Showing all posts in category: Cat care tips

  • Tips for making vet trips easier on you and your cat

    Posted on June 17th, 2019

    One of the most stressful events for both owners and cats alike is taking a trip to the vet.  Your cat will have a few problems with the whole ordeal, ranging from the car ride, to all of the poking and prodding at the hands of the vet.  There’s no need to stress yourself before… Read More

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  • How to protect and care for your cat’s liver

    Posted on April 16th, 2019

    Cats of all ages are at risk of developing this disease however, in younger pets it is mostly caused by the consumption of poisonous drugs or toxins. Hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver develops when furry pets, especially overweight ones, go without food for several days. If not treated, the liver fails, therefore, causing death. However,… Read More

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  • New Kitten Checklist: Everything You Need To Know

    Posted on April 13th, 2019

    Kittens! They are so cute with big eyes, sharp claws and inquisitive natures! Is this your first kitten? Then hopefully our kitten checklist will give you a heads up as to what you need! Kitten Checklist *updated April 19 with more information on kitten season* First few days with your kitten Much like child proofing… Read More

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  • Caring for a Senior Cat: 6 Healthy Habits

    Posted on March 26th, 2019

    It’s no surprise that senior cats need a different level of care than kittens. If your kitty is entering their golden years, you’ll appreciate these tips to help keep them comfortable, fit, and happy as they grow older. How old is a senior cat? Cats are considered senior after about age 10, although many don’t… Read More

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  • Creating a feline-friendly home

    Posted on March 11th, 2019

    While cats may be famous for seemingly having nine lives, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect our pets and to create a feline-friendly home. Some of the easiest ways to keep cats out of harm’s way at home is by keeping dangerous foods, like chocolate and grapes, as well as medications and… Read More

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  • 5 Litter box hacks to stop cat odour in its tracks

    Posted on March 5th, 2019

    The dreaded smell of the litterbox is often the hardest aspect of raising your furry friend; however, it doesn’t have to be! No longer will you have to be embarrassed when a friend comes over, or coming home from work and having a smelly litter box greet you as you walk in. Here are a… Read More

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  • We love our pets so much that 14th Feb is Pet Theft Awareness Day

    Posted on February 12th, 2019

    We British are known for our love of animals. So much so that Valentine’s day is also known as Pet Theft Awareness Day. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to buy your pet a Valentine’s gift, unless you want to. But seriously, pet theft is on the rise. I can’t count the amount of lost… Read More

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  • How much does a pet cremation cost?

    Posted on February 1st, 2019

    Pet Cremation Costs The following table includes an overview of prices for the most common pet cremations. Size Pet Cremation Cost Return of ashes Small animal (rabbits, etc) £94.27 £10.74 Cat £123.00 £10.74 Small Dog £139.20 £10.74 Medium Dog £159.60 £10.74 Large Dog £178.00 £16.15 When considering what to do when a pet passes away,… Read More

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  • To euthanise a pet is an act of love

    Posted on January 15th, 2019

    As a pet owner myself I can honestly say my animals are part of my family. I have owned many pets over the years and I have had my share of ups and downs. Pet ownership is not just about having nice walks with a fluffy dog or cuddles on the sofa with a snuggly… Read More

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  • Pamper Your Pet

    Posted on December 13th, 2018

    At this time of year, who doesn’t want to pamper their pet? Our friends at Sainsbury’s bank have published some ideas on health homemade treats and some gift ideas.  So if you want to spoil your four legged friends try the Pupcake or Cat Cake recipes. However, if your four legged friend is watching their… Read More

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  • How to Calm a Nervous Cat

    Posted on November 27th, 2018

    If your cat is less like the king of the jungle and more like the cowardly lion, then there are a few ways to help them get their confidence back.  It’s not unusual for a cat to experience some nervousness from time to time, but if it’s causing them to miss out on life, then… Read More

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  • The Top 15 Cat Food Ingredients to Stay Away From

