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How to make friends with a nervous cat

While some confident cats may be happy to approach a stranger for a fuss, many cats will be wary of new people. If you’ve just brought a shy cat home, or want to become best buddies with a friend or family member’s cat, there are some simple tricks you can use to gain their trust.

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How to keep your cat entertained if you’re self-isolating

Currently it’s advised that if you’re self-isolating due to COVID-19, you should minimise the amount of time your cat spends outdoors unsupervised if possible. If your cat usually spends a lot of time roaming outside, you might be concerned about how to keep them happy indoors.

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Why has my cat suddenly become shy?

Even if you have a confident cat who loves to weave around your legs and sit on you at the most inconvenient times, they may still appear nervous from time to time.

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7 fascinating facts about female cats

We love all cats at Cats Protection, but this International Women’s Day we’re championing the female felines among us.

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Helping a nervous cat overcome their fears

Cats arrive in Cats Protection’s care for a number of reasons. Perhaps they’ve been found abandoned and living on the street, or maybe their loving owner could no longer keep them or had passed away.

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Cats with ear problems need kind donations to ease their pain

Cats Protection is appealing for help to fund expensive ear operations for two cats in its care, so they can go on to find their loving forever homes.

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Why do cats shed their fur?

As any cat owner will know, it’s usually quite easy to tell where a cat has been – just follow the trail of fur! While it can mean a bit of extra vacuuming for us, it’s completely normal for cats to shed or moult their fur.

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7 ways cats are often misunderstood

No matter how well you think you know cats, there is always something new to learn about our feline friends. They can have some curious and confusing behaviours, from sleeping in strange places around the house to chasing anything that moves.

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My cat is being bullied by another cat, what can I do?

As your cat follows you around the house and nuzzles affectionately against your hand, it can be difficult to believe that they are naturally solitary animals. While they may enjoy being around you, they’re not so keen on hanging out with other cats, and this can lead to problems when their paths cross.

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Why do some cats have an ear tip missing?

If you’ve ever spotted a cat with the tip of one of their ears missing, you might assume they’ve been involved in a fight or had an accident. However, it’s more likely that it has been removed in a common procedure called ear-tipping.

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