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?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, We were recently contacted by Meowfia in hopes of seeing what our kitties think about their cat beds. If you know our family well, you know we're not really a "cat bed" or "cat tree" type of home (since Beau prefers to sleep in our lap and Kalista loves running around like the crazy Calico that she is!) I will say, as soon as I saw these … [Read more...] about REVIEW: Meowfia Premium Cat Cave Beds
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, A lot of times it's hard to figure out what's the best diet for your pet, especially when you speak to customer representatives who do not have the knowledge or even own the pets. I found this especially true about fish. So, what do we do as pet owners? We take to the internet and do some research on what the best types of foods … [Read more...] about What Is a Betta Fish’s Natural Diet? What Is the Best Type of Food (Pellets, Freeze-Dried, Frozen or Raw)?
Every so often when I'm eating one of my cat's ears perks up. It doesn't matter if I'm opening a jar of peanut butter or opening a bag of nuts, my cats want to know what's happening the moment I'm doing anything! I can't say that my cats are usually interested in the foods that I'm eating after they've seen what I have. My mom's cat, on the otherhand is usually all over the … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Peanuts? Are They Safe or Toxic? What Happens If My Cat Eats Peanuts?
If you own small mammals you know that sometimes it's difficult to find them the right food. Pet stores cater so heavily to dogs and cats and sometimes it feels like our small friends get glossed over. I can't tell you the number of times I have gone to a pet store and they are all sold out of hamster food or chew toys. I used to live next to a store that required you to … [Read more...] about Can Hamsters Eat Guinea Pig Food? Is it As Healthy? Is it Safe?