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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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Environmental Enrichment for the Siberian Cat

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 6:55 AM

# 1 Best Friend.  This is the best strategy for most kittens.  Having a feline buddy is physically and emotionally beneficial for cats.  It is simplest to provide that best friend from the beginning / early on.


#2 Activities & Enrichment

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Chicken Stock Recipe

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 9:55 PM

Old Fashioned Chicken Stock Recipe.

Chicken stock is a wonderful way to add nutritious hydration to your Siberian cat's diet. Simply stir some stock (aka "broth"), into your Siberian's wet food. Increasing a Siberian cat's hydration is a terrific way to avoid urinary blockages, kidney problems, dehyration, and a bunch of other ills. 

Ingredients

1 whole chicken, rinsed

2 pounds of carrots

Water to cover

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Support & Successes with Allergic + Asthmatic Families

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 4:25 AM

We place most of our kittens into allergy and/or asthmatic homes. 2015 is our 10th year of Siberian Cat breeding. During that time we have needed to rehome three (3) kittens placed in allergy or asthma homes.

 

We believe a large part of our success rate is careful screening and support of prospective Kitten Families. We are not focused on kitten sales, but rather kitten placements. By this we mean we want to ensure - cat allergy family or not - that there is a proper fit b...

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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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Allergic? 8 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

1. Showering Only in the Morning

When you spend a lot of time outside, particularly if you’re working

out in the yard, pollen can end up on your skin and hair, worsening

allergy symptoms. If you’re highly allergic to pollen, it’s a good

idea to take a second shower after you come inside, to rinse away

the pollen...

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