Cat health & behaviour

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Why is my cat meowing so much all of a sudden?

28th February, 2024

Cats, being the expressive creatures they are, communicate with us through a variety of ways, and meowing is one of the most apparent. But what does it mean if your feline friend is suddenly meowing more than usual? In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the various reasons why your cat may be meowing excessively, and what you can do to help....

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Ringworm in cats: A comprehensive guide

9th February, 2024

Ringworm in cats is a common fungal infection that has nothing to do with worms, despite its misleading name. This condition, also known as feline dermatophytosis, can cause significant discomfort to our beloved feline friends and is a potential risk to humans as well, making it a matter of concern for every cat owner in the UK and beyond....

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Why are cat paw pads different colours?

7th February, 2024

The colours of cat paw pads are determined by a combination of genetics, melanin and pigmentation, temperature, environmental factors, breed variations, age, and health conditions. These factors contribute to the unique and diverse palette of paw pad colours that we see in cats. From the velvety black pads of a panther to the delicate pink pads of a Siamese, the multicoloured paw pads add to the beauty and intrigue of our feline furry friends....

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An extensive guide to bottle feed an orphaned kitten

26th January, 2024

Discovering an orphaned kitten can raise numerous questions and concerns. Foremost among these is how to bottle feed an orphaned kitten. This comprehensive guide aims to walk you through the process, ensuring you have all the knowledge and tools required to care for your tiny cat effectively....

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Deciphering feline affection: Does my cat know that I love them?

25th January, 2024

The enigma of feline affection is a puzzle that has perplexed cat owners since time immemorial. Unlike the overt expressions of love displayed by their canine counterparts, cats have a distinctive, subtler way of showing their affection. This often leaves cat parents in a state of quandary, pondering the question: does my cat know that I love them?...

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How much attention do cats need?

15th January, 2024

Cats, with their whimsical quirks and independent nature, can be intriguing companions. They are known for their self-reliance yet can form strong bonds of affection with their human counterparts. Determining just how much attention do cats need a day can be a delicate balancing act as all cats are unique, with individual personalities and needs, but 20-30 minutes of attention each day is recommended. ...

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Understanding cat pregnancy and the question of abortion

12th January, 2024

Cat ownership comes with a series of responsibilities and difficult decisions. One such situation is an unplanned cat pregnancy in a cat. As a cat owner, you might be left wondering, how far along can a cat get an abortion? This article aims to provide comprehensive information on this topic, and help you make an informed decision....

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Understanding cat allergies: The best and worst cat breeds for allergy sufferers

3rd January, 2024

Being a cat lover who is also prone to allergies can be a tricky situation. Cats are known for their endearing companionship and cute antics, but for those with allergies, these adorable creatures can unfortunately trigger unpleasant symptoms. So, if you're wondering which cat breeds are the worst for allergies, this comprehensive guide is here to answer your queries....

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Why do cats hate water? A guide to feline hydrophobia

20th December, 2023

No one can deny the mystique surrounding cats and their peculiar behaviours. One of the most intriguing aspects of feline behaviour is their aversion to water. The answer lies in their evolution. Cats, unlike their canine counterparts, evolved in dry environments, due to which they never developed a fondness for water. Their thick fur takes a long time to dry and can weigh them down, making them uncomfortable. ...