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Cat Breeds

Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a rare cat breed that can easily be distinguished from others thanks to its appearance. It was bred to have a flat skull shape with extremely large protruding ears and very big eyes. Whilst initial reaction to the Devon Rex was lukewarm, it later gained approval due to its very special physical features. Since 1968, these special cats with an unusual appearance have been recognised by the “Féderation Internationale Féline” (FiFe). Because of its pleasant character, the Devon Rex is a typical family cat and is also very well suited for being kept in an apartment. Perhaps you will soon make one part of your own home? 

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.
5 min

DIY Cat Tree: Tips and Instructions for Building a Cat Tree

For cats, cat trees are an adventure playground, lookout post and retreat all in one. In addition they fulfill another very important task - they allow cats to sharpen their claws. Every cat should have one. Especially to indoor cats it's important to have a large enough cat tree they can use for exercise. If you build your own cat tree, you can construct it to your taste and your cat's individual preferences. In this article, find out everything you need to know about DIY cat trees, as well as instructions for a cat tree with a birch trunk.
4 min

Baking cat biscuits: quick, easy and delicious

Baking cat biscuits is fun, you know what's inside and you can adjust the recipe to make sure your cat enjoys them. We will give you three delicious recipes for DIY cat biscuits. A lot of people find baking their own cakes or biscuits really fun. What's better than treating friends or family members to a delicious cake? So why not bake tasty cat biscuits for your feline friend too? But how do we actually make cat biscuits? Note: You should use lactose-free products with recipes containing dairy products like butter, cheese or yoghurt. Cats don't tolerate lactose.
3 min

Change of diet for cats

The cat food market offers cat owners a wide range of options: there is both wet and dry food for cats from numerous brands in several quality categories, flavours and varieties. This large selection of cat food presents cat owners with a big challenge. Which food is suitable for cats and in what quantity? There is also the possibility to follow the BARF diet and to provide home-cooked food. As well, the cat food market is constantly growing, so it's not surprising that cat owners sometimes like to change the type of food or to try out a new one. If the cat develops a food intolerance or has to eat a special food due to medical reasons, changing its diet is unavoidable. However, cats are often very fussy and tend to opt for one type of food and reject all other varieties. Hence, getting them used to a new type of food is anything but easy. As a result, you should proceed cautiously with changing the diet. This allows the cat to get used to the new flavour without irritating the stomach and bowels through a quick change. Also, you will avoid your cat completely rejecting the food.
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.
10 min

10 Tricks for Clever Cats

In order to occupy your cat, it's important to give them a variety of tasks to complete. This article will outline 10 great tricks that you and your clever feline can practise together. 
6 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.
4 min

First Aid for Limping Cats – How to Treat Paw Injuries

If you see a limping cat, it's likely due to a paw injury. Smaller cut wounds on the paws in particular are no rarity. How can I help a cat if you notice an injury? We will show you how to deal with paw injuries with cats in the right way, how to put on a dressing and what should be in a first aid kit.
5 min

Diarrhoea in Cats

Diarrhoea is one of the most common problems that cat owners will encounter. But what can cause diarrhoea in cats and when should you start to worry? We have summarised the most important information in this article for you.
7 min

Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a rare cat breed that can easily be distinguished from others thanks to its appearance. It was bred to have a flat skull shape with extremely large protruding ears and very big eyes. Whilst initial reaction to the Devon Rex was lukewarm, it later gained approval due to its very special physical features. Since 1968, these special cats with an unusual appearance have been recognised by the “Féderation Internationale Féline” (FiFe). Because of its pleasant character, the Devon Rex is a typical family cat and is also very well suited for being kept in an apartment. Perhaps you will soon make one part of your own home? 
6 min

Nebelung

With its silver-blue fur and shimmering green eyes, the Nebelung is a unique sight to behold and appreciated by many cat lovers. However, breeding is still in its infancy.
5 min

Oriental Shorthair (OSH)

Things certainly won't be boring with an Oriental Shorthair, also known as the OSH. These intelligent, lively cats with big ears need plenty of attention and don't like being alone. In return, they reward their human family with lots of affection.
6 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.
4 min

Cat Yoga

Many gyms are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. For many people, their usual yoga sessions are currently taking place in their own home. Some people are using the time to try out yoga for the first time with the help of online courses. Cat yoga is one of the newer trends that emerged in the last years. How does it work? We'll give you some tips!
6 min

Laser Pointer for Cats

Opinions differ greatly with regard to whether laser pointers make suitable cat toys. In the following article, we will outline a few aspects that allow you to weigh up the pros and cons and to make your own decision concerning your beloved cat.
5 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

Kitten Diarrhoea

When a kitten enters your home, it¡s an exciting time for everyone! Regardless of whether you're an experienced or first-time cat owner, it's a time of change. Little cats require special attention. Enjoy every minute because they grow up ever so fast!
8 min

How to Correctly Deworm Kittens

Worm infestations affect young cats with relative frequency. If untreated, they can lead to severe ailments. Thankfully though, parasites are very easy to combat as soon as the problem has been recognised. Get your little “tiger to caress”, as Victor Hugo lovingly called cats, dewormed for the first time three weeks after it is born and then every three to four weeks recurrently. However, this is just a general guideline. Only a vet can make the final decision as to what deworming cycle is right for each individual cat. Vermifuges have to be administered very frequently in animal homes too, because unfortunately kittens are partly in a very bad condition when they are handed in there.
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.
4 min

Travelling by Car with Cats

Cats don't like to travel. Every change in location is a cause of sheer stress for these sensitive animals, since unfamiliar sounds and smells make even cats with a robust nature nervous. Nevertheless, pet owners must occasionally subject their cat to a change in location – be it for an annual veterinary appointment, moving house or a long holiday. Travelling by car may not be your cat's preferred method of transport, but with a little preparation you can do away with its fear of travelling.
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.
4 min

Travelling by Car with Cats

Cats don't like to travel. Every change in location is a cause of sheer stress for these sensitive animals, since unfamiliar sounds and smells make even cats with a robust nature nervous. Nevertheless, pet owners must occasionally subject their cat to a change in location – be it for an annual veterinary appointment, moving house or a long holiday. Travelling by car may not be your cat's preferred method of transport, but with a little preparation you can do away with its fear of travelling.
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Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a rare cat breed that can easily be distinguished from others thanks to its appearance. It was bred to have a flat skull shape with extremely large protruding ears and very big eyes. Whilst initial reaction to the Devon Rex was lukewarm, it later gained approval due to its very special physical features. Since 1968, these special cats with an unusual appearance have been recognised by the “Féderation Internationale Féline” (FiFe). Because of its pleasant character, the Devon Rex is a typical family cat and is also very well suited for being kept in an apartment. Perhaps you will soon make one part of your own home? 
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Nebelung

With its silver-blue fur and shimmering green eyes, the Nebelung is a unique sight to behold and appreciated by many cat lovers. However, breeding is still in its infancy.

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.