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
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,
David For
man, Pr
esident and Co-Founder
17 Mer
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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.

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

DUCKY

Believe it or not - Ducky still does NOT have a home ! He has gone thru 6 potential meetups (4 of which were NO SHOWS)
THis is one of the sweetest babies ever just laying here with me while I Veg being sick with a sinus infection and lung "something"
He really wants his own lap to love folks - but it needs to be the right home too !




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

Percy - Still Looking

Come on seriously - how can you NOT love and fall completely smitten with this face !
 Percy still needs his perfect forever home - and tell me exactly why he hasnt found it yet !

Email us now to meet this amazing little fellow - already neutered and just waiting for the right forever family

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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SIberian Male Kittens Available Now

We have 2 neutered male Siberian kittens available to purrfect forever homes.

Ducky = what an amazing sweet and loving boy - he wants to share your bed and be your companion fur life !  See Ducky Here



and Percy has a purr twice as big as himself ! He will run that motor to sooth your days if you are his family. Wont you be his furrever family?  See Percy Here
 

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Are YOU Making Your Kitten Sick?


 This article is shared so you can have a heads up - a bit of knowledge that what you do MATTERS. how you conduct yourself and what you are bringing into the home - can make your best friend SICK or worse.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316624.php


Published:

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick?

Swine and bird flu are two of the most recent and startling examples of animals passing diseases to humans.

Other unpleasant pet-to-human medical problems include ringworm, roundworm, and hookworm, as well as beaver fever, toxoplasmosis, and rabies.
Although these animal-to-human transmissions are relatively well described, pathogenic traffic in the opposite direction is much less well understood.
In this Spotlight feature, we will investigate whether pathogens can travel from humans to animals in a process referred to as reverse zoonosis, or anthroponosis.
A review of current literature on this topic, published in PLOS One in 2014, identified a wealth of examples. They found cases of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi jumping from human hosts to animal-kind to occur across 56 countries on every continent with the exception of Antarctica.

The importance of reverse zoonoses

Reverse zoonosis is not just an interesting concept; it is an important global issue. Animals bred for food are transported far and wide, interacting with wild species that they would never naturally have encountered. With a rapid growth in animal production and an increase in the movement of both animals and people, a human pathogen within an animal could potentially move thousands of miles in just 24 hours.

On top of the increasing animal trade, we have an ever-growing pet industry. An estimated 68 percent of people in the United States owned a pet in 2015 and 2016, up from 56 percent in 1988. Humans, animals, and disease are more entwined than ever.
Understanding how diseases work across all scenarios is essential for the future success of the human food chain and our survival as a species.
Although guidelines, protocols, and legislation attempt to keep on top of the increased movement of animals across the planet, the size of the issue is immense. Above and beyond legal farms and markets, zoos and aquariums, there is also an illegal meat trade that has the potential to affect the situation significantly. For instance, some estimate that 5 tons of illegal bushmeat move through Paris' Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport every week in personal luggage.

Early research into human to animal pathogens

The fact that diseases can pass from humans to animals is, perhaps, not such a surprise. An estimated 61.6 percent of human pathogens are regarded as multiple species pathogens and are able to infect a range of animals. Also, over 77 percent of pathogens that infect livestock are multiple species pathogens.
Although investigating these interactions is not a new endeavor, interest in the field has grown and developed over recent years. One of the earliest studies demonstrating reverse zoonosis was conducted in 1988 and looked at dermatophytes - fungi that cause superficial infections of the skin, nails, and hair - including Microsporum and Trichophyton. The authors found that these fungi could be transmitted from animal to animal, human to human, animal to human, and human to animal.
In the mid-1990s, focus moved from fungal reverse zoonoses to bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

 In the late 1990s, interest in viruses picked up, peaking during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic. From 2000, studies began to emerge investigating the ability of certain parasites to pass from human to animal, including Giardia duodenalis (the parasite responsible of giardiasis) and Cryptosporidium parvum (a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis).
Below, we outline a selection of pathogens that have been observed jumping the gap between human and animal.

