Tuesday, August 25, 2015

08/25/2015

She Transforms A Tree Into A Classy Cat Playground


by Elyse Wanshel


As a pet owner, I know firsthand that pet supplies and tasteful interior design don’t always, well, go together…
Take for example the litter box. Sure, our feline friends need them — but they’re not exactly a pleasant thing to have around the house. Same goes for yucky crates and messy dishes.
Yet, thanks to some very crafty folks out there, icky pet care products can sometimes double as beautiful decor and useful furniture! Examples of this include a beautiful dresser that disguises a litter box and food and laundry rooms that fulfill all of a dog’s needs.
This project, by Imgur user sliphur, is one of these gorgeous feats. When she needed to cut down a tree in her yard that was preventing others from growing, she decided to use this landscaping debris to make something her pets that would love to use — and she would love to look at!
And I have to admit, looking at these gorgeous photos, she definitely accomplished that goal!
This is the tree she started with. After she chopped down the tree, she trimmed the branches and plucked the leaves. She also got some “strange looks from neighbors, wondering why I was cutting down a tree... then awkwardly dragging it into my back yard.”

This is the tree she started with. After she chopped down the tree, she trimmed the branches and plucked the leaves. She also got some “strange looks from neighbors, wondering why I was cutting down a tree... then awkwardly dragging it into my back yard.”

Now she had to think about her limb selection. She wanted the branches to resemble “a spiral staircase.”

Now she had to think about her limb selection. She wanted the branches to resemble “a spiral staircase.”

“Finally an excuse to use my circle jig!” she wrote. “I doubled up two circles for the base to give it more weight and stability.”

“Finally an excuse to use my circle jig!” she wrote. “I doubled up two circles for the base to give it more weight and stability.”

Then she glued and screwed everything together and attached the base with some lag screws.

Then she glued and screwed everything together and attached the base with some lag screws.

Once it was assembled, she did a final trim of the branches.

Once it was assembled, she did a final trim of the branches.
To read more  on the finishing piece please visit: http://cat-tree.littlethings.com/cut-down-tree-cat-toy-diy/


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Snicker loves the tents and especially the paper from the boxes!



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Saturday, August 22, 2015

08/22/2015

Pet Health Alert: Urinary Blockage in Cats can be Life Threatening

by ASCPA

Pet Health Alert: Urinary Blockage in Cats can be Life Threatening
Toby, an eight-year-old male tabby, had never had any medical issues until he suddenly became blocked, or unable to urinate, one day last month.
“He was going to his litter box constantly,” said Carlos B. of the Bronx, who adopted Toby as a kitten. “Back and forth, back and forth—and his personality seemed to change.”
So Carlos and his girlfriend, Julie, brought Toby to the ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH), where he was diagnosed with Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS), or urinary blockage, by Dr. Maren Krafchik.
Most cats affected by FUS are in the one- to eight-year range, like Toby. Common symptoms include:
  • Straining to urinate
  • Frequent small urinations
  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful urination
  • Inappropriate urination (somewhere other than the litter box)
  • Straining without urination (urinary obstruction) 
  • Crying, restlessness, or hiding because of discomfort
  • Loss of  appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
“Urinary blockage is a life-threatening emergency,” says Dr. Krafchik.  “Potassium levels (as well as kidney toxins) rise in the bloodstream and can cause death in a cat.”
A urinary catheter was placed to unblock Toby’s urethra and allow urine to drain from Toby’s bladder, and he received intravenous fluids and pain medication. The urinary catheter was removed a few days later, and Toby was sent home. Unfortunately, this condition can reoccur, and Toby returned to the Hospital three weeks later with another urinary obstruction. “He went back to his old symptoms,” Carlos said. 
Given Toby’s history of chronic straining and urinary problems, ASPCA veterinarians recommended a Perineal Urethrostomy (PU). This is a surgical procedure in which the external penis/urethral tissue is incised and sutured open in order to permanently widen the urethral opening. This surgery, commonly performed at AAH, helps decrease the chance of future bladder obstruction.
“Male cats are susceptible to developing obstructions of the urethra because their urethral diameter is so small,” says Dr. Krafchik. 
As of earlier this month, AAH has performed catheterization procedures for urinary blockage on 163 cats, and 37 PU surgeries—an average of almost one procedure per day in 2015.
“Many people think their pets are misbehaving by urinating outside of the litter box,” says Dr. Krafchik.  “The reality is that there can be an underlying reason for the behavior such as bladder inflammation, crystals, stones, or less likely, infection.”
Carlos reports that since Toby’s PU procedure, he is back to his old self. “He is really happy, very friendly, and playful, which we missed so much,” Carlos says. “He's eating and his bodily functions are back to normal.”

To read more please visit: https://www.aspca.org/blog/pet-health-alert-urinary-blockage-cats-can-be-life-threatening


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Thank you Nicola Cummins for the litter scoops!
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Thank you Matthew Jarowski for the cat food!
Thank you Steve Dean for the fan!
Smudge loves boxes!

Thank you Janice Schindler for the cat food & litter scoops!
Thank you John Suhre for the cat food!
Thank you Beate Beate for the fortiflora!
Thank you Karen Schmoutz for the fortiflora!
Thank you Unnamed for the cat food, toys, litter and outdoor fogger!

