I didn't grow up around many pets, so I had no concept of an animal overeating. For example, I thought that you could leave food out for your cats all day and your cats would portion control to make sure that they never ran out of food and starved later. But that's something I quickly learned wasn't true. I remember my sister telling me a story about … [Read more...] about How Often to Feed Betta Fish? Can I Overfeed A Betta Fish?
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?
Beau is a little bit of a rascal. You see he was a stray that my sister helped rescue from her backyard and he has become my best friend ever since. Beau is probably the best cat that I could ever ask for. He's always cuddly and never sleeps without me, and quite frankly I can't believe how much he likes to be held. Beau's such a great cat that he gets along … [Read more...] about Beau, Our Cat, Has Been a Naughty and Is Stealing Our Grease Tray (Cute Cat Story)
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?
Just over a year ago my partner and I decided to take the jump into adopting a second cat. Our first cat, Beau, had recently gone through a life-changing operation and we had moved into an apartment that actually allowed cats in it. We agreed that we were going to try to find a young female cat to make sure that Beau didn't feel threatened. Although what comes … [Read more...] about Happy 2nd Birthday to My Cat Kalista!