Cats should be named Sleep-a-Lots

Agent L after a long day at work

Agent S in deep sleep

Agents S and L have quite different sleeping habits. Agent S wakes up for breakfast at 5.30am, goes back to sleep till 10am (if we're lucky) snacks and continues his sleep till dinner at 7pm. That explains his not- so -slim physique. Agent L, on  the other hand, is a light sleeper (comparatively!). She wakes up at 5.30am, grooms herself till 6.30am, continues sleeping till 8am and is ready to pounce on the day before her nap at 10am. Sometimes they tussle with each other a bit before taking their naps.

The difference is, Agent L detects our movements in the house and follows us around. If we're in the hall, she'll wake up and groom herself in the hall, demand that we play with her for at least 15 minutes twice or three times a day, grooms herself again before taking short naps in in her various favourite spots till we all go to sleep past midnight after their occasional midnight mad running around the house.

According to PetMD, cats sleep an average of fifteen hours a day, and some can sleep up to twenty hours in a twenty-four hour period. Which begs the question: Why do cats sleep so much?

The 'Catnap'

The first thing you should realize is that cats are most active between dusk and dawn, which means that they sleep mostly during the day and become active around twilight. This can come as quite a shock if you're bringing a new kitty home for the first time. Your cat will waste no time investigating and getting into trouble -- usually while you’re fast asleep!  But as soon your cat is done with breakfast, as the rest of the world winds up for action, you'll find him winding down for a long day of slumber.
Energy Conservation

Cats have the physiology of a predator, meaning that they’re hardwired to give chase and hunt -- mainly at night. Large cats such as lions have a similar pattern of sleeping during the day and hunting at night. Although they have been domesticated for the most part, housecats still retain that wild streak. Even cats at play will display the feline primal instincts of creepng about in the shadows and, without a whisper of warning, pouncing on their target prey.

And hunting prey takes an amazing amount of energy. Whether your kitty is hunting for outdoor prey or tackling a catnip toy, all that sleep he gets is reserve energy for running, pouncing, climbing and stalking.

One Eye Open

Like people, cats either doze in a light sleep or sleep very deeply. When your cat dozes (which lasts about fifteen minutes to a half hour), he will position his body so that he can spring up and into action at a moment’s notice.

During deep sleep, cats experience rapid (or quick) brain movement. Deep sleep tends to last about five minutes, after which the cat goes back to dozing. This dozing-deep sleep pattern goes on until the cat wakes up.

Kittens and older cats tend to sleep more than the average-aged adult cat.

Rainy Day

It should come as no surprise that felines are affected by the weather, just like us. Cat behavior can vary greatly, depending on their breed, age, temperament and overall health. But, whatever your kitty’s usual disposition, it has been observed that cats sleep more when the weather calls for it. Yes, even if your kitty is an exclusive indoor-dweller, a rainy or cold day will have him (and probably you) yawning and looking for some shut-eye.

What Time is it?

Cats are crepuscular -- which means that they are most active during the twilight hours of dawn and dusk. They tend to lay low in the darker night-time and day-time hours, when other predators may be hanging about. Some cats may be active at night as well, especially when they’re kittens. But, cats are also sociable and highly adaptable. This means that a cat is apt to adjust his sleeping habits so he can spend more time with his loved ones -- meaning you. Cats will also adjust their sleep patterns to their feeding schedules, which is why an indoor cat sleeps more than a cat that roams outdoors.

Whether your cat is a spry kitten or a mature feline, his level of interaction and activity depends a lot on whether he's constantly recharging his kitty battery.

It's a good idea to learn what kind of sleep cycle is normal for your cat, because changes in sleep patterns can be a sign of a potentially serious health issue. Some sleep disturbances can be related to thyroid problems. Cats that sleep less may have an infection. Cats that sleep a lot more than usual may have kidney problems or cancer. In elderly cats, changes in sleep patterns can be signs of feline cognitive dysfunction (sometimes known as “kitty Alzheimer's”).

