Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10-21-2014

                              

Cat vocalizations: What's on their mind?

                               this article courtesy of petinsurance-101.com

Cats have a very impressive vocal range that includes purrs, hisses, meows, even chirps. According to French researchers, cat sounds cover more than 60 notes and over the millennia of domestication, many of these sounds have evolved to reach out to the pet parents. We need to know what our beloved feline is trying to tell us.
Because cats are highly evolved independent hunters, their need for communication in the wild can be limited. When required, a mother cat will purr or meow to her kittens,growl at predators, or attract mates with chirps. Domesticated cats possess a highly developed communication skill set and cat sounds play an important role here. Another neat piece of information for cat owners is that certain cat breeds are known to be more vocal than others. For example, Siamese cats are more "chatty" compared to the Persians. By the way, did you know that the cry of a cat in heat is called a caterwaul?
When we think of cat sounds, we instinctively consider the most famous association — meow. A cat meow with its different pitches and lengths is the definitive cat sound, closely followed by the purr. Both sounds are a part of our vocabulary in the form of analogies and expressions.
To read more here is the link: http://cattime.com/cat-vocalizations-pet-insurance-101.html



                               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!!

Thank you April Lundberg for the catnip, cat toys, magic erasers and pet odor eliminator!
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Thank you Kelly Torske for the litter, dry cat food, revolution, clavamox and fel-o-vax!
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Thank you Jerome Lewis for the cat food!


Thank you Jessica Langevin for the cat food and fortiflora!
Thank you Joanne Stoudt for the scratch and rest!
Thank you Joe for the cat food and activated carbon!
Thank you Laura for the cat food!
Thank you Linda Carden for the chocolate bar!
Thank you Michelle DeWitt for the drinkwell filter and fountain!
Thank you Rachael for the pet piller!
Thank you Shaun Skelton for the car food!
Thank you Tom Palmer for the fortiflora!
Thank you Unknown for the post-it note pads, 5x8 note pads, fortiflora and activated carbon!



Thank you Unknown for the rainbow cat toy!
Thank you Valerie Varley for the cat food!



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) 


Thank you so much to all of our wonderful ebay sellers that share so generously with the cats




Another great ebay auction being shared with the cats by a very kind person! We are so blessed to have so many generous people!





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Saturday, October 18, 2014

10-18-2014




10 Litter Box Tips, Part 1

10 Litter Box Tips, Part 1
Jackson took the time to write about the issues that cats and people have with litter boxes.  He has a lot of valuable stuff to share! His 10 Tips on Litter Boxes will be split into two separate blog posts.  Here’s Part 1.
In my experience of visiting the homes of frustrated, had-it-up-to-here cat guardians over the past 15 years, I can tell you that there are there are actually two ends to the problem, so to speak; your cat’s problem, and your problem.

Your Cat’s Problem

Your cat can be experiencing physical dis-ease which makes the litter box a decidedly unfriendly place. He or she could also be reacting to environmental stress/anxiety, which can include problems with other cats or dogs, children, feral cats outside threatening their territorial security, etc. Of course I’m painting the problem with a large brush, but you get the idea.

Your Problem

Then there’s your problem. You hate pee and poop around the house, naturally; but you also hate litter boxes. You can’t stand the idea of multiple boxes, don’t want to look at them in your main living space, resent the constant scooping and, perhaps, you just don’t want to be reminded that your animal companions are actually praised for relieving themselves in the most sanctified of places, your home.

Ten Litter Box Tips

With this in mind, the following tips are just that – tips. There is a deeper commitment to actually sharing space, that must happen before problems are solved. Remember, if your cat’s litter box habits aren’t exactly stellar, he is raising a red flag, trying to tell you that all is definitely not right in his world. And it’s your job, as the human who loves him, to make things right.

Put on your cat detective hat and let’s think outside the box (and wish for inside)!
Please read further on this link:

http://jacksongalaxy.com/2014/09/27/10-litter-box-tips-part-1/?utm_source=jg&utm_medium=fb&utm_term=20141018&utm_campaign=10-litter-box-tips-part-1









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

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 Andrew Beggs for the drinkwell fountain and activated carbon!
Thank you Erin Morris for the cat toy!
Thank you Gayle Blackham cat food and miracle cleaner!
Thank Jennifer Bertetto for the fan!
Thank you Jessica Merchant for the Fortiflora!
Thank you Linda Carden for the candy!
Thank you Lindsay Anton for the toys and treats!