MRSA transferred from humans to their pets

MRSA is sometimes called a "superbug" because of its resilience to antibiotics. Infections caused by MRSA are notoriously difficult to treat and have the potential to be fatal.
Although cases of MRSA in the U.S. appear to be declining, it is still a significant public health concern.
A study, published in the journal Veterinary Microbiology in 2006, looked at MRSA in pets and its transmission between humans and animals. They concluded that:

The paper mentions a specific case in which a couple was repeatedly infected with MRSA. The re-infections only stopped once their dog was identified as the source and treated. It is presumed that the dog was initially infected by the couple and then passed the infection back to them each time they had been successfully treated.
With the inherent difficulties of treating MRSA, it is a genuine concern if animals - and particularly pets - are able to contract and transmit the pathogen. As the authors write: "The emergence of MRSA in household pets is of concern in terms of animal health, and perhaps more importantly, the potential for animals to act as sources of infection or colonization of human contacts."

Tuberculosis in a Yorkshire terrier


A paper, published in 2004, describes the case of a 3-year-old Yorkshire terrier who arrived at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine with anorexia, vomiting, and a persistent cough.
After running a barrage of tests - including, sadly, an eventual postmortem - the authors concluded that it had contracted tuberculosis (TB) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). The dog's owner had been receiving treatment for TB for 6 months. This was the first documented transmission of TB from human to canine.
Cats are also susceptible to TB, but they most commonly catch cattle TB (M. bovis) or, more rarely, a version of the disease carried by birds (M. avium).
Dogs are not the only animals that can be affected by humanborne TB. There have been a number of documented cases of elephants contracting TB from humans, including three from an exotic animal farm in Illinois.

Cats catching flu from humans

In 2009, the first recorded case of fatal human-to-cat transmission of the H1N1 flu virus occurred in Oregon. The owner of the cat had a severe case of influenza and had to be taken to the hospital. Her cat - an indoor cat with no exposure to other people or animals - later died of pneumonia caused by an H1N1 infection. Details of the case were published in the journal Veterinary Pathology.
In 2011 and 2012, researchers identified more than 13 cats and one dog with pandemic H1N1 infection that appeared to have come from human contact. Interestingly, the animals' symptoms were similar to those experienced by human carriers - rapidly developing respiratory disease, a lack of appetite and, in some cases, death.


Fatal respiratory illnesses in chimpanzees

Of all the animals, gorillas and chimpanzees are perhaps most susceptible to human ailments, thanks to their similar genetic and physiological makeup. They are known to be vulnerable to a number of human diseases, including measles, pneumonia, influenza, a range of viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
Due to poaching, habitat loss, wildlife parks, zoos, and bushmeat hunting, humans more frequently come into close proximity with primates. Because of this, cross-species transmission of diseases is becoming a pressing concern.
In 2003, 2005, and 2006, outbreaks of fatal respiratory disease struck the wild chimpanzees at the Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania. Although measles and influenza were both considered, no evidence to support them as the cause could be found.
Researchers analyzed stool samples from affected and nonaffected individuals, and they identified that a human-related metapneumovirus - a virus that causes an upper respiratory infection - was to blame.
This dwindling population of chimpanzees was being decimated by a cold transferred to them by humans.
Similarly, in 2009, an outbreak of human metapneumovirus infection in Chicago, IL, spread from infected zookeepers to a group of captive chimpanzees. All seven became ill, and one died as a result.

African painted dogs

African painted dogs are an endangered species of wild dog. As part of the conservation effort, a study published in 2010 investigated the parasites present in the species' feces.
Infection by Giardia duodenalis, a parasite that lives in the small intestine, was found in 26 percent of wild animals and 62 percent of captive animals.

