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
Life with Cats
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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Earlier this week when I was driving home from a shopping trip there was a ute (pick-up truck) in front of me with a medium sized mixed-breed black dog unsecured in the back. We were both travelling at around 60 kms (37 miles) per hour and the dog ahead was happily darting from the left to the right side of the truck, with his ears flapping in the breeze. A … [Read more...] about Secrets to Successful Car Travel With Cats
A kitten is arguably the cutest thing in the world! But did you know the “Awww!” feeling you experience around kittens, is down to an oxytocin rush? Oxytocin is the hormone a nursing mother releases when she sees her baby, and its nature’s way of bonding them. So if you’re a sucker for cute kittens and find them irresistible, it’s all down to hormones! Aside from being … [Read more...] about Kitten Development: From Newborn to Active Kitten
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
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?
If you’ve got an elderly cat, 15 years or over, then you probably already know that she needs extra special care and attention to make sure that her twilight years are happy and comfortable. It’s a blessing when your beloved companion lives to a ripe old age - here are some helpful tips to help you take care of your elderly cat. Your Elderly Cat and Eating Your elderly … [Read more...] about Pensioner Puss: Caring for an Elderly Cat
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
Whether your cat’s tail is long, skinny and jet black or short, fluffy and ginger, it’s an amazing and fascinating thing. Not just for tickling your nose as part of her morning wake up call, it’s made up of lots of small bones (about 10% of the total amount of bones in her entire body), along with muscles, nerves and ligaments that all help to make it so fantastically mobile … [Read more...] about Tail Talk – Your Cat’s Tail and Why it’s Important
In recognition of Pet Fire Safety Day we share our tips to help prevent accidental fires from starting in the home and discuss how to protect your pets (cats, dogs and any other furry creatures) from summer bushfires. Pets and Accidental Fires One winter evening many years ago, Angel Onyx (1998 - 2014) almost started a fire in our home when he decided it was a good idea to … [Read more...] about Pet Fire Safety Day – How to Keep Your Pets and Home Safe
Scammers target people of all ages and backgrounds, often focusing their attentions on people who are vulnerable. You’ve no doubt heard about dating site scams where unscrupulous individuals attempt to coerce money from lonely singles. But what if you’re distressed and emotional because your beloved pet and family member has recently gone missing – this could make you a prime … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Pet Scammers Get Their Claws on Your Money