Cat advice

From neutering to insurance, our experts take you through the key things every cat owner should do to care for their feline friend.

How to care for your pets if you're ill or have to self-isolate due to coronavirus How to care for your pets if you're ill or have to self-isolate due to coronavirus

Read our advice on how to ensure your pet stays healthy and is cared for.

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Caring for your cat Caring for your cat

Battersea's top tips on caring for your cat

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The cost of owning a cat The cost of owning a cat

Read our advice on the basic costs of caring for a cat throughout their lifetime

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Creating a cat-friendly home Creating a cat-friendly home

Learn how to make your home cat-friendly and enriching for your cat

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Creating a cat-friendly garden Creating a cat-friendly garden

Find out how to make your garden or outside space cat-friendly and enriching for your feline friend

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Toxic foods and items that cats can't eat Toxic foods and items that cats can't eat

Learn of some foods and items your cat should avoid

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Kitten season Kitten season

Everything you need to know about kitten season, and more

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Summer cat care Summer cat care

Tips to keeping your cat safe during the summer months

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What to do if your cat is stung by a bee or wasp What to do if your cat is stung by a bee or wasp

Discover what signs to look for if you cat is stung and/or has an allergic reaction

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Cat flap advice Cat flap advice

Learn more about choosing a cat flap and encouraging your cat to use it

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Introducing your cat to the outside Introducing your cat to the outside

Help your cat prepare for their first outdoor exploration

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Advice on Cat Litter Trays Advice on Cat Litter Trays

Discover some tips on selecting and introducing your cat to a litter tray

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What to do if my cat goes missing What to do if my cat goes missing

Find out the six steps you can take if your cat goes missing

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Cat neutering Cat neutering

All your questions answered

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Cat carrier advice Cat carrier advice

Find out how you can train your cat to comfortably use a cat carrier from a young age

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Feeding your cat Feeding your cat

Follow our tips at meal time to ensure your cat is dining daily

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How to groom your cat How to groom your cat

Read our advice on how to choose a brush and groom your cat

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Helping your cat adjust to the arrival of a new baby Helping your cat adjust to the arrival of a new baby

Our tips to help make the introduction of your baby and cat as smooth as possible

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What type of cat is best to live with young children? What type of cat is best to live with young children?

Read our suggestions on the characteristics that make a cat most suited to living with children

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Introducing cats and dogs Introducing cats and dogs

Ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible

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Introducing your cat to kids Introducing your cat to kids

Five steps to introduce cats and kids

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Cat body language Cat body language

Read about the ways cats express their emotions through body language

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A cat's sense of smell A cat's sense of smell

Learn why scents and smells are incredibly important to cats

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Is my cat happy? Is my cat happy?

Learn how you can recognise the signs of happiness in your cat

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How do I know if my cat is excited to see me? How do I know if my cat is excited to see me?

Your cat will show excitement in a number of ways, learn how your cat displays these

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Cat anxiety Cat anxiety

Read about the basic strategies your cat will use to protect themselves in times of anxiety

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Stressed cat symptoms and relief Stressed cat symptoms and relief

Discover how to minimise your cat's stress

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How to find a good cat behaviourist How to find a good cat behaviourist

Information on cat behaviourists and how to prepare for a visit

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How do I tell if my cat is in pain? How do I tell if my cat is in pain?

Recognising early signs of pain in your cat is important in keeping your cat happy and healthy

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How do I tell if my cat is frustrated? How do I tell if my cat is frustrated?

Like humans, cats can get frustrated if they don't have access to what they want

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How to stop my cat scratching the furniture How to stop my cat scratching the furniture

Find out about cats' urge to scratch and how to provide outlets for this in the home

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Why does my cat hunt? Why does my cat hunt?

Find out more about your cat's urge to hunt prey and how to support this at home

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Can I stop my cat from hunting? Can I stop my cat from hunting?

Find out how you can support your cat's hunting instinct through play

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How do I stop my cat fighting? How do I stop my cat fighting?

Information on how to prevent and cope with cat fighting

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How do I stop my cats fighting each other? How do I stop my cats fighting each other?

Cats have evolved from an independent species which can lead to fighting in the home.

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How to deal with aggression in cats How to deal with aggression in cats

Learn how you can recognise the difference between playing and genuine aggression in your cat.

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Cats and fireworks Cats and fireworks

10 tips on what you should do for your cat during fireworks

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Winter cat care Winter cat care

How to protect your cats against the chill this winter

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Cat training Cat training

Training your cat can be useful in a variety of practical situations.

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Is my cat obese? Is my cat obese?

Read our advice on obesity in cats and how to address this if necessary.

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Why is my cat hiding? Why is my cat hiding?

Find out why your cat may be hiding and how to alleviate any potential stress.

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How to interact with your cat How to interact with your cat

Read our guide on how to find the best way to interact with your cat.

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Moving house with a cat Moving house with a cat

Read our advice on how to help your cat manage the first few days in a new place.

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FIV in cats FIV in cats

It might sound scary but cats with FIV want all the same things as any other cat.

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Why is my cat going to the toilet around the house? Why is my cat going to the toilet around the house?

Cats going to the toilet around the house is a common issue but luckily relatively easy to resolve.

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Cat spraying Cat spraying

Cat spraying is a normal territory-marking behaviour in cats whereby they spray in prominent places

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Cystitis in cats Cystitis in cats

Cystitis in cats affects a cat’s bladder and urinary tract.

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

FLUTD is used to describe group of conditions in cats that can affect the urethra.

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