Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Whether it's for Valentine's Day, your anniversary or even for a regular date night, roses can be a romantic gift. Just because these flowers are popular, doesn't mean that they are a safe gift for every household. It's important to understand which plants are considered safe, especially if you live in a pet-friendly household. While it's … [Read more...] about Are Roses Poisonous or Toxic to Cats? Rose Safety Tips
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Sometimes it doesn't matter how well we clean our apartments. Ants can sneak in and colonize at any moment. A few years ago we lived in an apartment that was absolutely infested with ants. The weird thing was, these ants weren't hanging around just when there was food though. No, these ants absolutely loved the soap that we used and for … [Read more...] about Is Borax Safe for Cats? What Do I Do If My Cat Has Been Poisoned?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's no secret that my cat, Kalista, is an absolute scardy cat. When we first met Kalista she kept trying to run away the whole time and hide in the cat bed the rescue had for her. It was the first time I really had a cat be so afraid of meeting people since Walker is extremely social, and Beau loves being around people. We … [Read more...] about Teaching My Cat, Kalista, Not to Hide Under the Bed
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Cats have a number of odd behaviours we as owners don't always understand. One of the oddest is when they knead us or other objects in the household. Why do cats do this? Why are they so obsessed with pushing their paws into us? Is it a form of calming themselves down? Is it a form of showing comfort or affection? Where does this habit come … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Knead Things with Their Paws or “Make Muffins”?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's no secret that we've dealt with our fair share of cat pee over the years. Given Beau's frequent urinary tract infections and his life-changing perineal urethrostomy, we've had to clean cat pee from all kinds of places. I'll admit, cat pee can be extremely frustrating to clean, especially because the smell seems to hold on longer than … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell? At Home Tricks and Products You Can Try!
Cats have a number of odd behaviours that can be confusing to their human counterparts. One of the most confusing behaviours being... why do they rub their faces on absolutely everything? Is there a reason why they choose to bunt objects? Does it seem like every time you get comfortable with your laptop or with a book, they're immediately there pushing themselves against … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Rub Their Faces on Everything? Why Does My Cat Bunt or Headbutt Me?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Even though I've been in 4 kittens' lives, it always shocks me how much growing they do. This is especially true when I think they are done growing, but surprisingly they're not! So, why is it that cats grow at different speeds and when exactly are they done growing? Do cats ever stop growing? Do some cat breeds grow faster than … [Read more...] about When Do Cats Stop Growing? How Fast Do Kittens Grow?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Today I'm going to cover a fairly serious topic that we as cat owners never want to think about. I don't think I've talked about this much on the blog, but in the first year we had Walker my dad had left the front door open and Walker escaped. At first, we didn't realize that Walker was missing. There was no wind that night so the door … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Run Away and What Do I Do If Mine Does Run Away?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As you may already know, we have been a multi-cat household for quite some time now and even before we adopted our beloved Kalista, my cat Beau lived with my mom's cat Walker. Over the years we've seen some intense catfights that commonly end up with snuggles and grooming, which brings on the question... why do cats groom and clean each … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Lick & Groom Each Other? Does It Mean They like Each Other?
It can be difficult to name a new pet, especially when you don't have a favourite TV Show, video game or book character that your pet looks like. This is especially true when it comes to hamsters. Luckily for us, it was extremely easy to come up with our hamster Twitch's name since that's what she was doing when she was surrendered to us. I had a lot of fun finding and … [Read more...] about 122 of Our Favourite Funny and Cute Hamster Names