Although common in domestic cats and dogs, G. duodenalis is not a parasite naturally found in African painted dogs. Additionally, the strains of parasite found in the dogs' feces were of a subtype commonly associated with humans, rather than the subtypes usually seen in pet dogs.
Symptoms of the disease can include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, and reduced appetite.
The authors concluded that the parasites had entered the population from human-dog interactions and, from then on, were passed from dog to dog, becoming a new potential threat to their already uncertain future.
Although research into reverse zoonosis is relatively scant, it is an important and urgent field of study. If human pathogens are able to infect other species, and these species are able to interact with humans and travel great distances, it is a pandemic waiting in the wings.
We already know that the flu virus can mutate quickly, and by living in different species, it has the chance to change and mutate in ways that it could not in humans. As these pathogens change, they might become less dangerous to humans. On the other side of the coin, however, some might become increasingly deadly.

Siberian Kitten For Sale - Male

Super Handsome, Amazingly sweet Siberian boy seeks forever family to share his life and love with.

Want a sweet boy to cuddle with? A lower allergen cat to ease your sneezies?

A purring bed companion that wont hog the covers - well ok just a little bit !

Saturday, March 18, 2017

HCM Results

We have some good news
.Attended the local HCM screening clinic today and the 2 girls we took are both HCM clear/negative.
Its the first screen for both but always a good start!
 Ashildr ( CFA Ch Kender's Lady Sherade )
and Diamond ( CFA Ch Kender;s A Girls Best Friend ) are officially HCM clear at this time. As they are basically babies ( 9 months and 1 yr) - we will continue to screen them again, later .

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Siberian Male Kitten Available.

  This absolutely handsome young boy is available to reserve now. Born 12/12
 Brown mac tabby & white boy. Sweet, affectionate and just perfectly precious .
 Drop us an email if you are interested in him. A deposit to hold him until he is neutered and over 14 weeks of age.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Meet our Ugly Duckling.

meet our Ugly Duckling.. Sometimes genetics just arent as kind to us all.

This poor baby hasnt had any real interest in him - yes I know - he is as Shenzei from the Lion King said ... .. "and man are they uuuugly"... but he is so sweet and precious ! He is still needing a reservation to make his forever home !

If you would like to reserve him - he is still a youngster looking at a going home date of around mid April. Born 12/26 .Male, silver mackeral tabby.



Friday, January 20, 2017

Alda Update.. now Olive

we are so blessed and pleased to have rec'd this today -

Hello, Alice! (:

Mark and I just wanted to share some sweetness of little Miss Olive with y'all, and send our condolences on the passing of Bella and return of Thorn. 

(We did rename Alda "Olive," as Alda sounds a lot like my grandmother's name, Alma.) Olive continues to amaze us with her humor, curiosity, and capacity to cuddle! She has explored every height in our apartment, and discovered so many sleeping nooks! Mostly, however, she likes to help, whether its with homework, cooking, grocery bags, tying shoes, baths, or sleeping. 

She received a transformable play mat as one of her Christmas presents, and is absolutely loving it right now. We also bought her a few big 3" diameter crunchy/crinkly balls, like the one from you she came home with, but she still favors the little, loved one from her first home. (: 
She's so funny though!: Mark and I brought back a bunch of beach rocks from a walk one weekend, and she claimed a little green one as her own new play toy for awhile! She enjoyed pushing it around on the tile floor, and then throwing it up, so it would clatter on its return. 

We hope you all are doing well...., !!

Sarah + Mark + Olive 





Thursday, January 19, 2017

Siberians for life.

Please folks - understand this. We want to know how our kitties are doing  2 months down the road a year, 5 years and so on.   It is not limited by time and distance.  We cry when they pass - even if not in our care for a long time.  We are so very fortunate to have families share and report  even after all that time.  We;ve seen children grow up and go to college (YIKES!) with their kitties. 
Kender Siberians are forever kitties.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Years Siberian Games

 Isnt t his rather appropriate - playing Cat-Opoly Miss Stormy is helping herself.

 Gus is definitely supervising his family as well.
Apparently Siberians are very avid and attentive gamers.  who knew ! ?? !