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Phil

I have always had cats, both growing up and now as an adult. I have been a pet behavioral therapist for a number of years now. I started this blog to help other cat owners, with advice, tips, best product reviews, and to create a warm and cat friendly community.

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Can Cats Have Honeydew Melon? (They Can!)

By Phil / December 8, 2019

Wondering which fruits you can or can’t share with your cats? If you’re looking for an answer to, “Can cats eat honeydew melon?” The answer is – Yes! There aren’t many fruits that cats enjoy eating that are perfectly safe for them, but honeydew melons are one of them. In moderation of course. Any foods […]

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Can Cats Eat Octopus? Or Squid, Seafood Etc

By Phil / December 8, 2019

Octopus is quite the delicacy, and while I’m sure you don’t eat if often (or maybe you do?) you’re right to ask, “Can cats eat octopus, squid, clams, and other seafood?” – before sharing any with your feline friend. As you’re probably aware, we need to take extra precautions when eating seafood as allergies, stomach […]

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Can Cats Eat Sherbet? Or Sorbet Desserts

By Phil / December 8, 2019

Can cats eat sherbet? Or sorbet? Or even ice cream? These are questions a lot of cat owners ask as they peer over the top of their dessert to see those big feline eyes staring back at them. Even though cats cannot taste sugar and sweet things as we can, it’s no secret that they […]

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Are Cicadas Poisonous to Cats?

By Phil / December 6, 2019

If you have cicadas near your home you’ll know about it because they are noisy insects. It’s hard for most cats to resist chasing these little critters, so you’re right to ask, “Are cicadas poisonous to cats?” The good news is that while cicadas look a little menacing, they don’t bite, sting, or possess any […]

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Are Lightning Bugs Poisonous to Cats? (Fireflies)

By Phil / December 6, 2019

Seeing a bunch of lightning bugs – aka fireflies – flying around in a clear night sky is a cool sight But these little glow bugs pack quite the toxic punch. So, if you’re wondering; are lightning bugs poisonous to cats? The answer is – Yes, they are.  Lightning bugs possess a chemical that is […]

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Can Cats Eat Tofu? (Soy-Based Foods Are Bad)

By Phil / December 6, 2019

Tofu is a tasty, nutritional food – I love it. But, how much do you really know about what’s in tofu and how it’s made? Can cats eat tofu? Is it safe and healthy to share with our feline friends? Let’s take a closer look. Here’s everything you need to know about tofu and whether […]

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Can Cats Have Eggnog? (No, Here’s Why)

By Phil / December 6, 2019

Is eggnog safe for cats? Can cats drink eggnog? Will they get sick if they do have some? You’re right to ask these questions before going ahead and letting your cat lap up some of this festive drink. I love Christmas, but with the festive season comes a lot of changes around the home. There […]

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Why Do Cats Trill? What It Means

By Phil / November 26, 2019

Of all the noises my cats make, trilling is one of the more interesting. But why exactly do cats trill? What are they trying to communicate to us by making this noise? You know the noise I’m talking about, right? Trills sound like a short vibrating noise, often mixed in with a purr or a […]

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Is Febreze Safe for Pets? Risks and Usage Explained

By Phil / November 26, 2019

Being a lifelong pet owner, I’ve had my battles with pet odors. But happy to say I’ve always managed to keep my house smelling fresh without exposing my pets to any harmful cleaning products. As pet owners, we should always check the products we’re using are safe to use around our pets, which brings up […]

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Leaving a Cat Alone While at Work? Safety Checklist

By Phil / November 26, 2019

Is leaving a cat alone while you’re at work fine? Do cats get bored or miss us? What do cats get up to at home all day? These are all normal questions to ask yourself when you close the door for the day and head off to work. And there are some interesting answers as […]

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