It's a good practice to keep kitty litter boxes clean with regular scooping. Keeping the catbox free of waste makes your cat happy and keeps your home cleaner and odor-free. But regular scooping might mean using a lot of plastic bags if that is your preferred waste collection measure. Why not try out using compostable bags to help lessen your impact on the environment as you care for your pet?
With this purchase you'll get 240 small compostable "poop bags". These are advertised as dog poop bags but we have been using these small bags for our cat boxes for the last year or so and we find them to be a great size for handling and for regular use. We can use an oversized scoop and it fits into the mouth of the bag without issue.
These unscented pet waste bags are highly rated by other users, too. The bags claim to be 100% compostable and biodegradable. In our experience they feel much like plastic bags and perform like plastic bags, without breaking down in the week or so we might have them in our trash receptacle until trash day.
This is a cute little piece of cat furniture from AmazonBasics. The unit has a 360 degree round scratching post with a cozy round plush bed on top. The post rests on a stable square stand.
This small and affordable cat furniture is a cute addition to your cat's life. New items add enrichment to a pet's life at home. This highly-rated cat furniture has a single-pillar scratching post with both carpet and jute fiber scratching substrate. The plush bed on top is easy to access and comfortable. The post and bed come in a neutral color scheme of grays, ideal to fit into a wide variety of home decor and to blend into a lot of cat coat types.
This is a fun interactive toy to play with your cat. This kind of toy, which encourages fetching, is great for those cats who like to catch objects and bring them back to you.
With this purchase you'll get a set of 5 flying propeller cat toys in various colors. The toys come with a small shot device that projects the little toys for your cat to chase, catch, and hopefully return to you.
As you might imagine, this cat toy gets mixed reviews from pet owners. Some users report their cats love the chase aspect of this toy, while others report disinterest in their kitties. Some pet owners have had fun playing this with their small dogs as well, and even some users' children had fun with this toy. So if you think your cat might like it, give it a try. If kitty isn't interested, maybe your pooch or human kids can have some fun.
The last Saturday of April is marked as World Veterinary Day. We celebrate our veterinary professionals on this day, first noted by the World Veterinary Association in 2000.
While we always appreciate the health of our pets, and the help and care they receive from veterinary professionals, today especially we'll think about their important work.
Let's raise a virtual catnip toy today to honor all of the veterinarians that have helped our cats throughout the year!
Today, April 24, is recognized as National Hairball Awareness Day. This "holiday" is "celebrated" annually on the last Friday in April. I think most cat owners are aware of hairballs without having to mark a special date on the calendar. The day is listed along with many other such awareness campaigns on the AVMA Veterinary Awareness Events page.
In our house, we are very lucky to have minimal problems with hairballs between our three boys.
With our previous long-haired tuxedo Arby, it was a regular battle that we fought with periodic doses of hairball preventative gels. Here's a photo of our sweet tuxedo boy enjoying a face-plant nap in a cat bed.
Hopefully you are among the lucky cat owners who hasn't had to think about hairballs until being reminded by this annual event!
This is a great convertible cat carrier that is both airline approved and conveniently expandable to provide extra space while keeping your kitty safe.
This is a soft-sided cat carrier that, when the expansion areas are closed, is approved for many airlines for in-cabin travel.
The great benefit of this carrier is that it can expand to provide extra space for your kitty to stretch out and move around. The sides have two expansion areas that can be accessed by zipper. A short tunnel can also expand out from another side to give kitty even more space.
Using these expansion areas is great to use when you are expecting to have to wait in place for some time, like at the airport before boarding your flight, or in the waiting room at the vet before the appointment begins, or in hotel rooms when you cat needs to stay secured for her own safety.
Today, April 11, is National Pet Day. While this may not be a major, widely-recognized holiday, the love we have for our companion animals is worth celebrating every day.
Especially in the current Covid-19 pandemic crisis facing everyone on this planet, pets can provide their owners with much-needed emotional support and cherished companionship.
I know our cats have been providing essential services: comforting snuggles and improv comedy entertainment are helping us tremendously as we stay #saferathome. On behalf of our three sweeties here at home, we wish everyone a very happy National Pet Day!
This is a fun USB rechargeable interactive cat toy. The game is a small dome that covers small feather toys with limited paw-sized access ports. When turned on, the tufts move around using magnetic maglev technology, enticing your cat to chase and play.
The idea of the game is to poke and capture the feather tuft toys inside. Reviewers suggested only using one toy at a time inside, as using both together might cause them to get stuck to each other and for the game to not function properly.
While the fun of the game is the enticing maglev motion, other reviewers notice that their cats would play with the fun restricted dome even when the toy was not turned on. Some cats found it so enticing and engaging that their owners decided to place the toy out of view when they could not supervise.
The calendar is full of fun commemorative holidays to spread awareness on a crazy variety of topics. One of those commemorative days worth celebrating for cat owners is Respect Your Cat Day, celebrated each year on March 28th.
Especially in this time of extra stress and uncertainty due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, pets are stepping up to provide their owners with essential services which include emotional comfort and original entertainment. Take a moment to honor the four-legged heroes in your home on this special day.
Cats who love to snuggle will adore this darling fluffy donut-style cuddle bed. The bed has high round sides and a lower spot to sleep or cuddle in the middle, just like a donut.
This cute cuddle bed for cats comes in two different sizes. Medium is about 20" in diameter and about 5.5" tall. Large beds are about 24" in diameter and about 6" tall. You can also get this bed in three different colors, to best match your decor. The beds come in Navy Grey, Beige, and Pink.