If your cat suddenly starts sleeping in a position that's unusual for him, he may have pain or discomfort somewhere in his body. Any change in sleep patterns or posture is a sign that you should call your vet and find out what's going on.


Get Rid of Pet Odor Naturally

Instead of masking pet odor with artificial fragrances or chemical cleaners that can lead to adverse health effects, look towards natural tricks that you can use to make your home, your car, and even your pets themselves smell fresh and clean always.

If Your Pet Has an Offensive Odor:

First off, if your pet has an offensive odor, this could be a sign that there's an underlying health problem. For example, yeast infections can create an odor. Also, your pet's skin may be too oily, or he or she may be suffering with allergies that are taking their toll on the skin and fur. If regularly bathing your pet with a natural shampoo doesn't do the trick, you should take your pet to the vet in order to get a proper diagnosis and eliminate the source of the odor before the problem escalates.

Nutrition is also an important component of making sure your pet never smells. Provide a species-appropriate diet that's packed with high quality, human grade animal proteins to your carnivorous dogs and cats, and make sure you avoid allergenic ingredients, such as wheat, corn, and soy. Feeding the right food will eliminate allergies and dramatically improve the health of your pet's skin and fur.

Natural Shampoo

There are many natural pet shampoos on the market. Mix roughly 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in with the shampoo and use it to bathe your pet. This won't only clean your pet and help him or her smell great, but will also help get rid of excess dirt, oil, and bacteria that may remain on skin and fur and cause odors.

Neem Oil

For pets with offensive odors as a result of skin conditions, neem can work wonderfully at improving the health of the animal while eliminating the odor. Neem provides antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant benefits. It can even work at repelling and killing fleas and mosquitoes naturally, and it'll moisturize the skin.

Using a shampoo containing neem will aid pets who are suffering with allergies, itchy skin, and excessive shedding. You can even dab some neem directly onto your pet or add some coconut oil to your pet's food to heal skin problems from the inside.

Getting Rid of Pet Odors Around the House Naturally

Avoid the use of toxic air fresheners around the house if you're dealing with typical pet odors that aren't health related. Sprinkling baking soda throughout your home is a great way to naturally eliminate odors. Let it sit for several hours so that it can effectively absorb the odors before you vacuum it up. This is appropriate for carpets, furniture, and pet beds.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to pet odor, look to the source of the problem. Natural shampoos and neem work well if your pet is suffering with ailments that are causing an offensive odor. And when it comes to clearing pet odors from your home, avoid toxic synthetic fragrances and cleaning products.

Dr Loridawn Gordon for ModernDogMagazine


The Soft and Easy Way to Trim Your Bird’s Nails

Some of the best things about having a bird for a pet is holding it on your hand, letting it hang out on your shoulders, even on your head, and listening to it chirp and chatter in your ear. Birds, like humans, have nails, and when their nails get too long the experience can be annoying, if not painful, when the bird digs its little nails into our skin. Fortunately, this is relatively easy to remedy, but you will need to plan ahead and have all of the tools necessary for the task.

Prepare for success: Because you will need to wrap your bird in a towel for grooming, part of the planning includes getting your bird accustomed to towels. Using a light colored towel -- bright colored towels might alarm your bird -- lay the towel on your hand and allow the bird to climb onto the towel, maybe with some little treats and "good bird" affirmations to encourage your bird to be comfortable with the towel. Do this on a regular basis so that when it is time to use the towel, your bird will associate it with good times.

Tools of the trade: For G-Day (grooming day), gather all your grooming materials and ask a friend or family member to help (it is best if your bird is already familiar with the person). Again, you don’t want your bird to be overly alarmed by the process. If you should happen to cut a little too close to the quick when clipping the nail, use styptic powder, an antihemorrhagic that stops excessive bleeding. The other essential tool is the specially designed nail clipper for birds. The size of the clipper will depend on whether yours is a small or large bird. For a small bird, a pair of nail scissors may work out well enough, but for a big bird, a clipper that can cut through the thicker nail quickly and cleanly will be essential.

