Cat Care

This category of articles focuses on providing expert guidance and practical advice for taking care of your furry feline friend. From nutrition and grooming to health and behavior, these articles cover a wide range of topics related to cat care.

A picture of tan metal shelves in a store with litter boxes on display.

Picking the Right Litter Box for Your Cat

Caitlin Dempsey

Picking the right size and style of litter box will help encourage your cat to use it.

A grey cat and an orange cat smelling each other's face against a white background.

Study: Bacteria Change the Smell Cats Use to Communicate

Caitlin Dempsey

A published study analyzed the microbiome and chemical composition of anal gland secretions used by domestic cats to communicate.

A black cat with a cone and a bandage around her front right leg.

My Cat’s Experience With Feline Acromegaly

Caitlin Dempsey

Feline acromegaly is a relatively rare condition in cats where a tumor on the pituitary glands triggers an overproduction of growth hormone.

A black cat sitting in a pot overflowing with green grass against a brick wall.

Tips for Cat Owners

Caitlin Dempsey

If you're new to owning a cat or simply want to better understand your pet, here are tips for a cat-friendly home.

A light tan and dark brown tabby lies along the ledge of a balcony in the sun with netting.

Keeping Cats Safe Around Windows and Balconies

Caitlin Dempsey

While cats are skilled at landing on their feet, they can still get hurt if they fall from a great height.

A gray tabby on a gray background reaching on the top of a gray cabinet for some chocolate that has a red circle with a slash across it.

Eating Chocolate is Bad for Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

While chocolate may be a sweet delight for humans to eat, chocolate can be toxic to cats.

An orange tabby cat licking catnip from the floor.

Why Do Some Cats Love Catnip?

Caitlin Dempsey

Catnip is a popular herb that some cats respond enthusiastically to.

Orange tabby cat eating green beans from a white plate.

Can Cats Eat Green Beans?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats are carnivores but a few carefully selected vegetables are a great way to provide them with some tasty treats.

A black cat with reddish-brown fur sitting inside a blue plastic bowl on a wooden table in the sun.

Two Things That Turn Black Cats’ Fur Red

Caitlin Dempsey

If you notice your black cat's fur taking on a reddish tint, there are two likely reasons for the change in fur color.

A closeup of the face of an orange tabby sitting by a window.

Why Orange Tabby Cats Get Black Spots

Caitlin Dempsey

Lentigo are freckles that are commonly associated with orange tabby cats.

A black cat lying down on a table with school paper work.

Why Some Black Cats Grow White Fur

Caitlin Dempsey

Black cats can develop white fur due to aging, genetics, hormonal changes, and health issues.