Tuesday, February 28, 2012

World Spay Day!

Spay and neuter . . . . . . we hear it all the time, but the message is always an important one. Spaying and neutering your pets is beneficial not only to your pet, but to help control the overpopulation of cats and dogs.

Many shelters are offering low cost spay and neuter surgeries. You can find a World Spay Day event at HUSUA's website.

Here are several of many reasons why your pets should be spayed and/or neutered:

1. Spaying females reduces the risk of breast cancer (yes, pets get it too and it is 90% fatal in cats, 50% in dogs) and uterine infections. Spaying before the first heat is the recommendation.

2. Neutering reduces the urge to roam. Approximately 80% of pets hit by cars are unneutered males. Also prevents unwanted litters, and testicular cancers.

3. Multiple pets in a home will get along better.

4. Male cats won't have the urge to spray. Aggression problems avoided if neutered early.

5. Overpopulation in shelters - 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized every year. Can you wrap your brain around that number? If that doesn't make you spay and/or neuter, what will?

Please help educate those who don't understand the importance of spaying and neutering!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Purrfect Nap Spot!

We've got a new item at The Cat in the Clover! Nap Spots are here!

These reversible, washable fleece spots are the perfect size for a kitty or small doggie to curl up on and take a snooze!

They also double as a furniture protector! They can be used to line a carrier when your pet has a vet visit.

They also fit nicely on cat tower shelves or inside a cat/dog bed you already own to add extra comfort and cushion!

Lots of fun Nap Spots are available at an affordable price - so check them out!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is how cats show brotherly love!

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at The Cat in the Clover!

We Love Dogs Too!

The Cat in the Clover loves cats . . . . . . and dogs! And because we know that small doggies like to steal their kitty siblings' snooze sacks, we decided it was time they had their very own snooze sack!

Here is the newest one to hit the shop!

These snooze sacks are reversible, washable, and have an extra pad at the bottom for cushioned comfort. As you can tell, when Kaci's kitties got their snooze sack, she decided it looked like a grrreat place for her to nap too!

Rake also thinks sleeping in a snooze sack is pawsome!

More snooze sacks will be added in the next week, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mr. Chewy!

I was approached by an online food company called Mr. Chewy. They wanted to provide me with $50 of product from their website in exchange for writing a blog entry about my experience with their company.

Mr. Chewy's slogan is Delivering Pet Happiness, and I wanted to figure out the best way that I could deliver pet happiness with that $50 gift.

So I thought of our cat pals in Florida. Tigger and his sister, Callie, live in a community where there are a lot of stray kitties. Their Dad has been generously trying to help those cats by providing them food, medical attention, and shelter. He has quickly earned their trust, and in order to protect them, he has brought them into his home.

Because times are tough, feeding extra cats can quickly add up in expenses - from food, litter, and medicine. I knew that $50 would go a long way to help Tigger's new siblings.

Tigger let me know what food they would like, and I placed the order last Sunday. On Monday morning, I received an email from Mr. Chewy that the order had been placed, and would ship out that day. At Mr. Chewy, shipping on orders over $49 is free, and free is good!

Tigger received the food in record time, and here are some pictures that show how excited they were to get the delivery from Mr. Chewy!

All the kitties gave the food a big five paws up rating!

You can visit Tigger and his siblings at their blog - Friends of Stray Cats. And if you like cool cat toys and other fun items, check out their Etsy shop called The Cat Fun Attic!

Thank you, Mr. Chewy, for the pawsome experience and the opportunity to help out friends. Mr. Chewy offers both cat and dog foods and treats, cat litter, and flea and tick products. I give them an A+ for ease of website use, speedy delivery, and variety of available products.

Check out Mr. Chewy the next time you're looking for an on-line food company!