Casey's Favorite Links
If you get tired of lugging all that heavy cat food and litter home from the store, it might be time to discover how convenient it is to have your cat supplies delivered to your door. Chewy.com has great service and carries a huge selection of brands and flavors of foods and litters and other supplies. Most of the cat food used at Casey's Place comes from Chewy, and the boxes it's delivered in make great cat toys. And when you take a picture of your cat that's just TOO cute Chewy customer service loves when you email it to them!
Ever wonder what all those things are listed as "ingredients" on your cat's food package?
Pet Food Ingredients
Removing cat urine and its odor is difficult but important to keep your cat from using the same spot again - and remember your cat can still smell the urine long after you can. Here are two products that are good at getting rid of the odor. Please follow the directions carefully - these do not work in the same way other cleaners work.
Do your inside-only cats miss going out and rolling in the grass?
Does your senior cat have arthritis? Laser therapy can make an amazing difference. Your vet might provide the service, or can refer you to a vet that does.
Laser Therapy for Arthritis
For help with your diabetic cat and to find out how to test his or her blood glucose and why you might want to do that:
Does your cat throw up or have diarrhea often?
Dr. Yuri Burstin, the "Helpful Vancouver Vet" explains kidney disease in cats.
Kidney Disease and Cats - Everything you need to know - YouTube
A wonderful resource, packed with info, if your cat is having kidney problems:
Tanya's Comprehensive Guide
to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
Woody's Pet Food Deli offers homemade raw (or cooked) food for cats. Please remember raw food must be handled carefully to be safe for your cat.
Woody's Pet Food Deli
A touching tribute to a much-loved cat:
Are you interested in helping injured or orphaned wildlife?
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Did you find a wild animal that needs help?
From Mary and Liz:
Pieces of fleece remnants from a fabric store are great to have around for cats. They can easily be cut to whatever size is needed and laid out in areas where kitty spends a lot of time - especially those cats who shed large amounts or leave cat litter everywhere they go. The fleece pieces are inexpensive, the edges don't fray and they are easy to launder. When they get worn out it's not a big deal to toss them out and replace with a new one.
Check your washer and dryer before doing your laundry! Cats - especially kittens - love to sneak into the machines while you're loading or unloading them - they're perfect, cozy hiding places for cats and kittens. They don't realize it's a certain death sentence if they're not discovered before it's turned on.
If your cat is one of the many who don't like going in a carrier, try taking a paper grocery bag and put that inside the carrier. Kitty still won't like the carrier, but being inside a paper bag helps some calm down.
From Bonnie & Marc:
If your young cat needs a new toy, try a ping pong ball in the bathtub!
From Cat Watch newsletter:
The Food and Drug administration has issued a warning about pets' exposure to a prescription topical non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for humans after reports of death and illness in cats. The owners of the cats had applied the lotion flurbiprofen to their own neck or feet to treat pain. Two cats in one household developed kidney failure and recovered with veterinary care. Two cats in a second household became ill and died despite treatment after developing loss of appetite, lethargy, dilute urine, vomiting and black, bloody stools. A third cat in the second household died after the owner had stopped the medication. Veterinarians who performed necropsies on the three cats found evidence consistent with NSAID toxicity in the kidneys and intestines. The FDA warns that even very small amounts of flurbiprofen can be dangerous to animals, and while it hasn't received reports of dogs becoming ill as a result of exposure to the drug, they may also be vulnerable.
(Cat Watch newsletter is published by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Feline Health Center)
From Karen and Ron:
Karen and Ron recently had a stray cat turn up in their yard. It was clearly lost or homeless, staying in their yard and very hungry. They took the cat to their local humane society. The first thing the humane society did was to scan the cat to see if it had a microchip implanted in it. It did! The humane society contacted the owners who were thrilled to get their cat back. The cat had been lost for 7 months. The moral of this story: Don't overlook that cat hanging around outside, someone may be looking for it.
Lulu might be gorgeous