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 a white litter box on a light brown tiled floor.

Cats and the Optimal Litter Box Setup

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are some suggestions on where and how to place your litter box to avoid behavioral issues with your cat.

A black cat lying on her side in the grass.

6 Things to Do For Your Cat Every Day

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are six daily things you should do for your cat's mental and physical health.

A gray tabby being examined with a stethoscope by a doctor in blue scrubs. Only the arm and torso of the doctor can be seen in the photo while the cat is on the examination table.

How Often Do Cats Need to See the Vet?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats require regularly scheduled visits to the veterinarian.

The head a shoulders of a longhaired white cat with yellow eyes staring at the camera.

How Long Do Domestic Cats Live?

Caitlin Dempsey

What is the average lifespan of a house cat?

A gray tabby sitting in the lap of a person wearing a burnt red sweater.

5 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Cat

Explore Cats Contributor

Here’s some guidance on choosing if adopting a cat is right for you.

A gray tabby sleeping on top of a tall medium brown wooden cabinet.

Why Do Cats Like to Perch?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats naturally seek out elevated spots for observation and safety.

A picture of a black cat from the upper shoulders up.

Whisker Fatigue in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Whisker fatigue, or whisker stress, is when frequent pressure on a cat's whiskers causes irritation.

A orange tabby hunched over to prepare to cough up a hairball.

What are Hairballs?

Caitlin Dempsey

To someone who isn't used to it, the sound of a cat coughing up a hairball can be startling.

A close up view of fur on an orange tabby cat.

Facts About Cat Fur

Caitlin Dempsey

Fur. Most cats have a lot of it. Learn some facts about cat fur.

A black cat and a gray tabby lying together on a sofa.

Do Cats Sleep More in Winter?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats may sleep more during the colder winter months.

Cat sitting under a Christmas tree.

Christmas Plants to Avoid Around Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Continue reading for a list of some of the most popular Christmas plants, why they can be toxic to your cat, and how to keep your kitty safe throughout the holidays.