Cat Articles

Cat Articles

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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Purina How Many Treats to Give a Cat

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 bottle and glass of milk on a table

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.

Why Do Cats Meow Listing
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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Cats sleep an average of 15 hours a day, and some furry felines can sleep up to 20 hours in a 24-hour period.

While pet owners might find it convenient if cats could talk to them to express wants and needs, most cats only offer audible feedback in the form of meowing, trilling or hissing.

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.

There are approximately 8.3 million cats throughout the country, and a full 38% of Canadian homes include at least one cat.

While it may seem like a few extra pounds is no big deal, it can make a big difference for your cat. A couple of pounds can equal 30% of their body weight.

Cats can be a little standoffish when it comes to physical affection, but that doesn't mean that petting your cat isn't a part of your bond. There are plenty of cats that are cuddly or that at least enjoy an occasional pat or scratch.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.