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Do cats recognise their names?

* From our partners at International Cat Care As cat owners we naturally give our pet cats their own names. Sometimes fairly simple names ranging to quite unique and quirky choices! Most owners would agree that their cats seem to recognise

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International Cat Day is next week!

The 8th of August marks International Cat Day! A day to celebrate all of our kitties 🙂 International Cat Day was originally created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare as a way to celebrate the relationship that

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Your cat has a secret life…

The cat tracker project Cats are mysterious, dangerous and far more unpredictable than one might expect from an animal that is, theoretically, domesticated. Some of the mysteries of cats relate to where they go and what they do; this is

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Covid-19 & Cats: an update from International Cat Care

* From our partners at International Cat Care International Cat Care was very concerned to read the BBC news report published 8/4/2020 presenting advice to keep cats indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was alarmist and has since been

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COVID-19 advice for cat owners

* Information from our friends at International Cat Care As we mentioned in our post last week, there is no evidence that pets can become ill from the disease or be a source of infection for humans. However, carrying on with

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Can pets spread coronavirus?

With the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there has been some speculation as to whether dogs or cats can become infected. However, the latest information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is that there is absolutely no evidence that

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Grimace scale helps determine whether cats are in pain

Sometimes it’s obvious your cat is in pain. Your cat may be howling, growling or hissing at you when you touch it in a painful spot. However, it is often less obvious they are in pain. After an injury or

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Feeling blue? A pet’s affection can help!

* From our friends at Katzenworld How pets can help beat winter blues Feeling down in the dumps? Next Monday is ‘Blue Monday’; believed to be the most depressing day of the year. The Christmas excitement is well and truly over,

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Are you a cat whisperer?

* From our partners at International Cat Care. Cats have a reputation for being hard to read, but new research has found that some people are “cat whisperers” who excel at deciphering subtle differences in cats’ faces that reveal mood.

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Will my current cat(s) accept a new cat?

*Adapted from our partners at International Cat Care It is very difficult to predict whether a cat will accept another cat into its household. Cats, as a species, have become more socially flexible during the process of domestication, but individuals

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