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?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, 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 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 … [Read more...] about Can Cats Have Olive Oil? Is it safe? Is it Toxic?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I know I recently covered whether or not cats can eat peanut butter, but I thought I would bring up whether or not cats are able to eat raw peanuts. Who here has spilled a bowl of nuts in the past, or dropped a peanut while trying to grab some from the jar... I know I have! With Beau being the dart-like, food driven cat that he is, I'm … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Peanuts? Are they safe or toxic? What happens if my cat eats peanuts?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, You can't deny that peanut butter is one of the easiest snacks to prepare when you're peckish, or if you're taking a long car ride or if you're trying to prep a quick lunch for your kids. As long as you don't have allergies to it, it's a great healthy pick-me-up that even dogs love! But what about cats? Do they love this tasty treat as much … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Peanut Butter? Is Peanut Butter Safe for Cats to Eat?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I thought it was time to start bringing back the posts about what cats can eat since it seemed like a number of you enjoyed the previous topics I talked about such as if cats can eat pecans, can cats drink almond milk, can cats drink soy milk, can cats drink coffee, and if cats can eat watermelons. So today I'm going to a popular fruit … [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 why … [Read more...] about Can You Flush Cat Litter? All Flushable & Unflushable Litters