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Cat care tips & info

  • The best cat litter

    Cat litter comes in many forms – from clumping to deodourising, crystals to wood, it can be tough to choose which to use. To help, Cat in a Flat surveyed our community to see what they recommend

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  • How to get your cat into a carrier

    No cat likes getting in their carrier. Getting Mr Whiskers into his box cat be a real struggle. Below, Cat in a Flat looks at the best tricks to get your kitty into their carrier stress-free

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  • Five reasons to become a cat sitter

    If you’re wondering whether cat sitting is for you, Cat in a Flat has five reasons for giving it a try including the community, fun, friends, extra income and because it’s good for you!

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  • Why do cats chatter at birds?

    One curious aspect of cat behaviour is their tendency to “chatter” at birds. It’s fascinating to watch, but why do cats do it? Cat in a Flat finds out.

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  • Six cat breeds that cause the least allergies

    It is a sad fact that many cat lovers find living with a kitty impossible because of allergies. But are there some breeds that don’t trigger allergic reactions? Cat in a Flat finds out

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  • Can cats eat a vegan diet?

    Every year more people are choosing to adopt a plant-based diet. But you choose a vegan diet for your cat? Cat in a Flat finds out

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  • Should I bath my cat?

    Cat lovers know that our kitties love to keep clean. But do cat owners need to help their pets stay clean by giving them baths? And if so, what’s the best way to do it? Cat in a Flat finds out

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  • Moving home with your cat

    Cats are territorial creatures – the familiar nooks and crannies of home give them a sense of comfort and security. Because of this, moving house can be a stressful time for your cat. Here are a few tips …

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  • Why do cats scratch the furniture?

    Cats claws are amazing things – helping our kitties climb, play and defend themselves. But why do cats scratch, and is there a way to control where and when they do it? Cat in a Flat finds out

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  • Three reasons you might need to hire a cat sitter

    Cat sitting is for more than just vacations. In fact, carers can provide vital support for many occasions. Below, Cat in a Flat looks at three of the main ways we know hiring a cat sitter can help.

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  • Fun kitty facts in time for International Cat Day

    To celebrate International Cat Day, Cat in a Flat has taken a deep dive into our kitty data to reveal the UK’s most cat-loving town, top kitty names, and who wins the Oxford versus Cambridge cat race

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  • Ten reasons to hire a cat sitter

    Cat care is a crucial part of planning a trip away. See if a cat sitter is the right solution for you and Mr Whiskers with Cat in a Flat’s list of the top ten reasons to hire one

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  • Cat flea advice and facts

    Dealing with fleas is an essential part of cat care. Here, Cat in a Flat looks at the flea treatment and prevention facts you need to know as a kitty owner or sitter

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  • What is my cat’s tail telling me?

    Cats can be very mysterious animals. It’s difficult to tell what your cat is thinking; are they crawling up to you because they want to play, or are they demanding more food? Is your cat’s tail wag a …

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  • Going away? Top ten tips for your cat’s care

    The excitement of a trip can sometimes be tinged with anxiety when thinking about leaving your cat. To make sure you and your kitty are well prepared, Cat in a Flat has put together this checklist

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  • How and why do cats purr?

    To cat owners, there is no sound more fulfilling and calming than that of a kitty purring. But why and how do cats purr? Here, Cat in a Flat looks into some of the secrets behind purring

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  • The best cat books

    Cat in a Flat reached out to our community to find out which books featuring cats have ignited your imagination. Below are some of your favourites; we hope there is a book there for everyone to enjoy

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  • Why don’t cats like water?

    Cat owners know that our furry friends will do almost anything to avoid getting wet. Below, Cat in a Flat looks at the reasons cats dislike water and which kitties like an occasional swim

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  • Does my cat miss me when I’m not around?

    Every cat owner knows how special their bond is with their kitty. But cats are also independent animals, and it can lead us to wonder does my cat miss me when I’m not around?

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  • The best 3 alternatives to cat boarding!

    There are great alternatives to cat boarding. Such as hiring a trusted cat sitter. Let your kitty stay in the comforts of his own home while you’re away.

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  • Cystitis: a common sign of stress in cats

    A common sign of stress in cats is Interstitial cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), also named ‘feline idiopathic cystitis’ or FIC . And just like human cystitis this can be very painful for …

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  • The best cat films to watch now

    There is nothing more comforting than a good film and with the world self-isolating, entertainment is more important than ever. Find new movies to watch with Cat in a Flat

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  • Why cats are good for your mental health

    Most cat owners agree that furry friends have a positive effect on wellbeing, especially as the world self-isolates. Here Cat in a Flat looks at the ways in which cats can be good for mental health

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  • Why do cats sleep so much?

    If sleeping were a competitive sport, cats would certainly be in the running for a gold medal. With the average pet cat sleeping for 15 hours a day – and some going for even longer than that …

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