Happy Hairball Awareness Day!

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!

Halloween Costumes for Cats

While we admit that most cats probably wouldn't tolerate wearing a full costume for more than a few mintues, let alone all of Halloween, the outfits and costume pieces featured here are perfect in short bursts and make fun props for holiday photos. Here are some of our favorite Halloween and cosplay looks for kitty:

Cat-Proof Your Christmas Decor: Tree Defender

Cats are curious. They can't help it, it's their nature. Christmas trees are known as being irresistible to cats. A tall green scratching post in the house suddenly? And it's completely full of cat toys and pretty lights? Can you blame any cat for being attracted to a Christmas tree? But what can you do as a pet owner to keep both kitty and your holiday decorations safe? The answer is Christmas Tree Defender.

Six Christmas Cat Toys in Stocking

Don't forget your cat this Christmas! After she's been foiled from playing with the Christmas tree, treat her to a bunch of brand new toys in her very own kitty Christmas stocking!

Happy International Cat Day!

The International Fund for Animal Welfare established the first International Cat Day on August 8, 2002. The honorary holiday takes place each year on this date. The holiday is meant to bring awareness to cat care and welfare. We believe that keeping cats indoors is a great...