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Meow do you do? We are your resource for all things cat and all things Litter-Robot: tips and tricks, health and humor, and general feline fun.

Cat Facts, Cat Humor

Why Do Cats Knead Blankets And… Your Belly?

You may be wondering: Why do cats knead blankets and… your belly? When he confuses you for something soft and doughy, it’s not really because he’s hinting at you to get in shape—he’s just very content! But where did Kitty learn this adorable yet potentially painful behavior? Find out here.

Cat Humor, News

Meet Pawfficer Donut, Feline Crime Fighter!

It’s Take Your Pet To Work Week, so we decided to profile an especially impurrtant feline member of the workforce (one who is just down the road from Litter-Robot headquarters, in fact!). The Troy, Michigan, police department recently swore-in one Pawfficer Donut, newest member of the feline unit to purrtect and serve!

Cat Health, Tips

5 Tips for Caring for a Disabled Cat

Stigmas surrounding the adoption of disabled pets are very prevalent. The truth is, a disabled cat isn’t that different from an able-bodied cat. Learn how to adapt your home and care for a disabled cat, such as buying a pet wheelchair or harness.

Cat Facts, Tips

Why Do Cats Knock Things Off Tables?

You might think your kitty has reached peak “cattiness” level when she refuses to stop batting objects off your tables and countertops—but it’s not all malice on her part. Cats like to knock things over for several reasons, starting with the deep-seated need to toy with their prey. Meow!

Lifestyle, Tips

Microchipping vs. a Pet GPS Tracker

Microchipping is a sure way to drastically increase your chances of finding a lost pet. However, with the rise in both wearable and pet-related technology, there’s now another option to consider: the pet GPS tracker. Compare some of the pros and cons between a pet GPS tracker and a microchip.

Cat Facts, Cat Humor

Royal Cats Throughout History

Just in time for the Royal Wedding, learn all about royal cats throughout history, from ancient Egypt and the Orient, to Russia and Great Britain. These seemingly underrated purrinces and purrincesses have spanned epochs and cultures.

Lifestyle, Tips

Pet Tax Deductions: Can You Write Off Your Cat?

With Tax Day looming, many of us are scrambling to find ways to add a few extra dollars to our returns. Maybe you’ve never considered pet tax deductions, but we’re here to inform you that such savings exist! Being a cat parent or an animal lover in general pays off—check out if you fall into one of the categories.

Cat Humor, Lifestyle

15 Movies To Watch With Your Cat Right Meow

On those nights when nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with your cat and watching a flick, you may have a difficult time finding one that holds kitty’s interest as much as your own. For the self-obsessed feline, these 15 movies feature one or more cats in a purrfect pivotal role.

Cat Facts

Feline Go Bragh: Are Green-Eyed Cats Lucky?

In honor of St. Catrick’s Day (how could we not?), we’re highlighting some of our favorite felines of the green-eyed variety. Simply put, green-eyed cats are good luck because all cats are good luck! Let’s take a look at some of the interesting facts about cat eye color.

Cat Humor, Tips

How to Talk to Your Cats about Tide Pods and Other Dangerous Temptations

In a world where memes often escalate into dares, how do you protect your feline loved ones from the peer pressure to consume seemingly innocent household objects? We jest—but in reality, the number of potential household hazards facing your naturally curious kitty is no laughing matter. Avoid a trip to the emergency vet by considering the enticing pitfalls of every room in your home.

Lifestyle

Are Automated Pet Products Good or Bad for Cat Care?

Automated pet products are becoming more and more common, and today it seems like you can automate nearly every aspect of pet care! For the most part, this is great news for both cats and their people. But maybe you’re wondering if it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.

Cat Facts, Tips & Tricks

Cat Talk: The Language of Cat Sounds

Chances are, if you’re a cat parent, you’ve been known to let out a meow on occasion—or many occasions. The deep desire to communicate with our feline friends is in all of us cat lovers. What is my cat thinking? What is he saying to me? Does my cat really love me?One thing that is clear—they’re definitely saying something.

Lifestyle

How to Get Ready for Your Pet’s House Sitter

Now that you have a house sitter lined up to care for your pet while you’re away, how do you get ready for your pet’s staycation? Organize what needs to be done into three areas: getting your pet ready, getting your house ready, and creating a guidebook.

Cat Facts, Cat Health, Lifestyle

How Many Cats Is Too Many Cats?

If you love cats, you may find that it’s all too easy to open your heart and your home to them. And as amazing as a cat or two (and sometimes more) can be, there is a point where you can have too much of a good thing. Have you ever wondered how many cats is too many?

Lifestyle, Tips

How to Choose the Best Pet Sitter for Your Furry Friend

Make sure that you leave your pet in capable hands by learning how to choose the right pet sitter. Thankfully, there are thousands of experienced pet sitters whose priority is to make your pet happy and comfortable. Use these steps to sort through your options and find the best match for your furry friend.

Lifestyle, Tips

How to Throw a Party for Your Cat

If you’re going to throw a party for your cat, it has to be planned with his special needs in mind. You know your cat better than anyone else, so once you get going you’ll probably surprise yourself with plenty of cat-centric party ideas. But here are a few ideas and suggestions to get you started.