Tuesday, November 4, 2014

11/04/2014

               Holiday safety for your cat

Watching a kitten climb the stem of a Christmas tree is undeniably adorable, but beware, danger lurks as well. The Holiday Season is fraught with peril for curious kitties that are easily overlooked in the commotion and rush, but a few simple precautions will help to ensure your cats’ safety.
Christmas trees 
Christmas trees attract cats like magnets attract metal. Unfortunately, the Christmas tree harbors several dangers for inquisitive cats and the potential for a big mess and electrical hazard if the cat knocks it down. The safest of all solutions is not to have a tree or to put the tree in a room to which the cat does not have access. The next best step is to take precautions. 
Trees should be made secure with a heavy base and guy-wires. Do not let the cat chew on the electrical wires, either by covering the wires or spraying on a bittering agent.
Cats also do not mix well with breakable decorations, so avoid hanging crystal and other fragile materials from the lower branches. The same goes for any that could be swallowed. Valuable or cherished decorations should not be put on the tree at all.
Tinsel is another no-no for cat-loving households. A cat could easily swallow tinsel and suffer blocked intestines. Pine needles and preservatives or aspirin in the tree’s water can harm a cat as well, so needles should be swept up regularly and access to the water prevented.
Ribbons and bows
Ribbons on packages also call kitty’s name and present another danger for the digestive system. Since your cats are likely to play with presents under the tree, leave off the ribbon or keep the gifts in the closet. Put the ribbon away after wrapping gifts and clean it up after opening gifts.
Noxious plants
Some plants traditionally enjoyed during the holidays are poisonous to cats. Those plants include, to varying degrees, mistletoe, holly, lilies, poinsettia and paperwhites. These plants should be kept out of kitty’s reach or better yet, out of the house altogether.
Table food
Just as with Thanksgiving, cats should not eat table scraps from your holiday meal. Some foods like onions or chocolate will make them sick or could even kill them. Cats who are not accustomed to table scraps can get sick just from the change from the norm. It’s best to stick with your cat’s normal diet and feeding routine to avoid upset stomachs.
Candles
More than one cat whisker or paw has been singed over the years when a cat decides to inspect a candle up close. A flickering tail can also easily find its way into the flame of a candle or knock it down, potentially creating a fire hazard and a waxy mess. If you light candles, either keep the cat out of the room or watch her very carefully.
The good news: free gifts!
Cats love boxes and crinkled paper and can have a blast “helping” to open presents and then playing with the wrappings (but not the ribbon). Keep your camera on hand!


                                    Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!     



Chester and Domino claiming the gifts and boxes!

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This is from several days!


Hermes enjoying the scratch and rest!

Thank you Andrea Balcom for the lotion!
Thank you Anthony O'Dell for the cat litter!
Thank you Arthur Carlin for the pet piller!
Thank you Christa Kendall for the cat toys!
Thank you Elizabeth Dickman for the cat toys!
Thank you Ellen Power for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you Eric Shulze for the cat toy and laundry detergent!
Thank you Jack Myers for the turtle bed!
Thank you Jean Dubuque for the magic eraser and cat food!
Thank you John Massart for the strawberry pet bed house!


Fred in the play cube!

Thank you Kathryn Chow for the cat toy and cat food!
Thank you Kristin Snyder for the fortiflora and play cube!
Thank you Leslie Czarnecki for the activated carbon, cat toys, pet piller, litter and fortiflora!
Thank you Lindi Lagman for the cat toys!
Thank you Lisa Fisher for the scratch and rest and cat toys!
Thank you Lynda Orchard for the cat food!
Thank you Marlene Schmidt for the cat toys, trash bags, laundry detergent, scratch & rest, litter and bath tissue!
Thank you Mary Poulos for the cat toys and pet piller!
Thank you Melanie Green for the cat toy!
Thank you Parvin Faridian for the cat toys, cat food and litter!

Buddy chillin' out!
Thank you Paula Gorrell for the cat toys, litter and cat treats !
Thank you Rebecca Barbour for the cat food!
Thank you Robert Benbenek for the fortiflora!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the cat toys!
Thank you Unknown for the fortiflora!
Thank you Unknown for the hello kitty beds!
Thank you Unknown for the scratch & rest, pet stain & odor eliminator, bath tissue and laundry enhancer!
Thank you Unknown for the shark bed!
Thank you Yun Chen for the cat food!

Earnest love the shark bed!


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Get your BCR Christmas shirt today  Would make a great Christmas present and helps us spay/neuter 500 homeless cats  
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