Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Product For Your Litter Box - The Purr-ifier!

We found this really neat product to help you with your litter box!  It's called the Purr-ifier.  We met the makers of this wonderful product recently - and wanted to share it with you!

First - let me say , they are made in the USA. They are not outsourced to another country - so right there, that got my attention.  Second, a portion of every sale goes back to  the Wounded Warrior Project.

Now to the product. Its lightweight, compact, easy to install, can be used on ANY existing litter box with a hood  and very VERY affordable!

Many people and their families come to Siberian's hoping to be able to live with a kitty due to allergies. Well here is a super awesome way to help with that life style even more!  By using a product such as this, even the dust from the litter will be contained , thereby helping to contain the potential for the spread of allergens!

Now this does in NO WAY  clean your box for you. You must still clean  and scoop your box on a regular basis.  BUT what is CAN do, is make the odor more tolerable if you have a small contained area or in a moist humid climate or if you have more than 1 box in the home.  Or if you just want to be sure when you have family and friends over to have the most positive experience you can without the oh so lovely (not) kitty remains odor.

Please VISIT their website http://www.purr-ifier.com/Purr-ifier.html

Watch their informational/instructional video , and be sure to get one (or 2) for your home today!

Great Gift Idea for that cat person that has everything !

The Purr-ifier has been selected to be placed into the "Swag Bags" at the
2014 Golden Globes!

Are you ever embarrassed by litter box odor?

It doesn't matter what brand of litter you use, your litter box still emits a foul odor into your home. Now you can control your litter box odor in a matter of seconds with the Purr-ifier Odor Control Filtration System.

The unit fits onto your EXISTING covered litter box. You do NOT need to buy an expensive litter box.

See this beautiful home at http://www.vrbo.com/235233  

The Purr-ifier Odor Control Filtration System has a patent pending and is like nothing else available on the market today.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Feeding - BRIEFLY

Ok - folks this is just a brief very brief, did I mention brief overview of HOW to feed your cat.  I found this article and it covers the bases pretty well - if you have questions about your specific situation , please drop me an email of get ahold of me on FB.

This information is from  catinfo.org - written by L. Pierson DVM

Every living creature is “fine” until outward signs of a disease process are exhibited. That may sound like a very obvious and basic statement but if you think about it……
Every cat with a blocked urinary tract was “fine” until they started to strain to urinate and either died from a ruptured bladder or had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency catheterization.
Every cat on the Feline Diabetes Message Board was “fine” until their owners started to recognize the signs of diabetes.
Every cat with an inflamed bladder (cystitis) was “fine” until they ended up in pain, passing blood in their urine, and missing their litter box.
Every cat was "fine" until the feeding of species-inappropriate, hyperallergenic ingredients caught up with him and he started to show signs of food intolerance/IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).
Every cat was "fine" until that kidney or bladder stone got big enough to cause clinical signs.
Every cancer patient was “fine” until their tumor grew large enough or spread far enough so that clinical signs were observed by the patient.
The point is that diseases 'brew' long before being noticed by the living being.
This is why the statement “but my cat is healthy/fine on dry food” means very little to me because I believe in preventative nutrition - not locking the barn door after the horse is gone.  I don’t want to end up saying “oops……I guess he is not so fine now!!" when a patient presents to me with a medical problem that could have been avoided if he would have been feed a species-appropriate diet to begin with.
Of course, in order to be on board with the preventative nutrition argument, a person has to understand the following facts:
1) All urinary tract systems are much healthier with an appropriate amount of water flowing through them.
2) Carbohydrates can wreak havoc on cats' blood sugar/insulin balance.
3) Cats inherently have a low thirst drive and need to consume water *with* their food.  (A cat's normal prey is ~70 - 75% water - not the very low 5-10% found in dry food.)
4) Cats are strict carnivores which means they are designed to get their protein from meat/organs – not plants.