Take control: Begin by draping the towel over your bird’s back, leaving its head uncovered. As you wrap the towel around your bird’s body and take the bird into your hands, be sure that you are holding it firmly at its sides, taking care not to press against its chest. This is important because birds do not have a diaphragm, so putting too much pressure on the chest may cause them to suffocate. Even the most domesticated birds can get a little upset by being wrapped up, so you will need to take control of your bird’s head to keep from being bitten. While holding the body with one hand, use your other hand to hold the bird’s head. Place your thumb on one side of the bird’s head and your middle finger on the other, holding firmly enough to keep the bird from turning its head freely. Maintain the bird's head still from the top with your index finger and reassure your bird with kind words to keep it calm.

Clipping the nails: Whether it is you, a friend, or family member that is trimming your bird's nails, the steps are the same. Place one finger within reach of your bird’s feet so that it can grasp onto the finger. Use your thumb to lift each nail off of your finger, clipping just a small amount of the nail. You can always clip a little more from the nail, but if you miss the mark and clip too much the first time, you will have a very freaked out and bleeding bird to deal with, which is dangerous, as birds can bleed to death from this type of injury if it is not handled quickly. To avoid this scenario, first identify where the edge of the nail meets the quick (you can usually see this with light colored nails, as the nail is white and the quick is pink). If your bird’s nails are dark, use extra care and trim just a little at a time. Additionally, if your bird is handling the experience well, you may want to try smoothing out the edges of the nail with a nail file, but it is not necessary.

What to watch out for: Watch your bird closely as you are trimming its nails. You can expect your bird to be vocal about the indignity of the situation, often attempting to escape from your grasp. But if your bird appears to be having trouble breathing, is panting, is moving too much to keep a firm hold, or seems to have lost motor coordination -- like its eyes rolling back in its head -- stop immediately and place your bird back on its perch or in its cage and allow it to calm down, while speaking in a soothing tone. You can try to trim its nails again later, but if you encounter the same problems, have a skilled veterinarian or bird groomer do it for you.

Final tips: Try to begin the nail trimming routine while your bird is young and use treats after the clipping so that your bird always associates this activity as a good thing. In between clips, place a sand or pumice stone perch (in addition to its natural wooden perch) in the cage. This will allow the bird to file its own nails and reduce the frequency of the nail clippings. In the wild, birds use both wood and stone to groom their own nails and beak, so having both for your bird will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Image: Eric Bryan / via Flickr


Wicker Rabbit House

This Wicker Rabbit House from Great&Small is a great hidey hole for your Bunny or Guinea Pig to snuggle up or just play around in. Made with full wicker as opposed to split wicker and hand woven for a tighter weave the Great&Small Wicker Rabbit House is much stronger than the rest. The Wicker Rabbit House can be used inside your pets cage or in their run in the garden and is 100% safe for them to nibble at great for keeping their teeth nice and trim!

Made with full wicker
Hand woven for a tighter weave
Can be used inside your pets cage or in their run
Great for keeping teeth trim
Fun and cosy hidey hole

Price: £29.99



Prevue Chime Time Whirlwind Bird Toy

Designed for medium and large birds. Chime Time toys engage birds with delightful sounds and indestructible toys comprised of aluminum chimes, colorful ground calcium wafers, plastic beads and rubber rings. Each toy, in this line, attaches easily to cages with quick-links and is made of 100% safe, non-toxic materials. Ingredients: ground limestone, ground seashell, wheat flour, tapioca flour and food coloring.

Product Features:

Made from 100-percent safe, non-toxic materials.
Has quick-links for easy cage attachment.
Engages birds with delightful sounds and indestructible parts.
Includes aluminum chimes, colorful ground calcium wafers, plastic beads and rubber rings.

