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We all love our Cats, but some of us treat them like our children, and we are now designing homes with special features for pets. Just check out these photos. Obviously a great deal of research went into the design of these beautiful spaces, from the perspective of both the cats and the homeowners.

Features include open air cat walks, climbing steps, cat doors in every door, even extra space in the bathroom especially designed for a litter box, and enclosed deck areas to keep kitty safe.
Even the construction materials they use are pet-friendly, scratch resistint and easy to clean.

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Catteries Whangarei

Deloraine Cattery

Ever wondered why your cat drinks from the tap, the bottom of your pot plants or out of the shower. Did you know cats don’t really like to drink where they eat. As hunters of small pray it would make sense not to kill next to a water source and potentially contaminate it. Yet we give your furry friends double food bowls to eat and drink from. Try putting a bowl of water out away from where they eat, you may find your cat will drink more water.

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So why should you groom your cat? Regular grooming prevents hairballs and reduces hair shedding and allergens. Grooming your pet is an enjoyable way to interact and increases the bond between you and your cat.
Its best to start grooming your cat at a young age at least once a week to practice for when they are old and are unable to groom themselves. Older cats get knots around their rumps becouse their spine is no longer bendy, combing these areas helpes keep knots away and in turn your cat will be alot happier.

Tools you will need to groom your cat.. Metal comb with narrow teeth. Rubber brush or mitt. Soft pet brush. Damp micro-fibre cloth. Baby wipes or a wet wash cloth. Have fun grooming your cat 🙂 For more information on cat grooming Take a look at our website

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So what is catnip? a herb belonging to the mint family and found around the world. If your cat is lazy and in need of a little exercise then catnip is a great way to stimulate them. Many adult cats respond to catnip by jumping, playing and running around for as long as 15 minutes. Sniffing the plant produces a high and chewing releases oils which act as a sedative.

Kittens don’t react to catnip and reactions in older cats may vary, some cats dribble and roll around on the floor, some become hyperactive and others may even become aggressive. Catnip can also be used for humans in medicinal teas to soothe toothaches, help against coughs and also be used as a sleeping aid. Catnip can even be used as a natural insect repellent. Rats and mice are believed to have a disliking to catnip and avoid places where it grows.

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