Category: Useful Cat Information

This is our place to answer all those useful and interesting cat questions that don’t quite fit in anywhere else. Whether you have questions about how nocturnal your cat really is or you’re wondering if your cat can really swim, you’ll find your answers here.

Do Male Cats Have Nipples?

Yes, male cats do have nipples. Like most mammals, both males and females have nipples but it is only the females that develop mammary glands to nurse kittens. As male cats do not develop these mammary glands the nipples will remain small and can be harder to locate. …

What Is A Female Cat Called?

There are three different terms that can be used when talking about a female cat. These are Molly, Queen and Dam. These are not as well-known as the male counterparts but these are all names for female cats. While you can generally refer to your female cat as …

Can Cats Swim? Everything You Need To Know

Most cats seem to hate water. Aside from bath time (which is often despised by cats), many people have never seen a cat in or around water. This has led many people to assume that cats are unable to swim. However, this is a misconception as cats can …

Best Dogs for Cats: 10 Cat-Friendly Breeds

Cat lovers and dog lovers are often described separately, but what if you love both? If you are a cat lover AND a dog lover, you may be thinking about introducing a dog into your family. There’s a common idea that cats and dogs do not get along …

Cats, Christmas Trees and Plants: Festive Feline Safety Tips

The Christmas holidays are upon us. It’s when family chants cheerful carols, there is an abundance of festive food, brightly-coloured presents and there in the middle of it all – the Christmas tree.  A Christmas tree has everything cats love – a base to scratch, branches to climb …

The 3 Best Small Pets For Cats To Get Along With

There are many scientifically-proven health benefits when you become a cat owner. Studies have supported that owning a cat can relieve yourself from stress and reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The purring sound cats make can also heal bones and muscles. These feline friends can also …

How High Can Domestic Cats Jump?

Let’s jump straight in. If you’ve ever owned a cat you will know about their amazing ability to leap onto, off of and across objects. It seems nothing is off-limits for cats, they find their way onto shelves, cupboards and fridges with relative ease but how high can …

8 Simple Ways To Get Cat Hair Out Of Your Carpet

One of the few banes of cat ownership is dealing with the excessive hair that they seem to get absolutely everywhere in your home. Once their hair gets into your carpet it can be difficult to effectively clean up. Fur will often refuse to come out from fabrics …

What to Do When Your Cat Dies

If you have recently lost your cat, sincere condolences. Experiencing the death of a pet is difficult under any circumstance. Even if you are anticipating your cat’s passing because of illness or injury, nothing adequately prepares you. It is normal to feel overwhelmed or overcome with emotions – …

How To Clean Cat Poop From Your Carpet: Best Practices

Let`s be honest – all cat owners experience these awkward situations. If you are a cat lover, then sooner or later you will catch your pet defecating on the carpet or worse – step on a warm, squishy and moisty puddle, whilst on your midnight walk to the …

How To Get Rid Of Cat Pee Smell: Odour Removal Guide

Getting rid of cat pee and its lasting, potent smell can be problematic. Even the most thorough scrubbing will be ineffective if you are using the wrong method or cleaning product. Fortunately, there are several relatively easy ways of eliminating the odour once and for all. Regardless of …

9 Ways To Stop Cats Pooping In Your Garden

We love cats, but having a cat frequently pooping in your garden can be very frustrating. Today we are answering the frequently asked question, “is there a way to stop cats from pooping in my garden?” It might be that you have cats frequently visiting your flower bed …

Using Sand For Cat Litter

If you are looking for a cheap alternative to expensive branded cat litters then a bag of sand could be an option if you are prepared to accept it’s drawbacks. Sand was used for cat litter for before the concept of cat litter came into existence in 1947. …

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 stray 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The History of Cat Litter

A Brief History of Cat Litter The modern litter box is indispensable to cat owners today, particularly cat owners who choose to keep their cat exclusively indoors! Without a litter box your sofa would very quickly start to smell pretty nasty! The litter tray hasn’t always been an essential …