Item Specifications:

1" H x 0.17" W x 0.42" D

0.5 lbs

Ground limestone, ground seashell, wheat flour, tapioca flour, food coloring: FDC blue no. 1, red no. 3 and yellow no. 5

Guaranteed Analysis:
Calcium - 20.0%
Phosphorus (min) - 0.05%
Salt (min) - 0.20%

PRICE: $9.99



Signature Series 14" Diner - Black (USA ONLY)

The Signature Series Designer Diner was designed to fit into any home decor while providing an ergonomically correct feeding position for improving digestion and posture, and reducing stress on joints that may eventually lead to cumulative degenerative disorder (osteoarthritis). Made of molded ABS plastic and come with two 2 quart stainless steel bowls(made in India). The Designer Diner is available in black with reversible stainless steel-look and gray panels. Signature Series Diner made in the USA.

Price: $69.99


K&H Thermo Heated Kitty Sill

K&H Thermo Heated Kitty Sill
Treat your kitty to a heated window sill cat bed. This 14" L X 24" W cat bed is easy to assemble, sturdy and attractive. It's also adjustable to any window sill using the Velcro® fasteners or screws that are provided. The Thermo Heated Kitty Sill supports over 40 lbs (18kg). and features a dual thermostat. The surface of the bed will remain 12 to 15 degrees above ambient air temperature and warm to 102 degrees when in use. Better yet it only uses 6 watts of electricity, has a removable heater, and a washable cover!

Internet Price: $89.99   Today's Price: $65.44  (Save 27%)

Agent S: For us cats who live in countries with hot weather, we can opt for the non-heated version.

Internet Price: $46.99   Today's Price: $37.59  (Save 20%)


Pet Finder's Find A Pet App

Have you been looking for a phone app to assist in looking for lost or found pets or even to search for pets to adopt? has the right app for you. Best of all, it's free!


Bird Egg Candler light

Flexible bend, bright incandescent bulb, no need to touch the eggs. Easy to reach the eggs in the nest by bending the wand to reach the eggs. Infertile eggs can be removed so fertile eggs will receive full incubation, and will not have birds sitting on eggs that are not fertile.

Agent S: I would be more than happy to help sit on the eggs

Egg Candler light
14 oz
(Package) USD$31.25


The Dangers of High Protein Dog Foods

By Ashley Gallagher, DVM


Choosing what to feed your dog can be an overwhelming decision. Pet food stores are packed with row after row of different brands of food all containing clever marketing slogans to convince you they are the best for your dog. Many of these dog foods boast about containing extremely high levels of protein that claim to satisfy your dog’s instinctual need for meat as well as make them healthier and live longer.

Are Dogs Carnivores?

Marketing tactics by some pet food companies have fueled a common misconception among pet owners that dogs are obligate carnivores and require a diet that consists mostly of meat. This is not true. Dogs, like people, are omnivores and do best with a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Excessive protein consumption is unnecessary for dogs at best and for some dogs with medical conditions can actually be harmful.

Proteins are the building blocks of the body and an absolute necessity for daily function. However, when a dog consumes too much protein in a meal it cannot all be utilized at one time, nor can it be stored for later. The body will then excrete the excess protein through the kidneys and out of the body via urine. Thus the quality of the protein actually becomes more important than the actual amount as a high quality protein is more bioavailable and can be better absorbed by the body. 

Another issue is that the meat in these diets acting as the protein source contains other nutrients that you do not want in excessive amounts. For example, when a diet is mostly meat it becomes very difficult to maintain a proper calcium-phosphorus ratio. When this ratio is out of balance disruptions in bone growth or kidney damage can occur. Well formulated dog foods have an appropriate balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates to prevent this from happening.

Is Excessive Protein in Dog Food Bad for My Pet?

Protein is a calorie dense nutrient and many of the high protein diets are extremely high in calories and can quickly lead to weight gain. With over 50% of dogs in the U.S. considered overweight or obese, dog owners need to be aware of where those extra calories are hiding. If a dog has kidney or liver issues consuming too much protein can increase the workload on these organs and upset the balance of nutrients leading to exacerbation of disease.