Cats are obligate (strict) carnivores and are very different from dogs in their nutritional needs. What does it mean to be an ‘obligate carnivore’?  It means that your cat was built by Mother Nature to get her nutritional needs met by the consumption of a large amount of animal-based proteins (meat/organs) and derives much less nutritional support from plant-based proteins (grains/vegetables). It means that cats lack specific metabolic (enzymatic) pathways and cannot utilize plant proteins as efficiently as animal proteins.
It is very important to remember that not all proteins are created equal.
Proteins derived from animal tissues have a complete amino acid profile.  (Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.  Think of them as pieces of a puzzle.)  Plant-based proteins do not contain the full complement (puzzle pieces) of the critical amino acids required by an obligate carnivore.  The quality and composition of a protein (are all of the puzzle pieces present?) is also referred to as its biological value
Humans and dogs can take the pieces of the puzzle in the plant protein and, from those, make the missing pieces.  Cats cannot do this.  This is why humans and dogs can live on a vegetarian diet but cats cannot.  (Note that I do not recommend vegetarian diets for dogs.)
Taurine is one of the most important nutrients present in meat but it is missing from plants.  Taurine deficiency will cause blindness and heart problems in cats.
The protein in dry food, which is often heavily plant-based, is not equal in quality to the protein in canned food, which is meat-based.  The protein in dry food, therefore, earns a lower biological value score.
Because plant proteins are cheaper than meat proteins, pet food companies will have a higher profit margin when using corn, wheat, soy, rice, etc.

Please note this article s much more complete   - and more informed.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Remember folks - cats are FOREVER. Not until you change your mind, change your furniture, or don't follow a breeders introduction instructions. If YOU fail , then take responsibility.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Timeline Note!

Dear Friends , please take note - for anyone who is reserving a cat or kitten. Just like at Halloween time, we do not let ANY animal go to their new homes during the immediate time of Christmas - this year that mean from Saturday Dec. 21 , thru Saturday, December 28th. Please understand we feel this policy is for the best interest of our kitties

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Great Meeting

Well, I think today;s meet and greet was awesome. We had a couple of "old friends" come by Diane & Bea - yeah.. always great to never loose that connection.  And got re-aquanted with a super nice family we have met a couple of times. And they got to pick up their kitty, then made a quick decision to take home one of the retired adults - in Gus! a 2 fer!  Then we met 2 new ladies  Kate who is now the happy proud momma of Ivan (see picture below) and Susan who is here visiting and just stopped by to say Hi! 

Diane playing with her new little girl

 Kate  & Ivan, they really hit it off right away. I am so thrilled!
 Susan checking out Spot, or is hat Spot checking out Susan! This is her first introduction to Siberians.

 And Patricia and part of her family, coming to pick up their little boy (the brown tabby & white) and spending some awesome quality time playing with the pair of babies.
Boy in motion!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Retired Kitty Meet & Allergy Testing.

Howdy all - we are having an "official" retired kitty meet up - on Sunday @ 1pm.  If you are local to AZ , Phoenix area and are interested in one of our retired adults - we will have them available for you to pet and get to know! Currently we have 3 neutered , young adult males all under the age of 3 years.  We will also have 1 adult female , who just turned 3, available to become introduced to. 

Also - ALLERGIES. This this the time. If you are looking to test for allergies , let us know. This is a wonderful opportunity.  Drop us an email.  And we hope to see several of you this Sunday (11/17)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Updates of Kender Kitties

We have a few more wonderful updates from our friends and kitty families.

First picture , middle kitty is Odin - who lives with my niece Katy and her hubby. He is a silver tabby who has grown to be quite the handsome fellow!

Next we have an amazing picture of 3 Kender kitties all sharing - or rather HOGGING the bed of the families youngest daughter This family Bethany & Steve actually have a total of 4 kitties from us, but I am told the patched tabby girl, moments before taking the picture rudely booted #4 off the bed! ha ha ha

Then we got this wonderful  Face Book messege the other day from Karen. telling us how special her solid black boy she rec'd from us. This is the very first time she has owned a kitty. I think we have another convert!

