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.

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 …

Are Cats Really Nocturnal? Know The Facts

Is your cat laid around all day because it is lazy, or is it because your cat prefers to be awake at night? Was Garfield never really that lazy, or was he just a late-night raver who needed to sleep it off during the day?  To summarise; cats …

Why Do Cats Like Boxes So Much? 4 Key Reasons

Cats like boxes…a lot, it’s an indisputable fact. Buy them a fancy bed or an exciting new cat toy and minutes later you’ll find them sat in the box it came in. So why do cats like boxes so much? This article explains the 4 key reasons why …

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 …

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? 1. Cats Sit On Paper Because …

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 …

Why Do Cats Knead? A *Need* To Know Guide To Kneading

Kneading is a common and distinctive behaviour that you have probably seen performed by your pet cat a number of times. If you’ve seen your cat kneading (something that resembles a baker kneading a ball of dough or ‘making biscuits’ as vets sometimes call it) you may be …

Why Are Cats Scared Of Cucumbers?

It’s likely that at some point or another you have seen one of the viral videos of a cat being scared by a cucumber. The cucumber has been quietly placed behind the cat while they are minding their own business, often eating or drinking, and when the cat …

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 …

Why Do Cats Like To 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 …

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. …