Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be hard to find a good fish tank that is suitable for your pets. This is even truer when you're trying to keep multiple fish in one tank. While you can house multiple Bettas in one large tank, an easier option can be to buy a tank with dividers. So, let's look at some of the most competitive tanks on the market and see if they're any … [Read more...] about Our Top And Bottom Multiple Betta Fish Tanks
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, I'm very important to know how big your animals are going to get, especially if they are animals that need to be caged or in tanks. While you may assume that the smaller the animal, the smaller the cage/enclosure needs to be, this isn't always true. For example for Betta Fish, you're going to want to make sure your tank is at least … [Read more...] about How Big Do Betta Fish Grow? How Do I Make Sure They Grow Larger?
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, There are a lot of pet care tips you can choose to follow to help spoil your pet, although it's important to be able to decipher which tips are absolute necessities are which are just nice to do. So? Is it an absolute necessity to give Chinchillas dust baths? Do they actually get dirty in their cage and dust the dust actually help or am I … [Read more...] about Do Chinchillas Need Dust Baths? Are They Necessary or Can I Skip Them?
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, It can be confusing when you see two of the same animals fighting, especially when they fight to the death. This can be very true of those who decide to keep Betta Fish. Why is it that betta fish have the nickname "fighter fish" and why is it that they will always fight to the death? Also, if they always fight to the death, how do they … [Read more...] about Why and How Do Betta Fish Fight?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, One of the first concerns my partner had when we took in Twitch, our dearly departed hamster, was "is she going to smell?" This is a huge concern for a lot of parents and potential hamster owners. For some reason, hamsters have a bad reputation for being stinky or smelly, so is there some way to give them a bath? Do they need dust baths … [Read more...] about Do Hamsters Need Baths?
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 oil 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 make a broth or stew out of the … [Read more...] about Can Cats Have Olive Oil? Is it safe? Is it Toxic?