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Prevent the Spread of Fel d 1 Throughout Your Home

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Fel d 1 is a tiny protein expressed in saliva, skin oils, and via the anal glands. Salivatory Fel d 1 is spread through your Siberian's fur during grooming; and sebaceous Fel d 1 also spreads through the fur through expression. The Fel d 1 enters the atmosphere via loose hair, dander, and the litter box.. The allergen is very stable and can remain active in the environment for over a year. Anally expressed Fel d 1 ends up in the litter box, of course, which is why Unfair Rule # 1 for aller...

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Fel d 1 Testing Issues and Costs in Siberian Kittens

Posted on August 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Allergen testing (fel d 1 level testing) for kittens is now available. This is information about how it works and some of the challenges for the potential Kitten Family and for ForestWind if allergen testing is pursued. Some of the limitations of testing are cost and the increased age of the kitten at placement.

Allergy testing for kittens is $600 per kitten. This fee includes the Vet visit with the charges to collect the samples; overnighti...

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10 Steps to Find Your Lost Siberian Cat

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Lost Cat? 10 Tips to a Safe Return

We rounded up tips to get lost cats safely home.

By Anastasia Thrift | Posted: July 21, 2014, 12 p.m. EDT

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month, so we checked in with the latest advice on finding lost cats. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, nearly one out of five pets go missing after lou...

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Hide and Seek - A Pet Thriller!!

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 1:25 AM

One of the perks of being a cat breeder is belonging to some pretty terrific Yahoo lists. One of my favourites, Fancier's Health, owned by Lorraine Shelton, is filled with the many of the bright lights and big names that many pet lovers will recognize :) One of these bright lights is Amy Shojai, CABC (IAABC Certified Behavior Consultant) who is a prolific author, and ...

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Allergic? Don't Make These 8 Mistakes!

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Don't let the cat get your nose! 8 tips for an allergy friendly home.

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Planning a move to a new home?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:30 AM

New Year, New Home?

If you are planning to relocation in 2014, take some time to help your feline friend move safely, successfully, and with the least amount of stress possible.

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Wall Street Journal Photo Opp!!

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM

ForestWind Siberians has just been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about our cattery and Siberians' hypoallergenic trait :)


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HELP! I Think My Cat's Been Poisoned!

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

If Your Cat’s Been Poisoned

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Poisons - Can Taste Like Candy to Cats!

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Poisons!!! Insecticides and Other Chemicals

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HELP! My Cat Won't Let Me Sleep!

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Romeo, a Persian cat and star of the cat humor blog "Romeo The Cat," is famous for his early morning wake-up tactics. Here are just a few, documented by Caroline Golon, Romeo’s "chief of staff."

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