Thursday, October 30, 2014

10-30-2014

     Keeping your pets safe on Halloween

By DogTime

Meadow wishing you all a safe Halloween!


Halloween just isn't Halloween without trick-or-treaters, bags full of candy, and glowing jack-o'-lanterns, but to your pet these holiday essentials can be downright frightful —even fatal.

By taking a few precautions, you can ensure a happy Halloween for everyone in the family, pets included. (And if you have a pooch that wants to dress up for the occasion, don't miss our favorite dog costumes.)


  • Chocolate is hazardous to dogs, so be sure to keep the candy bowl out of reach. If your pet discovers the bowl, he's likely to consume a large quantity of chocolate since it's all sitting in one easily accessible place. Candy wrappers and foils can be also be hazardous if swallowed, as intestinal blockage may occur. If you discover your dog has devoured the candy bowl contents, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (1-888-426-4435).
  • Keep pets safely inside, rather than out in the yard. The noise and commotion from trick-or-treaters might spook your pet, and there is always the risk that pranksters may release your pet from the yard. This is especially important for black cats, as they are often specifically targeted for torment or abuse on Halloween.
  • The constant ringing of the doorbell may overly excite or frighten your pet, and the frequent opening of the door provides him with the opportunity to escape. It's a good idea to keep your dog contained in an area where he can't easily make a run for it. (Keep ID tags on him, just in case.) This also keeps your pet safely away from trick-or-treaters, who he may not react kindly to out of fear.
  • Lit pumpkins and wagging tails do not go hand in hand. Keep pumpkins out of reach to prevent burns and fires (not to mention smashed pumpkins). If consumed in large quantities, pumpkins can cause stomach issues and intestinal blockage.
  • If you have a dog who's dressing up this year, make sure he is comfortable in his costume. He may look cute in it, but remember that he's a living animal, not a dress-up doll, and any restriction of movement or breathing is a bad sign. Check to make sure there are no loose parts that could get caught and strangle him, and that there is nothing on the costume he can try to eat. Don't leave your dog unsupervised while he has his costume on.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10-29-2014

Product review on the pet fusion cat scratcher

Pro's
  1. The cats really love to lay on them.
  2. Great as a scratcher.
  3. Easy to move so you can clean around and under.
  4. Great for the cats to lounge on during the day.
  5. Can flip over when one side looks really used.

Con's
  1. Down side can be expensive if they are rough on scratching.
  2. Can be messy from the cardboard coming off from extensive scratching.              
Simba relaxing on the fusion!


 Snicker chillin' out on the fusion!

Treasure all comfy on the fusion!

Candy trying to sleep on the fusion!

As you can see the cats really love these Karma Pet Fusions, they give it a paws up A+. Hahah

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/28/2014

Black cats: Halloween hazards, motivating myths





Black cats have never had it easy. In some cultures — and for many individuals — they represent bad luck or misfortune. Like black dogs, they're often overlooked at shelters and rescues in favor of lighter colored, "more photogenic" types.

And perhaps most disturbingly, black cats are sometimes targeted around Halloween for teasing and abuse — or worse.
This Halloween, keep your cat inside. In fact, we advise taking this a step further: Keep him or her confined to a single room or area of the house. Freakish costumes (or even just a pointy witch's hat or scary goblin mask) could send your cat fleeing through an open door. Don't risk your animals' safety or their life.
In the meantime, celebrate! Ignore the warnings about black cats crossing your path and enjoy the myths, legends, and straight-up facts we at CatTime are happy to expose and perpetuate:
  • Scottish lore maintains that a black cat's appearance at your home leads to great wealth.
  • In ancient Egypt, black cats were so revered that killing one was deemed a capital offense.
  • The Bombay cat — the blackest of the black cats — was developed in Louisville, Kentucky in the late 50s.
  • In England, giving a black cat to a bride is thought to bring her good luck.
  • To fishermen, black cats ensure a safe journey home.
Happy, safe Halloween to you and all your furry friends...


                                            Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!         
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Amazon never gives us your contact info,  they often do not give us packing slips.  Please forgive us for not personally contacting you and thanking you.    We are so grateful to you for your support!!

This is from several days!

Thank you Ashley for the cat toys!
Thank you Casey Luke for the cat toy and cat food!
Thank you Christine Piwowarski for the fortiflora!
Thank you Crystal Holman for the cat toy!
Thank you Crystal Rymel for the pet piller!
Thank you David Faulkner for the cat food!
Thank you Denise Carpenter for the cat food, cat toys, miracle cleaner and suture removal kit!
Thank you Diana Thibeau for the trash bags and cat food!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the cat cave!
Thank you Hazel Jaske for the scratch and rest, cat food and cat toys!

Buddy laying in the scratch and rest!


