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​ProtectaPet Customers Contribute to Hunting Behaviour in Cats Study

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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 You Feel Responsible for Your Cats Hunting?

The study looks at the impact domestic cats have on wildlife along with how owners feel about their hunting behaviours. Some cat owners felt it was useful for pest control and others showed concern for the welfare of wildlife and their populations. However, the study did confirm that hunting is mainly seen as a natural behaviour in cats and not many owners felt the need to intervene.

Taking Steps to Manage Hunting in Cats

Research shows that some cat owners would like to help reduce their cats’ impact on the local wildlife, but they are unsure of how to control the behaviour effectively without negatively affecting the welfare of their pet cat. Included in the study were suggestions on how to take some responsibility and reduce pet cats hunting habits, which included ProtectaPet cat fencing. The other methods used by pet owners included collar mounted devices, keeping cats in overnight and rescuing the prey animals that were brought into the home.

Do You Allow Your Cat to Hunt?

The study makes for very interesting reading. Some cat owners don’t see hunting as a problem and feel no responsibility. Others feel some responsibility yet feel the behaviour is difficult to manage or have conflicted emotions towards their pet. How do you feel about your cats hunting habits? Do you try to intervene, or do you let nature take its course? Let us know over on our Facebook page

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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​Autumn Tips for Kitties

Autumn is here, it’s feeling very cold (a lot more like winter in many areas) the evenings are darker and we’re all enjoying our home comforts. Cats are much like us too, you may have noticed your cat choosing to sit closer or snuggle with you on the bed. This is when you’ll find yourself unable to move for [...]

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​Ways to Help Reduce Aggression Between Neighbourhood Cats

Cats sometimes get on perfectly. Cats that bond will spend time together, eat together, cuddle up together and the home will be filled with harmony. Even cats that aren’t in the same family group can bond, although less likely. Most often, stranger cats will learn to tolerate each other, create their own territory or share the same one with [...]

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​How to Create a Winter Garden Your Cat Will Love

It’s autumn, the leaves are falling from the trees, the garden is becoming bare and a little bit boring. This is the time when we’re making the most of the dry days to close the garden ready for the frosty mornings and icy weather that’s no doubt on the way. For cats, this means their territory will lack a [...]

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​Tips to Help Stop Your Cat Hunting

Cats hunt, it’s what they do. For the regular home owner or tenant, hunting cats can be an inconvenience. No one enjoys waking up to find a live animal loose in the home, or a deceased one on the carpet. Furthermore, cats are blamed for the decline in certain species. In general, domestic cat owners look for ways to [...]

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​Does the Queen Need Cat Fencing?

According to the latest news reports, ‘pheasant killing’ cats have been banned from living at the Sandringham Estate by order of the Queen. Her Majesty is concerned that cats have been killing off her game birds. According to the estate website, dogs will be considered on a house by house basis.There are 150 cottages available and all new [...]

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​5 Tips to Keep Your Cats Safe in Autumn

Autumn is well and truly settling in. The nights are a lot colder and we’ve even seen a few people turn on their heating already! Already the nights are a lot darker so much earlier and it won’t be long before the clocks go back once more. It’s time to take stock, shut down after the summer and begin [...]

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Help! My Cat Has Been Run Over!

As a cat 'purrent' one of your main worries about your cat's safety outdoors will be the risk of road traffic accidents. Whether you live in a suburban area with busy roads or in a rural area with fast roads, your cat will probably cross the road regularly to access their full territory. Only 25% of [...]

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​Police Solve the Croydon Cat Killer Case

The Croydon Cat Killer mystery has been solved by the Metropolitan Police. The investigators now believe that foxes are to be blamed for the death of hundreds of cats and other animals that were discovered bludgeoned, mutilated and decapitated around the UK. SNARL do not agree with the outcome of the investigation.There is also a petition signed by almost 20,000 [...]

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