Catslife

  • Senior cats in winter

    Winter … just the word conjures up the idea of shorter days and longer, icy cold nights. And just li...

  • Cat zoomies

    Has your cat ever had the zoomies? Your cat suddenly starts running around like crazy, as fast as sh...

  • Caring for a deaf cat – 4 tips

    Just like people with disabilities deserve the best life they can get, so do our pets. Most people w...

  • Why do cats spray?

    If there is a lingering smell of cat urine in your home and you are sitting with your hands in your ...

  • Microchip for your pet’s safety

    So many pets go missing on a daily basis. And no matter how responsible you are, a beloved pet can g...

Funny man Chris Forrest and his cats

One of South Africa’s most popular comedians, Chris Forrest hardly needs an introduction. He stands out in stand-up comedy and you will also have seen him on the Pure Monate Show, various movies and adverts, and Celebrity MasterChef SA (which ...

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Celeb cats: Rolanda Marais

Rolanda Marais is a much-loved South African actress who has starred in a variety of movies and TV soaps. These include: Wolwedans in die Skemer Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling Binneland High Rollers on SABC3 She also dearly loves her two ...

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How cats have taken over the internet

Life today is vastly different than say, 20 years ago. Think about laptops, smartphones, apps, internet, email – and that is just mentioning the basics. These things are part of our lives now, and the way they operate changes all ...

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How to introduce a new kitten to your cats

When introducing another cat to a resident cat’s household, it is very important to be realistic when doing the introduction. Take into consideration the breed, age, socialisation history and temperament of both cats. Step One: Confinement Confine your new cat to one ...

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No more smells! Cats and litterboxes

Just like dogs, cats can also have ‘accidents’ in the house. This often happens in the form of spraying, or sometimes your cat will simply stop using her litterbox, leaving you completely confused. The good news is that there are ...

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The gorgeous Chinchilla

A Chinchilla is the picture of pure luxury. If you live in a complex and would rather have an indoor cat, then this might be the breed for you. Chinchillas are quiet and peaceful, and quite happy not to do ...

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The cheetah – world’s fastest cat

The world’s fastest land mammal is built for speed. His claws are semi-non-retractable for good grip, his tail is long and muscular to help him steer at high speeds, and the black tear marks under his eyes help divert the ...

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The Pallas’ cat

The Pallas’ cat is rather strange-looking. His face is a lot flatter than a regular cat’s, but it is not just his appearance that sets him apart. His claws are unusually short, as are his legs, and he has fewer ...

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There’s a new kitten in the family

Making the decision to welcome a pet into your home isn’t one to be taken lightly. First up you need to consider the type of pet that would suit your family situation and lifestyle. Never buy a pet on impulse. Many ...

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Scratch that!

Cats have an instinctive need to hunt, stalk, climb and yes, scratch. While you may love your little feline dearly, you also love your couches and curtains and would like to have them intact and looking good. It’s important to ...

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Cats and kids – Part 2

When cat meets baby The arrival of a new baby brings much happiness, but if you are a cat owner you need to take care of certain things so your cat and the baby can get used to each other. ...

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Cats and kids – Part 1

To grow up with pets is a marvellous experience. There is nothing more pleasing than seeing your human children playing peacefully with your feline children, but unfortunately the relationship between kids and cats is not always a harmonious one. You’ll ...

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