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Why Is My Cat’s Nose Wet?
Why Is My Cat’s Nose Wet?

Touching noses with your cats (or booping snoots as some might say) is a time-honoured tradition, both observed by cats and humans. Sometimes when touching

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

It’s common knowledge that cats love catnip, but what is catnip and why does it seem to drive your cat wild? Catnip, or Nepeta Cateria,

Why Cats Knead
Why Cats Knead

It can be hilarious, sweet, or even painful at times, but our cats need to knead. Why? The behaviour starts from a very early age

When Did Cats Become Popular Pets?
When Did Cats Become Popular Pets?

Domesticated cats were not always domestic animals, but they have been for a very long time. Thousands of years, in fact! According to the Smithsonian

What Do Cats Do Outside at Night?

Cats are often labelled as nocturnal creatures but are actually crepuscular (most active at dawn and dusk). They sleep during the day for long periods

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The Vacuum

The sun rises on a quiet morning. Most of the humans are asleep but it sounds like one is walking around. It’s early – like

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The Truth on 11 Myths About Cats

Cats are a curious and mysterious breed. Some of their behaviours are hard to explain while others can be quite predictable. Over the hundreds of

Morris and Gary
The Heist – Gary & Morris

The snow is melting. That means the rodents are going outside again. As the CEO of Rodent Control at Hervey Cats, my job both gets

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The Cat Islands of Japan

Japan is a fascinating place for more reasons than we could include in one blog, however there is one unique element about the country that

The Big Race
The Big Race

Gary and Morris were hanging outside the front door at Hervey Cats, basking in the sun when they saw two young humans running towards the

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Litter Box 101

The litter box is often the number one complaint in cat ownership. The image of a cat litter box is one that smells bad and

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How to Stop Cat Bullying

Is there a bully living in your house? Does it have four legs, no language, and prefers going to the bathroom in a plastic box?

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How to Pamper Your Senior Cat

As cats get older, they slow down, seek more cuddles, and their joints start to ache. Much like humans, some of their fur may go

Grieving a Lost Cat
Grieving a Lost Cat

Cats are more than a pet. Their personalities are unique and their love for their owners can be plainly seen every day online. When we

Gary and Morris Open a Food Stand
Gary and Morris Open a Food Stand

Winter is a tough time for the neighbours of Herveycats. Woodland creatures gather supplies all Summer and Autumn in the hopes they can collect enough

Gary and Morris Halloween
Gary and Morris Halloween

It’s Halloween, and Gary and Morris are getting ready to go for a walk around the community to take in the festivities. The two of

Gary and Morris Go Climbing
Gary and Morris Go Climbing

It was a warm summer day at Hervey Cats when Gary and Morris were trying to figure out what to do for the afternoon. “We

Foods Your Cat Should Never Eat
Foods Your Cat Should Never Eat

Cats can be fussy eaters, but some are curious enough to try different things when the opportunity presents itself. Truth is, not all foods are

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Do Cats Really Hate Water?

The answer to this one, as with many things in life, is subjective. It really does boil down to the cat. Some cats absolutely detest

12 Tips for Finding a Lost Cat
12 Tips for Finding a Lost Cat

Cats are curious creatures, and their nature drives them to explore new places. Watching humans use the exterior doors of a house can drive that