How it works
Cat in a Flat connects cat owners with trusted and insured cat loving sitters in their area. Our mission is to help cats stay in the comfort of their own homes while the owner is away ...
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
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!
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
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
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 ...
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
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.
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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?
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
What is your cat meow saying?
Cats can be incredibly vocal creatures. But did you know that most of their meows are saved just for us? The only meowing between cats is done between a mother cat and her kittens. The cute little “mew”...
How do you keep your cat entertained with cat toys made from toilet rolls?
Wonder where all the toilet rolls have gone? This could be one explanation: Toilet rolls have been used to entertain cats during self-isolation. Cat toys made from toilet rolls are a great way to ...
How long can you leave a kitten on their own?
The length of time you can leave a kitten on its own will depend on its age and health. And whether the kitten has a brother or sister to play with. A kitten’s sensitive period of socialisation and ...
Why do cats groom so frequently? – Fastidious Felines!
To keep themselves clean! This may sound obvious, but it is the main reason that cats groom and they will lick themselves after almost every meal and toilet visit in order to remove the scent of food ...
How cats express their love for you!
It is often said that dogs are mans’ best friend but the bond between a cat and their human is uniquely special. Cats are more subtle in the ways they display affection. Whilst it’s true that they ...