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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™

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...

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...

Customize Your Kitty Litter Facial Mask – The Crazy Cat Lady Way!

Kitty litter facial masks rose to fame when renowned beauty blogger Michelle Phan shared her experience. While there’s nothing wrong with DIY kitty litter facial masks, you have to be careful because many brands of kitty litter contain aluminum silicate (the sound alone is intimidating!). If you want to save time, you may consider the ready-made Gritty Kitty™ Litter Mask. Not only it is effective in cleansing the pores but it is likewise affordable! If you don’t like the idea of putting kitty litter on your face, don’t worry because ours isn’t made of actual kitty litter but of super cool absorbent clay that comes from volcanic ash. When mixed with liquid, an electrical charge is produced which in turn draws out the skin’s impurities. The clay acts like a sponge because the toxins stick to it.  And it gets even better then that. There are so many applications for it, in the bath it softens skin, it takes the itch out of bug bites, its soothing for psoriasis and much, much more! To make the most out of your Gritty Kitty litter mask, you may customize it via naturally derived plant extracts instead of plain water.  Here are some of our favorites depending on the skin’s needs: Stop Stressin’ Meow Calming Mist – Mix this with your mask,  and you’ll have a spa-like experience because luscious lavender smells oh-so-good! Lavender likewise reduces stress and the same time, soothes sensitive, and dry skin but it is useful for acne and all skin types to soothe and tone. Chamomeow Face and Body Mist – Chamomile works best because of its calming properties. It also nourishes...

Your Guy’s Guide to Facial Hair Grooming – Whisker Away!

Beards, mustaches, goatees and even sideburns are part of a man’s most admired qualities… right? Well, while not all of us agree on it the guys seem to be taking to that look. Purrrsonally, I dig it! 🙂 We may be Crazy Cat Ladies but we haven’t forgotten about the men who love us and their grooming necessities. Today, you’ll see tons of celebrities rocking facial hair styles including Ryan Gossling and Brad Pitt. As you may have anticipated, the more men who sport the lumberjack look the more it becomes accepted. And while beards and other bristles are making a comeback – we’re not gonna let our guys go ungroomed. So here are 4 tips to help him keep everything from a 5 o’clock shadow to a full beard kept, clean and looking great. 1. Stick With It.Once he finds a shape that works his face – go with it! Growing a mustache might be a good look for someone who has a larger nose, and a little stubble looks great on those with thinning hair but not every style is created equal. Help your guy make a decision based on what works for HIM. 2. Let it Grow. Congratulations… He’s made a choice. But shaving and shaping can get tricky. Be patient because shaving too early can leave him looking like Bob Segar. That beard may creep down his neck and that’s ok! Trimming to closely can be a big no-no. Yowza! 3. Lather Up. Facial hair isn’t the same as the hair that grows from the scalp. While you may not want to share your shower time, let him linger...

Catify Your Home – 5 Useful Decorating Tips for Cat Lovers

Decorating your home can pose a challenge if you have cats, regardless of how cute and lovable they are. Our lovable fur babies have the tendency to become over zealous and one sweep of their tails can break your prized ceramics into tiny pieces! Here are 5 helpful decorating tips for cat lovers so you can catify your home: 1. Keep fragile items away from your cat’s territory. Kitties are wild you know… and therefore have no regard for price tags. It doesn’t matter if your possessions are pricey because as long as they can reach a surface, they may and will get to it. Low shelves, dressers, and center tables should not contain breakable items. The best way to display the fragile items you use in home decorating is to move them up – but not if your kitties can jump to their location!  As much as possible, steer clear from glass items because once they shatter, their fragments might injure your cat.  Always consider your cat’s favorite places and their tails when placing new objects.  Cats do like to be up high so consider cat trees and other catified home decorating items to keep them off of your shelves. Placement of indoor plants. Decorating for cat lovers can become challenging with plants around. They might chew on the leaves, dig in the soil, or even urinate in your pots! To avoid chewing, you can try to spray bitter apple or a natural deterrent (non-toxic only) on the leaves but it’s best to check with your vet (please!). On the other hand, to prevent a cat from digging, you may place stones or gravel on top of the...