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?
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?
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?
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 urination outside of the litterbox … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Pee on the Bed? Is My Cat Sick?
It's no secret that humans have used cats as a form of pest control for centuries. Even still, farmers often use cats to catch mice, bugs and other small vermin, but are cats any good at catching city-life pests? With the rising number of cockroach infestations, especially in big cities, many apartment dwellers find themselves squishing these pesky bugs on the daily. I know … [Read more...] about Do Cats Eat Roaches? Is it Safe For Cats to Hunt & Kill Cockroaches?
Have you ever looked at your cat's eyes and seen them cry? What's going on in their little mind to cause them to cry? Are they sad? Are they stressed out? Are the allergic to something? Is it normal for them to cry? Do their tears stain their fur? Short Answer It's completely natural for your cat to cry or for their eyes to water. A lot of times it's due to a condition called … [Read more...] about Why Are My Cats Eyes Watering? What Can I Use to Clean My Cats Eyes from Tear Stains?
A bit ago I decided to discuss the importance of refrigerating wet food that has been opened and making sure that wet food is not left out for extended periods of time. Well, I was actually shocked about how many e-mails I got shortly after asking me about if there's an amount of time dry food can be left out for. Sometimes it slips my mind how common open feeding is since we … [Read more...] about How Long Can You Leave Dry Cat Food Out? How Should You Store It?
As you probably already guessed, I'm obsessed with writing and talking about what foods animals can and can't eat. So it was only a matter of time that I was going to cover whether or not cats can eat Cashews. Short Answer Cashew nuts can be fed to your cat sparingly, but should not be fed as a regular treat. (The build of a Cashew Nut is: 44% fat, 30% carbohydrate, 18% … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Cashews or are they Toxic/Poisonous to them?