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Massive moggy Sootie weighs twice the ideal cat weight

A tubby kitty weighing a whopping 10kg has been put on a strict diet by Cats Protection to help her get down to a healthy weight. Weighing more than twice the ideal weight for a cat, poor Sootie is so large she can find it difficult to clean herself.

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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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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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Podgy puss Paisley is over twice the size of a normal cat

Four-year-old black-and-white cat Paisley weighed more than double the typical 8lb (3.6kg) for a healthy cat when she was brought to Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex in October.

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Transform your cat for National Black Cat Day 2021

Every year on 27 October, we celebrate the black and black-and-white cats who are so often overlooked for adoption, just because of their colour. National Black Cat Day brings monochrome moggies into the spotlight, showing that they have just as many head bumps and purrs to give as their colourful counterparts.

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Pet photography: How to take amazing photos of your cat

If you want to know if someone is a cat owner, you only need to take a look at the photo album on their phone, or even their phone screen background, to find out.

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Tips for having a cat-safe BBQ this summer

With the weather warming up it means BBQ season is right around the corner. While a party in the garden is great fun for us, if you have a cat there are a few things to consider to make sure they have a good time too.

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10 tips to get a cat to like you

Much like us two-legged folk, cats can be extroverts and introverts. Some lap up the attention and are quick to totter over to their new human friends, while cautious kitties will take their time to get to know you. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you make a great first impression.

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5 tips for reducing your cat’s stress

Just like humans, cats are prone to stress – although it might be tricky to tell if your cat is feeling unsettled. Cats are subtle in their body language, so you’ll need to keep an eye on them to ensure they are content.

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