We all know that cats love catnip. Watching a cat go crazy off the scent is very amusing, and catnip is an invaluable tool when trying to train your cat to use something such as a scratching post. However, can our beloved pet get too much of a good thing? If one was to be too excessive with the catnip, could it end up harming our cat? In this article we will take a look. But first, some background... [hr] So what actually is Catnip? Catnip is a plant. The ingredient within the plant that causes the extreme reaction in
Removing ticks is an inevitable part of cat ownership. At some point or another your cat will suffer from summertime ticks and bites. Not only is it an unpleasant task for the owner, they are also a major irritation for your poor cat. If the ticks are left too long or not removed entirely, they can actually cause some serious diseases. Prevention and fast removal are key. Here are our top 10 tips on how to do just that. [hr] 1. Cat Tick Shampoos Bathing your cat with a properly formulated tick shampoo is one of the most
All cat owners will know that their beloved pets like to scratch. Scratching is part of play, they scratch to relax, scratch when they stretch. They also scratch to mark territory and to display aggression. Beyond all of that, scratching is also a natural method a cat used to sharpen its claws. For many people the result of all this is damaged sofas, curtains and doorways. Basically, if left unchecked, your cat can work its way around your house causing damage at every turn. [hr] How To Minimize Your Cat's Scratching
This adorable little kitten is just loving the attention as her owner tickles her nose. Laying on her back, she is in her element with no intention of moving while the love is coming her way. Watching this will help you appreciate just how the simple things in life can bring joy. For the kitty its having a little rub, for her owner there's the joy of seeing the scamp having so much fun. For us, it's simply sitting back and watching the video. Happy innocence at its best...
You've just finished your Thanksgiving dinner, everyone is full and there are few scraps left on the table. Can you feed your cat some left over turkey? Well if you wish for your cat to join in on the festivities and you want to treat them to a special bowl of thanksgiving turkey cat food, I am happy to safe that you are safe to do so. As always however, there are a couple of caveats to that. Let's take a look... [hr] Thanksgiving Turkey – Any Kitty Benefits? Out of all the ingredients that make up the Thanksgiving meal,
When a cat isn't sleeping, they are usually quite alert. However, they can sometimes be a little too alert. All cat owners will be familiar with a cat in hunting mode, the tiniest sound will send them crazy. Well in this little collection of images we have just that. Cats caught in a state of shock. 9 times out of 10 it's just their imagination getting the better of them. Or a fly might have just come in through the window. Whatever the reason, their reactions make them all the more adorable. Enjoy... 1. "What the hell is
If you're chomping down on a tasty bit of apple, and your cat happens to be sitting on your lap, it is natural that you would like to offer them some. But is it safe to do so? When it comes to dogs and apples, the core can actually poison them. Apple pips contain harmful traces of cyanide. But what about cats, are they in danger too? Can cats eat apples? Let's take a look... [hr] Cats and Apples The short answer is that a little bit of apple is fine for your cat to eat. The same issue with the core does apply to cats