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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

Tabby Cat Folklore & Facts

There’s no denying that the tabby cat is quintessential to the felis domesticus lineup. Where in the world would we be without our swirled, spotted, and striped kitties? Let’s take a look at some of the interesting facts and the millennia of folklore surrounding the tabby cat.

Cat Humor, Lifestyle

16 Best Novels Featuring Cats

November is National Novel Writing Month, and we’ve rounded up 16 of the best novels featuring cats. Spanning more than 150 years, these literary tales offer at least one memorable feline character. And is there anything better than curling up with a good book and a kitty?

Cat Facts, Lifestyle

How Did Black Cats Become Halloween Symbols?

Every year as summer transitions into autumn, a slew of fun and ghoulish Halloween imagery inevitably pops up in stores, on front porches, and across your newsfeed. But how did black cats become such prevalent Halloween symbols? Unfortunately, the answer involves a lot of dark history.

Cat Facts, Cat Health

Why Do Cats Have a Third Eyelid?

Your cat’s third eyelid functions as a shield for his cornea while moving through tall grass and during skirmishes with neighborhood felines or resistant prey. If your cat’s third eyelid is present in one or both eyes, take him to your veterinarian. Learn why here!

Cat Training, Lifestyle

The Making of a Therapy Cat

While most of us can attest to the joys of having a furry companion, an increasing number of people are turning to animal-assisted therapy. You’ve no doubt heard stories of dogs and even miniature horses serving in this capacity—but what about a therapy cat?

Cat Humor, Lifestyle

25 Horror Films Featuring Cats

We’re big fans of scary movies this time of year, so we decided to compile our own list—with a special spin. Read on for our 25 favorite horror films featuring cats! This list spans 85 years and includes movies where a cat appears as a distinctive role, regardless of screen time.

Litter-Robot, News

2018 Scholarship Winners Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Out-of-the-Box Thinking scholarship winners! Entrants were tasked with coming up with the company’s next brilliant pet care idea that could be either a physical product or a new software product. Read the winning ideas here!

Cat Health, Cat Tips

Cat Teeth Cleaning: Do or Don’t?

Cat teeth cleaning is one of the easiest ways to help keep your cat healthy. Certain cats are more prone to gingivitis, also known as gum disease. Learn why it’s best if your veterinarian cleans your cat’s teeth under general anesthesia.

Cat Health, Cat Tips

Treating Arthritis in Handicapped Pets

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Arthritis can be an unforgiving ailment, especially for already handicapped pets. But there are plenty of solutions and natural remedies for treating arthritis in our handicapped pets. Learn about some treatment options here.

Cat Health, Cat Tips

Prevention and Flea Treatment for Cats

Pet owners don’t realize there’s often a resurgence of flea outbreaks in late summer and early fall. Many cat parents with indoor-only cats mistakenly believe they’ll never have to deal with these pesky intruders. So, let’s brush up on prevention and flea treatment for cats!

Cat Facts, Cat Humor

8 Orange Tabby Cat Facts

Is it true that all orange cats have an insatiable desire for lasagna? Sadly, no. And do they all hate Mondays? We’ll have to get back to you on that one. If you’re curious about orange tabby cat facts, we’ve compiled a few below—just in time for Ginger Cat Appreciation Day!

Cat Humor, Litter-Robot, News

Taking a Look Back at CatCon 2017!

CatCon® is where pop culture and cat culture converge! Litter-Robot has participated in CatCon since 2016, and you can bet we’ll be there this year. In anticipation of this year’s CatCon on August 4-5, we’re taking a look back at some of the highlights from the 2017 show.

Cat Facts

12 Cat Breeds That Originated in the U.S.

It goes without saying that we love cats of all nations, heritage, and pedigree. But in honor of All-American Pet Photo Day, we’re highlighting 12 cat breeds that originated in the U.S., including the American Shorthair, Balinese, Maine Coon, Ragdoll, and more!

Cat Facts, Cat Tips, Cat Videos

Why Does Cat Pee Smell So Bad?

There’s perhaps no smell more distinct—or distinctly nose-wrinkling—than that of cat urine. But why does cat pee smell so bad? And why does it smell so much worse than dog urine? Litter-Robot’s resident veterinarian Dr. Justine Lee weighs in on this pungent mystery.

Cat Facts, Cat Tips

Why Are Cats and Dogs Scared of Fireworks?

Some cats and dogs are scared of fireworks, storms, and other loud noises like vacuums. The reason is actually psychological in nature. Learn more and how to help, including creating a safe space for your pet, buying them a thundershirt, and, if all else fails, giving them anti-anxiety medication.

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 Facts, Cat Humor

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!

Cat Facts, Cat Health, Lifestyle

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.