Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Lovely Kitty Visit

We just came home from visiting our long time friend and kitty show helper Debra B.  She is such a sweet and dear lady.  And we are lucky enough to call her friend and Kender Kitty Mommy. 

She has 4 Kender kitties including CFA Grand Premier Kender's Zima . She helped us out by showing this boy to not only his Grand Premier title , but to a Regional win in CFA in the 2012-13 Show season. 
 
And from his photos its obvious he has never forgotten he is to be adored by all !  

 Next is Silver , his name makes it kind of obvious - while he was supposed to be the next up and coming star a few years ago - he had other plans. So couch potato for him it was !
 And next we have Kelt. Who was shown a few times got quite a few points but alas decided if his brother could stay home , then too should he be permitted to stay as well. 

And newest to her brood is lovely Ducky - now renamed Kender's Sparrow Hawk. In his first show as a baby kitten, picked up 3 finals and some really nice regional points so we will be furthering his show carrier for a while.



Saturday, June 17, 2017

More From Todays CFA Show

And a huge shout out to Debra B. who once again came out to not only support us but showed her new Kender Kitty Ducky - now renamed to Hawk - aka Kender's Sparrow Hawk. 

Debra has shown 1 of our kitties previously, Grand Premier Kender's Zima , to a regional win in premiers and looks on track to have Hawk have a positive show career as well. She did a great job of presenting him and he took 2 specialty finals and 1 allbreed final in his first baby show.
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Today's CFA Southwest Regional Cat Show

We had such a lovely day at today's Southwest Regional CFA show. And want to give a shout out and thank you to all those who came to spend a part of their day with us and our kitties. Kender Kitty family Patricia W with her lovely family, Kender Kitty Family Dan B and his partner Stephanie, and long time Kender Kitty family Sharon Shelton

Friday, June 16, 2017

Available Siberian Kittens

We have recently neutered both of these boys , and are making them available for their furrever homes

Both boys are super sweet, very affectionate , loving and just want to find the purrfect home or homes for them Elvis has even attended one show where we decided he was meant to be a home body , not a show kitty Elvis and Hunter are just he perfect pair.  Both are current on their Rabies so can "travel" if need be or you can meet us at a show.






Sunday, June 11, 2017

Canine Influenza in Cats - BEWARE

Please be Aware of this. while the dog community is being tragically traumatized by this up to and including even exhibitions/ shows being cancelled. We in the cat community must watch our kitties just as fervently. 

and quoted from the article - In March 2016, the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory announced that the H3N2 strain had infected a group of cats in the Midwest. Additionally, they reported that their findings suggested that the virus was replicating in cats and could spread from cat to cat.

And this - 
Cats infected with H3N2​ display signs of upper respiratory disease, including nasal discharge, congestion, malaise, lip smacking and excessive salivation.

Find the article in full here - https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Canine-Influenza-Backgrounder.aspx 

 

Happy Kender Siberians

Got this just today of Ivan , who is happily and lazily living with Gina & Greg. This is an awesome photo mosaic. Thank you !
 Dee had taken these photos of her Unity and shared them with us as well.

And a lovely phot of Riversong , also living with Dee.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Siberian Nose Boops!

Anyone else obsessed with their kitties nose? I just think this solid nose on the white face is too darn cute and I must, simply must "boop" the nose every chance I get - gently of course. Sometimes Percy is not appreciative of the attention! LOL  But he always takes it in good humor.




Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Mystery Book

This looks to be super cute , written in a crime mystery style - humor and tales , or should that be tails , abound.  Just sharing this information on the book. No  copyright infringement meant or implied.

Cat Scene Investigator

currently available on Amazon - just darling.

