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How to give senior cats a health check

Hardcore how-tos

How to give senior cats a health check

The time may be approaching for your cat to be getting their feline equivalent of a Senior's Bus Pass. If they are getting on in years, it may be time for your vet to give them a senior cat check: an all-over MOT to find out how their health is, and if there are any early warning signs of potential problems to come


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Festive season safety tips for cats

Festive season safety tips for cats

The festive season has arrived. And our cats are as destructive and chaotic as ever. But we’ve come prepared – here are our top tips to keep your cat safe and happy over the festive season.


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Eye of the Tiger – Your Cat’s Vision Explained

Cat health

Eye of the Tiger – Your Cat’s Vision Explained

Our cats perceive the world quite differently to us. Their senses operate with not only their own unique toolbox of anatomical equipment, but also on levels that we cannot imagine


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Do Cats and Dogs Really Not Get Along?

Cat parent life

Do Cats and Dogs Really Not Get Along?

Have you ever heard the phrase “they are fighting like cats and dogs?!” and wondered if that is actually true? Can I get a dog if I have a cat? Whilst we cannot pretend we are not biased towards cats, what we can do is put an end to the myth. In the wild, our domestic cat and dog counterparts certainly don’t get along and could be considered “natural enemies” as they are competing for the same resources


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Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet?

Cat behaviour

Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet?

You may have heard the saying ‘cats always land on their feet’ .


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Dishing the Dirt on Grooming Cats

Cat health

Dishing the Dirt on Grooming Cats

Cats are generally fastidious groomers, and typically spend thirty to fifty percent of their waking day grooming themselves(1). That’s a huge amount of everyday self-care


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Diabetes in Cats – Symptoms and Treatment

Cat health

Diabetes in Cats – Symptoms and Treatment

Diabetes is a complicated condition and understanding it requires a basic knowledge of how food is metabolised within the body. As daunting as it may sound at the outset, diabetic cats can live long and happy lives if they are managed with care and consistency.


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Deworming 101

Hardcore how-tos

Deworming 101

At some point in your cat's life there is a good chance they are going to be exposed to gastrointestinal worms. When your cat is infected with worms they steal nutrition and cause damage to the stomach lining


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De-fleaing 101

Hardcore how-tos

De-fleaing 101

Fleas can be a real nuisance for both your and your cat, but the good news is that they can be easily treated and prevented. What is a flea? Fleas are a common small, reddish-brown parasitic insect which are likely to affect most cats at some point in their life


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Creative Mews; Authors And Their Cats

Cat parent life

Creative Mews; Authors And Their Cats

In honour of International Book Day, this month we acknowledge a few of the greatest literary cat lovers and their favourite feline muses. It seems that historically writers and cats have enjoyed a unique relationship – the cat offers quiet company, and the writer offers a warm lap(top) and these days even a mouse! Cats make inspiring subjects and characters


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Crazy About Cats - Or Just Plain Crazy?

Cat parent life

Crazy About Cats - Or Just Plain Crazy?

This month we'll be celebrating National Love Your Pet day - February 20th, put it in your diary! I’ve been thinking about how we love our pets, especially our cats (like humble servants) and how they love us (very much on their own terms). Devotion to a canine companion is straightforward


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Copycat! The Controversy Around Cloning Cats

Cat parent life

Copycat! The Controversy Around Cloning Cats

Cloning must be one of the most controversial areas of biotechnology, and possibly also (as is so often the case with controversial topics!) one of the most interesting. Today we take a brief look at what cloning is and where cats fit into this highly contentious phenomenon


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