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07/31/2019

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07/16/2019

Well I have to share with my kitty people people..I have a new program I have started to not only loose weight but to help me with fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and fatigue..2 days I have lost 2 lbs, less cravings, curbed appetite Check out the group I am going to post and then comment if you are interested in more information

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10 Reasons Why Being A "Crazy Cat Person" Is A Good Thing - iHeartCats.com

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Being called a “crazy cat lady” used to be a negative thing, usually reserved for single women with a house full of cats. But it turns out there are plenty of good reasons to actually embrace being a “crazy cat person.” Where did that expression come from, anyway? According to NBC …

Alannah 8 1/2 months old.If all goes as planned, I will be breeding her late Summer.
03/24/2019

Alannah 8 1/2 months old.
If all goes as planned, I will be breeding her late Summer.

03/18/2019
Petco

Love is a beautiful thing

After being rescued, Sonny wouldn't stop meowing. Here's why!
Learn more about this animal rescue: Flatbush Cats

10 Reasons Why Being A "Crazy Cat Person" Is A Good Thing - iHeartCats.com
03/18/2019
10 Reasons Why Being A "Crazy Cat Person" Is A Good Thing - iHeartCats.com

10 Reasons Why Being A "Crazy Cat Person" Is A Good Thing - iHeartCats.com

Being called a “crazy cat lady” used to be a negative thing, usually reserved for single women with a house full of cats. But it turns out there are plenty of good reasons to actually embrace being a “crazy cat person.” Where did that expression come from, anyway? According to NBC …

03/03/2019

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02/20/2019
Animal Antics

Adorable

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"

Alannah,  is growing too fast
02/18/2019

Alannah, is growing too fast

02/18/2019
Humour pics

Not sure about the bar soap 🤣

I take a shower

02/18/2019
Humour pics

Not sure about the bar soap 🤣

I take a shower

02/18/2019
Love Meow

Awe!

These kitties and foster kitties love their cat dad :)
(courtesy: @pokeypotpie)

02/14/2019
Pusheen

Pusheen

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02/07/2019
LADbible

My kitten climbs up my leg but hasn't gotten this far yet

And I thought my cat was needy... 😼

LadyLola

Best friends
01/26/2019

Best friends

Perovskia Siberians
01/25/2019

Perovskia Siberians

01/04/2019
LADbible

LADbible

My energy levels by Friday... 😴😸

12/25/2018
Pusheen

Pusheen

Merry Christmas! 😸🎄

Happy Living
12/16/2018

Happy Living

12/15/2018
Pusheen

Pusheen

'Tis the Season for spreading cheer! 🎶💖

12/15/2018
Love Meow

So adorable

“Wake up guys! Foster Mom is filling our bottles!”
(courtesy: Barb @kitten_faces)

Yep, that would be my clothes 🤣
11/27/2018

Yep, that would be my clothes 🤣

My little Angel
10/10/2018

My little Angel

So excited about my new little girl. Angel will be arriving on Sunday afternoon, all the way from Canada.
10/04/2018

So excited about my new little girl. Angel will be arriving on Sunday afternoon, all the way from Canada.

10/04/2018

I seems my page is a little messed up, at least on my end. Please lett me know if you are see the new posts.

09/22/2018
Sibericat Siberians

Feeding dry cat food can be hazardous to your kitties health

Excellent article that all cat owners need to read and share

What Dry Food Does to Your Cat's Pee
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Answers: What Dry Food Does to Your Cat's Pee
Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2018 03:23 PM
Published: Saturday, October 10, 2015 03:15 PM
Written by Guillermo Díaz. MV


I've been feeding my cat premium dry food all of his life, as our vet recommended. He is now 15 months old and, all of a sudden, he developed urinary blockage. After a very painful and costly procedure that included an IV catheter, blood work, anesthesia, urethral catheterization, bladder lavage and pain medication, he finally recovered and got back to normal life. The vet recommended that I now feed him a dry kibble prescription diet. I'm very confused right now because I found out that dry food can lead to urinary problems. Is this correct? Please help.

These kinds of problems don't occur "all of a sudden." They brew for a long time until the physiology of the cat can't cope with the imbalance anymore and disease appears. It could be urinary blockage, cystitis, kidney disease, IBD, diabetes, hair loss, dental problems or something else. With a urinary blockage, the owner realizes her cat is straining, urinating tiny droplets or not urinating at all, licking his pen*s and making odd vocalizations. Before these events the cat doesn't show any unusual behavior and appears perfectly normal.

In order to understand why cats get their tiny urethra blocked, we must do a quick review of the amazing physiology of felines. Cats evolved their physiology after living for millennia in extreme water-depleted environments such as the desert. This is the reason why their thirst drive is very low compared to other mammals such as dogs. So, if cats living in a water-depleted environment can't get enough water to drink, where are they supposed to get their fluids from? They get it from their food. And this very fact about feline physiology has not changed a bit despite all of the changes of our modern society. Our cats remain the same desert dwellers, and hunters, as were their ancestors.

Keep in mind that an average cat prey animal such as a mouse, lizard or small bird, contains approximately 75 percent water. The average percentage of water in dry kibble is 8 percent - go check the bag. A cat consuming a dry food diet does appear to drink more water, but, in the end, when moisture intake from all sources is added together - what's in their dish plus what they drink - the cat on dry food consumes much less water than a cat eating a natural raw diet or a canned diet. This means that cats eating dry food are in a permanent state of some level of dehydration.



