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Toyger cat breed
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We bet you've never heard of the Toyger. It looks like a tiny tiger!

Bet You've Never Heard of These Cat Breeds

If you’re like many cat owners, you have a mixed-breed kitty or one of the more well-known purebred cats like a Persian or Siamese. However, there are many beautiful, exotic cat breeds you may not have heard of, much less seen in the fur. Here are 11 gorgeous feline breeds you’ll enjoy knowing more about.

Why Does My Cat Stick Her Butt in My Face?

Ever wonder why your cat likes to stick her posterior right in your face? You’re not alone. Plenty of readers were interested in learning more about this seemingly offensive action. In this article, Dr. Wailani Sung gets to thebottom (see what we did there?)of this behavior. Get ready to have a new appreciation for your cat’s derriere after reading this article.

Designer Creates Amazing Playgrounds for Cats

What does a talented carpenter with a special love for cats do with his spare time? Create kitty jungle gyms, of course! This cat-loving woodworker turned his passion into a full-time business designing cat playgrounds for felines.

Outdoor cat
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A recent study revealed the habits of outdoor cats by outfitting them with GPS collars.

The Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats

At one time or another most of us have wondered what our cats do all day. We know what house cats do while we’re gone (or do we?) but what about outdoor cats? Dr. Marty Becker shares results from one of the first studies of outdoor cat habits. The study involved 50 outdoor cats outfitted with GPS tracking devices and cameras. Scientists were surprised by what they found and intend to do more research.

Do You Keep Your Cats Off the Counter?

It appears that a lot of owners are interested in kitty counter habits. We polled more than 1,100 people (a combination of pet owners and veterinarians) to learn just how many people let their cats go wherever they please and how many found ways to keep their cats from counter surfing.

Now that you’ve seen what your fellow readers found most intriguing this year, it’s your turn. What are your favorite Vetstreet cat articles of 2014?

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