Halloween Safety Tips for your Cats

It’s a busy time for poison control centres. The Pet Poison Helpline sees a 12% increase in calls during the week of Halloween, mostly from pets ingesting candy or decorations. This week may be a fun feast for the senses for you but it’s a danger buffet for your cats and dogs. But there are many ways Read More …

Is Your Cat’s Weight Making Them Depressed?

How linked is a cat’s weight to their mood? If they’re not eating and losing weight, depression could be just one of many medical causes you should discuss with your vet, but I’m thinking of the typical “fat cat,” the Garfield-type we normally associate with self-indulgent, cuddly cats. If you saw 6 Steps to Help Your Read More …

How Much Should Your Cat Weigh?

Let’s get to the bad news right away. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) estimates that 58% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. That’s 55 million fat cats sprawled in the sun, sleeping on our sofas, and parked next to the food bowl increasing their chances of type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high Read More …

7 Must-Do’s After Adopting a Cat

Adopting a cat can be a stressful endeavour. Sometimes, people will immediately give them the run of the house, only to be surprised if they start peeing everywhere or attacking family members. These problems often lead to returning the cat to the shelter, which is what happened to poor Tribble after he “retaliated” against poor Read More …

6 Steps To Help Your Cats Get Along

So you followed all the steps in introducing them to each other but you still can’t get your cats to get along weeks, months, or even years later? Before I get to some solutions, let me tell you that it hasn’t been an easy road around here either. The History Shorty enjoyed Kodi’s aggressive antics as Read More …

10 Do’s & Don’ts of Cat Litter

Cat litter is a controversial topic. In 2012, 2.4 million tons of clay were mined in the US just for cat litter so that up to 96 million American kitties can drench it in pee and poop to dump a total of 4.5 million tons of waste back into the environment and landfills every year. Flushing the flushable kind causes plumbing problems and Read More …

Toxoplasmosis: Should You Worry?

If you have cats, you’ve probably heard of the dangers of contracting Toxoplasmosis, a potentially fatal disease, from our cats’ feces (read the 10 Do’s & Don’ts of Cat Litter). Is it really something to worry about, or is it just a sensational headline? Watch the video below and read on for more information. What is Read More …

Relationship Rescue: Don’t Buy Leather Furniture!

Let’s set the stage: You’ve got cats. They have claws. You don’t want to declaw them. You’re buying furniture with your spouse/partner/roommate (SPR). They want to get a leather couch. Let’s discuss. OK. Now, you know as well as I do what’s going to happen to that couch within minutes of bringing it home, whether it’s Read More …