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March 23, 2017


Grey Modkat is popular

Well the guys at Modko call it 'grey is the new black!' and the new colour to our modkat range is proving popular...for those who feel that grey fits in with their decor then this is the model for you...both stylish and functional the grey modkat is sure to add a pleasing dimension to your home.

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March 23, 2017


New Scratcher here soon!

We have some new scratchers coming and they should be in the store mid April.

New stocks of the sensational Infinity arrive in both Walnut Brown and Slate grey.

Plus we have 2 new arrivals...we have taken the popular Walk Thru & Lulu and improved them...the styling is more elegant with undulating curves.....they will be available in white or black....quite dramatic really, but guaranteed to suit modern interiors.

The new scratchers are called the Walk Thru2 and the Ziggi...I hope you like them.

More news soon.

March 03, 2017


Write a Review

We have just added a 'Write a Review' section to all of our product listings so we would love to hear from you. We get so many happy owners (we call you Catvocates) who are extremely happy with our unique products so we thought that we would share their compliments with our broader audience as a reassurance, should you wish to know how customers feel about our products.

Fell free to post a review...and enjoy what we have to offer.

March 03, 2017


Write a Review

We have just added a 'Write a Review' section to all of our product listings so we would love to hear from you. We get so many happy owners (we call you Catvocates) who are extremely happy with our unique products so we thought that we would share their compliments with our broader audience as a reassurance, should you wish to know how customers feel about our products.

Fell free to post a review...and enjoy what we have to offer.

Getting your cat to use Scratchers

get cat to use cat scratchers

It is a great idea to have dedicated places in your home that are set up with objects ha your cat can happily scratch.

The Hepper Hi-Lo scratching post is perfectly suited fro your cat's natural desire to want to scratch both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Having Hi-Lo scratching posts around your home will help keep your cats scratching on something allowable, and keep them away from scratching something forbidden.

Thankfully, like other Hepper pieces, the Hi-Lo scratching post also looks good in your home, rather than the typical carpet laden scratching posts of days gone by.

Because scratching posts are seen as a place for your cat to leave their scent and gain some territorial confidence, it is best to have a scratching post in each of the common areas of your home. If you have several cats, then having the scratching posts in these common, 'neutral' areas will be less stressful than the cats potentially scenting each other's safe place.

In most cases it will be the scratching post your cat notices first as he or she enters a room. This is primarily because of the combination of the visual appearance of the post and the scent from the cats that have been using it.

The horizontal & vertical nature of the Hepper Hi-Lo scratching post, its size, and the texture of the scratching area, all mean that it will prove to be popular for your cats.

Letting them scratch away on an appropriate and effective object like this will also work toward keeping them territorially confident. In fact, the best way to confirm this is to see how often they use the Hi-Lo in front of you. A cat scratching directly in front of their owner is typically a very territorial confident one.

From " Happy Cats" by Dr Mark Edwards

Getting your cat to use Scratchers

It is a great idea to have dedicated places in your home that are set up with objects ha your cat can happily scratch.

The Hepper Hi-Lo scratching post is perfectly suited fro your cat's natural desire to want to scratch both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Having Hi-Lo scratching posts around your home will help keep your cats scratching on something allowable, and keep them away from scratching something forbidden.

Thankfully, like other Hepper pieces, the Hi-Lo scratching post also looks good in your home, rather than the typical carpet laden scratching posts of days gone by.

Because scratching posts are seen as a place for your cat to leave their scent and gain some territorial confidence, it is best to have a scratching post in each of the common areas of your home. If you have several cats, then having the scratching posts in these common, 'neutral' areas will be less stressful than the cats potentially scenting each other's safe place.

In most cases it will be the scratching post your cat notices first as he or she enters a room. This is primarily because of the combination of the visual appearance of the post and the scent from the cats that have been using it.

The horizontal & vertical nature of the Hepper Hi-Lo scratching post, its size, and the texture of the scratching area, all mean that it will prove to be popular for your cats.

Letting them scratch away on an appropriate and effective object like this will also work toward keeping them territorially confident. In fact, the best way to confirm this is to see how often they use the Hi-Lo in front of you. A cat scratching directly in front of their owner is typically a very territorial confident one.

From " Happy Cats" by Dr Mark Edwards

Scratching behaviours & dealing with them

Cats are notorious for scratching furniture. Scratching is a behaviour and is completely normal for cats.

Cats will typically scratch both vertical and horizontal surfaces on a regular basis on any given day. For outdoor cats, this would typically include scratching the side of a tree trunk for a vertical surface and dirt or grass for a horizontal one.

One of the many reasons cats scratch is to mark their territory. Cats have scent and sweat glands within their paws and as they scratch a surface, a cat's unique scent I.D. will be added to the object that they are scratching. This scent, in combination with the more obvious scratch marks in the object that has been marked, sends out a clear message to other cats.

Scratching behavious exhibited by cats have a number of other purposes including:

- Stretching muscles, joint & ligaments

- Sharpening nails

- Digging over their pee or poop in the litter tray

- Expressing behaviours to other cats - another means of communication

- And finally - because sometimes they just enjoy it

Your cat is going to scratch, whether you like it or not! It is how we dictate where and when they scratch that is the most important point when dealing with this behaviour in your home.

We acknowledge Hepper - Happy Cats - Dr Mark Edwards

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