Cat care information

Things to look out for.

  • Cats can make a lovely pet and like any pet they need love care and attention. It is a good idea to have some knowledge of how cats behave and what to look out for that indicate if they are sick, happy, distress and unhappy. 


  • Sometimes signs like excessive grooming, spraying indoors, avoiding people, aggression, feeding and toilet habits changes, can indicate a cat in distress. If you are concerned about your cat from Gracie’s, feel free to send us a message and we will try to answer your questions or contact your vet for advice.


Healthy cat behaviour.

  • When cats are rehomed, they may have loose stools from stress of the move and changes in their diet.


  • Cats like to sleep for several hours in a day, are very active when they are awake and love to go outside and be stimulated. If a cat is an indoor cat, you need to have indoor activities to keep them active. Cats love to scratch and sharpen their claws, a scratch post where they can fully stretch, and claw is ideal. 


  • Cats should always have access to clean water, meat-based food, regular grooming and access to a litter tray. Being around people (as they don’t like being left alone for long periods of time and need to socialise) this may take time with semi-feral!  


  • Cats can be scared very easily, please exercise kindness and patience with your new cat, as they are getting use to new people and surroundings which can be stressful for them.