How to choose your cats name

Have you ever been stuck when it comes to giving something a name? Imagine that feeling then when it comes to giving your cat a name that it will be called for the rest of its life; it’s OK though, you’re not alone and we understand the trials and tribulations of giving your beloved new family member a name that everyone, including your cat, can enjoy. Generally, pet owners wouldn’t give their animals the names that they would give themselves or their children. Recent surveys have shown that with pets…

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Meet the cat enthusiast with over 1,000 cats!

Lynea Lattanzio sold her car and her wedding ring to look after feral cats, of which she has a thousand of them. Currently she is living in a trailer on the grounds of her property simply to lend her cats some more space- the five bedroom house she owns is actually for the cats to roam about. She has got a six acre property and a 4200 square foot house to allow those cats to run freely. The Cat house on the Kings, which she calls it now, is one…

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What are the struggles that cat owners face?

Cats are wonderful pets however they are known for making their owners life difficult at times! One of the many things that cat owners often struggle with is not being able to find the cat in the house because it has found another hidden spot to sleep at. This is actually from personal experience, as I can recall having to search for the cat for over half an hour after realising it has found its way inside a cupboard shelf and was sleeping between a two layers of clothes! Another…

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The danger of household plants for cats

We recently received some upsetting news about a kitten that sadly died after chewing on a lily that was on display in the home. Whilst they are attractive flowers to have on show, it is imperative to remember that all parts of the lily are toxic to cats. A small nibble on a leaf or a lick of pollen can be enough to cause fatal kidney failure. Although events like this cause a great deal of concern, it is important to note that such occurrences are rare as cats are…

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Keeping your cat safe during fireworks season

This time of year the night skies are usually lit up with fireworks and whilst they provide excellent entertainment for adults they can be distressing for your cats. It is important that you take extra measures at this time of year to ensure your cat is safe and calm. It is strongly advised that you keep your cat safely indoors with all doors, cat flaps and windows locked and curtains closed. Make sure your cat has access to their bed, usual sleeping spot or hideaway, where they can retreat to…

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Identification

By Cleo Pet As cat owners the thought of our cats going missing is not something we want to contemplate but it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safe return should they go walkabouts. The first thing you need to do is make sure your cat has an identification tag on their collar. There are risks involved with cats wearing collars but to minimise these risks, ensure your cat is wearing a quick release collar, which will pull apart if the cat gets stuck or entangled. Alternatively…

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Choosing the ‘purrrrfect’ cat for you

[Show thumbnails] In my last blog post I gave an insight into what cat ownership entails. Here are some tips and advice, which will hopefully help in deciding on the right cat for you. The main points that need consideration when making your choice are :- How much time will I be able to dedicate to looking after my cat? How will young children in the home interact with the cat? What type of house and location do I live in? What will the monthly cost of cat ownership be?…

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‘Things you need to know about owning a cat’

Are you are thinking of joining the reported 8.5 million cat owners in the UK? If so there are lots of things you need to consider before committing to Cat ownership. My wife and I have owned twenty cats, and I have fostered over seventy more, which gives me lots of knowledge and experience to share with you. Hopefully this will help you and give you an insight into what cat ownership really entails. Here are a few basic details about keeping a cat… Cats generally live between 10-20 years.…

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