I can't think of anyone who doesn't love a beautiful garden filled with a large array of colours. Although we don't currently have a garden, my partner and I have dreamed up what our garden would look like if we ever do get the opportunity to buy a house. I wouldn't say that many folks think about whether or not the things they are planting are safe for the neighbourhood … [Read more...] about Are Sunflowers Toxic to Cats? Are They Poisonous?
If you're anything like me, you're a food lover who can't fathom people or pets who refuse to eat. I'm definitely someone who loves food even to the fault of wanting to eat food even when I'm not hungry anymore. So, to me, I can't relate to a pet or person who refuses to eat; unless they are sick and physically can't eat. When we adopted our youngest cat, Kalista, we had our … [Read more...] about My Cat Won’t Eat! What Do I Do?
I'll happily be the first to admit that my cats have some of the weirdest habits and quirks. Kalista, for example, has a huge obsession with cardboard and will often be found shredding our cardboard boxes to pieces. Beau, on the other hand, will chew on just about anything and everything if he's in the mood for it. When we first adopted Beau I found it fairly … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Chew on Plastic? How Do I Get My Cat to Stop?
Since adopting our youngest cat, Kalista, we've noticed she has an obsession with our feet. Anytime we take off our shoes she's immediately sniffing them and sometimes we find her sleeping in our shoes throughout the day. Kalista seems to find enjoyment playing with shoelaces, sticking her full face into our shoes and kicking the shoes around the apartment. Sometimes … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats like Feet? Do They like the Smell?
There comes a time in every pet parent's life where one of their cats gets themselves in a mess. Your cat knocks over a container of food that you were trying to put away, your cat comes back extremely dirty from being outside, your cat just underwent surgery and is currently... well... incontinent. While cats are usually extremely cleanly, making sure to clean … [Read more...] about Can You Use Human Shampoo on Cats? Is It Safe?
Beau is a little bit of a rascal. You see he was a stray that my sister helped rescue from her backyard and he has become my best friend ever since. Beau is probably the best cat that I could ever ask for. He's always cuddly and never sleeps without me, and quite frankly I can't believe how much he likes to be held. Beau's such a great cat that he gets along … [Read more...] about Beau, Our Cat, Has Been a Naughty and Is Stealing Our Grease Tray (Cute Cat Story)
Whether you work for a shelter, recently adopted a cat, your cat has become an elder or your cat has developed a condition that causes them to lose a lot of weight, almost everyone has been in a situation where they have had to ask how they can make a frail or skinny cat gain weight. Weight control can feel like one of the most daunting tasks to take on, especially if … [Read more...] about How Do I Make My Cat Gain Weight? What Are the Best Foods?
Since adopting our youngest cat, Kalista, no cardboard box that enters our apartment is safe. For example, we've had a box of floorboards in our living room since we moved in and Kalista has chipped at the box slowly finally exposing what the planks look like. I swear, if we didn't open our packages immediately, she would open them for us like a kid on Christmas … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Chew Cardboard Boxes? Is it Normal?
It's no secret that our youngest, Kalista, is a big attention seeker. Although Kalista is not much of a cuddler or a cat who likes to be held, she does love lots of belly rubs and every so often wants... well no... demands to sit in your lap even if you're busy working. Throughout the day Kalista will follow me around the apartment, come into a room and headbutt me. and if I … [Read more...] about My Cat Wants Too Much Attention. Is That Normal? Is It Okay?
"Wouldn't it be amazing if cats could talk?" It's something my mom always says when she can't understand what her cat, Walker, is saying. I agree with my mom, it would be really cool if cats could talk to us in our native language! Though that being said, cats are actually fairly communicative in other ways and some of these ways become fairly obvious when we take the time to … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Growl? Is My Cat Angry? Does My Cat Hate Me?