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.
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.
If you have a cat, you may wonder if it’s worth getting pet insurance. If you don’t have an emergency fund readily available, cat insurance may be a good option. Dr. Justine Lee discusses key things to consider about pet insurance for cats, including type of coverage, deductibles, and genetic conditions.
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.
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!
OK, it’s 2 A.M., and you and your cat are wide awake. Your cat has been dry-heaving all over the carpet in the middle of the night, but you’re not sure if you need to get to the emergency veterinarian. How do you know when it’s safe to “wait it out” to see your veterinarian the next day versus going into the ER vet?
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!
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.
Before you think about bringing your feline family member with you on vacation, think again. As a veterinarian and cat owner, let me fill you in on something: Most cats out there hate traveling. So, find out some important travel facts that you must know about before transporting your #1 baggage.
As a veterinarian and a cat owner, I get it. I know how stressful it can be to you and your cat when it comes to veterinary visits. After all, the stress of getting your cat into the carrier, only to find panting, malodorous dogs in the waiting room, plus all the poking and prodding (touching!) by the veterinarian… what’s a cat to do?!
In honor of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (yes, there is such a thing!), we’ve put together some steps you can take to protect your pet before, during, and after a natural disaster or house fire. The first task in your disaster preparedness plan is to make a pet emergency kit.
Your cat is a carnivore first and foremost, yet there might be times when he craves a little green in his diet. That doesn’t mean you should toss him leftover spinach from your salad or a green bean from the casserole. The safest way to appease his leafy hankering is with cat grass!
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.
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.
Cats are famously curious, and if we’re not careful, that curiosity that we love so much in our kitties can get them into some serious trouble. Learn about five of the most common causes of cat poisoning, including medications, human food, plants, chemicals, and pest control products.
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.
February is American Heart Month – a time set aside to raise awareness of heart disease and how people can prevent it. Our feline friends are also at risk and, without the proper diagnosis and treatment, their lives can be drastically shortened by this silent killer.
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.
The safest place for cats at any time of the year is indoors, but indoor kitties aren’t immune to the effects of winter. They can still get chilly, and the reduced sunlight on snowy days can be a real cat-bummer! The last thing you want is for your kitty to end up with a case of the winter blues!
Getting your cat’s litter box situation just right requires Goldilocks-level precision: not too big, but not too small; not too hidden, but not too public; not too covered, but not too open. End your cat’s litter box issues once and for all by following some simple steps outlined in the Litter-Robot blog.
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.
If your cat is carrying an extra pound or two, you might not mind the way he looks, but the health risks associated with even a little extra weight are serious. Overweight cats are at higher risk for problems like diabetes, arthritis, heart and respiratory disease, kidney disease, and even cancer.
A number of cat lovers are convinced that cats overwhelmingly prefer to use litter boxes that are completely open. But what evidence do we have otherwise? Well, science, of course. Scientific research with sound, repeatable methodology that reduces confounding conditions to help us get to the truth of the matter.
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?