Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It should come as no surprise that we are the proud parents of a gorgeous Calico cat. When we were first adopting Miss Kalista we actually didn't know too much about Calicos (being that we didn't realize they commonly have a certain personality type and that a Calico's sibling may be coloured completely differently then them.) One fact that … [Read more...] about Are All Calico Cats Female or Can Male Cats Be Calicos?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Cats do odd things sometimes and one of the weirdest things Kalista does is bite us and lick us. It's a fairly common trait in cats, however, it's something none of our other cats have ever done. So why is it that she's doing it? What does it mean? As is with most things and cats, there's no straightforward answer. Cats can use one tactic … [Read more...] about Why Is It My Cat Bites Me Then Licks My Fingers?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, A while back I was really curious as to how high cats jump, but this week I've been more curious to see how high Chinchillas jump. Since Chinchillas are known to be jumpers (as they're native to mountain living) could these small creatures jump higher than our fine furry friends? Well, let's break it down and see! Short Answer The average … [Read more...] about How High Do Chinchillas Jump? Do They Jump Higher than Cats?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Sometimes it's a bit confusing to tell when fish sleep, especially because they have no eyelids! So, do Betta Fish sleep and if so, how do you know they're taking a nap? So Do Betta Fish Sleep? Absolutely, Bettas, as well as all other fish, definitely need sleep! When do Bettas sleep and when are they most active? Unlike a number of … [Read more...] about How Do Betta Fish Sleep?
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?