13 Items You Need to Leave Your Cat Sitter

It may seem like a long time until spring break and summer where you live, but with warm weather just weeks away, popular pet sitters are going to soon be booked. If your spring getaway doesn’t include your cat, you may be relying on the services of a pet sitter to care for your cat […]

Are You Ready for Spring Parasites?

Yesterday I was out on a walk and returned to sit on the couch with Ochi. After about five minutes, I looked down at my leg and saw an insect walking up my pants…a tick! Even though it’s still winter, our warm weather is already bringing out the ticks, and I know that fleas won’t […]

Simon’s Cat Explains Why Cats Like to Hunt

As pet parents we’ve all been a bit perplexed at times by the sight of our indoor cat stalking ‘prey.’ Why would a feline with access to food still feel that internal hunger to hunt? Simon’s Cat creator Simon Tofield and Cat Behavior Expert Nicky Trevorrow chase down the answer in a new Simon’s Cat […]

The Dangers of Ammonia in Your Cat’s Litterbox

The Dangers of Ammonia from Lucy Pet on Vimeo. We’ve all watched the old movie scenes where the unconscious boxer or the woman who has fainted is brought back with a whiff of an ammonia capsule. And we’re all familiar with the pungent odor of ammonia floor cleaners, used to strip away coats of wax–but, […]

Helping Feral Cat Colonies During the Winter Months

For feral cats, this time of year is no winter wonderland. Winter temperatures stress outdoor pets and take a toll on homeless animals. We love feral cats; our dear Felix was a former feral, and ever since his adoption we’ve had a real soft spot for these cats who need our help, especially during the […]

5 Ways You Can Help Ringworm Cats!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. As you know, our kitten Ochi was adopted from the Austin Pets Alive! Ringworm Adoption Center. The center, housed in a separate building on the campus of the downtown Austin rescue, serves as a temporary home for 45 cats at a time–each […]

Video Created to Calm Cats Who Fear Fireworks

Fireworks have become synonymous with holiday celebrations, but while people turn their eyes to the sky to delight, the eyes of our cats and dogs are frantically searching for an escape from the fear-inducing flashing lights and loud noises. To help alleviate pet anxiety during fireworks displays, a British insurance company has unleashed two YouTube […]

10 Tips for Keeping Your Cat Safe this Halloween

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Halloween is a special day at our house: it’s the date that the shelter guessed was Lucky’s birthday–which makes Monday Lucky’s third birthday! This Halloween is also Ochi’s very first Halloween–and I think Lucky is eager to show her the ropes of […]

10 Ways to Help Introduce Your Kitten to Your Other Pets

Ochi and Irie, just four days after Ochi left her “safe room.” I am so happy to report that Ochi has integrated into our family so well! Last night, I found her curled up with Lucky and every evening she hangs out on the couch with one of our dogs. While Ochi now has the […]

Adopting? How to Transport Your Cat Home from the Shelter

As you know, last week we adopted Ochi from the Town Lake location of Austin Pets Alive. The shelter is almost an hour’s drive from our home and, for the Austin portion of the drive, involves quite a bit of traffic. As with most shelter visits, we didn’t know if we’d be coming home with […]

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