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GioCat Cat Cafe in Korea

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Its a cafe… where you can play with cats!
Molly’s auntie Aine is moving to South Korea to teach for a year. She was worried about missing working in a pet shop surrounded by dogs, then she found out about this cafe on the excellent Eat Your Kimchi website.
GioCat Cat Cafe is a cafe full of cats that you can play with and cuddle while having a coffee, what a fun idea!! Rules include not waking sleeping cats and only petting the cats if they want you to. Sometimes, cats are even available for adoption!

We’ll miss Aine when she leaves, but now that we’ve discovered GioCat Cat Cafe we’re definitely coming to visit! 😉

Pet Dental Care

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Apparently, September is officially Pet Smile Month, so I decided to use this opportunity to discuss this very important but often overlooked area of petcare.

Molly recently had to take some medication for a sore paw, it was a big beef flavored tablet which she seemed to love the taste of and gobbled up right out of my hand! I was shocked later when I happened to see what I thought was some of the beefy tablet stuck to her back teeth, but was in fact tartar build up. Her front teeth are nice and clean from regular chewy dog treats and her rope toy fascination so I didn’t think to check the back ones, I feel like such a bad owner! :(

PetSmile week aims to encourage pet owners to “lift the lip” and check their pet’s teeth regularly, you can’t see the teeth so you never know what’s lurking back there. Ideally, you would get your pet used to having their teeth brushed with a special pet toothpaste and brush several times a week from an early age, but this isn’t always possible and some pets simply don’t like brushing and will not allow it, especially cats!

Thankfully there are other options available. One of the bestselling products in our pet supplies department is Plaque Off – an all natural seaweed formula that you simply add to your pets food. You should see results within a few weeks, I highly recommend it.

If even a few weeks seems too long, to help with the dreaded “dog breath kiss” we have some nifty products that require no brushing such as this tropiclean Clean Teeth Gel kit. To help with halitosis our Fresh Breath Foam and Fresh Breath Water Additive work a treat, without harming your pet (or anyone elses as the range is cruelty free!)

With some simple additions to your petcare routine you can go a long way to preventing dental disease, which if left untreated can spread to other parts of the body including major organs. As well as the plaque prevention suggestions above, regular access to a chew toy can also help dislodge tartar. And of course, diet is very important. The better the quality of your dog food or cat food, the better condition your pet’s teeth (and the rest of him!) will be in.

*NEW* Cat collars and cat accessories have just arrived!

Saturday, April 25th, 2009


We’ve gone cat supplies crazy this month at! We’ve just received our fabulous new line of French cat collars and we’re purring with pleasure about them.

From classic styles to glittering and twinkling treasures to stunning Swarovski encrusted pieces, we have new styles of cat collars to suit every style and purse.

We also have new hard sided carriers in black and red with side openings which are purrfect for transporting your cat.


Our pink heart shaped Valentine basket style bed would be a sweet addition to your décor, while the Nest snuggle style cat bed is sooo soft and snug your cat will never want to leave it :)

For cats that enjoy the privacy of their own space, our new Cat House in orange or grey would be perfect, it even has a cute cat doorbell above the door that your cat will love to play with.

If you prefer something a little funkier, our new Cat Cocoon Bed in sassy leopard print or girly chocolate & pink is selling out fast so snap one up before its too late.


Can’t decide which cat bed you prefer? Cats spend a lot of time sleeping so why not spoil them with a comfy bed for each of their favorite snoozing spots? 😉

Happy Shopping,

Claire & Molly