Thank you Robert Fandozzi for the litter!
Thank you Shannon Briscoe for the pet piller!
Thank you Shelly Taylor for the cat toys, cat food and miracle cleaner!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the pet piller!
Thank you Zach Gaul for the cat food!







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) 






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/




Tumbling Kittens w/ Pumpkins Figurine Set of 3 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

10/17/2014

Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!


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 unnamed for the twist and shout mop!
Thank you Andrew Beggs for the drinkwell filter and carcoal!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the pill poppers!
Thank you Hilary Beattie for the crinkle toys!
Thank you Matteo Beltrandi for the toys!
Thank you unnamed for the shark beds!


Thank you Richard Ayala for the cat litter!
Thank you Shirley Kelly for the paper towels,  toilet paper, floor cleaners, toys, lysol wipes, laundry crystals, urine cleaner, filter charcoal and trashbags!
Thank you Carey Rich for the cleaner!
Thank you Cheryl Johnson for the toy and cube!
Thank you Johnna Kolemba for the floor cleaner and food!
Thank you unnamed for the foods!




Product  Review

We have gotten the new Twist and shout mop.  Usually I run like heck from "seen on TV" products but this one is actually good.  :)  It has over 1000 reviews on Amazon at 4 1/2 stars.
We have found that it does a great job of wet moping the "special room".  Has a bucket with a wringer so you can mix up what ever cleaner you want to clean with.   It has a spinner to wring out your mop head so you never have to touch the water.  The mop head comes off to put in the washer.  It does a great job cleaning the floors!





You can also use it dry like a swifter for getting cob webs up high, etc because it is micro fiber.  It will replace your swiffer and save you money because you do not have to keep buy swiffer sheets.   Check it out,  read the reviews,  I think you will like it.    Here is the direct link:  





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) 





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/

Here is a link for a beautiful porcelain cat,  would make a beautiful Christmas present!:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AVON-PORCELAIN-CAT-FIGURINES-WHITE-PERSIAN-BOX-/271632486767?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10-15-2014

                Exercising with Your Cat: A How-To Guide                           
           
Do you worry that your indoor cat is not getting enough exercise? While it is true that cats have the evolutionary advantage of a high metabolism that works even as they lounge around (see lions in the wild), they do still need some physical activity to keep them from a sedentary life of sloth and eventual obesity.
 
Unlike dogs, cats cannot be hitched to the end of a leash and taken for a stroll around the neighborhood -- well, some can, but they need to be trained from kitten-hood. It may take a little imagination, along with some trial and error, but you can find ways to encourage your cat to be more active. 

Why Should Your Cat Exercise?


Activity is good for our pets. Activities help maintain a healthy body weight and keep the muscles toned and strong, and keep the mind alert and active as well. Exercise is also fun and can offer us opportunities to bond with our pets. There are many ways to get your cat more involved in play, and they don’t take much time, money, or effort on your part.
 
Depending on your cat’s age, weight, temperament, and interests, you may be able to set up an area where your cat can romp around and climb. Cat trees and scratching posts are ideal for this kind of activity. If you are handy with tools, you can build your own cat jungle gym, or you can find one at your local pet supply store or online. If your cat is reluctant, you may need to get more involved in the festivities.

How Much Time Should Your Cat Exercise?


You should try to spend about 10-15 minutes a few times each day engaging your cat in some form of activity. Young cats and kittens will usually take the initiative in engaging you in play, or they will find their own entertainment. Young cats tend to be easily amused and will probably want to continue to play long after you have tired of the game.
 
Older and overweight cats are a little tougher to engage. They usually don’t have the endurance or interest in extended playtime, but will still benefit from short activities throughout the day. If you have one of the latter, begin with a few minutes at a time, a few times a day. Once you have found something that engages your cat’s interest, try different versions of that activity, gradually increasing the time you spend playing.