Rather than look for a dog food that contains excessive levels of protein you should find one that is specifically formulated for your dog’s lifestyle, life stage, and size. A working sled dog, for example, will have significantly different nutrient and caloric requirements than the average pet dog that ventures outside for a few walks a day and spends the rest of the time lounging. These two dogs should not be fed the same diet.

Puppies, meanwhile, require more protein than adult dogs because their bodies are busy growing. Among breeds of puppies there are different requirements for nutrients as well. For instance large breed puppies like Labrador retrievers need a much different diet than a Yorkie for optimal growth. Feeding large breed puppies something that is too high in protein may make them put on weight too quickly causing abnormal joint development and making them more prone to issues like arthritis in the future.

The safest diets are those that have been developed by pet food companies that invest in scientific research, consult with veterinary nutritionists, and perform feeding trials to develop their diets. This will provide a pet food that is properly balanced without any excess nutrients that are unnecessary and in some cases harmful for your dog. 


How the Right Cat Food Can Help Prevent Bladder Stones

One of the nice things about diagnosing bladder stones (uroliths) in cats is that the three main types are amenable to prevention, and sometimes even treatment, through diet.

Bladder stones are a collection of minerals and other materials that coalesce over time and can grow to astounding sizes and/or numbers. Cats with bladder stones typically have some or all of the following symptoms:

Urinating outside the litter box
Straining to urinate
Having to “go” frequently but producing little urine at any one time
Discolored urine
Licking around the urinary opening
Male cats are at risk for becoming “blocked” if a stone or sludge prevents the free flow of urine through the urethra. This is a life threatening emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately; in other words, not when your regular vet opens in the morning.

A diagnosis of bladder stones can usually be made through some combination of a urinalysis, X-rays, and ultrasound. According to the Minnesota Urolith Center (the lab that most vets use to analyze stones removed from their patients), 45% of the samples they receive from cats are struvite stones, 43% are calcium oxalate stones, and 5% are made out of urates.

Struvite stones are the easiest to treat. They can be dissolved and/or prevented by feeding a diet that is low in phosphorus and magnesium and promotes the formation of acidic urine (a pH between 6.2 and 6.4 is ideal).

Calcium oxalate stones have to be removed surgically or through other procedures like lithotripsy (breaking up the stones with ultrasonic shock waves until they are small enough to pass), but their return can be prevented (or at least delayed) through dietary means. Recommendations include avoiding foods and supplements that are high in calcium and oxalates, and promoting a urinary pH of higher than 6.2.

 Like calcium oxalate stones, those made of urates need to be physically removed via surgery or other procedures, but then dietary modifications can play a role in preventing their return. Goals include reducing dietary purine levels by feeding foods that are not overly high in protein and ensuring that the protein that is present is of the highest quality and producing a urinary pH of 6.6 or higher.

For all three types of stones, encouraging water intake by feeding canned food only and even mixing a little extra water in to bring the cat’s urine specific gravity to 1.030 or below is also very helpful. Dilute urine helps to keep minerals in solution rather than precipitating and forming stones.

Several different pet food manufacturers make commercially available diets that meet these parameters. Your veterinarian can make appropriate recommendations; some will even provide “sampler packs” so owners can easily figure out which type of food their cat likes best. Home cooked foods are also a possibility, so long as they are prepared based on recipes designed by a veterinary nutritionist who is familiar with the particulars of a cat’s case. When dietary manipulation alone is insufficient, medications (e.g., methionine and ammonium chloride to reduce urinary pH or potassium citrate to raise it) can be added to the mix.

 -Dr. Jennifer Coates for PetMD


This App Recognizes Your Pet's Facial Features To Find Them When They're Lost

Four million pets go missing each year. Like an Amber Alert system, PiP sends out a photo to local shelters, vets, and other pet owners, and even better, knows if someone finds a match.

