Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Praise indeed! I took the picture ' snug as a pug' into jayne's house while picking up oscar and hugo. Connie looked at it with those beautiful eyes
Friday, 12 November 2010
Eek I felt like I needed a rope to hold onto today in the wind! Funnily enough the guys had a fab time and certainly it tired us all out.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
I am hoping everyone will send loving thoughts to Chocolate Bobby as he either had a fit yesterday or passed out after choking....very traumatic for his owners so they could do with some healing thought sent their way. Glad to report he seems to have recovered and we are now waiting to find out if it is worth having tests done. ( posted on Facebook today)
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Did you know cats shouldn't be fed tuna?
Surprised? So was I. Well at least years ago I was surprised when my vet had told me NEVER to feed "people" tuna to my cat. I never questioned why, I have this habit of listening to what my vet says much of the time without question so....I never fed either of my cats tuna.
Lately while reading other cat blogs that I follow, Facebook comments and reading various updates on Twitter, I am reading more and more about people serving their cats tuna, for purposes of this blog when I am referring to tuna I am referring to "people" tuna, "human" or "hooman" (if you are an "anipal") tuna, NOT tuna flavored cat food, got it? Good. Now that we are on the same page, STOP FEEDING YOUR CAT PEOPLE TUNA....NOW!
"Cats can develop yellow fat disease from having too much tuna" (from http://www.connollyac.com/) "Yellow fat disease occurs most commonly in young, overweight male and female cats with inappropriate diets." "Yellow fat disease is an inflammation of the fat tissue in the body due to a deficiency of Vitamin E. Dr.Richard Brancato (a Clearwater, Florida veterinarian) says "although it is (tuna) high in protein, tuna lacks sufficient amounts of certain amino acids, mainly taurine, to maintain feline health. There is insufficient calcium to balance the phosphorus; the ratio in canned tuna is 1-to-14.8 This results in bone disease."
From Yahoo.com "the most you should do is to use the WATER that is drained off from the can of tuna (not the OIL...for another reason), and drizzle it over their dry cat food once or twice a MONTH. They'll think they died and went to cat heaven...but without the danger".Another vet from Yahoo.com said "I've had to treat numerous cats over the years for pretty severe enteritis resulting from eating tuna meat. One of my own babies got so ill from it when someone else left it sitting out on the counter for 5 minutes while he turned his back to take a phone call, that I had to put her on IV fluids for 2 days, in addition to intestinal medications"
"Tuna-FLAVORED food is okay.....Tuna meat.......BAD! How many cats do you know that go swimming in the ocean to catch tuna and eat it as part of their natural diet?"
Oakland County resident Caren Gittleman is a freelance writer who loves cats. Her blog is a labor of love dedicated to the memory of her first cat (Bobo) who lived until the age of 18. She now has a silver gray tabby (Cody) and a Sheltie (Dakota). Caren holds a degree in Rhetoric & Communication from Kent State University. She worked in Advertising at Ohio's largest newspaper (The Plain Dealer) for 21 and a half years before moving to Michigan in 2001.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
We have a new mission!