CATS AND KITTENS

How will my cat cope when I go back to work after lockdown?

While some cats have thoroughly enjoyed having the whole family at home with them during the day, many have actually been finding it challenging to share their personal space 24/7. Cats, on the whole, are lone rangers who like our company; but on their own terms! Due to our cat’s natural tendency to enjoy some…

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How to improve your cat's bad breath

Valentine’s Day this month, should be a time when we can all cuddle up with our furry friends as well as our human ones! But if your cat suffers from bad breath, that's the last thing you'll be wanting to do. Here are some of the reasons for bad breath in your cat By far…

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Dental disease – the risk of not taking care of your cat's teeth

Dental disease is a very common problem in both young and older cats. It is thought that as many as 85% of cats aged three or over, have some sort of dental disease. As cats get older, disease tends to become more severe. The cause of dental disease starts with the accumulation of plaque on…

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The best toys to engage your cat to play

Do you remember your kitten’s early days? Simply waggling a toy mouse in their general direction was enough to get them geared up to play! Now your cat is an adult, sleeping may well take priority over any form of exercise! We’re here to help with advice on some of the best toys to encourage…

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Settling your kitten into their new home

For a small kitten, moving away from their mum and siblings to a new home can be strange and scary. So, it’s important that we do all we can to build their trust and confidence in us as their new owners. To them, we are total strangers and their new house looks and smells completely…

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Kitten Socialisation

We’ve all heard of those ‘nightmare’ cats that swipe at anyone who approaches them and hiss at every cat that dares walk near. The fact is, these kitties likely had little to no socialisation when they were a kitten and never really stood a chance. Mixing with other animals and humans does not always come…

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Keeping your cat at a healthy weight

What is a healthy weight for a cat? A difficult question to answer, as just like humans, there is a lot of variation in the size of individuals. 5kg may be perfect for a large male cat, but in a petite female, this would be overweight. Just like the BMI scheme in humans tries to…

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Body condition score your cat

In the UK 40-50% of cats are estimated to be overweight or obese. Cats are overweight if they are between 10-19% heavier than their ideal weight.  Once they are over 20% heavier, he or she is said to be obese. There is a method of working out what your cat should weigh called a Body…

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Stress in cats

What is stress? Is it always bad? Stress is just another word for anxiety and worry. Being worried that something might attack you is a necessary part of being able to avoid it. If you didn’t care at all about situations where your life is at risk, you probably wouldn’t last long enough to pass…

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What to do if your cat keeps returning to your old home

This can be a problem if you have not moved very far from your previous home. Cats are by nature territorial. This is especially the case if you have been in your previous home a long time, your cat may have a strong urge to return to its territory. We all remember the childhood films…

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