                                                                      Pixie running on the wheel


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Another great ebay auction being shared with the cats by a very kind person! We are so blessed to have so many generous people!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenox-Crystal-Cat-Butterfly-/171492726531?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0
You may check out more auctions at: http://givingworks.ebay.com/charity-auctions/charity/blind-cat-rescue-sanctuary-inc/17471/ Please Like & Share
 
 
 
 





















 
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10/14/2014

            How Should I Choose a Vet?


Most people like to choose a vet or pet clinic that is close to their home. Not only does this make it more convenient, but it is also important to have a vet or animal hospital nearby should your cat experience a medical emergency. Most cats don't like to be confined for a car ride, so a shorter trip to the vet is less stressful for your feline friends.
If you are choosing a vet for the first time, word of mouth is probably the best way to get started. Ask your pet-owning friends, relatives and neighbors if they can recommend a local vet that they've used. If you don't know anyone in the area, a groomer or animal shelter professional should be able to give you some tips. If you contact a veterinary school, they will be able to provide you with a list of vets in your area.
Veterinary care should be a routine part of your cat's life. It's always best to see a vet for a routine examination or vaccines first, so if you have to come in for a serious pet illness or emergency, you'll know that you have a medical professional with whom you feel comfortable. Finding a vet who relates well to the human owner is just as important as finding one who works well with your pet. During a medical event, the pet owner is often just as nervous and upset (if not more) than the cat.
If you can't afford a veterinary clinic, there are sometimes more economical options through a local pet shelter or animal rescue group. With costs for pet medical care increasing, there are many different types of pet insurance available now too.
Web searches can be helpful to help determine the best veterinary option for your pets.Catster.com has local recommendations that you can search through to find someone suitable in your area.
Veterinary medicine is a highly-specialized field. Veterinarians have to complete the same number of years in medical school as human physicians and the competition to get into a top veterinary college is extremely intense in North America. Top vet schools in the U.S. include the University of California at Davis and Cornell. Some veterinarians are board certified in particular areas of medicine, such as cardiology or ophthalmology. They have studied an additional two to four years to get this specialized degree.
Veterinary offices may be small, single-doctor operations or very large animal clinics. Services will vary according to size. Many of the larger operations offer boarding facilities as well as pet grooming in addition to medical care.

What are some details I should look for when choosing a vet?

  • Is the facility clean and comfortable?
  • Are the technicians and front office and other clinic employees friendly and professional?
  • How many veterinarians are available at the clinic? Are you able to choose one as your permanent vet so that you can see the same individual each time you come in?
  • You should be able to see the degrees and credentials of your veterinarian posted on the walls of the clinic.
  • Are tests such as blood work, X-Rays, and ultrasound done on the premises, or farmed out to other clinics?
  • Are services such as grooming, nail clipping and dental cleaning available?
  • Ask to visit the kennel area. If your pet has to spend the night, you want to make sure the cages are clean and odor free. Cat cages are usually separated from dogs to minimize stress for the animals.
Most veterinarians and animal clinics are open during regular office hours from Monday through Saturday. Some larger clinics are open on Sundays too. Most are not available after hours. It is important to ask your vet for the name, location and telephone number of the nearest 24-hour animal emergency clinic. If a medical emergency occurs for your pet in the middle of the night, you will not want to waste valuable time hunting for an open clinic.
While not essential, you might want to see if your vet hospital includes an "office cat." These are usually placid, friendly adult cats that live at the clinic and serve as emissaries and greeters. They usually sleep on the front desk, and are wonderful for calming nervous owners while they spend time in the waiting room. A front office cat conveys friendliness and good will to the customers and gives worried trembling dogs something to think about other than their pending examination!

               Thank you so much for the gifts from our Amazon Wish List!

Amazon never gives us your contact info so we can personally thank you,
Please know how grateful we are to you for your generosity!!

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Unknown thank you for the cat toys and cat food!
Unknown thank you for the cat toys and play cube!


Unknown thank you for the cozy tent w/crinkle pad and colorful spring toys!
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Unknown thank you for the drinkwell fountain filter!
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