Preparing your cat for the holiday season
4th November 2020
With the holiday season fast approaching, there is still the chance that we will be able to spend the festive season with our loved ones. And, after the best part of the year in isolation or some form of lockdown, your pet may only be used to you and your immediate family so the extra people might be a cause of distress. Look at our top tips to helping your pet during the busy season.
How to relax with your cat at Christmas
16th December 2019
The Christmas period is often a busy time, so it’s important that you find time to relax with your cat. There’s nothing better than spending time relaxing with your furry friend as a way to de-stress and ensure your cat still feels loved whilst there’s so much going on.
Choosing a cat-safe Christmas tree
9th December 2019
If you have a cat and you want to make your home look festive with a Christmas tree, take a look at these top tips to ensure you choose the right type of Christmas tree that will be suitable to have in your home with your cat.
How the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect can keep your cat healthy this Christmas
5th December 2019
Christmas is a busy time of year with lots going on so it’s important that your cat still has the right level of care and stays healthy whilst you’re preparing for the big day. The SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect can help with this. Here’s how:
Why the Sealed Pet Bowl is a great gift for cat owners
11th November 2019
Not sure what to buy your cat-owning friend this Christmas? Our SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl could be the perfect gift. Here’s why.
Sharing Sure Petcare data with your cat sitter
22nd August 2019
Sure Petcare’s connected range of pet products store data on your cat’s activity and feeding behaviour, which can be useful to your cat sitter whilst you are away from home.
How a cat sitter can prepare for looking after someone else’s cat
12th August 2019
Looking after someone else’s cat whilst they are on holiday can be rewarding and great fun, but it’s important to ensure that you are well prepared for the task. Here are a few things to consider.
How owners can prepare for holidays away from their pets
5th August 2019
When you go away on holiday, it can be difficult leaving your pet behind at home, especially if you consider your pet to be a member of the family. Take a look at these top tips to help you feel more confident about leaving your pet at home while you go away.
How to stay connected with your cat while you are away
24th July 2019
When you go on holiday, you like to know that your cat is happy while you are away, but this can be difficult to keep on top of without contacting your cat sitter every five minutes. Sure Petcare has developed a range of app-controlled pet products that can help you stay connected with your pet while you are away. These products enable you to see what your pet gets up to wherever you are for peace of mind.
Looking after your cat’s food and water in the winter
24th January 2019
During the winter, the cold weather outdoors and the warmth of the house indoors can have an effect on your cat’s food and water sources. Take a look at these top tips to ensure your cat has access to fresh food and water throughout the winter.
Preparing your cat for the school holidays
30th July 2018
When the kids are at school and you are at work, your cat probably has long periods of time during the day when they are on their own. But when the school holidays hit, your home can become a bit chaotic, which can be unsettling for your cat. Here’s how to ensure your cat copes with the change.
Heat stroke in cats – symptoms and prevention
5th July 2018
When the temperatures soar, we need to keep a close eye on our cats to ensure they don’t suffer from heat stroke. Heat stroke is when a cat’s body temperature rises. Below you will find the symptoms to look out for and how to prevent heat stroke in cats.
Managing the clock change for your cats
15th March 2018
When the clocks change, many cats won’t notice the difference. You might put their food down an hour earlier or later or arrive home from work at a different time. Cats sleep for around 16 hours a day, and when they’re awake they might be outside exploring. They have a routine, but will they really notice if you change yours?
Caring for your cat in extreme weather
15th January 2018
Destinations around the world have recently experienced extreme weather conditions. Flooding and mudslides have affected areas of California. The east coast of the US has been battered by blizzards and many states across America have had record low temperatures. Meanwhile, Australia has endured its third hottest year on record. During such extreme weather, what can we do to ensure our cats’ safety?
4th January 2018
A new year, a new you - that’s the mantra we often try to live by when another New Year comes around. How often have we set ourselves a weight loss themed New Year’s resolution only to forget about it and give up by February? If only you’d had someone there to help you along the way - perhaps you would’ve been more successful.
New Year's Resolutions for Your Cat
4th January 2018
Happy New Year! Many of us have resolutions for the new year, but have you considered the feline members of your family? While a new year and a fresh start is often a great motivator for us to take another look at our goals and push them forward, it is actually the perfect time to consider your cats and their health and happiness.
Common Christmas Cat-astrophes! - Tips for keeping your cat safe this Christmas
14th December 2017
With your Christmas tree up and adorned with beautiful, shiny tinsel and ornaments, an arrangement of gifts beneath it, and a fridge and pantry stocked to the brim with a range of Christmas fare, it is very easy to get carried away with planning and to forget your feline family.
Christmas & Feline Stress - Tips for keeping your cat happy this Christmas
14th December 2017
With the Christmas season in full swing, it is very easy to get tied up in the excitement of decorating the house, selecting gifts and getting started with Christmas food prep. As a cat owner, it’s very important to remember that Christmas can potentially be a very stressful time for your cat with a lot of change and visitors over the period of several weeks.
Keeping your cat safe at Halloween
28th September 2017
Halloween is a fun time for us humans. Dressing up, strangers coming to the door for trick or treat may be fun for you, but for your cat it will be intimidating, stressful and confusing.
Prepare early for winter – your cat will thank you!
28th September 2017
By the end of summer, daylight hours gradually decrease and can be dangerous, and stressful, for your cat. Like us humans, cats are sensitive to seasonal changes and the autumn months are the perfect time to help your cat adapt to the winter months. Here are a few tips to help you prepare.
Protecting your cat during firework season
4th November 2015
Around Halloween, Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve you should take extra precautions to ensure your cat stays safe from fireworks. Cats can find fireworks frightening and the loud noises they make can lead to stress.
How to keep flies off wet cat food
3rd July 2015
At any time of the year it can be difficult to keep a cat’s food fresh, but in the summer months, flies can also be a problem. Some cats will only eat wet food and prefer to graze throughout the day rather than eat all their food as soon as it’s served. Exposed food degrades more quickly in the heat. It also attracts flies that can lay eggs on your cat’s food. So what can you do to keep the flies at bay?
Neuter your cat to prevent unwanted kittens
27th August 2014
Every year, thousands of unwanted kittens are taken to rehoming shelters. With lots of kittens taking up valuable space in shelters, older cats are often overlooked, as kittens are more likely to be adopted. Neutering your cat will help to reduce the kitten population.
Keeping your cat cool in hot weather
3rd July 2014
Cats often love to bask in the sun on hot summer days, but dehydration and heatstroke can be a problem if your cat doesn't get enough water and shade. Protect your cat by following our top tips on keeping him cool this summer.
How to make sure your cat is happy when you go on holiday
3rd July 2014
If you are planning a holiday, there are two options for your cat; either you get a friend or neighbour to drop by to care for them, or you house them in a cattery for the duration of your holiday. Take a look at our tips below to ensure that your cat has a good holiday too!
30th June 2014
As the weather improves and the days grow longer, your cat might start spending more time outside. Take a look at our top tips to ensure your cat stays healthy and happy this spring.
30th June 2014
During the cold winter months it’s important to ensure that your cat is happy and well cared for by keeping him warm and ensuring he has access to plenty of resources. Take a look at our top tips to help your cat through the cold snap.