Dean's Welcome Notes
A legislative alert page has been created, for you. I feel very strongly that pet owners and breeders are under attack by radical forces. Become educated about the different positions of the parties involved. Information is powerful!
As always, here at BreedersClub.net and CatsForYou.com we value your opinions and enjoy hearing from you.
Until next time,
From the Rocky and Bullwinkle TV cartoons,
what was the name of the genius dog, and his pet boy?
Go to the end of the newsletter for the answer.
Are You and Your Pets Foodies?
People are fascinated with food. Good old Webster's defines a foodie as "a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads". That definition has morphed over time to include people who like trying all the new restaurants, or reading the latest cookbooks, or experimenting with new ingredients, or simply an appreciation of great food.Alcohol (any) - can lead to coma and can be fatal
Avocado - contains a toxin called persin which can cause vomiting and diarrhea
Baby Food - if it contains onion powder, then it can be toxic - read the label
Bacon - contains fat and salt - can cause pancreatitis - can be fatal
Broccoli - toxic in large quantities
Chocolate - the darker the more harmful - contains theobromine - toxic to dogs
Coffee (all forms) and tea - these contain caffeine, which can cause tremors and seizures
Eggs (raw) - can cause Salmonella poisoning
Fatty foods - can cause pancreatitis - often requires hospitalization
Fish (raw) - can cause Salmonella poisoning
Fruit pits - contain small amounts of cyanide, which is poisonous
Garlic - in large amounts it can cause hemolytic anemia - can be life threatening
Green beans, Sweet corn, Lettuce, Potatoes, Yams - large pieces are undigestable
Hops residue (used in home brewing) - in dogs, this can be fatal
Liver - raw or 3 servings/week of cooked - can lead to Vitamin A toxicity - can cause problems with bones and weight loss
Macadamia nuts - contain an unknown toxin very harmful to pets - may require hospitalization - not normally fatal
Moldy or spoiled foods - contains a fungal toxin (mycotixin) that can cause diarrhea, seizures, and coma - can be fatal
Mushrooms - certain species can be fatal - easier to avoid all mushrooms
Nutmeg - can cause tremors, seizures and nervous system damage
Onions, onion powder, onion salt - contain thiosulphate, a toxin for pets - can cause hemolytic anemia - can be life threatening
Persimmons - can cause intestinal blockage
Potato peelings, green potatoes - contain oxalates - affects digestive, nervous and urinary systems
Poultry bones - can splinter
Raisins and grapes - unknown culprit in both raisins and grapes that can cause severe diarrhea and kidney failure - can be fatal
Rhubarb Leaves - contain oxalates - affects digestive, nervous and urinary systems
Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder - in large amounts can cause an electrolyte imbalance - can be fatal
Sweets made with xylitol (includes some sugar free candies) - can cause liver failure in dogs - can be fatal
Tomatoes - uncooked tomatoes contain glycoalkaloid solanine, which is toxic to cats, and can be near-fatal
Tuna - excessive amounts fed to a cat can be fatal
Turkey skin - can cause pancreatitis
Walnuts - contain a fungus which will cause seizures
Yeast dough - the yeast rises in your pet's belly, and can also cause ethanol poisoning - can be fatal
Being a foodie is all very well and good; unless it applies to your pet. Dogs and cats don’t have the digestive systems to be true foodies
And yet, we persist! Aw, just one bite won’t hurt Rover or Shadow...
Maybe it won't, but here's a list of definite (or strongly suggested) no-no's for your dogs and cats.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Siberian : the most hypoallergenic of the cat breeds!
They produce less allergens than any other breed of cat. If you love cats, but are mildly allergic to them, you may still be able to have a Siberian cat in your life - or 2, or 3 or 4 or 5!
Siberian cats originated in Russia, are great jumpers, and are intelligent and loyal. Sounds purr-fect to me!
"Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea"
Animal Trivia Answer: Mr. Peabody and his pet boy, Sherman
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