The Cat Man and TomTom give you the best #1 health tip video to have a long living healthy cat!
Warm summer months are here and you need to start watching for these dangers described in my blog 11 Cat Dangers. March is Poison Awareness Month for Pets and here is a link to my blog concerning pet poisoning and what to do. Dental health is very critical for maintaining good health. Here is a link to a blog about dental health and your pet.
Home Remedies for Cats with Urinary Tract Infection
In the herb pot!
By Claude West (Cat Man)
There are many natural remedies that will effectively treat feline urinary tract infections. The simple home remedies for cats with urinary tract infections outlined below will give good results. As always, I recommend that you consult a professional pet caregiver such as a veterinarian, certified naturopath, or holistic expert.
Ready-made home remedies
Ready-made 100%home remedies for cats are available from pet health shops. Please visit my website store to access the best shops. What I like about this is you do not have to calculate the dosages or strengths that are acceptable to a small animal. If you choose to do your own please be advised that health food stores or pharmacy do not always carry 100% all natural. Your best bet would be to go to a human naturopathic clinic. Continue reading →
Summer and winter gardens bring us many types of vegetables and unfortunately any and all of the neighborhood cats. How can kitty resist freshly turned soil since it smells so yummy and easy to dig a hole and poop or pee. Yes, this can be a problem for several reasons.
Cat poop does contain enteric bacteria that can be absorbed by the plant and actually be present in the fruit or vegetables. Pooping in the garden can also end up with surface contamination to low growing fruits and vegetables exposed to the contaminated soil. Always wash and sanitize your veggies before eating them raw.
You will have to also deal with the smell, as the garden is damp from watering and the Continue reading →
I recently read an article posted by Dr. Karen Becker and found it to be quite interesting. In this review, I will condense the information to keep it short and simple.
We often have the perception that bigger is more dangerous. While certainly there is truth in that statement, some of the world’s largest animals are responsible for fewer human deaths than some small insects and parasites.
The data based on number of recorded deaths per year as follows:
Sharks, primarily the Great White, Tiger and the Bull shark were responsible for ten deaths.
Wolves, mostly in India and neighboring countries have been responsible for about 10 deaths per year.
The Lion, King of the Jungle, kills approximately 100 people per year. Most attacks occur 10 days after a full moon cycle when the jungle is darkest at night. Continue reading →
Cats lack the proper enzymes to utilize grains, vegetables, or fruits for their nutrition needs
By Claude West (The Cat Man)
The cat diet requirements have not evolved for the last 10,000 years and that is the biggest reason why your cat needs raw meat. The best diet they could get is by capturing and eating a small mammal or bird. Yikes, does that mean we have to bring home live rats so our cats can have a proper diet? Could you or would you do that for your cat?
Journey (Journicus TaPusser) demonstrates eating raw chicken. Small bones can be easily chewed and digested when raw but become too brittle and could cause injury if cooked. Larger bones such as leg and thighs can be broken down with a hammer or mallet so kitty can eat them.
That may not be very realistic for most people unless you lived in the country and have a barn full of rats, for the cats of course. The small mammal is the true dietary standard for a cat, like it or not. What I propose is to try to mimic that diet with other raw meats, bones, and supplements. The homemade raw cat food would be the least expensive to make over a time. Continue reading →
On May 31 & June 1, as many as 200 shelters and rescue groups from eight communities across the country will participate in this event which aims to place 10,000 shelter dogs and cats in new homes. Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is the biggest free pet adoption event in America.
Dave Duffield and the Origins of Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days
2014 Estimated Funding: $4 Million
Participating Organizations: est. 200
Estimated Adoptions: 10,000
Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is going national in 2013. On June 1 & 2, as many as 200 shelters and rescue groups from eight communities across the country will participate in this event which aims to place 10,000 shelter dogs and cats in new homes. Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is the biggest free pet adoption event in America.
The goal of Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is to give all healthy, senior and treatable shelter dogs and cats a second chance. As in past years, adoption of dogs and cats will be free to qualified adopters. In return, Maddie’s Fund has set aside $4 million so it can give each shelter or rescue group $500 – $2,000 per adoption.*
*Maddie’s Fund will pay organizations $500 for each “cute and cuddly” adoption, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older or who has been treated for one or more medical condition and $2,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older and who has been treated for one or more medical condition.
Maddies is now in nine states and some of the participating metro areas for 2014 are:
New York City (New)
Washoe County, NV (New)
Dane County, WI (New)
Alachua County, FL (New)
Santa Clara County, CA (New)
Alameda County, CA
Contra Costa County, CA
San Francisco County, CA
This is a one weekend event so if you have been considering adopting a pet then this is the time! Statistics show that previous years adoptions have pets in their fur-ever home over 90% success.
What is hyperthyroid and how can I prevent this disease from happening?
By Claude West
In General, older cats may develop a hyperthyroid condition and dogs are just the opposite they develop a hypothyroid condition. For cats, this means that the thyroid glands are overproducing several types of thyroid hormones. This causes an increased heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to additional problems such as rupturing of capillaries in the eyes and kidneys if left untreated.
In a hyperthyroid condition, the thyroid gland is usually enlarging and producing more hormones than normal. The thyroid hormone helps to regulate many of the body’s metabolic systems such as heart rate. A hypothyroid is when the thyroid tissues slow down hormone production that may be due to genetic or immune system disorder. Continue reading →
Things going along great with kitty until all of a sudden many things are wrong!
By Claude West (Cat Man)
What the heck is pancreatitis and what just happened to my cat?Seems even the veterinarian cannot exactly explain what or why because this condition usually exists when there are other compromised medical conditions with the cat.There may be an ongoing infection in the intestines or condition with the liver at the same time making diagnosis with just a physical examination difficult.
The pancreas is a small organ tucked under the beginning of the small intestine and its purpose is to:
Produce hormones like insulin to regulate blood sugar level
Digestive Enzymes that help reduce food to simple usable compounds
It is the second function releasing digestive enzymes into the small intestine that usually is the cause of an inflamed pancreas.Several specific blood tests along with ultra sound imaging have proven valuable in diagnosis of pancreatitis.
Here is Dr. Karen Becker from Mercola.com providing additional information about this disease.
Causes of pancreatitis are under investigation but pathology indicates that somehow the digestive enzymes have leaked back inside the pancreas after they were activated causing inflammation to the organ.Some events that may cause this condition are: Continue reading →
Make resolutions to improve your pet’s health in 2014.Make sure that the resolutions you make are reasonable and achievable.
By Claude West (The Cat Man)
Seems like just yesterday with I first blogged about making resolutions for my three cats.To date we have achieved most of the New Year’s resolutions I made for 2013 and am looking forward to continuing this for 2014.
Sadie our senior kitty!
I am happy to report that her last blood work had improved levels although the disease will continue to progress.She is holding her own and we have recently started IV fluids to keep her from dehydration and help her reduce toxin buildup in her blood and urine.My 2014 resolution for Sadie is to continue with the natural supplements and IV fluids.
Towards the last quarter of 2013, I started using a holistic veterinarian who makes house calls.We had tried some acupuncture but Sadie is not comfortable with that therapy.One of the best discoveries for health help is energy healing from Reisa Stone.She gave Sadie both energy healing and training so Sadie can continue it herself.I highly recommend Reisa to provide energy healing with any of your pets that are sick suffering with injury or disease.Continue reading →