Why Do Cats Knead?

Cat kneading, also known as 'making biscuits' is an adorable behaviour, usually seen when they're having a good fuss! You may be wondering why they do this and want to discover the reasoning behind the behaviour, which is why we've put together this handy guide to tell you everything you need to know.
Learn more

What is Cat-Scratch Fever?

Cat-scratch fever is an incredibly rare bacterial infection that can affect humans when a cat's claws or teeth break the skin. Read our guide to discover everything you need to know about the rare disease, including what causes it and who's generally most at risk.
Learn more

Hernias in Cats

Hernias in cats are quite uncommon but they can still occur, and if they're caught early enough they generally aren't serious. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about hernias in cats and what you should do if you think your kitty has one.
Learn more

How to Stop Cats Scratching Furniture

If you have a cat that won't stop scratching your furniture, you're probably wondering how to make them stop it, which is why we've put together this handy guide to help you prevent your kitty from shredding your sofa! Keep reading to find out more.
Learn more

How Smart are Cats?

Our cats seem extremely intelligent, they always seem to know exactly what we're up to and when their dinner time should be, but how intelligent are they really? Here at Purina we've researched everything you need to know about the topic, keep reading to find out how smart they really are.
Learn more

Cat Ear Care and Cleaning

Cats are incredibly clean creatures, but sometimes they may need a little bit of help cleaning those hard to reach places like their ears. Find out how to clean a cats ears and what you should be looking out for with our handy guide.
Learn more

Do Cats Like Music?

As humans we love music, but do our cats feel the same? Find out how your furry friend feels about music and the research behind it with Purina.
Learn more

Top 5 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

If you suffer from allergies you may have given up hope of ever owning a cat, but did you know that there are certain hypoallergenic cat breeds that might not provoke your allergies? Keep reading to find out more.
Learn more

10 Cat Breeds with Blue Eyes

Cats with blue eyes have captured the hearts of people all over the world, but which cats actually have blue eyes? Keep reading to find out more and discover what can cause them.
Learn more

Quiz: What Cat Breed Are You?

With so many cat breeds in the world today, have you ever wondered which one you'd be? Take our quiz here to find out which cat breed matches your personality.
Learn more

14 Fun Facts about Cats

18% of households in the UK own a cat, but there's still so much that we don't know about them. From the unusual way they walk, to how big the largest cat is, we bet you haven't heard some of these fun facts!
Learn more

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

Owners are constantly baffled when they buy their cat a cool new toy and they're much more interested in the box it came in! But why do cats love boxes so much? Keep reading to find out why.
Learn more

Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet?

Everyone's heard the saying 'cats always land on their feet', but is there any truth in it? Keep reading to find out how they manage to do it and the amazing science behind it.
Learn more

Why Adopt an Older Cat?

When adopting a cat, don't automatically count out older cats. There are numerous benefits to adopting an older kitty, they're much better suited to those with a busy lifestyle, among other things! Keep reading to learn more reasons why you should consider adopting an older cat.
Learn more

Essential Cat Adoption Checklist

If you're thinking about adopting a cat, you need to make sure that your family and home are ready for your new arrival. We've created these useful checklists and guides to make the process as straightforward as possible.
Learn more

How Do Cats Show Affection?

It's a common misconception that cats are not affectionate, mainly because dogs have more explicit ways of demonstrating affection, whereas cats are much more subtle. From head-butting to meowing, find out how your cat shows love!
Learn more

What Do Different Cat Sounds Mean?

Discover the meaning behind why your cat makes hissing or purring sounds with our handy guide, and before you know it you'll be able to translate what your kitty is trying to tell you like a pro!
Learn more

How to Stop Your Cat Biting

It's not pleasant if you have a cat that always seems to bite you. Learn more about the reasons why cats bite and the best ways to stop it with our guide and tips. 

Learn more

How to Spot and Treat Cat Anxiety

Cats with separation anxiety can be a huge problem for pet owners. Read our guide to find out more about cat anxiety and how best to help your pet. 

Learn more

Down Syndrome-like Symptoms in Cats

Can cats have Down syndrome? Keep on reading to find out if cats can get it and the possible symptoms. 

Learn more

Why Your Cat is Meowing at Night

Hearing a cat meowing at night is not uncommon – but if you are a cat owner and it’s your cat that is meowing at night, it may be something that you are concerned about. Also known as night vocalisation or night calling, if your cat is meowing at night it can be a problem if it is a sign of their discomfort or it’s disturbing your rest. Read on to find out more about the reasons that your cat may be being particularly vocal at night.
Learn more

How to Take Care of Your Cat This Winter?

