How to choose your cats name

Have you ever been stuck when it comes to giving something a name? Imagine that feeling then when it comes to giving your cat a name that it will be called for the rest of its life; it’s OK though, you’re not alone and we understand the trials and tribulations of giving your beloved new family member a name that everyone, including your cat, can enjoy. Generally, pet owners wouldn’t give their animals the names that they would give themselves or their children. Recent surveys have shown that with pets…

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5 things that can give your cat the best environment

Did you know that one of the best ways to keep your cat happy, healthy and feeling good in your home is to do something called, environmental enrichment. Don’t worry, we, like you, were slightly scared of the phrase until we did a little bit of research and spoke to some experts on the subject. All that environmental enrichment means is that you create an environment that will stimulate your cat and stop it developing behavioural issues that are sometimes associated when your cat is not mentally or physically stimulated.…

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Cat or Dog?

It’s an argument that has raged for centuries, what makes a better pet, Cat or Dog? Search the web and you will find thousands of results that speak of this fractious debate; but never fear, we at Cleo Pet have decided to step into the debate and give you some original paws for thought on which makes a better pet for your home. Supervision The working world has changed dramatically over the last 40 years. With more and more people spending more time at their desks, commuting and away over…

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Why do cats need scratching posts?

Shredded carpet, scratch marks on the leather sofa, claw marks down the wallpaper. As a cat owner, the chances are you have encountered at least one of these situations in the past. Whilst this probably drives you crazy, the last thing you want to do is to deter your cat from scratching. The important thing is to understand  why your cat scratches and what you can do to encourage them to use an appropriate scratching outlet such as a scratching post. Scratching is second nature to cats and is an…

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What exactly is catnip?

If you are a cat owner, you know well enough the unique effect this particular product has on your animals. Catnip has proven to be an alluring, near irresistible attractor for cats, and yet pet owners often have no idea what this mysterious, potent concoction actually is! On an equally important note, the question must also be asked: why do cats enjoy catnip as much as they do? Here are a few interesting research notes which may be prove to be helpful in this investigation. The first inquiries into the…

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Sleep, sleep and more sleep!

Cat owners will not be surprised to hear that cats enjoy a good sleep but did you realise that on average cats sleep a staggering 16 hours a day? That equates to spending two thirds of their lifetime asleep! The question is why do they sleep for so long? One of the main reasons is to conserve energy. It is sometimes easy to forget that cats are essentially predators and therefore their natural instinct is to go out hunting. This usually takes place around dusk and dawn when their prey…

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Cat facts!

The world of cats is full of fascinating facts and here are just a few to amaze you! Did you know…… When cats grimace, they are usually “taste-scenting.” They have an extra organ that, with some breathing control, allows the cats to taste-sense the air. The world’s largest cat measured 48.5 inches long. A cat’s purr may be a form of self-healing, as it can be a sign of nervousness as well as contentment. The world’s richest cat is worth $13 million after his human passed away and left her…

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Can cats live without humans?

With the bond between cats and humans lasting through thousands of years, it is no wonder that our furry feline friends have become the most popular pet throughout Europe and the US. However, recent studies have shown that unlike dogs, cats do not actually need humans to feel safe or even to survive. Even domesticated cats which live with us from birth and have no experience in the wild feel very independent in life and can look after themselves without looking to their human companions for help. Self-Reliance in Cats…

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What are the struggles that cat owners face?

Cats are wonderful pets however they are known for making their owners life difficult at times! One of the many things that cat owners often struggle with is not being able to find the cat in the house because it has found another hidden spot to sleep at. This is actually from personal experience, as I can recall having to search for the cat for over half an hour after realising it has found its way inside a cupboard shelf and was sleeping between a two layers of clothes! Another…

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The danger of household plants for cats

We recently received some upsetting news about a kitten that sadly died after chewing on a lily that was on display in the home. Whilst they are attractive flowers to have on show, it is imperative to remember that all parts of the lily are toxic to cats. A small nibble on a leaf or a lick of pollen can be enough to cause fatal kidney failure. Although events like this cause a great deal of concern, it is important to note that such occurrences are rare as cats are…

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