Five Peas in a Pod

Introducing the Face Behind Cat Co Creations

Getting to know Jineane! In her words: Who would ever have thought that as a devoted wife, mom of a beautiful blue-eyed boy, two feline royals and two fur pups, that I would have the time to realise my dream in such a short space of time? Originally from Cape Town, I recently relocated to […]

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The Importance of Hydration in Cats

Have you ever heard that cats are notoriously bad drinkers? This is because their bodies are designed to get most of the moisture they need from their food. Domestic felines as we know and love them evolved from animals that thrived in desert-like conditions. As a result, they have a natural predisposition to be able […]

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Panleukopenia in South Africa – Some Harsh Realities

Once again, I must reiterate that I am not a vet and am not qualified to give medical advice. All I can do is share my own experiences and opinions, based on extensive research, and I think this is an important topic to address.  There is a huge stigma attached to panleukopenia, probably worldwide, but […]

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March Favourites

Hello and welcome back to another instalment of our monthly favourites!  Please excuse us for skipping February – it’s been a chaotic start to the year what with starting a new job and moving to a new province, so I’m a little behind on the blog. Please bear with me as I have some great […]

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January Favourites

While overall, 2020 was a bit of a sh*tshow, it was undeniably also a year of excellence for creators and innovators of pet products in South Africa. Not only have a number of international brands recently launched in the country, but we have also seen some amazing talent emerging locally. We are becoming so spoilt […]

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Collars on cats: the big debate

One of the more contentious subjects in the cat community is that of collars. Some are of the opinion that collars are a potentially deadly hazard, while others find them useful for locating lost cats or giving the birds in their garden a head’s up. We fall somewhere in the middle of these two strongly […]

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The ultimate gifting guide for the cat lover in your life 2020

The season of gifting is officially upon us! Thinking of creative gift ideas and striving to support local is far easier said than done. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite goodies for cats and cat moms to help spark some gifting ideas for you […]

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Hang out in style this summer

If you’re a Jackson Galaxy fan like us, you’ve surely heard the term ‘catification‘. This term refers to making changes around your home in order to accommodate your cats and their natural instincts. Cats like to scratch, climb, play, chase, and establish their territory. The immediate image that comes to mind when thinking of catification […]

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The position of cats in South Africa: a little perspective

The following is one hundred percent my opinion. I accept that not everyone shares these views, but following the segment by Carte Blanche, I do feel the need to share. The segment named ‘Cat Cams‘ (the originally planned title was far more insidious) is largely based on this study by the University of Cape Town […]

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I just found a neonatal kitten! Now what?

Before jumping in, I’d just like to touch on the potential concerns about taking advice regarding kitten care from someone who is not a licensed professional (i.e. not a vet). I am not a vet and have never undergone any formal training to do what I do as a foster. So please note that the […]

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