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​How Can I Stop My Cat from Hunting?

Cats love to hunt, it’s their thing, it’s what they do. As kittens they are taught hunting behaviours from their mother and practice them on their siblings. Cats are born to hunt, which isn’t ideal in modern day homes. Yes, some cats are brought in to help control and reduce pest problems, but most cat owners are not pleased to [...]

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Spring Photo Competition Prize: Unique Hand-painted Watercolour of Your Cat

We love to see your cats enjoying the outdoors as the days become longer. This Spring, we're looking for our top three favourite photos of cats enjoying their safe haven garden, secured by ProtectaPet. We've joined up with Melanie from Paintings for Oakley, to offer one lucky winner a unique and hand-painted watercolour portrait of their cat.Melanie [...]

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​Cat Proofing Your Garden - What Options Are There?

Many people want and even need to cat proof the garden. It could be to keep a cat safe and secure while exploring the outdoor space. Or, perhaps it’s needed to stop other cats from trespassing on your cat’s territory. Whatever the reason, here are a few tips on how to cat proof your garden . We hope you’ll find [...]

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​Croydon Cat Killer Mystery Continues

Toward the end of 2018, the investigation into the Croydon cat killer was closed when the Metropolitan Police blamed foxes for the hundreds of cats and other small animal deaths and mutilations. At the time, Snarl and veterinarians working on the case disagreed with the finding’s, leading to thousands of people signing a petition to reopen the case. Fast [...]

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Why Do Cats Scratch?

We’ve all been there before. After spending a long afternoon selecting a new pair of curtains, a new sofa or a new carpet, we take our purchases home and bask in the transformation of the living room. Then, in next to no time, our beloved cat starts taking her claws to the new fabric. While [...]

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ProtectaPet Donate £2k Cat Enclosure to Local Rescue

ProtectaPet, the UK's leading cat fencing specialists, have donated a cat enclosure to Cats Protection, Crewe and Nantwich branch. The 'Catio' (amalgamation of 'cat' and 'patio') is steel framed for a sleek finish and longevity in wet climates. The black powder-coated frame enables the catio to blend in with the surroundings of Susan Hargreaves' garden. Susan, [...]

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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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