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, behavior, development, training and more, explore all our articles below.

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Some cat owners prefer to feed their cats wet food. Others prefer dry kibble. Trying to decide between wet vs. dry cat food? Find out what our experts recommend when it comes to feeding your cat.
If you aren’t sure how much wet food you should feed your cat, Purina’s expert nutritionists can help. Plus, they offer guidance on food safety and provide serving ideas your cat will love.
Do cats drink water? Yes, like humans and many other animals, cats need water to survive. Many cats don’t drink as much as they should, though. Find out why they need water and how to get your own kitty to drink more.

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Cats enjoy eating a variety of foods that offer everything from protein to carbohydrate. If you’re getting ready to adopt a cat, you’re probably wondering what cats can eat. Read on to learn what you should feed your cat.

Are cats carnivores, herbivores or omnivores?

Cats are obligate carnivores, in other words, meat eaters. “Cats really thrive when part of their diet comes from animal sources,” explains Purina Senior Nutritionist Jan Dempsey. Some protein-rich foods cats like to eat are:

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. Keep reading to see how you can prepare eggs as a treat for your cat.

Are eggs good for cats?

Being carnivores, cats benefit from eggs’ protein and amino acids. But, if you do give your cat egg to eat, feed it as a treat. “Feed just a tiny amount because you don’t want to put too many calories in your cat’s diet,” Purina Senior Nutritionist Jan Dempsey explains.

Even though cats are carnivores, they don’t have to eat meat exclusively. In fact, cats can eat fruits like blueberries, vegetables and grains. Keep reading to learn why your cat may enjoy blueberries.

Kittens drink milk, but as they grow into adults, can cats continue drinking milk? Some can, but not all. Keep reading to find out if your cat can drink milk and whether it’s good for her.
Some cats love to be around people and other pets. Others prefer to be left alone. No matter what your cat’s temperament, you can make cat socialization a positive experience. Keep reading to learn how to introduce your cat to a new home or other four-legged family members.
Do you know how to tell if your cat is healthy? Healthy cat food with the proper nutrition can play an important role in the well-being of your cat, but that’s only one influential component in overall cat health.
Have you ever thought about feeding your cat a raw food diet? It’s an option more and more cat owners are entertaining. But raw food diets are complex. Before you decide to start your cat on a raw food diet, it’s important to understand the facts and consider a few questions so you can keep your cat healthy.
Really, how much to feed a cat depends on your cat. Things like the type of food you feed, your cat’s age and her lifestyle are all important factors. Keep reading to learn what you can do to determine how much food your cat should eat each day.
‘Tis the season to deck the halls with lights, garland and plants. Some of those holiday plants are poisonous to dogs and cats, though. Find out which plants to avoid and the reactions they may cause in pets here.
The holidays are filled with joy, laughter and time spent with family and friends. In the bustle of the season, it’s easy to forget these festivities aren’t always pet friendly. Read our expert holiday pet safety tips.
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