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Why does my cat knead my lap when I am stroking it?

Time for a Wednesday Why? We all love when our cat sits in our lap and kneads our lap. They often purr while doing it. Cats also often do this in their beds or on their blankets. They are clearly

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Take Your Cat To The Vet Day

It is ‘Take Your Cat To The Vet Day’ today. This doesn’t mean we should all be taking our cats to the vet today, but it is important to take your cat to the vet for regular health checks. ‘Take Your Cat

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Why do so many cats have white ‘socks’ on their paws?

A bit of a different Wednesday Why? today, not about behaviour but about cats having white ‘socks’. Professor Leslie Lyons, head of the University of Missouri’s Feline Genetics Laboratory, explains: Socks are rarely seen in wildcats, the elusive and undomesticated cousin

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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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How to Pet-Proof Your Home

* Originally published by katzenworld Have you ever come home to find the curtains chewed, rugs ripped up and plants scattered on the floor? Whether you have a new puppy or kitten – or have always had a pet – you quickly

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Helping Pets With Seizures and Epilepsy

Pets can have epilepsy and get seizures too. Watching your pet have a seizure can be very upsetting. Many of our cat sitters have dealt with seizures in cats at some point. Fortunately, we are first-aid trained so we know

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Why does my cat bite (gently) and hold onto my arm sometimes when I am stroking it?

This Wednesday Why? will answer a question about stroking and playing with your cats. The answer depends on whether you have a kitten or an adult cat. Biting is normal play behaviour for kittens. The kitten needs to learn that they

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Dirk’s unusual game with Peek-a-Bird

* Originally written by Karen Juffermans for katzenworld.co.uk We all know that cats don’t always do what we want or expect them to do. For me, that’s part of what I like about them: they are not as docile or obedient

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Dirk’s very first Water Fountain

* Originally written by Karen Juffermans for katzenworld.co.uk Many cats prefer drinking running water over drinking still water. They drink from the tap or the shower basin or splash water from their bowl before drinking it. There are several theories about

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Why does my cat bring me dead mice?

It’s Wednesday again and time for another Wednesday Why? If your cat goes outside then you’ve probably seen them bring home a dead mouse or two… I know it is perfectly normal cat behaviour but I really don’t like dead

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