Many people picture a cute kitten sitting under the Christmas tree with a ribbon around its neck, and consider it the ideal surprise Christmas gift for a loved one. When considering giving a kitten (or cat) as a Christmas gift, please think carefully to make sure it is a suitable gift for the recipient. A Long-Term Commitment Owning a cat is a life-time commitment so please … [Read more...] about Should You Give a Kitten as a Christmas Gift?
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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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5 Ways You Can Give to Cats in Need This Christmas
Christmas is a time of presents and giving gifts, and what better gift to give, than one that makes a real difference. Here are five ways that you can help cats in need and embrace the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. Foster a cat or kitten in your own home Cat rescue organisations are always looking for foster carers, especially during peak periods such as kitten … [Read more...] about 5 Ways You Can Give to Cats in Need This Christmas
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
Creating an Eco-Friendly and Cat Safe Home
You probably use a range of household cleaning products around your home for polishing the woodwork, cleaning the kitchen countertops, disinfecting the bathroom or bleaching the floor. Did you know that many household cleaners contain toxic ingredients and are known to cause health issues in both humans and cats? Cats are particularly sensitive to household cleaning products … [Read more...] about Creating an Eco-Friendly and Cat Safe Home
Tips to Keep Your Cat Safe This Halloween
Whilst Halloween is a fun celebration for adults and children; it can be stressful and potentially dangerous for cats. Keep your cat safe and stress free this Halloween with our top safety tips. Keep Your Cat Indoors Even if your cat is usually an outdoor cat, keep them indoors and safe on Halloween night. Cruel pranksters have been known to tease, injure, or … [Read more...] about Tips to Keep Your Cat Safe This Halloween
Black Cats – Good Luck or Bad Luck?
For centuries, black cats have been associated with superstition and folklore. Historically, in the UK and United States, black cats were believed to be evil and associated with witchcraft. In China, a black cat was a sign of hard times and poverty, and in Europe if a black cat jumped on a sick bed it was a sure sign that death was near. Many of these superstitions about … [Read more...] about Black Cats – Good Luck or Bad Luck?
Handle With Care – How to Pick Up a Cat and Give it Attention
Cats are affectionate animals and they love to be touched and stroked, and picked up on occasion - but it is always on their terms. A cat will let you know what they want and when by their body language and vocal sounds and an intuitive human will quickly pick up on the signs. How to Pick Up and Hold a Cat Firstly, ensure that the cat is relaxed and happy to be handled. … [Read more...] about Handle With Care – How to Pick Up a Cat and Give it Attention
4 Steps to Introducing a New Cat Into the House
Getting a new cat is an exciting time for you but can be daunting for the animal. There are not only new surroundings inside and outside the home to take in, but new sounds and experiences, and other people and animals. You need to make it as easy as possible for your new family member to help her settle in and avoid problems at a later date. 1. Do it slowly and one room at … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Introducing a New Cat Into the House