ForestWind Siberian Cat Blog
|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...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM|
|Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:05 AM|
Want your very own lapful -- or climberful -- of love? ForestWind Siberians Kittens available for September 2014 <3 Email us at SweetSiberians@aol.com to reserve one of your very own!
|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...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM|
1. No Pets in the Cat Allergic Bedroom: Keep allergens out of the bedroom - 8 hours of allergy free breathing can make the difference between no to low reactivity and an uncomfortably itchy/sneazy time. Always bathe before bed, and leave that day's clothing in a bathroom hamper instead of in the bedroom.
2. Use Air Filters: Carefully research air filtration units, and place one in your bedroom and one in the kitten's bedroom. Repl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM|
Fel d 1 is a tiny protein expressed in saliva, skin oils, and via the anal glands. Salivary Fel d 1 is spread through the 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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:25 PM|
We are a developing breeding program, only nine years old, and we believe in just a few litters per queen and for each stud, together with early retirements for both.
So, we breed when we have the properly paired parents available. We are trying to build genetic diversity into North America - sadly the difficulties of importing when the breed began being imported in 1990 led to limited genetic pool, a lot of inbree...Read Full Post »