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Behaviour focus: drinking water

In the first of our new weekly behaviour focus posts, Cats Protection Behaviour Manager Nicky Trevorrow explains what to do if your cat isn't drinking from their water bowl.

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How to remove a tick from your cat

Ticks are most commonly found on moorland and in long grass, or woodland and they can carry Lyme disease – although more prevalent in the USA – which can affect humans and animals.

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How to teach a cat to use a cat flap – behaviour advice

This requires a lot of patience and some bribery with treats! Check first of all that there's easy access to the cat flap from the outside and also whether there is a bit of cover nearby – using potted plants works well.

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‘What care does my elderly cat need?’ and other older cat FAQs

I would recommend regular health checks at your vets. Some vets will actually run geriatric nurse clinics, where they will carry out a health check, weigh, take a blood pressure reading and clip your cat’s nails if needed.

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How to look after a kitten

There’s no denying it: kittens are very cute and lots of fun. But it’s important to remember that adopting a kitten is a lifetime commitment – which could be 15-20 years or perhaps even longer!

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‘Why do my cats attack each other?’ and other behaviour FAQs

Sorry to hear that they are not getting along. It's really important to provide lots of resources (ideally one per cat plus one extra); litter trays, food bowls etc, around the house to reduce any competition for these items.

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‘Does my indoor cat need neutering?’ and other FAQs

Although your cat will be staying in, there are other health benefits for her being spayed, such as being less likely to contract diseases such as FIV and FeLV, spread by bites and mating behaviour, and she’ll be unable to develop cancer of the ovaries or uterus.

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‘How much food should I give my kitten?’ and other feline diet questions

Are you concerned about your cat’s weight? Do you have a question about your cat’s diet? You’re in the right place! Yesterday Cats Protection vet Vanessa Howie hosted a live Q&A with our Facebook supporters, taking questions about cats and their weight, food and diet.

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‘Why does my cat dribble?’ and other feline behaviour FAQs

It’s that time again – every two weeks a feline expert at Cats Protection takes over our Facebook page to answer your cat care questions. This week it was the turn of behaviour specialist Nicky Trevorrow.

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How to make a scratching post

Cats scratch for two reasons; to keep their claws in good condition and as a communication signal. A scratching post provides exercise for your cat and allows them to maintain their claws.

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