Cats have been a domesticated human companion since the reign of the Ancient Egyptians more than 4,000 years ago, according to National Geographic. While these ancient people may or may not have been the first to domesti... More »

The average lifespan of a domesticated cat ranges from 12 years to 18 years. Cats aged 20 years and older are not uncommon. The oldest recorded cat was Creme Puff, a female cat who lived to be 38 years and 3 days old, or... More »

As carnivorous animals, feral cats like to eat small animals, such as mice, rabbits, shrews and voles. They are incredibly adaptable animals however, and can quickly change their food preference when there is a limited s... More »

Christianity became the official religion of Rome during the reign of Emperor Theodosis I, who ruled from 379 to 395 A.D., according to National Geographic. Theodosis I was the first emperor to decree that all Roman citi... More »

The most common cause of bad breath in cats is periodontal disease, according to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Broken or damaged teeth also cause bad breath. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Healthy, well-bred Persian cats have a life expectancy of 15 years or more. Domestic cats overall have an average lifespan between 10 and 18 years; this places Persians on the high end of the scale. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Pregnant cats can go into heat. According to, a pregnant cat can go into heat and even conceive a second litter, which she carries at the same time as the first. More »