27th May 2020
Behaviour consultant Mikkel Becker shares how a cat’s body language might indicate that they are stressed.
30th January 2020
A study conducted in the 90s by the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, USA investigated the associations between body condition and diseases in cats. It found that cats that are underweight or overweight are more likely to become unwell.
18th September 2019
Generally, cats do not get on with other cats outside of their own social group, so neighbouring cats or stray cats entering your garden can upset your cat. Here are some key signs that you have other cats coming into your garden.
12th September 2019
Intruder cats in your home can cause stress to your cat and damage to your home. You might never see another cat in your house, but your cat’s behaviour can give you clues that there has been an intruder animal in your home. Some signs are obvious, while others may be more subtle. We take a look at some things to look out for.
24th June 2019
There is always a reason behind your cat’s behaviour. Often certain behaviours can be seen as ‘naughty’ but in fact their behaviour is an indicator that they might be stressed, upset or unwell. Here we take a look at the best ways to manage your cat’s behaviour to ensure they stay happy and healthy.
20th June 2019
Cats are solitary creatures and may spend a lot of time separated from their owners, either through choice or because their owners are out for much of the day. This can make it difficult for owners to keep on top of their cat’s behaviour. Sure Petcare connected products help owners to fill in the gaps.
1st April 2019
Cats meow for different reasons and their meowing behaviour could change when they grow from kitten, to adult cat, to senior cat. It could also be an indication of illness or distress, so any changes in your cat’s meows should be monitored and investigated.
20th February 2019
At some time in their lives, your cat might need to take medicine, so it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the best ways to tackle this tricky task. With a bit of practice, you should have no trouble giving your cat medicine at home.
19th March 2018
Cats like to hide when they feel threatened, both when they are inside the house or outside. Situations such as new visitors to your home, building work, neighbouring pets or the presence of a new resident pet might all lead your cat to seek shelter. Here are a few ideas to help you create a safe space for your cat to hide whenever they need to.
8th July 2016
As with all pets, cats are susceptible to certain diseases so it’s important to ensure your cat’s vaccinations are up to date. Vaccinations are an important part of your cat’s health and they can be administered quickly and conveniently at your local veterinary surgery.
4th December 2015
Many of us like to adorn our houses and gardens with plants and flowers, but cat owners should familiarise themselves with plants that are poisonous to cats in order to protect their much loved pets. A bunch of lilies might look pretty, but they are toxic to cats.
12th March 2015
Cats can sometimes feel nervous when a new product is introduced to their environment, especially if it is a product they are being asked to interact with on a daily basis. Older cats that have lived in the same home for years can find any changes to their daily routine particularly difficult. With a bit of time and patience, most cats can be persuaded to use a new pet product.
20th February 2015
Cats like to have a very distinct territory to call their own; this could be just your home and garden, or it may stretch across a much larger area. Any disruption to their territory can cause your cat to become stressed.
28th August 2014
Clawing is natural behaviour in cats, but some stressors can cause a cat to claw more. Find out how to recognise why cats claw and learn how to prevent unwanted clawing in your home.