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February 13-14, 2016
13 Steel City Kitties (Region 4) Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA
14 Great Lakes Regional Benefit (Region 4) Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA
13 Victor Valley Cat Club (Region 5) Palm Springs, California, USA
13 Hawkeye State Cat Club (Region 6) Altoona, Iowa, USA
13 Sacramento Valley Cat Fanciers (Region 8) Tokyo, JAPAN
13-14 Edelweiss Cat Club (Region 9) Moscow, RUSSIA
13-14 Hong Kong and Macao Cat Club (International) Serdang, Selangor, MALAYSIA
February 20-21, 2016
20-21 Black Diamond Cat Club (Region 1) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA
20-21 Call Of The Wild (Region 2) Santa Rosa, California, USA
20 Kittyhawk Felines (Region 4) Dayton, Ohio, USA
21 Japan Dancing Cat Club (Region 8) Tokyo, JAPAN
20-21 Hong Kong Black Cat Club (International) Wanchai, HONG KONG
20 Siam Cat Fanciers Club (International) Chiang Mai, THAILAND

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Why Do Cats Purr?

Purring, is a tonal fluttering sound that you have heard from your cat is one of the most recognized sounds a cat makes. Domestic cats purr at a frequency of 20 to 30 vibrations per second. Cats purr for many beneficial reasons such as signaling the he is content, scared, hurt or as a signal to another animal that he is not a threat. Read more...

Featured Breed: LaPerm

LaPerms are known for their light and airy, curly coat. They come in both long and short hair varieties. Their unique coat is a natural mutation that occurred in barn cats. Coming from domestic cats, they are very healthy genetically and come in all colors and patterns. They make loving and affectionate pets.

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San Francisco, Seattle Among Cat Friendly Cities

The percent of landlords which allow pets along with reasonable pet fees, have made San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Oakland and Portland in the top five cat friendly cities. Check out the other cities that are also included on the list.

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Best In Show!!

Congratulations to Best-Of-The-Best In Show winner from the CFA/Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter International Show in Oak, Pennsylvania. GC, RW Briar-Mar’s Good To Be Me, a Red Classic Tabby & White Shorthair Male Manx. Breeders: Omar Gonzales, Gary Veach, Suki Lee. Owners: Omar Gonzales, Gary Veach

Catnip

Have you ever observed your cat rubbing herself against a toy filled with catnip and batting the toy around, even trying to eat it? There is actually a physiological reason why your cat reacts that way.

Learn more about the effects of catnip on cats.

Featured Breed: Exotic

The Exotic is a wonderful, friendly and playful breed with a round, flat face and large round eyes. The Exotic breed has two coat lengths: the long flowing coat of a Persian and a shorter, thick, plush coat. The Exotic comes in all colors!

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Cimitiere des Chiens Paris

This cemetary in Asnières-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, is a more than a quiet and peaceful resting place for Rin Tin Tin and many other animals such as cats, horses, monkeys, a sheep, a hen, it is a living representation of the human animal bond. Read more....

Cold Weather Tips For Cats

The weather has been very crazy lately, with warm temperatures one day and cold temperatures the next. Even if you have an indoor cat, it is very important to make sure your cat is protected from cold temperatures and to watch for hazards such as drafty rooms, rock salt and anti-freeze which are poisonous to cats. Here are some tips to keep kitty safe and sound this winter. Read more...

Top Cat Names for 2015

Pop culture, food and beverages and global perspective all influence the top cat names of the year. Rover.com takes a look at the top male and female kitten names for 2015.

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Keep Kitty Safe this Holiday Season

Holidays are such a joyous time with family and friends. Your cats are such a big part of your family as well. As a responsible pet parent you want to keep kitty safe, sound and happy this holiday season. From tinsel to mistletoe and tempting treats there are things you will want to be aware of.

Here are several tips to keep your cat safe from known holiday hazards.

First Runner-Up

Congratulations to the First Runner-Up from the CFA/Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter International Show in Oak, Pennsylvania. DotDotDot's Sam I Am, a Chocolate Spotted Male Ocicat kitten. Breeder/Owner: Roger & Nancy Brown

Fifty Fascinating Facts About Your Cat

Read the answers to some interesting questions such as: How high can a cat jump? How do cats sweat? How do they mark their territory and more!

