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.
Do Hypoallergenic Cats Exist?
WebMD talks to experts about the quest for a hypoallergenic cat.
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.
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.
Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?
What do cats’ whiskers do? How do they work?
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: 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.
Slideshow: Kitten Care -- From Adoption to Kitty-Proofing Your Home
WebMD’s pictorial guide on kitten care helps you understand the basics, from feeding and fun to shots and spaying. It’s everything you need to know before bringing kitty home.