Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11/11/2014



 
5 Holiday Plants That Pose a Danger to Cats
 
Learn which plants that bring festive color to your home also could bring sickness to your cat.


Plants are a great way to add some festive color and holiday cheer to your home. There's nothing like entering a house and being greeted with the warm, iconic fragrance of pine to get you into the mood for bright celebration.
Unless, of course, you've got a cat at home

Some of the plants we bring into our homes for the holidays can be deadly if consumed. And we know you're not planning on eating them, but you can't really tell your cat friend, "Hey, cat friend, don't eat that poinsettia unless you want to be really sick," because we still haven't figured out how to communicate directly with our feline friends. (Bummer, I know.)
We've put together a handy infographic of tips on plants to avoid and listed why they're potentially dangerous to cats and their health.

  1. Poinsettia: This red-leafed plant doesn't actually live up to all the hype -- it's actually only mildly toxic. However, even mild toxicity can be fatal when combined with other conditions. Better safe than sorry.
  2. Mistletoe: While the mistletoe may be a symbol of merry-making, it's toxic if swallowed -- but not as toxic as once believed. Again -- better safe than sorry!
  3. Holly: Holly berries may be the most attractive to cats, but the leaves, bark, and seeds are just as poisonous. The effect of holly on cats is similar to that of caffeine and chocolate.
  4. Amaryllis: Less common than the other plants on this list, amaryllis causes abdominal pain and convulsions, so keep an eye out for it!
  5. Pine needles: Probably the least of your concerns here, pine needles may cause harm if swallowed, puncturing intestines or stomach lining. The tree oils might irritate mucous membranes, but just keeping your tree area tidy should prevent any problems.
  6. Signs of poisoning may be:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Coma
  • Convulsions
  • Diarrhea
  • Drooling
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Labored breathing
  • Lethargy
  • Swollen limbs
  • Vomiting
If you suspect your cat may have been poisoned, please seek immediate medical attention.
Happiest holidays! Here's wishing you and your loved ones a bright and warm celebration!

To see the plants here is the link: http://www.catster.com/the-scoop/cat-health-tips-5-holiday-plants-danger-infographic


                                      Thank you for the gifts from our Amazon wish list!     
 
Please use Amazon smile when ordering!
 
Garfield waiting for boxes to be opened!
 
Amazon never gives us your contact info, they often do not give us packing slips or your names.  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!
 
Hermes taking a drink of water!
 
Thank you Andrea Gage for the fountain cleaning kit and cat toys!
Thank you Daniel Slazinik for the cat litter!
Thank you Diana Aird for the bathroom tissue and fountain cleaning kit!
Thank you Frances Turner-Yost for the cat food, pet fusion and cat toy!
Thank you Gary Taylor for the Amazon gift card!
Thank you H.R. Gallup for the cat food!
Thank you Jennifer Butler for the cat food!
Thank you Julie Zenel for the cash donation!
Thank you Karen Chow for the cat food and catnip!
Thank you Kellie Brown for the cat toys!

Autumn looking at the new scratcher!

Thank you Linda Carden for the bird food and band-aids!
Thank you Nghia Iam for the cat food!
Thank you Patricia de la Bretonne for the trash bags and cat food!
Thank you Paula Gorrell for the bathroom cleaner and splash scent powder!
Thank you Regis Idec for the cash donation!
Thank you Stephanie Jones for the fountain cleaning kit, pet fusion and dryer sheets!
Thank you Suzanne West for the cat food, pet orod cleaner and crystal laundry enhancer!
Thank you Terry Weidert for the Band-aids, cat food, activated carbon, floor cleaner and fortiflora!
Thank you Unknown for the cat food!
Thank you Unknown for the gain liquid!


Nina drinking a cool drink of water!

Thank you Unknown for the gain softener!
Thank you Unknown for the laminating pouches!
Thank you Unknown for the pet piller!
Thank you Unknown for the pet piller!
Thank you Unkown for litter, toys, pet bed and cleaning kits! (these items came with no packing slips)
Thank you Zoe Brown for the cat toy!

Major playing with the rainbow cat toy!
 
We now have a cafepress store where you can buy blind cat rescue products.
 
                           Jamie, Natasha and Serena are happy about the cafépress store!
 
 
 
 
 
Please visiting this link:

 
 
 
 
Hermes chillin' before tour!

 

 
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Skittles relaxing in her scratch Cube!
 

 

We only have 3 more days for raffle tickets hurry up and get yours today!
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Last day is the 13th of November!
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The blind cats ask will you please vote: NEW CONTEST, $1,000 prize. http://bit.ly/1CVGZzk Please click on Blind Cat Rescue and then click vote. One vote every 24 hours Don't forget to share Thank you for helping!!
 
 
 
Photo: Get your BCR Christmas shirt today :)  Would make a great Christmas present and helps us spay/neuter 500 homeless cats :) <3
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Get your BCR Christmas shirt today  Would make a great Christmas present and helps us spay/neuter 500 homeless cats  USA: https://www.booster.com/bcrshirt     
 International, order here: http://blindcatrescue.net/
Now available in Blue, Purple, Red, Green and Black!
 
 
Charity likes her hello kitty bed!
 
 
Coming Soon!!!!
We will start taking preorders for calendars around the middle of November and shipping on the 1st of December. They make great christmas gifts and what a great way to start the new year with one!


 
 
Don't forget we have our annual Christmas tree decorating fundraiser! It makes a great gift for someone who has everything!

 
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!
 
Snicker like his banana bed!
 
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