Thursday, 30 June 2016

An Instant Way To Calculate Your Cat's Age In Human Years!

Ever look at your feline friend and wonder how old they are in human years? Well wonder no more!

I recently made it my aim to find a converter that shows at a glance how old your kitty is in our terms. The calculations are based on the average life expectancy of a healthy cat and this may vary slightly between different cat breeds and also be affected by the nutrition, exercise routine and lifestyle of the cat.

It's a handy tool to use and if you like it please share this post for the benefit of other cat owners, thank you!

You can find the cat age converter here 

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Check Your Dog's Horoscope Compatibility....

If you are the kind of person that ever sits and wonders whether you and your pooch are astronomically aligned you may be interested in my latest find...a canine horoscope compatibility guide!

Yep, such a thing exists. Essentially you just click on YOUR star sign and low and behold there is a guide that matches up your dog's star sign.

All good fun and for entertainment purposes only, If you're itching to check out the mystic compatibility of your mutt then you can check out the guide here

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

DVD's For Cats? Yes It's True! Here's The Review.....

I recently happened upon an interesting product aimed at cat lovers....CAT DREAMS!




Cat Dreams is a 90 minute DVD made exclusively for our feline friends and do you know what? I really liked it!

When seeking out interesting and inexpensive canine and feline products to recommend to my readership I tend to try and 'pick holes' in my finds and my thought pattern tends to be "Would I buy this for someone else?" and Cat Dreams is a product that did well under my hard-nosed scrutiny.

My two test subjects, Toby and Tom loved the DVD and over a period of a week have shown consistent interest whenever the DVD is played. Even though Toby is deaf the visuals of this well made DVD captured his interest and retained it. Tom reacted particularly well to the mice and birds and Toby really liked the section where cats were filmed leaping around!

What I liked about this product:

  • Good value- the price is pitched well at cat owners and those looking to buy for the cat owner in their life.
  • Original- I liked the fact that this was a lesser-known product that I could see would be well received by both cat owners and their cats.
  • User-friendly- unlike many DVD's, Cat Dreams is Region Free (worldwide) and will play on any DVD player, PC, Laptop (with DVD drive) Xbox or Playstation.
  • Well made- the sound and 3D visuals are excellent and the segments of small animals such as chipmunks, mice etc are well captured and interesting to watch for both humans and cats.
  • Other- the DVD can be played on a loop allowing a cat owner to leave their furry friend entertained in their absence.
What I disliked:
  • I actually struggled to find anything to dislike about this product. The DVD was shot in the U.S and I was looking for any differences that may not have translated (I live in the UK) but I didn't find any, British moggies will love this as much as their American cousins!

Rating- 9/10

Who is it for? 
  • Cat owners looking for an inexpensive and original way to stimulate and entertain their cats.
  • Anyone looking to buy an original gift for the cat owner in their life.
Where can I buy it? My UK readers can purchase the DVD here I do receive a very tiny commission should you purchase the DVD through my link but this is not added to the price you pay.

My readers in the U.S and Canada can purchase the DVD here

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Dog's Human Equivalent Age..This Is More Accurate...

Ever heard the 'old rule' of multiplying a dog's age by seven to find it's human equivalent age?

Well...sorry to break it to you but the old 'times seven' rule is a fallacy. As dogs are able to reproduce at a year old and reach full growth at two years, to calculate a dog's age in human terms the first year should be counted as fifteen, the second year as ten and every year after that as five.

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Cats Are This Territorially Savvy....

When cats investigate a new territory they build up such a detailed mental  map inside their heads that, over time, they are able to find new routes home even if they have never been that way before.

It can take a cat some time to know their territory well and this is why cats are so unsettled for the first six months after moving to a new home.
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A Dog's Urine Tells Other Dogs This......

When your dog pauses to sniff another dog's 'pee-mail' it is picking up a fair amount of information...

Studies into scent marking by dogs have shown that by sniffing another dog's urine your hound may be able to ascertain the following information about the dog that left the scent:
  • Whether the dog was male or female. 
  • If female, whether the other dog is in, or coming into heat.
  • Whether the dog is spayed or neutered.
  • Old or young.
  • Sick or healthy.
  • Stress level (happy or sad).
A study conducted in 2011 by scientists Anneke Lisberg and Charles Snowdon also threw up some interesting findings such as...
  • Male and female dogs were equally likely to urinate upon entering a dog park but male dogs were shown to urinate more frequently than females.
  • Intact males of a social higher order are more likely to over-mark (urinate over another dog's scent. Interestingly, female dogs were shown to never over-mark and simply adjacent-marked (urinated nearby).
  • Female dogs spend a lot of time investigating the urine scent of both unfamiliar male and female dogs while male dogs are shown to be primarily interested in what other male dogs urinate on.
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

A Cat Survival Fact That May Surprise You....

If a cat falls from height, it can take a while before it realises and has time to adjust, but did you know that surprisingly....

...cats are more likely to survive a fall from a greater height than a lesser one and the mortality rate for cats falling from two to six storey buildings is much higher than falling from seven to thirty-two storey buildings!

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

These Nuts Are VERY Toxic To Dogs...Please Be Aware...


Many pet owners are occasionally tempted to share their food with their dogs and may not be aware of the fact below.
Macadamia nuts are VERY toxic to dogs! Ingesting as few as six of these nuts has caused paralysis in dogs.
Symptoms of Macadamia nut poisoning include anxiety, ataxia-inability for a dog to control it's body movements (especially rear legs), vomiting, fever and tremors.
The causative agent for the above symptoms is unknown and dogs are the only species in which signs have been reported.

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Did You Know This About Ginger Cats?

Here's a piece of trivia about our orange-coloured cat friends....

Most ginger cats are male....this is because the gene that determines fur colour in felines is carried in the X chromosome and female cats actually have two X chromosomes which means that both chromosomes have to carry the ginger fur gene for the cat to be ginger/orange.

In female cats, if one X chromosome is ginger/orange and one is another fur colour this blending will result in the cat being a tortoiseshell or calico cat.

Around 75% of cats with orange fur are male.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Do Only Male Dogs Raise A Leg To Urinate?

I know this may appear an odd question but there is an interesting answer that may surprise you...

Did you know that very dominant female dogs also raise a leg to urinate?-just not as high as male dogs.

Although the above is not very common, it does happen and can happen even if the dog has been spayed.
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