Catnip and its alternatives

Did you know catnip only affects about 50% of cats? Good thing there are alternatives like valerian root and silver vine. What is catnip? Catnip, aka nepeta cataria, is a herbaceous plant that is well known for their cat attracting properties. It contains a chemical attractant called nepetalactone (neh-peeta-lack-tone), which is the essential oil derived … Continue reading Catnip and its alternatives

Grooming 101 for your Exotic Shorthair

Targeted areas to focus on Eyes and creases between nose and eyesFur around the bumBody fur Unlike their close cousins the Persians, the Exotic Shorthair requires a little less maintenance, but more than other feline breeds. Bye bye eye boogies Due to their brachycephalic (smoosh) faces, Exotics have poor eye drainage and tend to tear … Continue reading Grooming 101 for your Exotic Shorthair

How to introduce your new kitten to your other cat

Congrats on your new addition to your family! Getting a new kitten is exciting, however bringing your new fur baby home to meet your other fur baby is a little daunting. Cats are solitary creatures, regardless of them coming into the world with other siblings, once adopted as a single cat they get accustom to … Continue reading How to introduce your new kitten to your other cat