Looking for a new cat toy?

Is your cat bored with their old toys?  Well I’ve brought you a new product hot off the shelf called Bright Bopper. It’s a new irresistible light up toy that bounces, lightweight to play fetch with or you can make them shoot across the room but by pressing down on them they bounce and shoot across the room for hours of fun.

Features:

  • Touch activated LED cat toy
  • Keep kitty entertained night and day
  • Just press down to spring it into action
  • Lightweight so cats can bat and chase it
  • Stimulates all of your cat’s senses
  • Foam ball is safe for chewing
  • Mesh body great for cat’s claws
  • 3 bright fun colors
  • Great for cats of all ages
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Kitty tested and kitty approved

You can also stand them up and watch your cat knock them down one hybrid one.

Angel love to knock them over even bat them around like a ball.

They are the purffect size to carry them around too.

Bright Bopper are great to get your cat active again and have some special one on one time that they demand from us humans. Let me get you the website to see for yourself and don’t forget to watch the video on Bright Bopper too.

 

Thank you for stopping by I hope your kitty likes the Bright Bopper as much as I do. Before you go drop me a few lines I would love to hear your thoughts

Love,

Angel’s Eyes -Persian

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Worldwide Giveaway: 4cats Valerian & Catnip Toys – April 2017

Hi everyone,

We are back for a third round of giving away these fabulous 4cats toys that Dirk kindly tested for us in the past. 😀

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We are co-hosting this event with our friends from 4cats to give you the chance to win a box of their Valerian or Catnip toys!

This is ALL mine… None shall take this away from me!

Giveaway:
So to be in it for a chance to win this box that is sure to delight your cats simply enter by clicking here and complete any of the actions below!

Chances can be gained by the following methods:
1. Check out the new 4cats.blog and confirm this via the giveaway tool – 10 Entries
2. For Tweeting about the event through the Giveaway Tool – 4 Entries
3. Sign up for our new newsletter via mail chimp – 5 Entries
4. Follow us or 4cats on Twitter – 2 Entries
5. Follow us on Pinterest – 2 Entries
6. Follow us on Bloglovin – 2 Entries
7. Make a comment stating you would like to enter and your email address on this post (for those that don’t use social media) – 4 Entries
8. Leave a comment in our new forum – 5 Entries

Good luck everyone! The deadline for entering is the 6th of May 2017.

Box of toys will contain the following toys in either catnip or valerian filling based on your choice:

1 x 4cats Large Playing Roll
1 x 4cats Rustling Cushion
1 x 4cats Random Motiv Cushion
1 x 4cats Cuddly Dolphin
1 x 4cats Heart Toy
1 x 4cats Knot
1 x 4cats Wildlife Cuddly Cushion
1 x 4cats Classic Cuddly Cushion

And if you happen to be the lucky winner don’t forget to send us some cute photos. Below are some adorable shots of one of the people that won such a surprise box on the Street Cat Bob charity event last year!

Thanks,

Marc

Oliver & Nubia: Oh juicy mouse!

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got a very special present… it’s kind of like a real mouse but better!

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Nubia: When they first arrived I wasn’t entirely sure what exactly they were. But they were nice and colourful. 😀

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Nubia: I decided to ask my brother for help….

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Oliver: *Looks perplexed at package*

Nubia: *Whispers* It’s so difficult to find intelligent brothers isn’t it? 😉

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Oliver: *Taps box* I think it’s a toy!

Nubia: You might be right… but we won’t know until the humans unpack it properly! 😮

Nubia: Come on servants! Open this for me please. 😀 Sooooooooo difficult to find decent human servants in today’s times…. but eventually they opened it for me. 😉

Nubia: They decided to hide my FAVOURITE treats inside these to begin with… Did they really think I’d need that to learn how to hunt?!? Either way I think the nobowl feeding system is a lot of fun.

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Nubia: *Gnaws on mouse* I am the HUNTRESS of this kingdom!

Oliver: *Whispers* Or a bit full of herself. 😉

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Oliver: Eventually it was at last my turn to try out the nobowl mouse. 😀 Sister always takes forever with these things…

Nubia: Watch who you are calling slow!

Oliver: So…. How does this work? How am I going to get stuff out of it?

Nubia: My point… I am the huntress you are the lazy one. 😀

Oliver: I am trying hard!

Nubia: Not hard enough muaha! 😉

Oliver: I am trying! 😮

Nubia: That you are. 😉 But more importantly our nobowl mice are exactly what experts say us cats should be having. 😀

Oliver: Indeed according to International Cat Care small potions that mimic our natural hunting instinct are the better than traditional large meals in bowls!

