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Determining the gender of your new kitten can be challenging. The difference between female and male kittens can be confusing even for the most experienced cat owners

We sat down with Stephen Quandt, a fear-free certified feline behavior consultant, to learn how to determine the sex of kittens. He explains how urine flow, coat color, and genital shape can be used to tell if your kitten is a girl or a boy. He also answers questions about feline reproduction, cat birth, and kitten personality.

Narnia was born with electric blue eyes and a perfectly split gray and black face. He has a black body with tufts of white on his chest and hind paws. The 5-year-old British Shorthair might have a rare genetic condition called chimerism.
With dreamy blue eyes and hamster-like cheeks, Hosico Cat has amassed a whopping 1.9 million Instagram followers. This cuddly czar-of-cuteness is an 8-year-old golden Scottish Straight from Moscow. 

Licorice root may soothe your sore throat, curb your hot flashes and relieve inflammation. But is it safe to have licorice plants, licorice tea, licorice hydrosol, licorice essential oil, or black licorice candy around your cat? Licorice root is safe for most cats in low doses for a short time. We spoke with Melissa M. Brock, a board-certified veterinarian, a full-time veterinarian and an animal welfare expert at Pango Pets. She explained what types of licorice are safest for your cat.

The Maneki Neko, or beckoning cat ( 招き猫), attracts wealth and prosperity. Are you feeling down on your luck? Need a powerful good luck charm for the cat lover in your life? From traditional to kawaii, here are 10 Maneki Neko gifts that will turn the wheel of fate in your favor.
Chamomile might lower your blood sugar, boost your immune system, and help your wounds heal faster. But is it safe to have chamomile around your cat? We spoke with Dr. Iram Sharma, a full-time veterinarian and feline welfare expert at Happy Whisker, to find out what forms of German chamomile are safest for your cat.
Have you fallen in love with a panther-esque cat? From classic to magical, here are 200+ names that will match your black cat’s slick dark fur. 
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Cats are a pure shot of serotonin. They're unabashedly cute, whip-smart, and sometimes downright devilish. Don't have a cat in your line of sight right now? These 6 Japanese manga will help you embrace your inner cat person.

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massage with essential lavender oils may soothe your anxiety, beat away your blues, and improve the quality of your sleep. But is it safe to have lavender oil and lavender flowers around your cat?

We spoke with Amber LaRock, a licensed vet tech and animal welfare expert at Pet Worshiper, to find out what types of lavender are safest for your cat. 

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