Inappropriate elimination is actually inappropriate communication. ~ Dusty Rainbolt (author)

Inappropriate elimination is the most vexing problem cat owners face, but there's good news. Dr. Carlo Siracusa, chief of the animal behavior service at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, says, "Among behavior problems, housesoiling is the problem with the best prognosis if the owner is educated." Enter Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Mystery, the consummate inappropriate elimination guide. CSI approaches kitty crime scenes through the eyes of a detective to help determine your cat's motive and the remedy.
Award-winning behavior author Dusty Rainbolt uses humor and cutting-edge science-based research to bust feline myths and help you devise a practical strategy so you and Fluffy can live happily ever after.
This comprehensive handbook includes:
  • Veterinary and behavioral breakthroughs that will help you understand your cat's litter box needs
  • Setting up a litter box your cat will want to pee in
  • Insight into illnesses that can cause or contribute to litter box mishaps
  • Finding the culprit in a multipet home
  • Determining whether your cat is peeing or marking
  • The effects of stress or fear on feline litter box behavior
  • How to stop urine marking
  • Tips from people who have successfully been-there, done-that
  • Techniques to remove odor from soiled flooring
"I now have a comprehensive tool help to save cats' lives: This superb, long-overdue book!" ~ Louise Holton, Alley Cat Rescue founder, community cat rescue pioneer
"This is a must-read book for every cat owner. Read it to determine and correct the cause of housesoiling, or better still, to prevent the problem entirely." ~ Dr. Marty Becker, America's Veterinarian
"When good cats go rogue on elimination, cat care and behavior author Dusty Rainbolt can not only herd cats, but can round up a full litter-box of information. Awesomely organized, Cat Scene Investigator's clever concept and its author's thorough knowledge, clarity, and humor of presentation makes the many practical and creative options on what to do a catwalk for the reader." ~Carole Nelson Douglas, author of the Midnight Louie feline PI mysteries and cat rescuer


About the Author

Dusty Rainbolt, ACCBC, is an associate certified cat behavior consultant and member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She’s the award-winning author of Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace and Sanity in Your Multicat Home (a book for frustrated people dealing with feline behavior problems), Kittens For Dummies (yes, one of the famous Dummies series), and author of eight science fiction/fantasy novels. Dusty is past president of the Cat Writers Association

Monday, May 29, 2017

Random Siberian 's what could be better ?



Most of these photos have been shared to ur instagram - please follow us at thesiberiancat on Instagram !




Phoenix Cat Show Results for Kender's Siberians

We had a lovely show  , and I think the ribbons speak for themselves.

This will be Bowies last show as a kitten and he showed beautifully
. Was in great condition , and it was nicely reflected in him finaling in 5 out of 6 rings. 



A few other kittens had their first debut at this show , and did well. Ivanka - even managed a specialty final of her own. 

I want to thank Diane for coming out and supporting us. and Brenda for being there with support as well. And Debra - for spending the day at the show with us helping us run to rings and be everywhere we were supposed to be. Thank you !

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Weruva in Australia Pet Food Recall

Another Pet Food Recall - this time limited to the country of Australia - BUT T his brand and its parent company of brands are sold world wide so - we may be looking at an early detection -

http://static.cdn.responsys.net/i2/responsysimages/content/greencross/Weruva-BFF-Statement.pdfhttp://static.cdn.responsys.net/i2/responsysimages/content/greencross/Weruva-BFF-Statement.pdf


 https://www.facebook.com/7NewsMelbourne/videos/10155394011019301/?pnref=story

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Dear Valued Best Feline Friend (BFF) Customers:
As a family owned company with passion and commitment to producing nutritious and premium quality pet
foods, all concerns are met with our fullest attention. In order to maintain the highest quality transparency and
communication, we are issuing this notice regarding a matter still developing.
We have recently been made aware of select Best Feline Friend (BFF) canned foods, exclusive to the Australian
market, which may have been produced outside of intended formulation guidelines. Out of an abundance of
caution, and in partnership with our exclusive retailer of these goods, Petbarn and City Farmers have removed
all BFF items from shelves in Australia until our analysis is complete. The manufacturer for this exclusive BFF
canned food line does not produce BFF foods for any other global market or any other Weruva branded foods.
While this matter affects no other products or markets, we are taking additional steps to ensure quality and
confidence across our entire global food assortment. These efforts include aggressive testing of ingredients and
finished product by independent laboratories in addition to our routine testing and quality assurance measures.
We are in close communication with our partners at Petbarn and City Farmers and all of our manufacturing
partners and will continue to communicate updates as they become available. 
 
 
Sincer
ely
,
David For
man, Pr
esident and Co-Founder
17 Mer
cer
Rd.
Natick
, MA 01760, USA
Customers may contact us directly at weruva@salmat.com.au or by calling 1800 338 359 between 9am – 7pm

Constant Contact w/ Siberian Cats of KEnder

For those interestd in "following" us - we have started a new Instagram account. not really sure of the ins and outs - but we are working on it - for now - please join us at KenderSiberianCats on Instagram and enjoy our photos there.

