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Tim Dowling: the cat is using my lettuce bed as a litter tray. He’ll be sorry
I devise intricate, complicated strategies to keep him out – to the bemusement of the onlooking builders

Tim Dowling

14, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: I’m on a road to nowhere – have been since I was about five | Tim Dowling
My driving nightmares are back – and in my waking life, the cat’s snacking on flies. Will the day improve?

Tim Dowling

07, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Secrets of the cat walk: why some pet owners are taking their feline friends out on a leash
Pet cats are a major threat to native wildlife so councils in Australia are cracking down – but some kitties can still enjoy an outdoor stroll, as long as they’re leashed

Tory Shepherd

18, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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New Zealand’s cats are decimating native wildlife – should they be treated as pests?
Cats have been left out of New Zealand’s ambitious plan to free the nation of introduced pests – but calls are growing for their regulation

Findlay Buchanan in Auckland

07, Apr, 2022 @1:28 AM

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Tim Dowling: the cat’s had his nuts off. Does no one else feel his pain?
My family is unmoved that our poor, newly-castrated pet is trying to use the cat flap with a cone on his head

Tim Dowling

26, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Saved by a screen break at the cinema | Brief letters
Brief letters: When films are too long | Vegan cats | No complaints | Sticky willie | Writing for the over-70s

21, Mar, 2022 @5:41 PM

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‘I am utterly in thrall to the beauty of cats’: David Baddiel on his favourite pets
Cats for David Baddiel, with all their furry, funny ways, are an expression of love and a deep link to his now gone parents. Oh, and they’ve got far more personality than those barking, snappy pets

David Baddiel

20, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Yes, your dog can go vegan – but cats are natural born killers | Pete Wedderburn
It’s natural to reconsider what’s going into pets’ food bowls. But some animals may not take to vegetables as readily as others, says vet Pete Wedderburn

Pete Wedderburn

18, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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You be the judge: should my fiance start cleaning our cat’s litter tray?
They both love the cat, but he says clearing up after it is her job. We ask you to clear up this mess by delivering a verdict• If you have a disagreement you’d like settled, or want to be part of our jury, click here

Interviews by Georgina Lawton

18, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Endangered sharks found in cat and dog food, DNA study shows
Description of ingredient as ‘ocean fish’ means owners are unwittingly giving their pets vulnerable species for dinner

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

04, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK could ban part-wild hybrid cats after social media fuels boom in popularity
Surge in big, powerful breeds such as savannah cats raises fears over safety and illegal wildlife trade

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Feb, 2022 @1:47 PM

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Pandemic pets: how do owners cope as costs bound ahead?
Many people bought pets for the first time in Covid lockdowns. We ask some about how they manage the bills

Donna Ferguson

12, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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