There are already several ways of identifying your pets. But tags, tattoos, and microchips all have their drawbacks, according to Philip Rooyakkers, an entrepreneur from Vancouver. Tags fall off. Tattoos get rubbed off. Microchips move around an animal's body, making detection difficult.

Rooyakkers's alternative is like something out of the movie Minority Report: a facial recognition system, called PiP, that minutely records, classifies, and categorizes every feature of a dog's or cat's appearance.

To use PiP on your unsuspecting pet, you download the app, take a picture, and enter some basic details. If Fido ever goes missing, you can send out an alert to vet clinics, animal shelters, municipal control agents, and fellow PiP subscribers within a 15-mile radius. If someone finds an animal, they can upload the picture, initiating a matching process.

If you think missing pets a trifling matter, consider this: Up to 4 million domestic animals go missing every year, according to the American Humane Society. And only a very small proportion--2% in the case of cats--ever make it home again. That means the animals are either ending up in rescue centers, or, more likely, kill shelters. Rooyakkers, who owns a big animal care facility in Vancouver, reckons about half of all animals are euthanized every year.

PiP was developed from scratch by 15-year facial recognition technology veteran Daesik Jang, and Rooyakkers claims it's actually more sophisticated than systems used for humans. "Humans have very standard faces," he says. "For the most part, we know where the eyes, nose, and mouth should be. With pets, you have a huge variation--anything from the shape of nose to the overall shape of the skull."

That makes the basic task more difficult, but PiP makes an effort. Using algorithms to classify characteristics and look for patterns, it weights each animal on a scale, and keeps learning as new pets are added by users. Rooyakkers claims a 98% identification accuracy rate during trials.

The iOS app goes on sale in the Apple store at the beginning of November and is free to download. But to register a pet, owners need to pay $1.59 a month, or 18.99 for a year.

That may sound like a lot, compared to, say, the price of a Petsmart tag or a simple chip. But Rooyakkers argues that, as a smartphone-based service, PiP is more universal and open-access than other methods--at least potentially.

"There are different standards for chips and no centralized database. We're putting the technology back into people's hands, so it eases everything and lessens the number of the pets that are out there," he says.

Story Credit: Fast Co Exist


Find an Animal Rescue Centre in Malaysia

Agent L: I was adopted from Kucing Terbiar Anjing Jalanan (KTAJ) and there are many others like me who need loving. Here are some rescue centres you can check out:

Animal Rescue Chase
Best Friends
GrASS Penang
HOPE Johor
Independent Pet Rescue
Katzen Cat Sanctuary
MCCP Penang
Noah's Ark
The Vet
Second Chance
Soi Dog Foundation
SPCA Penang
SPCA Sarawak
SPCA Seberang Perai
SPCA Selangor
SPCA Singapore
Turtle Conservation Society
WWF Malaysia

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The 5 Most Common Kitten Illnesses by Dr. Lorie Huston

Ideally when you adopt a new kitten, the kitten will be healthy and without any medical issues. However, that’s not always the case. There are a few problems that seem to occur with relative frequency in young kittens. These are the conditions that I see most commonly in my practice.

Upper respiratory infections are one of the most common illnesses I diagnose in young kittens. Characterized by sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, runny nose, lack of appetite, and lethargy, upper respiratory infections are extremely contagious and easily passed from one kitten to another. Adult cats may be infected as well but the symptoms are generally most severe in kittens.
Ear mites are also extremely common in kittens, though cats of any age can be infected and this parasite is contagious to other cats. The most common sign of ear mites is a black/brown discharge in the ears that appears similar to coffee grounds. The kitten’s ears are usually itchy as well, and there may be sores and inflammation in and around the ears if the kitten has been scratching at the ears.
Intestinal parasites are common enough in kittens to warrant routine dewormings for the most common ones. Roundworms and hookworms are the most frequently seen intestinal parasites and many kittens are born with these worms. However, other parasites such as tapeworms, coccidia and Giardia may also be seen. Besides routine dewormings, all kittens should have fecal examinations performed as well.
Fleas are not an uncommon finding in kittens either. Naturally, fleas can infest cats of all ages but flea infestations can be particularly troublesome for young kittens. Because of their small size, tiny kittens heavily infested with fleas may become anemic due to blood loss. Fleas can also spread other diseases to infested kittens.

