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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 ...
Why are cats scared of cucumbers and other curiousities
Recently a set of videos went viral of kitties being surprised by an unexpected cucumber placed behind them. But what provoked such a strong reaction? And what are some other cat curiosities?
What cat breeds are best for apartment living?
What should cat lovers who live in an apartment consider when getting a kitty? And are some cat breeds better suited to apartment living than others? Cat in a Flat finds out
5 New Years Goals to set for you and your cat!
2020 is here! As you reflect and start planning for the new year, remember to include your furry friend. Setting new years goals for you and your kitty will keep your cats behaviour in check ...
If I fits, I sits: why do cats love boxes?
Kitties love boxes and will seemingly stuff themselves into any container they can. But what is the attraction between cats and boxes? Cat in a Flat finds out.
Should I adopt a cat to beat loneliness?
People across the world are facing periods of isolation, especially over the festive season. Cats are great companions, but is adopting a kitty the solution to loneliness?
Taking care of your cat at Christmas
Cat care at Christmas should be an important consideration - the festive seasons means a lot of potential hazards coming into the house. Keep your kitty safe with this guide from Cat in a Flat
Should I board my cat or get a cat sitter?
Two of the most popular options for cat care when you're away are boarding your kitty and employing a cat sitter. But how can you choose? Cat in a Flat looks into the options to help you decide
The power of catnip on cats
Catnip has the power to turn kitties into a bundle of joyful weirdness. Jumping, rolling around, licking, or purring - it can have a profound effect on our cats. But how does it work and why?
How to keep your Cat safe during Fireworks
Fireworks may be fun for us, but they are not for most cats. As you make plans to go out and enjoy the show, please ensure that your kitty is kept safely at home. Firework season generally starts ...
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
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?