healthy as possible inside and out, from the first day you bring her home to last day of her long, happy life, then you need to learn all about every square inch of her body.

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  • THE HISTORY OF CATS IN OUR WORLD

    Unlike other domestic animals, such as the dog and the horse, the cat is self-domesticated. Its history shows that cats chose to live in close proximity to people and not the other way around.

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  • CATS AT WORK

    If one had to give the average cat who dispenses love and affection on a daily basis a job title, it would undoubtedly be Public Relations Officer Promoting Human Health and Well-Being.

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Licensed from ContentOro, Inc. and used under license from Lumina Media - The Original Cat Bible, by Sandy Robins with Arnold Plotnick MS, DVM, ACVIM, Lorraine Shelton, and Sarah Hartwell