Cat owners frequently get a bad rap due to foul smells in their homes. Although this is often a false assumption of a standard cat home, there can be some truth to the matter. When I was still in the dating game I had someone turn down a date because "your house probably smells from the cats and I would never date anyone who has cats." While I'm certain that there were other … [Read more...] about My Cat Stinks! Why Your Cat Smells & What You Can Do to Fix It!
One of the major milestones in a human's life is when children start losing their teeth. Some of my earliest memories include me trying to wiggle my loose teeth until they fell out. This was, of course, in hopes of my parents giving me a bit of money to spend on candy. It didn't matter if I was only getting 25 cents or 2 dollars, I was happy that my little chompers were … [Read more...] about Do Cats Lose Baby Teeth? Everything You Need to Know About Kitten Teeth
A friend of mine recently asked me if I was available to babysit her cat, Stevie, while she was away for the month. Being that I've already met Stevie and that they live close by, it seemed like the opportunity was meant to be. I've personally never had to babysit a cat before, other than my mom's cat, but who could say no to the opportunity to meet and spend time with a new … [Read more...] about Cat Sitting My Friend’s Cat Stevie (Week 1)
Cats spend the majority of their days lazying about and sleeping. Truthfully, the majority of the pictures that I take of my cats have been while they were sleeping, because that's just how much they do it! Whether your cat loves to sleep by your head or your feet, it's hard not to question whether or not they dream. What kind of dreams do they have? Are they dreaming … [Read more...] about Do Cats Dream? What Do Cats Dream About?
What's one feature that always seems to be in most cat toys and is appearing more and more in cat treats? Catnip. Catnip toys and regular catnip has dominated the pet industry for years and although it's been extremely popular it's always a good idea to take a step back and question, well is it safe for my cats? WHAT EXACTLY IS CATNIP? In short, catnip is an herb that is … [Read more...] about Is Catnip Bad for Cats? What Can I Use Catnip For?
It's undeniable that diet is one of the most important factors for humans to stay healthy. Well, the same thing can be said about cats. Although it's easy to trust whatever a pet store merchant or pet food company says about their product, it's important to also understand what a cat's natural diet contains. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that in the wild their … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Rice? What Kind of Rice Safe for Cats?
If you're anything like me, you dread cleaning your home regularly and will find any excuse to put it off. Chores can be extremely daunting, but if we don't do them and leave things dirty it can become a health risk for our pets and ourselves. Adopting a schedule or a routine is a great practice, especially if you're someone who tends to slack. I know for us, we've actually … [Read more...] about How & How Often Should I Clean My Chinchillas Cage?
When I still worked at the pet store I got asked fairly frequently what the appeal of keeping betta fish was. For non-fish owners, fish can often feel like a daunting type of pet that you regularly clean after but don't bond with. This, however, is an extremely pinhole view of keeping fish. I know when we adopted our first fish Blub, within the first few weeks I started … [Read more...] about Do Betta Fish Recognize Their Owners? Can You Play with Your Betta?
Whenever my pets are being extra cute it's difficult not to want to give them a treat or two. Treats are a great tool for training for your pets, rewarding your pets when they've done something great, or quite frankly giving your pet treats is one of the easiest ways to get them to start liking you (if you're experiencing difficulty). Similar to candy or chips, which I have … [Read more...] about What Treats Can I Give My Chinchilla? Healthiest Treats for Chinchillas
It can be extremely concerning when one of your pets stops eating or drinking. This is especially true if your pet has been refusing to drink for a few days. While chinchillas can go quite some time without water, this does not mean that it shouldn't cause for alarm as a chinchilla may quickly become dehydrated depending on the temperature they are in. Dehydration can take … [Read more...] about Why Is My Chinchilla Not Drinking? How to Tell If a Chinchilla Is Dehydrated