Cat Care Blog

My cat Bella's obituary

Tribute to My Cat Bella

My cat Bella recently passed away. Experiencing my cat's death has been the hardest part about being a cat mom and also among the toughest and most emotional moments I've...

Tribute to My Cat Bella

My cat Bella recently passed away. Experiencing my cat's death has been the hardest part about being a cat mom and also among the toughest and most emotional moments I've...

Cat Acne 101: What Causes It? What is the Best Treatment?

Cat Acne 101: What Causes It? What is the Best ...

Meet Harlowe and her foster mom, Jody! Harlowe was living outside for 9 years as a community cat. Heartbreakingly, she slept high on porch banisters because other cats harassed her....

Cat Acne 101: What Causes It? What is the Best ...

Meet Harlowe and her foster mom, Jody! Harlowe was living outside for 9 years as a community cat. Heartbreakingly, she slept high on porch banisters because other cats harassed her....

Made in the USA Cat Toys

Made in the USA Cat Toys

Ever notice that NEARLY ALL cat toys are made overseas? Learn 1) why it's important to know every material that goes into your cats' toys and 2) why these made...

Made in the USA Cat Toys

Ever notice that NEARLY ALL cat toys are made overseas? Learn 1) why it's important to know every material that goes into your cats' toys and 2) why these made...

Do Cat Litter Mats Work? Yes!

Do Cat Litter Mats Work? Yes!

Learn 3 reasons why you should use a cat litter mat under every litter box at home!

Do Cat Litter Mats Work? Yes!

Learn 3 reasons why you should use a cat litter mat under every litter box at home!

Cat playing with safe cat toy

How to Pick Safe Cat Toys

The cat toy market is unregulated. It's up to cat parents to pick safe toys. We're sharing tips on what to pick, what to avoid, and our favorite toy.

How to Pick Safe Cat Toys

The cat toy market is unregulated. It's up to cat parents to pick safe toys. We're sharing tips on what to pick, what to avoid, and our favorite toy.

Cat presents

Cat Gift Guide: Purr-fect Presents for Cats & C...

You know those friends, family, and coworkers who just LOVE their cats! Shop this cat products gift guide to find the purr-fect presents for cat lovers and their cats.

Cat Gift Guide: Purr-fect Presents for Cats & C...

You know those friends, family, and coworkers who just LOVE their cats! Shop this cat products gift guide to find the purr-fect presents for cat lovers and their cats.

Diane Danforth

Meet Americat Company's CEO...

To celebrate our 5th birthday, we thought it would be fun to give you a peek inside Americat Company. The following is an interview with Diane Danforth, our founder and...

Meet Americat Company's CEO...

To celebrate our 5th birthday, we thought it would be fun to give you a peek inside Americat Company. The following is an interview with Diane Danforth, our founder and...

Cat scratching

Made in the USA Scratchers Cats Love!

We're digging into scratching - a basic need for ALL cats + why cats love our Made in USA scratchers!

Made in the USA Scratchers Cats Love!

We're digging into scratching - a basic need for ALL cats + why cats love our Made in USA scratchers!

Cat scratching pad

Durable Cat Scratching Pads that Last for Years...

We're digging into what makes Americat Company scratching pads so durable! Learn why these scratchers last for years.

Durable Cat Scratching Pads that Last for Years...

We're digging into what makes Americat Company scratching pads so durable! Learn why these scratchers last for years.

Cat eating food from bowl

How Many Cat Food Bowls Do I Need?

Answer 4 questions to learn the best number of cat food bowls to keep your kitties well fed, healthy, and comfortable. 

How Many Cat Food Bowls Do I Need?

Answer 4 questions to learn the best number of cat food bowls to keep your kitties well fed, healthy, and comfortable. 

12 Tips to Get Cats to Drink More Water

12 Tips to Get Cats to Drink More Water

Encourage your cat to drink more water! Learn from these 12 hydration tips.

12 Tips to Get Cats to Drink More Water

Encourage your cat to drink more water! Learn from these 12 hydration tips.

How To Select the Best Elevated Cat Bowl Stand

How To Select the Best Elevated Cat Bowl Stand

A peak behind the scenes on how we designed the best elevated cat bowl stand for your cats.

How To Select the Best Elevated Cat Bowl Stand

A peak behind the scenes on how we designed the best elevated cat bowl stand for your cats.

