Origami Owl Celebrates National Cat Day on October 29th

In honor of National Cat Day on Thursday, October 29th, Origami Owl is providing five fun things you can do with your feline friend that are entertaining and purr-fect for every kind of cat lover!


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  • Show Your Love with an Origami Owl Living Locket custom-inscribed for your cat. Whether you want to wear your cat’s name or birthday around your neck, or like a cheeky display of affection like this punctuated Inscriptions Locket, Origami Owl has unique and fun charms that can create a kitty-themed piece easily.  You can even create a one of a kind blinged-out collar!
  • Compete for a Year’s Worth of Kitty Litter by submitting a photo of your cat loving you to the National Cat Day’s “Most Cuddly Cat” Photo Contest! Get your furry friend ready for their close-up soon, because the contest only runs through October 29th (National Cat Day).
  • Go Fishing with Your Feline – Virtually: Download free games like Cat-Fishing 2 or Friskies Jitterbug and play with your kitty! Even older cats who aren’t as active will love the minimal screen tapping on these games. And bonus—it keeps kitty occupied for hours.
  • Create Custom Feline Treats: Get fluffy in on the baking game with some homemade cat treats. Even kick it up a notch with this personalized cat treat cookie cutter made with their name on it.
  • No Cat? You Can Still Celebrate!  Stop by one of the 24 currently open and upcoming cat cafes where you can drink coffee, eat, read or just hang out with furry friends. At most of these locations, the cats are up for adoption, so you can celebrate National Cat Day by doing the best thing, finding a home for the many homeless felines out there.

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Caution is the Key When Using “Green” Cleaning Products Around Your Cats

In honor of Earth Day, we have some tips and suggestions for your spring cleaning and keeping your pets safe from harmful chemicals, this year.

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As companies offer more environmentally friendly alternatives to toxic cleaners, pet owners should keep in mind that what’s considered ” green” to a human can be dangerous, and even deadly to animals. Be sure to read labels.  Remember, the term “natural”  may also be misleading. Many products say that they are green when they are not.

Most household cleaners are safe if used according to manufacturer’s directions, but many home-made cleaners do not have the benefit of instructions, so be careful to check out individual ingredients as well.

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Cats can get stomach aches from orange, lemon or peppermint essential oils added to cleaners, said Dr. Camille DeClementi, a senior toxicologist at the Animal Poison Control Center.  She adds, “Many commercial green products are safe for animals, but owners should still exercise the same precautions as with chemical alternatives. For example, do not use fabric softener sheets that contain cationic detergents, (kills bacteria) because they can give your cat stomach distress.”

It is important to keep pets away from an area that is being cleaned and to make sure that sprays are not used directly on a pet. ” A good rules of thumb is when the instructions say to keep out of reach of children, it is a good idea to keep out of reach of pets as well,” DiCleminti said.

It is possible to be clean, environmentally friendly and provide a safe environment for your cat.