Waking up to my cat peeing on my bed has by far been one of the worst experiences of my life as a pet parent. I explicitly remember one night, looking Beau straight in the eyes and getting excited that he was coming to get cuddles. After a brief moment, I realized that Beau wasn't actually coming for cuddles, but instead, he was using this opportunity to release his bladder. … [Read more...] about How to Stop Your Cat from Peeing on Your Bed & Reasons Why They Do It!
One of the most interesting things about biology is the way in which organisms and animals reproduce. What could be more intriguing than where we come from and how we came to be? I remember when I was younger, I thought everything reproduced in the same way. So when I learned that some organisms and animals were asexual, could change sexes or could reproduce without … [Read more...] about How Do Cats Mate? What Are the Stages and How Does a Queen Choose Her Mate?
When my partner and I moved in together we thought that we were going to be a single cat household. I was already bringing my cat Beau, and Beau was still having some difficulties getting along with my mom's cat, Walker. While there were some moments where the boys would watch over each other, sleep together and groom each other, you could still tell that Walker was … [Read more...] about Do Female Cats Get Along? Should I Get Male or Female Cats?
Chances are if you're reading this post, you're a movie lover and popcorn fanatic. There's just something to eating popcorn while watching a movie that feels right, but while popcorn is a very tasty treat for humans, it's important to take a step back and question "how safe is popcorn for cats?" Our chinchilla, Gary, is a huge fan of popcorn, but even though organic … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Popcorn? Can Cats Choke on Popcorn?
Ever take a look at your cat and think to yourself, did you just grow? I know there have been plenty of times that I've looked at our youngest cat, Kalista, and wondered to myself "did you ever grow to your full size or are you still growing?" Even though Kalista is over two years old, she is still fairly small in size and quite frankly she's smaller than all of the … [Read more...] about When Is a Cat Full Grown? What Age Do Cats Stop Growing?
Whenever you draw a cat what's one part of the cat you never forget to draw? Probably their adorable little noses and their even cuter whiskers. Something you may not know is that cats actually have whiskers on more places than just their noses. Cats have whiskers above their eyes, on their chins, and on their front legs. Whiskers are essential to every cat. Simply put, … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Lose Their Whiskers? Is Something Wrong?
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?