So I just had a total hysterectomy on Tuesday. I came home from the hospital on Wednesday. Sirius Black has not left my side. He is so adorable. I only had to show him once not to crawl on my belly. I have basically been in bed, other than to go to the restroom, since I came home and he has snuggled with me the entire time with the exception of going to eat. I just thought I would share with you how sweet one of your "babies" is and remind you how much he is loved. I never could have imagined I would fall so in love with him. I can't even remember what our lives were like before him. He is such an important part of our family.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Deli Upidate

Just got this quick update on one of our rehomed adults - awesome!

Hi Alice,
    I hope you're well :) Deli has settled in to her Las Cruces existence.  She has the run of the house, sleeps with me every night (and wakes me up with kisses) and acts like the perfect hostess when I have guests.  She's a total sweetheart, and I can't imagine my life without her now!

Rachel K.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Kender on the East coast.. well in Florida!

And to make our weekend , just perfect after a great Phx CFA show - we got news from our east coast friend Brenda K , of Night Music Siberians  had a great weekend out in CFA with a young blue and white boy she rec'd from us. He made a total of 4 finals over the course of the weekend including 2 all breed finals and 2 specialty finals. There were over 50 kittens in competition, so we are tickled he did so well!

She sent us a couple of videos taken just with her phone, but we loved them! I hope you will enjoy!

Phx CFA Show

WE would like to thank all the people who came out and visited with us at this past Saturday's 1 day CFA Show , locally here in Phx. Vivian , Diane R. , Betty W.,  Patty W and Family , and a few others I know I have forgotten.  It is so great to meet some of you for the first time after our conversations either via email or on FB , or re-acquaint with friends. And to have Debra B who co-owns a couple of kitties with us come out and show and Sharon S. of Tzigane Siberians come out and show her boy (bred by us) as well.  It was a great day all the way around.

First - Lucian. aka Kender's Lucian of Tzigane did awesome making several finals, coming home with 85 grand points. This boy is the epitome of gentleman and lover.

Next came Gus. The big 'ole goofy boy Gus. He is such a ham. He made a wonderful showing - coming home as a new  Grand Premier. WOW! In only 3 shows total too! Amazing for such a young boy at 9/10 months of age

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Paw Project

Please folks - watch this - be aware.  The Paw Project 

As you know - we DO NOT under ANY circumstances permit declawing of our kitties. If we find you to be in violation of this part of our CONTRACT - we WILL take the kitty back.  It is in every single contract we make , and applies to every single kitty we place without exception.  It is CRUEL, It is INHUMANE, it is devastating to the cat , changing how they walk, balance, what they feel, how they jump, how they eat how they lay and causing nerve damage.  It affects every single moment of that animal for the rest of its life!

Good Talk on Why You Dont Declaw 

We are here, if you are having a problem with your kitty - inappropriately scratching - contact us!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Know The Facts.

More true today than EVER - know the FACTS!  http://celestelaurent.com/?p=3613

5 Shocking facts about the Humane Society of the United States

You know the commercials with the sad music and the close ups of malnourished kittens and emaciated puppies?
The one that asks you to give just $19 each month to help these poor animals in your area?
The Humane Society of the United States has been running commercials that tug on the heartstrings of animal loving Americans for years.
Some of you might have even called that 1-800 number and pledged your support with only the best of intentions.
If so, I am truly sorry to inform you that your money did not help those kittens and puppies.
Your money didn’t help run an animal shelter, it didn’t help rescued pets find homes and it most certainly did not end up in your community.
Your donation funded a lobbying group of animal rights extremists.
Shocked? Confused? Angry?
Brace yourself then, because it gets worse.

Here are 5 facts that will shock you about the Humane Society of the United States.

