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Make sure your cat enjoys life with you as much as you enjoy life with your cat!

Here are just a few simple things you can do to help make sure your cat enjoys life with you as much as you enjoy life with your cat!

Create a great cat environment

Every cat needs quiet places to hide, comfy places to nap and high things to climb on. And they always love warm spots where they can bask in the sun, plus windows that give them a view of the world. Although your cat will naturally seek these places out, you can help by providing easy access to such places in your home.

Be the bearer of all things interesting

When you go out, return with something that may be of interest to your cat—a few dry leaves, a small branch, a walnut, some grass or piece of bark. Your cat will love investigating them, exploring their interesting textures and scents.

Respect your cat’s “me time”

If your cat hides under the bed, it’s because he or she wants to be there—alone and undisturbed—for whatever reason. So don’t try to talk to your cat of force them to come out. Give them their alone time, and allow them to come out on their own time!

Practice mutual admiration and affection

When your cat is playing, eating or sleeping, she probably isn’t in the mood to have her fur stroked. It’s the same when you’re working at the computer or reading the paper; you don’t want your cat positioning herself between your face and what you are concentrating on. The most mutual and respectful affection is by invitation rather than demand. You can invite your cat’s attention and affection by offering your hand and giving a gentle pet. Your cat will let you know how she feels about it. If she purrs, closes her eyes or raises her tail straight up, she’s enjoying it. If she swishes her tail, she’s annoyed. Your cat may start out happy to have the attention but then become annoyed if it goes on too long—respect the signals your cat is sending.

Play daily

Most cats love to play. And all cats need to play. Play stimulates their minds and lets them exercise their stellar hunting ability. So encourage play when you are at home and provide plenty of engaging toys for when you are away.

Learn to say love in cat language

If your cat gazes at you from across the room and slowly blinks her eyes, she’s saying, “I love you.” It’s polite to return the message with a slow blink of your own. Yes, really!

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FAQs

Below you'll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our company, our products and caring for your cats. If you have a question that isn't addressed here, please feel free to contact us.

Q: How can I email or talk with the Purina Pet Care team?

A: If you would like to talk with us, please contact us here or call us at 1­-888­-228­-2469.

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Q: How are Purina Cat Chow products different from other healthy pet foods?

A: Inside every bag of Purina Cat Chow you'll find a selective blend of protein, fat, and fiber. Everything we use in our premium cat food formulas has a place in your cat's healthy diet.

Q: How can I be sure of the quality of the Purina Cat Chow products?

A: Our top priority is the quality of the food that nourishes not only your pets, but the pets we share our lives with, too. So from source to bowl, the quality of our food is assured by taking the following steps:

Ingredient Sourcing

  • Purina ingredient sourcing and processing meet or exceed FDA, USDA or AAFCO standards for pet food. And every supplier of ingredients for Purina products must meet our stringent standards for ingredient specifications, product safety, sanitation and manufacturing practices.
  • Ingredient Testing
  • All of Purina's North American manufacturing facilities have on-site quality assurance laboratories and staff. And we're working to expand the use of technology to further screen ingredients for quality assurance.
  • Ingredient Tracking & Control
  • 99% of all Purina pet food products sold in the U.S. are made in Purina-owned U.S. manufacturing facilities and Purina's sophisticated tracking system ensures important measures of control: All raw ingredients are tracked from time of receipt at our plants, through their inclusion in finished products, and on to retail stores.
Q: Where is your food manufactured?

A: 99% of all Purina-branded pet food products sold in the U.S. are made in Purina-owned U.S. manufacturing facilities. Purina's sophisticated tracking system ensures important measures of control: All raw ingredients are tracked from time of receipt at our plants, through their inclusion in finished products, and on to retailers.

Q: I am unable to find a particular product in my area. Can you help me locate it?

A: Yes, we can help. Although distribution of our Purina Cat Chow products is national, not all stores carry all sizes and varieties. Contact our Customer Service department via our Contact Us page or call us at 1­-888­-228­-2469.

Q: Do you offer coupons?

A: We offer coupons in local papers, through direct mailing programs and via emails to registered members. We don't have a regular section on our website itself. We suggest you watch for sales or promotions at your local retailer.

Q: Where can I find articles and information about my cat?

A: We believe there's always more to learn and to share and that discovery should be fun. It's one more way we're helping you and your cat share a better life together. Visit Catipedia for articles and information and... a little bit of fun.

Q: Where can I find articles and information about my cat?

A: We strongly recommend talking to your veterinarian for immediate answers to urgent situations. While CatChow.com is an excellent resource of information provided by cat care experts, your veterinarian can provide the best care for your individual cat..

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