Dont forget we have a Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/147515938650346/
Kender Siberians

And if for some reason you werent aware - out traditional Websites - are
http://thesiberiancat.us/

and

Kender Siberians

Pet Food RecallFor Including "Meat" Euthanasia drug Pentobarbital !

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm554771.htm

Right now this recall is limited to their dog food - HOWEVER as this is supposedly an organic company with out pets best interests in heart and a heafty price tag to go with it - you relly need to consider if this  company is where you want to put your pets health.


Party Animal Recalls Dog Food Due To Potential Presence of Pentobarbital

For Immediate Release

April 24, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 323-207-4100

Announcement

The safety of pets is and always will be our first priority. We sincerely regret the reports of the discomfort experienced by the pet who consumed this food. As pet parents ourselves, we take this matter seriously. On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified us that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital. We have requested those results. Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.
When we were notified, we immediately tracked the lot numbers of the food in question and determined that the food had been manufactured and distributed in 2015. We then contacted the two probable retailers that had sold the customer the food and asked them to isolate all remaining cans from these lots. If pet parents have cans with either of those lot numbers in their possession, they should return them to the place of purchase and will of course receive a full refund.
We also requested that the retailers send all of the cans from those lots to us so that we can forward them on to an accredited independent laboratory for independent testing. We expect to receive the receive the results in 7 to 10 days. We first saw the formal report from the lab at Texas A&M regarding the customer’s samples, today, April 17.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are retrieving the remainder of these two lots nationwide. We are working with our distributors and retailers to determine if any additional beef-flavored products manufactured during this 2015 production period remain on shelves and, if so, to retrieve them from shelves, immediately, as well.
Party Animal wishes to emphasize that we have submitted many recent lots of our beef flavors for testing and all have tested negative for any pentobarbital. We have also had extensive discussions with our manufacturer regarding the potential cause of the reported contamination of the 2015 lots, and we will continue with such discussions even as we await testing results for the 2015 lots. In order to ensure adherence to our commitment to the safety of pets, we are also actively re-examining our manufacturing processes.

Product Photos

Cocolicious Organic Beef & Turkey dog food
Cocolicious Oraganic Chicken & Beef dog food

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pet Food or Pet Fooled?

I highly recommend you watch this video - called Pet Fooled.

website can be found here. Pet Fooled


Its a Video on demand and well worth the watch  -what you do with the information after watching it is up to you.  We all know foods can heal or harm - you make that choice every day for your pets.

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Common Cat Poisons

Really well done quick video on Cat Poisons in the home - please watch and take to heart folks. ITs really realty common !

https://youtu.be/I3zwg8MiXso


Produced by RealPettips.com


One common poison that I feel doesnt get enough attention for cats - is ONIONS!  This is a HUGe no ! Onions in any form , powder, salt , in with other spices such as tomato paste , taco seasoning, and others are all potentially toxic to your kitty. Onions cause the red blood cells to die , causing a severe life threatening anemia.  
So no trash digging, no sharing. Be Safe! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kitty Health Thru Better Vitamins Nu Vet

So we wanted to follow up on our belief and trust in the product
 Nu Vet

Yes we have fed this to our personal cats for almost 10 years now. It is a product we are very happy with and will not only continue to use and recommend , but also require in our contracts. 


  • Immune System Support
  • Natural, Human Grade Ingredients
  • Formulated to combat free radicals

NuVet Plus® Ingredients

Major considerations in formulating NuVet Plus® were the human grade quality of ingredients and their nutritional values, as well as the bio digestibility and utilization into the cellular framework. We also considered the chemicals and toxins that find their way into our animals' food. NuVet Plus® was formulated to combat these harmful pollutants.

NuVet Labs® has designed a cutting edge formula that we believe will help increase your pet's longevity and quality of life. Our scientists performed extensive research and experiments with a variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbs, until they created NuVet Plus®, which provides a powerful synergistic defense against the harm caused by free radicals.

 ZINC

Plus they offer a  100% Guarantee!   But remember this - if you have been feeding poorly your kitties life - it will take time - give it at least a full month and you will see some fabulous results.

