It's a myth that cats need to have access to the outside to live happy and healthy lives. Indoor cats can live perfectly happy lives if their instincts are satisfied by toys and activities to keep them stimulated and provide the exercise they need to stay healthy and happy.

Also when the cold weather upon us even indoor-outdoor cats will be spending more time indoors. So here are some tips for making the great indoors an interesting, feline-friendly environment.

Signs your cat is bored

  • Over-eating
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sleeping more than normal
  • Destructive behaviours like scratching
  • Over-grooming

Here are 8 fun indoor activities that will help your feline burn off some energy and keep out of trouble!

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Even though it seems like they shouldn't have a care in the world, it's still possible for your pet to have anxiety. Just like us, our cats and dogs have anxieties and fears. Although your pet’s anxieties, may be different than our own, they still cause stress and physical reactions all the same. Some common causes of anxiety in pets are loud noises, separation, travel and unfamiliar people or places. But good news! Once you are able to identify your pets symptoms of anxiety you are on the right track to helping them deal with and overcome their anxiety so they can live a happier more stress free life.

Warning Signs Of An Anxious Pet

While occasionally experiencing stress is normal for a cat, constant or severe anxiety can be a...

We all know how important it is for us to stay hydrated, but it’s just as essential for our pets. Their bodies are made up of approximately 80% water, which plays many important roles from regulating body temperature to providing cushioning support for joints and internal organs. It also helps digest food, transport nutrients and eliminate waste. For these reasons, it’s important to provide your pet with access to fresh water at all times – especially during summer when animals lose more fluids through panting or sweating, and their water sources evaporate more quickly. Although it might seem ridiculous that you have to cater to your pet’s water preferences, it’s crucial to do it. After all, we prefer certain types of drinks over...

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PROTECT YOUR PET THIS GUY FAWKES

Protect your pet this Guy Fawkes

Chances are your pet will suffer from some degree of anxiety and fear at Guy Fawkes time. This is because sudden loud sharp noises coupled with bright flashes are all reasons for animals to be afraid and seek safety. The fact that it only happens once a year and that Guy Fawkes turns your pets usual controlled environment into a battle ground adds to the confusion and anxiety most pets feel.

It is worth remembering that our pets’ senses are far more sensitive than our own. A dogs hearing is twice, and a cats hearing is three times, more sensitive than ours. So not only are the sounds of fireworks very loud they can also be painful for our pets. There are some great alternatives to drugs that...