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Modern Families think pets are more important than in-laws

A study has revealed that us Brits believe happiness is more important than money, that pets are an important family member and see the Beckhams as the best representation of a modern family. 

The study, commissioned by Matalan, found that, as more parents remarry, the country is turning into Brady Bunch Britain with more and more families combining and living together.

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Cat competition!

Win a bundle of toys from PetSafe®!

PetSafe

To celebrate National Pet Month, PetSafe® is offering two lucky cat owners the chance to win an exciting bundle of toys - worth a total of £60 - so you can show your furry friend just how much you love them.

Included in the bundle is the new FroliCat™ CHEESE™ - an automatic teaser toy featuring two golden mice that pop out unexpectedly to keep your kitty guessing.

Also up for grabs is the treat-dispensing Fishbowl - watch your curious cat try to fish out the food from the clear plastic bowl and have fun smelling and catching the treats inside.

National Pet Month is all about celebrating our cuddly companions, promoting responsible pet ownership and helping pet charities take care of animals across the UK. Pets provide us with so much love and this is the purr-fect way to do something special for your feline friend!

For more information, visit the PetSafe® website.

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Help with the Your Cat website

main siteWe hope you like the website. Our design has been chosen to reflect modern day web browsers on both traditional computers and tablets (as well as smartphones).

You can now use Facebook to log into our forum and community area. Don't worry if you don't have a Facebook account or would like to keep the two separate... you can still register with us in minutes and be part of the cat fun!

Here are some helpful tips to get started:

1) How do I log in or register?

If you signed up on the old Yourcat.co.uk website, your username is active and you should have received an email from us with a new password. You can log in via the email link.

If you are new to the site, in the top menu you will see 'Members Area'. You will see options to log in or register here. You can register on the site, or if you are a member of Facebook, you can log into yourcat.co.uk via your Facebook log in details and this will then allow you to feed your activity from yourcat.co.uk to your Facebook profile.

2) How do I log out?

If you are in 'Cat Community' there is a little green power button on the right hand side of the menu options. If you are in 'Cat Forum' there is a log out option at the top of the forum threads.

3) My username or password is not working

You can have your password sent to you by clicking on the 'lost password' option during login (and same for your username if you have forgotten that). During the site upgrade, your usernames were transferred across but your passwords were reset therefore your old password will not work and you may get redirected back to the homepage. You should have received an email from us with your new password. Once you have logged in, you can change your password to something more memorable.

4) I saw an error message or I was diverted to the homepage!

As with all new sites, there will be bugs! Try it again, but if you do come across something that isn't working in the way it should, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know! We will try to fix the problem or reply back to you as soon as possible.

5) What is the Cat Community and Cat Forum?

There are two social areas on this site. The forum (click here to go to the Cat Forum) is an upgraded version of what you are used to on the old site. Please note we have been unable to take old threads with the move so we are starting the forum afresh! The forum is ideal for asking other users about problems you may have with your cat and for general advice questions. The forum can be dived in and out, you are able to pick up on threads as you wish.

The Cat Community is new (click here to go to the Cat Community) and works slightly differently. This is for more real-time status updates, uploading photos and videos, commenting on stories, joining/creating groups, and to be honest we are looking to you to see how it is used! With feedback and a few weeks of usage, we will assess how the Forum and Cat Community work together and what our members think of it.

Cat health

Why does my cat have diarrhoea?

Why does my cat have diarrhoea?

Many cases of diarrhoea are mild and short-lived, only lasting for a few days, and will resolve on their own.

Does my cat drink too much?

Does my cat drink too much?

If you want to determine how much water your cat is drinking, allow her only one source of water, our expert explains.

Cats in the home

How do I keep my cat's scratch post clean?

How to keep my cat's scratch post clean

Cats use their scratching post a lot, especially if they spend most of their time indoors. But how do you keep them clean?

Should I get another cat?

Should I get another cat?

Do you think your cat is unsociable and doesn't want to spend time with you? Getting another cat may not help at all.

Outdoor cats

My cat has been shot — help!

Sadly, a number of cats are injured by airgun attacks every year. We look at what you should do if the worst happens.

How can I make a cat hideaway?

A cat hideaway can provide a much-loved retreat for your cat. Graham Strong explains how to make your garden cat friendly.

Kitten care

How to socialise your kitten

How can we ensure our kittens become well balanced, sociable cats? Follow these invaluable tips.

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.