Diarrhea can have many causes. In many cases, stress associated with major changes in a kitten’s life contributes to the development of diarrhea. Being separated from the mother and litter mates, moving to a new home, and meeting new people are all stressful for kittens though they are a necessary part of kittenhood. In addition, a change in diet can cause diarrhea, as can intestinal parasites.

This is obviously not an exhaustive list of all of the potential issues that kittens can face. Fortunately, I don’t see feline infectious peritonitis frequently in my practice but this disease is serious and almost always fatal when diagnosed.

Feline leukemia is another potential viral disease that may be seen in kittens. When symptomatic, feline leukemia is usually fatal. However, a positive test result in the absence of clinical illness is not a death warrant. Talk to your veterinarian about a preventive health care program to keep your feline leukemia positive kitten safe and healthy.

Feline panleukopenia (aka feline distemper) was once commonly diagnosed in kittens. However, with the advent of vaccinations against this disease, we don’t see it nearly as often as previously. Still, it’s a disease that can be seen, especially in young unvaccinated kittens. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, lack of appetite, lethargy, and dehydration.


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M&C Odour Care Treats for Small Pets

M&C Odour Care Treats for Small Animals. Specially formulated to help control cage odors. Contains essential B-vitamins from yeast and other ingredients that can provide nutritional support for your pet. Contains omega 3 fatty acids.

wheat flour, sunflower oil, sugar, rice flour, wheat bran, dry milk, dry skimmed milk, water, brewers dried yeast, flaxseed oil, artificial apple and other flavorings, alpha-tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E), salt, BHA (a preservative), Vitamin A acetate, cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), yucca schidigera extract, Biotin.

Crude Protein             min 7.5%
Crude Fat                  min 18.0%
Crude Fibre                max 3.0%
Moisture                    max 10.0%
Ash                          max 5.0%
Vitamin A                   min 1500 IU/kg
Vitamin D3                 min 1250 IU/kg
Vitamin E                   min 60 IU/kg
Thiamine (Vitamin D3)   min 2.0mg/kg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)  min 0.2mg/kg
Niacin (Vitamin B3)      min 3.0mg/kg
Biotin                        min 0.5 mg/kg
Omega 3 fatty acids    min 2.0%

Product Of UK.


Feeding Guideline:
hamsters & mice   1 treat
Guinea pigs          2 treats
pet rats              1-2 treats
rabbits                2-4 treats

Price: SGD$5.53 BUY 


Marina 360 is an innovative desktop aquarium

Marina 360 is an innovative desktop aquarium with many functional features designed to make setup and maintenance as easy as possible.

The aquarium is uniquely crafted with a sleek housing unit placed discreetly at the back, allowing virtually unobstructed viewing from almost all angles. (Agent L: Sounds good to me!) Small in stature, this 10-litre aquarium occupies minimal space, making it an ideal aquatic showpiece on countertops, desktops and other small spaces, in homes or offices.

Marina 360 Desktop Aquarium. Reflecting attention to detail, the plastic edges are light-green tinted to simulate real glass. The cover can be removed completely to provide unobstructed access inside the tank for maintenance.

The housing unit-containing a pump, filter and LED lighting-can easily be removed from the tank for maintenance. The pump draws water from the bottom and cycles it back at the top end in a nice gentle flow, providing water circulation at a constant rate of 150 litres per hour.

Two filter cartridges collect organic waste and provide biological filtration to keep the water healthy for fish and plants. They can be pulled out to rinse or replace.

The aquarium includes advanced LED lighting that allows you to create a bright daylight setting or blue-tinted nighttime lighting.

