Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Since we first brought Beau in from the street we have done a whole lot of bonding. Beau has always been a cat who loves sitting in my lap and has always loved to sleep with us, but this week he's become a lot more attached to me than he has been in a while. Since bringing Kalista home, Beau has become a lot more bonded with … [Read more...] about Beau Is Finding Every Way He Can Stay Close to Me (Cute Cat Story)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As pet parents, we always want to do what's best for our animals, especially when it comes to keeping them safe and making sure we don't cause them any long-term health problems. It's for this reason that many pet parents have been changing out their regular cleaning products for more pet safe cleaning products. Don't know why? Well, many … [Read more...] about Is Vinegar Safe for Cats to Eat? Should I Clean with Vinegar or Will It Make My Cat Sick?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Every winter I count the days until warmer weather and more sun. I think those days are almost here! Now that our time zone has switched from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Daylight Time the sun is staying out much later and it feels so much warmer than it has been, although we are still hovering in the 1-3 degrees Celcius area. Still, … [Read more...] about Winter Is Almost over and the Cats Love It! (Cute Cat Story)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Have you ever been in a situation where it feels like you're having a staring contest with your cat? I know I have and I consistently do, especially with my cat Beau. For years Beau has followed me into rooms and has stared at me and sometimes I even wake up to him standing on my chest trying to stare deep into my … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean When Your Cat Stares at You? How to Understand What Your Cat Is Saying
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, When we first thought about adopting Kalista, we didn't know whether or not she would fit into the family or if she would get along with Beau. A month or so ago I wrote a little "homage" to the special relationship my two little ones share, detailing the events that took place and the steps they took to becoming best friends, but as … [Read more...] about My Cats Clearly Love Each Other (Cute Cat Story & Video)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As you may already be aware, last week we experienced a big scare with Gary, our Chinchilla, when we noticed he had a bloodshot eye and an eye ulcer. It has almost been a full week since we got the proper diagnoses from the vet and I'm happy to report that Gary seems to be doing a whole lot better, although he is still not … [Read more...] about Gary, Our Chinchilla, Is Doing Much Better
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Having an outdoor cat comes with some worries, especially if you or your neighbours are avid gardeners. While some plants, flowers and herbs are beneficial to help promote healthy soil and a perfect mini ecosystem, there are a number of plants that are extremely toxic to cats and may even cause something as fatal as death. It is … [Read more...] about Are Marigolds Poisonous to Cats, Kittens, Dogs or Puppies? What Do I Do If My Pet Has Eaten One?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Who can deny that having a smelly litter box is the absolute worst part of having a cat, but what you may not know is it doesn't have to be like that. I can't tell you the number of times people have asked me if my house smells because I have cats and I have to explain that a smelly litter box isn't always a factor when you keep … [Read more...] about My Cat’s Litter Box Smells What Can I Do? Advice for Smelly Litter Boxes in Small Apartments
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, There isn't ever a dull day in the Pets Overload home and yesterday night was no different. Although all of our pets have been doing well, we just experienced a medical scare with Gary. As we were cleaning Gary's cage last night we noticed that he was squinting his right eye. I picked him up immediately and peeled back his eyelid to see … [Read more...] about Gary, My Chinchilla, Has Bloodshot Eyes and an Eye Ulcer
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be extremely tempting to give your cat a bit of whatever you're eating, especially if they are sniffing at you or begging. We've had our fair share of confusion when Walker comes up to us begging to eat bananas and Beau whenever we open a tub of ice cream. Thing is, even though apples are a great treat or snack for humans, … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Apples? Is the Skin Okay for Them?