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.

Featured Cat Articles
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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This is one of the first questions new cat owners typically ask. And while it might seem like a simple one, the answer is anything but. (Sort of like your cat herself.) In fact, there are almost as many answers to this question as there are cats.
Bringing home a new cat? Follow these simple cat care tips to help your cat adjust easier when introducing your new cat to your home.
So you’re adopting a kitten or cat – lucky you! Now that you’ve made this important decision, you might have another to make… one that will certainly demonstrate whether you are truly worthy of the privilege of cat ownership.
So you’re adopting a kitten or cat – lucky you! Now that you’ve made this important decision, you might have another to make… one that will certainly demonstrate whether you are truly worthy of the privilege of cat ownership.
Do cats really need baths? In a word, no. After all, grooming themselves is something cats do very well. And they should, considering how much time they spend at it.
There are a handful of zoonotic diseases—illnesses that can spread from animals to people. While it’s possible to contract a disease from your cat, it isn’t highly likely. Cleanliness is your best defense: Wear gloves to clean your cat's litterbox, and if you're pregnant, avoid the litterbox altogether. Remember to wash your hands after you feed, groom or pet your cat. Read the list of diseases below and more ways to help you stay healthy.
Cats can get acne! Feline acne is a condition which can easily be treated with a few simple changes. Learn more about prevention and treatment of cat acne.
Click here to learn more about feline leukemia and the FVRCP vaccine. Find out answers to common questions about what the vaccine is and when to vaccinate.
Dry indoor air can cause your cat to have dry, itchy skin. This can lead to excessive shedding and dander. Here are some tips to help with your cat's dry skin.
Learn what to expect when your cat is going into heat. From signs to frequency, read here to answer all your questions about cats.
Spaying and neutering not only help prevent overpopulation, it can also help reduce the risk of some reproductive diseases. Learn when to spay or neuter your kitten.
There are several reasons why cats fall over. From a simple ear infection to a more serious disease, click here to see causes and cures when cats fall over.