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Preparing Your Home to Welcome Allergic Guests

Posted on November 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM

From Cheryl Krause, CEO and President of Cee DeeKay, Inc.


It won't be long before families will be gathering together to celebrate the many holidays that fall in the last two months of the year. Windows will be washed, tablecloths ironed, and cakes and cookies baked in preparation of the arrival of out-of-town guests. Thoughtful hosts and hostesses plan seating arrangements well in advance to make sure that dining partners get alon...

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Allergy Friendly Home Care Strategies

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Fel d1 is a tiny protein expressed in saliva, skin oils, and via the anal glands. Salivary Fel d1 is spread through the fur during grooming, and sebaceous FEL d1 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 d1 ends up in the litter box, of course, which is why Unfair Rule # 1 for allergy ...

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Multiple Cats Need Multiple Scratchers

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Multiple Siberian cats at home? You need multiple scratching posts!

 

Why? It reduces Cat: Cat tensions, and increases liklihood of using proper scratching surfaces

 

Remember to offer tall, sturdy posts in a variety material (sisal, cardboard, wood), and a variety of locations.

 

Learn more from Pam Johnson-Bennett, a Cat Behaviouralist in h...

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Pet Health Insurance: What's It All About?

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 5:10 PM

Pet Insurance is not right for everyone. It is both an emotional and financial decision specific to each pet owner. We strongly urge you to research pet insurance to decide if it’s right for your family. Prior to making any commitment with a company, ask every question you can until you hear the right answer for your family, read the entire contract to the end, and pay very close attention to the fine print. If you don’t understand what your contract says, inquire t...

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Introducing a Second Cat

Posted on April 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Don't be afraid to introduce a second cat

By Pam Johnson-Bennett, CABC | Pets – Thu, Feb 26, 2009 10:38 PM EST

"You want your cat to have a feline companion but you're terrified at the thought of attempting to get Fluffy to play nice with a new roommate. Does that mean she's doomed to live a lonely life without a feline friend? Certainly not. The biggest mistake owners make is that they do the wrong int...

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Supporting your Siberian After a Loss

Posted on April 19, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Pam Johnson-Bennett's helpful article, Do Cats Grieve? is full of support on helping your Siberian cat heal after the loss of another pet. 

"Many people don’t realize animals grieve the loss of companions and family members. Even if companion cats had a hostile relationship, the surviving cat may still grieve the loss. There’s confusion about where the other cat has gone. The cat, regardless of whether they were close o...

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10 Allergy Rules

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Did you know that one of the most common questions we receive  "Why do some people react to one cat with known low Fel d 1 levels and not to another cat with known low fel d 1 levels?"

 

And the very simple answer most often is, "Because the humans with the reactive cat are not following ForestWind Siberian's allergy care strategies." What are those easy to implement steps? Read on...


 

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How to Allergy-Proof Your Bedroom

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM

How to Allergy-Proof Your Bedroom

by Linnea Lundgren and Jeff Wald, MD

The average person spends about eight hours a night in their bedroom. Whether you sleep alone or with a significant other, you always have unwanted company in the form of dust mites, mold spores, and possibly animal dander. Microscopic mites, in particular, love lounging in your bed, your pillows, and your comforter, feasting away on dead skin f...

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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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