Something you quickly notice when you're the owner or caregiver of a variety of animals is they all have their own sleep patterns, preferences and routines. Our chinchilla often chooses to sleep during the morning and throughout some of the night, but he is playful in the afternoon. Our cats sleep for about two-thirds of the day, and although they cuddle with us or … [Read more...] about How Much Do Dogs Sleep? Does My Puppy Sleep Too Much?
Having an outdoor cat comes with some worries, especially if you or your neighbours are avid gardeners. While some plants, flowers and herbs are beneficial to help promote healthy soil and a perfect mini-ecosystem, there are a number of plants that are extremely toxic to cats and may even cause something as fatal as death. It is very important to understand which plants … [Read more...] about Are Marigolds Poisonous to Cats, Kittens, Dogs or Puppies? What Do I Do If My Pet Has Eaten One?
There are a lot of myths out there about cats and dogs... like did anyone get told that dogs are always male and cats are always female? Well, that's obviously not true. So, I thought I would discuss whether or not it's true that Dogs and Cats instinctually don't get along. Instinct Dictionary.com: an innate, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals in response to … [Read more...] about Why Do Dogs and Cats Fight? What Can I Do to Help Them Get Along?
We all want to be as safe with our pets as possible, and we've all spilt liquids or food on the floor when we're in a rush. So, here's the question: Is it safe for cats or dogs to lap up some of your spilt coffee? Short answer: No, it's not, but if it's consumed in a very small amount you're probably safe. Let me break it down for you: What's unsafe about coffee? Well, … [Read more...] about Can Cats or Dogs Drink Coffee? Is Coffee Toxic To My Pet?