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.

Latest cat advice...

Winter cat care tips

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, follow Your Cat magazine's top tips to ensure your cat is kept safe and cosy this winter.

Summer cat care tips

Keep your cat cool and safe throughout the summer months with Your Cat magazine's top tips!

Does my cat have fleas?

The most common flea found on cats and dogs is the cat flea. Using modern treatments is the only way to control fleas effectively.

My cat will only drink milk — help!

Most cats love the taste of cat milk, but it's important to always offer them fresh water too.

Will my kitten be short or longhaired?

Many young kittens look fluffy whether short or longhaired — it all depends on their genes.

How to work with cats

If you'd like to pursue a career with cats, read our essential advice from pet columnist Celia Haddon.

What is sudden feline death?

Unfortunately sudden death can occur in cats for a number of reasons, including cardiomyopathy.

My cat was killed on the road

Sudden traumatic loss can make the grieving process much more complex.

Is stress making my cat lose his fur?

Fur loss is most commonly caused by ‘over-grooming’, where the cat excessively licks the hair. 

Should I feed my cat wet or dry food?

Food expert Nicole Paley discusses the advantages of both and highlights why feeding a mixed diet could suit your cat.

How herbs can help your cat

Herbalism has been integral to the medical traditions of cultures in China and India. Vet Holly Mash discusses how herbs can help your cat...

How do I make homemade cat food?

A homemade diet for a cat (or dog) is not as straight-forward as it would initially seem, as Dr Sue Dawson advises...

Why has my cat started toileting inside?

When cats are anxious and stressed they may lack the confidence to go to the toilet outside.

Top five cat breed profiles...

British Shorthair Cat Breed Profile

British Shorthair

With teddy-bear looks, the British Shorthair (BSH) has a fabulous temperament and is one of the most popular breeds of cat.

Maine Coon Cat Breed Profile

Maine Coon

Being one of the largest breeds of cat, the Maine Coon cat is well known for his size; a big cat with an even bigger personality!

Ragdoll Cat Breed Profile

Ragdoll

The Ragdoll thrives on human company. Although stunning to look at, these cats are best known for their wonderful temperaments.

Bengal Cat Breed Profile

Bengal Cat

The Bengal cat is known as the domestic cat in wild wrapping. With a sparkling coat, the Bengal cat is one of a kind!

Siberian Cat Breed Profile

Siberian

Allow us to introduce you to the Siberian cat breed — a friendly gentleman with a winning personality and a warm winter coat!  

Cat health

What is sudden feline death?

Unfortunately sudden death can occur in cats for a number of reasons, including cardiomyopathy.

Is stress making my cat lose his fur?

Fur loss is most commonly caused by ‘over-grooming’, where the cat excessively licks the hair. 

Cats in the home

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.

Will they be happy indoors?

Considering keeping your cats indoors? Read behaviourist Francesca Riccomini's essential advice...

Outdoor cats

How can I stop cat intruders?

Lots of cat owners have problems with other people's cats. We find out how to deal with cat bullies and intruders.

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.

Kitten care

Adopting the right rescue kitten for you

They may have had a rough start in life, so here’s some advice on making sure adopting a kitten goes smoothly.

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.

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