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  • Some owners of indoor cats think that microchipping, neutering or evening vaccinating their cat is pointless, especially if the cat never goes outdoors. But it is still essential that all these important health precautions are carried out. The reasons for this is pretty obvious. Although you may have an indoor cat, the chances of them getting out of an open window or open door is pretty high.
  • All cats need to scratch, it’s part of their natural instincts. If your indoor cat is not provided with a scratching post, then chances are, your furniture will be clawed and ruined. So how do you get your cat to use a scratching post instead of clawing at the furniture? Here are our top tips on training your cat to use a scratching post or scratch mat.
  • Training your indoor cat to walk on a harness can be a long process, but with time, patience and lots of praise it can be done. But when you and your cat are eventually hitting the pavements, there are some things to consider and situations to avoid when you are both out and about.
  • Indoor and outdoor cats are very keen on nibbling on grass which aids with their digestion and even for bringing up hair balls. You can easily grow cat grass for this purpose and place it within your home. Some indoor cats may even be tempted to nibble on a house plant, which may make them sick or be even fatal. It’s very important that you keep your indoor cats enviromment safe and free from dangerous vegetations. Here is a list of indoor house plants and outdoor plants which are known to be poisonous to cats (and dogs).
  • Most cats can be extremely fussy when it comes to drinking water. And who can blame them? It’s extremely important that your cat drinks from a clean drinking bowl or drinking pet fountain. Clean and running fresh water helps your pet’s kidneys to function properly and can improve their overall health and hydration levels. Cats and dogs are also encouraged to drink more from a running water source which can also be free from bacteria and more oxygenated. Here is all you need to know about the health benefits that a pet drinking fountain can provide for your indoor cat.
  • If an indoor cat is not able to go outdoors, is it more likely to become overweight? Outdoor cats do travel and exercise more than an indoor cat, so how do you keep your indoor cat healthy and in good shape?
  • Training your indoor cat to travel inside a pet stroller is possible with a little time, patience and a few treats thrown into the mix. Once they are used to travelling inside a cat stroller your indoor pet will have a new lease of life as they enjoy the fresh air from inside their very own cat home on wheels. Here are our training tips on training your indoor cat to use a cat pram or pet stroller.
  • Why do cats eat grass and then proceed to vomit afterwards? Cats actually eat grass for many reasons which include nutrition, digestion and eating it even helps to remove hairballs from within. In this article you will find out why cats choose to eat grass and how you can introduce cat grass to your indoor cats environment.
  • Have you ever considered walking your indoor cat? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. With a little training your cat could be walked on a harness and leash. Just like walking the dog, walking the cat is a great way to exercise your indoor cat. They can benefit from the fresh air and the walk will also keep your cat mentally stimulated as it interacts with humans and enjoys the great outdoors. Here are some top tips on how to train your cat to walk on a harness and leash.
  • Catnip is a garden herb and is best known for its ability to get most cats high. It’s completely safe for both indoor and outdoor cats and can also be easily grown. To get high on catnip your cat can smell it, eat it and even roll around in it. It can also be used to insert into cat play toys to liven up your cat’s playtime. Here are some facts and tips on the use of catnip and how to introduce it to your indoor cats environment.
  • Body Condition Scoring in cats and dogs is done by using a chart or scale that helps you assess your pets wieght. The Body Condition chart may include a scale of either 1-5 or 1-9. You can use this scale at home to assess your cat’s weight. It’s usually used by your vet too when you have your cat has their regular check up. The best level of weight is usually around the middle of the scale.
  • An indoor cat is now able to experience the great outdoors thanks to a cat stroller. Cat strollers or ‘cat prams’ are designed to transport cats outside. Not only are they extremely private, safe, secure, comfortable and easy to manoeuvre but a cat buggy can provide your indoor cat with a new lease of life. Now they can expeirience new places of interest from the safety of their very own cat home on wheels!
  • Indoor cats don’t have the luxury of the great outdoors. Outdoor cats can exercise and keep in shape by venturing around the garden and exploring neighbourhood. But how does an indoor cat keep active from inside the home? Here are some handy tips on how to keep your indoor cat active and well exercised.
  • An automatic food dispenser is an ideal way to feed your indoor cat during the day or evening, especially if you are away from home or have to work awkward shifts. Not only do the feed your cat the correct poertion at the right time of the day, they also keep your pets food cool and fresh and away from pesky flies and bugs. These practical and hygienic feeders are a great way to beat obesity too! Here is why they will enefit your indoor cat and some top tips on choosing the right one for your feline friend.
  • It can be easy for an indoor cat to gain weight and risk becoming obese, especially if it is not being active enough. Exercise is vital for all cats, whether they are indoor or outdoor cats. So how do you know if your cat is overweight or not? How can you tell whether your cat is at it’s ideal weight? Here are a few tips on how to check your cats weight and what to do if they are overweight.
  • A pet drinking water fountain will contstantly provide your indoor cat with clean, fresh and filtered water. It will keep them hydrated throughout the day and night and also improve their overall health. But which pet drinking fountain is right for your indoor cat? They come in all shapes, sizes and designs. We are here to help with these buying guide tips!
  • Can an outdoor cat be converted into an indoor cat? Sometimes a cat owner has no choice but to convert their outdoor cat into an indoor one. This maybe due to the cat’s health, age or change in environment. You may have also rehomed an outdoor cat but can only offer it an indoor life. But with some care and attention converting an outdoor cat into an indoor one can be done. Here are some helpful tips and advice on how to make the ‘outdoor to indoor transition’.
  • Here are our top tips on how to achieve the best results when training your indoor cat to walk in a harness and leash. Most cats are up for being trained with a little time, patience and the odd treat as a bribe. Getting your indoor cat walking on a harness outdoors will ensure that they get good regular exercise plus they benefit from the fresh air too!
  • Keeping a cat permanently indoor has always been a debatable issue. Some believe that cats should naturally be outdoors, like their wild ancestors. But cats have now become very domesticated and their new role is more of ‘companion’ than working as a mouser. In this article we look at the pros and cons of the indoor cat.
  • Providing the right environment for your indoor cat can be done with a few additions to your home. You can make the indoors feel like the outdoors by adding cat activity trees, cat grass and ensuring your cat has plenty to keep them occupied. By adding plenty of cat toys and even making them hunt for their dinner are sure ways to keeping your indoor cat entertained and happy. And you can still get them outdoors by using a cat stroller or a cat leash and harness too!
  • An indoor cat’s life can be pretty different to that of an outdoor cat. An indoor cat doesn’t have the outdoor space, trees, grass, bushes, interaction with other cats and won’t have small prey to hunt. But a cat owner can provide a lot of stimulation for their indoor pet. There are avtivity products that can bring the outdoors indoors. There are even ways of getting your indoor cat outdoors in a safe and secure way!