This winter season, be aware of how best to take care of your cat during the cold months and what their needs may be. In this article, we’ll list the important factors you should look out for in terms of winter cat care to make sure your pet is safe.
LEARN MORE

What to Do If You Find a Stray Cat?

What do you do when you find a stray cat? When a cat comes to your window, meowing for food and water, what steps should you take?
LEARN MORE

6 New Year Resolutions for Your Cat This Year

Soon, it will be that time of year again when we all gather together in parties and count down the end of the year and the beginning of the new one. New Year is a great chance to begin over and to make a list of resolutions. If you are like us, you have already started on that list and have full intentions of keeping your resolutions!
LEARN MORE

4 Christmas Presents for Cats

The festive season will soon be here, which means present shopping is just around the corner. But what about your cat? Here are a few Christmas presents for cats that will involve them in the festivities!
LEARN MORE

What Does My New Cat Need?

Welcoming a new cat to the house can be an exciting experience. It can also feel slightly scary – maybe you even feel unprepared. Have you got everything you need? Will your cat be comfortable in your new house?
LEARN MORE

Essential Information for Breeding Cats

If you are considering breeding cats, there are several factors you need to consider before making a decision. It is not a job you should undertake lightly and we recommend reading up as much as you can on the cat breed you want to breed and what the process may entail.
LEARN MORE

How to Stop Cats Fighting

It can be extremely distressing to see your cat get into a fight, whether that is with their playmates at home or with other cats outside of the house. But there are ways to stop cats fighting, both in the short term and in the long term. In this article, we’ll explore why cats fight, how to stop cats from fighting and what long-term solutions you can look towards if it keeps happening.
Learn more

Training Your Kitten or Cat

Although training is more traditionally associated with dogs, you can also teach your cat a few tricks, too! Your moggy can learn to recognise their name and come to you when you call them. To help your pet pick up these skills, it’s important to train your kitten from an early age and as soon as possible.

Learn more

Purina Body Condition Tool for Cats

Playing with your cat is one of the most enjoyable things about owning one, and it’s very important for their health, from kittenhood right through to old age. Play encourages your cat to be active, keep supple and maintain a good body condition. Even better, playing is a great cat exercise that helps encourage them to express their natural hunting instincts.

LEARN MORE

Help Your Cat Lose Weight: Case Studies

Most cats enjoy treats almost as much as they love a good snooze, but unfortunately what they want isn’t always good for them!

LEARN MORE

Moving House with Your Cat

Cats love sharing your home with you – for them, it’s somewhere familiar and comforting where they can feel safe, secure and relaxed.

Learn more

Travelling with Your Cat by Car or Plane

Most cats are home lovers, so travelling anywhere else with them can make them stressed. Some journeys are unavoidable, so when travelling with cats it’s important to know how you can make your feline friend feel comfortable.

Learn more

The Ultimate Cat Travel Checklist

Sometimes holidays just aren’t right unless the whole family is there, and for some people that includes their pets. Holidays with your cat can be an extremely fun way to bond with your pet, but it's important to make sure you're prepared with a cat travel checklist!

Learn more

Why Do Cats Purr?

Curling up with your cat as she purrs is a comfort to all pet owners. It’s a sign she’s happy, content and feeling settled on your lap, enjoying lots of fuss and attention – or is it?

Learn more

Understanding Cat Spraying and Marking

Cats make wonderful pets, and whilst most of their behaviour makes us laugh and smile, some of their actions can seem confusing and sometimes even a little anti-social! For example, cats spray urine, which can seem unpleasant if it happens inside your home. If this is an issue, the best way to tackle this issue is to understand your cat’s behaviour, then address the cause.

Learn more

Helping Cats Overcome Phobias

Your cat’s survival instinct often keeps them out of trouble, but sometimes it can develop into a less rational phobia. Luckily there are ways you can help your frightened cat and prevent unnecessary fears developing.

Learn more

Understanding Cat Behaviour and Training

Whether you’re a first time cat owner or have a long term feline friend, there will be times where you wish you could know what your cat is thinking.

Learn more

Parties, Cats and Fireworks

Everyone loves a good celebration. But loud noises, crowds and unfamiliar situations can be worrying for cats who aren’t used to them, so here are a few tips to help you and your cat enjoy the party season too!

Learn more

Aggressive Behaviour in Cats

Your cat probably has lots of quirky habits, which is one of the many reasons they’re so much fun to be with. But sometimes their behaviour can surprise you – maybe yours has been scratching and clawing things you don’t want them to, for example, or shredding an innocent pair of curtains. We often associate chewed-up furnishings and general mayhem with mischievous or anxious dogs, but a destructive pet with cat behaviour problems can do their fair share of damage too.

