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Autumn cat care tips

It’s finally starting to feel a little more Autumnal, with lots of leaves for our feline friends to chase outdoors and the chance to become reacquainted with favourite cosy snuggle spots indoors. Here are a few tips to help you keep your cat healthy and happy this season:

With the days getting shorter, cats are likely to be active outside during rush hour, when it’s dark which sadly means an increase in feline road traffic accidents. A reflective collar will help drivers to spot any cat wandering on to the road, or you may consider keeping your cat indoors when it starts to get dark.

If your cat is staying indoors more, actively playing with them will help them to burn off any excess calories they are no longer losing through outdoor activity. It’s also great quality time together and you’ll both have fun!

If you are using sheds, garages or out buildings at this time, please do check for any unsuspecting visitors before locking up. Cats can see them as excellent shelters and sleeping spots and are great at hiding!

You may notice your cat moult more in Autumn in preparation for growing in a thicker winter coat. Regular grooming with a comb or brush will help to prevent any fur ball issues.

And don’t forget to keep up flea treatment at this time. Putting the heating on can trigger any dormant eggs in carpets and soft furnishings to hatch. Keep your cat healthy and avoid a flea infestation in your home!