Hello Cat Lover!
Here's what's in this issue:
Our newest rescued kitty...
More pet food recall info...
Feed shelter pets with your clicks...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
As promised, here is where you can see our latest rescued
She came in as DaLinda, but we changed her name to Georgia.
You can see her at the bottom of the column on the right.
She's already fitting in with the other cats and loves to play!
(If you want to see the dog we just rescued, too, he's on our
rescued dogs page.)
http://www.hipaws.com/aboutdogs.html (Look for Buck.)
Last issue, in the Smile section, I quoted a trivia bit from
another web site that said the Chinese zodiac does not mention
cats. Well, thanks to Karen, we are reminded that the Chinese
zodiac does, indeed, have a cat... a TIGER! How could anyone
overlook a cat that big?
Don't forget to take the usual precautions with Halloween just
around the corner. While rumors are overblown of cats being tortured
or becoming the victims of Satanic sacrifice, it's still wise to keep
them indoors for the few days before and after trick or treat night.
Of course, indoors all the time is best, but if your cat (any color)
is indoor-outdoor, please keep an eye on them at this time.
There are a lot of people out, and the risk of getting hit by a car,
for example, is greater than usual.
Also, once back home, don't let your pets eat any candy. It's
not their natural food anyway, but chocolate is especially toxic
(more to dogs than cats), but artificial sweeteners are even more
so and can cause death, especially in cats.
CAT FOOD NEWS
Here is yet another petfood recall, from the FDA, dated Oct. 20:
http://bit.ly/40Q9Ia (Pet Edge Foods recall)
http://bit.ly/4E9bZj (How to report a petfood complaint)
This time, the ingredient missing is taurine... an essential amino
acid for cats. Without it, they will develop neurological problems,
such as wobbly walking, weakness, abnormal eye movement, and
other symptoms. Read the article above for more info.
An article about the petfood industry:
Here is a new pet food company that uses natural ingredients:
They are producing "Laughing Dog" and "Dancing Cat" formulas.
Help Feed Shelter Animals
Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can
to click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this, but it can only be done once per day.
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/ (Just click to donate)
http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137 (click to donate)
http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)
You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.
PRODUCTS FOR CATS
Some interesting solutions to keeping your cat off the counter:
WEB SITES to explore
Vet writes new book on cat care:
Nationwide veterinarian directory:
Flea Control Secrets
Pet Poison Helpline
(How to move when you have pets)
(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)
(Information about getting pet insurance)
How to Make Your Cat Adore You
A SMILE FOR YOU
Some cat trivia:
Cats are not loners, they don't always land on their feet, and
they don't have 9-lives
-------- LATEST VIDEO -----------
Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
Exercising with cats:
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
This section may contain stories that are potentially disturbing,
as they may be about abuse or other sad situations. They are presented
only if there is some action we can take, such as signing a petition.
No stories will be listed that are sad with no way to handle it.
If you do not wish to read them, do not click on those links.
The following links are to sites of a more general nature and
involve action steps we can take, such as signing petitions, or
donating to a local shelter, etc.
5 quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW! http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
Help save the American Jaguar, sign this petition:
Do you have any interesting stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
this newsletter. (Include your name and website
if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
your website. Or, anonymous is OK, too. It's
up to you.)
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click on the Follow button under my picture!
PS - I'm still trying to figure out how Facebook works...
In other words, if you send (or sent) me a Friend request
and I haven't responded, it isn't because I haven't tried.
There does seem to be something wrong with my account
as there is no way for me to accept Friend requests.
I have someone looking into it for me....
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