There comes a time in every pet parent's life where one of their cats gets themselves in a mess. Your cat knocks over a container of food that you were trying to put away, your cat comes back extremely dirty from being outside, your cat just underwent surgery and is currently... well... incontinent. While cats are usually extremely cleanly, making sure to clean … [Read more...] about Can You Use Human Shampoo on Cats? Is It Safe?
It can be scary when your betta fish stops eating especially if they are also acting lethargic. Betta fish are usually fairly active fish, although bettas do take short periods of time when they sleep, nap and rest, it is not normal for betta fish to lay at the bottom of the tank, especially not in the open where they feel exposed. While betta fish do love hiding … [Read more...] about Betta Fish Not Eating and Laying at Bottom? What’s Wrong & How to Help!
Whether you work for a shelter, recently adopted a cat, your cat has become an elder or your cat has developed a condition that causes them to lose a lot of weight, almost everyone has been in a situation where they have had to ask how they can make a frail or skinny cat gain weight. Weight control can feel like one of the most daunting tasks to take on, especially if … [Read more...] about How Do I Make My Cat Gain Weight? What Are the Best Foods?
Since adopting our youngest cat, Kalista, no cardboard box that enters our apartment is safe. For example, we've had a box of floorboards in our living room since we moved in and Kalista has chipped at the box slowly finally exposing what the planks look like. I swear, if we didn't open our packages immediately, she would open them for us like a kid on Christmas … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Chew Cardboard Boxes? Is it Normal?
It's no secret that our youngest, Kalista, is a big attention seeker. Although Kalista is not much of a cuddler or a cat who likes to be held, she does love lots of belly rubs and every so often wants... well no... demands to sit in your lap even if you're busy working. Throughout the day Kalista will follow me around the apartment, come into a room and headbutt me. and if I … [Read more...] about My Cat Wants Too Much Attention. Is That Normal? Is It Okay?
"Wouldn't it be amazing if cats could talk?" It's something my mom always says when she can't understand what her cat, Walker, is saying. I agree with my mom, it would be really cool if cats could talk to us in our native language! Though that being said, cats are actually fairly communicative in other ways and some of these ways become fairly obvious when we take the time to … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Growl? Is My Cat Angry? Does My Cat Hate Me?
Checking your cat regularly for abnormities or illness is a great habit to get in, especially so you can establish what is normal for them and what isn't. I know a few years back we found a lesion on our cat Beau and I'm confident in saying, we wouldn't have noticed it if we didn't check/pet Beau's fur daily. I specifically remember petting Beau and feeling a bump on … [Read more...] about Why Are My Cats Ears Hot? Is This an Emergency?
Back when I used to live with my parents I used to take our cat, Walker, out for walks fairly regularly. Well, I can't really call them walks since it was pretty much me taking Walker out on a harness and him lying in the grass. I wish I had videos, but my sister would be more than happy to confirm that Walker would take a bite of grass, lye down then moments later get up walk … [Read more...] about What Is Cat Grass? Is It Different Than Regular Grass?
I feel like keeping one fish often floodgates into the interest of keeping a couple, a colony or even a fully-balanced ecosystem. I know shortly after we adopted Blub I started researching ways of creating a balanced ecosystem with betta fish. My research originally lead me to discover the AquaFarm, which excited me because it felt like the first step towards becoming a … [Read more...] about Can Algae Eaters Live with Betta Fish? Which Are the Best for new Betta Fish Owners?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Our cat, Beau, has always been a sucker for attention, which is surprising since when we found him he was a stray. Within the first few weeks of getting to know Beau, I noticed that he loved belly rubs and would often begin to drool if we rubbed his stomach for long enough. At first, I wasn't very concerned about the drool, but when Beau … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Drool When I Pet Him? Should I Ever Worry About Drool?