How to Help Older, Senior Cats Play & Exercise Safely

How to Help Older, Senior Cats Play & Exercise ...

Fiction: My cat is too old to play. Fact: Senior cats still love to play! Learn why playing, scratching, and exercising is important for older cats and tips for playing with...

How to Help Older, Senior Cats Play & Exercise ...

Fiction: My cat is too old to play. Fact: Senior cats still love to play! Learn why playing, scratching, and exercising is important for older cats and tips for playing with...

Cat with plastic bowl

Are Plastic Cat Food and Water Bowls Bad for Ca...

Although a lot of people use them, plastic cat bowls can actually be bad for cats. Learn why!

Are Plastic Cat Food and Water Bowls Bad for Ca...

Although a lot of people use them, plastic cat bowls can actually be bad for cats. Learn why!

How Often Should You Clean Your Cat's Food and Water Bowls?

How Often Should You Clean Your Cat's Food and ...

Cat bowls are the 4th dirtiest item in most homes. Gross! Learn why and what you can do about it to help keep your cat healthy.

How Often Should You Clean Your Cat's Food and ...

Cat bowls are the 4th dirtiest item in most homes. Gross! Learn why and what you can do about it to help keep your cat healthy.

Eco-friendly Cat Toy

Eco-Friendly, Recyclable Toys for Fun-Loving Cats

Learn why Americat Company's eco-friendly cat toys are safe for cats, their human family, AND the environment.

Eco-Friendly, Recyclable Toys for Fun-Loving Cats

Learn why Americat Company's eco-friendly cat toys are safe for cats, their human family, AND the environment.

Separate cat bowl

Should Cats Share Food Bowls?

If there are multiple cats in your family, should they all have separate food bowls or can they share one? Learn what the research says.

Should Cats Share Food Bowls?

If there are multiple cats in your family, should they all have separate food bowls or can they share one? Learn what the research says.

Made in the USA Cat Products

Made in the USA Cat Products

Every Americat Company product, whether for cats or cat lovers, is made in the USA from U.S. materials. Learn why we believe it is important to make cat products in...

Made in the USA Cat Products

Every Americat Company product, whether for cats or cat lovers, is made in the USA from U.S. materials. Learn why we believe it is important to make cat products in...

Bella as kitten and adult cat

Meet Bella

Penny and Bella are the reasons that Americat Company exists. In honor of Bella's 11th birthday, learn more about her story. She is one special kitty that has survived multiple medical...

Meet Bella

Penny and Bella are the reasons that Americat Company exists. In honor of Bella's 11th birthday, learn more about her story. She is one special kitty that has survived multiple medical...

Stack of cat bowls

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Stainless Steel Ca...

You've carefully selected the best cat food, but what about the bowl your cat uses multiple times a day every day? Learn tips on how to choose the best stainless...

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Stainless Steel Ca...

You've carefully selected the best cat food, but what about the bowl your cat uses multiple times a day every day? Learn tips on how to choose the best stainless...

Cat Playing with Ball

The Benefits of Playing with Your Cat

Play is missing for many cats' daily lives. Learn why play is so important to a cat's physical and mental well being!

The Benefits of Playing with Your Cat

Play is missing for many cats' daily lives. Learn why play is so important to a cat's physical and mental well being!

Orange cat eating from cat food bowl

Where To Put Cat Food and Water Bowls: Location...

Learn the best places to put cat food and water bowls (from your cat's perspective).

Where To Put Cat Food and Water Bowls: Location...

Learn the best places to put cat food and water bowls (from your cat's perspective).

Cat scratching pad next to furniture

5 Ways to Get Your Cat to Use Scratchers Instea...

Learn tips to train your cat to scratch their own scratching pads rather than your favorite couch or piece of furniture.

5 Ways to Get Your Cat to Use Scratchers Instea...

Learn tips to train your cat to scratch their own scratching pads rather than your favorite couch or piece of furniture.

Cat scratching scratcher pad

Why Do Cats Like to Scratch Furniture?

Cats have a natural instinct to scratch. Understanding why cats like to scratch can help us have more compassion when they do scratch something they shouldn't. Here are a few reasons...

Why Do Cats Like to Scratch Furniture?

Cats have a natural instinct to scratch. Understanding why cats like to scratch can help us have more compassion when they do scratch something they shouldn't. Here are a few reasons...