The First Ever At-Home Cat Genetics Test

Cat lovers rejoice. DNA testing is now available for cats, and it’s pretty pawsome! While canine DNA tests have been around since 2007, feline science, widely understudied and underfunded, has been lagging behind. Thanks to Basepaws, we’re now able to reveal the secrets hidden within feline DNA and get to know our cats on a whole new level. Basepaws Cat DNA test is a novel approach to cat DNA testing which reveals your cat’s background, origins and ultimately health predispositions. The … Read more

8 Ways PrettyLitter Is Crushing The Cat Litter Competition

There’s only one downside to being a cat parent: stinky, dirty litter boxes. In addition to the mess and odor, clay and clumping litters often contain potentially harmful chemicals that have no business near your family. That’s why iHeartCats partnered with PrettyLitter, a revolutionary new product that blows the competition out of the water when it comes to safety, cleanliness, odor-control, and much more! 1. Less Litter Means Less Scooping With PrettyLitter, you use far less product and only have to scoop when there’s … Read more

This Kitty Litter Could Save Your Cat’s Life

The litter box in your house might have a bad reputation, but a new name in kitty litter is changing everything pet parents know about how to keep cats healthy. PrettyLitter is the official litter sponsor of iHeartcats, and their revolutionary kitty litter is not only affecting how people view litter boxes, it’s also saving lives and keeping families together. Before PrettyLitter, cat litter was often thought of as a necessary evil. A hassle. Large, heavy bags. The dusty mess. And the odor. Thankfully, … Read more

Not Your Average Kitty Litter–PrettyLitter Is Saving Feline Lives

The litter box in your house might have a bad reputation, but a new name in kitty litter is changing everything pet parents know about how to keep cats healthy. PrettyLitter is the official litter sponsor of iHeartcats, and their revolutionary kitty litter is not only affecting how people view litter boxes, it’s also saving lives and keeping families together.  Let’s face it, you love your cat, but you don’t love the daily task of cleaning out the litter box. … Read more

Woman With Lyme Disease Has Warning For Those Who Let Their Cats Nap In Bed

Few of us hesitate to allow our cats to sleep in our beds with us. If all that stands between happiness and our kitties is a leap onto the mattress, why would we say no? A 51-year-old woman who has been suffering from Lyme Disease for years has a warning for those of us who snuggle up with our cats at bedtime. Lisa Vallo’s symptoms began almost a decade before she was diagnosed three years ago. Sadly, she believes her … Read more

The 10 Largest Cat Breeds

All cats have something special about them that catches the eye. Some have lots of soft, gorgeous fur. Others have almost no fur at all. Some refuse to be ignored, and will draw your attention with loud meows, chirps, or will cut to the chase and put a tail in your face! These cats are remarkable for their size. If you’re looking up world records for cats, you’re likely to see one of these breeds with the prize for size! … Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Scottish Fold

Long before Taylor Swift started toting around both of her pampered Scottish Fold cats, this breed was adored by many for its unique charisma. Aside from their obvious ear folds that give the breed its name, what else do you know about this beautiful breed? Take a look at our 5 things you didn’t know about the Scottish Fold: Source: Oksana Sorochan via Flickr 1. Not All Scottish Fold Cats Have the Trademark Ears Although this might be a bit surprising, it … Read more

Another Cat Has Been Diagnosed With The Plague–The Third In 6 Months

A house cat in Wyoming has been diagnosed with bubonic plague – and it’s not the first one. This is the third cat to have been infected with the disease within the past six months. Don’t let the words “bubonic plague” cause you to panic. When most of us hear the words we think of the pandemic from the late middle ages that wiped out a third of human life in Europe. You might be surprised to hear that the … Read more

Why Does My Cat Trill?

Cat Communication Cats can communicate verbally in many ways. They can meow, purr, chatter or trill.  Cats have vocalizations that seem to have been tailored for use specifically for interaction with humans and not typically with other cats.  For example when scientist monitor interactions between adult feral cats, many of the sounds and vocalizations that are a part of our daily routine our cats never use. Unsocialized adult cats, living wild, might hiss or growl at one another, but seldom … Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Burmese Cat Breed

Some people may not be able to tell one breed of cat from the other – in fact, some don’t know that there are even breeds in cats! But we do – and we appreciate them for all their uniqueness! We know that the Burmese are strikingly beautiful cats known for their large green eyes and short silky coats. Many owners can attest to their “chatty Kathy” nature. Take a look at our 5 things you didn’t know about the … Read more