Feeding plan to improve cat health and welfare

Experts at the charity International Cat Care have recently developed a feeding plan, based on scientific evidence, to help mimic the way cats eat in the wild and so provide both physical and mental stimulation for cats. The plan encourages cats to hunt, explore, climb and play – activities which boost cats’ positive behaviour and wellbeing.

Developed by scientists Dr. Sarah Ellis and Dr. Lizzie Rowe at International Cat Care, the plan also helps to prevent overeating and promote a balance between energy intake and energy output, in order to avoid weight gain, as well as encouraging weight loss in overweight cats.

It is estimated that there are 10 million pet cats in the UK1, and current scientific data suggests that 39 – 52% of these cats are overweight or obese2,3. This is a problem because being overweight or obese is a major health and welfare issue4-9, and can ultimately lead to an early death in cats10.

Research shows that current feeding practices are contributing to this obesity epidemic, with a number of factors associated with a cat’s modern lifestyle leading to overeating. For example, most cats need little or no exertion to obtain their food, making it more likely that the calories they take in through eating will outweigh the calories they use up through exercise (leading to weight gain). Furthermore, the way we feed our cats generally does not match the lifestyle they were designed for, resulting in a lack of mental stimulation and reduced opportunity to express natural, instinctive hunting behaviours. This can lead to boredom, apathy, anxiety, frustration and stress in cats, resulting in reduced wellbeing and potentially the development of problem behaviours.

Dr. Sarah Ellis, Feline Behaviour Specialist, said: ‘By making a few simple changes to the way we feed our cats, we can help them to live longer, healthier and happier lives.’

Cat owner, Tim Lloyd, 35, from Surrey, who tried out the feeding plan, commented: ‘I’ve had my cat Colin on the plan for three weeks now and he is definitely more lively, inquisitive and healthy.’

The plan recommends:

  1. Giving cats five or more small portions of food a day (rather than feeding fewer, bigger portions)
  2. Using puzzle feeders
  3. Changing food location regularly
  4. Spreading feeding across the 24-hour period (using timed feeders and puzzle feeders)
  5. Monitoring cats’ behaviour and weight

A detailed version of the feeding plan, along with the full report behind the development of the plan, can be found on International Cat Care’s website:

https://icatcare.org/advice/general-care/keeping-your-cat-healthy/feeding-your-cat-or-kitten

A short version of the feeding plan can also be found here.

The feeding plan was developed by International Cat Care for The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineer Fair, to help young people realise how science is everywhere, including when it comes to looking after their pets. More information on The Big Bang Fair can be found at: http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/

References

  1. Murray JK, Browne WJ, Roberts MA, et al. Number and ownership profiles of cats and dogs in the UKVeterinary Record2010; 166: 163-168.
  1. Russell K, Sabin R, Holt S, et al. Influence of feeding regimen on body condition in the catJournal of Small Animal Practice2000; 41: 12-18.
  1. Courcier EA, O’Higgins R, Mellor DJ, and Yam PS. (2010). Prevalence and risk factors for feline obesity in a first opinion practice in Glasgow, ScotlandJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery2010; 12: 746–753.
  1. Nelson RW, Himsel CA, Feldman EC, and Bottoms GD. Glucose tolerance and insulin response in normal-weight and obese catsAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research1990; 51: 1357-1362.
  1. Hoenig M. The cat as a model for human nutrition and diseaseCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care2006; 9: 584–588.
  1. Litster AL and Buchanan JW. Radiographic and echocardiographic measurement of the heart of obese catsVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound2000; 41: 320-325.
  1. Scarlett JM, and Donoghue S. Association between body condition and disease in catsJournal of the American Medical Association1998; 212: 1725–1731.
  1. Lund EM, Armstrong PJ, Kirk CA, and Klausner JS. Prevalence and risk factors for obesity in adult cats from private US veterinary practicesInternational Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine2005; 3: 88–96.
  1. Miller C, Bartges J, Cornelius L, et al. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels in adipose tissue of lean and obese catsJournal of Nutrition1998; 128: 2751S-2752S.
  1. O’Neill DG, Church DB, McGreevy PD, et al. Longevity and mortality of cats attending primary care veterinary practices in EnglandJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery2015; 17: 125–33.

Signed by,

Her Meojwesty Queen Nubia the Disturber of Peace
&
His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief