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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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  • You may have heard that probiotics can be beneficial for human health, but did you know that there's such a thing as cat probiotics? Just like with humans, cats can deal with digestive upset sometimes.

  • 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.

  • As your cat enters the senior stage of their life, they may start to become less active and their metabolism may slow down. As such, they can be prone to putting on weight.

  • It can be hard to recognize signs of old age in cats as they don’t get fine lines and wrinkles like humans do. Changes in your cat are most likely to start on the inside as they approach their golden years, and they will gradually age as we do.

  • You may have noticed that your cat is napping more, not playing with you as often or that they can’t jump as high as they used to. These are all normal as your cat approaches their senior years!

  • Feeding human food to your cat may be tempting and you may even see it as a way to boost your cat's nutrition or to give them a special treat.

  • Bringing a kitten home can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Your kitten’s first few weeks at home are a time of exploration, confidence-building and important introductions to other pets and people.

  • Training a cat to walk on a leash is not only possible, but can open a window to a whole new world for your cat. Leash walking can strengthen the bond between you and your cat and allow her to explore the outdoors safely.
  • Bringing a new kitten home is an exciting time for the whole family and in the weeks to come, her personality will start to come out. Learn how to help your kitten will settle into her new surroundings.