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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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  • A well-groomed coat not only helps your cat to look her best, it helps her avoid more complicated problems like parasites and skin diseases. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • Parasites are organisms that can live in or on another living thing. Parasite checks must be conducted early and often, since mother cats can transmit parasites to their kittens.
  • 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.

  • Even with good care, your kitten may not always be in the best of health. Read on for a list of symptoms that may need veterinary attention.
  • She’s your personal welcome home party, your purring pillow companion and your little lap warmer on a cold winter’s night. As a responsible pet owner, you want to keep her healthy and safe — and that’s where spaying comes in.

  • 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.
  • With so many litters in store, it can be hard to pick one that is right for you and your cat. Read on to learn the differences and benefits between different varieties of cat litter.
  • 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.
  • Kittens grow quickly. In the first six months, they reach 75% of their adult body weight. To feed your kitten correctly, you’ll need the right balance of the following six nutrient groups.