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?
Every so often when I'm eating one of my cat's ears perks up. It doesn't matter if I'm opening a jar of peanut butter or opening a bag of nuts, my cats want to know what's happening the moment I'm doing anything! I can't say that my cats are usually interested in the foods that I'm eating after they've seen what I have. My mom's cat, on the otherhand is usually all over the … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Peanuts? Are They Safe or Toxic? What Happens If My Cat Eats Peanuts?
We have a jar of peanut butter at all times in our household. Peanut butter sandwiches are quick and easy to prepare, making them ideal for my partner and I since we tend to lose track of time. Peanut butter is also a great choice in our household because it has a long expiry date, it's filled with nutrients like protein and can hold while travelling. The biggest … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Peanut Butter? Do Cats Like Peanut Butter?
Having olives around the house is not uncommon, especially if you're someone who enjoys the occasional drink. I know every time we order pizza the first topping my partner calls out, though I wish he didn't, is black olives, but do cats have the same affinity to olives as humans do? The truth is that many cats love the taste and smell of olives and some even experience a … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Olives and What Happens If They Do?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Took a few days off of posting, but I'm back and ready to write daily again! Today I want to cover the important topic of how "long cats can survive with no water?". Now, you may ask yourself this question in a number of situations. If your cat is having episodes of throw up or diarrhea they will become dehydrated really quickly and … [Read more...] about My Cat Won’t Drink! How Long Can Cats Survive Without Water?
Dear Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, This is another one of the most common questions I used to get when I worked at the pet store. It's crazy how many folks have tried to flush cat litter down before knowing whether or not it was safe. I've even had customers try to convince me that certain brands were flushable even though the bags were clearly labelled do not flush. So … [Read more...] about Can You Flush Cat Litter? All Flushable & Unflushable Litters