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Cleaning Cat Messes

5 Ways to Use Vinegar in Your Cat Home I love vinegar as a cleaning supply. It’s an inexpensive, green solution that doesn’t add unwanted chemicals into our home. While the smell of vinegar can be strong, it’s nothing like the chemical/perfume smell of many cleansers that will irritate my asthma. Cats, however, don’t share my love of vinegar. While the scent of vinegar […]

Cleaning Cat Products with Baking Soda We love using baking soda to clean pet products and the areas where our cats hang out. It’s safe to use around all our pets, it’s easy to find in the store, and it’s cheap. (If you’re looking for baking soda coupons, visit www.armhammer.com). Here are a few easy ways to use baking soda to […]

Cleaning Your Cat Carriers As you know, last week Felix spent three days at the vet’s office due to a urinary tract blockage. His cat carrier sat in the room with him, perched above his kennel. As soon as we returned home with Felix on Wednesday afternoon, we gave the kennel a good cleaning. Not only was it important […]

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Outdoors and Gardening

How to Grow Catnip for Your Cat For the past several years, we’ve grown catnip! It’s easy and fun; the plant takes very little work. I grew our catnip from seeds but you can also buy small catnip plants. I like buying the seeds since I know the plant then hasn’t been treated with any kind of chemicals. To grow from seeds, […]

Growing Catnip for Your Cat For the second year in a row, I am trying to grow catnip. I know that there are many good sources for organic catnip for cats but I thought it would be a fun little project to grow some of our own. Last year, of course, we had a historic drought in Texas so the […]

8 Thrift Store Purchases for Your Cat I love thrift stores. Most of our purchases–from clothing to household items–come from our local thrift stores. And that also includes purchases we make for our cats. While soft cat-specific products such as cat condos or cat toys we purchase new, hard-sided products that can be thoroughly cleaned such as carriers are often found at […]

Indoors or Outdoors?

Enjoying the Outdoors Safely with a Catio (special section) We have a catio on our home; check our special section for more on how we built it…and how much our cats LOVE it!

5 Reasons to Keep Your Cat Indoors By Darcy Lockman for The Daily Cat When cat owner Bethany Hart, 35, of Farmington, Mich., moved to a new home last year, she decided to let her curious tabby cat Cleo explore the landscape. “I thought he would circle the house and come […]

Cat-Proofing Your Computer As cat lovers, we all know that cats are attracted to computers…a LOT. Until I got my flat screen, this was Coco’s favorite perch: That was all well and good until that computer died in what I sadly call the crash of 2011. Just a couple of weeks before the holidays, the computer (a Mac) […]

Going Green With Your Cat How green are your habits when it comes to your cat? With Earth Day just hours away, our thoughts turn to how we can lessen our impact on the planet…not only for ourselves but for our pets. petMD.com has just released a list of seven ways you can help the environment…and your pets, too! Reduce: […]

Fleas and Parasites

Controlling Fleas by Vacuuming Your Upholstery Flea season is starting here so we’re doubling our efforts to control fleas using natural methods as much as possible in our household. Not only do we vacuum our floors more than usual but we also vacuum the soft surfaces throughout our home. Since our cats (and dogs) spend a lot of time on the […]

Worms and Your Cat Worms. Nobody like to talk about them, much less think about them, but they’re definitely a part of life with cats and kittens. Worms, however, can plague both indoor and outdoor cats and even still-nursing kittens. One of the most common ways for cats to become infected with worms is through fleas. Through the cat’s […]

Avoiding Pet Poisons With Easter right around the corner and the 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) coming even sooner, it’s a good time to remember that many substances that aren’t necessarily toxic to us are toxic to our pets. Today we have some great tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) reminding pet owners that […]

Protecting Birds with Birdsbesafe Cat Collars  Today we have a special guest post about Birdsbesafe® Cat Collars by Nancy Brennan, originator of Birdsbesafe cat collars and owner of Birdsbesafe LLC. Let’s start with the chickadee. I had a cat, Jasper, who brought me a captured chickadee on a warm spring-like day. I was so sad about it. The little chickadee had […]

Decorating Your Cat Home

Cat Decor: Leveraging Your Talents In our continuing series of tips from celebrity designer Candice Olson, who recently judged the winning designs in Purina® Tidy Cats® Pet Projects Design Challenge, today the HGTV host discusses leveraging your own talents when designing for your cat: I always say, ‘find something you love and stick with it.’ If you’re handy with a […]

Cat Decor: Know Your Cat’s Personality & Routine Recently we brought the news to you about the winning designs in Purina® Tidy Cats® Pet Projects Design Challenge which was judged by celebrity designer Candice Olson. The designer, whose HGTV show has long been one of my favorites, has some decorating tips for cat families. Today Olson discusses designing for your space: Forcing something […]

Cat Decor: Designing for Your Space Recently we brought the news to you about the winning designs in Purina® Tidy Cats® Pet Projects Design Challenge which was judged by celebrity designer Candice Olson. The designer, whose HGTV show has long been one of my favorites, has some decorating tips for cat families. Today Olson discusses designing for your space: Forcing something […]

Ask Dr. Audrey: How Cool Should I Keep My Home for Cats? Dear Dr. Audrey, I live in humid but hot Northern Oklahoma. At what temperature should I leave my programmable thermostat while I am at work? I have 5 cats & 1 Lab. Ideally, your thermostat should be set at your pets’ thermoneutral zone. This is the range of temperatures where your pets aren’t expending any […]

Cleaning Cat Products with Baking Soda We love using baking soda to clean pet products and the areas where our cats hang out. It’s safe to use around all our pets, it’s easy to find in the store, and it’s cheap. (If you’re looking for baking soda coupons, visit www.armhammer.com). Here are a few easy ways to use baking soda to […]

Avoiding Plastic Dishes to Prevent Kitty Acne Years ago, we fed our cats from super cute plastic dishes with cat emblems and bright colors. The dishes were so cute, they were unbreakable…and they gave Linus terrible chin acne. The acne began with just a couple of bumps and some blackheads on his chin and then it progressed. Soon his entire chin was […]

Controlling Fleas In Your Home Fleas are an all-too-common fact of life in cat households when the weather warms. One of the first steps to keeping the fleas off your cat is to rid your home of fleas–in carpeting, upholstery, and other places the small fleas hide. While there are chemical treatments, it is healthiest for both you and your […]

Making Easter Safe for Your Cat Easter is a fun time for your family–but it can be a dangerous time for furry family members. Cats face several dangers: Easter Lilies: Easter lilies are toxic to cats so don’t allow your cats near them. Kidney failure and death are possible if ingested. If you suspect your cat may have eaten part of […]

 

 

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