How to Understand Your Cat’s Meowing

If you’ve got a feline friend at home, no doubt you’ve wondered more than once what they are trying to say with their meows. Despite the strong bond between devoted owners and our cats, unfortunately we just don’t speak the same language – which can make communication somewhat complicated. Luckily, it is possible to understand Read More

Looking After Your Cat or Dog While on Holiday: Boarding Options and Advice

As much as we’d love to take our furry friends away with us on holiday, sometimes this just isn’t practical. While some dogs will thrive on walking holidays and camping trips in the UK, others find the new experiences and change of routine stressful, and this is almost always the case for cats too. If Read More

Common Eye Problems in Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs can suffer from a wide range of eye problems, from conditions like dry eye, cataracts and cherry eye, to infections and ulcers. The eyes are a very sensitive part of the body, so problems can cause severe discomfort for our pets, which is why it’s so important to get any issues treated Read More

Common Ear Problems in Cats and Dogs

A wide range of conditions can cause pain and discomfort in our pets’ ears, from allergies and injuries to ear mites and infection. It’s really important to take your cat or dog to the vet as soon as possible if you suspect an ear problem. They can develop quickly causing severe pain and sometimes long Read More

Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats

Also known as a fit or convulsion, a seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that causes uncontrolled body movements. Epilepsy is the term for repeated episodes of seizures. In dogs, most seizures cause full-body convulsions, but cats more commonly have partial seizures, which only affect part of the body and Read More

11 Top Tips for How to Keep Cats Cool in Summer

Cats were domesticated from desert species, and this ancestry means most cats enjoy the sunshine and heat. They are usually good at knowing if they are getting too hot and will take measures on their own to avoid overheating, such as seeking shade. However, some cats might need a little extra help during the summer Read More

Cat Ice Lolly Recipe

Giving your cat a frozen treat on a hot summer’s day is a great way to cool them down – and most curious cats will be intrigued by the interesting new texture of ice, especially if they’ve not encountered it before. We’ve rounded up some of the best cold treats for cats, including a customisable Read More

Heatstroke in Cats: Spotting the Signs and How to Cool Them

Cats tend to be better than dogs at regulating their own body temperatures since their ancestors originally came from the desert, but when the summer heat strikes, our feline friends can still sometimes suffer from overheating and dehydration. Heatstroke is the most life-threatening form of hyperthermia, and occurs when your cat is overwhelmed by heat Read More

Cat Skin Conditions: How Can I Soothe My Cat’s Itchy Skin?

Skin is the largest organ of a cat’s body, making up as much as a quarter of their weight. It has many important jobs, including regulating temperature and providing a protective barrier against the environment. Cat skin conditions can weaken this protective barrier, causing severe irritation and making your cat feel unwell in many cases. Read More

How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

Whether you’re considering expanding your animal family or already have a new addition, understanding how to cultivate introductions between different species can be the difference between harmony and chaos in your household. This guide will walk you through the steps for successfully introducing cats and dogs, addressing common concerns and questions, and offering advice on Read More