Category Archives: Cats

Why we love black cats!

black cats

Happy Halloween- Why we love black cats! With Halloween fast approaching, there are lots of people who will be opting for black cat outfits or perhaps decorating their homes with images of scary black cats. Here at Simply Catnip we think that black cats couldn’t be any less scary if they tried! To make sure […]

Cat Diaries – Spooner and Sookie

cast sleeping

Changes in our household So something strange has been happening over the past few days in our house. When it comes to our cats, Spooner has always been the most loving, attentive and affectionate cat possibly ever. There doesn’t seem to be a time when I won’t find her trying to get on my lap […]

Your new cat series – Time to explore

letting your cat explore

Time to explore Following on from out other new cat series posts we have our next guide to help you settle your kitty into their new home. Once they have been introduced to your family and have started to show an interest in the world outside that one room then it is time to open […]

Top 5 litter trays for your kitty

The very best litter trays Cat toilet habits, it isn’t the most pleasant of subjects however it is something that all cat owners will know far too much about. We spend a considerable amount of time scooping out, replacing or cleaning out cat litter trays that we become experts on the subject; whether we want […]

Marshmallow Cats From Japan

Japan has officially won the internet with Marshmallow cats Is there be anything better than snuggling up on a cold winter day with a mug of hot chocolate? Well, yes there is. It involves curling up with a mug of hot chocolate filled with marshmallows shaped like kittens. Check out these from the Yawahada marshmallow […]

The importance of Microchipping your cat

The importance of Microchipping your cat There has been plenty in the news recently about Microchipping dogs and the legalities that surround it. Whilst it is still not a legal requirement for cats to be Microchipped, it may be a great idea for owners to understand just why Microchipping your cat is important. What is […]

Happy New Year- Resolutions that every pet owner can keep

Resolutions that every pet owner can keep

Resolutions that every pet owner can keep So here we are, another year has started check out our handy list of Resolutions that every pet owner can keep for the next 12 months. For many people these involve fitness, weight loss, a new mindset or perhaps finding the perfect career; but for us cat lovers […]

Christmas Presents For Cats

Cat sleeping on pillow at Christmas

Make sure your cat feels special this Christmas Christmas is a time for giving gifts, making sure that all the special people in your life feel loved, valued and of course just a tiny bit spoiled. But why should the feel-good factor be limited to just your human friends and family? Your furry friends and […]

Health Benefits of Catnip for Cats

Cat at Vets

Catmint is often seen as a stimulant for cats, and it is! If you’ve ever seen cats on catnip, you’ll know all too well that they just go crazy, becoming playful, loving and even more confident. However is there more to Nepeta Cataria (catnip), than simply fun? Absolutely! What many pet owners don’t realise is […]

What Happens To Cats On Catnip

Catnip Leaves

Have you ever seen cats on catnip? For cats who are sensitive to catnip, or catmint as it is also known, just smelling the scent released from the plant’s leaves can leave them feeling giddy with happiness. Firstly They Smell it Catnip contains an organic chemical compound called nepetalactone. This compound works on a cat’s […]