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American Shorthair Cat Names

Male Names Ajax – means white knight. Carbon – an element. Donovan – means dark. Dustin – means fighter. Perfect for a feisty cat. Dynamo – great for a cat with a lot of energy. Egon -means fiery. Max/ Maximillian- These two names can be used interchangeably. They are both Latin words that mean the biggest or greatest. Milo- This name was derived from the name...

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150 Best Native American Cat Names Ideas For Your New Pet

Native American culture, history, and lore is rich and deep with meaning, and Native naming conventions often reflect this quality. Here are some beautiful and meaningful Native American names to consider for your cat. Keep in mind that many of these names could easily be gender neutral, and this list is just a guide - don’t let that stop you...

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The 3 Best Cat DNA Tests: We Tried Them All

Cat DNA tests promise to help you understand your cat’s genetic ancestry and health, but each one is a little bit different. Some DNA tests focus on breed, while others concentrate on health markers or both. Are they accurate? What can they really tell you about your cat? And would you get the same results from testing the same cat...

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Tortitude: Definition, Behavior & How To Deal With It

As a veterinarian, and proud owner of a lovely little tortoiseshell cat, I’ve probably heard every warning, joke, assumption, and fact about torties that exists. In fact, when my colleagues saw the fur color of my newest little rescue, they all laughed at me! Tortoiseshell cats are known as the "divas of the cat world," due to their feisty natures,...

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The 9 Friendliest & Nicest Cat Breeds In the World

Although cats have earned a reputation for being independent and aloof, cat lovers know that this generalization is not entirely accurate. Many cats are extremely affectionate with their favorite human companions, and some are outgoing and friendly with just about anyone.  What Are the Friendliest, Nicest and Most Social Cat Breeds? If you long for a friendly cat to be...

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6 Hybrid Cat Breeds: Crossbred Felines That Are Too Cute!

Hybrid cat breeds are created by cross-breeding domestic cats with small wild cats.  Using wild cat blood typically happens very early in the breed’s development and is abandoned once the breed type is established, at which point only domestic cats are used for breeding. Hybrid cat breeds are great for people who love the exotic look of wild cats but...

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150 Awesome Irish Cat Names For Your Lovable Kitty

Ireland is a magical place. The Emerald Isle is famous for its beautiful green landscapes, its rich history, and its deep connection to Celtic lore and mythology. If you have Irish roots or are a fan of all things Irish, then you'll enjoy our list of 150 Irish cat names. We have included much of the original Gaelic spelling, which...

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9 Cat Breeds That Don’t Shed (That Much)

In most cases, shedding is an inevitable part of cat ownership. It’s possible to stay on top of the cat hair situation with some tried and true methods, for instance, brushing and grooming your kitty regularly to remove dead hair from the coat, frequent vacuuming, and using lint rollers on clothing and furniture. Most cat owners happily deal with a...

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9 Cat Breeds With Beautiful Blue Eyes

Blue eyed cats are exceptionally beautiful. In cats, blue eyes are associated with white coats or the pointed color pattern that’s seen in the Siamese and related breeds (a lighter body with darker points of color on the head, feet and tail). Because these colors are less common in cats, blue eyes are more rare than other feline eye colors,...

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