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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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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.