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How do cats learn?

As the thousands of cat videos on the internet prove, we can’t help but find the behaviours of our feline friends endlessly entertaining. Whether they’re going crazy for a catnip toy, sleeping in an unusual place or pushing something off of an otherwise empty table, they are truly fascinating to observe.

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“Why is my cat terrified of noise?” and other veterinary questions

Concerned about your cat's health? This week, Cats Protection vet Sarah hosted a live Q&A on Facebook to answer some of your questions. If you missed it, here's a roundup.

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"Why is my cat bringing in mice?" and other behaviour FAQs

While previously it was thought that cats brought prey back to the house as a gift, the current thinking is that cats often prefer to bring prey back to their core territory, which is generally the house.

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New Simon's Cat animation focuses on play time

The latest video in the Simon’s Cat Logic series focuses on play time – a favoured pastime for most cats! As Simon explains, cats can often be choosy about their playthings, often favouring simple objects like a piece of string or a cardboard box over complex toys and activities.

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Caring for kittens with Simon's Cat

Against a backdrop of videos featuring plenty of playful kittens, Nicky shares advice on everything from where to get a kitten from, to handling them, feeding them and playing with them.

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Did you know? 7 facts about neutering

Cats are effective breeders and without neutering them, the UK’s cat population could quickly get out of control. There are already thousands of unwanted cats out there.

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Careers with Cats: how can I become a Cat Behaviourist?

Dom Burke works at the National Cat Centre as a Cat Behaviourist. Here he explains what inspired him to become a behaviour expert and why he loves his job with Cats Protection.

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"How can I calm down my kitten?" and other behaviour FAQs

Kittens are generally very active and have lots of energy for play. I'd suggest giving your kitten multiple interactive play sessions throughout the day. I particularly love fishing rod toys as most kittens and cats really enjoy them – always store them out of your kitten's reach after play!

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Top books for cat-lovers

We all know that curling up with a cat and a good book is the best way to spend an afternoon. In honour of Book Lovers' Day, we decided to put together our list of great reads involving our favourite animals – cats, of course.

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International rescue: heroic moggies from around the world - part two

While such acts of feline bravery and empathy tend only to hit the headlines when they are in defence of humans, there are exceptions. In 1996, an incident in New York that saw a mother of a newly-born litter save the lives of her own offspring captivated onlookers and became a global phenomenon.

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