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New pet parent (or still thinking about fostering or adopting a pet)? Get all the advice you need: how to find the right pet for you, how to introduce them to other pets and kids, and how to bond with your new family member.

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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

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It’s not quite the same as buying secondhand clothes…

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Not sure if you can afford to bankroll a new cat for the rest of its life? Check out our comprehensive guide for all the costs involved

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A report shows that man has a new best friend

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TikTok thinks the universe just provides you a cat – is that really a thing?


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If you’re struggling with pet care costs, you are far from alone and there’s no shame seeking help. Here’s a few places to start

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I adopted a couple of seniors because cats, like wine, only get better with age

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Here’s why bonded kitties, senior cats and felines with FIV make just as amazing pets as any other

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Here’s how to help your rescue kitty feel at home

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Feels high stakes because it kind of is

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A vet breaks down everything you need to know when you bring home a new kitten

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Cat behaviourist Kristiina Wilson on the importance of socialising cats

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Some besties are inseparable, and that’s not always a bad thing

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From where to begin looking to how to prepare your home for the new arrival

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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

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7 tips for acing your inspection and bringing your new pup home

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Double trouble or double the fun? Dog trainer Lindsay Hamrick weighs in

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It’s a big decision, so tick these boxes before you sign on the dotted line

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From medical history to adoption fees to litter preferences, heres everything you need to know

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Why adopting two kittens may be easier (and better for them) than adopting one

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Is it double the trouble or double the fun?

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A veterinary nutritionist explains the causes, signs and treatment for how to increase their appetite