Checking your cat regularly for abnormities or illness is a great habit to get in, especially so you can establish what is normal for them and what isn't. I know a few years back we found a lesion on our cat Beau and I'm confident in saying, we wouldn't have noticed it if we didn't check/pet Beau's fur daily. I specifically remember petting Beau and feeling a bump on … [Read more...] about Why Are My Cats Ears Hot? Is This an Emergency?
Just over a year ago my partner and I decided to take the jump into adopting a second cat. Our first cat, Beau, had recently gone through a life-changing operation and we had moved into an apartment that actually allowed cats in it. We agreed that we were going to try to find a young female cat to make sure that Beau didn't feel threatened. Although what comes … [Read more...] about Happy 2nd Birthday to My Cat Kalista!
Back when I used to live with my parents I used to take our cat, Walker, out for walks fairly regularly. Well, I can't really call them walks since it was pretty much me taking Walker out on a harness and him lying in the grass. I wish I had videos, but my sister would be more than happy to confirm that Walker would take a bite of grass, lye down then moments later get up walk … [Read more...] about What Is Cat Grass? Is It Different Than Regular Grass?
I feel like keeping one fish often floodgates into the interest of keeping a couple, a colony or even a fully-balanced ecosystem. I know shortly after we adopted Blub I started researching ways of creating a balanced ecosystem with betta fish. My research originally lead me to discover the AquaFarm, which excited me because it felt like the first step towards becoming a … [Read more...] about Can Algae Eaters Live with Betta Fish? Which Are the Best for new Betta Fish Owners?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Our cat, Beau, has always been a sucker for attention, which is surprising since when we found him he was a stray. Within the first few weeks of getting to know Beau, I noticed that he loved belly rubs and would often begin to drool if we rubbed his stomach for long enough. At first, I wasn't very concerned about the drool, but when Beau … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Drool When I Pet Him? Should I Ever Worry About Drool?
It's been about a year since we adopted Gary and let me start off by saying that time has really flown. Since we don't actually know how old Gary is or when his birthday is we've chosen to celebrate Gary's birthday on his "gotchya day." The first year with Gary has had such a large learning curve. While not everything has been easy and it has involved a lot of googling … [Read more...] about Having Gary, Our Chinchilla, for a Year (Loads of Chinchilla Pictures)
Ever been in a situation where the stores are closed and you're running out of cat food, but you still have some dog food left? Well, what do you do? Should you feed your cat any of the dog's food or should you try to find a recipe to cook for your cat? Which is healthier and most importantly, which is safer? Every so often I get asked what I would do in this situation, and … [Read more...] about Is It Ok for Cats to Eat Dog Food? Will It Make My Pet Sick?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, This weekend we got a package from one of our friends who we met through the Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue. Our friend Michelle is a very talented individual who makes cat toys during her spare time. Michelle actually gifted us two adorable catnip infused kicker toys in the shape of a carrot and baguette during the holiday season. … [Read more...] about Kalista Can’t Choose Between Her New Favourite Toys (Adorable Cat Video)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's not surprising that cats, like humans, like to stay in warm and cozy places. It's a means for survival, especially on those days where the air gets a bit crisper and those where the wind really bites. That being said, on cold nights you can definitely catch our kitten, Kalista, hiding in our laundry and laundry baskets. Warmth, … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Sleep in Laundry Baskets? Do Cats like Dirty Clothes? Does It Mean My Cat Loves Me?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be hard to receive news that your little one is sick, especially if you've recently adopted them. While diagnosis can be scary and often earth-shattering it doesn't have to be that way. One very common diagnoses for cats is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV for short) or often referred to as "Feline AIDS." WHAT IS FIV? FIV is a … [Read more...] about What Is FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) or Feline AIDS? What Can I Do to Help My Cat?