Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It's important to know what you're giving your cats, especially when it comes to foods and treats. Although catnip is such a common thing to give your cats, a number of people are still questioning... well, what is catnip? Is it a drug? Is it food? Is catnip natural? Is it synthetic? What is it about catnip that makes cats go crazy? Most … [Read more...] about What Is Catnip? Is Catnip Safe for My Cat to Eat? Does Catnip Get My Cat High?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Today is going to be a bit of a more serious article that covers how to tell when your hamster is sick. As we all know, it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether or not your small mammals are sick. As a small animal owner, you're going to want to make sure you're checking your little one every time you feed them to make sure everything … [Read more...] about 24 Of the Most Common Hamster Illnesses & Diseases
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Have you ever been jealous of how much your cat gets to relax? Does it seem like your cat sleeps all day and only wakes up to eat? I know we have a running joke in our household that the cats need to think about getting a job to help pay the bills, or at least put some effort into cleaning/taking care of the apartment. So, what is it that … [Read more...] about Why Are Cats So Lazy? How Can I Help Them Exercise?
Is it just me, or does your cat always come up to you and sniff you anytime you eat anything. It doesn't seen to matter whether the food is cereal, ice cream, an apple, peanuts, rice, popcorn or watermelon, some cats just want everything that you have and won't give up until they get it! Although cats come to sniff everything that you have to eat, they do not always … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Bananas? Are Bananas Good for Cats? Are They Toxic?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be difficult to choose whether or not you should put your cat through the trauma of a surgery, especially when complications are serious. Last year when we had to make the decision of whether or not we would put Beau under the knife we called a number of our vet friends for second (and third... and fourth... and fifth) opinions to … [Read more...] about Cat Perineal Urethrostomy (PU) Complications. Should I Go Through the Procedure?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, After we adopted Kalista a number of our friends congratulated us on our beautiful new Tortoiseshell Cat. The only issue was... Kalista is not a tortoiseshell! It can be pretty hard to pin down what breed of cat you have, and although Tortoishell isn't a breed, it can still sometimes be confusing what cats with this colouring are … [Read more...] about Tortoiseshell Cats vs Calico Cats? What’s the Difference?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, When you first think about adopting a cat, what're the first things you worry about? For a lot of first-time cat owners, it's will my new cat destroy all of my furniture? Questions that proceed include can I train my cat to stop scratching, or is scratching important for cats? Is there a way I can deter my cat away from specific objects and … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Scratch? What Can I Do To Make Them Stop?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, 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 … [Read more...] about Why Do Dogs and Cats Fight? What Can I Do to Help Them Get Along?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As you all should know by now, we have our own Calico running around our apartment. Now, every time I tell people I have a Calico they always ask me if she has common personality traits to their own Calico... and it made me question... do Calicos actually have a particular personality? Does every Calico act the same or at least similar? What … [Read more...] about Do Calico Cats Have a Particular Personality?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be concerning when you notice your cat peeing outside of the litter box. I wouldn't blame you if your first reaction is anger, thinking that your cat is trying to get revenge on your for some reason, but urination outside of the litter box can actually be a fairly big red flag when it comes to your cat's health. Although not all … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Pee on the Bed? Is My Cat Sick?