Because of the physiological adaptations to a water-depleted environment, a cat's kidneys produce very concentrated urine, with a specific gravity usually greater than 1.040.¹ Specific gravity, denoted as SG, refers to how much solutes are held in suspension in the urine. In cats, a number below 1.020 often means the kidneys aren't working properly.² For comparison, distilled water has a SG of 1.000 and human urine is usually between 1.002 and 1.030. When cats eat a raw meat diet on a regular basis, an adequate amount of water is entering into their urinary systems and therefore flushing out the minerals and crystals in formation, keeping the bladder and the urethra healthy. I must stress though, that the finding of crystals in the urine of any species is normal. When an individual ingests an adequate amount of water for their species, the minerals and crystals are eliminated on a regular basis, preventing the buildup of stones in the urinary tract.

When cats are given a water-depleted diet, i.e. dry kibble, the minerals from the food and metabolism build up in the bladder because of the reduced frequency of urination, producing hyper-concentrated, over-saturated urine leading finally to blockage. One can think of it this way: if you keep adding sugar to a cup of water, at some point the water can't dilute any more and it begins to precipitate out at the bottom of the cup.

I want you to realize how detrimental dry kibble is to the feline urinary system. The main compound found in the urine of blocked cats is struvite crystals. When a strict carnivore is fed a high carbohydrate diet its urine becomes alkaline which promotes the formation of struvite crystals. An alkaline urine is very insulting to the mucous membrane of the bladder, generating inflammation and the production of an increased amount of mucous and blood clots, and the final result is a plug in the urethra.

In order to have a healthy urinary system, all cats must maintain an acid urine and this is achieved naturally by eating a raw diet. So, the benefits of a natural raw diet are: an acid pH of the urine, which promotes a healthy bladder; an adequate water intake; and the constant excretion through urination of solutes and minerals, including struvite crystals.
With all of the information available, why do veterinarians still recommend a dry type of food to "cure" a disease originated by eating a dry type of food? Because they are taught to do so at vet schools? Because of the profit margins for their practice? Because they didn't take the time to do some research? I don't know. Wouldn't it be more logical to recommend a raw diet? Cats would be far better fed, their urinary systems would be much healthier and the owners much happier.

Additional Reading
Raw Meat and Kibble Don't Mix
Raw Meat and Kibble Don't Mix
Feeding for Urinary and Kidney Health
Feeding for Urinary and Kidney Health
You Said You Feed Your Cat, What?
You Said You Feed Your Cat, What?
Rice Isn't Nice
Rice Isn't Nice

A final thought and something I want to repeat, feline urinary tract obstruction happens not because of the simple presence of crystals in the urine, it happens because of the lack of water. We must do everything we can to help cats eat a diet that allows their systems to function normally and thus avoid urinary problems.

Important: A cat with a urinary blockage needs immediate veterinary care. The situation is life threatening if not treated.

Note: Feline Nutrition provides feline health and nutrition information as a public service. Diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions should always be in consultation with your own veterinarian. Feline Nutrition disclaims all warranties and liability related to the veterinary advice and information provided on this site.


Dr. Guillermo Díaz studied veterinary medicine at the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Perú. He currently practices in Lima and also provides veterinary services to a large number of local rescue organizations.

1. JD Bonagura and RW Kirk, editors, Terapéutica Veterinaria de Pequeños Animales, 12th Edition, 1997.
2. SE Aiello, editor, The Merck Veterinary Manual, 8th Edition, 1998.

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05/13/2018
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03/15/2018

I have seen Siberians do the same..

01/01/2018
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12/25/2017
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12/24/2017
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12/22/2017
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UrgentVet, Inc.

This handsome boy came in today because his mom was concerned about tremors that he had developed a few hours before bringing him in. As it turns out his mom applied a drop of flea and tick prevention to his neck earlier that morning. The flea and tick prevention was for dogs, and it contained an ingredient called permethrin which is toxic to cats. The chemical affects the cat's nervous system and can be deadly if not treated. His mom had no idea that this could happen and she let us share her sweet kitty's story to help educate others about the dangers of using chemicals containing Permethrin on and around cats. We stabilized our feline friend with IV fluids and medications to help with his tremors, and by the end of the night, he was feeling much better!

12/13/2017
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When your cat hits the treadmill more than you do... (via In The Know)

12/09/2017
Love Meow

Easy and cheap

Who needs expensive toys when you have a box to play in :)
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12/08/2017
Pusheen

Pusheen

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11/07/2017
Cat Lovers Only

This would be so cool to have for the Siberians

This playground is paw-sitively paw-some 🐱

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10/31/2017
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Pusheen

Happy Halloween! 🎃🕷👻

06/26/2017

All my kitties have new homes... I am now retired from raising kittens, but hope to again in the future.
If you are interested in Siberians, my friend Daisley Siberians has retired adults she is rehoming as well as kittens available this Fall and Winter.
I am on a new adventure as a Missionary with YWAM Montana, currently in Ternopil Ukraine.
Thank you all for following my page the last few years.
I have a missions group, "Montana to the Nations", if you would like to follow my journey. Also, feel free to send me a friend request, if you are interested in staying in touch.
May God Bless you all,

Teresa ❤

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