    Posted on November 20th, 2018

    Guest post: Emily Parker, Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the hardest things pet parents have to go through. In some cases, you know it’s for the best, since your best friend has been suffering. But that doesn’t make it any easier. Thankfully there are wonderful, caring services like CPC to help you… Read More

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  • Lest we forget

    Posted on November 7th, 2018

    As we approach Remembrance Sunday, our thoughts go to the military personnel that have fought and died in armed conflicts.  In particular, at CPC we think of the animals that have served alongside our brave military personnel. Last year we wrote about the history of service animals and gave some examples of extraordinary animals. In… Read More

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  • The importance of professional pet photography

    Posted on September 11th, 2018

    Pet photography. Worth it or just a fad for over pampered pooches? At Finlay Pet Photography, we think it’s 100% worth getting professional portraits of your pets taken. Let us explain why. Pets as part of the family According to the PDSA, it’s estimated that 49% of UK adults have some kind of pet living… Read More

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  • Have you wondered what your cat is saying?

    Posted on August 14th, 2018

    Last week we celebrated international cat day which aims to raise awareness of the needs and feelings of our furry friends. As such we thought it was the perfect time to brush up on our cat knowledge and help those who are finding it hard to understand what their pet is trying to communicate. A… Read More

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  • Common Pet Diseases

    Posted on July 20th, 2018

    and how to prevent them The following are some common pet ailments that can cause our pets distress and in some cases even prove fatal. But with a little preparation or knowledge it is possible to avoided or at the very least reduce their impact on your cat or dog. Lungworm Lungworm affects dogs and… Read More

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  • What do you do if your pet is stung by a bee or wasp?

    Posted on May 11th, 2018

    We can train our cats and dogs to do most things but it’s almost impossible to get them to keep away from a bee or wasp. Soon the bees’ and wasps’ season will be in full swing. And we all know how much our furry pals love to get themselves into trouble. In most cases… Read More

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  • Why do cats pull at their claws?

    Posted on May 1st, 2018

    If you notice that your cat is claw pulling, there may not be too much for concern. There are normally three reasons that can cause this behaviour in cats: Normal grooming Medical Behavioural Claw pulling… Normal grooming: Normal grooming is anything like, licking, chewing and biting. So when it comes to your cat’s claws understanding… Read More

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  • Protect your pet from fleas and ticks

    Posted on March 27th, 2018

    Fleas and ticks can happen any time of year, but they thrive in the warmer months. That may seem like a long way off with the weather being very un-March like. But the sun will come and it’s certain to bring fleas and ticks. So let’s shake off the winter blues and get our pets… Read More

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  • What to expect when having your pet put to sleep

    Posted on January 23rd, 2018

    Deciding to euthanase your pet is a decision no pet owner will ever make lightly. Whether you’re making the decision to put your pet down because of injury or health reasons, your emotions are bound to take over. We believe that understanding the euthanasia process can help owners come to terms with this incredibly difficult… Read More

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  • 5 Ways to spoil your cat this Christmas

    Posted on December 19th, 2017

    By Natalie McKee author of Christmas is a time for friends, family and tradition. Your pets are just as much a part of the family (sometimes more!) as the people seated at the dining room table, so why not find ways to include your cat in the festivities and spoil your cat this Christmas… Read More

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  • Warning signs and remedies for cat stress and anxiety

    Posted on December 12th, 2017

    Guest Post by Kamira Gayle, Author & Creator of –A blog about finding joy, life inspiration and comfort after pet loss. Cats are some cool characters. Not only are they adorable and give unconditional love to us, they mosey around the house nonchalant without a care in the world; well that is until they… Read More

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  • National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – 11th October 2017

    Posted on October 10th, 2017

    With national pet obesity awareness day tomorrow (11th October), we here at CPC thought we’d help spread the word. We know pet obesity can be a touchy subject but unfortunately it has become incredibly common in the recent years. Vets and nurses have reported seeing a rise of 81% in obese pets that they see…. Read More

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  • How to avoid buying from a Kitten or Puppy Farm

    Posted on September 6th, 2017

    Whether you’re looking for your first pet or you’re looking for an addition to the family; we all know it’s an exciting and overwhelming process. But what do you really know about where the puppies or kittens are from? There are so many different ways to find a pet, but unfortunately not everyone can be… Read More

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  • How much does a cat cremation cost?

