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How to encourage your cat to play

Whether your cat is a furry bundle of energy or more of a chilled out moggy, it’s important that they have the opportunity to show their playful side. As well as being great for their physical health – all that running, jumping and pouncing helps to prevent them from becoming a bit chunky – play is also great for their mental wellbeing.

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Tips for grooming long-haired cats

With their soft, luscious coats and fluffy tummies, long-haired cats are truly magnificent, but they also require a bit of extra maintenance. All that fabulous fur is often too much for your cat to groom by themselves, so they need a bit of help to keep it in tip top condition.

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6 tips for stopping your cat getting the zoomies

Cat zoomies, mad-half hour, climbing up the walls – there are a number of phrases for that time of day, usually early in the morning or evening, when your cat runs frantically around the house for no apparent reason.

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King-sized kitty Dixie is twice the weight of a normal cat

A massive moggy weighing in at a whopping 11 kilograms (1.7 stone) – over twice the recommended bodyweight for a cat – has prompted Cats Protection to warn owners not to overfeed their pets.

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Massive moggy Sootie weighs an enormous 10kg

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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Poorly cat fed on cheese and milk makes remarkable recovery

It’s a common misconception that cats can be fed milk, when in fact most felines are lactose intolerant. Cats often find it difficult to digest dairy products, and they do not give them the nutrients they need to live a healthy life.

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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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5 surprising differences between cats and dogs

With cats and dogs the most popular pets in the UK, it’s no surprise that they are often compared to one another in the great cats vs dogs debate.

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Why do cats have rough tongues?

It’s Stick Your Tongue Out Day! On a day when we celebrate the freedom of being able to stick your tongue out at will, we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at cats’ tongues.

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Can I feed my cat a vegetarian diet?

With more and more people exploring the benefits of vegetarian and plant-based diets, thoughts are naturally turning to whether it might be possible to extend this type of diet to pets.

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