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Understanding your cat The cat magazine contains a wealth of information and advice for owners. Owning a cat is wonderful, but it is important to understand their needs, behaviours and temperament to have a harmonious life together. Read more

6 min

Cats as an Example: What You Can Learn From Your Feline Friend

Elegance, body control, and grace—these are the characteristics that many cat owners admire in their feline companions. Others, however, have clumsy cats at home who mainly attract attention by purring loudly. But despite their differences, cats share many behavioural traits that are typical of their species. As humans, we can glean valuable insights from them. In the following article, you will discover when we should consider our cats as role models and learn from their examples.

2 min

Making the Garden Safe for Cats

The costs for a cat fence can quickly run up to several thousand pounds. In order to save these huge sums of money, many cat lovers decide to make their garden safe for cats off their own bat. However, the time commitment here shouldn't be underestimated.

5 min

Make your own cat ice cream: 5 great recipe ideas

Summer is the peak season for refreshing ice cream, and cats enjoy it too when it's hot. Would you like to surprise your cat with some ice cream for a change? We will clarify whether ice cream is dangerous for cats and show you how to make your own healthy cat ice cream.

5 min

The Right Diet for your Kitten

Kittens need specific nutrition in order to grow healthily and develop into strong cats. Breed, age and temperament all play a part in establishing these requirements. For example, boisterous, adventurous kittens will naturally require more energy than sleepyheads! Although it may look cute, take care that your kitten is not carrying any “puppy fat”. Ribs should always be easy to feel through the fur and a waistline visible to ensure a healthy weight. Choosing the right kitten diet is essential in providing your young cat with all the energy and nutrients it needs to support it through its early rapid growth stages.

4 min

Kitten care: the basics of looking after kittens

The correct kitten care is especially important in the first few weeks of life. During this time, kittens absorb a wealth of information from their mother and their siblings. However, the importance of looking after a kitten through human contact cannot be overstated. This combination of learning from different sources is the best way to prepare your kitten for its journey through life. 

4 min

Does My Cat Trust Me? These 5 Signs Prove It

Trust is needed for a harmonious relationship with your cat. But can you build your cat's trust and how do felines show that they do trust you? Cats are considered independent and not very transparent, but these five signs of behaviour will prove to you whether and to what extent your cat trusts you.

8 min

Coconut Oil for Cats

Coconut oil is very popular among cat owners as it provides natural protection from ticks and other parasites. In addition, this on-trend product is said to have numerous benefits. We will give you tips and information on how and when coconut oil can be a practical alternative to conventional remedies.

5 min

Growth of Cats in Six Phases

How long do cats take to grow and how big do they get? This depends partly on their genetic make-up and external factors such as diet. Cats have six growth phases. If we are aware of these, we can give our cats the perfect start to a healthy life and support them as well as possible on the road to adulthood.

11 min

Birman

The name 'Sacred Cat of Burma' causes real confusion, therefore this cat breed is known as the 'Birman' in English. However, don't confuse it with the Burmese! In fact, the Birman cat comes from a French breeding programme that was carried out in the 20th century. Here you can find out more about the breed that combines the best of the Persian and Siamese cat!

8 min

Javanese

The Javanese is a semi-longhaired cat and is also known as the Oriental Longhair (OLH) or Mandarin. A slender body, wedge-shaped head with large ears and silky fur are typical of this cat breed. Javanese cats are very cuddly and playful.

13 min

British Longhair

Are you looking for an adaptable cat for domestic life, if possible with a long coat? Also commonly referred to as the Highlander, the British Longhair is the semi-longhaired alternative to the British Shorthair, sharing its friendly, even-tempered manner but with a lesser urge for activity.

8 min

Making your own cat toys: 5 easy and cheap ideas

Cats are putting their hunting instincts into practice when they play. Playing is important and the more diverse the toys, all the better. Five ideas on how you can make your own cat toys – with inexpensive items that can be found in every household.