The aquarium can be set up as a cold, temperate or tropical environment. A heater (sold separately) can be installed in the housing unit. Gravel and ornaments sold separately.
-    Removable cover
-    Efficient water circulation pump
-    Integrated filtration system
-    Custom LED lighting
-    Two filter cartridges
-    Three water setup options
-    Biological aquarium supplement & water conditioner

10 litre (2.65 US gal) aquarium
25.4 cm x 25.4 cm

Price: SGD$117.70 BUY


Crazy Cat Lady iPhone Case

iPhone Case. This is a very unique case that will surely catch the attention of your peers! This case fits the iPhone 5! Easy to snap in and has access to all the ports, controls, and sensors! 

Protect your phone from scratches, dust and other contaminants with this case! Very lightweight and stylish. 

- Fits for all version of iPhone 5 (including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and international iPhones)
- Scratch proof and Water proof
- Slim and light weight to fit your iPhone.
- Easy to snap in and access to all ports, control and sensors
- Carefully packed and shipped via registered Standard Air Mail from Malaysia (7-20 days depending on location of buyer)

USD$11.99 BUY

Crazy Cat Lady iPhone 5 Case


Squirrel Proof Wild Bird Feeder - Stop Squirrels From Eating Bird Seeds

Squirrel Stop Bird Feeder. Isn’t it frustrating to hang out a bird feeder but have the squirrels eat everything? Contech has come up with a great idea to keep squirrels away.  Hang your bird feeder from SquirrelStop and problem solved.  SquirrelStop is set up to start spinning for about 20 seconds when it registers the squirrel’s weight.  Product is safe to birds and squirrels.  There is no assembly required, just hang it with your bird feeder and you are ready.  So instead of sending squirrels eviction notices get SquirrelStop. USD$49. BUY 


Pets GPS Tracking System

Pets Tracking System is a small GPS tracking device, boosting your peace of mind knowing your beloved pets can be located at anytime via the internet and mobile phone.

 This GPS tracking system is designed specially for animal lovers to monitor and track the whereabouts of their precious animals. The miniature and unique device is tagged on the pets’ collars allowing owners to locate their lost, strayed or stolen pets definitely. It runs on the same technology that park rangers in the west used to track tagged animals in the preserved parks.

All the owners need to do to find their pets are simply accessing the GPS tracking software on the mobile phone, PDA, laptop or desktop computer for real time monitoring. BUY


Cat Trees, Malaysian hand-crafted

Cat Trees. These cat trees are made from pine wood and are polished with shellac, not painted, as cats prefer natural coloured items according to the cat tree builder (Agent S: We're not so sure, as we have some friends that love scratching very colourful furniture and play house under colourful chairs)

All products have been tested on cats and these cat trees are great for cats to play hide n' seek in, climb on, and scratch (Agent L: Can't wait for us to test one out!)

The flooring is wrapped with thick carpeting which makes it comfortable to rest on and scratch.

Price depends on the design chosen and most of the time they are customized. BUY


Advertise With Pets In Black

Pets In Black welcomes advertising and sponsorship opportunities. We can customize packages according to your needs.  

We won’t just slap an ad on our website and hope you get traffic. We sniff out opportunities to maximize your budget and drive traffic, views, and pet product and service purchasers to your company. Contact us at


Canopy Pet Lounge - High-End Modern Pet Bed with Eames-Designed Fabric Upholstery

Canopy Pet Lounge. This stylish canopy pet lounge has a mid century yet modern design that is sure to complement any home as well as any cat’s life. The modern canopy lounge is constructed using rare earth magnets within the cushion and the frame of the lounge that allows the cushion to remain securely attached but also easily removed for cleaning. The legs of this modern cat lounge are durable and long lasting because they are made of solid walnut while the frame is a scratch resistant shell handcrafted from bent plywood. Was USD $550 NOW USD274 . BUY

HUGE SALE The Canopy Lounge in Quatrefoil by Alexander Girard