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A Laptop Scratching Post Lets Your Cat Create Its Own Viral Content

If there’s one thing cats like more than catnip, it’s sprawling across a laptop while you’re trying to work. The only solution to the problem is to either trade-up to a dog, or buy your cat a laptop of its own made from scratch-ready cardboard.


You'll Want These Star Wars Dog And Cat Toys More Than Your Pets Do

With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, do you really think that Disney and Lucasfilm would limit their marketing efforts to just humans? Of course not. Dogs and cats are also in both company’s promotional crosshairs with this massive collection of costumes and toys designed just for pets from Petco.


This 21st-Century Cat Hunts For RFID-Tagged Prey

Outdoor cats get to massacre untold millions of mice per year, but indoor cats have to make do with balls of yarn and laser pointers. To try bridging the gap, one man built a machine that would only feed his kitty when he ‘hunts’ down an RFID-chipped plastic ball.


Smelling Cat Urine Turns Baby Mice Into Willing Victims

The war between cats and mice just took a chilling turn, as a team of Russian researchers announces that early exposure to a chemical in cat urine can condition mice not to flee from an approaching cat. This can’t end well for the mice.


This Is The One Thing That People Never Understand About Cats

You probably don’t know your cat as well as you think you do. According to a recent survey of cat owners in the UK, most people are pretty clueless about their cats’ lives.


The First-Ever Cat Convention Pretty Much Broke The Internets

Last weekend, CatCon took the internet by storm. 10,000 people descended on the convention in LA, which featured appearances by celebrity cats, cat-centric panels, and all the cat swag you could shake a stick with a dangling feather at.


Do Mysterious Big Cats Prowl The English Countryside?

England’s version of Big Foot or just the logical result of new laws that forced exotic pet owners to free their animals in the 1970s? One thing’s for sure: reported sightings of big cats are on the rise in the UK, while new studies seek to prove their existence.


Scientists To Sequence Lil Bub's Genome

A team of geneticists is ready to unlock the secrets behind Internet celebrity cat Lil Bub’s unique appearance. Lil Bub, whose full name is Lillian Bubbles (her friends call her Bub), may be the most recognisable cat on the Web. Although Bub is an adult now, she still looks like a kitten, with wide green eyes and short legs and her tongue sticks out, giving her a perpetual happy-go-lucky expression.


Robot Dogs Will Replace Pets In Super-Dense Cities

Keeping a pet healthy requires resources and open space, and in the cities of the future both may be at such a premium that live pets will become a thing of the past. Australian researcher Jean-Loup Rault suggests robotic and virtual-reality pets may replace the real thing.


How To Tell A Bobkitten From A Regular Kitten

Bobkitten or regular kitten? While both look cute nibbling on your finger, one might actually eat that finger. This is the latest litter born in the Santa Monica Mountains.


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