Kitty Cat Rescue – Why Beth and Howard Stern and Other Celebrities Do It and You Can Too!

Kitty Cat Rescue – Why Beth and Howard Stern and Other Celebrities Do It and You Can Too!

  Rescue a Pet and Save a Life! You don’t have to think far outside the litter box to know that animal welfare is good for your soul and for the pet population, but have you considered various ways you can help?  Cats make purrfect companions but sadly they end up in animal shelters when people don’t do their research, OR buy them as gifts, a big NO-NO according to animal advocats and celebrities like Beth Stern.  Rescuing from shelters is a grrrrreat thing, but pet gift-giving, not always. So why is this such a purrroblem?   Well for one, as cute and cuddly as they are, many people are ill-prepared to take on a new family member.  And that is exactly what they are, part of the family.  Pets require additional expenses, not too mention daily care; including feedings, love and playtime.  Neglect them like you would a child and you guessed it…all hell breaks loose.  In addition, kitten and puppy companions are a handful and can be exposed to dangerous wires, electronics, and more, not too mention get their purrrecious paws caught in doors, drawers and even have their tails injured if not careful.   They are not toys for small children and should be supervised initially.  We are not saying if you are an experienced pet owner that these things are always problematic, but in many cases, gifted pets end up in rescues because they were more then the recipient bargained for.  So please consider their little lives as fragile as that of a babies. What are some ways you can learn to care for current or future pets?...
Whisker Away The Easy Way! Grooming Tips for your kitties.

Whisker Away The Easy Way! Grooming Tips for your kitties.

One of the special things about cats are that they are so independent, yet most can still use some assistance from their owners when it comes to grooming. It is necessary to keep their coat maintained to prevent hairballs and matted fur – and to avoid making your furry friend furious! While cats can clean themselves using their scratchy tongue and teeth, matted tangled fur can cause purrroblems. If kitty swallows a lot of fur it can result in hairballs and clog the intestinal tract. MEOWCH! Here are some grooming tips to make your baby feel pampurrred: 1. Brush your kitty, but be patient! Not all cats enjoy being brushed. Be gentle and start brushing from your cat’s neck down to the tail. Try to avoid  bringing the brush too close to the cat’s face. Many are finicky about belly brushing so use caution. If your cat considers the brush his enemy, you may use a grooming glove as an alternative. Apart from brushing your cat’s coat, you’ll be able to give him or her a nice massage. Should you notice extreme flaking, fleas or flea dirt (small black specs), consult a veterinarian or purchase a treatment option right away because ticks, fleas, and other parasites do not only cause discomfort but can cause health issues. 2. Don’t ignore the cat’s oral health If the breath of your cat is foul, while that is just the norm for some, kitty could also have a tartar build-up, infection or otherwise. Regularly check the cat’s mouth to ensure that no gum disease is developing.  You can try to brush kitties teeth with some direction from your veterinarian but good luck!  When you find the...
Catify™ Your Beauty Routine with 5 Tips Towards Skin Purrfection™

Catify™ Your Beauty Routine with 5 Tips Towards Skin Purrfection™

Want to Achieve Skin Purrfection™ ?  Check out these 5 easy ways to catify your beauty routine!   Our Top Cat and Skin Care Expert Recommends these tips, just to name a few, to pounce out blemishes, wrinkles and annoying leopard spots (age spots)! So Start Meow! 1. Remove your makeup at night  Skin cells regenerate at night thus improving texture, tone and skin radiance. Leaving makeup on can contribute to clogged pores and interrupt this essential cycle from optimal benefits.  Don’t leave your cosmetics on and wake up in a tail-spin!  >^^< 2. Use a Purrifying™ Facial Toner Sure, seems an extra step yet a necessary one.  Why?  Because while “many” toners are not necessary this specially furmulated tonic combines gentle exfoliators and hydrating ingredients to optimize moisture balance in the skin, while also assisting with regulating skin pH after cleansing.  In addition, botanical additives offer skin calming and soothing benefits to reduce inflammation and irritation – a leading cause of both aging and redness/rosacea.  How ya like meow?? 3. Yoga is Not Just for Kitties Ever notice your kitties get their stretch on?  As soon as they awake they take what appears to be downward facing cat – sorry dogs, we are offended. Pets know that improving circulation is essential prior to moving to prevent injury, so why don’t us silly humans?  As it relates to skin, these inverted postures improve circulation drawing blood into the face and improving skin radiance and a healthy glow.  So hang out upside down, join your kitties, but not in public please. 4. Avoid Toxic Ingredients and Environments What we put on our skin, inhale and utilize for cleaning both...
The Truth about Beauty Products With Artificial Fragrance: Why It’s Best to Opt for Non-Toxic Scents

The Truth about Beauty Products With Artificial Fragrance: Why It’s Best to Opt for Non-Toxic Scents

It is undeniable that scents stimulate human emotions. For this reason, manufacturers of purrsonal care products are doing their best to capture scents that trigger positive emotion. This way, companies can sell more of their products. However, these artificial fragrances do not always equate to positive health or beauty effects. As opposed to non-toxic fragranced products, some items with artificial scents can contribute to allergies, headaches, alter moods, harm our pets and even disrupt hormones.  It’s pretty scary stuff.  Care to learn more?  Read on… Laundry detergents, floor cleaners, room sprays, deodorants, candles, body washes – the list of products with artificial fragrances can certainly go on. They might smell “calming” or “rejuvenating” but they similarly pose threats to your body. Many synthetic fragrances yield skin allergies. These fragrances can also worsen the condition of an individual who has asthma. Be mindful as well of products which claim to remain fragrant for 24 hours and more. They might contain phthalates whose heavy dosages can jeopardize one’s reproductive and endocrine system. Several researchers have also focused on fragrant toiletries whose ingredients have been linked to cancer. What is also alarming is that these chemicals do not easily dissipate. They can inhibit the body for a long time, not to mention our environment contributing to a whole host of additional challenges. While most of the products with faux fragrance are unregulated, it does not mean that you have to be complacent as well. As a consumer, it is your right to invest on safe phthalate-free products. Stay away from items that do not indicate the ingredients on the labels. Make sure your labels are...
3 Natural Kitty Litters That Don’t Stink

3 Natural Kitty Litters That Don’t Stink

Kitty litter is usually made with non-biodegradable sodium bentonite clay or silica. Prolonged exposure to these ingredients can cause damage to your mucus membranes, lungs and upper respiratory tract and if ingested by pets can lead to bowel blockages, kidney problems and dehydration. At Crazy Cat Lady we love our kitties. And just because we’re called crazy cat ladies doesn’t mean we’re actually crazy. We’re actually quite sane. We know what it takes to keep a house clean and comfortable and what to do to make our pets happy. That’s why we opt for natural products whenever possible and consider the planet when we make a purchase. When it comes to keeping your house free from harmful toxins, kitty litter can make a BIG difference. Not only that but some of the ingredients in conventional litters can really stink up the planet! Here are our top 3 picks for natural kitty litters. 1. World’s Best Cat Litter™. This litter is made from the concentrated power of corn to help you keep the air clean. It comes in a variety of scents including pine and lavender and is also flushable. No need to worry about its impact on the planet, because the corn granules are 100% natural and made with renewable ingredients. World’s Best Cat Litter contains no synthetic additives, chemicals or perfumes.  But do be careful – as some kitties may actually like the taste?! 2. Next Gen Pet. This all natural cat litter company has many natural options to choose from. They make their litters from recycled wood scrap and add green tea leaves to provide additional anti-bacterial...