1. HSUS is NOT affiliated with any animal shelter

Don’t let the name “Humane Society” fool you, the Humane Society of the United States does not own or operate a single animal shelter.
HSUS is not affiliated with any animal shelters. They aren’t a distribution center for donations to animal shelters.
They use this imagery and continue the confusion surrounding the name “Humane Society” to trick people who want to help shelter animals and have no interest in animal rights extremism into supporting their cause.

2. Only 0.45% of HSUS’ operating budget goes to pet shelters

Less than half of a percent. That’s nothing!
What’s worse? The 2008 total operating budget of the HSUS was $99,664,400!
So to put it all in perspective: if you fell for those television ads asking for $19 each month you would be donating $228 per year.
Of that year’s donations, only $1.03 would actually go to an animal shelter.

3. HSUS opposes eating meat

No matter how it was raised, harvested or cooked, the folks at HSUS are against your right to eat meat. (And my right as a farmer to produce it, for that matter).
Though their spokespeople won’t always admit to it, the evidence is pretty clear.
HSUS created and distributes a “Guide to Vegetarian Eating.” The only food that HSUS endorses is “Tofurky,” a tofu product that is meant to imitate the taste and texture of turkey.
When top HSUS executives eat on expense accounts, they aren’t allowed to order meat.
Not that this is a problem for top exec’s at HSUS, since Wayne Pacelle took over the organization he’s filled those spots with only vegans, most of whom have long careers of anti-meat activism under their belts.

4. HSUS cashes in on natural disasters

After Hurricane Katrina, HSUS raised $34 million dollars that they said would help reunite lost pets with their owners.
When little of that money ended up back in Louisiana, the state’s attorney general launched an 18 month investigation into the HSUS money trail.
When the investigation was announced, so was HSUS’ plan to donate $600,000 toward an animal shelter being built at a state prison.
Coincidence? Not hardly!
In 2009, Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV did an expose about HSUS’ Katrina related donations. According to their report, only $7 million of the $34 million collected actually ended up helping animals in the hurricane stricken area.
Since Katrina, HSUS hasn’t changed their ways at all.
After both the tsunami in Japan and the hurricane in Haiti, HSUS released new commercials saying their “rescue workers” are in desperate need of financial support.
If so little of the funds HSUS raised for Katrina actually helped animals in the disaster area, how much less will end up helping these animals in overseas disasters?

5. HSUS works with convicted dogfighter Michael Vick

Let me start by saying that in my opinion, Michael Vick has no business being around, let alone owning an animal.
You would think a professional athlete turned animal abuser would be HSUS Public Enemy Number 1.
Not the case.
In 2009, the Philadelphia Eagles gave HSUS $50,000 to bring their “End Dogfighting Campaign” to Philadelphia.
Who was the keynote speaker? Michael Vick.
Confused? Me too!
While still in prison, Vick met with HSUS President Wayne Pacelle and agreed to work with the group to help keep kids from getting involved in dogfighting.
According to HSUS, they’re “rehabilitating Vick.”
Ironic, considering that HSUS launched a fundraising campaign the day after Vick’s arrest to “care for the dogs seized in the Michael Vick case” but then admitted to the New York Times that they didn’t have custody of Vick’s dogs and that they couldn’t be rehabilitated.
HSUS, a group that claims that all animals deserve the same rights as people, recommended that all of Vick’s dogs be euthanized by federal authorities.
Other animal groups insisted that Vick’s dogs could be rehabilitated. In fact, the Best Friends Animal Society sued both HSUS and PETA for recommending that the dogs be euthanized. Today, BFAS is one of the groups rehabilitating 22 of the dogs.
HSUS is still cashing in on Vick’s celebrity status. Vick speaks at HSUS sponsored events, even going so far as to auction off his press conference notes.
Pacelle is even trying to convince people that Vick should be allowed to have a dog again, saying,
“I have been around him a lot, and feel confident that he would do a good job as a pet owner.”

Shocked? I was too.

