3 Alternative Uses for Microchip Cat Doors
21st June 2021
Microchip-enabled doors aren’t just for outdoor cats.
Top 3 Reasons Why Microchipping Cats Matters
10th May 2021
From offering peace of mind in an emergency to giving you real-time insights into your cat’s activity with microchip-enabled devices, here are the most important reasons why microchipping cats matters.
How to give thanks to your pet without spoiling them
4th November 2020
2020 has been a particularly hard year for us all, with constant changes in world events impacting on our lives. And for a lot of us, our pets have been sometimes the only consistent thing to stay in our lives. And whilst we might want to over-compensate for their companionship, there are other ways that you can thank your pet, that you can show that you love them.
How to meet your cat’s needs when everyone’s at home
30th April 2020
Cats are usually solitary creatures by nature, so if you and your family are self-isolating at home, your cat may find it unsettling to be met with extra activity going on in the house. Here’s how you can make sure your cat’s needs are met while you’re all at home.
13th February 2020
Some might think that cats aren’t great at showing affection, but there are actions or body language that your cat displays that demonstrates that they are happy in your company. This Valentine’s Day why not look out for these five signs that your cat loves you.
The relationship between cats and people
28th October 2019
Cats can provide companionship to people and teach children how to be kind to animals, and their presence can reduce stress among people of all ages. Here we take a look at how cats and people make a great team.
How to care for your black cat
23rd October 2019
Black cats can make wonderful pets but due to their bad reputation and dark coats they might need a bit of extra attention compared to other cats. Here we take a look at how you can offer the best care to your black cat.
Grief Awareness Day – Coping with the loss of your cat
28th August 2019
If your cat has come to the end of their life or has gone missing, you may find it hard to cope with the loss of your beloved companion. It’s Grief Awareness Day on 30th August, so we’re taking a look at how you can cope with the loss of your cat.
8th April 2019
Coming up with games to play with your cat can keep playtime fun and interesting for both you and your pet. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
How to help your cat and your dog get along
15th October 2018
Cats are solitary creatures by nature and may struggle to live with other cats, let alone a dog. But many of us pet lovers have cats and dogs in the same household. Sometimes they will become friends, and sometimes they’ll merely tolerate one another. Here are some tips to ensure your cat and your dog can live together as harmoniously as possible.
Choosing the right cattery for your cat
16th August 2018
If you are going on holiday and you have decided to house your cat in a cattery, you will want to find a reputable place that will give you confidence that your cat will be well cared for when you are away from home. These tips will ensure that you find a professional cattery that you are happy with.
5 ways to familiarise your cat with a cat carrier
1st August 2018
When you take your cat to the vet, transporting them in a cat carrier is the safest way for them to travel. It will ensure yours and their safety whilst in the car. It’s a good idea to familiarise your cat with a carrier prior to using it out of the house so that they are more relaxed when the time comes to using it out and about.
8 ways to prepare your cat and your home for a pet sitter
25th July 2018
Many of us leave our cats at home with a pet sitter when we go on holiday so that they can feel more relaxed in their home environment rather than in a cattery. Take a look at these top tips to ensure your cat is as comfortable as can be whilst you are away.
Want to know what your cat gets up to when you’re on holiday?
19th July 2018
Have you ever wondered what your cat gets up to while you are on holiday? Do you wonder if their habits change while you are absent?
How to choose the right pet sitter
11th July 2018
If you are going on holiday and you are unable to take your pet with you, you will need to find a suitable pet sitter to look after your furry friend while you are away. Hiring a pet sitter rather than putting your cat or dog into a cattery or kennel means that your pet can be cared for in your own home, which will be much more relaxing for your pet.
23rd May 2018
A new environment can be stressful for any cat so when you adopt one, be prepared for a settling in period of a few weeks (or more). By making sure your home is all ready for your new cat, you can ensure the transition from rescue centre to house runs as smoothly as possible.
5th April 2018
The 6th April is National Siamese Cat Day, so we thought we’d take a look at how to care for this graceful breed of cat which originated from Thailand (formerly Siam) and first arrived in Britain in the 1880s.
How to keep snakes and possums away from your pets
12th March 2018
Pets won’t appreciate snakes and possums invading their territory. They could find it stressful or be injured in a fight. If these pests enter your home, it is certainly unpleasant for you as well! Take a look at our top tips to ensure your home and garden is kept critter-free.
7th February 2018
If you live in a flat with a balcony, have you ever thought about giving your cat access to it so they have a wider territory to explore? A balcony can give your cat much needed fresh air and extra enrichment to keep them happy and healthy. Cats should be supervised whilst they explore the balcony, and if you are renting, be sure to ask the landlord before making any significant changes.
27th November 2017
Some cats are real outdoor explorers while others spend more time inside. Cats can live permanently indoors, provided their home environment meets their needs and provides enough mental stimulation.
25th October 2017
Black cats are subject to superstition and are the least likely to be adopted. They are often overlooked for more colourful or traditional cats such as tabby cats or ginger cats. Black cats are sometimes associated with bad luck or witches, but don’t believe it!
Adopting a cat and what you need to know
12th July 2016
If you want to adopt a cat then it’s likely that your nearest animal shelter will be able to help you. Animal shelters have thousands of cats waiting to be rehomed. Take a look at our rundown of the process of adopting a cat.
Grooming cats keeps their coats healthy
7th June 2016
Cats are good at grooming themselves as they have their very own natural grooming tool; their tongue! Cat tongues have a rough surface and they’re perfect for removing any loose fur and dirt from their coats.
Travelling with your cat in the car
15th April 2016
All cat owners will have to travel with their cat at some stage, whether it’s to the vets, to a cattery or to a new home.
Microchips for pets being brought up to date - so much more than just ID tags
29th May 2015
When pet microchipping was introduced it was designed as a way to permanently identify a pet, ensuring that lost pets could be returned to their owners more reliably. Remarkably the same technology is used today but the modern applications of that same technology have additional benefits for your pet.
How to make sure your home is your cat’s home too!
23rd March 2015
Turning your home into a cat-friendly environment can be a benefit to your cat’s health and well-being. If their home is not suited to their needs, they can become stressed and spray on your furniture or develop stress-related illnesses such as feline cystitis. It doesn’t take much to make your home a great place for you and your pets to relax together. Find out how to ensure your home is suited to your cat’s needs.
13th January 2015
Microchipping is one of the best forms of pet identification for your cat or dog. A microchip will stay with your pet for its lifetime, unlike a collar and tag that could become lost.
28th August 2014
The prospect of a new kitten is exciting, but before you bring them home, be sure to buy everything they will need in advance, such as a cat carrier, kitten food, food/water bowls, a cat bed, a scratching post and cat toys. The more prepared you are, the more comfortable your kitten will be in their new surroundings.
How to prepare your cat for the arrival of your baby
28th August 2014
Some cats might find the arrival of a baby more difficult to deal with than others, especially older cats that are set in their ways. But with a little planning, there are ways to alleviate the upset that the arrival of your new baby might have on your cat. Start making these changes gradually, before the arrival of your baby so that your cat doesn’t become overwhelmed.
How to minimise the stress on your cat when moving house
28th August 2014
Moving house can be a stressful time, but what can you do to minimise the stress on your cat? If you are a cat owner that will soon be moving house, take a look at our tips below to ensure the move runs smoothly for both you and your pet.
4 essentials of responsible cat ownership
28th August 2014
Our list of cat care essentials contains things that every cat owner should consider in order to protect the health and wellbeing of their pet. Contact your vet for more detailed information.