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What Our Cats Teach Us About Love

Respecting each other’s space, being yourself and looking past first impressions are three behaviors that cats exhibit towards their owners and show affection that we admire and can emulate in our own lives.

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Featured Breed: Norwegian Forest Cat

Known as the Skogkatt in its native Norway, the Norwegian Forest Cat is a solidly muscled cat that can be found in most colors and patterns. A triangular head shape and almond shaped eyes give the Forest Cat its unique expression. Its dense double coat and well-furnished extremities provide winter protection and are testimony to this breed's Scandinavian heritage.

Learn more about the Norwegian Forest Cat...

Why Your Cat is Just a Tiny Tiger

Your cat is just like a snow leopard, wildcat, and an African Lion? Yes, it's true. According to researchers from the UK, who have found that domestic cats have more in common with their big cat relatives than we previously thought. Scientists found that cats can be more controlling and have similar personalities to lions and show traits such as dominance, neuroticism and impulsivity. Read more...

Surprising Things You Never Knew About Cats

Gary Weitzman, Veterinarian and Author of a new book, How to Speak Cat, talks about cat behavior and the crazy things that your cat does and explains what he may be thinking.

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Featured Breed: Korat

The Korat is a medium-sized, semi-cobby bodied shorthair cat, with a single, silver-tipped coat. Their native homeland is Thailand, where they are considered one of the “Good Luck” cat. Their eyes are a large, luminous, peridot green, and the most unique attribute about them, besides their coat, is the heart-shaped bone structure of the face.

Learn more about the Korat...

Second Runner-Up

Congratulations to the Second Runner-Up from the CFA/Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter International Show in Oak, Pennsylvania. Astral Charm 5th Element, a Calico Female Persian kitten. Breeder/Owner: Robert & Debbie Rosas

Dr Elsey and MMRF

When Kathy Elsey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer, she and her husband Dr. Bruce Elsey, co-founders of Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat, knew they had a unique position to combine corporate success with a bigger mission - enabling pets and their owners to participate in the fight against cancer. Through the Cats Against Cancer Campaign, nearly $8 million dollars has been raised to help the MMRF drive advancements in cancer research and find a cure.

As part of the campaign, users can download a coupon from the campaign landing page that allows them to save $3 on their next purchase of a 40 pound bag of Precious Cat Ultra Litter. For every $3 saved, Precious Cat will donate $3 to the MMRF.


 


 

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Featured Breed: Maine Coon Cat

Our own "National Treasure" the Maine Coon, is the only longhaired breed native to the United States. It is a medium to large cat with a smooth shaggy coat, well tufted ears and toes and a rugged appearance. Best known for its temperament, they are personable, remarkably gentle and are referred to as the "Gentle Giant."

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Happy Mew Year

If you have not been to a CFA Cat Show, make one of your New Year's Resolutions to attend a show in your area this year. For a list of all CFA shows go to www.catshows.us. We look forward to seeing you!

Cornell Feline Health Center Seeking Healthy 10 Year Old Cats

In an effort to identify the genetic basis of a variety of common feline diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, chronic renal disease, and diabetes mellitus, Researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University need DNA samples from healthy cats greater than 10 years of age to develop a database of cat DNA.

Learn more about how you can participate.

Featured Breed: Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtails are affectionate, energetic and fun loving. The breed is distinguished by its pompom tail, level back and deep angulations in the longer rear legs. An equilateral triangle shaped head, oval eyes, large upright ears, and a medium body complete the picture. The longhair Japanese Bobtail has a medium long to long coat.

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Largest Cat Painting in Existence Sells for Over $800,000

Carl Kahler's 1891 painting My Wife's Lovers sold on November 3 at Sotheby's 19th Century European Art sale for $826,000, more than two times its estimated price of $300,000. San Francisco millionaire Kate Birdsall Johnson, commissioned the painting of 42 of her 350 cats.

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