Here's what's in this issue:
Fleas on Cats!
Oral health for cats...
Cat food news...
and a special trick for the feed links
Product information...flea product links
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you... latest video. My favorite so far!
Take action...help those in need.
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
This issue I will begin a series of articles with
information about flea and tick treatment and
prevention. With warmer weather already here in
many locations, and summer around the corner, this
will become an important situation for us and our
Read my first article here to see a case study
from one of our readers:
Thanks to Skip for letting us put him and his
kitty in the spotlight!
On another important topic, here's an email from Bob,
a regular reader:
Hello Ms Kitty;
Our local news show in Milwaukee had a special
on pets' oral health and recommended this website:
VOHC stands for Veterinary Oral Health Council.
The link goes directly to the page of approved
products sold to help pets' dental hygiene.
Note that most are for dogs, however, it also says
Feline Greenies® Feline Dental Treats will be
awarded the VOHC Seal of approval (in June).
I thought you might like to share this information
with your readers.
It might be nice to know for sure this organization
is independent of the pet food industry, but I don't
know that for sure.
PS: Do you know how serious dental hygiene is for
our pets and how what they eat affects that health?
Do you know of any way to properly care for our pets'
teeth that we can do on an inexpensive basis?
Your advice and columns have always been very informative,
and have helped us a lot.
Bob, I will find more information on this topic for next
time. I was overwhelmed with flea questions this month.
CAT FOOD NEWS
Here's a helpful note from Karen:
"I kept forgetting to go to the feed animals links,
so I came up with a solution. I have been doing it
for over month. I put a reminder on my daily calendar,
so now I get an alert every day at 10am. I also have
these links in a bookmark folder on my bookmarks bar
in Safari. (I am on a Mac, so all this might have to
be done differently on a PC, but I am sure there's a
way.) When I get the alert to feed animals, I click
the bookmark folder and choose the option to open in
tabs. I click as appropriate and am done. It takes no
more than 30 seconds in all, if that much."
http://www.givelitter.com/vote/ - this one gives litter not food
FLEA AND TICK PRODUCT INFORMATION
Flea and tick tag, from Online Natural Pet
Another natural flea tag:
Ticks and flea treatment, dangers of using the wrong meds.
Flea Control Secrets book: http://bit.ly/daZr9h
If a warning page appears, don't worry, the site is safe.
The author is a friend of mine and I just tested it
yesterday. You can use the link in the yellow square
where it says to Continue at Your Own Risk.
Or, you can use this longer, but direct, link:
If you would like to receive free information about flea
and tick treatments, this link from the same author is great:
WEB SITES to explore
Helpful information if you're traveling with your pet:
Video on pets choking
MY "FIVERR GIG" (in case you need some pictures of cats!)
A SMILE FOR YOU
Shocking research shows nation's cats traumatised
by "standby" lights. http://bit.ly/HBeUjq
(Note: this is a humor site)
Check out the latest video on my website:
Cats in the Movies
Thanks to Judy for sending me this link. This has
got to be my favorite video this year!
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:
Help feed the kitties that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.
2. I'm using the Vanishing Species stamps that I mentioned
in the October newsletter, now that they have been made
available for sale. They cost 11 cents more, but the extra
is sent to several conservation funds to help endangered
species. Read more here, to find out how to obtain these
new Vanishing Species stamps:
3. Always remember to check with your local shelter
to see what they need. Your donation will go directly
to the animals, in sharp contrast to some of the large
national groups, whose donation income goes toward
large administrative salaries and other expenses, not
necessarily for animals.
Watch for your next issue of The Kitty Times in 2 weeks!
Purrs and nosetaps,
Roberta, the Cat Lady
mskitty @ theproblemcat.com
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