Tag Archives: PETS


Can people infect pets with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

Can people infect pets with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)?

There is some evidence that cats, dogs, hamsters and ferrets are vulnerable to being infected with SARS-CoV-2 from close contact with infected people, although this does not seem common [1–2]. Therefore, we recommend some precautions to keep people, pets and the community safe [3]. The human-animal bond people share with their companion animals is very important and can provide much needed support, ... Readmore »

Can I leave my home to care for animals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Can I leave my home to care for animals during the COVID-19 pandemic?

It is your responsibility to protect the welfare of animals in your care at all times. You have a legal obligation to ensure animals in your care are provided with proper and sufficient food, water, shelter and veterinary treatment when necessary. It is an offence under law to abandon an animal. In all States and Territories, if you are well ... Readmore »

Stop Your Dog From Getting Into The Litterbox

Stop Your Dog From Getting Into The Litterbox

Recently someone wrote in an #AskKatya question and asked the following about her new rescue dog: “My adopted dog keeps getting into the cat litterbox! I live in an apartment so my box locations are limited. Are there any other tricks I can try?”  Well, unfortunately it’s not that unusual for a pooch to want to get into a kitty ... Readmore »

CatTime Review Does Oxyfresh Pet Deodorizer Stop Litter Box Stink

Recently, I was sent a new pet deodorizer to try out, by a company called Oxyfresh. Their Pet Deodorizer promises that, within 60 seconds, it “completely neutralizes bad odors.” Oxyfresh also claims you can spray the product directly onto your cat, although that just seems like a silly idea to me. I do not appreciate someone attempting to spray cologne on me ... Readmore »

Hope For Paws Saves Kittens Thrown In Dumpster Like Trash

Hope For Paws Saves Kittens Thrown In Dumpster Like Trash

Hope For Paws was contacted regarding three kittens that were tossed inside of a dumpster next to a business. If the rescuers wanted to save the kittens, they’d have to get to the business location before the end of the work day. The following day, a lid was going to be placed on the bin and the contents crushed. Rescuers Lisa ... Readmore »

CatTime Review The FurEater Is A Must-Have Solution For Pet Owners In Shedding Season

I have two Chihuahua mixes and one large Calico cat all living in the same modest two-bedroom apartment. Despite vacuuming regularly and giving the animals dry baths and brush sessions, tiny white hairs have made their way into every nook and cranny of my apartment. For me, finding fur everywhere has become the norm. So when the folks over at FurEater offered to send their ... Readmore »

Cat Litter: Which Type Should You Get For Your Cat?

Cat Litter Which Type Should You Get For Your Cat

One unavoidable fact of cat adoption is that your beloved feline is going to poop. A lot. You’ve probably already prepared by stocking up on the essentials, including a litter box. But once you’ve picked up a litter box for your cat, what’s the best type of litter to fill it with? Let’s dig into the pros and cons of the most ... Readmore »

Using Taste Deterrents for Your Pet

Using Taste Deterrents for Your Pet

Taste deterrents are substances designed to taste bad to dogs. They can be bitter or spicy hot. Some commonly used deterrents are Grannick’s Bitter Apple® Spray or Gel, Veterinarian’s Best® Bitter Cherry Spray, Yuk-2e Anti-Lick Gel, Bitter YUCK!® No Chew Spray and Chew Guard® Spray. Similar to people, dogs have taste buds for sweet, salty, sour and bitter, and they ... Readmore »

Play It Safe and Be Polite: Dog Park Rules You Should Never Break

Play It Safe and Be Polite: Dog Park Rules You Should Never Break

We all know how the dog park works, right? Our dogs get to play with their canine buddies while we catch up with the other pet parents. It’s a fun, easy outing that everyone enjoys. But the dog park has some specific — and important — rules. Most dog parks have these rules posted at the entrance. But too many dog owners overlook ... Readmore »

Training Your Cat How to Keep Him Motivated

Training Your Cat? How to Keep Him Motivated

Does your cat seem unmotivated to pick up the desirable habits you’re attempting to teach him? Is he clinging to the bad habits you wish he’d give up? Well, you’re not alone: Changing a pet’s behavior isn’t easy. But with patience, consistency and the right plan it is possible to train your cat to do what you ask. A key concept of ... Readmore »