5 min

Cat Exercise: How to Achieve the Ideal Weight

With just a few too many well-intentioned treats and too little playtime, your cat can soon start to gain weight. This raises the question: isn't there a way for cats to exercise too? Luckily, with our five exercises for feline fitness, you can get your cat moving and help them shed those extra kilos.

7 min

How to monitor your kitten’s weight

In order to be sure that kittens grow and thrive, you should regularly monitor their weight. This article will give you guidance on the right weight and show you what you must pay attention to when weighing cats.

5 min

Growth of Cats in Six Phases

How long do cats take to grow and how big do they get? This depends partly on their genetic make-up and external factors such as diet. Cats have six growth phases. If we are aware of these, we can give our cats the perfect start to a healthy life and support them as well as possible on the road to adulthood.

5 min

The Right Diet for your Kitten

Kittens need specific nutrition in order to grow healthily and develop into strong cats. Breed, age and temperament all play a part in establishing these requirements. For example, boisterous, adventurous kittens will naturally require more energy than sleepyheads! Although it may look cute, take care that your kitten is not carrying any “puppy fat”. Ribs should always be easy to feel through the fur and a waistline visible to ensure a healthy weight. Choosing the right kitten diet is essential in providing your young cat with all the energy and nutrients it needs to support it through its early rapid growth stages.

6 min

Moving with Cats

Be they indoor or outdoor cats, felines love their territory. This is where they get their daily laps in, defend against intruders if required and make themselves comfortable in their favourite spot. When a move with cats is on the agenda, the question is if it will be possible without feline sadness? We'll give you tips!

3 min

Ahoy! Travelling by Ship with Cats

Taking your cat on a cruise? What sounds crazy is actually possible. After all, commuters too sometimes have to take their cat with them on the ferry. We'll give you some tips on how to make travelling by ship as pleasant as possible both for your cat and also the fellow passengers!

4 min

Train Travel with Cats

Hardly any cats enjoy leaving their usual environment. However, moving home or long journeys can make it necessary for your cat to travel every now and then... If the owner doesn't have a car, public transport is required to make the journey to the vet's. Is this possible? Of course! With a few tips, you and your cat can have a completely stress-free journey.

6 min

Calico Cat

Red, white and black – the calico cat immediately stands out with its tricolour fur. How does this special fur pattern emerge? Why are almost all calico cats female? Do they really bring good fortune? Read the answers to these questions in this article.

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The name 'Sacred Cat of Burma' causes real confusion, therefore this cat breed is known as the 'Birman' in English. However, don't confuse it with the Burmese! In fact, the Birman cat comes from a French breeding programme that was carried out in the 20th century. Here you can find out more about the breed that combines the best of the Persian and Siamese cat!

So many breeds. What makes them different?

We have an entire section about a variety of different cat breeds, outlining the differences between each breed, including their different care needs, which can help you choose the best-suited cat for you! Understanding your pet's personality and behaviour traits is ideal for a happy life, for both you and your cat. We have lots of articles on every aspect of owning and caring for felines. Their breeds come in all shapes and sizes! Each one is different, whether its personalities and care needs. Our articles on Cat Breeds help you understand what makes each breed unique. This also includes mixed breed and domestic cats which are just as special.

Make sure the food is right

Knowing the correct diet and nutrition for your new feline friend is a top priority. Ensuring they are getting all the nutrients it needs is essential for a happy life! A crucial aspect for this is also good health, since felines can suffer from a multitude of conditions. Ailments such as diabetes or a sensitive digestion can benefit from specialist catered diets. In our section on Nutrition you can learn about the pros and cons of certain diets, which can help you make an informed decision on what food is best.

Don't believe the rumours - training a cat is possible

We have a selection of articles dedicated to cat training and understand the way they think. Our section on  Agility and Games has articles on ways to keep your cat occupied. Owning a new kitten is a joy but caring for and training such a young animal can be a bit daunting. In our section on Kittens we have articles which can help you make the best decisions for your new kitten. From choosing the right diet to getting them vaccinated. Knowing how to care for your pet's health is vital. In our section on Health and Care we have articles on various cat ailments and how to properly care for them.