Thank you Jacob Boehner for the fortiflora!
Thank you Linda Carden for the purex enhancer!
Thank you Linda Waters for the cat toys and dishwashing liquid!
Thank you Lucy Powers for the fortiflora and cat food!
Thank you Melisande Manning for the cat food!
Thank you Mrs Roberts for the cat food!
Thank you Nancy Gibson for the Cat food!
Thank you Nichole Driscoll for the cat food!
Thank you Sharon El-Saadi for the detergent and dryer sheets!
Thank you Shufen Wang for the strawberry pet bed!

Sandy and Mickey happy in their new beds!
Thank you Suzanne Coholic for the cat food!
Thank you Suzanne Reichert for the miracle cleaner and cat food!
Thank you The Michaels for the catnip socks!
Thank you Unknown for the brush and scratch!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food and cat toys!
Thank you Unknown for the floor fan!
Thank you Unknown for the foriflora!
Thank you Unknown for the hello kitty beds!

Checker brushing himself!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the liquid softner and enhancer!
Thank you Wendy Lolli for the fortiflora!

Snicker relaxing in his car bed!

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful ebay sellers that share so generously with the cats their auctions!  You may find them at  http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/







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Friday, October 24, 2014

10-24-2014

Cat nutrition

                                                           Olivia and Molly eating dinner.


Cat food has come a long way, baby. The choices used to be limited to kibble or canned. Now cat owners can find foods that are labeled “natural,” “organic” or “human-grade.” They can feed commercial raw diets that have undergone AAFCO feeding trials and find recipes for homemade foods that are complete and balanced for cats. What’s best for your cat, and what should you look for in a food?

Obligate carnivores

The first thing to know is that cats are obligate carnivores. That means they must have meat in their diet to survive and thrive. Read the label on the bag or can of food. If at least the first two ingredients aren’t a named meat — say, chicken or beef, as opposed to the generic “meat” — keep looking. The words “meat by-products,” “by-product meal” and “meat and bone meal” indicate cheap meat substitutes that tend to be poorer quality protein sources for your cat.
Watch for labeling hype and marketing tricks. Take a label that says “Fresh beef is our number-one ingredient.” That turns out not to mean much if you know that fresh beef is 60 percent water. Take the water out and that knocks the beef down to the number five or number six ingredient on the label. If the first ingredient is beef or chicken followed by several by-products, you can bet that by-products make up the majority of the food.

Natural vs. organic vs. human grade

What about the natural, organic or human-grade foods? Those terms don’t necessarily mean what you think. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration does not have an official definition for “natural.” Typically, all it means is that a food does not contain any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
The FDA also doesn’t have any rules about the use of the word “organic” on pet food labels. That means cat foods that are labeled organic may or may not actually contain ingredients that were organically grown or raised.
“Human grade” or “human quality” ingredients? Same deal. Those terms are not defined in either pet food or human food regulations. Technically, only foods that are produced in USDA-inspected plants for human foods qualify as “human grade” and only a few pet food companies can honestly make that claim.
When in doubt, call the company and ask what it means by those terms. Every pet food label must have contact information for the manufacturer. One who is truly proud of its food and ingredients will be happy to answer your questions.

AAFCO feeding trials

Beyond the ingredient list, check to make sure a food’s nutritional adequacy has been validated by feeding trials. Look for a statement that says something like “This diet is complete and balanced for adult cats based on AAFCO feeding trials.” This means the food was actually fed to cats for at least six months and that the majority of cats that ate it did well on it.
Canned or dry? A little of each is a good compromise. Canned food increases the amount of water your cat takes in and contains lots of the protein he needs in his diet. Dry food is convenient and less expensive, and putting it in a food puzzle is a great way to feed and exercise your cat at the same time.
The best test of a food is how your cat looks and acts. If he’s happy and healthy with a shiny coat, bright eyes and good breath, then the diet you’re feeding is doing its job.


                            Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!         
                              http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14VUTQST8F5XH

                                            Peanut found a comfy place to sleep on a box!
Amazon never gives us your contact info,  they often do not give us packing slips.  Please forgive us for not personally contacting you and thanking you.    We are so grateful to you for your support!!
Thank you Hilary Beattie for the cat toys and scratch!
Thank you Jeannine Caudill for the fel-o-vaccine!
Thank you Jim for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Melisande Manning for the trash bags, fortiflora, floor cleaner and cat food!

    Sock relaxing in the scratch and rest!


Thank you Ralph Clark for the lysol scent powder, fresh step litter!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the fortiflora!
Unknown thank you for the ink cartridges!


Thank you so much to all of our wonderful ebay sellers that share so generously with the cats their auctions!  You may find them at  http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/





One vote every 24 hours.



Come and buy a raffle ticket today and you might win one of our many prizes!


Do you walk or run?  The Droid app is finally ready.  If you pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity,  every time you walk/run  they will donate to the cats!  (Just remember to hit start, I forgot this morning LOL)