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What Does It Mean When a Cat Meows?

While meowing is a way of communicating, it’s not the way the cats communicate with each other. Cats use scent, body language, touch and facial expressions to communicate with other cats. Meowing is used by kittens to get the attention of their mother. Once they’re fully grown, this kind of meowing will stop. The kind…
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How to Stop a Cat from Scratching the Furniture

Many people believe cats scratch in order to sharpen their claws but this is not strictly true. Cats like to scratch for several reasons, the first being to mark their territory, the second being to help to shed the older top layer of their claws to reveal new sharper claws underneath and the third reason…
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How to Put a Cat on a Diet – Tips for Feline Weight Loss

If you’re concerned that your cat might be overweight or is over feeding, then we’ve got some tips to help you assess what to do next. We’ll also talk about what to do if your cat does need to lose weight. How to get a cat to lose weight – our top tips 1. Never…
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7 Cat Dental Health Tips – How to Clean Your Cat’s Teeth

Around 80% of cats over 3 years’ old have dental disease. When you couple this with the fact that tooth, breath and gum problems are one of the more common reasons why owners take their companion animals to the vets, it becomes even more important that we take our pets’ oral health seriously. At Royal…
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Fussy Cats – What to Do If Your Cat Is a Fussy Eater

If your cat refuses food, you may start to think that your cat is either a fussy eater or that they don’t like particular kinds of food. However, it’s important to understand that food refusal is not natural behaviour for a healthy cat. What cat owners perceive as fussy feeding behaviour is more likely to…
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Why Your Cat Isn’t Using the Litter Tray & What to Do About It

Whether you’re wondering how to stop your cat from urinating on the carpet or how to deter your cat from using other comfortable parts of your house (like beds and beanbags for example) as a toilet, in this article we’ll try to help you to understand why this happens and what you can do to…
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Is Your Cat Not Drinking Water? Our Top 10 Tips to Encourage Water Intake

There are many ways in which you can encourage your cat to drink more water.  In this article we’ll look at our top 10 tips for helping your feline stay hydrated. 10 tips for getting your cat to drink more water 1. Improve choice Increase the number of water bowls around your house and keep…
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When Can Kittens Eat Cat Food?

Whether you have a brand new kitten, or if your kitten is getting a little older, you want to make sure you’re feeding them the right food. In this article, we’ll look at a kittens different life stages from a nutritional perspective and what you can do to give it the right kinds of food.…
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Cat Illness Symptoms – How Do I Know When My Cat Is Sick?

An important part of being a responsible cat owner is keeping an eye on your cat’s health and making sure they are taken to a vet if any problems arise. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know if your cat is unwell. In this article we’ll look at some of the things you can…
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Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

Some cats and kittens will sometimes bite their owners. This can be distressing, especially as it often occurs ‘out of the blue’ when the cat seems to be enjoying being cuddled or stroked. Why cats bite There can be a number of reasons why cats bite – they could be ill or in pain, or…
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Feeding Your Cat – Dry Food Or Wet Food?

At ROYAL CANIN®, we make both dry and wet cat food – so you may be wondering which we recommend for your cat. Read on to find out more. Both wet and dry food have their benefits Ultimately, both kinds of food have different benefits for your cat. You may choose dry food because: It…
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How Long Do Cats Live?

Whether you’re looking at getting your first cat or have been a long-time cat owner, you may be wondering what the life expectancy of a cat is. Life expectancy of cats On average, a domesticated cat can live to be at least 15 years old. As the nutrition we give our cats improves, alongside advancements…
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