When I first learned that this is what HSUS does with their donations, I was outraged.
I made it my mission to share the truth about HSUS with farmers, pet owners and animal lovers everywhere.
Today, we have a great resource for keeping tabs on HSUS called Humane Watch.
Operated through the Center for Consumer Freedom, Humane Watch exposes the truth about HSUS using public records and compiling information in a way the average person doesn’t have time to do.
Give them a “like” on facebook or a follow on twitter to keep up with their latest finds.
Most importantly, don’t waste your money on the political agenda of HSUS, donate to your LOCAL pet shelters!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blue Buffalo Foods - NOT What they are cracked up to be!

This is an article I found on another list and I am re-posting it here . However once i reposted this to my fB group - I have already heard from 1 person having a similar experience!!!!!!!!
 I'm sharing this for the person posting regarding her cat not urinating in the litter box.

This is what we're seeing weekly thanks to blue buffalo foods. This is a feline urine sample, loaded with crystals, but we are also seeing crystals and stones in dogs (typically struvite in nature).

We've been in touch with the company for months about this problem and it still hasn't come up on their radar as something to address. This includes a few cats that have come into my personal rescue, as well as cats from friends and family. They simply refuse to see that there's a common trend. >>>>>> The name of hte original poster is

Sami Mieir and she is a rescuer with DFW Purebred Cat Rescue.
I'm sharing this for the person posting regarding her cat not urinating in the litter box. 

This is what we're seeing weekly thanks to blue buffalo foods. This is a feline urine sample, loaded with crystals, but we are also seeing crystals and stones in dogs (typically struvite in nature). 

We've been in touch with the company for months about this problem and it still hasn't come up on their radar as something to address. This includes a few cats that have come into my personal rescue, as well as cats from friends and family. They simply refuse to see that there's a common trend.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sheldon's A Star

Just got this from Jackie - Sheldon's owner. As a bit of a reminder, Sheldon is the first Siberian in Hong Kong to be exhibited/shown . Yesterday , a magazine did a photo shoot of this handsome fellow. ANd here's her note to me.

The photo shooting and the interview took us two hours to finish them...The staff there were addicted to this happy fellow in the first sight. Besides, Sheldon did EXCELLENT in the photo shooting! He was not frightened by any strangers or the annoying sound produced by a power drill upstairs. His EQ is out of my imagination. He is just a FABULOUS and GREAT cat I have ever had. I really want to give you a big hug to thank you by giving me such a fascinating opening in having Sheldon. I LOVE YOU X X X

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Declaw Issue

Its no issue. DO NOT DO IT. Period.

imagine if you will - taking a child of approx 12  to 15 years of age, taking him to a hospital - and removing all of the tips of his fingers - all the first bones and joint , then gluing the remaining tips  back together - all the while the child is completely awake and aware - just unable to move flee or defend himself.

Now imagine that same child - going out to a restaurant and being told - you have to use table manners fork , knife spoon , or writing your schoolwork or even wiping his own bottom.

How is that child likely to behave - how is that procedure likely to affect him for the remainder of his life. And the trauma of watching it all happen , knowing the very people he loves and trusts who are supposed to be caring for him, paid to have this done

Well folks - that is EXACTLY the same procedure a cat goes through when they are declawed between the ages of 6 months and 1 yr. Is it any wonder such an animal might have behavioral issues or house soiling issues..........

Please know - my contract specifically states - no cat/kitten is EVER to be declawed. Not now , not later, not EVER!,

Friday, August 30, 2013

1 Handsome Boy Available to Reserve

Born 7/15 this handsome lad is available to reserve. A super sweet brown tabby and white boy - full of spunk and fun.  email us today to reserve this boy.  at the siberian cat @ yahoo.com
He will come home only after he is NEUTERED,and AFTER 14 weeks of age with his pedigree, his CFA blue slip, food starter, vitamin starter and toys.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is an actual picture of my cars internal temperature at 3pm today .  This heat will KILL ANY LIVING creature left in it.  Do NOT leave your DOG, your CAT, your Kid - NOTHING in your vehicle - please!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Video of Sheldon Going Best Kitten

Short video clip of Sheldon (Judos Heavy Metal) going BEST KITTEN in Bob Zenda's ring in Hong Kong just days after arriving. I have to say Jackei did an amazing job of grooming/presenting him. Keep Up The Good Work! 

