We often don't realise that ordinary everyday plants and foliage around the home and garden can be deadly for our cat. It's worth remembering that while it is the season to be jolly there is nothing jolly about having to find a vet New Years Day because your cat has chewed the holly and is convulsing on the floor. This article is worth a look, it may surprise you just what plants can make your cat sick.
Christmas can be toxic to a cat
We can forget in our good will Christmas cheer that a lot of the foods we love and enjoy over the festive season is deadly stuff for our cat. Safest option is just remember that whatever we eat is human food so don't give it to the cat. By all means give them special treats but only the ones designed for a carnivore, your cat. Some special cuts of fresh chicken, fresh fish or even home made cat treats baked in the oven will tempt and treat your feline friend. Here is an interesting article to guide you about the don't of feeding your feline friend those Christmas temptations.http://andmycat.com/2013/12/toxic-temptations-foods-your-cat-should-never-eat.html
Here is an easy home made recipe to treat your cat.
Chicken treats for Cats
Take 1 lb. of fresh organic free-range boneless chicken breast and freeze until firm but not frozen (about two hours). This makes the chicken easier to cut.
Preheat oven to 200°F is equal to 93.33°C
Oil a large cookie sheet
With a large, sharp chef’s knife slice thin. Then cut into smaller pieces about 1 inch square
Place chicken pieces on baking sheet
Sprinkle with sea salt (about half a tsp.)
Bake for 2 hours or until crispy
Once cool, transfer to an airtight storage container.
The treats can be broken into smaller pieces if desired. These treats are healthy but not a meal replacement. Limit treats to a couple a day. While the treats are cooling, the smell will be irresistible so keep your kitties away.
The cat and the ferrets
I just love those unlikely friendships between animals, especially cats, and this video of Ned the cat and his two ferret companions is just adorable.....enjoy.
How to bath your cat
Let's be clear from the outset, cats hate baths so if you embark on this decision remember it isn't for the fainthearted. I know this from personal experience after a particularly awful occasion when I had no choice but to bath a flea infested cat. She was a feisty cat anyway but she really let me have it when it came to a bath. Naively I thought the best place to do it was the shower cubicle, a place I could close the door on her to prevent escape. Of course I knew I would get wet so undressed with a bucket of medicated water I attempted to bath Cleo. To say she was angry would be an understatement. She threw out all claws in my direction and hooked into the skin around my knee with determined ferocity. Bleeding and in considerable pain I decided this was not a good idea and withdrew to consider Plan B.