Post pandemic separation anxiety

Did you know vets and behaviourists around the world are bracing ourselves for the wave of post-pandemic separation anxiety cases coming to hit us in the next few months? Reason is simple, many of us have been at home with our cats for months at this stage! In Ireland and around the world, the lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted, and many people are returning … Continue reading Post pandemic separation anxiety

Cat tips during COVID-19 pandemic

A lot of vets are implementing COVID-19 pandemic policies. These changes are meant to protect you, your pet, and the entire veterinary staff. For example, some policies that are seen in many vet practices are: No human inside the clinic, drop off and pick up outside the door, no cash payment, etc.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE follow these instructions. This is to protect your beloved vet … Continue reading Cat tips during COVID-19 pandemic

How to introduce new cat to your home?

I must have answered this question a million times, so I decide to put everything down in writing once and for all. A lot of first time cat parent imagine this – they adopt a cat from the shelter, they took the cat home, the cat will be overjoyed to have a new family. They will run straight into the home, jump around exploring, run back into … Continue reading How to introduce new cat to your home?

Ikea products that make great cat items

Did you know there are lots of products at Ikea which are not meant to be for cats but make great cat products? They are reasonably priced and they will merge into your house decoration without screaming ‘cat stuff’! (Not that there is anything wrong with that!) Plus, since these items are not made for cats, it can serve other purposes too! 1. Step stools … Continue reading Ikea products that make great cat items

Puddy – the cat who travelled 6 weeks to go home

As a cat sitter and behaviourist, I have the privilege to hear a lot amazing cat stories from my human customers. It never fails to open my eyes and remind me how much we all underestimate the cat’s ability. Puddy is one of the legendary cats I have come across. He came into my life when his human scheduled a meet and greet on 2011 and wanted to … Continue reading Puddy – the cat who travelled 6 weeks to go home

Cats vs Baby – No, you don’t need to get rid of the cat

In the past 7 years of my career, one of the common things I have come across is people contact me and tell me they need to ‘get rid’ of their cats because they are now pregnant. ‘Pre-mother me’ wanted to yell at these people, but I felt I wasn’t qualified to criticise them. Then I had my baby… Now it has become my new mission … Continue reading Cats vs Baby – No, you don’t need to get rid of the cat