7 Ways to Pamper Your Cat the Taylor Swift Way

7 Ways to Pamper Your Cat the Taylor Swift Way

More than her heartfelt songs, Taylor Swift is known for her immense love for her cats – Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. Fans cannot help but notice how this popular songstress showers her fur babies with affection.  This cRaZy cat lady ROCKS – literally! If this popular Grammy winners compassion inspires you, here are some ways to make your favorite feline feel loved: Keep your pet engaged in fun activities. Regardless of how hectic your schedule is, your pet will surely appreciate even the simple game of cat and mouse, no real mice purrty please. Even if your cats appear docile, the DNA of their ancestors are also ingrained in them. This means that they also have the instinct to hunt and chase.  And guess what they do after?  Eat and sleep. Brush your purrtty cats coat to ensure that it remains free of tangles. Taylor Swift lovingly plays with her pets’ fur. You know you’re doing a good job if your cat can’t stop purring. Never underestimate the power of catnip because majority of cats fancy this famed flowering herb. You likely observed upon giving catnip to felines, most of them will purr and roll around. Some even drool! Consider catnip-filled toys, or grow your own plants outdoors.  Just be mindful of neighboring kitty visits.  They have purrty flowers too! A kitty cats nature is to observe from tall spaces – such as trees.  One of the ways to spoil your cat is by providing a safe spot for him or her to perch and look outside. We have placed carpeted comfy cat trees by our shop windows.  A simple solution is to place a...
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...
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...
Catify Your Home – 5 Useful Decorating Tips for Cat Lovers

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...
Beat Pet Depression With These 3 Tips!

Beat Pet Depression With These 3 Tips!

Pet depression is a real thing. And it’s just as real as human depression. Did you know that during the winter months seasonal affective disorder or SAD begins about this time of year for people? It’s true! The lack of sunlight and fewer activities can sap your energy and make you depressed. Have you thought for a moment that your pets might also be bothered by the change in seasons, or your mood? There are a variety of ways to approach depression and even if you don’t find yourself suffering from SAD this year a change in the weather alone can alter your pet’s mood and behavior. So here are a few ways to get things back to good. Get them on their feet. Just like people, a sedentary lifestyle for pets can have a significant impact on their good mood. If your pets are lazing around on cold days, pick up a few fun toys to get them moving. While there are a lot of things that are different in the pet world and our world, there’s one thing that’s the same: when you’re suffering form depression sometimes, and that’s when it feels best to get moving! You know there’s nothing like a friend knocking on your door with a Frisbee or feathers on a stick to perk you up…. Or whatever makes you forget your troubles. Catnip is wonderful as well, assuming your cat likes it.  Not all do. Lighten up! Environmental factors can have a huge impact on your pets depression. If you notice that your dog or cat is having behavioral changes like a loss...
Natural Hairball Remedies

Natural Hairball Remedies

Hairballs are a common problem for those of us who are owned by our kitties, and they’re no picnic for our kitty cats either. Fortunately, there are a lot of natural hairball remedies out there to decrease your kitty’s hairballs naturally. How Do Hairballs Develop? Our kitties swallow a large amount of hair when they groom themselves, as the rough surface of their tongues is perfect for pulling dead and excess fur from the coat during grooming. In multi-cat households, one kitty may groom her brothers and sisters, meaning that she will ingest an unusual volume of hair and therefore have more hairballs than your average kitty. Helping Your Kitty out With Her Hair Care Because hair ingested during grooming is the culprit for hairballs, brushing your cat for just a few minutes a day can be a huge help for her hairball problems. However, not all kitties like to be brushed, so don’t force it on her. If your cat is brush-phobic, you may be able to warm her up to it by starting out slowly. Kitties also benefit from baths, especially if they have allergies or skin conditions. Take a Look at Diet If your cat is currently eating dry food, the lack of moisture in his GI tract could keep hair from effectively passing through. A canned, balanced diet can work wonders for hairball problems, and your kitty will thank you. Healthy fats are also beneficial for hairballs and for your kitty’s health in general. An Omega-3 supplement will improve your cat’s skin and hair health, reducing shedding and dander. Additionally Omega-3’s will enhance her digestive...

Adopt A Pet – Don’t Buy – And Here’s Why!

Finding the right pet isn’t like shopping for anything else. And if you don’t consider adoption when pet shopping you aren’t getting the best bang for your buck – and actually, you’re missing out and so is some unlucky pet. Here are 6 reasons why: 1. There’s a Special Kind of Love. If you were in the animal’s paws, could you love anybody more than someone who saved you from a bad situation? While the humane society and rescue organizations offer adequate temporary shelter, they don’t offer much when it comes to a loving home. But you can. When you purchase a pet, you are taking them away from the sad and often tragic circumstances that many of the pets in shelters have been through. The liberation that you offer when you adopt is a great foundation for a lasting bond. 2. They Have Manners. Pets that have had previous owners probably have a better ability to connect with you than any you could purchase. Dogs are often already housetrained and cats may know how to get along with other members of your family, including four-legged friends you currently have. You gotta’ give them credit for that. 3. You Are Part of the Solution. When you purchase a pet, you contribute to cruelty. Not just of the puppy mills but also the idea that it’s ok for us as a society to discard our pets like out of style clothing. Every year 6 – 8 million dogs (this doesn’t even include our feline friends) wait in animal shelters for a new home. Choosing to brave the cold corridors of...