Category: Useful Cat Information

Are Orchids Safe for Cats?

A harmless housewarming addition to your living room or a dangerous decoration? Cat owners often wonder if the plants in their house are safe for their pets—especially with their cats prowling around every which way. Whether they are accidentally ingested or touched by their pets—can it be harmful? …

Why Do Cats Use Litter?

If you’re a cat owner you’ll most likely be well acquainted with cat litter, in fact, there’s a good chance it’s often top of your shopping list when it comes to your four-legged friend. It is such a common item that we rarely stop to wonder what cat …

112 Amazing Facts About Cats

Did you know that a lack of cats caused the Black Death? Or that your cat rubs up against you not because it loves you but because it’s marking its territory? It’s true. As if you needed more reasons to love your kitty, here are more than 100 …

What To Do With A Stray Cat That Won’t Leave

If you’re the type of person who likes to make sure that every cat you come across is well fed and watered and you think nothing of allowing a stray cat to come into your home then at some point you have probably had a stray cat come …

How to Find a Lost Cat

When you are a cat owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your beloved pet as safe as possible. However, no matter how hard you work to protect your pet from harm, sometimes the worst can happen despite our best intentions. Cats are notoriously independent, …

Why Are Cats So Scared Of Cucumbers?

If you have seen any of the viral videos that were going around a couple of years ago (check out the video below) you will be familiar with the cat cucumber prank. While the cat is eating or drinking someone will quietly sneak up behind the cat out …

Why Do Cats Love Sitting On Paper So Much?

If you’ve ever left a letter, a newspaper or a piece of paper lying around your home only to find that it has quickly been occupied by a cat then you will have asked yourself why do cats love sitting on paper? Cats Sit On Paper Because It …

What Is The Name For A Group Of Cats?

There are a few collective nouns which can be used to describe a group of cats but the most commonly used word is ‘Clowder’. Some other collective nouns which can also be used for a group of cats include: Cludder Clutter Colony – this word is typically used …

Why Do Cats Purr and How Do They Do It?

If you have a cat you will be well aware that they purr when they are happy and content, but you may not know that cats also purr for a number of other reasons, these include: To communicate with their kittens – Kittens are blind and deaf at birth …

How To Take Better Photographs Of Your Cat

If you have a cute pet cat then it is important that the world knows about it, it’s no good having a cat if you can’t share cute pictures of it all over Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or your social media site of choice. The trouble with cats …

How do Cats Communicate With Each Other & With People?

Cats are very expressive animals, they have no problem making their feelings known both to humans and other felines. However it is important to note though that every cat is different so different cats will communicate things in slightly different ways, understanding the nuances of the ways in …

Music For Cats – An Interview with David Teie

David Teie is a musician with a difference, he composes music designed specifically for cats! When I heard about the concept of music for cats I was intrigued so I reached out to David to find out more. Where did the Idea of Composing Music for Cats Come From? David …

Top Tips for Minimizing Stress in Your Cat’s Life

Being a cat sometimes isn’t as easy as it looks, it’s not all naps, nibbles and strokes. There are a lot of things which could potentially cause stress in your cats life and as a responsible cat owner it is important to ensure that you are aware of …

Catteries That Care – Top UK Catteries That Go The Extra Mile

Most catteries do a great job of taking good care of your pet while you are away and unable to look after them. Yet unfortunately over the last couple of years we have seen a slew of articles outing catteries which fall far short of acceptable standards. In …

Can I Give Paracetamol To My Cat – Pain Relief For Cats

It sounds like a strange question but it is one which is we have found being asked a surprising amount by cat owners online. Before you read any further please do not feed your cat Paracetamol. Paracetamol is toxic to cats and a small dose of only 250mg could easily be …

Our 30 Favourite Independent Cat Blogs

The internet loves cats, we all know that, a few quick searches of Google will confirm that there are more cat blogs in the world there are ATMs (I made that “fact” up but it could be true right?). As a relatively new player in the cat blogging …

Why Do Cats Like to Knead Their Paws on You?

Kneading is the act of what looks like giving a massage where your cat pushes a surface with one paw at a time alternating paws. Some cats my even use all four paws to knead. This act is called kneading because it looks just like how a baker would …