A visit to The London Pet Show 2014

Inspiring cat furniture and other catty things to report.

From cat expert Anita Kelsey – Web site: London cat behaviourist

I always love visiting The London Pet show which is held every May at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. What I love about it is the buzz and excitement from all the pet lovers who come in droves over the two-day event and also to discover new products and say hello to the creators of new catty ventures.

As a professional cat behaviourist I am always on the search for great products and think this years offerings proved excellent!

BELLA AND CHERRY

Wonderful cat face cushions from Bella and Cherry

Wonderful cat face cushions from Bella and Cherry

So, I’m going to highlight some products that I loved from this years show starting with the fantastic cat face cushions of Annabel Morales-Smith who is the founder of Bella and Cherry. The company hand make large luxury cushions resembling cats faces and also offer a bespoke service whereby the cushion(s) can have the exact markings of your own cats face! The cushions at the show stopped me in my tracks as I had never seen anything like them. I have ordered two and I can’t wait to receive them. A MUST HAVE for the quirky cat guardian who loves things to have an edge and be slightly different from the norm.

 

PURRFECT HOMES

Especially great for high energy cats

Especially great for high energy cats

Purrfect Homes have some lovely ideas on the catification front and the three products that caught my eye, on their well presented stall, were the large cat wheel, the lovely cat wall boxes, and the wall steps all of which would fit very well in any modern home interior. Of course they also sell many other products cats would love but one has to stop somewhere when the credit card is running low! So, lets look at my three products of choice:

The cat wheel was designed for indoor cats to be able to exercise safely and to have some fun on something different away from the run of the mill cat furniture and cat trees. It is especially great for energy driven cats such as Bengals. Here’s a short video clip of some cats having fun with the wheel.

Stylish cat wall boxes

Stylish cat wall boxes

The wall boxes look really quirky and are a lovely design with a choice of carved out animals/paw prints and three entry and exit points. To go alongside the wall boxes you can add wall steps. All done very nicely and using a high-grade wood finish.

A cat would be very lucky indeed to get these three items! Click on the link below to be taken to their web site.

PURRFECT HOMES

 

 

The Mad Old Cat Lady website is run by Caroline and any cat guardian can spend hours on this site and spend far too much buying up all there wonderful quirky cat related products.

Funky Cat tea towel

Funky Cat tea towel

I really loved the tea towels and also the mad cat lady certificate of which I bought both!

Mad cat lady certificate.

Mad cat lady certificate.

 

Visit their website at http://www.madoldcatlady.com and put a smile on someones’ face!

CATASTRO really caught my eye at the London Pet Show because the lovely cat furniture and climbers were covered in fake grass which felt very real so would be ideal and fun for a cat especially one kept indoors.

Grass covered cat beds

Grass covered cat beds

The idea came from David Simons after watching how much his cat loved grass! The company is a new family run venture and only started this year so need lots of support. I am sure they will be hugely successful.

 

 

 

cat-behaviourist-essexI bought the curved lounger and was tempted to buy the bunk beds (:-)) for my garden but David admitted he had more work to do to make them waterproof so I shall be holding him to that.

Each piece of furniture can be carved with your cat’s name and a choice of wood colours can be chosen as well.

 

Cat trees

Cat trees

Whilst David updates Catastro’s web site you can visit him on their Facebook page and give him a big LIKE!

I can’t wait to see how Catastro grows and I will be recommending these products to all of my clients because in-door cats miss out on the feeling of grass on their toes so this is the next best thing. Once the products are waterproofed too the climbers will look amazing in gardens and will blend in very nicely with trees and plants.

 

 

So, that’s about it folks.

 

Four amazing companies which got the big thumbs up from me and all really stood out.

For any cat behaviour related issues please don’t hesitate to visit my web site on http://www.catbehaviourist.com.

I’m here to help!

Thanks for reading.

Anita x

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About Anita Kelsey - Cat Behaviour Consultant

Anita Kelsey holds a first class honours degree in Feline Behaviour and Psychology (work based BA Hons) and runs a vet referral service dedicated strictly to the diagnosis and treatment of behaviour problems in cats. She is also a qualified cat groomer and specialises in grooming aggressive or phobic cats. Anita writes for Your Cat Magazine and is on their experts panel answering readers questions on cat grooming. She also advises on feline behaviour for the CFBA (Canine and Feline Behaviour) magazine as well as being a full member. Anita is based in Notting Hill, London but consults all over the UK as well as international requests. She lives with her husband, a music producer, and two Norwegian Forest cats, Kiki and Zaza.
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2 Responses to A visit to The London Pet Show 2014

  1. Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking the time and actual effort to
    produce a great article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and never manage to get
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