Sunday, November 15, 2015

Indoor Siberian ONLY , Means Indoor Siberian Only!

Please remember when adding a Kender Siberian you are in part agreeing that your kitty shall NEVER be permitted outside.  That doesnt mean once, twice or when it "seems" ok - it is NOT EVER ok. 

Blue Buffalo Cat Treats Recalled

Please note we have previously warned about problems in the Blue Buffalo brand of pet foods, cat food specifically - we DO NOT at any time recommend this brand of food or treats.

Brandon Kane    November 09, 2015 at 11:58AM /
Blue Buffalo Company, a Wilton, CT based pet food manufacturer, has issued a recall for select bags of “Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats” that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.

The product is packaged in 2 oz. plastic stand up pouches. The products involved in this recall include:

Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 –
Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.
Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 –
Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.

No other Blue Buffalo products are currently affected by this recall.

According to a FDA press release, cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst.

The affected product was distributed nationwide in the U.S. and Canada through pet specialty stores and e-commerce.

The FDA tested the product in response to a single consumer complaint and found propylene glycol in one bag of Blue Buffalo cat treats in the impacted lot.

If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has the above symptoms, consult a veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased the product being recalled may also return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information about the cat treat recall contact Blue Buffalo at: 888-667-1508 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday and the weekend of November 7, 2015 or by email at

Cat Dehydration - Good To Know

Just sharing an article for informational purposes ....

Dehydration occurs when there is an excessive loss of fluid from the cat’s body. It is not just water that is lost, but also electrolytes like sodium, potassium and chloride, which are important for normal body function.

Dehydration is usually a symptom of another disease -- one which makes the disease that much worse. Rehydration (replacing water and electrolytes) thus becomes an important part of many treatment plans.

What to Watch For

The classic sign for dehydration is skin tenting. If you take a pinch of skin over the cat's shoulders and pull up gently, the skin should snap back into place when released. As the cat gets more dehydrated, the skin goes back in place more and more slowly. If the pinch of skin stays up (the "tent"), it is a sign of severe dehydration. The cat should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

Other signs that may be noted include:

  • Dry, tacky gums
  • Listlessness
  • Refusal to eat
  • Symptoms related to the underlying health problem

Primary Cause

Inadequate water intake or excessive water loss results in dehydration. Vomiting, diarrhea, fever, trauma, heatstroke, diabetes, and other illnesses can all lead to dehydration.

Immediate Care

Since most cases of dehydration are the result of another problem, that issue should be attended to directly. If the cat is able to drink, put him in a cool, quiet place with fresh cool water. Cats can be encouraged to drink by using a water fountain for cats, putting juice from canned tuna or salmon in the water, or using a meat flavored water and electrolyte supplement available at some pet stores.

If you are familiar with the technique of giving fluids subcutaneously (under the skin) and have the right supplies, you can give your average adult cat up to 300 ml of lactated ringers solution under the skin. Do not do this in burn or trauma cases. If you are unsure about the correct type of fluid to use or or the amount which to give, contact your veterinarian.

Veterinary Care

Your cat’s history, skin tenting, and dry, tacky gums are the parameters first used by your veterinarian to determine dehydration. Blood tests may be done to confirm dehydration in some cases. Your vet will also do such tests as necessary to determine what medical problem may have led to dehydration.


Depending on the cause and the severity of the dehydration, your veterinarian may give fluids under the skin, which only takes a few minutes, or hospitalize your cat and give fluids intravenously for 1 to 2 days. Your veterinarian will also start treatment for the underlying problem that caused your cat to become dehydrated.

Other Causes

Dissatisfaction with the water or the water bowl may keep your cat from drinking. Accidental confinement in a place with no access to water can also eventually result in dehydration.


Make sure your cat has easy access to plenty of fresh water. Some cats have a preference for running water. Therefore, investing in a water fountain designed for cats may be worthwhile. Some cats have sensitive whiskers and will prefer to drink from a wide, relatively shallow bowl that doesn’t rub his whiskers.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Senior sharing

I guess I havent shared pictures of our beloved Zoya. She is over 10 years old , these pictures taken just 2 months ago. She is retired/spayed and living as queen of the house.   She is PKD scanned negative, PKD1 Negative PK Def Negative and HCM scanned clear at 9 years of age.  She is behind many of our cats even today.

And while Chanon can make almost any cat sit up and dance and sing - Zoya was having "none" of his shenanigans.

Vet Visit,

Just sharing a few photos from our Vet's Office. We have used this vet for over a decade even though her office is almost 200 miles away from us.  So sometimes we take 3 or 4 in at a time just to make it a one trip instead of alot of trips ! LOL

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Continuing Commitment

In our continuing commitment to our Siberian health and longevity - we are pleased to announce that CFA Ch Kender's Frozen Heart is HCM clear at this time.  She , her brother , both their parents and all 4 (meaning both sets of) grandparents have been scanned HCM clear

We would like to thank her owner Debbie C. in California for taking her to the UCDavis clinic on our behalf and helping us to keep our lines currently scanned, and our families informed.  Elsa lives the life of luxury and retirement with her family.