Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cat photos

I made some new cat photos.

We don't like you!

Cat whiskers

Monday, December 22, 2008

My new kitten

My new kitten is getting better and better. I am so happy. It frightened me a lot the first few days. The little kitten was having a fever, its eyes were closed by pus and its eyelids were bloated. Its tail was all in blood and pus. And it was breathing very hard.
It was spending all time sleeping near the heater.

I got pissed by the local vets. They were somewhat rude and their ideas for treatment were frightening. I know a very good veterinarian, but she works in another town. I am very thankful that she helped us after all.

Finally the kitten is getting better. Its eyes are perfectly fine, it is breathing well, eats and plays a lot like any little kitten. Only its tail needs more treatment, but it will be fine.

Now I think for a name, good for a cute tabby female kitten with short and funny tail. A little like bobtail. Maybe Risa?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cat sanctuary

I've just watched this video. It made me a great impression.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


funny pictures of cats with captions
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New kitten

I got new kitten two days ago. Just a small, sweet, gray, tabby cat girl. She is something like 3 months old. Her tail is torn on the middle and the other part is full of pus wounds. Her eyes have problems and she have a big gathering on her upper lip. I am not a pro in cat medicine terms, I hope I said it right.
Maybe the kitten was injured by a car engine.
We had a consultation with a vet(two different vets) and now the kitten is treated with medicines.

Cat recipes or is it so hard to make balanced diet for a cat?

This is a rather popular scam from the commercial cat food producers. I'll try to describe it here.
Many people feel that it is not right their cat to eat only commercial cat food. Really, sometimes there are pet food recalls or just kidney problems or etc. We know for us- humans that we need to eat various different food to be healthy. So why is so different for cats? Cat manufacturers says - your cat needs only our food for all of its life - see we have food for kittens, food for adults, food for ill cats and so on. And all of them contain all the daily needs of your cat. But is it really true?

Does the science/cat food manufacturer/vet know - what are exactly the daily needs for a cat? There are many health problems related to food. Every two - three years science found new, necessary ingredient for cat foods. And there are mass pet food recalls.

So I think that feeding a cat with commercial cat food is frightening. Many people like me think this way. And here is the catch. People don't just start feeding their cat anything, they search internet and ask their vets - how is the right way to feed my cat?

The answer is a complex table of vitamins, minerals, etc and of course a list of products that contain them and dosages. And all of it counted for a daily need. I won't argue if this numbers are correct or not, and are they even valid for every cat.
But the fact is there, cat owners need to make complex recipes to achieve the daily cat needs, sometimes so complex, that the cat just doesn't want to look at the end creation. (Somewhat disgusting)

But here is my question. Are you yourself eating the same values for your food every day? Are you taking the daily dosages of anything every day? Why does the cat need the same food in exact numbers day after day? Is it really ok?

What is a cat food recipe? Nothing, just a scam. Cats need variety of foods just like people. The only difference is that they need mostly variety of meets with very few supplements?

And here is the simple solution, if you calculate the values of food ingredients for a month it will be a lot more easily to make a healthy diet for a cat. And the cat won't need to eat a strange mixture. For example - my cats love roasted chicken without anything else on it. Why do I need to add anything to a just cooked chicken?

Maybe I am wrong. I am not a vet. This is just my opinion. I'll be happy to see a discussion.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cat food

Do you know what is the best cat food?

funny pictures of cats with captions
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dog fun

Boiled eggs

Do you know that boiled eggs can be a healthy supplement to your cat's diet. Just don't forget not to give them too often, 1 egg once or twice a week is pretty enough. Given more often boiled eggs can cause some problems.

Raw eggs are not good for cats (like for us) because they can be source of Salmonellosis. If they are cooked, there is no harm. Recently there was recall for some pet vitamins because of Salmonellosis so don't consider that giving a pet food all the time will be safe enough. Of course there are some premium pet food with responsible manufacturers to rely on. I have my favorite brand cat food but I think that the best cat diet must include both home made and commercial cat food.

Cat fun

The mean kitty song - lol

Can cats drink cow milk?

This is a quite famous question. All of us have seen kids movies where a cat drinks milk from a bowl with the cat's name. And this image is so popular that if you ask a kid what should a cat eat it will answer - milk.

The answer of this question is a little more complex. Some experts say that people should not give their cats milk because the cow milk can make them sick and give them diarrhea. This is caused by the so called lactose intolerance. You can learn more about it from wikipedia's article about milk.

My opinion is on the other side. I think that cow's milk acts the same way for humans and for cats. If I drink too much real cow milk I'll have the same symptoms, but I love to drink only one cup per day. And I give to my cats milk from time to time. I am not sure if this is good or bad, they don't show any signs of illness after drinking it. And some of them really love milk. Of course I am careful with kittens or ill cat but till now I haven't got any problems related to milk.

This is only my opinion, I am not an expert. For health and nutrition problems people should consult mainly their vets.

Edit: I found some old pictures of my cats drinking milk. They are sweet!

cat drink milk
kitten drink milk