Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What Pet Sitters Want You To Know

It's getting that time of the year when families begin to travel for the holidays. If they have a furry companion living with them, they have three basic options: take their pet with them on the trip, leave their pet in a boarding facility, or hire a pet sitter.

Many people who live with dogs tend to take them along on trips. There are a small number of people who are traveling with their cats now, but most tend to keep them at home. What do you do if your cat doesn't travel with you?

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Caturday Art

Brulee is a beautiful Silver Shaded Persian Cat with luxurious white/silver fur. Her mother, Mikayla, is a Golden Shaded Persian Cat. I've always wondered what Brulee would look like as a golden instead of a silver...
Brulee using the Fairy Art Effect in LunaPic

Friday, November 22, 2019

Purrfect Bistro® - For Cats Who Demand the Finer Things

I'm continuously searching for appropriate cat food for my two Persian Cats. There's so much to choose: dry kibble, wet canned, wet pouches, homemade, and raw. I try to vary the type of protein and texture of the food I give my cats. I find the easiest (and most accepted) food to give my cats is wet food; either in a can or a pouch.

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One brand of food I've always depended on and that my cats love is Merrick®. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wellness Checkup for Cats - Understanding the Blood Chemistry Panels

November is recognized as National Senior Pet Month. My two cats, Truffle and Brulee, turned eight years old this past summer, and it's hard for me to accept they may be considered senior cats. I've stressed the importance of taking your cats to the vet for wellness checkups at least once a year in previous posts, but it's even more important they visit the veterinarian on a regular basis since they are becoming older for routine health screenings. Veterinarians recommend bi-annual checkups for senior cats that include blood work, urine analysis, and a full body examination. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Caturday Art

It's time to be creative again. I love to take a photo that's not quite purrfect and use various themes, art effects, and filters to make the photograph interesting. It's not often I can get a photo where both Truffle and Brulee are looking at me at the same time and I did, but it wasn't clear and the coloring was terrible. It's time for LunaPic!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Joy of Living with Cats - Bringing Home Brulee

Contrary to what some people may think - cats are independent, fluffy, affectionate animals who can have numerous health benefits for the humans who share their lives with them. Samir Becic (2017) states that cats can reduce stress and anxiety; decrease risks of a stroke, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, decrease the risk of heart disease and heart attacks, lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels, increase sociability, provide companionship, reduce the carbon footprint, and have therapeutic benefits. 
Brulee, Mom Paula, and Truffle on November 5, 2011