Pet inventions sometimes seem like they are getting sillier rather than better. This might be the case with this “hamster wheel” for cats. On the other hand, it might be a good way for cats to stay in shape and maybe lose a few pounds! Cats and their owners will have to decide if this is a brilliant way to improve cat health or a pointless object for people with too much disposable income for their own good.
Feral cats are a big problem in the U.S. and many other countries. This video explains the difference between feral cats and stray cats. If you don’t want to watch the video, the main difference is that strays have, at some point, been socialized to humans whereas feral cats have never had close contact with humans. You can also refer to the following article:
The cats vs. dogs debate is endless and impossible to resolve. Everyone has their own opinion. The following video, however, takes a fairly balanced view of the question of which pet is best for kids. There’s no one right answer, but depending on your circumstances either a cat or dog can be a great companion for a child. You could always get both!
This video is labeled “funniest cat fights” but it’s really a single confrontation between two cats. The funny part is the large orange cat making an eerie threatening growl at the black & white cat. No actual fight here, but it’s funny all the same.
Venus the “chimera cat” has become quite famous on the internet for having a face with two distinct colors. She appears to be a hybrid between an orange tabby and black cat. Moreover, the black side of her face has a green eye while the orange side has a blue eye.
The word “chimera” comes from mythology and describes a creature made up of different types of animals. Scientists use the word to describe animals whose cells have two types of DNA. Animal experts haven’t yet confirmed if Venus is literally a chimera, but either way she’s become one of the internet’s most famous cats!
Venus has her YouTube channel and Facebook page. Check out the video below to find links to these sites.
This funny cat video shows clips of cats playing with, or just plain annoying dogs in various situations. It seems that dogs are often perplexed by cats and don’t know what to make of them. This video shows that cats and dogs can share space, even if it can be trying for the dogs in some cases.
The notion that black cats are bad luck sound like an a superstition we should have left behind ages ago. Indeed, the origin of the belief that black cats are unlucky goes back to the Middle Ages.
Yet many people still hold onto this superstition. As the following video points out, black cats are still harder to find homes for and are the first to be euthanized. This is a sad state of affairs and something to keep in mind if you’re looking to adopt a cat. Choose a black cat and you may be saving his life!
Is cat obesity a new and emerging health problem? An article in Newsweek looks at the popularity of “fat cat” videos on sites like YouTube. While there is something amusing about watching hefty cats, vets point out that being overweight is no healthier for cats as it is for humans. Cats are even prone to diabetes just like humans if they are obese.
The following video has some helpful hints on helping your cat to lose weight.
Wednesday June 4 has been declared International Hug Your Cat Day. While the origin of this holiday are a bit obscure, it’s something that cat lovers will have no trouble celebrating. In honor of this day, here is a video that looks at some popular celebrity cats in the media:
What is it about catnip that makes cat love it so much? Catnip is actually a member of the mint family, which isn’t usually known for its psychoactive properties. However, there’s an essential oil in catnip that has a powerful effect on cats, especially when they smell it! This video shows some hilarious scenes of cats getting high on catnip, their favorite drug.