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How to help your cat adjust to life after lockdown

Worried about your cat being left on their own more often post-lockdown? Read our guide to help them get used to a change in routine

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Are essential oils dangerous to cats?

Essential oils have a wide range of uses, from calming aromatherapy to making our homes and beauty products smell nice, but they can also cause harm to cats.

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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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How to take great videos of your cat

If your cat can do amazing tricks, has some weird habits or is just plain adorable then capturing their antics on camera is a great way to share them with the world.

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9 tips for better cat photos from a Cats Protection volunteer

Cat lover Kevin Smith has a knack for snapping purrfect cat pictures and is keen to share his tips to mark National Photography Month.

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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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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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