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Indoor Cat Care Articles

Indoor cat care articles from Hill's Pet Nutrition experts

Indoor Cat Care

A collection of articles, insights and links to help you provide the best care for the indoor cats you love.

Your Cat's First Month at Home

Your Cat's First Month at Home

After a few days in your home, your cat will likely start settling in. It's time to begin thinking about long-term care and making sure you're prepared for a long, happy life together. Start with toys, litter boxes and bedding. continue reading


House-soiling: Trouble Beyond the Litter Box

House-soiling: Trouble Beyond the Litter Box

Unfortunately, cats don't always connect with the litter box. Even cats that know the drill will sometimes choose another spot at home. "House-soiling" can become a concern for even the best cat owners. What's going on? continue reading


Keeping Your Cat Happy at Home Alone

Keeping Your Cat Happy at Home Alone

You may not think of cats as paying much attention when their owners come and go, but some cats can develop separation anxiety when they form a particularly strong bond with their owners. Here's how to lower the risk. continue reading


Getting Your Cat to Drink Properly from a Bowl

Getting Your Cat to Drink Properly from a Bowl

You might think it comes naturally, but some cats are rather finicky about the idea of drinking from their water bowl. Here are some tips for helping your indoor cats get the hang of it. continue reading


Managing Allergies to Cats

Managing Allergies to Cats

Cat allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Some people experience reactions that leave them miserable. The good news is it's possible for cats and people with allergies to live together. Here's how. continue reading


Why Hairballs? What Can You Do?

Why Hairballs? What Can You Do?

Hairballs are a fact of life for many indoor cat parents. It's the downside to your pet's excellent grooming capabilities. However, the right food can make a difference in reducing the mess. Find out why. continue reading


Start your cat with healthy scratching habits

Start Scratching Right

Cats are natural scratchers. Rather than declawing your precious pets, provide the right start to healthy scratching habits. Your cats will take advantage of your help and you'll be well positioned to avoid frustration. continue reading


Introducing a New Cat to Your Household

Introducing a New Cat to Your Household

Properly introducing a new cat to your household can be a challenge, especially if you have existing pets. Caution is the key and the right approach can take weeks to pay off. Start preparing even before your cat arrives. continue reading


The Right Food for Your Kitten

The Right Food for Your Kitten

Kittens have different nutritional needs than adult or mature adult cats. Providing precisely balanced food is an important part of providing the best care and can set your pet on a path to good health. continue reading


Creating a Cat-Safe Household

Creating a Cat-Safe Household

Cleaning chemicals and plastic bags are just two potential dangers for your cats within your home. Closely examine every room to eliminate health risks and keep your cats safe. We have a checklist to help you, too. continue reading


Cats and Children

Cats and Children

Cats can be a fascinating experience for children, but young minds can sometimes confuse a pet for a toy. Teach children how to respect and properly handle your cat for best results. continue reading


Understanding Your Cat's Meow

Understanding Your Cat's Meow

Does it sometimes seem as though your cat is trying to tell you something? You may be right! Cats often meow in a genuine effort to communicate their feelings. Here are some common interpretations. continue reading


Right cat food ingredients is the cornerstone of good nutrition

Right Ingredients: Cornerstone of Good Nutrition

Quality nutrition is the foundation of good health for both you and your cats. The right ingredients deliver nutrients at the core of precisely balanced cat food that can impact your cats' health and quality of life. Here's a list of priorities. continue reading