This boy is co-bred by us, grew up here in Kender's home - and is out of our CFA Grand Champion Kender's Surprsie Voyager (silver mac) and our CFA Grand Champion Kender's Don't Call Me Nymphadora (brown mac & white)

He is PKD1 Neg, PK Neg, Felv/FIV free and will be HCM scanned as he ages a bit more.

The very first Siberian in Hong Kong, the very first Siberian exhibited in Hong Kong.


Judo's Heavy Metal of Kender (Bob Zenda's Ring) (3rd Aug 13)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sheldon's Very Exciting Update !

Well - Sheldon finally made his trip to Hong Kong. He is the very first Siberian cat to be exhibited in Hong Kong. His new owners are ecstatic.  He had an eventful trip, even missing a connecting flight but arrived in plenty of time to WOW everyone. We couldn't be more pleased with this Siberian Kitty Ambassador .
first picture in his new home!

making new friends

riding home from that horribly long flight

He has a wonderful new family who took him to his very first Hong Kong Cat Show. a 1 day 4 ring CFA show. He is still in the kitten class. Sheldon brought home 2 finals - including a BEST KITTEN!

We look forward to a long and successful show career for this boy! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Blue Kittens Video

Here's a couple of brief video's of the 2 blue tabby & white babies - born 5/15 top one is the male bottom one is hte female. Sorry about the soundtrack in the background we were watching Disney's Hocus Pocus.

Remember both are still available to reserve. $450 deposit applied to the total, balance due prior to shipping or at delivery if local.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Blue Crew 1 Update

This litter born 5/16 These 2 are available to reserve 1 Male 1 Female. are left. 
This is the super pretty girl

This is the boy what an intense look

The Male is on the left 
and the girl is on the right in these 2 photos

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pretty Pretty

We just received our National Awards from CFA today. Thank you to our friends at Judo & Featherland catteries for helping pick this up and  our friends at Softraxx for bringing them home!  The first picture is of RW GC Kender's Toujour's Pur , 2nd Best of Breed in CFA for 2012-2013

The next set of pictures is our youngest son getting his National Award as well. we'd like to thank Royal Canin for helping sponsor this program and award. Our youngest was 3rd Best in CFA in his age group in Junior Showmanship.


Thought we would share some pictures of our handsome young man Sheldon - Judo's Heavy Metal of Kender.  He will be leaving us shortly for an exciting adventure but SHHHHHHHHHHHH...... Its a secret.

 PKD1 Neg, PK Neg
 Not really sure who is playing, our son or Sheldon!

Well okay , now I am sure, Sheldon is playing!

New Testing

We here at Kender have always tried to be pro active in the health of our cats. We feed a meat based diet - not grain.  We use filtered, but not distilled water.  We use enrichment toys (other than 2 young boys running around the house) such as scratching tubes, posts, tunnels, puzzle's, DVD's , and of course good ole human interaction on a daily basis.  But more than that we test our kitties. when you see an ad for a cat - any cat, what does it say? Felv/FIV free? Okay that's good  that's a start - but that is ONLY a start. That is NOT the do all and end all.   Every cat who comes from a showing cattery , or a purposeful bred situation darn well better be Felv/FIV free! That's just common sense!   But there are other things as well. Some of the testing that can be done and should be done is HCM Ultrasound on cats over a year of age - and then DONE AGAIN on a regular basis until they are over 5 (some vets prefer 7) years of age! ANY cat can get HCM. It is not breed or gender specific. But it can be scanned for and if found, that animal can and should be eliminated from your gene pool.

