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
Life with Cats
We help you care for, understand and enjoy life with your cat. Whether you are introducing a kitten into your home or caring 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, what to do if your cat goes missing and more.
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If you’ve got a friend or relative who’s welcoming a new kitten into their family, why not share in their excitement and give them a kitten gift basket to celebrate their new arrival? Let’s face it, everyone loves to receive a hamper as a gift, and they’re a tradition for welcoming new babies into the family, so why not kittens too? You can use your imagination and include … [Read more...] about What to Include in a New Kitten Gift Basket
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
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?
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
It’s an exciting time when you decide you want to add a cat to your family. But before you go out and choose the purrfect cat, here are some of the things you should consider to ensure that you and your cat are the perfect fit for each other. Age and activity levels When thoughts turn to getting a cat, most people immediately imagine a cute little kitten, but are you … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Cat for You
If you’ve had your cat since he was a kitten, you’ve probably noticed a decline in his enthusiasm for playing as he gets older. Kittens are naturally active bundles of energy, but as cats get older they often want to play less. Nevertheless, making time for playtime with your cat is still essential, no matter what age he is. Even if your cat has plenty of toys for solo play … [Read more...] about The Importance of Playtime With Your Cat PLUS Ideas for DIY Cat Toys
If you’re going away on holiday and leaving your cat behind, there are a number of options for caring for him while you’re away. Many cats are absolutely fine going to a cattery (refer to our article on Choosing a boarding cattery) , but if your cat suffers with stress and anxiety, and you don’t have a friend or family member who can pop in a few times a day to look after him, … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Purrfect Pet Sitter for Your Cat
You may have seen the Jim Carey film ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’, but did you realise that there are actually pet detectives in real life? If you’ve ever had a cat go missing, you’ll know how distressing it can be, so having a team of people on hand who search for lost pets for a living can be a blessing. [Tweet "Pet detectives understand cat behaviour and know how … [Read more...] about Missing Cat? Call the Pet Detectives
Losing your beloved pet is a heartbreaking and emotional experience, and as much as we might wish they could live forever, it’s one that all cat or dog owners will face at some time or another. It can be even harder if people you know don’t fully understand the strength of the bond between you and your pet. Like me, you may have experienced sentiment along the lines of “but he … [Read more...] about Grieving and Coping With the Loss of Your Cat