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Never give human medications to your cat unless you have been told to do so by your veterinarian. Most people pills, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), are toxic to felines.

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Featured: Behavior Basics

Having litter box issues? Here’s how to fix them.

There's almost nothing worse than finding your cat has left behind a little surprise someplace other than her litter box. Here's how to fix the potty problems your cat might be having.

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Featured: Cat Blog

The Best Way to Keep Your Cat Happy When You’re Not Home

As much as you never want to leave your cat, sometimes it’s just plain necessary. Here’s how to make sure your furry friend stays happy and healthy while you’re gone.

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Featured: Behavior Basics

The Best Games for Cats

It's important to keep your cat active by providing her with stimulating games. Here are some of the best.

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Featured: Cat Blog

Is Grass Healthy for Your Cat?

You may have seen your cat nibble on some fresh grass from time to time -- but is it healthy for her?

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Featured: Whole Health

Homeopathic Remedies for Cats ... and are They Healthy?

You've heard of homeopathic remedies for cats before, but should you use them? We'll break down everything you need to know.

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Believe or not, some cats just aren’t drawn to catnip. Here’s why.

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You might be tempted to feed your cat homemade food to save a little bit of money … but is it safe?

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The Breed Spotlight

  • Average Adult Weight
    9 to 20 pounds

    Personality
    Easygoing and affectionate

    Optimal Home
    Does best in homes with plenty of space. Its gentle nature makes it a perfect choice for families.

  • Average Adult Weight
    Five to 11 pounds

    Personality
    Intelligent, gentle loyal

    Optimal Home 
    Adapt to different environments. Can usually entertain themselves for a while with toys, so they are good pets for working individuals

  • Breed Name
    Norwegian Forest Cat

    Average Adult Weight

    8 to 16 pounds

    Personality

    Easygoing, mischievous, playful and loving.

    Optimal Home

    Great family pet. Can be left alone for up to eight hours a day.

  • Breed Name
    Snowshoe

    Average Adult Weight
    6 to 14 pounds

    Personality
    Playful, smart, curious and eccentric.

    Optimal Home:
    Best with kids older than 6. Should not be left alone for long.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 14 pounds

    Personality
    Intelligent and playful. Winning personality. Craves human companionship.

    Optimal Home
    Best with children older than 6, adults and seniors. Should not be left alone for long periods.

  • Average Adult Weight
    8 to 16 pounds

    Personality
    Large, lovable and social. Enjoys curling up on its owner’s lap.

    Optimal Home
    Great family pet. Requires attention.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 12 pounds

    Personality

    People-oriented, spirited, playful and vocal.

    Optimal Home
    Best with kids older than 6, adults and seniors. Requires a lot of attention and should not be left alone for more than eight hours a day.

  • Average Adult Weight
    9 to 18 pounds

    Personality

    Confident, intelligent, independent and easygoing.

    Optimal Home

    Best with adults, and children older than 6. Good for busy families that can spend some quality time with their cat while at home.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 16 pounds

    Personality

    Loves to be held. Intelligent and playful. Fits in well with other cats.

    Optimal Home

    Best with children older than 6, adults and seniors. Needs quality time with owners, but minimal activity.

  • Average Adult Weight
    7 to 14 pounds

    Personality
    Docile, loving, devoted and playful.

    Optimal Home
    Requires attention and daily grooming. Apartment living OK. Gets along well with others.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 11 pounds

    Personality
    Social, intelligent and full of personality. Craves attention.

    Optimal Home
    Best with children over 6, adults and seniors. Should not be left alone for too long

  • Average Adult Weight:
    6 to 15 pounds

    Personality:
    Easygoing, devoted, gentle and loving. Enjoys being held, and can be vocal.

    Optimal Home:
    Good for loving homes and those with multiple cats. Craves attention from owners.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 10 pounds

    Personality

    Vocal. Will bond deeply with their owners.

    Optimal Home

    Best with children older than 11 years of age, adults and seniors. Needs a quiet, controlled environment.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 12 pounds

    Personality

    Smart, sassy, courageous and tenacious. Needs attention.

    Optimal Home

    Best with children over 6, adults and seniors. Should be indoor-only and receive appropriate attention.

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 9 pounds

    Personality
    Social, full of personality, talkative and extremely intelligent.

    Optimal Home
    Best with children older than 6, adults and seniors. With socialization, OK with other cats and cat-friendly dogs.
  • Average Adult Weight
    4 to 9 pounds

    Personality
    Confident, curious, outgoing, affectionate. Needs ample attention.

