18 | Look-Alike Winners Revealed
See who won our amazing pet/owner parallels.
20 | Special Report: Treat Trends
What’s new in nutrition for cats? Treats for pets are on the rise. Some of the suggested reasons why may surprise you.
by Laura Lee Bloor
22 | “Van”-ity Fair
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest feline of them all? Why the Turkish Van, of course, Van owners say! Learn the exciting history behind this well-traversed breed.
by Elisa Jordan
26 | Test Your Knowledge
Do you know what an endocrine disorder is? How about which ones can affect your cat? Put your feline health knowledge to the test as our expert veterinarian takes you through a common consultation at the clinic.
by Arnold Plotnick, DVM
30 | Cats and Kids: A Special Bond
While most people know the amazing benefits pets have for adults, few have explored the effects cats as pets have on children. Brad Kollus shows how pet ownership for children helps them blossom into better adults.
by Brad Kollus
34-43 | SPECIAL TRAVEL ISSUE
34 | The Cats of Ancient and Modern Cyprus
Anthropologist Sheila O’Rourke shares her remarkable journey through Eastern Europe and her startling discovery about the cats she adopted along the way.
by Sheila O’Rourke
38 | Adopt Abroad in Four Easy Steps
Adopting a foreign feline is as easy as 1, 2, 3 … 4. While an overseas adoption may sound daunting, Amy Dodgen explains it’s easier than you think.
by Amy Dodgen
40 | When Moving With Your Blind Cat … Help your feline friend adjust.
Anyone who has a handicapped cat can tell you, though the responsibility is greater, so is the love. Moving is stressful enough on you and your cat. Erika Sorocco offers suggestions on how to ease the transition for your special-needs friend.
by Erika Sorocco
42 | Tips For Traveling Successfully With Kitty
Pet expert Charlotte Reed shares the latest on her favorite traveling products as well as how to keep your cat safe while on the go.
by Charlotte Reed
44 | The Cat Man
Pet owners who swear their cats communicate with them will be pleased to hear Dennis C. Turner, Ph.D., has ground-breaking scientific evidence to support their claim. Learn the specifics of Turner’s exciting new discovery.
by Brad Kollus
49 | Beauty Unmatched
Do you have a pretty kitty? Find out how to showcase your gorgeous wonder in our Most Beautiful Cats contest announcement.
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6 | PURRS & HISSES: Reader letters, Letter of the Month
9 | FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Every Cat Has Its Own Tale
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12 | WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? New feline products
13 | CURL UP WITH KITTY: New books
14 | ASK THE VET: Love Licks
16 | PURRSONALITIES: Cat Convenience for a Chef
17 | HOMELESS TO HOUSECAT: Nerp, An Inspirational Cat
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50 | Why I Love Cats Contest Results
63 | Classic Cat Fans
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by Stu Hample