House cats have come a long way from the Near Eastern wildcat that continues to prowl the deserts in the Middle East. Evidence suggests that humans were domesticating cats in Cyprus as long as 9500 years ago, but it was likely the Ancient Egyptians who put in the work to cultivate the endearing personalities of […]
When the temperature begins to drop, and the scarves, hats, and gloves make their way out of hiding, you might be left wondering what all this could mean for your cat. Will they be safe dipping a paw out into the freezing weather? Should you be keeping them in overnight? What about the dreaded antifreeze? […]
Cat people will know there’s nothing more comforting than having a furbaby to snuggle up to. Whether you’ve had a bad day, or just want something to pet while watching Bake Off, there’s nothing like a cat cuddle to make you smile. But besides being the perfect cuddle companion, cat owners will also admit that […]
Seeing those kittens in the window as you walk into town. Scrolling through Instagram and being blessed with tiny furballs of love. Kittens are everywhere and really, it’s pretty great. It’ll leave you telling your partner “So, when are we having our own?”, a kitten we mean, not a baby. Though, is there a difference? […]
Essential oils have been used for centuries and for many different reasons. Beneficial for enhancing performance, relaxation, lowering blood pressure and reducing anxiety, the oils can deeply impact your senses. You can purchase essential oils in their pure form and in a raft of household and beauty products but are they safe for your animals? […]
It is now possible to clone your dog but would you do it? Denise Westervelt did – twice! Denise Westervelt was devastated when her dog Peanut died. She had owned several chihuahuas but Peanut was particularly loveable. Having read about dog cloning, Denise decided to replicate little Peanut! Her son contacted ViaGen Pets, a division […]
Cats, like humans, have an emotional makeup which can be affected by certain changes in environment or circumstance. If a beloved family member passes away, or even just leaves home, then, in the same way that you may go through a grieving process or feel down for a period of time before feeling more normal […]
A new book by French author Stéphane Garnier suggests that the secret to happiness and success is to live more like your cat. Tell us something we don’t know! Cats do seem to have nailed the old work life balance thing, don’t they? They always appear to be rested and they have the knack of […]
Cats have a tendency to knead vigorously before they settle into their chosen position and even after they are already comfortable. If a cat has ever sat on you, you will be familiar with that gentle and persistent pummelling which usually ensues. It is an endearing habit but one which has ruined many a designer […]
A recent survey in America has revealed that more and more people are selecting a home based on how it suits their pets. Dog owners and those who aspire to own a dog are choosing properties with more outside space. The survey also suggests that some people are motivated to move on from the rental […]
There’s nothing quite as charming as that familiar vibration which emanates from your cat when you stroke it. Purring is the sound of contentment and relaxation. It tells you that your furry friend is feeling good and that you are doing the right thing. But it turns out that there are unexpected benefits to those […]
Wherever you travel you will always find cats and usually plenty of them. The domesticated cat has proved incredibly successful at colonising the planet but where were cats first domesticated and how did they achieve global domination?
If you love your pets, then the idea of working with animals is almost certainly extremely appealing. There are a variety of careers that would enable you to do this. You could study to become a vet or a veterinary nurse. Perhaps you would prefer to work for the RSPCA, another charity or a boarding […]
Hyperthyroidism is a condition which has long been recognised in humans. However, cats were not diagnosed with the condition until the 1970s. Causing weight loss despite a voracious appetite, hyperthyroidism is now instantly recognisable as it has become so common in felines. Which makes you wonder what could have caused such an epidemic?
My lovely cat Sammy had been a wonderful companion for many years. I had found him at Battersea Cats and Dogs home when he was approximately 2 years old. But when he reached the grand old age of 17, he began acting strangely and didn’t seem like the old Sam.