Learn more

The Cat Health Check Guide

To help your cat stay as healthy and happy as possible, Purina recommends giving them a regular check to assess their body condition score. This score gives you lots of clues about your cat’s weight and health.
LEARN MORE

How to Keep Your Cat Healthy Through Playing?

Playing with your cat is one of the most enjoyable things about owning one, and it’s very important for their health, from kittenhood right through to old age. Play encourages your cat to be active, keep supple and maintain a good body condition. Even better, playing is a great cat exercise that helps encourage them to express their natural hunting instincts.
LEARN MORE

Playing With Your Cat

Playing with your lovable cat is an invaluable part of your relationship with them. What’s more, playing on a daily basis helps both of you stay physically and emotionally healthy – what more excuse do you need?
LEARN MORE

How to Stop a Cat Scratching Furniture

Your cat probably has lots of quirky habits, which is one of the many reasons they’re so much fun to be with. But sometimes their behaviour can surprise you – maybe yours has been scratching and clawing things you don’t want them to, for example, or shredding an innocent pair of curtains. We often associate chewed-up furnishings and general mayhem with mischievous or anxious dogs, but a destructive pet with cat behaviour problems can do their fair share of damage too.

Learn more

Is Your Cat Overweight?

Just like us, cats can put on a few extra pounds, especially as they get older and become less active, or if they spend every day indoors. It’s important to prevent your cat from putting on too much weight, as overweight cats can face many health implications that can prevent them from enjoying a happy and healthy lifestyle.
LEARN MORE

Understanding Your Cat's Psychology

Your cat doesn’t just need the right food and exercise for their age and body condition; emotional nourishment and cat care is also one of the most important parts of keeping a happy cat.

Learn more

Coping with Amputation in Cats

No pet owner wants a time to come when they have to think about cat amputation, but if your cat’s had an accident or is unwell and surgery can stop their pain, it can be the kindest thing to do.
LEARN MORE

Common Questions About Cats and Water

Many owners have questions surrounding cats and water. While cats have a reputation for hating anything wet, some will behave in a way that suggests the exact opposite. When it comes to water many cats share similar characteristics, although there are also plenty of personal differences. .We’ve answered some of your most common questions about cats and water.

Learn more

Coping with Blindness in Cats

Of course not all cats go blind, and if they do they can still lead a wonderful, fun-filled life. However, if you realise your cat is going blind, there are a few changes you should make to help them out.
LEARN MORE

Cats with Special Diets

Just like their personalities, each cat’s dietary needs are slightly different – and sometimes, this means they need an altogether different kind of food. Luckily, there are lots of options to choose from.
LEARN MORE

Helping Your Cat Recover from Surgery

After your cat’s operation they might be out of sorts for a while, but with a bit of extra love and care from you, they’ll soon be back to pouncing, exploring and playing as normal.
LEARN MORE

Why Is Your Cat Drinking Lots of Water?

When the weather gets warmer, your cat will probably want to drink more water. However, on occasion, if your cat is drinking a lot it may signal an underlying problem. Read on to find out about your cat’s water intake, and how to spot any problems.
LEARN MORE

Cat Fleas: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Cat fleas are very normal, and they’re the most common reason for a cat to develop a skin problem.
LEARN MORE

Cat Ear Problems

Cat ears – just like ours – are sensitive things, and should always be handled with care. Your cat’s ears should always be clean, with no thick brown or green waxy discharge, and there shouldn’t be any redness, itchiness or unusual smells.
LEARN MORE

Cat Ticks: Causes, Signs & Treatment

Ticks can be a painful problem that your cat may have to face. Find out how to prevent and treat cat ticks below.
LEARN MORE

Cat Fleas and Ticks: Symptoms & Treatment

Fleas are extremely common, and they’re the most common reason for a cat to develop a skin problem.
LEARN MORE

Food Allergies in Cats

True allergies are thankfully very rare in cats, and can often be confused with the more common (and less severe) food intolerances. Learn how to spot if your cat has an allergy, and what you can do to get them back to their happy and healthy selves again.
LEARN MORE

Unusual Cat Illness Symptoms To Watch Out For

We understand that as a loving cat owner, you want your pet to be as happy and healthy as possible. As cats can’t tell us what’s wrong when they don’t feel well, it can be difficult to know when they might need help.
LEARN MORE

Hair Loss in Cats

Have you gone to give your cat a loving stroke and felt that their fur isn’t as thick as it usually is, or have noticed that there’s a bald patch on your cat? There are a number of reasons why your cat could be losing their fur and it’s always important to get your vet to take a closer look to solve the problem of hair loss in cats.
LEARN MORE

