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.
This is a fun four-piece set of cat toys. These are little swimming robots that look like fish. The interactive toys stimulate your cat's natural hunting instincts. Plus, watching them play with these toys is fun!
With this purchase, you'll get a set of four robotic fish cat toys. The fish come in four different colors and each has built-in flashing LED lights.
The swimming fish toys activate in water. Once placed in a tub or bowl of water, the fish begin to swim with moving fins. The fish toys turn off automatically when they are removed from water.
Get this fun set of handcrafted catnip ravioli toys featuring an Irish theme for St. Patrick's Day! Let kitty share in Irish pride and St. Patrick's fun with these holiday themed cat toys!
This purchase will get you a set of four square catnip pillow toys. The toys are hand made using Irish or St. Patrick's Day themed pattern fabric. Each pillow measures about 3.5" x 3.5" and is made using organic catnip.
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This is a fun cat bed that you can mount on the wall. The stylish unit is made of wood and acrylic and looks like a piece of art -- whether your cat is having a nap inside or not!
This wall-mounted cat bed can be placed strategically for maximum cat viewing pleasure. The thick transparent acrylic bed capsule is mounted inside the round wall bracket.
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You can't get your kitty a gym membership, but this cat treadmill wheel is perfect for cardio at home. If you're looking for a way to help kitty get in shape or burn off that extra young cat energy, look to this unique pet exerciser product.
This fun pet exercise wheel can help to alleviate potential boredom in your cat, while burning off extra calories at the same time. This unique piece of equipment makes for excellent indoor cat enrichment. It can be especially helpful for active cats who might live in smaller homes or one-story dwellings where running around the house doesn't rack up the steps they might achieve in a larger space.
The One Fast Cat wheel is easy to assemble. It's made of recycled materials and is both lightweight for ease of movement and sturdy for years of active use.
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