NuVet® has been making the finest nutritional pet supplements since 1997. Our mission is to provide your pet with products that are completely safe, nutrient-rich and formulated to strengthen the immune system and give your pet many healthy years of life.
We are proud to stand behind our products with a 60-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
If after trying the product you are not satisfied for any reason, follow the simple instructions below and we will give you your money back.

Gut Health In Your Siberian

Now we all know that a healthy gut - digestion - bowel movements - hydration etc - leads to a long and healthy life.  So it makes sense that we want this for our Kitties too - which is in part , why we feed a raw diet daily with the Nu Vet  .

But this company - AnimalBiome is taking things a step further.  
They are , through a simple fecal sample mailed into them , offering to tell you in a report exaclty what bacteria are or are not present.  

I would think for hte average owner this might not be off too much help - but for the determined owner with a kitty who say might be suffering from IBD this could be a wonderful thing. Also - if shared with your vet , and really why wouldnt you , they would be able to help you understand more fully what you are looking at and how it can apply to your specific kitty.

How AnimalBiome Works

  1. 1. Collect: Order an assessment kit, sample your pet, and mail the sample back to us.
  2. 2. Analyze: We extract and sequence DNA from the sample to identify your pet’s gut bacteria.
  3. 3. Assess: You go online to explore, compare and share your pet’s results
  4.  
  5. So while we have not tried this company or product out - we wanted to be sure to share this information 

Tidy Cats Breze Litter Tray

http://www.tidycats.com/products/breeze

They have revamped and redesigned the box to be more friendly. And if you go to the website - you can print off a handy dandy $7 off money saving coupon ! seriously ! Awesome!


Breeze Litter System

tidy's easiest
clean routine

Learn how BREEZE from Tidy Cats is changing the way people think about litter, one box at a time.

litter box system

Keeping Your Cats Inside and Safe!

From - http://outbreaknewstoday.com/albuquerque-stray-cat-dies-plague-28389/


Albuquerque: Stray cat dies from plague


April 11, 2017
The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Bernalillo County Health Protection Section announced today that a stray cat found in North Albuquerque Acres was confirmed to have died of plague.  A recent case of plague in a dog in the same vicinity could indicate re-emergence of plague in a part of the city where it was no longer thought to be found.

Image/CDC
Image/CDC
“Our ongoing surveillance has not detected plague in North Albuquerque Acres since the late 1990s,” said Dr. Mark DiMenna, Deputy Director at the City’s Environmental Health Department.  “We are asking residents in the area to report any pets, wildlife or feral cats that appear to be sick or to have died without obvious physical trauma to 311.”
Cats are particularly susceptible to plague, and plague can readily be spread among cats in feral colonies.  Health authorities advise those working with free-roaming cats to be aware of symptoms of plague in both humans and cats, and to report sick cats that may be displaying those symptoms.
Symptoms of plague in cats can include swollen lymph nodes, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, as well as presence of abscesses, discharge or bloody sputum.
Most people contract plague from the bite of an infected flea, or through direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected animal.  Symptoms in humans typically appear 1-8 days after exposure, and may begin with painful, swollen lymph nodes or sudden fever and can progress to severe headaches, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, eventually leading to shock and internal bleeding.  Left untreated, or if not diagnosed promptly, plague can be fatal in humans.
Plague is a bacterial infection.  The causative agent is common in many parts of New Mexico, including the Sandia Foothills and eastern Bernalillo County.

Monday, April 24, 2017

UPdate on our Pretty Silver Baby

Just got a lovely update already from our pretty silver mac girl we placed this weekend - at the Las Vegas show - but surprisingly to an AZ family who had driven up to the show ! You just never know how life will work out sometimes !

Message : Hi Alice, I meet you yesterday and bought the female Siberian kitten at the cat show in Las Vegas. she is just awesome and so well socialized. We just lover her.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kender Siberian Kitty Family Photo

Just wanted to share this wonderful photo from  Debbie's home,. She has 4 of our Kender Siberians - we are so blessed to have her as a kitty family of ours.  Such great people.

Kisa at the bottom, the oldest is 14 1/2!! Jaden, on the left is almost 13! Milla, the red girl is 6, and Elsa, the girl in the top of the photo is 4. Jaden aka, Kender's One Heart One Goal is great-grandmother to Elsa aka Kender's Frozen Heart