ForestWind Siberian Cat Blog
|Posted on January 14, 2022 at 8:00 AM|
Environmental Enrichment is Essential for Siberian cats. This intelligent, active, and affiliation seeking, medium to large sized breed will become bored, stressed, overweight without the proper safety, challenges, and stimulation in their environment. When humans made the choice to keep cats indoor instead of roaming miles a day, we accepted the responsibility for meeting the mental, emotional, social, and physical needs cats historically met themselves by roaming, exploration, hunting, and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 9, 2022 at 5:50 PM|
Tips on Selecting your Breeder: Quality & Value versus Price & Time
Before continuing your cattery search, you may want to take a moment to think about what you are offering to a kitten and her Breeder so that when you reach out, the Breeder will have a good sense of you and the home you will provide for their Siberian kitten. This is especially important today when most breeders have 1 to 2 year waits for kittens, or have closed their res...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM|
One of the least practiced but most important care strategies for your Siberian cat is regular, proper dental care.
Your Siberian's teeth and gums should be cleaned a minimum of 3 to 4 times a week; a dental exam given by your cat's Vetarinarian every 12 months; and professional dental cleanings scheduled every 24 to 36 months.
Be sure to ask your Breeder about...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|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 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...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 »