With their natural curiosity and love for climbing, cats often see a Christmas tree as an irresistible playground. From swatting at ornaments to attempting daring leaps onto branches, our feline friends can turn our beautifully decorated trees into a cat-astrophe in no time. However, with some careful planning and precautionary measures, you can create a cat-proof Christmas … [Read more...] about How to Cat-Proof Your Christmas Tree
Many people picture a cute kitten sitting under the Christmas tree with a ribbon around its neck, and consider it the ideal surprise Christmas gift for a loved one. When considering giving a kitten (or cat) as a Christmas gift, please think carefully to make sure it is a suitable gift for the recipient. Owning a cat or kitten is a responsibility that lasts for many years so … [Read more...] about Gifting a Kitten for Christmas: Is It a Good Idea?
Burmese are intelligent and loyal cats, easily distinguished by their bright golden eyes and their silky coat. Originally, Burmese were only bred as a rich sable brown colour, but as a result of selective breeding they are now available in various colours including cream, chocolate, blue (soft blue-grey with a silver sheen), and lilac (a pale dove grey colour). Burmese Cat … [Read more...] about Burmese Cat: Breed Information and Personality
Cats are naturally curious and jumping on kitchen counters (or counter-surfing) is a common behavioural problem. So, why do they do it? What are the alternatives? And, what measures can you take to keep your cat off the kitchen counter? What's the Attraction? Cats jump onto kitchen counters and tables for a number of reasons and not just because they know you won't like … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Cat Off the Kitchen Counter
‘Tis the season of giving, and what better gift to give, than one that makes a real difference to the lives of cats. In this article, we’ll explore 5 impactful ways that you can give back this holiday season and help animals in your local shelter. 1. Foster a cat or kitten in your home Animal shelters and cat rescue organisations are always looking for foster carers, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Help Animal Shelters This Holiday Season
Cats are territorial by nature, so throwing two cats together without any planning is asking for trouble. By following these simple steps you can introduce your new cat to another cat in the home so that they accept one another and learn to live harmoniously together. Make no mistake though; this process takes time and patience. First impressions and exchanging … [Read more...] about New Kitty on the Block – Introducing a New Cat to Another Cat
Without all the facts you’d be forgiven for scratching your head in puzzlement when you see an otherwise slim cat sporting a wobbly apron of what appears to be excess skin on their belly. Why do cats have these saggy, hanging bellies that swing from side to side as they go about their business? One common myth is that this excess flab develops soon after neutering or … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Have a Flabby Belly?
As summer approaches and Mother Nature starts to unleash her fury with thunderstorm season – dark foreboding skies, gale force winds, flashes of lightning and crashing thunder – it’s not unusual for cats to become nervous or even 'freak out'. Even before a storm hits, cats are likely to react to changes in barometric pressure and their acute hearing may mean that they can … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Help Your Cat Deal With the Fear of Thunderstorms
The distinguishing characteristics of the Persian cat are its soft, luxurious coat and its round ‘pansy-like’ face. Also known as Longhairs, Persians come in a wide range of colours, patterns and shades. Persian Cat Personality The Persian is not a demanding cat, they are typically quiet and docile, as you would expect from their sweet innocent faces. Whilst they aren’t … [Read more...] about Persian Cat: Breed Information and Personality
Cats like to scratch! Whilst this seemingly destructive act can be frustrating for cat owners it is normal cat behaviour. The good news is that you can save your furniture from the razor-sharp claws of your cat by first understanding why cats like to scratch and then training your cat to scratch in more appropriate places. Why cats like to scratch It is often assumed that … [Read more...] about Why Cats Scratch the Furniture