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Your Kitten and Vaccinations: What You Need To Know

Taking your kitten to get her vaccinations is essential to her health and wellbeing, as they protect against an array of diseases that your kitten is vulnerable to. It also helps prevent disease spreading to any other animals in your area. Your kitten’s mother protected her from disease through antibodies in her milk during her first few weeks of existence; after this, it’s up to you to help keep your kitten healthy, with the help and advice of your local...

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Neutering Your Kitten: What You Need To Know

Kittens reach sexual maturity around 4 months of age, which means they are now capable of   breeding and producing kittens themselves. To prevent any unwanted pregnancies and more kittens running around your home, it is strongly recommended to get your kitten neutered or spayed. Neutering is a surgical procedure that removes the reproductive organs and prevents your cat from reproducing. In females, it is called spaying. It is a very common procedure, with many benefits for both cat and cat...

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Choosing a Cat as a Pet: What to Consider

Cats make wonderful pets. They are quiet, easier to train than dogs, and are fiercely independent. Their mysterious personalities and adorable looks make them an extremely popular pet, with 16% of Irish households owning a cat. If you’re thinking of welcoming a cat into your home, there are a number of things to consider beforehand. Every cat is different, and how they behave will depend on their personality, the environment you bring them into, and life experiences. In this blog post,...

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Should I Get a Cat Scratcher? A Guide to Cat Scratchers

As all cat parents know, cats love to scratch. Whether it’s against your sofa, furniture, carpet or a cat scratcher post, scratching is a part of your cat’s natural instincts. Investing in a scratcher is a great way to help save your furniture or carpet from getting destroyed, while also keeping your cat happy and healthy. There are many options when it comes to choosing a cat scratcher, so how you do you find the one that best suited to...

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What Does the Nutritional Information on a Pet Food Label Mean?

Understanding a food label and being able to decipher what it means is a really helpful and easy way to determine if a certain brand of food is suitable for your pet. Details on a food label give you the power to understand the difference between complicated advertising jargon, and knowing what is really in the food. In this blog post, we’ll show you exactly what each section of a pet food label means and how to choose the best...

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20 Cat Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Cats are fascinating creatures, with many unique quirks, behaviours and history. Their mysterious personalities and cute looks makes them an extremely popular pet. According to the ‘Petmania Pet & Lifestyle Survey 2021’, almost 28 per cent of respondents have a cat in their home. 59 per cent of owners said they got a cat for companionship, while 16 per cent said their cat keeps mice at bay. Most cats, 67 per cent, live indoors. Companionship and joy are the...

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Settling Your Kitten Into Her New Home

Welcoming your kitten into her new home Welcoming a new kitten into your home is an exciting time, but it may take a few weeks before they are completely settled in. When they arrive home, they will be about 8 weeks old, and it can be a daunting time for them coming into this strange new environment without their mother or siblings. Patience is key when settling in your new kitty, and although you will naturally want to show your cat...

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What is Catnip and How Does It Affect My Cat?

Many people have heard of catnip, but may not know what it actually does to cats or the science behind it. Essentially, it is a herb that is a member of the mint family. It works by travelling to the cat’s vomeronasal gland (an extra scent organ at the roof of their mouth) that allows scents to be carried to the brain. Deriving from Europe and Asia, ‘nepeta cararia’ has long been associated with cats—the Latin name even means ‘of...

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Where Do Cats Like To Sleep? A Guide To Your Kitty’s Sleeping Habits

Whether it’s in their bed, behind the sofa, or on the window sill—cats have the ability to settle down and go to sleep almost anywhere. They can snooze for up to 15 hours a day, so where they decide to sleep is important. But where exactly is the best place for them to catch some z’s? In this blog post, we’ll explain why your cat chooses a certain place to sleep, how to choose a cat bed and what to...

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Life Stages of a Cat

Cats can live amazingly long lives; up to 25 years! Cats go through many different stages throughout their life, from a tiny, playful kitten, to a confident, adult cat. Your cat’s requirements will change as they grow older and go through the five different life stages; kitten, junior, young adult, mature adult, and senior. Each stage has different health and behavioural needs that will require attention. In this article, we’ll bring you through the different phases in your cat’s life,...

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