What Not To Give Your Cat For Christmas

Do not let your cat eat any poinsettia leaves or any part of the plant. Your cat will most likely not be able to meow for about one week. Mistletoe will kill a cat if they ingest it. Chocolate will also kill your cat if they eat any of it. Do not feed your cats any bones as they could get lodged in their throat or cut their esophagus. Do not feed a lot of table scraps to your cat as he could throw up or get a horrible case of diarrhea. I only give my cats a couple of little pieces of turkey at Christmas.

I do not put up a Christmas tree since I have house cats. Cats can drink the water under the tree and some water has been treated with chemicals which keeps your tree looking better longer but will kill your house cat if they happen to drink that water. Tinsel will get lodged in your cats stomach or digestive system if they play with and then eat it. Cats can chew on Christmas lights, bulbs and more which could harm or kill them.

Give toys to your cats that do not have eyes or anything that they could pull off and eat as they could choke to death. Give your cat toys made for cats to be on the safe side. Never let you cats play with plastic bags as they could smoother to death quickly. Throw wrapping paper in the garbage quickly along with ribbons and strings. Strings are hard to remove from your cats mouth and they might be ingested as to where your cat would need surgery to remove the ingested string.

As you clean your home for Christmas gatherings remember to put away your cleaning supplies ASAP so your cat will not get poisoned by you because you got into too much of a hurry trying to get ready for Christmas. Hope you and your cats have a very Merry and safe Christmas this year and forever more.

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Cosmic Catnip Double Wide Cat Scratcher From Chewy.Com

I was provided the Cosmic Catnip Double Wide Cat Scratcher from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own.

I placed the catnip on the scratcher and Cali went wild for it. She scratched and scratched away at it even though she is declawed and then she laid down on it to claim it as her own. Russ fell in love with it after Cali left for a little while. Cali wanted to claim the the cat scratcher for her very own. My cats next door watched Cali hoping they would get their turn to try it out soon.

Th Cosmic Catnip double wide cat sratcher is made in the USA. There catnip is North American grown. A cat scratcher helps save furniture, helps groom claws and is a good place for your cat to exercise. A cat can work off his frustrations and stress with a cat scratcher.

My cats have been scratching  away at the  Comic Catnip Double Wide Cat Scratcher from Chewy.Com. They love to paw away at the cat scratcher and they love to lay on it as a bed with the alluring smell of the fresh dried catnip. A happy cat is a content cat. The cat scratcher relaxes my cats and helps them shed away their old claws. My cats do not claw away at my window sills when there is a cat scratcher in my house.

I love the fact that I can turn the Comic Catnip Cat Scratcher over when on side gets worn out. They have supplied a lot of fresh dried catnip to spread on the cat scratcher to keep your cats peak interest in the cat scratcher. My cats next door love to have a place to sharpen their claws or just paw away at the catnip or have a relaxing afternoon catnap. I hope you are your cat are content and happy.

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Pet Safe Scoop Free Self – Cleaning Litter Box From Chewy.Com

I was provided a Pet Safe Scoop Free Self – Cleaning Litter Box from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

The Pet Safe litter box is as easy as pie to assemble. All you have to do is remove some packaging tape and put the lose cardboard leak – proof tray under the litter box until you hear the magnets snap together, add the original crystal litter that is included and just plug it in.

My cat Kohl sniffed at the new litter box immediately and Garfunkel looked it over as well. I left my two old litter boxes next to it until I noticed they had started using the new litter box in about 11 hours after set up. I took one old litter box away completely. My house cats now use the Pet Safe litter box constantly. I am very impressed with the Pet Safe litter box. The litter box is very quiet and the used crystal litter has no smell at all to it.

The Pet Safe Scoop Free Self – Cleaning Litter Box from Chewy.Com self – cleans for weeks and you never have to touch or see dirty litter again. The litter box has a stainless steel rake.The Pet Safe litter box has a waste trap that covers and locks away the waste and odor. There are sensors that let it know when your cat has left the litter box and it throws the waste in the cardboard tray after your cat has left the box for 20 minutes. The clean up is a breeze as the waste is in a completely disposable with a leak – proof tray with a lid that you can seal with tape and throw into your garbage.

You can buy three pack containers of litter and disposable cat litter trays for the Pet Safe Litter box from Chewy.Com. You can also purchase a reusable litter box tray & blue crystal cat litter if you prefer that method. The litter tray will last 30 days for one cat, 20 days for two cats and 10 days for a three cat household. I have three cats and I have a disposable litter tray that I have used for 12 days and it still smells wonderful in my house. A picture of the Pet Safe Scoop Free Self – Cleaning litter Box from Chewy.Com after 12 days of use.

All three of my house cats use the Pet Safe Scoop Free Self – Cleaning Litter Box from Chewy.Com now. It is my absolute favorite self – cleaning litter box five times over. It operates quietly and efficiently and no awful litter box smells or cleanup. Lets face it we all love our cats dearly but we do not like to clean out the dirty litter box. The Pet Safe Scoop Free Self – Cleaning litter box does all the work for you and you can spend more time with your loving dear feline friends. My cats and I are spending a lot of quality time together in an odor free home.

