movies
An Action Scene in John Wick 3 Was Almost Derailed By an Army of Cats

Considering John Wick’s origins in its protagonist’s love of his dog, it makes sense that the sequel’s biggest nemesis would be a bunch of cats. Read More >>

science
Do Cats Know Their Own Names?

Plenty of cat owners will happily tell you their felines are capable of responding to their own names, but the scientific jury remains ambivalent on the matter. A fascinating new experiment suggests this might actually be true for some cats, and it’s a capacity very much tied to the social environment in which the cat lives. Read More >>

london
London is Getting a Cat Festival

Everyone on the internet loves cats, so it's no doubt good news for Londoners that a major cat festival is coming to the Tobacco Dock in East London this May. Read More >>

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Pixar’s Emotional New Short Will Make a Pet Lover Out of You

Those of us who have them know that pets are basically like best friends who are guaranteed to never desert you, and will always do their best to make you feel better when times are rough. That’s a big part of what makes it difficult to see people who abuse animals. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Smart Cat Treadmill Has Laser Lights To Make Lazy Moggies Run

We're always down for a bit of crazy cat tech, and Korean company Pet Ding have fulfilled the brief perfectly with their Little Cat smart treadmill. Read More >>

cats
The World’s First Home Cat DNA Test Will Be At CES

It's nearly time for the massive annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) tech tradeshow out in Las Vegas, and already the news is pouring in thick and fast. Read More >>

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The Best Pet Tech You Need This Christmas

Pets are part of the family, which means though they might not understand what Christmas is, they still deserve an exciting treat under the tree. Some of our choices here are more for you than them, but if a chilled out owner means more cuddle time, that works for everyone. Here's our pick of the pet tech for 2018. Read More >>

housing crisis
New Charity Campaign Asks Landlords To Let People Have Cats, FFS

A new campaign from Cats Protection is asking the landlords of the UK to consider allowing their tenants to have just a tiny bit of joy in their lives. Read More >>

science
The Devilish (and Dare We Say Brilliant) Way Australia’s Feral Cats Use Fire to Hunt Down Prey

It’s hard to imagine your housecat as a particularly savvy killer. Sure, it may swat at a shoelace dangled in its face, or bunny-kick its favourite fish toy when it’s in, you know, a mood. It may even catch a bug now and then. But your cat probably spends most of the day delicately curled up on the couch, seemingly content to do absolutely nothing. Read More >>

giz asks
Does Your Cat Actually Hate You?

Dogs wear their hearts on their sleeves; cats – or at least some cats, some of the time – can spend years at your side without making it totally clear that they know, or care, who you are. An expression vaguely resembling contentment flits across their face and you think, triumphantly: see! My cat doesn’t despise me. Read More >>

animals
New Zealand Village Plans to Ban Cats

Cats are nuisances. But cats are also cute and fuzzy and make quite nice pets, so we tend to mostly ignore their bad habits. You know, their innate need to murder smaller animals for fun. Anyone who owns a cat who goes outside will have been greeted with a dead mouse, bird, rabbit or vole on their doorstep at some point. You'll grimace, laugh, dispose of the carcass and call little Tiger a naughty little bugger and forget all about it. Well, until they do it again a few days later. Read More >>

cats
Who Is the Best Fictional Cat? 

Yesterday was International Cat Day, and it made us face the cold, hard truth: genre movies and TV have the best cats. They talk, they scheme, they creepily tell people when they’re full of bullshit. Normal cats don’t do any of that. Well, except scheme. They definitely scheme. Read More >>

ecology
Australia Finishes Building World’s Largest Cat-Proof Fence, Cats Accept the Challenge

Australia has completed the world’s longest cat-proof fence, because cats, an introduced species on the island, can be a huge freaking problem. Read More >>

giz asks
Why Do Cats Wag Their Tails?

Cats are enigmatic little creatures. It’s hard to get a read on the species. Does your cat love you, or would it gladly stab you in your sleep, if only it had thumbs and a slightly larger brain? The cat never tells—it thrives on inscrutability. But it can’t help betraying certain signs of its inner life: it’s hard to play things totally cool when you have a large, ungainly tail sticking out of your back, swishing this way and that for no immediately clear reason. Do these movements actually mean anything? Or is this just the species’ way of distracting us from whatever it is they’re really feeling? Read More >>

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I DNA Tested My Cat and She Was Not Happy About It

I was crawling around on the floor, chasing my cat, Avalanche, as she artfully wriggled away from me over and over again to gnaw at the piece of tape I had stuck to her grey and white fur. Avalanche had unwittingly become a victim of journalistic inquiry: I wanted to explore the latest fad in consumer DNA testing, genetic analysis for pets. But rather than somehow coax my cat to spit in a tube, Basepaws required that I stick a piece of tape to Avalanche’s body, then “gently” pull it off. Except it turns out that there is no way to gently rip tape off of an animal completely covered in two-inch-long fur. My cat was furious with me for hours. Read More >>