Cat Care Tips

Your cat deserves the best care, so when you're looking for advice, turn to the experts at Purina. Our cat care articles cover everything you need to know, from cat grooming to safety and more.

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Some cat owners feel it is natural for cats to play outdoors. Other cat owners firmly believe there are far too many hidden dangers that lurk outside. Learn what's right for your cat.
An orange cat playing with a toothbrush

Just like it's important that you brush and floss daily and see a dentist on a regular basis, your cat's dental health needs attention too.

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Cats are generally very good at keeping themselves clean, so you should not have to bathe your cat. However, at times there is no way around it. Read on to learn how to give your cat a bath.

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  • Just like it's important that you brush and floss daily and see a dentist on a regular basis, your cat's dental health needs attention too.

  • If your cat is expecting kittens, the best thing you can do for her is to learn how to care for a pregnant cat to ensure she has a healthy and safe pregnancy. Make sure to plan ahead and provide her with support prior to the kittens arriving.

  • Cats are generally very good at keeping themselves clean, so you should not have to bathe your cat. However, at times there is no way around it. Read on to learn how to give your cat a bath.
  • You can help minimize or even prevent dental problems for your cat by regular cleaning. Learn how to properly clean your cats teeth to prevent future dental problems.

  • Some cat owners feel it is natural for cats to play outdoors. Other cat owners firmly believe there are far too many hidden dangers that lurk outside. Learn what's right for your cat.
  • All cats need their claws trimmed on a regular basis. If your cat’s claws start snagging on fabric (or on you), it’s a good indication that they need clipping. Learn more.

  • A regular exercise program should go hand-in-hand with diet to help an obese cat lose weight. Here are some suggested activities to help her trim down, and contribute to your cat’s general health and happiness.
  • Cats are finicky about drinking water, and it may often seem like they don’t drink enough. Read on to discover the important role water plays in maintaining your cat’s health.