Mickey loves the box as well!




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We are buying them from http://www.yuckos.com/pet_oxygen_masks.htmand have already written them the check for $12,499 to purchase them.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

08/21/2015

Adorable Cat Exercises With Human In A Hilarious Way

by Anna Halkidis

It’s no secret that our pets want to be involved in almost everything that we do.
Whether it’s just lounging around the house, taking a stroll outside, or participating in our favorite hobby, our pets usually want to be right by our side doing it with us.
I mean, who could forget about the dog who does yoga with his owner? It’s pretty incredible to watch them in action.
What happens in the video below is just a little more proof of the incredible bond between humans and pets. It’s also a little bit more unbelievable to watch what this pair does.
The short clip shows a man doing some pole dancing exercises along with a feline. It might be hard to believe, but the adorable little cat has some pole dancing techniques of his own. He’s probably a lot better than most! Just wait till you see his little moves.
“My sweet snow bengal doing pole dancing with my brother… I was so surprised,” the cat’s owner, Jeannine Wilkerling, wrote on YouTube. “Hope you like it.”



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Rusty enjoying the food!



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500,000 pets DIE EVERY YEAR in house fires!http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/o2masks Many from smoke inhalation and could have been saved had the fire department had the right equipment. We want to help our fire department save lives. 210 trucks each with a mask that could help save a pets life! Will you please help us and donate now? Your kindness will help save a life! Please share ‪#‎lovecats‬‪#‎cat‬
We are buying them from http://www.yuckos.com/pet_oxygen_masks.htmand have already written them the check for $12,499 to purchase them.




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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

08/18/2015






LOVE! #Bipetual Style!

BY JULIE E. H.

Keelo and Koda have a bond like no other. They even match! Watch as Koda uses Keelo like a giant toy…and Keelo really doesn’t mind much. What a great pair! Now, this is what love is all about!


Read more at http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/adorable-kitten-dog/#oKhddGhHvTw2itsd.99



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Thank you Michelle Roisum for the food!
Thank you Marie Didiot for the food and scratch and rest!
Thank you Leslie Konermann for the foods and litter scoop!
Thank you Hazel Jaske for all the food and peroxide!

Boone looking around for treats!

Thank you Margaret Hodgkins for the shark cleaner!
Thank you unnamed for the peroxide!
Thank you unnamed for the food from chewy.com
Thank you Nancy Howlett for the peroxide cleaner, towels and scratcher!

Tori loves to help out with boxes!

Thank you unnamed for the foods!
Thank you Rosana Datti for the kuranda!
Thank you Judy Bertrand-Tyler for the foods!
Thank you Duane for the Amazon Gift Card!

Natalie loves to play in the boxes!

Thank you unnamed for the betadine, toys and scratch and rests!
Thank you Malori Miller for the toys, scratch and rest and food,  Happy Birthday Cinder!
Thank you Renee Helmer for the foods!
Thank you Margaret Hodgkins for all bowls, Betadine and scoops!

Sheila loves to lay in the boxes!

Thank you Scott Davis for the food!
Thank you Davis Mabry for the freshstep!
Thank you Morgan Hudson for the freshstep!
Thank you Gayle Blackham for the food!

Boots loves to lay on the scratch and rest!

Thank you Sandra Reynolds for the gift card and donation!
Thank you Carolyn Denning for the foods!
Thank you Lisa Mikula for the food!
Thank you Hazel Jaske for the toys and peroxide!

Chester claims these boxes!

Thank you Camillia Alwan for the fortiflora!
Thank you unnamed for the steam mop covers!
Thank you Herb Giacchina for the foods!
Thank you Rosemary Brooks for the litter!

Colonel loves to lay on the korandas!

Thank you Davis Mabry for the freshstep!
Thank you Morgan Hudson for the freshstep!
Thank you Nancy Howlett for the clorox cleanup, lysol cleanup

Liza loves to lay in the comfy beds!

Thank you Robin Meyer for the cat food!
Thank you Victor Sosa for the fortiflora!
Thank you Tracey Timmons-Mcentee for the fortiflora!
Thank you Unnamed for the scoopers & fortiflora!

Fred loves boxes!



Star(FeLV positive) is smiling in hopes that you will please take a minute and click for the kitties! 
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500,000 pets DIE EVERY YEAR in house fires!http://blindcatrescue.org/fundraise.htm?/o2masks Many from smoke inhalation and could have been saved had the fire department had the right equipment. We want to help our fire department save lives. 210 trucks each with a mask that could help save a pets life! Will you please help us and donate now? Your kindness will help save a life! Please share ‪#‎lovecats‬‪#‎cat‬
We are buying them from http://www.yuckos.com/pet_oxygen_masks.htmand have already written them the check for $12,499 to purchase them.





You can make your very own fundraiser and help the cats too!






Do you like to shop or sell on ebay!  With the fast click on the link
You can easily help the cats.  Here is some cute ebay auctions.




When you shop at Amazon,  if you log in from  http://smile.amazon.com
and pick Blind Cat Rescue as your charity.  They will make a donation
from their foundation to the cats!  It costs you nothing extra :)



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