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We've Been Completely Wrong About How Cats Get Their Black-And-White Spots

For quite some time, scientists had a working theory of why certain piebald (patchy black-and-white) mammals look the way they do. They assumed the colouring is a directed pattern that involves pigmented cells instigating a controlled expansion. Turns out, it’s all just random.


Your Pet Desperately Needs This Astronaut-Inspired Backpack

“Who’s the greatest catstronaut in the United States? It’s you Champer-damper. It’s you!” That’s the song I would sing to my pet cat if I had a pet cat and carried it around in one of these amazing ventilated carrying cases from U-Pet.


Belgian Twitter Users Are Supporting Police By Tweeting Cats

During the ongoing anti-terror lockdown in Brussels, police have been asking for ‘radio silence’ from the press and social media, to help their operations. Twitter users in the city haven’t stopped tweeting: they’re just using cats instead of real information


Why You Should Resist The Urge To Torment Your Cat With A Cucumber

So you’ve probably seen that viral video showing cats having the bejeezus scared out of them by a particularly snake-like vegetable: the lowly cucumber. Hilarious, right? Sure — if you’re a human. As a veterinary technician points out, this trending activity could cause lasting psychological problems for your feline companion.


Hasbro Now Has A Toy Line For Seniors Starting With A Lifelike Robotic Cat

After already conquering demographics including kids, teenagers, and those technically considred adults, Hasbro is reaching out to that last frontier of consumers: seniors, with a new toy line featuring lifelike robotic companion pets that only need affection, not feeding or bathroom breaks.


Why Dogs Will Eat Anything But Cats Are Fussy As Hell

Anyone who’s watched a cat throwing up after munching on grass knows that our feline friends aren’t natural plant eaters. So you might be surprised to discover that these carnivorous animals share some important genes that are more typically associated with herbivores. And this might help explain why cats aren’t always easy to please when it comes to food.


This Is Why Cat Sex Seems Kinda Brutal

Cat sex videos are all the same. The tom mounts the female, she arches her back and moves her tail aside — a response called lordosis, by the way and the two of them get down to the act. But soon afterwards, the yowling starts, followed by the spitting and swiping. Why so angry, kittycat?



Feral Cats Can Destroy The Environment

Cats kill billions of small mammals, reptiles, and birds every year. In environments where cats have natural predators, like coyotes in parts of the United States, this isn’t a problem. But left unchecked, cats can become an invasive species that damages local ecosystems.


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 science.


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