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Learn more about cats and kittens at the Professor’ s House. Here we cover everything from feeding and grooming to dealing with a picky eater.

Traveling with a Cat – It can be a Nightmare for Some Kitties

The car is all packed, the kids are buckled in, there are snacks and drinks within easy reach, there is a road map in the glove compartment, and there are enough CDs to get through the trip without having...

Microchipping a Cat – It Will Help If your Cat Gets Lost

Every cat owner wants his furry pal to be safe. Microchipping a cat is an easy way to identify your can if it gets away from you. Even indoor cats have the ability to get lost. If your furry...

Pedigreed Cats – Buying a Purebred Cat

Pedigreed cats are those that are of a certain breed. They have the same or similar traits, including length of hair, eyes, color, pattern, tails, and mannerisms. They are usually extremely expensive due to the fact that they are...

List of Cat Breeds – Popular Purebred Cats

There are over one hundred different recognized cat breeds. The following is a brief description of the most popular breeds. Abyssinian. These shorthaired, slender cats have a tabby coat pattern similar to wild cats which is usually a ruddy color,...

Should I Get Two Cats – Pros and Cons

Why should I get two cats? The one I have seems so completely in love with me that it would almost seem like a smack in the face to him if I showed up with another little buddy. Granted,...

100 Bits of Cat Facts, Trivia and Fun

A cat can always detect a person in the room with an animal hair allergy - and will promptly sit on that person’s lap. Cats never belittle themselves by begging like dogs, they merely stare at you from a dignified...

How Long Do Cats Live – It Can Be Well over 20 Years

If you asked my Uncle Ernie how long do cats live, he would have stated that it completely depended on whether or not they used the litter box regularly. Of course, he was kidding. He had the dry sense...

What’’s Involved in Grooming a Cat?

Some people may ask why cat owners would bother grooming a cat. Since all cats ever do is groom themselves and lay in the sun, what else could be left to do? Actually there is a lot that a...

Owning a Cat – Costs, Training and Things to Think About

Owning a cat is simply one of life’s better pleasures. Cats are unique creature with highly distinctive tastes and personalities. Studies show that cats are an excellent stress manager, blood pressure reducer, and generally good entertainment and source of...

Why Cat Toys are Necessary – They Help Reduce Stress

Cats are unique in their personalities, their individual quirks, and their affinity towards play. All cats enjoy some sort of fun activity, it is your job as their owner to decipher what type of play most interests your cat,...

List of Cat Breeds – Popular Purebred Cats

There are over one hundred different recognized cat breeds. The following is a brief description of the most popular breeds. Abyssinian. These shorthaired, slender cats have a tabby coat pattern similar to wild cats which is usually a ruddy color, but they can also e found in red, blue, and...

Dermatophytosis in Cats – A Fungal Infection

Dermatophytosis is a fungal infection affecting the superficial layer of the epidermis and of skin keratinized adnexa (i.e. nails and hairs), which is caused by a group of fungi referred to as “dermatophytes”. The fungal group responsible for dermatophytosis include three genera: Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton. Dermatophytosis in cats is...

Shaving a Long-Haired Cat

There is nothing more beautiful than a long-haired cat. The long coat, immaculately brushed and silky feels like satin, and the shiny strands sparkle in the sun. Unfortunately, not all cats and cat owners are up to the challenge of maintaining a long-hair coat. There can be a variety...