Cat Behaviour

  • 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 some time to learn about a cat’s facial expressions and body language. It will give…

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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 friendly gesture of companionship, or is your cat mad at you? While…

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  • What is your cat really saying?

    Every cat meows differently, so it’s up to you to learn it 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”…

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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 are delighted about a dog’s visit. Unless they grew up together,…

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  • Kids & Kittens, the start of a beautiful relationship.

    When introducing a new cat to your child it’s important to supervise playtime until they are both comfortable with each other.

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  • Cat behaviour – what is your cat really thinking.

    Cat in a Flat had a little chat with Anita Kelsey, cat behaviour specialist to get a snapshot into just what your cat is really thinking.… Are they in fact plotting world domination? What are the not so obvious signs they could be in distress? All will be revealed in…

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  • 7 Tips on how to look after an aggressive cat

    In your cat sitting career, there’s a chance you’ll come across a kitty with some serious CATtitude. Here are seven tips to getting you off to a paw-sitive start. First feeding Arrange to do the first feeding when the owner is there. This way the owner can keep kitty calm…

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  • RSPCA specialist talks about cat’s body language

    Cats’ personalities are one of the reasons we love them but how can we spot if a puss is a fiery feline or a mellow moggy? The RSPCA’s resident cat welfare expert Alice Potter gives Cat in a Flat’s cat sitters and owners some top tips on how a cat’s body language can…

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  • 5 Reasons why cats are truly epic!

    Let’s face it, with cats you know where you stand, you know that you’re only real function in life is to fulfil your furry pal’s dreams and wishes. But why do we love our cats so much? There are obviously countless reasons, but here, at Cat in a Flat, we…

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  • Is kitty ill or just a little shy?

    We love all cats for their air of mystery, but if you’re caring for a cat who seems to vanish into thin air, then your new furry friend is either a bit shy or unwell. And as kitties are the masters of disguise it can be very tricky to tell…

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