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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

Looking for Cats That Act Like Dogs?

Society would have us believe that there’s a great divide between cats and dogs. In reality, it’s surprisingly common to come across cats that play fetch, learn tricks, and love to swim! If you’re looking for cats that act like dogs, look no further than these 25 breeds.

Cat Health, Lifestyle

Is a Cat DNA Test the Next Big Thing?

At-home DNA tests are all the rage right now, whether you’re looking to discover your ancestry or assess your genetic health risks. So what’s next? That would be test kits for our very own pets! Let’s take a look at why a cat DNA test may be your next big splurge.

Cat Health

3D Printing in Veterinary Medicine

3D printing in medicine proves that the future is now, from bioprinting human organs to speeding up the production of prosthetic limbs. But what about 3D printing in veterinary medicine? Let’s explore how and when our pets might be able to reap the benefits of this amazing technology.

Cat Health, Cat Tips

Do Cats Have Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal depression can take a toll on pets as well as people. If you’ve ever experienced this, you know how difficult it is to find the motivation to be active and healthy during these short days. A depressed cat is no different—let’s take a look at ways to cope with your pet’s winter blues.

Cat Facts

30 Fascinating Cat Facts

New year, new mew! We’re striding into 2019 with our tails held high because we’ve learned a bunch of cool cat facts. And now we’re sharing them with you! Learn surprising things like why cats meow, if they’re colorblind, and more.

Cat Facts

What Is a Polydactyl Cat?

What has six toes and likes to cuddle? In fact, we’re talking about a polydactyl cat—sometimes called a “cat with thumbs,” “Hemingway cats,” or “six-toed cats.” Where does this special feline come from?

Cat Humor, Lifestyle

Does Your Kitty Need a Robot Cat Toy?

The toy robot field is trendy and quickly expanding, including in the pet care niche. We did a little digging and found some of the most exciting robotic toys for cats around. These toys can make it a little easier for your feline to get the daily exercise he needs!

Cat Humor, Lifestyle

31 Must-Have Cat-Themed Gifts

It’s fun to spoil your cats during the holidays, but what about the cat-loving humans in your life? If you’re looking for fun and unique cat-themed gifts of many different price points, look no further! We’ve put together some of our favorites for under $25, under $50, and under $100.

Cat Humor, Lifestyle

18 Best Gifts for Cat Lovers (& Cats!)

With the biggest gift-giving season of the year officially around the corner, Santa’s not the only one making a list. We wanted to help simplify your shopping a bit by compiling 18 of the best gifts for cat lovers. These ideas are purrfect for anyone with feline family members.

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.