    Posted on August 10th, 2017

    One of the hardest things a cat owner knows is that after having the company of such a wonderful pet friend for up to 20 years or so you’re going to say good bye. You may have caught our previous blog on the cost of a dog cremation. Well this blog post is how much is… Read More

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  • The Paw Prints They Leave Behind

    Posted on July 14th, 2017

    Nostalgia can hit you when you least expect it. When it comes to pet loss it can be such a beautiful thing. After pet loss thinking back on the time you’ve had with your cat or dog can be ‘bittersweet’! For some the pain of pet loss can never entirely disappear, but you can find… Read More

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  • Make Your Home Safe for Your Kitten to Explore

    Posted on April 27th, 2017

    You may have read our post Kitten Checklist in which case you now need to kitten or cat proof your home for your new furry friend because just like small children…. they will get into everything. A few small changes can provide an environment safe for your cat and save your furniture. Not all plants… Read More

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  • You should be aware of these toxic plants if you are a gardener and own pets

    Posted on March 14th, 2017

    As spring has sprung and the weather changes (hopefully), we’ll all be looking to get out into our gardens more. With that in mind we need to be wary of some of the toxic garden plants out there. Now if you’re like me, over the winter months gardening may not have been very high on… Read More

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  • Festive Felines and Christmas Canines: DIY Christmas Pet Gifts!

    Posted on December 6th, 2016

    It’s nearly Christmas!! We’re getting excited here in the CPC office and have decided to share that excitement with you! DIY Christmas gifts! Christmas is a time of family and gift giving, and pets are every bit a part of our family. So much so that they deserve their own presents! We had a quick… Read More

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  • Adopting An Older Pet: An Essential Guide

    Posted on November 22nd, 2016

    Why would you want an older pet when you can have a puppy? Don’t they have lots of health issues? Surely if a pet is up for adoption and he or she is older, they must have behavioural issues? So many questions, hopefully we have some answers for you! That moment you make the decision… Read More

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  • Tips for Adopting & Caring for Cats

    Posted on September 13th, 2016

    Cats! Cats everywhere! Looking to adopt a cat? Want to add a feisty feline fur-ball to your family? Then have a read through our great tips to help your cat adoption plan go as smoothly as possible! When you go to a rehoming centre it’s easy to assume that you will choose a cat that… Read More

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  • Why Does My Cat Do That?

    Posted on August 11th, 2016

    Cat behaviour can be puzzling! They make a range of different noises and have many postures of body language that can tell you a lot about how they are feeling. At Petrest we thought we’d try to decipher some of the most common bits of cat body language. We’ve gathered some real life images from… Read More

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  • Treats Vs. Toxins: Foods That Harm & Heal

    Posted on August 9th, 2016

    While researching for this blog, we learnt a lot about human foods that our pets cannot eat. Some of those foods were a shock to us and have certainly made us think about checking more closely what we’re feeding our pets. We also found that some gentle herbal medicines are just as good for your… Read More

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  • First Aid For Pets: A Quick Guide

    Posted on August 2nd, 2016

    Learning a little pet first aid can be a life saver. Literally. Anyone who has done a human first aid course will know that timing is everything. You can save lives with good training and split second decisions. This is no different for our pets. In 2008 a study found that an estimated 230,000 cats are… Read More

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  • 10 DIY Toys Your Pet Will Love

    Posted on July 28th, 2016

    Pets love toys. Pets love DIY toys! Anyone who owns a playful dog or cat will know how much they love their toys, and making a toy for your pet that is unique can have so many benefits. Our pets also love the scent of their owners; it makes them feel comforted and safe. In… Read More

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