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.