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Could your cat be a TV star on BBC?

Posted by on 9th Mar 2014 in Cat News | Comments Off on Could your cat be a TV star on BBC?

Could your cat be a TV star on BBC?

Following on from BBC Two’s Horizon programme Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to? which was shown last summer on BBC Two, BBC Science is looking for Brighton cat owners for a 3-part series focusing on our feline friends. In particular they’re interested in cat owners near Queens Park, Elm Grove, Hollingbury, Ladies Mile or Fiveways, or anyone with 3 or more cats living in the wider Brighton area. If this is you email catscience@bbc.co.uk with the following information: Your name Your address (so they know where...

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Giant cats on the loose!

Posted by on 9th Mar 2014 in Cat News | Comments Off on Giant cats on the loose!

Stock up on Whiskas and close the cat flap, there are giant cats on the loose! Watch this brilliant version of the scene from Jurassic Park where Tim and Lex Murphy are cornered by velociraptors, here though the scary dinosaurs have been replaced with giant...

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What does your cat get up to?

Posted by on 13th Jun 2013 in Cat News | Comments Off on What does your cat get up to?

Ever wondered what your cat spends its time doing when you’re not around? Where do our purring pets go when they disappear through the cat flap? Armed with GPS tracking devices and micro-cameras, a team from BBC Two’s Horizon programme in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College set off to a Surrey village to find out. Have a look at Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to? on the BBC website Watch Horizon’s Secret Life of the Cat on BBC Two on Thursday 13 June at 21:00 and afterwards on BBC...

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Could cats in lion hats be the cutest thing the internet has ever seen?

Posted by on 16th May 2013 in Cat News | Comments Off on Could cats in lion hats be the cutest thing the internet has ever seen?

I’ve just seen this article in The Metro today – Could cats in lion hats be the cutest thing the internet has ever...

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Fat Cats

Posted by on 23rd Nov 2012 in Cat News | Comments Off on Fat Cats

According to the PDSA Animal Wellbeing report, an estimated 18 million+ dogs, cats and rabbits are being fed unsuitable diets, despite owners knowing about the health risks. Obesity and a lack of health care are major problems. They warn approx. 11 million pets in the UK have not been vaccinated or neutered resulting in a “serious” risk of developing potentially fatal illnesses. See the full report – PDSA Source BBC 12 Nov...

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Antifreeze warning!

Posted by on 1st Nov 2012 in Cat News | Comments Off on Antifreeze warning!

As the temperature drops more and more of us are topping our car radiators up with antifreeze. While it may help to keep your car running, what you may not know is that antifreeze is very very poisonous to cats and other animals. Just a tiny amount can be fatal. Antifreeze might smell like a potent chemical to us, but to cats and other animals it’s sweet and tasty and they will lick it up if they find it. Make sure you keep antifreeze bottles in closed cupboards with the lids on tight. If you spill any, even the smallest amount, clean it up...

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Cat Flu

Posted by on 1st Oct 2012 in Cat News | Comments Off on Cat Flu

Cat flu is actually a virus called ‘feline calicivirus’. There are many strains of the virus that infect cats and can cause a variety of diseases, the most common of which is ‘upper respiratory tract disease’ or cat flu. Cat flu causes fever, runny nose and mouth ulcers which can be found on the tongue, the roof of the mouth or the nose. They can be very painful and often mean infected cats are unable to eat. Other strains of the virus can cause a number of other illnesses and diseases. There is no specific treatment, as the disease is caused...

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Kennels and vaccination

Posted by on 20th May 2012 in Cat News | Comments Off on Kennels and vaccination

If your cat hasn’t been vaccinated against cat flu kennels won’t let your cat stay. You must provide proof of vaccination. Alternatively, your cat can stay at home and we will cat sit for you!!

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What’s in a name?

Posted by on 10th Mar 2012 in Cat News | Comments Off on What’s in a name?

According to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, there is a growing trend towards old fashioned human names for pets. The top 5 most popular names for cats in 2011 were; Male cats; Charlie Oscar Tiger Tom Felix Female cats; Coco Bella Milly Lily Molly Jack, Max, Alfie and Daisy are all in the top 10.

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Two’s company, 8 million’s a crowd

Posted by on 3rd Feb 2012 in Cat News | Comments Off on Two’s company, 8 million’s a crowd

The UK domestic cat population is around 8 million, that means nearly 20% of UK households own at least one cat!. The South West and Wales are the most popular areas for cats with 25% of households owning at least one, whilst just 10% of households in London own a cat. There are approx 220 million domestic cats worldwide with more than 70 million in the USA, over 50 million in China, 12 million in Russia and Brazil and almost 10 million in France and Italy. There are an estimated 1 million feral cats living in the UK and there may be as many...

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