Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can feel overwhelming to think about taking care of a cat with vision-impairment or full on blindness. A lot of times cats with disabilities don't get adopted, even though with proper care and knowledge it isn't actually that much harder to take care of these cats. Now, this isn't to say that there aren't certain disabilities or … [Read more...] about How Do You Tell If a Cat Is Blind? How Do You Care for a Blind Cat?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Although it can be an awkward topic to talk about, it's very important to understand the reproductive cycle of your cat/kitten. Now, for many of my regular readers, this is a topic that you may not need to learn about since your cats are most likely spayed. However for the new foster parents or folks who recently adopted a kitten who is too … [Read more...] about How Long & When Do Cats Stay in Heat? How Can You Tell If She’s in Heat and What Care Should You Take?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Have you ever sat in a room and smelled a foul odour? Well did you take a look around your room to see what could have caused the odour? Was there nothing but your cat staring blankly at you? Well, that might be because your cat is the cause of the scent. SO DO CATS ACTUALLY FART? Let's put it like this. Cats can experience … [Read more...] about Can Cats Fart? Is Something Wrong If They Do Fart?
It can be extremely difficult to receive news that your little one is sick and even more difficult if you've never heard of the disease/illness and are receiving the information for the first time. For that reason, I thought I would start a newer segment on the site where I take the time to break down the most common cat illnesses, what you should look for, what the treatments … [Read more...] about My Cat Was Diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), What Should I Be Aware Of?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Nipples can be a weird subject to talk about, especially when it comes to cats. I actually had a friend take their cat to the emergency because they thought their cat's nipple was a tumour. So why is it that nipples are so taboo? Is there anything important to know about cat nipples? Absolutely! So, let's get started! Do All Cats Have … [Read more...] about How Many Nipples Do Cats Have? Do Male Cats Have Nipples?
It's important to know what you're giving your cats, especially when it comes to foods and treats. Although catnip is such a common thing to give your cats, a number of people are still questioning... well, what is catnip? Is it a drug? Is it food? Is catnip natural? Is it synthetic? What is it about catnip that makes cats go crazy? Most importantly, is there a problem with … [Read more...] about What Is Catnip? Is Catnip Safe for My Cat to Eat? Does Catnip Get My Cat High?
Have you ever been jealous of how much your cat gets to relax? Does it seem like your cat sleeps all day and only wakes up to eat? I know we have a running joke in our household that the cats need to think about getting a job to help pay the bills, or at least put some effort into cleaning/taking care of the apartment. So, what is it that makes cats so lazy or "tired" all of … [Read more...] about Why Are Cats So Lazy? How Can I Help Them Exercise?
Is it just me, or does your cat always come up to you and sniff you anytime you eat anything. It doesn't seen to matter whether the food is cereal, ice cream, an apple, peanuts, rice, popcorn or watermelon, some cats just want everything that you have and won't give up until they get it! Although cats come to sniff everything that you have to eat, they do not always … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Bananas? Are Bananas Good for Cats? Are They Toxic?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be difficult to choose whether or not you should put your cat through the trauma of a surgery, especially when complications are serious. Last year when we had to make the decision of whether or not we would put Beau under the knife we called a number of our vet friends for second (and third... and fourth... and fifth) opinions to … [Read more...] about Cat Perineal Urethrostomy (PU) Complications. Should I Go Through the Procedure?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, After we adopted Kalista a number of our friends congratulated us on our beautiful new Tortoiseshell Cat. The only issue was... Kalista is not a tortoiseshell! It can be pretty hard to pin down what breed of cat you have, and although Tortoishell isn't a breed, it can still sometimes be confusing what cats with this colouring are … [Read more...] about Tortoiseshell Cats vs Calico Cats? What’s the Difference?