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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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  • Your cat's diet affects her overall health, and understanding what cats eat can help you choose the right food for your particular feline. 

  • Tiny kittens are truly adorable. They’re fuzzy, they’re affectionate and they trip every nurturing trigger in us. Good kitten health doesn’t happen by accident: it starts in utero — and that’s where you come in.

  • Noticing flaky skin, sometimes referred to as cat dandruff, in your feline’s fur? Cat dandruff can be frustrating for the cat and worrisome for her human counterpart.

  • Flavours help dogs know what foods to eat and which foods to avoid. Though dogs’ taste buds may steer them away from grapefruit, should you coax them into trying the tart fruit?

  • There are many ways to prepare eggs. Once fully cooked, the protein in eggs can be good for cats. But will your cat eat eggs? That’s another matter.

  • Even if you spend hundreds of dollars on the latest in cat toy technology, nothing seems to compare to a simple cardboard box. You might be wondering exactly why cats like boxes so much, but to your cat, the answer is simple.

  • Your cat sprays to mark his territory, an instinctive behaviour that goes back to his ancestral hunting days.

  • Kittens don’t have visible teeth when they’re born — just like baby humans. Their milk teeth emerge a few weeks after birth, and their adult teeth arrive on the scene a few months later.

  • 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.