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How to choose the right cat

One of the most exciting parts of getting a new cat is a visit to your local centre, where you’ll have the chance to meet many cats looking to be homed.

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Is my cat overweight?

From tubby tabbies to giant gingers, obesity is becoming a big problem for the UK’s cats. It’s thought that almost half of the nation’s moggies are overweight, but with all that fluff padding them out, it can be difficult to notice how their bodies are changing.

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World Spay Day: Cat neutering myths busted

Neutering is an important part of owning a cat, but is a subject that many cat owners don’t know much about. There are lots of common myths that can stop owners from getting their cat ‘done’, but the truth is that neutering is the only effective way to keep the UK’s cat population under control.

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Massive moggy Sophie needs new owners to help her beat the bulge

New Year is a time for making resolutions and Sophie the cat has been set two new challenges for 2018; lose weight and find a new home.

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Mature Moggies Week: Older cat care

It’s Mature Moggies Week (13-17 November), a chance for Cats Protection to raise awareness of the older cats that take four times longer to home than their younger counterparts.

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Why do cats go crazy for catnip?

If you’ve ever witnessed your cat’s behaviour around catnip then you may have seen them react in a rather bizarre manner. From casual sniffing or chewing, to vigorous head-rubbing, drooling and rolling around, this humble plant can elicit some rather unusual and entertaining behaviours from our feline friends.

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A speedy recovery for Bolt

Bolt first arrived at the Aberystwyth & District Branch of Cats Protection in June after being found as a stray. Although he was being regularly fed by a local resident, he appeared sodden from rain and bedraggled.

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Cats and arthritis: how to spot the signs

Arthritis is a common condition in humans that causes pain and inflammation of the joints but did you know that cats can have it too? It’s particularly common in cats aged 12 or over but because they are very good at disguising pain it can be very difficult to detect.

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Careers with Cats: how can I become a Veterinary Nurse?

In our blog series so far, we’ve been focusing on a range of cat-based careers – from working as a Cat Care Assistant to becoming a Cat Behaviourist. The latest post in our series is all about Katie, who works as a veterinary nurse.

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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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