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The ultimate guide to travelling with a cat

Hardcore how-tos

The ultimate guide to travelling with a cat

Learning how to travel with your cat can expand your horizons to new cities and even countries. Our ultimate guide can help prepare you for any destination, by ensuring you have the correct documents for your feline friend when travelling from the United Kingdom


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How do I keep my cat calm during fireworks?

Hardcore how-tos

How do I keep my cat calm during fireworks?

From Bonfire Night to Diwali; New Year's Eve to Chinese New Year, there are plenty of fireworks throughout Autumn and Winter – and that can mean a stressful time for your cat. As a hardcore cat parent, you want to do all you can to prep in advance


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How do I carve my own cat pumpkin?

Cat parent life

How do I carve my own cat pumpkin?

Ghouls, vampires, skeletons: take a seat. Any hardcore cat parent knows that the best thing to carve on a pumpkin is a picture of your cat


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A Cat Parent’s Guide to How Cats Get Their Moisture

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A Cat Parent’s Guide to How Cats Get Their Moisture

How cats get their moisture can often be a mystery for cat parents. Questions like how much water do cats need and whether they are getting enough might leave you perplexed


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How Cats Chat - The Subtle Art of Feline Communication

Cat behaviour

How Cats Chat - The Subtle Art of Feline Communication

As humans evolved so did our reliance on communication through spoken and then written word; with the use of gestures remaining more significant in certain cultures, and body language becoming gradually more subtle and more commonly overlooked. In contrast, vocalisation in cats is just one part of their system of communication


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Homeless Cats and Rescue Stories

Cat parent life

Homeless Cats and Rescue Stories

The 21st August 2021 is International Homeless Animals Day, which was introduced by The International Society for Animal Rights in 1992 (2). It is a day dedicated to raising awareness and improving conditions for homeless animals, so we thought it a great opportunity to shed some light on the homeless cat problem in the UK; and also to introduce the three rescues we have within the KatKin family


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Gum Disease in Cats

Cat health

Gum Disease in Cats

Dental disease is a very common problem in cats, and becomes more common as they get older. It's thought that around 70-80% of cats over the age of three years old have some form of dental disease


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Guide to the best diet for your cat

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Guide to the best diet for your cat

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about cat nutrition. So many cat diets you could choose from. And a lot of meaningless claims and hard-to-understand jargon in your way. As a hardcore cat parent, you just want to know the best way to feed your cat. So let’s get started.


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Growing Old Gracefully - Arthritis In Cats

Growing Old Gracefully - Arthritis In Cats

As your cat ages, they may develop arthritis, also referred to as osteoarthritis. Arthritis is defined as inflammation within the joints, causing stiffness and pain


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Grooming Senior Cats

Hardcore how-tos

Grooming Senior Cats

As your cat ages, you might start to notice their grooming routine falling to wayside a little. This is because senior cats are prone to developing dental disease and arthritis, two diseases that reduce your cat’s ability to groom effectively leading to their coat becoming unkempt as well as forming knots (aka matts)


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Getting To Know Dr Caity Venniker

Life at KatKin

Getting To Know Dr Caity Venniker

One of the aims of KatKin is to educate cat owners about all aspects of caring for their feline companions. This is done in part through the Yarn which provides articles and blogs on an ongoing basis


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Getting a kitten: everything you need to know

Hardcore how-tos

Getting a kitten: everything you need to know

Getting a new kitten can be exciting for any household. Since the start of the pandemic, over three million households in the UK acquired a new pet


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