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Why Do Cats Knead?

Cats first start kneading when they are kittens, before they are even able to move on their own. There are several theories as to why your cat may knead its paws; the most common being that it represents a remnant juvenile behaviour, persisting from “kittenhood”, when a cat would knead its mother’s teats to stimulate…
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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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When Can Kittens Go Outside?

Whether or not your cat is an indoor or outdoor cat is up to you – however if you do decide that your new kitten is going to be an outdoor cat, then you need to make sure you give it long enough before letting him or her out. What age can kittens go outside?…
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Moving House With A Cat – A Quick Guide

Moving house can be an extremely stressful experience – worrying about your cat is an added concern. Hopefully, this article can help to make this part of moving house a little less challenging. Cats are creatures of habit and having their routine interrupted and interfered with can be quite stressful for them. While it’s almost…
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How Much Food Should I Feed My Kitten?

When you bring home a new kitten, it can be the start of a long and happy relationship. However, it’s also a big responsibility. One of the most important things to get right for your kitten is diet – after all, eating well is vital to grow into a healthy cat! Choosing the type of…
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How Much Does It Cost To Microchip A Cat?

The cost of having your cat microchipped will vary, with the two major factors being when it’s done and who is doing it. In the vast majority of cases it should be a single fixed cost to have the tracking chip implanted – you shouldn’t have to incur ongoing charges. Most rescue shelters microchip their…
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How Much Exercise Does My Cat Need?

Many people believe that cats don’t need to be exercised, however this simply isn’t true! Cats need to be encouraged to exercise just as much as dog owners need to take their dog for a walk to support their exercise needs.  Cat exercise tips You need to be creative when it comes to exercising your…
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Is My Cat In Heat?

If your cat hasn’t been neutered, and you don’t want her having a litter of kittens, then knowing when she is in heat can be extremely important. In this article we’ll look at some of the signs that might help you to tell when your cat is in season. How do I know if my…
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How Do Cats Get Worms?

Sometimes, round worms may already be present in your cat’s digestive tract when it is born or when it is very young. This is because some round worms can be transmitted during pregnancy from the mother or through the milk from the mother to the baby kitten. Other worms, such as tapeworms, may come from…
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Does My Cat Have Fleas?

No one likes the thought of them, but the fact is that fleas are a big problem in cats. Causing irritation and even allergies, they are actually the most common cause of skin complaints. And they can affect you too! Let’s take a look at the warning signs, as well as what you can do…
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When Can Kittens Leave Their Mother?

Ensuring kittens aren’t separated from their mother too early is vital to their development. As it is, separating kittens from their mother can be a difficult experience. The bond between kittens and their mother is a strong one – therefore it’s important the separation is handled properly. The weaning period It’s extremely important that kittens…
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Cutting Cat Claws – a Quick How-To-Guide

If you’re wondering how to cut your cat’s claws then don’t worry, this simple how-to-guide should help! What you’ll need Your cat Claw clippers An assistant How to clip your cat’s claws Firstly, you need an assistant to hold the cat. You need to be able to expose the claws, because the cat’s claws retract…
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