My cats love laser pointers, especially Ava. It's our go-to game in the evenings and great exercise too. But, there’s something counterintuitive about shining a bright red laser light in front of my cats’ eyes. So, I started to wonder if laser pointers are truly safe, or if (like many other toys on the market) we really shouldn’t be using them. After a few hours of research … [Read more...] about Cats and Laser Pointers: Are They Safe?
Cat Friendly Home
High Rise Syndrome: Keeping your Cat Safe from Falls
Cats make great apartment pets and will be purr-fectly content living in an apartment as long as they have an outlet for natural behaviours such as scratching, climbing, and play hunting. Keep in mind though, cats also love to watch birds, chew grass, and enjoy the sunshine, which are activities better suited to outdoor living -- and they have a natural love of heights. If … [Read more...] about High Rise Syndrome: Keeping your Cat Safe from Falls
Earth Day: How to be an Eco Friendly Cat Owner
April 22nd is World Earth Day. But as the organisers point out, this is about more than just one day. This is about the fight for the future of our planet. From deforestation to our rising carbon footprint, how each of us go about the way we live our life places demands on the earth. As responsible cat guardians we aim to be the best pet parents we can be, but have you … [Read more...] about Earth Day: How to be an Eco Friendly Cat Owner
Planning for Your Cat’s Future
What happens when you can no longer care for your cat? Our beloved cats usually have shorter lifespans than us, so we prepare ourselves for losing them, but sadly there are certain situations where people can’t continue to look after the cats that have become a part of their family – what happens then? Whether you are elderly and about to move into a nursing home, require … [Read more...] about Planning for Your Cat’s Future
Can You Have Too Many Cats?
So just how many cats is too many? You might think that’s a trick question, after all, surely you can never have too many cats? In an ideal world, we could all live in a happy house full of cats to keep us company and entertain us, but in reality there are a lot of factors to take into account when deciding whether it’s possible to have too many cats. You need to think … [Read more...] about Can You Have Too Many Cats?
Your Cat’s Pet Peeves: 5 Things Cats Hate
Just like humans, cats can be sensitive creatures, and your cat probably has a list of all the things you do that make him mad or sad. Here are five of the most common pet peeves amongst cats, and what you can do to get back into your cat’s good books if you’re guilty of any of them! Dirty Litter Tray This one should be obvious, after all, would you like using a toilet … [Read more...] about Your Cat’s Pet Peeves: 5 Things Cats Hate
How to Grow a Herb Garden for Cats
You love your garden, so it’s natural that your cat will love one too. Indoor cats especially will benefit from their own special cat herb garden, because they don’t get to enjoy the benefits of certain plants and herbs outdoors. Whether you plant a number of pots on a windowsill or have the space for a larger herb garden in your home, find out more about what types of herbs … [Read more...] about How to Grow a Herb Garden for Cats
Creating a Cat Friendly Home
Love, affection and care are all essential factors in keeping your cats happy, but what about the environment they live in? In our home, we are forever looking at ways to enrich the environment our cats live in to keep them happy and healthy indoors. Here are our ideas to help you create a safe, comfortable and enriching home environment for your cats. Entertainment A bored … [Read more...] about Creating a Cat Friendly Home
Keeping the Peace in Multi Cat Households
If you’ve got two or more cats, you’ve probably experienced cat confrontations at some point in time. Having multiple cats living together under the same roof doesn’t have to be an issue though, as long as you understand what problems are likely to occur in multi cat households and how to deal with them to ensure your cat clan can live in harmony (well, most of the time … [Read more...] about Keeping the Peace in Multi Cat Households
Coping With Loss: Do Cats Grieve?
When a family member or a beloved pet dies, naturally the remaining members of the household will go through a grieving process as you all try to deal with your loss. But do cats grieve too? Whether it’s the loss of a feline or human companion, or even another pet, such as the family dog, you may notice a change in your cat’s behaviour that may be attributable to grief. Do … [Read more...] about Coping With Loss: Do Cats Grieve?