Discover: Cats


Our Top 9 Cat Brushing Facts

This month, we’ve been looking at ways to keep your cats skin in optimum health, as well the best types of food for maintaining skin health. Keeping your cat’s skin in good condition is essential for your cat’s overall health, which is why we present you with our quick top nine brushing facts to help…
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Cat Illness and Insurance

Although we may make every effort to keep our cats safe, accident, illness and injury are still a possibility. Part of being a cat owner is committing to the costs of caring for them. The routine costs are easy to budget for, but how do you prepare for the veterinary treatment they will need when…
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How to Keep Your Cat Safe from Poisons

Cats are usually quite picky about what they eat. However, there are a number of household substances known for causing poisoning in our feline companions. Many cleaning products are highly toxic to cats. Although they are unlikely to drink these substances, they can easily ingest them when potentially cleaning these substances from their coat or…
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Keeping Cats Safe at Home

Cats are independent creatures and they sometimes make decisions that put themselves at risk, so it’s important that we take precautions to keep them safe. Let’s look at how we can keep your cat safe at home and outside. Making the indoors the outdoors Most pet cats in the UK and Ireland have access to…
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Travelling with Cats

Unlike dogs, cats are real homebodies and usually hate being taken away from their familiar territory. So when a trip is necessary, you need to make them feel as secure as possible and ensure that they don’t escape. Firstly, never travel with your cat loose in the car – it’s not safe and could cause…
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Kitten Neutering Guide

At ROYAL CANIN®, we know that finding trustworthy advice and reliable information on the subject of kitten neutering can be difficult and time-consuming. That’s why we’ve combined the most important facts and recommendations regarding kitten neutering in one place. Let’s take a look at what’s involved when it comes to neutering your kitten, including the…
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Skin Guide for Your Cat & Dog

Sometimes problem skin is more than just a skin problem Itching, scratching and biting may be the first signs you see, yet they are often only a symptom of what’s going on beneath your pet’s coat. Indeed, when licking and scratching starts, pay attention – what’s happening on the outside, may actually be coming from…
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What Can’t Cats Eat?

Ensuring your cat gets a healthy, balanced diet is one way to ensure your feline feels at its best. However, cats are naturally explorative creatures. It can be difficult to keep track of what your cat is doing all of the time, meaning that sometimes it will get its paws on something you didn’t intend.…
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How Sterilisation Affects Your Cat

Routine sterilisation, usually referred to as neutering, is widely recommended for pet cats for a number of reasons. Left to their own devices, cats are surprisingly efficient at reproducing but, with rescue centres full of unwanted cats and kittens, neutering for population control is important. The Cat Group, consisting of a number of feline welfare…
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Microchipping Your Cat

Why microchip? The prospect of your kitten getting lost – and maybe losing visible identification – is painful to fathom. Cat theft is on the increase today as well, so security and pet locating is becoming an issue for all cat owners. Should your cat be involved in an accident, microchipping can mean your cat…
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Cat Exercise and Going Outside

The decision whether or not to let your cat out into your garden – and possibly beyond – is one only you can make, based on where you live, access and so on. Certainly, keeping cats indoors is becoming more common throughout Europe, and cats adapt very well to this type of life. The most…
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Preventing Excess Weight in Cats

The cat is often praised for its ability to regulate food intake according to its needs. However, between 25 and 40% of cats observed by vets show signs of excess weight, so owners need to be careful of the potential for weight gain. It is therefore a good idea to feed diets (such as Health…
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