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Featured: Summer Fun for Felines

By Eric Stenson Days are longer, temperatures are warmer and people are thinking about what they’d like to do with their summer leisure time. As companion animals become increasingly important members of the family, cats are now a much bigger part of the summer equation, along with a growing table of products designed to cater to their summer needs. One of the […]

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Just Add Catnip

The same way that many restaurateurs have worked out that they can sell just about any dish if they simply add bacon, cat toy manufacturers have discovered that they can really expand their product lines by simply adding catnip, and cat lovers will respond and purchase on behalf of their felines. The selection of toys […] Read More →

Outdoor Adventures with the Cat

BY ERIC STENSON With lazy summer days upon us, it’s a great opportunity to invite our feline friends to enjoy the great outdoors with us, including those that might not necessarily be used to spending a lot of time outside. LupinePet of Conway, New Hampshire, makes a variety of cat collars, leads and harnesses. Included […] Read More →

All Day Play

Cats that live indoor lifestyles can benefit from the growing variety of interactive cat toys designed to keep them engaged and boost both their mental and physical activity. Many are designed to keep pet owners engaged with their cats, too. Consequently, pet specialty retailers have lots to choose from to keep consumers coming back for more. Engaging Wands Ellen Tsuyuki is the owner […] Read More →

Local Roots

BY ERIC STENSON Since the melamine pet food crisis of 2007, USA sourcing has become a greater priority among manufacturers of cat food. According to Nicole Lindsley, owner and operator of Steve’s Real Food in Cottonwood, Utah, it’s really simple why her company uses ingredients strictly from the United States. “It is what the customer […] Read More →

Homegrown Recreation

When it comes to cat toys, there is a growing number of local manufacturers who are proudly putting “Made in the USA” on their labels and producing a variety of products with feline appeal. Kitty Boinks are small, flexible mesh tubes that cats can roll and toss and that, when compressed, can spring into the […] Read More →

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Sustainable and Safer

By Eric Stenson Products that are environmentally sustainable are all the rage throughout many different sectors, and pet litter is no exception. According to an article in the EarthTalk blog of Scientific American, many mass-market litters can present problems for some animals. The clay base of many litters can produce silica dust harmful to cats’ […] Read More →

Carbon Paw Print

For retailers keen to promote a green and eco-friendly lifestyle for cats, this task has been ameliorated by the large variety of products being designed to reduce a feline’s carbon paw print manufactured across numerous cat-orientated categories. Illinois-based The Green Pet Shop is an example of the diverse selection of products available, as its inventory […] Read More →

Humanizing Cats: From Barnyard to Bedroom

George Eigenhauser knows cats. He is director at large of The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), a nonprofit organization that has the largest registry of pedigreed cats in the world, and a board member with Winn Foundation, which strives to enhance the relationship between cats and humans by fostering improvements in feline health through research and education. […] Read More →

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