Hi Cat Lover,

Here's what's in this issue:

Lynx rescued from trap, with pocket knife!
Cat food news...
My latest petfood report...
Holiday eating...
Stuff for Cat lovers...
All natural cat care...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
Take action....

Now that's incredible!
Man rescues a Canadian lynx from a trap, using only a
pocket knife:



You may remember I began a journey for my cats to
switch to a premium food called Taste of the Wild
back in June. After 3 months of tabulating and keeping
track of everything, I reported on it in the Sept. issue.

If you did not get my premium pet food report at that time,
or this is your first time here, here's that link again:


I was going to give you a 6-month update, too, but it may be
a while. Here's what happened:

Things were moving along very well, and I had reached a
2 to 1 ratio of Taste of the Wild to the Purina. I figured we
would go all TOTW by now, but then the shipment did not
arrive. I waited until I could wait no more, and ran into town
and bought 2 bags of Purina. We were out of everything!
And the cats wouldn't understand being greeted by empty
bowls the next morning.

So they ate Purina for 3 days, and then the shipment
arrived. I was relieved, but it meant we would have to start
almost all over again. Some of these cats really like Purina
and didn't want to switch again. Just when I had them
used to the new stuff, too.

But this clearly demonstrated how bad the average dry
foods are. All the cats began vomiting and many also had
diarrhea. I had a feeling this might happen, so I was prepared
with extra bags of kitty litter. And boy, did we use it up fast!

My back ached with all the new clean up work, too.

It was a bit of a surprise to me, however, that they reacted
so strongly and right away.

We are back on track now, but it's a step back in progress,
too. I am using 1 to 1 again, and will go to 2 to 1 next week.
Hopefully, the next week will be totally TOTW.

I called the company that handles the sales and shipping
(It's not Taste of the Wild) and they were surprised to hear
that FedEx was taking so long with the deliveries.

I just ordered extra bags this month so I hope we don't
run short again. It's just not worth it to use the cheap stuff.
However, when you run a shelter, it's extremely hard to
buy things in advance. Budgets are pretty tight.


With the holidays coming up, eating is a major part
of our celebrations, and many of us like to include the
bounty with our beloved pets, too. Just be careful about
some of the things they may get into, such as turkey
bones, candy - especially chocolates, and just too
much in general. It's nice to be generous, but they
don't know the significance of the overeating their
humans might do. Just try to maintain their usual
routine. It minimizes stress, as well as avoids any
problems with the wrong, or too much, food.

That said, here is a neat book on special holiday
recipes for your sweet kitties that will allow you to
feel you're giving them a treat, without overdoing it:



Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can and
click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this.



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.

STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)

All Natural Cat Care Supplies:

WEB SITES to explore

Helpful information if you're traveling with your pet:

Video on pets choking

Nationwide veterinarian directory:

Flea Control Secrets http://bit.ly/daZr9h

Pet Poison Helpline

Keep this information "on top," that is, don't bury
it in a notebook or on your computer. When (if) you
should need it, you don't want to waste time looking for it.


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Check out the video on my website, at the top of the page.

Help feed the kitties that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.


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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