Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Our Cat Trees are Environmentally Safe

Recently we had a customer ask if there is any danger to their cat from gasses or toxins given off by the carpet we use on our cat trees. To my knowledge its the first time we have been asked that, and rather than just give a quick "sales answer" I decided to do some research and learn something about "outgassing". We do use only quality carpet from such manufacturers as Shaw and Mohawk, and that actually made it a little easier to get some answers. I contacted the customer service department of both companies and they were very happy to answer my questions. Basically both reported the same information: At the time carpet is made there can be barely traceable amounts of gas or toxin left in the product. The carpet is rolled, shrink wrapped and sent to a dealer. Those unwanted trace elements remain in that roll until the carpet is unrolled for display or installation. Once that roll has been opened and exposed to the environment any traceable gas or toxin is 100% dissipated within 72 hours. Our cat tree manufacturing process has the carpet we're using exposed to the air a lot longer than 72 hours before that cat tree is even shipped. So, by the time our product gets to your home there is absolutely no possible warm that can be done to your pet or your family.

As a sidebar, I did learn that modern carpet manufacturing methods call for the use of agricultural products, such as corn, instead of petroleum based products. This new method doesn't leave any trace of gas or toxins in the finished product and is 100% safe.

One more reason to check out our "safe", "environmentally friendly" cat furniture.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Artsy Catsy Gallery - Unique Gifts

Here is a spot were you can find one-of-a-kind artistic creations for pet lovers. Not only is it a very unique blog, they must be commended for donating part of the proceeds to organizations that help cats in need; also to individual cats needing help with vet expenses.

If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for that hard to buy for cat lover, take a look here where you will find cat jewelry and some great ideas for a stocking stuffer. I particularly liked their humorous cards. If you decide to buy, know you will be supporting a worthwhile cause.

Monday, November 03, 2008

October Newsletter

Our October Newsletter has been published. This month we feature The Black-Eyed-Susan cat tree which is designed to fit closer to a wall, or in front of a window better than most of our larger product offering because of the way the leaves are positioned on the trunk. All of the same great features are included in this cat tree that cats and cat lovers have come to expect from us.

We have an article on how the economic hard times are putting a strain on animal shelters and discuss what you can do to save money and at the same time provide a high level of care for your cat.

Is your cat showing signs of depression? How would you recognize if your cat is depressed and what can you do to prevent more serious problems that can result from not treating a depressed cat.

And finally ... Cody has to have the last word. We're sure you have always wanted to know what a "clowder" was, or what are the most unusual cat names today, or perhaps what's the life expectancy of an indoor cat. You will find answers to these pressing questions in Cody's Corner.

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