Knowledge Centre


How Do I Play With My Cat?

Encouraging your cat to exercise through play is a great way to both keep your cat healthy and help to build the bond between you and your feline friend. How much time should I spend playing with my cat? Generally several, short 10-15 minute play sessions per day seem to work well, although you may…
Read more

Why Do Cats Spray?

It’s generally accepted that urine spraying is a way for cats to mark territory, in an attempt to avoid aggressive encounters with other cats. This is most commonly seen in un-neutered male cats. You should generally see cats doing this outdoors – against fences, bushes and other vertical objects. Where it’s more of a concern…
Read more

Are Cats Nocturnal?

This is a difficult one to answer – in the wild, cats are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. This is because it’s the best time for hunting birds and rodents, the preferred prey of feline hunters. Night-time activity It is quite possible your cat is active at night and may…
Read more

Cat Grooming – A Quick Guide

Regularly grooming your cat helps to ensure it retains a clean, silky coat – as well as getting rid of any uncomfortable knots and tangles. How to groom your cat’s coat If you start when your cat is young, and make sure you do it regularly and gently, then grooming can lead to many special…
Read more

Why Does My Cat Eat Grass?

You may have caught your cat eating blades of grass on many occasions – your cat has then most probably thrown up in the aftermath. This leads many cat owners to wonder why their cat eats grass in the first place. First things first... You see your cat being sick and you immediately think the…
Read more

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…
Read more

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.…
Read more

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?…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more