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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 Health, Cat 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.

Cat Health, Cat 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.

Cat Facts

It’s Kitten Season! Here’s How to Help!

It’s Kitten Season! Every mother cat typically bears three to five kittens starting in spring and peaking in late spring/early summer. Learn how to help your local animal shelters during busy this busy time by fulfilling wish lists, fostering, or adopting.

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

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!

Cat Facts

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.

Cat Tips, Lifestyle

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.

Cat Health

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.

Lifestyle

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

It can be easy to pick up another toy or toss out a whole tray of litter without considering the environmental impact of those actions. Your pet care habits, however, from feeding to accessorizing to waste management, do add up, leaving a surprisingly large carbon footprint.

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.

Cat Health

How to Find the Right Veterinarian for Your Cat

Finding the right veterinarian is essential to your cat’s lifelong health and happiness. It’s common to go to the cheapest or the closest office—two important factors—but you should consider more than price and convenience when choosing your pet’s doctor.

Cat Facts, Cat Humor

My cat caught a mouse. Now what?

Your cat caught a mouse. Now what? Cats have a desire to catch things and hunt. This is why cats adore playing with toys that tease them. Read about why cats love to chase mice and learn prevention techniques.

Cat Facts, Cat Humor

Does my cat hate me?

The good news is, no, your cat does not actually hate you. But the bad news is that this doesn’t necessarily mean they love you in the way you hope. He just sees you as his equal. Learn about cat behavior and tendencies.

Cat Facts

Should you declaw your cat? No!

Once considered a safe and routine procedure, views on declawing have changed. In fact, the evidence against elective declawing is overwhelming. Learn about the risks and alternatives to declawing your cat.

Cat Tips

How to Keep Your Cat Happy

Have you ever wondered how to keep your cat happy? You supply food, water, and shelter, but how do you turn surviving into thriving? With just a few extra steps, you can help your cat live his or her happiest and healthiest life.

Cat Facts

Why do cats love boxes?

Anyone who has spent time with cats knows how they love to find their way inside boxes: cardboard, plastic, wooden, plush—any type of box will do. But why do they love their boxes so? There’s actually a scientific explanation behind the magnetic attraction between cats and boxes.

Cat Facts, Cat Health

Can cats eat chocolate? No!

Most people know that dogs shouldn’t eat chocolate, but what about cats? As picky eaters, cats are far less likely than dogs to seek out your chocolate stash, but some will find their way into a chocolaty treat. The short answer is no, cats should never eat chocolate. But why not?

Cat in cat crate at night
Cat Health, Cat Tips

Should you crate your cat at night?

There are a number of situations when crating your cat might be a good idea. In general, though, a happy, healthy, well-adjusted kitty shouldn’t need nightly crating. Learn about crate-training a kitten at night and how to choose the right crate.

Cat Facts

Do cats see color?

Can cats see color? The human retina contains relatively fewer rods and more cones than a feline retina, which allows the human eye to detect more color variation and therefore clearer detail. On the other hand, cats can see better in low-light conditions. Learn more!

Cat Facts

Why does my cat like to scratch furniture?

You’ve probably found yourself wondering, “Why does my cat like to scratch furniture?” The short answer to that question is simply that it’s what cats do; it’s in their nature. But the answer is not to stop the scratching, but rather redirect it toward a dedicated scratch post or other item.

Cat Facts, Cat Health

Why does my cat keep throwing up?

Just like a person, your cat’s vomiting could be the result of anything from a meal eaten too quickly or a symptom of an illness. In order to know whether you need to take immediate action, there are a few things to consider. Learn what to look out for and what your cat’s vomit could mean.