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
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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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?
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
If you live in Australia, you may be wondering what declawing is; because the practice of removing a cat's claws is illegal here and considered both cruel and inhumane. However, there are places in the world (including the United States) where declawing cats, is legal and even commonplace. We discuss the controversial practice of declawing cats, the risks and how it hurts … [Read more...] about Declawing Cats is Cruel: It’s Not Just a Manicure!
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
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?
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
Socialisation usually happens when cats are young kittens - unless they’re born feral, they spend plenty of time being around people and being handled by them. In fact, many cat shelters have volunteers that are specifically there to socialise kittens by playing with them, picking them up and touching paws, ears and mouths, all the things that would happen at vet visits (what a … [Read more...] about How to Socialise Your Cat
If you’ve made the difficult decision to rehome your cat, it’s not always easy to know where to start. While there can be genuine reasons for having to rehome a family pet, a lot of common reasons for rehoming can actually be resolved without having to give your cat away. What’s the Reason for Rehoming? If you’re thinking about rehoming your cat, it’s important to … [Read more...] about What to Consider When Rehoming Your Cat
Adopting a kitten can be an exciting time for the whole family, but just like bringing a human baby home for the first time, it helps to be prepared. We discuss basic kitten supplies, the importance of kitten proofing your home, your kitten’s first night and how to deal with homesickness, plus food and nutrition. Basic Kitten Supplies Before you bring your new kitten home, … [Read more...] about Welcoming a New Kitten Into Your Home