There has been an increase in cat owners across the UK since lockdown began with an estimated 7.5 million cats part of household families across the UK. Many people get a pet to keep them company. For those living in apartments, an indoor cat may seem like a great choice of furry friend – and those warm
We love Sleepypod, and not just because they’ve been a sponsor of this website for many years. If you’ve followed me for a while, you already know that I only accept sponsorships from brands whose products I love. And what’s not to love about carriers that are not only the safest carriers on the market,
Cats pride themselves on their hygiene. Although it would be nice to think that their constant self-cleaning is performed for our benefit, their grooming actually serves a more instinctive purpose: to remove odors that would make them detectable to any predators or prey. Being self-cleaning and odor-free is definitely a nice perk of cat ownership.
This Autumn, members of the public are being urged to show their support for rescue dogs and cats everywhere by getting involved in Battersea’s Wear Blue for Rescue campaign. The world leading animal welfare charity has launched a new campaign asking people from across the UK to join the rescue movement by taking the time
Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD A 101-year-old senior citizen adopts a 19-year old cat from the Catawba Humane Society in Hickory, NC. Penny’s family describes this as a match made in heaven. After losing her cat and realizing a stuffed animal is not an alternative, the North Carolina woman has found her
With life getting back to something that resembles normalcy, I decided to ask my cat, Stella, how the pandemic and the lockdown affected her. Stella, are you sad I’ve gone back to the office? I worked from home for so long. Really? What home? This home. THIS home? I sat right at our kitchen table
This FREE short course is aimed at people who want to know more about cats and especially those who want to do something to help unowned cats. The course takes you through the journeys of three very different feline characters as they experience the benefits of Cat Friendly Solutions for Unowned Cats, including Cat-Friendly Homing.
Mealtime for your cat should be a happy, relaxed experience. Your cat shouldn’t have to worry about whether she can eat in peace. This can be challenging in multicat households, especially if cats eat at different speeds, require different diets, or one of the cats is a “food bully.” Why do cats feel vulnerable at
Check out our purrific pictures and photo contest winners! Grand Prize Winner: Lynx Category: Cat Nap Lynx is a 6-month-old Savannah who enjoys going for walks on his leash, watching birds and playing. This talkative boy meows when he’s happy, excited, hungry and sometimes for no reason at all. Sweet and affectionate, he starts purring
Following an influx of pet ownership in the UK, legal specialists at JMP Solicitors have called for owners to strongly consider safeguarding their pets from separations by arranging a ‘Pet-nuptial’ agreement. With over 2.1million people adopting a pet during lockdown and with 1.6million looking to add a furry friend to their family in the near future*, the
Sergeant Kelsey is a U.S. soldier on active duty in the Middle East. Six weeks into her tour, a young cat visited the office tent – she was visibly malnourished, wounded, and so weak she could only walk a few steps at a time. Sgt. Kelsey began caring for the little cat and named her
The sleek, silhouetted form of the black cat has long proved alluring to pop culture artists and writers, especially those working in the medium of moving pictures. Whether starring in movies, popping up in TV shows or even lighting up the social media scene, here’s a salute to 10 sophisticated black cats on screen. Felix
With the first ever lockdown now over a year behind us, many lockdown pets will be celebrating their first birthday More than 1 in 3 pet owners confess to celebrating their dog’s birthday, spending on average £26 per pet More than half of pets now have a social media account WITH OVER 3.2 million households
This post contains affiliate links* Welcome to our regular “Ask the Cat Doc With Dr. Lynn Bahr” segment! Once a month, Dr. Bahr answers as many of your questions as she can, and you can leave new questions for her in a comment. Dr. Bahr is a 1991 graduate of the University of Georgia’s College
Cat book author and feline furniture designer Kate Benjamin lives with a clowder of black cats. Seven in all, with delightful names such as Jeremiah Beandip, Horacio Queso and Pico de Gato. She refers to them as her little house panthers, a term of endearment that has become a universal, modern-day homage to these felines
Hi everyone, Please find below an entry in Purrsday Poetry by Martin H. Samuel: Returned to Kenya rented a car (station wagon) ‘gari’ in Swahili in downtown Nairobi for a ten-day (sleep in the back) do-it-myself safari turned into Tsavo ‘simba’ (lions) I had to see pulled off the road parked under a tree had
Making a decision about whether it’s time to let a beloved cat go is one of the hardest things any cat parent will have to go through. The fact that most cats get so stressed when having to go to the vet clinic makes the decision even harder. Having the euthanasia performed in the comfort
Cats are mysterious creatures. So it’s not always easy to know if your cat is feeling comfortable or nervous, but understanding the nuances of feline body language gives you an edge. “Cats have very sophisticated body language,” says Dr. Alison Gerken, a clinical behavioral medicine resident at Florida Veterinary Behavior Service in West Palm Beach.
Birthday parties for pets are becoming more and more popular every year, and why shouldn’t they? Our pets are huge parts of our lives, they are with us every day sharing all of our good times and bad times. They bring us joy, comfort and companionship in an unconditional way. Why shouldn’t we celebrate another
A video of a Cincinnati, Ohio cat with a unique style of begging for treats recently went viral because his technique is super adorable. Visit Bored Panda for adorable photos and videos of Waddy in action. If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday,
For complex reasons, some people have phobias and fears about cats. I decided to ask my cat about it. I didn’t discover much of anything. Stella, did you know some people are afraid of cats? Aside from the mail carrier? The mail carrier is not afraid of you. The mail carrier is SO afraid of me.
After receiving and turning down the umpteenth pitch to feature or review yet another “innovative” litter box, I feel compelled to share my views on litter boxes, which is pretty much summed up in the headline of this article: simple is (usually) better! Most of the new litter boxes are designed to either make cleaning
Quick Facts Weight: 5 – 9 pounds Height: The Look of a Munchkin The Munchkin is famous for its short legs, the result of a recessive gene. The rest of the cat’s body retains normal proportions. Munchkins come in both long and shorthaired varieties, and in almost every color and pattern. Traits Short, slightly bowed
The temperature in the UK hit extreme highs this week and with some areas still encountering the sun… you’re not the only one at risk – your cat is too! The experts at All About Cats have detailed just why and how cats get sunburn and how you can keep your feline friends safe in the heat:
I’m delighted to announce that our 2021 Conscious Cat Wall Calendar, featuring my beautiful Allegra, is now available for purchase! Allegra spent a lot of time choosing the purrfect photos for you, and even though this calendar puts her in the spotlight, you just may find Ruby’s presence here and there. To my knowledge, this
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Everyone seems to love cats. However, how cats feel about us remains to be a topic of discussion. The snobby bossy creatures can also be soft and loving. When you think of emotional support animals, cats aren’t the first ones on your mind. However, studies suggest that our feline friends pay more attention than we
This post contains affiliate links* Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive on it. I started
Interested in cat celebrations this month? We’ve found a few fun September cat activities to check out this month. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. *** All Month: Happy Healthy Cat Month National Pet Insurance Month Pet-Sitter Education Month September