What to do with your cat when you go on holiday

Everyone needs a good break now and then but before you've booked your holiday, there's always the question of what to do with your pets. Thankfully, PDSA Vet Nurse Nina Downing is here to help!

"There are so many options to consider when it comes to what to do with your cat when you go on holiday," explains Nina. "The difficulty is finding the best one for your particular feline friend as all...

The cats out the bag...Nation’s favourite famous felines revealed

A new survey has revealed the nation's favourite famous feline as 1970s cartoon character, Garfield.

A poll on 1,000 cat owners found that Garfield was the number one famous feline (18%), beating a whole host of well-known kitties. Hapless cat Tom of cartoon series 'Tom & Jerry' came in second place (15%), followed by big cat Simba from the 'Lion King' in third (10%). 'Bagpuss...

Impending microchipping law catches many cat owners unawares

A significant number of cat owners remain unaware of the impending microchipping law set to come into force in a month.

With the deadline for all cats in England to be microchipped looming, a new survey has uncovered startling gaps in owner understanding. The poll on 1,000 cat owners conducted for the Pet Health Club network of UK vets, revealed that around one in eight (14%) cat...

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 Common Behavioral Problems in Cats and How to Address Them

Common Behavioural Problems in Cats and How to Address Them

Cats are beloved companions known for their independent nature and unique personalities. However, like any pet, cats can experience behavioural issues that may disrupt their relationship with their owners and affect their overall well-being. In this article, we'll explore some common behavioural problems in cats and offer practical...

Missing cat reunited with owner after 12 years thanks to microchip

Finn, a cat from Devon who went missing from his home more than a decade ago, has been reunited with his owner thanks to his microchip.

Finn disappeared in 2011, after going out one evening as usual. His owner, Michelle Watkin, from Barnstaple, searched for days and nights on end, but to no avail.

"Finn went out as usual one evening, but disappeared without trace," commented...

Doncaster vets practice saves ‘piggy bank’ kitten who swallowed a 5p coin

A poorly kitten has been saved by a Doncaster vets practice after she swallowed a 5p coin.

Owner Jackie Thurlow took her beloved Poppy to Arundell Vets in Kirk Sandall after she started vomiting, lost her appetite and stopped going to the toilet.

Vet Susana Recio examined the 11-month-old and could feel something hard in her stomach so Poppy was sedated, and X-rays revealed...

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Dog Grooming Tips to Keep Your Best Friend Healthy and Happy

Dog Grooming Tips to Keep Your Best Friend Healthy and Happy

Grooming your dog regularly is not just about aesthetics; it's a vital aspect of their overall health and well-being. By investing in the right grooming tools and establishing a consistent routine, you can ensure that your furry friend remains comfortable, healthy, and happy. Regular brushing helps to remove loose fur, prevent...

How to Safely Introduce Your Indoor Cat to Outdoor Adventures

How to Safely Introduce Your Indoor Cat to Outdoor Adventures

The perennial debate between keeping cats indoors versus allowing them outdoor access is one that has divided pet owners for years. While the allure of letting your feline friend roam free under the open sky is undeniable, it's crucial to recognize the myriad risks associated with outdoor exposure. From traffic hazards to...

Making gardens more cat friendly

Cats love to be outside so in the run-up to National Gardening Week on 1 May, the feline welfare charity Cats Protection has some top tips for cat owners.

Beware of dangerous plants

The most important gardening tip for all cat owners is to avoid lilies both outdoors and inside the house. These are potentially fatal to cats and they don't have to deliberately chew on...

PDSA Pet Care Column: Two months left for cats in England to be microchipped before new law

Did you know - as of 10 June 2024, it will become law for all cat owners in England to have their feline friend microchipped? This leaves just two months to go for millions of cat owners up and down the country to abide by the new law.

Whether you already have a cat, are in the process of getting a cat or it's in your near future plans, all cats, no matter age or whether they don't...

Cat owners urged to microchip pets ahead of new law to aid rehoming charities

Families are being urged to microchip their cats to help ease the burden on rescue centres and rehoming charities.

From June 10, all domestic cats in England must be microchipped, and owners who fail to comply could face fines of up to £500. An estimated 2.3 million cats in the UK remain unchipped , which poses challenges for identification and reunion with their owners.