Kids have a lot to learn about the world around them. Unfortunately, during this exploratory phase, it’s not unusual for collateral damage to happen such as sandwiches posted into the DVD player, teddy swimming in the toilet. . . you get the picture. But when the object under investigation happens to be a cat, someone (two or four-legged) could get hurt. It’s a child’s job … [Read more...] about Teach Your Child to Respect Cats
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What Is a Therapy Cat and What Do They Do?
It’s official! Did you know that therapy cats exist and they’re officially good for us? When you think about it, this makes sense. We all know how soothing it is stroking a cat when she purrs like a motor, so why not use the purr power to help others? OK, so one argument is that cats are often fussy about who they snuggle up to but surely this makes it all the more special … [Read more...] about What Is a Therapy Cat and What Do They Do?
Pets and Divorce: Who Gets Custody of the Fur Kids?
With more couples choosing not to have children, custody battles over pets instead of kids are becoming more common. In an ideal world, couples who divorce can come to an amicable agreement, maybe the cat always seemed to bond more to one person than the other for example, but if both partners want to keep their pet, how can it be resolved? Pets and Divorce in Australian … [Read more...] about Pets and Divorce: Who Gets Custody of the Fur Kids?
Five Ways that Having a Pet Can Assist Your Child’s Development
Apart from the general joy and happiness that comes with growing up with a pet, there are many benefits that having a cat can have on your child’s physical, emotional and mental health. Here are five ways that having a pet can help your children in their development: Help to develop empathy Learning how to behave around a new pet can be difficult, especially for young … [Read more...] about Five Ways that Having a Pet Can Assist Your Child’s Development
Introducing Your Cat to a New Dog
Despite the urban myth that cats and dogs hate each other, many cats and dogs live together happily and are great companions. If you’re considering bringing a dog into your home and you already have a cat, it’s important to try your best to make the introduction a success. Before you choose a dog, think about the personality and temperament of your cat, and try to make a … [Read more...] about Introducing Your Cat to a New Dog
7 Tips for Introducing a New Kitten to Kids
Bringing a new kitten into your family is bound to be an exciting time, but should you be worried about introducing him to your kids? The answer is No; as long as you follow these essential tips for introducing a new kitten to kids, you’ll have a well-adjusted kitten and children who know how to respect animals. [Tweet "A new kitten is the perfect opportunity to teach your … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Introducing a New Kitten to Kids
5 Tips for Introducing Your Cat to Your New Partner
Perhaps it has been you and your cat for as long as he can remember, so what happens when a new partner comes on the scene? Your cat is a hugely important part of your life, and if you meet a man or woman that you think could also be a significant part of your life, possibly even ‘The One’, what can you do to make sure that they both get on? You may be lucky and find that … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Introducing Your Cat to Your New Partner
Moving House With Your Cat – The Importance of Planning
Cats are territorial by nature – they form strong attachments to their environment and don’t like to be taken out of their comfort zone. The upheaval associated with moving house can therefore be a stressful experience. Planning and preparation is the key to ensuring that moving house with your cat goes as smoothly as possible. Preparing to Move It is easy to get stressed … [Read more...] about Moving House With Your Cat – The Importance of Planning
New Kitty on the Block – Introducing a New Cat to Another Cat
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