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​Are Your Cats Taking on Your Personality Traits?

A recent study performed by Nottingham Trent University and the University of Lincoln suggests there’s a link between cat owner personalities and the behaviour and the general well-being of their cats. The report surveyed 3000 of mainly UK based cat owners.It is known that the personality of the parents can have an affect on their children’s personality. The study is [...]

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​How to Play with Your Indoor Cat

Playing with your indoor cat is a great way of preventing stress, boredom and lethargy causing your cat to become unwell or unhappy. Playing is also useful for strengthening the bond between your cat and the other members of the family. Furthermore, play time is an important part of kitten development, aiding coordination, physical development, communication and social skills.Without play [...]

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​Is My Cat Too Clingy?

Most cat owners love nothing more than having a clingy cat. It’s an honour to be welcomed home by a cat, and who doesn’t love having the cat come and spend time with you. Sure, it can mean not moving for longer than you hoped, but in general a clingy cat is a wonderful thing. However, there are occasions [...]

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​What’s the Lifespan of Outdoor Cats?

It’s difficult to find accurate information regarding the average lifespan of outdoor cats. Not enough research has been conducted in the world, let alone the UK. Therefore, it’s difficult to find an average lifespan, but there is some information available.A study titled Longevity and Mortality of cats attending primary care veterinary practices in England involved 100,000 cats over 90 [...]

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​Legal Protection for Cats Incoming?

Legal protection for domestic cats is a possibility, thanks to an MP in Kent. Rehman Chishti, a Gillingham MP is leading a campaign that will hopefully see cats treated the same as pet dogs. Dogs are currently protected by law and this is useful as the dogs must now be microchipped. Additionally, the police need to be informed if [...]

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​Keeping Cats and Landlords Happy - Cat Fencing and Rented Properties

Many renters struggle to find suitable homes that allow cats and other pets. Landlords are often reluctant to allow pets as they are concerned about damage and other issues that are associated with animals. Tenancies will often include the ‘no pets’ policy, this causes problems for a lot of renters but also results in tenants feeling less settled and [...]

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Spring Cleaning for Cats

Spare a thought for your cats this Spring. Cats are solitary animals and a stable territory is important to them. They have a core territory where they eat, drink, sleep and play and a larger territory where they will roam and hunt. They mark their core territory and passageways as safe and secure with pheromones [...]

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​ProtectaPet Customers Contribute to Hunting Behaviour in Cats Study

We would like to thank the many ProtectaPet customers that took part in an interesting study on the behaviour of domestic cats. The study titled “Hunting behaviour in domestic cats: An exploratory study of risk and responsibility among cat owners” was published on 8 January 2019 and can be viewed online if you’re interested in learning more about the topic.Do [...]

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Do Cats Like the Snow? Cat Safety Tips

January is here and so are news reports of potential snow storms heading to our small island. Snow is a lot like Marmite, some people love it, others hate it. Cats in general will prefer to avoid the cold wet white stuff under their paws, but many will still need to go out in order to go to the [...]

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​5 Tips to Help Keep Your Cats Safe this NYE

New Years Eve is often a loud, colourful night with parties, fireworks and people having a good time. It can be a night that’s stressful for humans so imagine what cats make of it all. Keeping your cats happy and safe this New Years Eve isn’t too hard, here are our tips to help:1.Don’t let the cats out, [...]

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