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Get tips on pet-proofing your digs, keeping your pets warm (or cool) through the seasons, and avoiding all the toxic stuff… like toys, plants, and everything else they try to eat.

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Get your kit sorted now so you’re ready in an emergency

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With automatic feeders and self-cleaning litter trays, your cat could technically look after themselves... but should they?

Discover your options for creating a safe window spot for your cat

Summer safety is vital for cats

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Pet parents are being urged to keep their pets indoors during peak pollen times “until September”

A woman with glasses holds out a whippet to a boy with pink hair and glasses

It should be a last resort, and there are plenty of options to explore first, but here’s how to surrender your pet safely if you have to

Green fingers at the ready

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The charity is expecting an influx of kittens this summer

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Microchipping your cat is quick and painless – and it’s now required by law

A cat sitting in a tall grassy area.

Two vets’ pro tips for preventing your cat from picking up ticks (and how to remove them if it’s too late for that)

An orange cat walking on a yellow cat exercise wheel.

We delve into all things feline fitness to learn whether your cat should be shredding and shedding

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Just because you can, does it mean you should?

A black cat holding onto a rope with its claws.

A veterinarian explains why the inhumane surgery is no joke

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Everything you need to know about how the partial solar eclipse will affect your pets

Finally, the secrets to my cat’s outdoor life have been unlocked

Cute Bengal cat sniffs lilly flowers.

Keep those Easter lilies far away from your kitty

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Because we have to look after the four-legged family members, too

A fox stares down the camera on a UK street.

A veterinary nurse and cat behaviourist explains the relationship between foxes and cats

Calico cat sniffing wooden bamboo essential oil diffuser

How to keep your DIY spa cat-friendly

A rescue cat on a longtail fishing boat looks at the water for fish in Thailand.

More importantly: do they want to?

A ginger and white cat standing on a London street.

Free-roaming felines are much more common here than in other parts of the world – we uncover the reasons why

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Cats love the crunch of a houseplant. These ones will do them no harm

Cat eating out of metal bowl

Sharing isn’t always caring. Keep your cat safe by keeping these human snack staples to yourself

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As a vet working in emergency practice, I often see cases where these bills could be reduced or avoided altogether

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They’re definitely pulling for the answer to be an emphatic yes, but... not so fast

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Sound advice from seasoned dog and cat parents who have been there

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A cat behaviourist’s 10 steps for keeping your cat out of trouble