Posted in Cat Food, Cat Litter

Muncie Police Department thinking outside of the Litter Box for fines


Muncie Police Department (MPD) thinking outside of the Litter Box for fines. In Muncie, IN if you got a parking ticket, the city was trying a new way to pay your fine by thinking outside of the litter box. Donate Cat Food or Cat Litter.

Muncie Police Department (MPD) thinking outside of the Litter Box for fines. In Muncie, IN if you got a parking ticket, the city was trying a new way to pay your fine by thinking outside of the litter box. Donate Cat Food or Cat Litter.
Muncie Police Department Photos

The Muncie Police Department (MPD) decided in lue of paying the $25 fine, you could donate up to $25 worth of cat food and cat litter to pay your fine. However, it did not include handicap parking violations or any violation that would have to run through the court system or state, according to the Facebook post.

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Posted in Cat Food

15+ Cat Food Brands


15+ Cat Food Brands – Here is a list of cat food brands. #CatFood

Cat Food Brands
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15+ Cat Food Brands

  1. Friskies
  2. Purina
  3. Science Diet
  4. Fancy Feast
  5. Meow Mix
  6. Iams
  7. Sheba
  8. Kit & Kaboodle
  9. 9 Lives
  10. Purina One
  11. Blue
  12. Whiskas
  13. Hill’s Prescription Diet
  14. nulo Free Style
  15. Generic Brands
  16. Tiki Cat

What are some other Cat Food Brands?

Feel free to share in the comments so we can add them to the list.

 

 

Posted in Cat Diets, Cat Food, Cats, vegetarian diets

Cats and vegetarian diets may not make an ideal match.


Cats and vegetarian diets may not make an ideal match. Cats have a greater need for protein than their canine counterpart.

Cats and vegetarian diets may not make an ideal match.

While protein can be found in a vegetarian diet, different proteins contain different levels of amino acids cats need to survive. Taurine is an amino acid found in meat and fish that cats cannot synthesize, meaning they must get it through their diets. If cats’ diets don’t include sufficient taurine, the resulting deficiency can lead to heart disease and other potentially serious health problems. Cats also need more protein than dogs, making vegetarian diets for felines an especially risky proposition and one many veterinarians advise against.

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Article compliments of MetroCreative. PE154081

Posted in Cat Food, Dog Food

Foods that cats and dogs should never eat


Nutritious diets are essential to long-term pet health. Many well-intentioned pet owners feed their pets foods they believe are nutritious, only to learn that certain foods, even those deemed healthy for humans, can be quite dangerous to dogs and cats.

Foods that cats and dogs should never eat

Cats and dogs metabolize foods and other substances differently from humans. WebMD reports that each year, there are more than 100,000 cases of pet poisoning in the United States. Many of these instances were caused by household substances that may seem perfectly harmless. Medications, cleaning products and certain foods can poison pets. Dogs tend to be at higher risk for food poisoning, particularly because they are less discriminatory with regard to food.

Foods that cats and dogs should never eat

Before caving into the temptation to share snacks with their pets, pet owners should recognize the common foods the ASPCA and other pet welfare organizations list as the most likely to contribute to pet poisonings worldwide.

Chocolate:

Chocolate is accountable for roughly one-quarter of all toxic exposures. Chocolate contains methylxanthines, which are found in cacao seeds. When ingested by pets, methylxanthines can cause excessive thirst and urination, panting, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, and seizures. Serious cases can be fatal. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate are especially dangerous for pets.

Grapes/raisins:

Grapes, raisins, sultanas, and currants, whether raw or cooked, can cause kidney failure in dogs. Not all dogs are affected. However, these fruits should be avoided. Symptoms include lethargy, diarrhea and vomiting within 24 hours of consumption.

Hops:

Commonly used for brewing beer, hops have become a greater risk for pets now that home brewing as a hobby or side business has become popular. When ingested, hops can cause a rapid heart rate, anxiety, vomiting, and other abdominal symptoms. Essential oils and tannins in hops also can cause high fever when pets ingest them.

Macadamia nuts:

These nuts can cause depression, vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia in dogs.

Milk and dairy:

Do not give dogs and cats milk to lap up, and avoid giving them high amounts of cheese and other dairy foods. Pets do not possess significant amounts of lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk. Therefore, diarrhea and digestive upset is likely to occur when pets consume dairy.

Onions/garlic:

These aromatic ingredients are not a good idea for pets, particularly cats. Onions contain an ingredient called thiosulphate, which is toxic to cats and dogs. The ingestion of onions and onion-related foods can cause a condition called hemolytic anemia. This is damage to red blood cells that causes the cells circulating throughout the pet’s body to burst.

Xylitol:

Keep pets away from sugarless gums and candies that contain Xylitol, which also may be used in toothpaste. The substance causes insulin to release in most species, which can lead to liver failure.

Pet owners should be aware that the foods they eat regularly may not be safe for their pets. Always consult with a veterinarian before giving pets foods commonly eaten by humans.

Article compliments of MetroCreative. PE174895

Posted in Cat Food, Cat Toys, Cat Treats, Fleas, Litter Box, New Cat, New Cat Checklist, Vets

New Cat Checklist


New Cat Check List by LifeLine Animal Project. Getting a new cat or kitten? This list may help you with what you need.

New Cat Checklist

  • Breakaway safety collar
  • ID Tag
  • Food & water bowl
  • Cat Food
  • Scratching Post
  • Cat Bed
  • Litter Box
  • Cat Litter
  • Litter Scoop
  • Cat Treats
  • Cat Toys
  • Choose a Veterinarian
  • Flea Prevention
  • Spaded / Neutering
  • Shots

Below is an image from LifeLine Animal Project.

New Cat Checklist (LifeLine Animal Project)

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