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5 tips for taking the best cat photos ever from a celebrity vet

Australian vet Chris Brown looks after animals big and small on his television show, <i>Bondi Vet</i>, but he's also an avid photographer.<p>He's taken photos …

Here's why your cat might not care when you leave

There are a lot of cats in the United States. Perhaps close to 95 million live with us as pets, reports the <i>Times-Picayune</i>. But does our affection for these feline friends move in just one direction? New research in the journal <i>PLoS One</i> suggests that domesticated cats are more independent than dogs …

7 TV Villains Who'd Probably Love You More Than Your Cat Does

Being a "cat person" is a very strange thing sometimes. You love your cat and can't imagine life without them, but you will fully admit to anyone …

Hiroshima's Street View for Cats is basically an RPG

“Japan just created a Google Street View for cats,” reports <i>Vox</i>’s Margarita Noriega, which sounds like a pretty good deal. A series of maps and …

Cat With Sunglasses Is Next-Level Chill

So chill, he's cat-atonic.<p>Part of growing up is accepting that there are levels of achievement that are simply out of your reach.<p>If you work hard, you can do anything ... within reason. But, with precious few exceptions:<p>No matter how hard you ball, you will never be Michael Jordan.<br>• No matter how …

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Stand off between a house cat and an alligator

Watch this tense stand off betwen a house cat and an alligator<p>If you are a cat lover, then this video will have your heart in your mouth.<p>The footage shows a protective house cat, not only standing it's ground against a large alligator but forces the reptile back into the water.<p>Initially, there is a …

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The Adventure Cats of Instagram

Move over Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat. Adventure cats are here, and they're badass.<p>Millie may be the most famous of them, but there is an entire community …

These Cats Are Going To Teach You How To Live

"Show appreciation so your partner keeps giving you stuff."<p>If you have a cat, you probably already know that those sneaky little fuzzballs are living far better lives than their human friends. They nap in the sunny patch on the carpet, they nap on your nice new sofa, they chase catnip-stuffed toys …

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36 Seriously Hot Men With Cute Cats That Will Melt You Completely

Because, why not? H/T MenLovePussies

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New Star Wars BB-8 Toy Proves Kittens Work for the Dark Side

Search your feelings; you know this to be true.<p>When VF.com posted a video of puppies playing with Sphero’s toy BB-8 droid from the upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, few predicted that the Internet’s response would be unanimous: make a cat video next! (Actually, a cat video is the most …

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Why Cats Rule the Internet Instead of Dogs

LOLcats, Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, Nyan Cat. Why aren’t dogs as popular as cats in memes and viral videos? The answer, believe it or not, may come from …

The best thing about cats is that they are cold-hearted sociopaths

At last, scientists have evidence that cats couldn't care less about their owners. Just one more reason why Bill Borrows has a grudging respect for them<p>What is there to like? What is the point of them?<p>Cats I mean. They torment, torture and kill smaller animals for fun, meow incessantly until they …

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Scots and Iranians in effort to uncover rare cats' secrets

<b>Wild cat experts from Scotland are working with counterparts in the Middle East to better understand one of the world's rarest and most elusive cats.</b><p>Pallas's cats are found in Iran, Mongolia and China.<p>David Barclay, of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), has been in contact with a …

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Your Cat Doesn't Need You, Study Finds

Your cat doesn’t really need you, new study suggests.<p>According to a new study published in PLOS One journal, cats show little to no separation …

This cat who loves bubble baths and never wants to get out of the tub is all of us

If you’ve ever owned a pet, and if you’ve ever tried to give said pet a bath, then you know that most pets DON’T like baths. This statement is …

Sorry, But Your Cat Really Doesn't Need You Around

New research shows felines don’t feel much for their owners.<p>What does your cat think of you? Maybe not too much. A new study suggests that cats don't need their owners to feel secure and safe -- the way dogs do -- but rely on them mostly as a reliable source of food.<p>Womp, womp.<p>"Animal-human …

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Kittens And ‘Star Wars’ Droid BB-8 Do Not Mix

In light of BB-8 frolicking with puppies, <i>Vanity Fair</i> decided to see how it would go when the roly-poly droid interacted with kittens. In retrospect, they really should have seen the results coming.<p>Unlike the puppies, which just saw a new friend, the kitties, and one kitten in particular, saw prey. …

If you live with a cat, you live with a weirdo: your tales of feline oddity

We asked readers for the strangest things their beloved feline companions do<p>As anyone with a cat knows, they can be extremely weird animals. How weird? The Guardian asked readers and other writers to share examples.<p>Is your cat weirder than this? Share your own story in the comments below.<p>Josh …

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16 Reasons There Should Be A "Cat Owner Appreciation" Day

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This is what your cat is really trying to say

Dogs we get, mostly because they are so easy to get. They have expressive faces and body language that we can read pretty accurately, according to researchers who study animal behavior. Cats, on the other hand, are known for their emotional opaqueness and standoffishness; even the cat-ladiest of …

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How do you know your cat loves you? Let me count 25 ways

25 ways you know your dog loves you (and that they’re better than cats) | Bella Mackie<p>Read more<p>“Face it, your cat doesn’t care about you,” reads one headline. “Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude,” reads another. Poor cats, always getting bad PR. As if it wasn’t enough that Australia …

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Taylor Swift's Olivia Benson Is Looking More Meerkat Than Kitty Cat

It’s the latest in the kitty chronicles.<p>Taylor Swift shared an Iadorable photo on nstagram of herself and her pampered pet Olivia Benson.<p>“Meerkat …

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25 ways you know your dog loves you (and that they’re better than cats)

We wrote about how cats show they love you so it’s only fair man’s – and woman’s – best friend gets a look-in too<p>Which is a more loving pet – a cat or a dog? The publication of this article about loving cats has caused more disagreement than almost any other. It’s been decided that the matter can …

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Fur Is Gonna Fly In This Supercut Of The Best Cat News Bloopers Ever

In one corner, you have cats, who are unpredictable, furry little balls of teeth and claws and mayhem. In the other corner, you have the local news. Which is live. It pretty much goes without saying that these two things are rarely a good combination, yet for some reason, as long as there has been …

Nigel was a mean, spiteful, cat. I don't know how I'll live without him

We lived in questionable harmony for 15 years. Then, it was time to say goodbye<p>I had my mean 15-year-old cat Nigel euthanized last month. He was a spitfire from the get-go, a feral black kitten, the runt of the litter, whose tiny wrath was remarkable to witness. I force-cuddled him, much to his …

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Woman Runs London Marathon Without a Tampon, Bleeds Freely to Raise Awareness

Kiran Gandhi, who has played drums for singer M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation, decided to run the London Marathon without a tampon. Gandhi let her …

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Ask a Vet: How Do I Know the Right Amount to Feed My Cat?

I perennially receive questions about feeding cats. People continuously pose, online and in my practice, all manners of enquiries about cats and …

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Review: Organic Cat Toys from PurrfectPlay

Cat toys don’t get much better than the ones from PurrfectPlay. Made in the USA from 100% natural and organic materials, these durable and safe toys …

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