Key Life Stages of a Cat

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Key Life Stages of a Cat

Anatomy of a Cat

Our cats are creatures of mystery, but their anatomy needn’t be an enigma too. At Purina, we’ve put together this guide to cat anatomy so you can understand all that’s going on inside your furry friend.
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The History of Cats

If you have a cat in your life, you may be wondering about their origins and where your domesticated kitty came from. Find out all you need to know about the history of cats in this article.
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Mental Stimulation for Your Indoor Cat

Just because cats are now residents of the indoors it doesn’t mean they’re leaving the hunting days behind to turn into couch-potato cats. Healthy cats are physically and mentally active well into their golden years which is why providing the right type of stimulation to your indoor cat is essential.
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Why Is My New Kitten Not Eating?

Kittens are sensitive creatures with a fussy side they often like to show off at dinner time. So if you’re wondering why is my kitten not eating, here are the most common explanations.
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Kitten Socialisation: Teach Your Cat the Basic Life Skills

There are so many things to learn for a new kitten making their first steps into the world. Discovering it all by themselves can be a little bit scary, but luckily you can do a lot to help them learn the ropes of their new life. These are the basics of kitten socialisation.
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An Exploration of the Amazing Cat Senses

A cat’s enhanced senses are wonderfully intricate mechanisms. Find out fascinating facts about the kitten’s five senses and whether there is a sixth one as some proud cat owners claim.
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8 Cat Myths and Misconceptions

Over the years, cats have baffled just about everyone – from owners to behaviourists and even scientists. Because of their mysterious nature, there are numerous cat myths and rumours that are commonly believed, but just how true are they?
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Cat First Aid

There’s nothing scarier than when our pets are unwell or hurt and we often naturally go into a panic as we don’t know what to do. At Purina, we’ve created this guide to cat first aid to help you keep your pet calm and comfortable until you can reach your veterinarian.
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Sleeping Arrangements for a Kitten’s First Night Home

Sleeping Arrangements for a Kitten’s First Night Home Teaser: A kitten’s first night in a new home is likely one of the biggest challenges they have ever faced. Here are a few things to know and what you can do to help your new kitten sleep peacefully through the night.
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Litter Training Kittens and Cats

If you have an indoor cat or one with limited access to outside, a litter tray is essential. Litter training kittens and cats is relatively simple and with this helpful guide your furry friend will be using the tray confidently in no time!
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What You Need to Know about Kitten Vaccinations

As a responsible cat owner, it’s important to keep up to date with your kitten’s vaccinations to protect them from a range of diseases. Read about when to vaccinate your cat or kitten and what to expect here.
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Cat Labour and Giving Birth

If you’re expecting new bundles of fur arriving at your home soon, it can very exciting – and perhaps a little daunting too.
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Ways to Cope with the Loss of Your Cat

When our cherished pet is no longer in our lives it can be devastating, whether you are coping with the loss of a cat, the loss of a dog, or indeed any other pet. However, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone.
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Feeding Your Senior Cat

From around the age of seven you’ll notice that your older cat starts taking life a bit easier - and who can blame them!
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Is My Cat a Senior Yet?

Your cat is an important part of your family, and we understand that it’s not nice to think of your fluffy companion getting older.
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Do You Know What Your Cat's Health Age Is?

Most of us know our cat’s age in years, but it’s just as important to be aware of their health age too as their nutritional needs are different at each stage.
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Your Cat's Age in Human Years

According to popular legend, one human year is the equivalent of seven ‘cat years’, but in reality a one-year-old cat is much more mature than a seven-year-old child.
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Bringing a Kitten Home

Great news - the time has finally come when you can welcome your new kitten into your home! Just like bringing home a new-born baby, you’ll want everything to be just right so that they’ll settle in quickly and feel right at home.
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How to Groom a Kitten

Although your cat is beautiful, they are so much more than a pretty face. Not only do they have a stunning coat, but they’re biologically designed to look after them.
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What to Feed a Kitten?

So you’ve welcomed a new bundle of fur to your family – congratulations! Now that you’ve settled the new arrival into your home, you’ll be wondering how you can help them grow up healthy and strong.
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Putting Your Cat to Sleep

Putting a cat to sleep is a heart breaking thought, and a time that any pet owner dreads, but at some stage you may have to consider this as the kindest option for your cat. For example, this may happen if their quality of life is suffering due to illness, injury or old age, and there’s no sign of them getting better.

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Cat Pregnancy Information & Advice

Having kittens is a very exciting and emotional time for you and your cat. Before you can welcome bundles of fur into your home, you need to know how to tell if your cat is pregnant, and what you can do to ensure her pregnancy is as happy as possible.
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Caring For Your Senior Cat

You might have noticed that your cat is napping more, can’t jump as high as they used to or isn’t chasing a piece of string with as much energy as they did before.

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Getting a Kitten

So you've decided you can give a loving home to a cute little kitten - you’ve done your homework and know which breed you want.
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