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A recent study revealed that pet ownership could save the NHS up to £2.45 billion a year, simply by being a pal. The thinking behind the figure is that they will reduce the number of visits we take to the doctor because of their positive impact on our health, both mental and physical, and wellbeing. So, in honour of International Cat Day here are four ways we think cats make our lives better. They make great conversation topics. It’s true and those who hate small talk might have been extremely glad to find a common connection through a mutual love
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A new study has revealed that when choosing what to eat, cats gravitate towards carbs, whereas dogs prefer high-fat food. The study, which has been published by Jean Hall, a professor at Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University says the findings refute the common notion that cats want and need a protein-heavy regimen and further highlights why older cats should have less protein. On the study’s findings, Hall said, “The numbers were much different than what traditional thinking would have expected. Some experts have thought cats need diets that are 40 or 50 percent protein. Our findings are quite
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Which lives longer, moggies (crossbred cats) or purebred cats? Ever wonder if there was a difference in the average lifespan between a purebred feline or one of the many beautiful crossbreed cats who catch our eyes daily? Well, it turns out there is. In fact, it’s fascinating data on cat lifespans in general. Crossbreed cats, or Moggies as they are affectionately referred to, can make great pets and with an estimated 10.3 million cats in the UK they are a popular choice for many, taking the top spot over dogs. Whether a crossbreed or purebred cat, it’s important to consider
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Here are 6 cats who decided to take drastic action to show just how strongly they felt about their owners decorating decisions. ‘WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE DOORS WE HAD?’ ‘THIS WIRE IS BAD FENG SHUI – AND IT’S IN MY WAY!’ ‘YOU’RE TOO OLD FOR STUFFED TOYS! IF YOU WON’T GET RID OF THEM…’ ‘YOU WANNA CHANGE THE FLOOR? FINE – HERE’S MY INPUT!’ ‘I’LL GIVE YOU A CLUE, SOMETHING SHOULD BE HANGING FROM THIS…AND IT’S NOT ME!’ ‘THIS IS YOUR FAULT! DON’T PUT THE OLYMPICS ON AND THEN LEAVE…GET NEW BLINDS!’  
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A cat named Flearoy has been recovering at home after falling 50 feet from his owner’s apartment window after getting spooked by a loud noise. His life hung in the balance but after intensive treatment from PDSA vets in Manchester, he’s now on the road to recovery. Flearoy’s owner, self-employed Emma Rowe (31), from Wythenshawe, was talking to neighbours when a loud noise startled the normally placid cat. He dashed out of the room, squeezing himself through a tiny window and plummeted fifty foot to the ground. Emma said: “We live in a block of flats and the window hardly
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A petition signed by 100,000 animal lovers has been delivered to 10 Downing Street in a bid to call for changes to the laws surrounding air gun ownership in England and Wales after it was reported that 164 cats were reported in the press last year as being shot by an air gun.   The petition, which was organised by Cats Protection, is part of a larger campaign the charity is working on surrounding legislation for air guns, along with over 50,000 supporters, the charity has also written to the Home Office calling for air gun licensing as part of a government
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An RSPCA officer had a rather unusual rescue when she was called to a family home in Manchester this week. Inspector Natalie Avery went to a home in Homcroft Road at lunchtime on Monday (23 April) after the cat got wedged behind a metal bathroom towel rail. She said: “The funny thing was he wasn’t even their cat! “He’d run into their house through an open door and when he spotted them inside he panicked and ran into the bathroom to hide in the smallest gap he could find – between the rails of a towel rail mounted on the
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