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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.

Lifestyle, Tips

Guests Allergic to Cats? 6 Tips for a More Comfortable Visit

With approximately 2% of the US population suffering from cat allergies, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll someday host a guest who is allergic to your feline/s. Learn how to keep cat allergies down if your guests are allergic, including the importance of cleaning, filters, and staying on top of the litter box.

Cat Training

Keeping the Peace in a Multi-Cat Household

It’s important to develop careful strategies in order to maintain peace in a household with two or more cats. Whether you’re thinking about adopting another feline or already have a kitty crowd, understanding how cats see the world will help you prevent mild skirmishes from escalating into all-out war.

Cat Training, Lifestyle

The Purrrsuit of Happiness

Read the story of Waffles, the pet therapy cat who brings joy to the residents of assisted care facilities and nursing homes. By just being there and letting someone pet him, Waffles connects with residents in ways that many people cannot.

Litter-Robot

When in Doubt, Press the Reset Button

Discover how to reset the Litter-Robot Cat Sensor, which can solve many issues. The Reset button is so named because it resets the Cat Sensor. You can think of the Cat Sensor as the scale and the Reset button as a way to zero the scale.

Cat Facts, Cat Health

Undertreated: Signs Your Cat Has Arthritis

One of the most common types of chronic pain in cats is arthritis. Unfortunately, cat owners aren’t as aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease, so they often don’t address it until it’s in its later stages. Learn to recognize the telltale signs of arthritis in cats, such as changes in hygiene, mood, and mobility.

Cat Facts, Cat Health

Why do cats purr?

Everyone knows that cats purr when they’re happy, but did you know they also do it when they’re sick or frightened, when they’re giving birth, and even when they’re dying? And not just practicing feline masochists—it’s regular, normal cats, too. Even your cat. Learn more!

Cat Health

Allergies in Cats

Usually when we talk about cats and allergies, we’re talking about runny-nosed humans with itchy eyes. But cats can have allergies too, even serious ones! Detect cat allergies and find solutions in this helpful guide. Is it an allergy or something else? Learn more here.

Cat Facts, Cat Health

The Truth Behind Whisker Fatigue

Whisker fatigue may sound like something dreamed up by kitty hypochondriacs, but evidence suggests that it’s quite real. Learn about whisker fatigue and the best cat food bowls for your feline. Shallow cat food dishes can help with cat whisker issues.

Tips

Traveling With Your Cat: Practical Strategies

Explore the best ways to travel with a cat. You might be wondering what to expect while you’re actually on the road. Be prepared, plan for emergencies, manage stops, and follow these useful tips so you’ll arrive at your destination safe (and sane).

Tips

Keeping a Single Cat Content

If you are the parent of a single cat, there are plenty of things you can do to keep him purring by making his life stimulating and enjoyable. Spend quality time, provide toys, create a kitty playground, and bring the outside in!

Tips

Pet Fire Safety

National Pet Fire Safety Day reminds the millions of pet lovers out there how to safeguard their homes, families, and pets from fire. Simple preventative measures can mean the difference between life and death for your four-legged friends. Protect your pet from fire dangers with these fire safety tips.

Cat Facts

Cat Hairball Remedies

Learn why hairballs occur and find out how to prevent and treat them. One of the best hairball remedies is to help your cat groom. Weekly brushing of shorthaired cats and daily brushing of longhaired cats, especially in the spring, will reduce the amount of hair the cat ingests.

Tips

5 Steps to Introducing Your New Kitten to Your Resident Cat

Getting a kitten is one of the most exciting things that can happen in life. However, if you already have a resident kitty at home, there are some necessary steps to take in order to ensure that both cats live harmoniously. Use these five steps to introduce your new kitten to your resident cat without any guesswork or worries!

Cat Facts

Is your cat bilingual?

Cats have learned that humans—unlike other types of animals that rely on scent and body positioning—respond best to vocalizations. Read about cat vocalizations and learn what they mean. We cover the meow, trilling, and how your cat tries to communicate.

Litter-Robot

How Many Litter-Robots for How Many Cats?

Find out how many Litter-Robot automatic self-cleaning litter boxes you’ll need for your cats, whether it’s a few or a dozen. This infographic also breaks down how often you should be emptying the Waste Drawer.

Cat Health, Tips

Does your cat have a drinking problem?

Learn why cat hydration is important and read all about water and food bowl spacing. If you notice that your cat visits the feeding station to eat, but skips over the water dish, the close proximity of the two bowls could be bothering your cat. Consider getting your cat a water fountain!

Tips

Adopting a kitty? How to get the cute without the crazy!

We know it’s hard—nearly impossible—to walk passed the mewing, wide-eyed kittens at your local shelter. But an older cat can be just as cute and cuddly as a kitten—and almost none of the trouble. If you’re looking to adopt the purrfect companion, here are some good reasons to consider a senior cat.

Tips

The Slow Blink and Why You Should Use It

Whether or not the slow blink is actually a gesture of affection is up for debate. Cats possess complex body language that we’re still trying to decipher. Read about the slow blink, how cats communicate with humans, and what it all means.

Tips

Cat Travel Part I: Lodging

Whether you’re moving across the country or taking an extended vacation, there are many issues to consider when road tripping with your cat. Follow a few simple precautions when choosing lodgings to ensure a safe and calm extended trip with your cat.

Cat Facts

6 Common Microchip Misconceptions

Many cats don’t wear collars or identification tags, or they become separated from their collar once lost. Only a microchip can provide permanent identification that cannot fall off, be removed, or become difficult to read. Learn important information about microchipping your pet for protection.

Tips

7 Signs Your Cat Is Bored With Life

Discover some of the not-so-obvious signs your kitty is bored with life, as well as easy ways to keep them active and engaged, even when you’re not home. Rejuvenate your cat’s thirst for feline life with these tips and tricks!

Cat Health, Tips

Do cats need to drink fresh water?

It’s very important to provide your feline friend with fresh water. Cats need water to maintain their health and prevent illness. Without water on a daily basis, even healthy cats can develop dehydration, potentially exacerbating otherwise minor issues.

Cat Facts

How to Help a Stray Cat

With an estimated 70 million cats roaming freely in the US, it’s likely you or someone you know will encounter a stray cat. Recognize the difference between a stray cat and a feral cat, and learn how to rescue and help a stray cat for a happy outcome.