|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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 16, 2019 at 3:35 PM|
# 1 strategy for a physically and emotionally healthy feline: a best friend. It is simplest to provide that best friend from the beginning / early on. There are a few Siberians who prefer solo life / king or queen of the castlehood, and we make that clear at kitten selection time.
#2 providing activities and enrichment for your Siberians to in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 2, 2019 at 2:30 PM|
#FridayFYI two 15 minute daily sessions of interactive play with your Siberian cat are essential for physical and mental well being of your pet.
|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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM|
We place most of our kittens into cat allergic and / or asthmatic homes. 2019 is our 15th year in Siberian Cat breeding. During these years we have only needed to rehome three (3) kittens who were placed into allergy or asthma homes.
We believe a large part of our success rate is our careful screening and support of prospective Kitten Families. (To define "Kitten Family:" it can be one person + a ForestWind kitten, or multiple people living together as a family + a ForestWind kitten). ...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|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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|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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 3, 2018 at 5:00 AM|
Even in dogs, females are more often dominant than males. Easiest fit into a home
with a Siberian cat or two will be a non Alpha, non Beta male puppy.
Before going to meet puppies, first research how to assess canine
temperament in a puppy litter. You want to chooose the “middle of the road” puppy - easy going,
calm, curious, not hyper, not dominant, not anxious or shy.
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