Animal Friends Blog
Cat / Things to consider before getting a kitten
They look very cute – that’s undeniable. But kittens soon grow and are likely to be around for up to 15 years! Have you considered cost, their attention needs, other pets or children, vet care and what you’ll do when you go on holiday? Read our helpful guide for some things to consider before getting … Continued
Cat / 312% Increase in Cases of Arthritis in Dogs Since 2012
Our latest research has highlighted a worrying statistic about UK canines. Cases of arthritis in dogs has risen by 312% between 2012 and 2015. As we looked into this data more closely, we found that the number of cases is expected to rise even further to around 369% by the end of 2016. Arthritis is … Continued
Cat / What should I do if my cat becomes aggressive?
Aggression is alarming behaviour directed towards a person or animal. When cats show signs of aggression – an important survival skill that has helped felines survive in the wild for centuries – it is important to first rule out why they are acting in this way. Chances are, if they are acting out of character, there … Continued
Cat / Treatment for worms in cats
How do cats get worms? It is important to understand what happens if your cat becomes infested with worms and how you can prevent it from happening. One of the main ways cats can get worms is through the ingestion of faeces excreted by infected felines. Cats can also pass the parasites on to their … Continued
Cat / Is It Bad to Move a Cat While It Is Asleep?
You get home from a long day at work and your beloved cat has missed you dearly. Longing for the warmth of a cosy snuggle spot, they pad up onto the sofa and curl up in ball on your lap. But then you are stuck… and need the loo. Should you move your cat whilst they … Continued
Cat / What Can I Do to Make My Cat Feel Less Lonely?
While some cats seem happy to roam the streets for hours on end and just pop back home every now and again for some food, they can actually get very lonely. It’s not uncommon for a lonely cat to tear up your house and cause destruction. You know those cosy cushions in your bedroom? Forget … Continued
Cat / Why Does My Cat Keep Meowing?
There are many reasons your cat might be meowing. As kittens, meowing is a big part of life. Kittens tell their mothers they’re hungry, cold or scared by meowing. But as kittens grow up, they learn to express themselves in different ways, whether that’s by hissing, yowling or growling. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your own … Continued
Cat / A Guide to Introducing Two Cats
There are many benefits to having a multi-pet household, including an increased amount of socialisation for your pets and more companionship for everyone within the home. However, introducing your new cat to ones already living within the house can be very tricky. Cats are extremely territorial, which can spark cat fights and other mischievous behaviour … Continued
Cat / Why does my cat kick litter out of their litter box?
It can become very frustrating when your cat tracks litter throughout your house by accident, but even more infuriating when your pet decides to kick litter all over the room. Why do cat’s do this? Even though it may seem like your pet is just being difficult, there could be a good reason for this … Continued