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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 Some Cats Lick Too Much?
Why Do Some Cats Lick Too Much?

Cats lick themselves every day. While that sounds like a lot on the surface, they do it because they are grooming themselves. This is just

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 Do Cats Give Gifts?
Why Do Cats Give Gifts?

Giving gifts isn’t just an activity relegated to the human world. If you think about it, animals are thoughtful creatures who regularly help each other

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

Tips for Grooming a Cat
Tips for Grooming a Cat

Cats are naturally clean animals, but sometimes they need help. Depending on the breed, cat grooming requirements can range from weekly to rarely.  As an

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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

Signs a Cat Might Be Pregnant
Signs a Cat Might Be Pregnant

Are you looking at a cat right now and wondering if they might be pregnant? What led you there? Are they looking or behaving differently?

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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

List of Items Toxic to Cats
List of Items Toxic to Cats

Knowing the things that can harm your cat can help empower you to save their lives! Just as some toxic foods and substances prove fatal

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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

How to Help a Fearful or Anxious Kitty
How to Help a Fearful or Anxious Kitty

Much like humans, cats, too, have phobias and experience anxiety. These emotions are tools designed to help all living creatures survive. When something bad or

How Can You Tell a Cat’s Age?
How Can You Tell a Cat’s Age?

How old is your cat? The unfortunate truth is it isn’t obvious. If you don’t have solid information on when your cat was brought into

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 for a Dive
Gary and Morris Go for a Dive

Gary and Morris were walking through the Hervey Cats shelter talking about their summer plans.  “I just love summer,” said Morris. “I love the fun

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

Gary and Morris Find a Cabin
Gary and Morris Find a Cabin

It was a lukewarm summer day in Alberta. A reprieve from the hot sun as of late. Gary and Morris were taking advantage of the

Garry and Morris Build a Raft
Garry and Morris Build a Raft

Spring was undoubtedly in the air and both Gary and Morris were hungry for adventure. “I can’t wait for summer,” said Morris. “It feels like

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