Another test you can do through a simple cheek swab is for PKD1 . Now in theory no Siberian cat should EVER test positive for this form of the disease PKD. Why you ask? Simple - PKD1 is completely a dominant gene found in Persians and their respective offshoot breeds - Exotics, British Shorthairs and even some American Shorthairs, and some Scottish Folds (http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/pckd1.php) So Yes we do test for it.  It gives our kitten families peace of mind - and it gives the other breeders we work with peace of mind as well. And while your specific kitten might NOT be tested for it - be assured their parents have been.

A relatively new test to the scene is for PK ( Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency). Just available since 2012.   Simply put this is an inherited anemia.  38 individual breeds were researched and the Siberian along with 10 other unrelated breeds, were found to carry it. So now we test. Its just that simple - we are slowly going thru our cattery and testing each individual cat we are using in breeding, or those we are placing into breeding situations.  And so far to date - every single cat we have tested , has tested 
N/N no copies of PK deficiency, cat is normal - 

We hope when deciding whom to purchase a kitten from - you ask these simple questions
  1. Are the parents registered AND titled?
  2. What kind of environment do these kittens come from and have they been properly socialized?
3. What vaccines and preventatives have these kittens received?
4. What kind of testing has been done on the parents and can we see proof?

No animal is perfect. YES every single animal will get sick at some point in time. These are NOT cookie cutter's. But my job, is to know my breed, know my cats and do the best I can.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Bit of Flea Knowledge

As many of you know, with summer often times comes the pests.  Here are a few suggestions on how best to deal with them whether you have 1 pet or many.

Products we use and recommend are:
 1) Dawn Dish Soap - yep that's right good ole Dawn. Completely safe and non toxic Dawn is used for a variety of reasons including safely ridding wildlife of grease/grime and oil after oil spills! Fleas dont stand a chance.  Follow this link  for how to bath your pet http://www.wikihow.com/Kill-Fleas-With-Dawn-Dishsoap

2) Program by Novartis - is an over the counter medication you can get in either tablet or liquid. WONDERFUL stuff. most cats I have found readily eat it when mixed into a moist/canned food or even raw meat. http://www.program.novartis.us/cats/inject-qa.htm   The absolutely MOST interesting thing about this product is that it has a wonderful side affect to prevent and cure RINGWORM! So for those cats or catteries with this problem - I would HIGHLY recommend giving this a try. It is relatively inexpensive (compared to all the caustic dips, shaving etc)

3)Revolution by Pfizer - is a prescription medication you can get a written script from your vet and then order it from online (much cheaper) This is an amazing product as well and one we use here in our own cattery regualrly. It not only prevents fleas, flea eggs but ticks, heartworm and several types of internal parasites as well as ear mites! It is wonderful!  https://www.revolution4cats.com/default.aspx

 But dont forget, if you already HAVE fleas treating the pets in the house is only 1/2 the solution! Here's a good article by  Texas A&Mhttps://insects.tamu.edu/extension/publications/epubs/e-433.cfm
Many people recommend Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth and if you only have a few of the pests might be a good enough solution. But all bedding , carpets and even human things such as OUR bedding, couches etc must all be considered and treated.

Shiny Litter

This amazing litter is - well - amazing! Born 6/30 , there are 3 babies in this litter 1 blue & white boy , 1 blue & white girl and 1 brown mac and white boy.

Look at all that WHITE! NO we do not have solid white Siberians - we do not believe a solid white Siberian is correct to the breed even though they are an accepted color.

we have tentatively named this boy Kender's Butterfly Kisses - to us it looks like he has angel wings on his shoulders and a heart on his butt!

And this special boy is the brown tabby and white guy - but from this angle/picture it is amazingly hard to tell

And here they are just 10 days old!

Peek  A Boo! I see you!

All 3 of their pretty little faces

Guess what - this boy already has a home waiting for him  One of our Kender families is making room and adding one more, once he gets old enough to be neutered We couldn't be more thrilled - Congratulations Diane!