Congratulations you are getting a cat! These fur-bulous creatures enrich our lives and provide years of companionship, but there's more to owning a cat than providing cardboard boxes of different sizes to play in (although to be fair that does help). Here is our guide to the 10 most common mistakes of first time cat owners. 1. Acting on Impulse No criticism meant here, and … [Read more...] about 10 Common Mistakes of First Time Cat Owners
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We promote responsible pet ownership and help you care for, understand and enjoy life with your cat. We can help you introduce a kitten into your home and care for your senior cat during their golden years. Our articles include how to create a cat friendly home, the importance of play, the challenges of multi-cat households, car travel with cats, and what to do if your cat goes missing.
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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
How to Transition an Outdoor Cat to an Indoor Cat
Perhaps you’re adopting a stray or maybe you're moving from a house to an apartment -- in these circumstances sometimes it’s necessary to transition an outdoor cat to an indoor cat. The trick is to match expectations: yours and the cats, so that you can both share the same space without the fur flying. Think of things from the cat’s point of view and you won’t go far wrong. … [Read more...] about How to Transition an Outdoor Cat to an Indoor Cat
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
Are You and Your Cats Prepared for a Natural Disaster?
Natural disaster or Act of God, call them what you want, but some events are beyond the control of man. Be it earthquake, hurricane, flood, severe storm, or bushfire -- occasionally the elements threaten our homes and the lives of those we hold dear. Keeping everyone safe is of paramount importance, which may mean securing the house or even evacuating your property. But in … [Read more...] about Are You and Your Cats Prepared for a Natural Disaster?
What it Means to be a Responsible Cat Owner
Being a Responsible Cat Owner What does it mean to be responsible? The dictionary defines it as “the duty of taking care of something”, which summarises what it means to be a cat guardian. This duty of care is enshrined in law, which states it is an offence not to provide adequate food, shelter, exercise, and freedom from pain. However, the law is aimed at preventing cruelty, … [Read more...] about What it Means to be a Responsible Cat Owner
10 Ways to Help Stray Cats this Winter
Whilst the temperatures don't get too cold in Australia, for many of our cat-loving readers winter is a time when your cat becomes a heat-seeking missile targeted at snuggling up on your lap. But spare a thought for those less fortunate felines who are feral or stray, and lack creature comforts during the harsh winter weather. Whatever your opinion on how to deal with stray … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Help Stray Cats this Winter
3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying Pet Insurance
For most pet owners, cats and dogs are more than just animal companions, they are much-loved members of the family, and they deserve the best medical care we can provide. Wanting to be able to provide the best health care for your pet is one thing, being able to afford it, is often another. The cost of veterinary treatment in Australia can be hugely expensive, but it is … [Read more...] about 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying Pet Insurance
Cattery or Pet Sitter: What’s Best for Your Cat?
The holidays are fast approaching, which may involve a trip to visit relatives or if you’re lucky a vacation. The chances are your feline family member isn’t invited along (rightly or wrongly), which means you need to make sure they’re safe and taken good care of while you’re away. You have a choice between a pet sitter coming into your home or taking your cat to board at a … [Read more...] about Cattery or Pet Sitter: What’s Best for Your Cat?
Starting a Pet Sitting Business – What You Need to Know
What could be better than making a living taking care of cats and other furry, four-legged friends? If you’re a dedicated animal lover looking to start your own business, then pet sitting might just be what you’re looking for, but make sure you understand everything involved before you make a decision. What Does Pet Sitting Involve? Many people don’t like the idea of putting … [Read more...] about Starting a Pet Sitting Business – What You Need to Know