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​Gardening with Cats During Lockdown

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Many of the UK’s gardens are looking better than ever, one of the small perks that have come with the lockdown. People have had more time on their hands than usual. That and the addition of some incredible spring weather has resulted in many households giving their gardens attention and time. If you’re beginning to join the gardening craze, made slightly easier thanks to the reopening of garden centres, here are some tips on how to create a cat friendly garden and keep them safe at the same time.

Know Your Seeds

Many seeds are toxic to humans and pets such as cats and dogs. Take the time to read the back of the seed packets or bulb packs to learn more about what you have in your hands. Keep all seeds and bulbs out of reach of your pets and be particularly careful when planting or soaking in water overnight.

Toxic Plants

There are so many plants that are toxic to cats. We have a whole blog dedicated to this titled ‘plants that are toxic to cats’, which you can read by clicking that link. Check through your current garden to make sure it’s safe and remember to check the list before you buy new seeds or plants for your garden. If your neighbours have any toxic plants, you can protect your cat by installing cat fencing or a cat enclosure to ensure your cat doesn’t accidently get poisoned. Further information is available on the International Cat Care website.

Design with Your Cat in Mind

When you design a new layout try to provide your cat with an environment that they will adore and love to explore. Cats love to find shade, to sunbathe, to get up high and discover sheltered hiding spots. Plant cat friendly grasses alongside slabs, install cat shelves on walls and use trees and other plants to provide cover and climbing opportunities. Cat fences can be easily designed to fit around trees, sheds, and other obstacles, just give us a call if you need advice on how to DIY your own cat fence to ensure your cat cannot escape.

Weed Killers and Slug Pellets

Weeds and slugs can cause gardeners huge problems. Killing them with weed killer and slug pellets are common, but these chemicals are often lethal to pets if consumed. We recommend looking for natural ways of eradicating slugs and weeds. When this isn’t possible, ensure you lock away your pets during and after treatment and lock away all chemicals so they can’t be accessed.

Read our article for further tips on creating a cat friendly garden by Dr Lauren Finka. We hope you find the inspiration you’re looking for. Don’t forget to share your photos of cats enjoying their outdoor spaces (or indoor greenery) with us over on the ProtectaPet Facebook page. 

​Keeping Your Cat Safe Over Halloween

Halloween is great fun for (most) humans but can be a stressful time for cats. There is a lot of chocolate, sweets and decorations around the home, all posing risks to our feline friends.Halloween DecorationsDecorations can be a lot of fun, especially for younger, playful cats. It is important to monitor your cats and ensure that they can’t [...]

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​Bishop’s Castle Police Investigating After Dead and Injured Cats Discovered

Bishop’s Castle residents are worried that cats in the Shropshire town are being targeted. Police officers are currently investigated and at the current time they have been unable to rule out foul play. The investigations began after two kittens were found deceased and the disturbing discovery of a detached cats tail found in the town.The police have communicated their [...]

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​Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

When you see your cat or dog eat grass you probably assume, they are eating it to settle their stomach. You’re not alone in that thought. Afterall, most cats will heave a little and more likely than not bring something up. However, researchers at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered some new theories.Interesting FindingsThe [...]

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​5 Trending Cat Products Cats Will Love

Want your cat to have the best of everything? There are plenty of cat products out there that have everyone talking. If you’re getting ahead of your Christmas shopping, adopting a new pet or simply want to spoil your furry best friend, here are 5 of the trending products both you and your cat will love.Health and Location TrackersMany [...]

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​5 Steps to Improve Your Indoor Cats' Environment

Indoor cats’ life a confined life. There are several reasons for keeping a cat confined to the indoors as opposed to free access to a larger territory. These reasons include:Preventing road accidentsDue to concerns about local incidents involving humans and catsTo protect from FIV and other diseasesTo prevent theft and/or lossTo stop fighting with other catsAs a way [...]

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​How Can I Keep My Cats in the Garden?

It’s understandable that many cat owners out there decide to keep their cats indoors. Indoor cats can and do live very contented lives. However, often owners will feel like they are robbing cats from their best life by not allowing them to roam outside. A wonderful solution to this is by giving cats access to your own outdoor space. [...]

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​Can I track My Cat with GPS?

A major concern of most if not all cat owners is the risk to their cat as they venture outside. Cat theft, road accidents and cat theft are all very real risks. One of the ways cat owners are trying to gain peace of mind is with cat GPS, but does it really work?It is absolutely possible to track [...]

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​Do Cat Spikes Work and What Alternatives Are There?

Cat spikes are sometimes used by homeowners hoping to prevent animals from gaining access to their property. Commonly Cat spikes work by making it very unpleasant for cats to cross a chosen boundary. The spikes are nailed to the top of fences or applied to walls but be aware that warning signs are sometimes required alerting people to the [...]

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​How Do I Cat Proof My House?

Adopting a cat? Whether it’s your first time as a cat owner or a seasoned pro, there are always a few steps to take to cat proof the house. The home will be new, scary and there are likely to be a few dangers that you have missed or not even thought about. The following actions will help [...]

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