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How clean is your cat: a guide to cat hygiene

Owning a cat is wonderful. Your kitty brings love and joy to your home and you simply can’t stop pampering your little ball of fur. However, considering that your beloved kitty has fur, you have to be prepared for dander, dirt and lots and lots of mess. Of course, keeping your home clean is important due to health hazards that can be dangerous both for you and your kitty. But have no fear, we are here to help. This guide will help you keep your home clean and your kitty healthy. Clean bed and bedclothes It’s normal to clean your bed and wash the bedclothes every ten to fourteen days. However, when you’re a cat owner you have to clean two beds. Every week you have to devote a part of your time to cleaning your beloved kitty’s bed. Why? Well, their beds collect just as much, if n...

Cats Need a Balanced Diet Too

Whoever called it “puppy eyes” clearly hasn’t seen a cat staring at them while they eat. The sad little meow, or even the violent glare of “how dare you not share food with me, human!” is not an easy thing to escape. And then they put their little paws on us and we just turn into mush and hand them whatever we were eating. A lot of cat owners are a little guilty of giving just a tad too many treats to their beloved pet, but even if you’ve learned some restraint, your cat could still benefit from a balanced diet and specially prepared meals for them. If you want to make sure your fluffy ball of cuteness is fit and healthy, we’ve got a few nutritional tips just for you. Protein and other necessary nutrients Cats need to eat meat. It’s absolutely essential for muscle development and stamina; ...

When cat meets dog: adding a cat to a dog loving home

Even if your home has a dog or two, chances are, somewhere in you there’s a person wanting to release their inner feline side and introduce a cat to the family. However, if that’s what you are wanting to do, don’t just rush out and get the first cat you can find and bring it home with you. To make sure you get the best results that keep your canine and feline happy, give some thought to the best ways you can bring these opposite animals together in a peaceful fashion. If you’re ready to take the plunge and have a dog-cat household, here are some great tips you can use along the way. Have a well-trained dog If your dog hasn’t been to obedience school or perhaps needs a refresher course, now would be the perfect time to act on this. By doing this before you intr...

Changing trends in cat care

The times are changing, and it would seem that our pets are becoming even more important to us than they ever were. The number of households owning a pet cat is rising, and this doesn’t seem all that surprising given the fact that cats are pretty amazing. They’re our furry balls of snuggle and excitement, and we want to give them the best possible care. The depth of their loyalty and affection for you is so pure and honest, that it’s very difficult not to count your kitten as one of the family members. Want to know how to better care for your darling kitty? Then let’s take a look at the popular trends and novelties in the world of cat care. Travelling with cats Our pet is generally the first family member we start to miss when we go away on vacation. More and more people don’t want to leav...