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Environmental Enrichment

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 3:35 PM

ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT

 

# 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...

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Interactive Play

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. 

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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FYI Allergy & Asthma Homes

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). ...

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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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Transition: Bringing Home a Puppy

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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Resources for Raw Feeding Cats

Posted on June 30, 2018 at 7:05 PM

Frozen Raw Food Options in no particular order. Remember to add feline multivitamins (we use Kitty Bloom, linked below), dissolved in chicken stock (broth). 

We Feed Raw

Hare Today

Bravo

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