    Optimal Home
    Home should accommodate this short-legged breed. Best with children older than 6, adults and seniors.

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 10 pounds

    Personality
    Devoted, affectionate, inquisitive and playful.

    Optimal Home:
    Good with children, adults, seniors, cats and cat-friendly dogs. Should not be left alone for more than eight hours.

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 10 pounds

    Personality
    Needs loyal companionship. Highly energetic and playful.

    Optimal Home
    Can only tolerate a certain amount of alone time. Best with adults and children 6 years and older.

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 10 pounds

    Personality

    Graceful, affectionate, playful, intelligent and active.

    Optimal Home

    Best with children ages 6 and older. This active cat enjoys a lot of human companionship.

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 9 pounds

    Personality
    Extremely active, intelligent, people-oriented and curious.

    Optimal Home
    Needs a lot of attention. Requires up to four hours of alone time. Best with children older than 6.

  • Average Adult Weight
    7 to 13 pounds

    Personality
    Mix between a loyal lap kitty and a cat that does not demand much attention.

    Optimal Home
    Great for families with children, as well as working individuals.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 10 pounds

    Personality
    Loving, outgoing, vocal, loyal and people-oriented.

    Optimal Home
    Best with adults and children older than 6. Only tolerates about eight hours of alone time, so maximum attention is needed.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 13 pounds

    Personality
    Mellow, loving, intelligent, sweet-tempered and highly adaptable.

    Optimal Home
    Good with adults, seniors and children older than 6. OK in apartments and larger homes.

  • Average Adult Weight
    7 to 18 pounds

    Personality
    Active, agile and playful. Can be taught tricks, such as fetching.

    Optimal Home
    Needs attention. Best with adults and children older than 11.

  • Average Adult Weight
    7 to 15 pounds

    Personality
    Well-behaved with guidance. Confident, vocal and extroverted.

    Optimal Home
    Enjoys companionship and should not be left alone for long hours. Best with owners that can match their playtime drive.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 10 pounds

    Personality
    Easygoing. Loves attention.

    Optimal Home
    Works well in a variety of homes, including those with young children and cat-friendly dogs. Should not be left alone for more than eight hours.

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 10 pounds

    Personality
    Active, agile, curious, vocal and dedicated. Makes friends easily.

    Optimal Home
    Requires a lot of attention; is not optimal for individuals who are gone for most of the day.

  • Average Adult Weight
    8 to 20 pounds

    Personality

    Mellow, sweet and intelligent. Craves attention.

    Optimal Home

    Requires a quiet place to rest, but generally gets along well with everyone.

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 15 pounds

    Personality
    Loving, chatty, very intelligent and devoted to their owners.

    Optimal Home
    This social breed craves attention. Best for adults, seniors, and children over the age of 6.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 14 pounds

    Personality
    Devoted, sweet, affectionate, quiet and loyal.

    Optimal Home
    Must live indoors only. Do best when they receive ample attention. Good for young children and seniors.

  • Average Adult Weight

    6 to 12 pounds

    Personality
    Affectionate, smart and talkative like a Siamese; playful and devoted like a Burmese

    Optimal Home
    Homes with adults, seniors and children over the age of 6
  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 15 pounds

    Personality
    Loving and gentle, not overly active, but enjoy playtime

    Optimal Home
    Get along well with adults, seniors, children over 6, and other pets when properly socialized

  • Average Adult Weight
    5 to 9 pounds

    Personality
    Intelligent, busy, crave human companionship

    Optimal Home
    Likely to be by your side day and night, if allowed. Best for seniors, adults and children over 6

  • Average Adult Weight
    15 to 20 pounds

    Personality
    Very docile, people-oriented, craves companionship

    Optimal Home
    Good with young children and adolescents; can enjoy the company of dogs when socialized together

  • Average Adult Weight
    9 to 17 pounds

    Personality
    Energetic, intelligent, playful, loyal and talkative

    Optimal Home
    A stable home environment is desired, as cats can reach 20 years of age or more.

  • Average Adult Weight
    6 to 10 pounds

    Personality
    Very active, high-spirited, affectionate, loving companions

    Optimal Home 
    This breed craves attention. Good for multi-cat homes or homes with children 6 and up

  • Average Adult Weight
    7 to 14 pounds

    Personality
    Intelligent, poised and loving. Clever at getting what they want

    Optimal Home
    Well behaved and quiet; perfect for working families and retired individuals

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