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Some Cat Hazards

Cats can get themselves into all kinds of predicaments. They say curiosity killed the cat and that can be a true statement when it comes to our feline friends. Cats are very adventurous and will try to attempt the impossible sometimes. Cats do not always land on their feet as the old saying goes.

Cats love to eat house plants  or flowers that may kill them or make them very sick. I do not keep any plants or flowers in my house. If someone gives me flowers I put them in a room that my cats cannot get assess to. Cats can vomit, go into convulsions or die by eating leaves, flowers or drinking the water with chemicals to preserve the flowers.

Keep antifreeze, oil, gas and farm chemicals in closed containers so your cat will not suffer from a painful death by ingesting these substances into their body. Put mouse and rat poison in an enclosed trap so your farm cats cannot eat it and bleed to death. Close paint containers and cleaning supplies. Never leave your medicine sitting out as kitty could knock the bottle over and ingest your pills and die. keep all of your household cleaners closed and in an area your cat will not be able to assess.

Make sure to check that you have not locked your cat in a building where he could starve to death. Check under your car tires or the motor of your car if you do not happen to notice your cat. Many cats have gotten run over by accident or succumbed by the car motor or belts or blade in your car.

Do not leave your house with just the screen in your window. Cats have clawed up the screens or pushed against them so hard the screen gave away and  their cat fell to its death out of a high story building. A house cat does not stand much of a change if it gets outdoors as it does not know how to fend for itself and all the dangers that lurk outdoors.

I hope you and cat stay safe and sound for many years to come and create many purrfect memories throughout your years together.

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Swheat Scoop Premium Natural Cat Litter From Chewy.Com

I was provided Swheat Scoop Premium Cat Litter From Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I placed the Swheat cat litter in two of my litter boxes next door. I have five litter box’es in the house. My cats had used both litter box’es containing the Swheat Scoop Premium Natural Cat Litter from Chewy.Com in the first four hours of use. I went back to the house in the evening and both of the litter box’es were heavy used. The clumps of used litter held together well and were very easy to remove from the litter box’es.

Swheat Natural cat litter is made from 100 % biodegradable wheat that has exclusive Noble Ion technology to stop litter box odors. There are no harmful ingredients, dust, dyes, perfume, and it is 3 times more powerful for odor elimination and clumping. It is made in the USA by Pet Care Systems.

I saw Peter running out of the litter box containing the Swheat cat litter this morning. Faith then proceeded to use the same litter box as Peter did. Cali made her deposit right after I had all the cat litter box’es cleaned out. Mr. Gray licks my hand when I have cleaned out the litter box’es.

 

 

My cats next door keep using their new cat litter with no problems whatsoever. The minute I clean out the litter box’es Cali and Mr. Gray make a deposit to the Swheat Natural cat litter. The litter does not cut their paws and it is easy for my cats to cover up their deposits. The kitty litter smells like wheat and retains its nice smell of wheat even after my cats have done their business. I love the fact that the Swheat Scoop Premium Natural Cat Litter from Chewy.Com does not harm our environment because it is natural and biodegradable. I just ordered 4 more bags of Swheat Cat Litter from Chewy.Com.

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Tips To Help Your Cat Survive The Heat This Summer

Provide your cat with plenty of fresh cold water. The water will get hot in a hurry when it is hot out and no one wants to drink hot water when it is unbearably hot outside. Find a place for your cat to sleep outside that is in a cool place with a nice gentle breeze. I check on my cats several times a day to make sure they are doing OK with the unbearable heat. Make sure you have combed out your cats old winter coat of fur as they will feel cooler without the old fur heating up their body. I have a fan running in my other house for my cats over there. Make sure you have not locked your cat in a building after performing an outdoor task such as mowing the yard. Cats are fast and love to sneak into places even when you think you are watching out for them.

Clean your cats litter box out everyday to prevent fleas. I sweep around the litter boxes everyday so there is no cat litter on the floor which helps prevent a flea infestation. I also clean out the litter boxes with dish soap and an old scrub brush before the summer season begins.

Never leave your cat in your vehicle in the summer months as in can reach 173 degrees in your vehicle in 30 minutes when it is 80 to 100 degrees outside even with the windows open. Your cat will most likely die if left in a car in the summer. Do not let your indoor cat out in the heat. Your indoor cat is use to AC and also she does not know where to go in the heat to stay cooler.

 

If your cat is panting, has a rapid pulse and breathing, vomiting, lethargic, and stumbling she is overheated and must be put in a cool spot ASAP. Call your vet ASAP if you notice that your cat is overheated. Your cat may stagger around as she walks or pass out which means she is critical. If in doubt about the state of your cats well being call your vet ASAP.

Hope you and your cat survive the summer heat and have a wonderful fun filled summer.

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My House Cats In The Springtime

My house cats start to shed their winter coat. I brush and comb out their hair on a regular basis to eliminate hairballs and snarls in their hair. Some of my cats get a spring bath or a water less shampoo bath. Some long haired cats will have to have matted areas in their fur cut out. I like to take my cats to a vet if they have a matted fur problem since they are professionals at removing matted areas of fur on cats.

