Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Have you ever looked at your cat's eyes and seen them cry? What's going on in their little mind to cause them to cry? Are they sad? Are they stressed out? Are the allergic to something? Is it normal for them to cry? Do their tears stain their fur? Short Answer It's completely natural for your cat to cry or for their eyes to water. A lot of … [Read more...] about Why Are My Cats Eyes Watering? What Can I Use to Clean My Cats Eyes from Tear Stains?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, A bit ago I decided to discuss the importance of refrigerating wet food that has been opened and making sure that wet food is not left out for extended periods of time. Well, I was actually shocked about how many e-mails I got shortly after asking me about if there's an amount of time dry food can be left out for. Sometimes it slips my mind … [Read more...] about How Long Can You Leave Dry Cat Food Out? How Should You Store It?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As you probably already guessed, I'm obsessed with writing and talking about what foods animals can and can't eat. So it was only a matter of time that I was going to cover whether or not cats can eat Cashews. Short Answer Cashew nuts can be fed to your cat sparingly, but should not be fed as a regular treat. (The build of a Cashew Nut is: … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Cashews or are they Toxic/Poisonous to them?
When we first adopted our cat Kalista we weren't aware of how special calico cats were. In regards to Kalista's coat, we thought it was really cute if we adopted a second cat that had a white belly like our first cat, Beau, had. Though, that being said, this was not a requirement for adopting a new cat. Shortly after adopting Kalista we kept bumping into people asking us … [Read more...] about Are Calico Cats Always Female? Can Male Cats Be Calico?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Cats do odd things sometimes and one of the weirdest things Kalista does is bite us and lick us. It's a fairly common trait in cats, however, it's something none of our other cats have ever done. So why is it that she's doing it? What does it mean? As is with most things and cats, there's no straightforward answer. Cats can use one tactic … [Read more...] about Why Is It My Cat Bites Me Then Licks My Fingers?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, This post is a bit off-brand for Pets Overload, but I think it's a very important conversation to have, especially with the legalization of marijuana/cannabis in Canada (which happens on October 17, 2018). Marijuana has multiple purposes and while I'm not here to give you a lesson on whether or not it should be legalized, I do want to … [Read more...] about Is Marijuana / Cannabis Toxic Towards Cats?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As much as I love kittens, I do believe that we should be spaying and neutering our house pets. The Toronto Pet Daily reported that in 2016 there were about 2 Million Homeless Dogs in Canada and I know there were recent reports of bird populations decreasing due to the number of stray cats. Although there are so many shelters out there … [Read more...] about When Can Cats Have Kittens? How Old does the cat have to be?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Most of you already know that Beau underwent a Double Cystotomy and Perineal Urethrostomy in late 2017. Since writing about Beau's recovery, I've received dozens of questions from readers about my opinions on aftercare for these operations. One of the most popular I get is "can you use clumping litter after the Perineal … [Read more...] about Can I Use Clumping Litter After A PU Surgery or Do I have to use Non-Clumping Litter?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Summer is still not over and Toronto just seems to be getting hotter and hotter. I have to admit, there's nothing I want more than ice cream and it got me thinking, is ice cream ever safe for cats? We already covered if cats can have almond milk if they can drink soy milk, or if they can drink coffee and our hope is to find foods cats can … [Read more...] about Can Cats or Kittens Eat Ice Cream?
A lot of pet parents make the conscious decision to make sure that their cats don't eat any human food, but if you're a pet parent who wants to treat their cat with a bit of cooked chicken, what oil should you cook it in? Are certain oils toxic to cats? Should you use water instead? Does cooking chicken in water even work? Should you simply make a broth or stew out of the … [Read more...] about Can Cats Have Olive Oil? Is it safe? Is it Toxic?