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When it comes to caring for your cat, you need to get your information from an expert. To see what Purina’s experts have to say about cat nutrition, behaviour, development, training and more, explore all our articles below.

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A cat receiving a treat from its owner

Cat treats are a great way to reward your cat during training and can serve as a way to strengthen the bond between you and your cat.

A glass and jug of milk

Cats drinking milk is typically the stuff of storybooks and movies — a child rescues a cat, and the first thing they do is feed it a shallow saucer of creamy milk.

A grey kitten meowing
Did you know that cats meow to people, but not to other cats? Adult cats that do not live with humans have clear communication with one another. So, why do cats meow at humans?

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  • Not sure how to give a cat a pill? You're not alone. Pet owners often dread administering prescriptions to their feline friends, since cats are notorious for spitting out pills or unleashing teeth or claws. 

  • There are many potential causes for cat urine crystals to occur in your feline friend. Sometimes the crystals are triggered by dehydration and can be remedied by simply increasing her daily water intake.

  • Whether you're a new cat owner or a lifelong feline keeper, you may have occasionally wondered how much food is appropriate for your cat or whether to opt for dry or wet food.

  • Cats and humans share many similarities. Both are mammals and both use different parts of their bodies for sensory processing, for example. Another similarity between cats and humans is that both species sneeze from time to time.

  • If our cat is a fussy eater, you may have a problem. Many owners can actually create or encourage picky eating behaviour in their cats without realizing it. But once you figure out there's a problem, you can start getting things back under control.
  • Anyone who has cats knows that they can occasionally experience upset stomachs and sensitive digestive tracts. These can be minor, passing cat digestive problems, or indicate larger issues that should be addressed by a veterinarian.

  • Weaning is a big step in a kitten’s life, it occurs when they move from their mother’s milk to eating solid food. This step is important because kittens become more socially independent and rely less on their mother.

  • Kittens are always on the move - hiding in nooks and crannies, chasing pieces fluff and even answering nature’s call without a warning.