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The history of cats – explained

While cats are the much-loved pets of many, you might not know about their notable roles throughout history. In celebration of World Animal Day, we’re delving into the history of our favourite animal, from its origins in Ancient Egypt to the marvellous moggies we know today.

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How to train your cat to be comfortable with handling

Some cats love a cuddle and will happily let you pick them up, particularly if they have a close bond with you already. However, not all felines favour such close contact.

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Kids become cat experts with new classroom talks

While you might know that Cats Protection helps to both care for cats and find them a forever home, you might not be aware of the excellent work from some of our teams behind the scenes.

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How to train your cat to toilet outside

Our domestic cats evolved from the African wildcat, which lives in sparse, sandy terrain where they are able to bury their deposits. This is important for their survival as it enables them to cover up any trace of their whereabouts from nearby predators.

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How to train your cat to use a scratch post

Cats love to scratch any surface they can dig their claws into, whether it’s a scratch post or your table legs. To discourage your cat from leaving their mark on your soft furnishings, you need to encourage them to scratch something more suitable instead, such as a scratch post.

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Kitten Academy: Apple and Apricot graduate to find their forever homes

Kittens Apple and Apricot are now seven weeks old and ready to graduate from the kitten socialisation programme. It’s amazing to see how far they have come, from sleepy little bundles of fur to fuzzy cats full of character and energy.

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Kitten Academy: Producing friendlier pets and happier owners

The transformation in Apple and Apricot since they began the socialisation programme four weeks ago is truly heart-warming to see. Not only have they grown bigger and fluffier, they’ve also become much more confident with all the new experiences they’re being introduced to.

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6 signs that your cats are best friends

If you share your home with more than one cat, you may have wondered if they really like each other or if they simply tolerate having the other one around. Cats are usually solitary creatures but sometimes they can form a special bond with a fellow furry friend.

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Kitten Academy: Learning through play

Playtime is definitely high on the agenda for kittens Apple and Apricot as they turn five weeks old. Apple comes running as soon as she hears her shiny ball rattling, sometimes speeding straight into her mum, sister or other objects in the pen as she makes her pursuit.

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How to train your cat to respond to their name

You may have spent ages choosing the purrfect name for your moggy and trying them all out to see which one suits them best. But to your cat, that name you have so lovingly chosen will simply be a sound they hear you make when they’ve wandered off to explore.

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