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Your Cat magazine blog

Buy 'Your First Kitten' for just £2.99!

We're holding a flash sale on 'Your First Kitten' — grab a copy for just £2.99 (normally £5.99) when ordered before 4pm tomorrow (Friday April 25)!

'Your First Kitten' is the definitive guide to kitten ownership, produced by the publishers of Your Cat magazine. This 132-page manual leads potential kitten owners through the first year – from selecting their new feline friend to seeing him (or her) grow into a healthy and happy adult cat.

Your First Kitten is divided into five important chapters:

Chapter 1: Finding your kitten Expert advice on choosing the ideal kitten for you; questions to ask the breeder or rescue centre; breed profiles of the top ten GCCF registered breeds; looking for signs of good health; rescue centres and charities.

Read more...

Cat competition!

Win a Cheshire & Wain luxury cat collar!

The luxury leather collars from Cheshire & Wain are perfect for felines who appreciate the finer things in life.

Available in six colour options — Lustrous Apple (red), Heritage Purple, Hard Candy (baby pink), Midnight Ray (speckled navy), Uluru Blush (tan/orange) and Earthen Blush (brown) — the soft leather collars are handmade in London and lined with soft suede so they're comfortable on your cat's neck.

The collars also available in two size options — small to medium (7 to 9in around the neck) or medium to large (9 to 11in around the neck). And as well as looking great, the collars are safe to wear with an incorporated, hidden safety release buckle, which will release if your cat's collar gets caught.

Finished with a gold-plated falconry bell and a solid brass buckle, the collars cost £49 to £69 from Cheshire & Wain's website.

We have one small to medium Cheshire & Wain luxury leather collar in Hard Candy, worth £59, up for grabs! Made from smooth baby pink leather with traditional grooved edge detail, it's lined with soft burgundy suede.

*This collar originally appeared in the January 2014 issue's buyer's guide to cat collars!

How to win a Cheshire & Wain luxury cat collar:

If you receive the Your Cat newsletter, there will be a link on the email to update your details and a tick box option to enter the competition. Click here to register to the Your Cat newsletter if you don't already receive it. The closing date is 12pm on Thursday April 24, 2014. Good luck! This competition is for UK residents only.

Cat health

Creating a feline first aid kit

Vet Elise Robertson lists all the first aid items you should have at the ready in case of a feline emergency.

Managing diabetes in cats

Looking for information on controlling and managing diabetes in cats? Follow vet Andrea Harvey's advice...

Cats in the home

My cat won't come inside!

Does your cat refuse to come inside? Behaviourist Francesca Riccomini shares some top advice...

Why does my cat eat cut flowers?

Behaviourist Francesca Riccomini advises on how to stop your cat eating potentially toxic cut flowers.

Outdoor cats

Help, other cats use my cat flap!

Intruding cats can cause a lot of stress to resident felines so read our advice on how to stop them using your cat flap.

What plants will my cat enjoy?

It's not just catnip that cats enjoy. Garden expert Graham Strong lists other plants that felines may enjoy.

Kitten care

How do I choose a healthy kitten?

What should you look for when choosing a kitten? Read our guide to choosing and bringing up a healthy kitten.

Introducing a kitten to an existing cat

Introducing a kitten to an existing cat can be difficult. Make sure you get it right first time.