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Spring Heralds The Scourge of Ticks

Ticks already have it in their diaries: The Spring Equinox is due on Monday, 20 March, and the signs of the new season are already upon us even at the beginning of the month. For us pet owners, while Spring may be bringing us welcome lighter days and evenings, as well as even more appealing […]

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Cystitis in cats

Cystitis is special in cats because, unlike people and dogs, it is very often triggered by stress and not by infection. While cystitis in female cats can be upsetting and painful, it’s worse for tom cats where it can become a life-threatening condition if their urethra (the exit from the bladder) becomes blocked by blood […]

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Is it healthy for a cat to lie in the baking sunshine?

Cats love the sunshine. It’s not surprising. As desert creatures, cats developed high heat tolerance. The earliest cats were short-coated, long-bodied, which was conducive to cope with a lot of heat. Our cats today still like to feel secure and warm when they fall to sleep. They like to use sunlight to compensate for the […]

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Cat Exercise For Indoor Cats

When you have an indoor-only cat it is easy to worry that he or she is not getting enough cat exercise. It’s a fact that cats have evolved with high metabolisms that work even as they lie around relaxing but this is most definitely not enough for them to get enough cat exercise for indoor […]

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Is The Garden Safe For Your Cat?

Cats can most definitely be intimidated by other cats. It can get so bad that it stops them going out into the garden. This can seriously restrict their opportunities for exercise. To begin to tackle this problem we need to look at life from a cat’s point of view. Is your cat frightened by the […]

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Cat Meowing

Is your cat’s meowing too much to bear? Cat meowing is usually about them wanting something. Occasionally a meow may mean “hello” or even “thank you”. But sometimes cats meow too much for our liking. The estimate is that cats use around 100 different vocal sounds.  As they very rarely meow at other cats, it must […]

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Coping with cat hyperactivity

Do you have hyperactive cats? If you have a cat that attacks you and anyone else that comes close it’s normal. When it goes for your furniture, appears to be taking on a phantom spirit or an invisible mouse, it’s OK. It’s normal. Those times that the cat’s bouncing off the walls, knocking stuff off […]

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Understanding cat body language

What does cat body language tell us To understand what’s on your cat’s mind you could get a lot of clues from his or her body language – if you know what to look for. Cats use a variety of facial expressions, body postures,  and noises to communicate their messages and ward off uncomfortable confrontations. […]

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Stop Your Cat Biting

How to stop a cat biting The reasons why a cat bites are many and varied. To stop the habit you need to understand the different causes and recognise the ones you need to prevent. Some cats just love to bite their keepers. Some of this biting can simply be playful, but I think we […]

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Cat spraying

Cat Spraying Is Common When a cat deposits urine on surfaces like furniture, doorways and walls it is called feline spraying or marking. It can be a little or a lot. A typical posture for a cat intent on spraying is to back into its area of choice, slightly quiver its tail, and, with no […]

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