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  • How to train your cat Image

    Most pet owners will know that training is essential to ensuring their canine companions behave appropriately in the home, but not everyone is aware that their feline counterparts can be taught a few tricks too. Whether it's tapping a bell to let you know they want to come in or realising that they can't try out their claws on the leather sofas, it...

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  • Partick striker sings praises of his feline friend Image

    Footballers may be more renowned for their lavish lifestyles and famous friends than their choice of pets, but Partick Thistle striker Kris Doolan leaves no doubt as to his favourite sidekick. Speaking to the Scottish Sun, the Jags' hitman explained that his jet-black cat, Cole, is his closest companion - and even comes ahead of his fiancee Claire....

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  • How to ensure your cat gets along with a new feline friend Image

    Unlike their canine counterparts, cats are largely independent creatures who appreciate their own space - being territorial is one of the most basic feline instincts. This is the reason why it can sometimes prove difficult to introduce a new moggy into the home if you've already got a cat living under your roof, and your existing four-legged friend...

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  • How to handle a feline fussy eater Image

    While most dogs will happily chow down any food you give them, many pet owners find that cats can be rather particular with their tastes when it comes to dinner time. However, while it's not uncommon for moggies to have favourite tastes and textures, if your cat is constantly turning their nose up at food and frequently refusing to eat it may be th...

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  • Chocolate can be lethal for pets, vets warn Image

    With Easter just around the corner, people up and down the country will soon be indulging in chocolate eggs and feasting on sweet treats to celebrate the holiday. However, what many pet owners don't realise is that having lots of chocolate around the house can be a hazard for their animals, since this foodstuff is poisonous to cats, dogs and other...

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  • PDSA warns of pet obesity time bomb Image

    Pet lovers have been warned of the spiralling problem of obesity among cats, dogs and rabbits as a number of owners fail to ensure their furry friends get the right foods. Research from the PDSA has suggested as many as 18 million pets are at risk of an early grave as they are fed unhealthy diets including takeaways, crisps and cakes. Combined with...

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  • Why register your cat with a vet? Image

    Many people will assume that you only need to take your cat to the vet if they're unwell or have injured themselves and require emergency treatment. However, if you are going to be a responsible cat owner, it is important that your feline friend makes routine trips to the vet in order to have their vaccinations and get regular health check-ups. The...

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  • How does nutrition affect a cat's coat and skin? Image

    All cat owners want their pets to have a soft, shiny coat and healthy skin, and good nutrition is one way they can help achieve this. Indeed, poor coat condition or itchy, dry skin can be the result of a substandard diet that fails to give a feline the nutrients it needs to be happy and healthy inside and out. A cat's hair is composed almost entire...

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  • Households with pets have happier children Image

    Anyone who has both pets and children at home will know just how much kids love having a cat to cuddle, a dog to play with or even a hamster to take care of. But now research has shown that having pets not only provides our youngsters with enjoyment but it also makes our children healthier, happier and gives them a greater sense of responsibility....

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  • How to store your cat's food correctly Image

    We all know that if we want our pet cats to live happy and active lives then we need to ensure that they're being fed a healthy diet that contains all the nutrients they require. However, what many owners forget is that the way we store our pets' food can affect its freshness and how it tastes. Therefore, as well as considering what we feed our fel...

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