Cat Breeds Directory
Out of about 40 cat breeds, there are a variety of cats to choose from when picking a pet for your family. However, with so many people offering cats, it can be tricky to choose a reputable breeder and a healthy kitten or cat. Generally, you can adopt a kitten at or after four months. Do your research before choosing a breed to be sure he or she will be a good fit for your family. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to find a good breeder and a healthy kitten, and how to recognize the ones that are not.
Purebred Cats: Which Breed Is Right for You?
Considering buying a purebred cat? Find out which cat breeds are the most popular, and what to expect from each.
Do Hypoallergenic Cats Exist?
WebMD talks to experts about the quest for a hypoallergenic cat.
Cat Breeders: Choosing the Best Kitten for Your Family
Adopting a kitten can be a tricky decision-making process. If you’re considering a breeder, check out WebMD’s tips of what to look for and how to know if the kitten is right for you.
Q&A With Howard Stern's Wife Beth Stern
In February, television personality and animal activist Beth Stern will host the third annual Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl, during which, she says, "macho men will cheer on ridiculously cute kittens."
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs and Cats
Pet emotions, body language, contagious diseases, intelligence, and care are explored in this myth-busting feature. Pictures illustrate puzzling dog and cat behaviors in a glance.
Slideshow: The Truth About Pets and Personality
Can your pet predict your personality? This slideshow takes a look at common personality traits of cat people vs. dog people. Which one are you, and what does it say about who you are?
Slideshow: Is My Cat Normal?
WebMD’s slideshow delves into unusual cat behaviors from kneading and sneezing to playing all night, providing cat owners with a better understanding of the normality of their cat’s “harmless kitty quirks.”
Slideshow: Cat Behavioral Problems
WebMD' slideshow on behavior problems in cats offers solutions for issues like scratching, litter box avoidance, urine marking or “spraying,” and excessive grooming and meowing.