What Makes A Cat, A Cat?

Every cat owner would agree that cats can exhibit some rather odd behaviour from time to time. It’s what makes cats, cats. When trying to rationalise such behaviour, you might think that your cat is just having another ‘mad half hour’ but the reality is…
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Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?

 All of you want to watch them play, but they’re on their tenth nap of the day.  You might wonder —  why do cats sleep so much? Our cats might be our affectionate little shadows, at times calm and sometimes playful —  but don’t let…
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Why Do Cats’ Eyes Glow?

Cats’ eyes might almost seem magical, but we promise, it’s all science. Let’s answer the question: why do cat eyes glow in the dark? If you ever find yourself staggering to the kitchen in the middle of the night, half-asleep, in search of water, and…
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Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

Let’s get into the “if I fits, I sits” mentality — why do cats like boxes? And what’s behind this strange, adorable cat behaviour? If there’s one thing cats and toddlers have in common, it’s their love of boxes. You can buy them a new…
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How to Protect Furniture from Cats

We love our cats. We just don’t always love the effect they have on our sofas. To preserve our sanity (and our money), let’s discuss how to protect furniture from cats. You’re relaxing in the evening. You have your glass of wine in hand, you’re…
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Early Signs of Seizures in Cats

Written by Dr Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS of All About Cats Cats can have a seizure or fit for many reasons and causes can either be within the brain or outside the brain. Causes that occur within the brain include epilepsy, infection or inflammation of…
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How Do Cats Communicate with Their Eyes?

Our furry feline friends seem to say a lot without saying anything at all. It’s all in the subtleties and body language. So how do cats communicate with their eyes? What Cats Say With Their Eyes It seems our cats are little enigmas — just…
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Signs of Poisoning in Cats

Signs of Poisoning in Cats and Common Household Toxins

In the light of Poison Prevention Awareness Month, let’s explore signs of poisoning in cats and how to keep them safe. We love our little furballs, but we all know how fussy they can be. You change their cat food, and they might turn their…
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A Beginner’s Guide to the Persian

Let’s discuss all things Persian — from their history to their loveable personality and how to care for this regal breed. Looking for the perfect cat to add to your family? The Persian might be exactly the breed you’re looking for. Calm and collected, sweet…
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A Beginner’s Guide to the Maine Coon

Let’s get to know this highly sought after breed of cat, where it came from and how best to care for it. They’re gorgeous, giant creatures and their good looks often land them movie roles. They’re good-natured and generally adorable, and we can’t help but…
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What Does Catnip Do to Cats?

What is catnip and why does it send our cats into a spin? Most of us have heard of catnip, yet very few of us know what it actually is. Where does it come from? How does it work? And crucially, why does it drive…
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Why Do Cats Have a “Mad Half Hour”?

What causes our cats to start behaving erratically? Why do cats have a ‘mad half hour’ and what can we do to calm them? If you’re a cat owner, you’ve probably noticed a small portion of the day when your usually docile housemate suddenly becomes…
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