Cat Flu: Symptoms, Treatment & Long-term Effects

Flu in cats can be just like human flu: symptoms include a runny nose and achy muscles, and plenty of TLC is needed for recovery. Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of flu and how it can be treated.
LEARN MORE

Cat Skin Problems

Your cat’s skin is a good general indicator of their health. It should be pink or black (depending on the breed) and their coat should be smooth and shiny.
LEARN MORE

Kidney Problems in Cats: Causes & Treatments

Cat's kidneys play several important roles in keeping your pet healthy including removing toxins, maintaining their blood pressure and helping to produce hormones for new red blood cells. With so much to do, it’s perhaps not surprising that as cats get older, it’s quite common for their kidneys to wear out after working so hard.
LEARN MORE

Cat Urinary Tract Problems

If you’ve noticed that your pet is having problems going to the toilet, it may be down to Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). This is a broad term that’s used to describe a number of urinary tract conditions that affect cats’ bladders and urethras.
LEARN MORE

Diabetes in Cats

Your cat loves to run about, climb, pounce on toys and go exploring all day long – and this doesn’t have to change even if they are diagnosed with cat diabetes.
LEARN MORE

Harmful Substances and Poisonous Foods for Cats

Your cat’s sense of exploration is one of the things that makes them so precious to you, but it sometimes means you have to keep an eye out for things that can harm them, too. There are many harmful substances and poisonous foods for cats that your feline friend might come across in their lifetime, so it’s important that you know which to keep out of their reach in the home.
LEARN MORE

Can Cats Eat Chocolate?

While they’re not quite as likely to gate crash the Easter egg stash and gobble the lot like a dog might, cats can sometimes get a taste for chocolate. Most owners know that chocolate is bad for dogs, but do you know if cats can eat chocolate?
LEARN MORE

Keeping You and Your Cat Healthy

With all the enjoyment your pet gives you, and you them, it’s easy to forget that as well as being valued family members there are many ways in which your cat can affect your health too.
LEARN MORE

How to Look After Your Cat's Teeth

Did you know that eight out of ten cats over the age of three have tooth and gum problems? Just like our own teeth, your cat’s teeth accumulate plaque and if this isn’t kept under control, it can lead to tartar and even periodontal disease. You know how important it is to look after your own teeth, so make sure you give that same care and attention to your furry friend’s cat dental care.
LEARN MORE

The Cat Health Checklist

As a loving pet owner, you’re bound to want the absolute best for your cat, and this all starts with making sure that they are as happy and healthy as possible.
LEARN MORE

How To Groom Your Cat Properly?

Most cats take real pride in their appearance, spending almost half their waking hours preening themselves to perfection. Being independent creatures, cats are keen to look after themselves, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t lend a hand in their pampering routine. Grooming your cat plays a big part in caring for your pet and regular maintenance will mean your cat looks great and feels great too!
LEARN MORE

Tips For a Healthy Cat Pregnancy

Your cat is having kittens – what wonderful news! Amongst all of the excitement, remember that your cat may need extra care, comfort and affection when pregnant.
LEARN MORE

Top Things to Look Out For During Cat Pregnancy & Labour

Complications are rare in cat pregnancies, but can occasionally happen. To help your cat bring bundles of fur into the world with ease, the Purina PetCare team share their advice on how to spot warning signs early on.
LEARN MORE

Feeding Your Cat During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is both wonderful and wonderfully tiring, for you and your pet. One important thing you can do to help your mum-to-be is to give her the nutritional support she needs.
LEARN MORE

Feeding Your Cat and Getting the Balance Right

As a cat lover, you’ll want your furry friend to lead a long, healthy, happy and active life. One of the best ways to achieve this is by making sure your cat’s diet has the right balance of the five major nutrient groups: protein, fats & oils, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates.
LEARN MORE

Feeding Your Indoor Cat

As indoor cats don’t have the same opportunities to exercise as their outdoor counterparts, it can be tougher for them to keep trim.
LEARN MORE

What Do Cats Drink?