My house enjoy eating fresh catnip and watching the various varieties of birds through the picture window. My cats will chatter away at the birds they are watching as if to say you would make a delicious appetizer if I could only get out to catch you. My cats spend a big portion of their day watching and salivating over the birds they can see from the various windows in my house.

In the Spring my cats are more energetic and playful than they are in the winter months. They love to chase each other up and down the stairs. My cats play with their catnip stuffed toys more and their cat ball and mouse game. My cats now sleep on top of their Meowfia Cat Caves. My chairs are now occupied by my cats and their heated beds are abandoned for now until winter rolls around again.

Springtime is a good time to clean cat bedding and clean and sterilize water bowls and food dishes. I scrub up their litter boxes and the floor were the liter box sets. I use a floor cleaner that sanitizes and sterilizes as this will prevent fleas from the cat litter. Do not set your cat on the grass as they can get fleas this way. Put your cat in a cage on cement or in a cat tent on top of a deck. You do not want fleas in your house. You will be bitten by fleas and all of your pets will have fleas. To get rid of a flea infestation will cost a lot money and you and your pets will be very uncomfortable in between.

I hope you and your pets have a happy and healthy spring.

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Ear Cancer

I had a beautiful Calico cat by the name of Champagne. Champagne was one of my outdoor cats. She was always a very friendly and outgoing cat. She would follow me out to my garden. She would roll in the dirt while I planted my garden.

She and my dog Jitters were good friends and would go out hunting together. My goat Zachary would tag along with them. He would eat left over corn in the field while they hunted for mice.

Champagne had many lovely kittens over the years. I took one of her tuxedo kittens into my house as a house cat. I named him Sylvester. I had Sylvester for about one year. I let him outside briefly on one warm summer day. A wild animal came along and killed him. I missed him very much. I never let any indoor cats out after that happened.

I started to notice a growth in Champagnes ear. I treated it with ear drops to no avail. The growth kept getting larger. She started to shake her head. When she would shake her head blood would fly out of her ear.

I took her to my vet and he diagnosed that she had ear cancer. He said she could possibly live for another six months and not be in pain. She seemed to get along fairly well for at least five months. More and more blood would come out of her ear.

I did not want to see her suffer so I had her put down. It is hard to watch a dear pet go down hill. She is now in heaven with all of my other cats that have passed on. They have all crossed the rainbow pet bridge and made it into pet heaven.

I  hope none of your cats ever get ear cancer.

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Lung Cancer and Your Cat

My cat Sebastian died from lung cancer.

He was always a playful kitten. He was born on my farm. Sebastian was an outdoor kitten to begin with. He would get under ones feet as a kitten. He was very smart about staying away from cars. The weather was getting colder and he would meow by my back door. I gave in and let him in my house and decided to have three house cats.

His first night in the house he gathered up all of the toy mice and placed them in a neat orderly row. I gave him a bath and he actually enjoyed having a bath.

He was quite healthy and would play with my other cats. He would walk along and balance on the most narrow part of the window. Sebastian was quite the athlete.

Sebastian started to get asthma or at least that’s what I thought it was. He was about eleven years old a the time. My vet gave him some shots which seemed to help. I noticed he seemed to be losing weight. I took him back to my vet. My vet took X – Rays and noticed a large mass on one of his lungs.

Sebastian ate OK  and was not in pain. As time went on his fur was more wiry and he would lay around more. One day he was resting on my steps and seemed to be in pain.

I called my vet and made an appointment to have Sebastian put to sleep. I had a burial box with me. I put some cat toys in the box and a towel to cover him .  Sebastian lived yo be thirteen years old.

I took him home and buried him. it was a very sad day for me. I was heart broken for sometime.

One must always remember to do what is best for your pet. I do not want to see any beloved pet suffer in pain. You will miss your pet terribly but remember he is no longer in pain. Remember all of the fun times you had together.

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Why Did My Mother Cat Abandon Her Kittens ?

A first time mother cat may abandon her kittens because she has not yet learned how to care for them. Most of my cats have always taken care of their kittens by the time they are two years old.

I have had a mother cats carry one kitten away. A mother cat will carry a sickly kitten away and abandon it to save the rest of her healthy litter of kittens. I have tried in the past to put the kitten that she has carried off back with the other kittens. Most of the time the kitten that I put back has died.

A mother cat naturally knows if one of her kittens is sickly and will not make it. I have had mother cats move all of their kittens except one kitten. They have moved the healthy kittens to a different building with an area that had clean straw.

Mother cats may abandon all of their kittens if they are not feeling well. Your cat may not be producing enough milk to feed all of her kittens.

If your mother cat gets frightened by strange people or wild animals coming into the area where her kittens are she may abandon them. Cats do not like any sudden changes in their environment or their surroundings. Try to keep strangers away from a mother cat and her kittens as this may upset her terribly.

A mother cat always tries to take care of her kittens to the best of her ability. She will naturally abandon one that is sickly. She does not want the disease that one kitten has to spread to her healthy kittens and kill them off by the disease entering their bodies.  Mother cats are very protective of their young.

Next time you see a mother cat abandoning a kitten you will know she has a good reason for doing so.

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