Cat care tips & info

  • 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 …

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  • 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 … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Becoming a cat sitter-What you need to know

    Do you love cats and have some spare time? Are you reliable, friendly and polite? Then you are well placed to consider becoming a cat sitter. But what exactly do you need to know to become a cat sitter… Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Find a Cat Sitter – 3 tips to make the right choice

    Once you’ve made the excellent decision to find and use cat sitter, it is only right to make absolutely certain you select the right individual for the job! Ensure your cat-sitter can provide the … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • 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 … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Cat Sitter – Holiday Care in Familiar Surroundings

    Home really is where the cat is! As humans we know only too well what it’s like to miss your family or the peace and safety of home, we even have a term for it… being ‘homesick’. From the cat’s … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • How to minimise your cats stress levels when going away

    In the following article we explore ways of how to minimise your cats stress levels when going away. It is important to make cat owners aware that cats are simply not ‘dominant’ or ‘passive’ in their … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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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. Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Litter tray upsets: Understanding your cat’s toilet issues

    Our cats are without doubt creatures of habit and are inherently territorial. Not only do they crave routine, they actively dislike change or inconsistency. This applies to their toilet’ing habits … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • 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 … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Cat breeds for different lifestyles

    We all love cats, that’s a given – but how does one cat breed differ from the next? What characteristics are they known for, and which cat breeds might suit your specific lifestyle best? Here are a … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • How to prepare for your HouseSitter

    Passport? Check. Visas? Check. Chargers? Check. You may think you’ve got it all figured out for getting ready to go on holiday, but how prepared are you for your house sitter? Here are some top tips … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • A guide to a cat’s facial expressions

    Cats are lovely animals that make great companions. Much like humans, they’re also capable of showing emotion through their faces. Whether you own a cat or are a cat sitter, it’s vital that you take … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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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 … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • What is your cat really 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”… Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • How to be a 5 Star Cat Sitter

    With its perks of cuddles and purrs, being a cat minder for a beloved cat is a job we cat lovers adore. Whether you are a friend who loves cats, a family member, or one of our cat loving community … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • We love Spring – But beware of poisonous plants for cats!

    Spring flowers bring a welcome burst of colour into our homes at Easter. But they can also bring danger to our cats, especially inquisitive kittens. So please stay vigilant and keep your home feline … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • How to give your cat medication

    Knowing how to apply medication for cats is invaluable when looking after a poorly kitty. Like a spoonful of sugar, here are our cat care tips for helping the medicine go down. Crunch the pills and … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Do cats and dogs get on in short visits?

    As cat owners, we all know that feeling when you invite a relative or friend over for dinner and they say the dreaded “can I bring my dog?” It is common knowledge that there are very few cats who … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Prepare for your cat sitter

    When going on holiday, there’s always so much to remember. Passports, tickets, suntan lotion. And as we run out of time, our cats run the risk of being just a note on the to-do list. To make things a … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Introducing cats to children.

    Welcoming a new fur baby into your home is so exciting, especially for your young child. Who wouldn’t want to play with a fluffy, cuddly moving teddy bear! But one mustn’t forget that these cute … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • Is my Cat Fat or Fluffy?

    Just like you might set new health goals for yourself, feeding your kitty a diet tailored to their specific breed, age, health and lifestyle is critical for lifelong health. And remember to always … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • It’s Valentines Day! Well, nearly…

    It’s that time of the year again.. the opportunity to try and convince your loved one that you love them as much as you love the cat, well almost 😉 Here are some pressie ideas to warm them up on a … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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  • 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 … Share this:TwitterFacebook

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