Unlike humans, cats should only really drink one thing – water. Despite popular belief, milk is not good for cats, so it’s best to steer clear of dairy. But why?
LEARN MORE

Why Purina Offers a Wide Range of Cat Food

We care as much about cats as you do, and we know that you want the best for your feline friend. When we develop our cat foods, we spend a lot of time talking to cat lovers and they remind us time and time again that each pet is unique in their own way.
LEARN MORE

Snacks and Treats for Your Cat

As a cat-lover, you’ll know how tempting it can be to give your furry friend treats and titbits to eat alongside their main meals.
LEARN MORE

How to Feed a Fussy Cat

Cats are known for being proud and particular pets, and that doesn’t stop when it comes to what they eat! Like us, each cat will have their own favourite food and flavours, so fussy eating cats might turn their nose up at something that doesn’t tantalise their taste buds.
LEARN MORE

Choosing a Water Bowl for Your Cat

If your cat is fussy about water, it might be time to find a new water bowl. There are lots of different options out there, so with a little research, you’ll be able to find the ideal bowl for your pet.
LEARN MORE

Feeding Your Adult Cat

Once your cat has reached their first birthday, it’s time to think about a regular cat feeding routine. As they change from a playful kitten to a full-grown adult cat, it’s important to make sure they have all the right nutrients they need to stay happy and healthy.
LEARN MORE

Cat Insurance for Your New Pet

Cat insurance can bring real peace of mind, taking the worry out of a stressful situation. Choosing the right insurance for cats might seem like a big job, but we’re here to help!
LEARN MORE

What to Do If Your Cat Goes Missing

If your much-loved pet goes missing, it’s every cat owner’s worst nightmare. Not only is it upsetting and stressful for you when you can’t find your cat or kitten, but then you also worry that your pet may be scared or hurt.
LEARN MORE

Cat and Kitten Vaccinations

As a responsible cat owner, it’s important to keep up to date with your cat’s vaccinations to protect them from a range of diseases
LEARN MORE

Cat and Kitten Neutering FAQs

You’ve made a new furry addition to your family – fantastic! When your kitten is still so small and cute, it could be tough to imagine them with kittens of their own.
LEARN MORE

Microchipping Your Cat

As well as lots of love and attention, you’ll want to give your cat the best protection possible if they are lost or missing. By microchipping your cat, you’re giving them the best chance of being found and safely returned to you if they should wander off.
LEARN MORE

Catteries and Cat Sitting Services

Cats are known for their independent nature, which is just one of the qualities that makes them such great pets! Most cats will be perfectly happy being left alone during the day if, for example, you go out to work.
LEARN MORE

Introducing Your New Cat to Your Other Pets

Cats are famously independent, which is one reason why they are so well suited as pets, especially for those who are best suited to furry friend who isn’t so needy. This personality trait can have a flip side, as it can potentially make them a bit anti-social and unpredictable. So, if you’re introducing a new cat to your home and to other pets, be patient, understanding and approach with care – with a bit of time, everyone should get on just fine.
LEARN MORE

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.
LEARN MORE

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.
LEARN MORE

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!
LEARN MORE

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.
LEARN MORE

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.
LEARN MORE

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.
LEARN MORE

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.

LEARN MORE

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.
Learn more

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.
Learn more

The Importance of Regular Vet Check-ups for Cats

Even if you keep a close eye on your cat's health it’s a good idea to take them to the vet for an annual wellness and cat health check-up.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

How To Tell If Your Cat Is Pregnant

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.
Learn more

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.

Learn more

Getting a New Cat: Welcoming Your New Cat

With your new cat or kitten due to arrive home any day, you’re bound to be very excited. In these last few days before their arrival, there are plenty of things to keep you busy until the day your new cat comes home.

Learn more

Should I Get a Cat or Dog?

We’re a nation of pet lovers, and rightly so! Cats and dogs offer unconditional love, affection and friendship, as well as a host of therapeutic benefits, such as improved general health and wellbeing – after all, who doesn’t like a cuddle from a furry friend at the end of a long day?
Learn more

Do You Need to Bathe Your Cat?

Cats don’t usually need baths, but there are some exceptional circumstances. If they’re rolled in something that they can’t wash off themselves, or they have long hair which has become matted, a bath might be a good idea.
Learn more

Making Your Home Cat Friendly

Your new cat is precious, so you will want to make your home and garden as safe as possible for them. So where do you start when creating a cat proof home and garden?
Learn more

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.
Learn more

Choosing the Right Cat for You

Getting a new cat or kitten is a wonderfully exciting experience!
Learn more

Different Cat Breeds

Many of the cats you see out and about are affectionately known as ‘moggies’, which simply means a non-pedigree cat. Friendly, attractive, and full of curiosity, they’re probably the most common type of feline friend to have.
Learn more

How Do I Adopt or Rescue a Cat?

There are many benefits of choosing to adopt a cat. You’re considering giving a pet a second chance at a fulfilled family life, an opportunity that every animal should have.
Learn more

Getting a cat

Deciding to get a new cat is so exciting, but also can raise lots of questions. For example, what breed would you like? Can you handle the challenges of a cheeky kitten, or would a calmer senior cat suit your lifestyle more?
Learn more