ForestWind Siberian Kittens & Cats
All about Cat Allergies, Litterbox issues, Behavior Problems, Health Needs ...
Just about everything you need to know to keep your Siberian kitten or cat happy, healthy, and as hypoallergenic as possible!
|Posted on November 17, 2013 at 12:20 AM|
Before you bring home your new ForestWind Siberian kitten or cat, the most important thing you can do to ensure she is happy, outgoing, and healthy is to prepare her Transitioning Room and learn about the importance of Transitioning and how to accomplish this welcome home successfully.
Learn how to accomplish this key phase by reading our "Note" on our ForestWind Siberian Cats Facebook Fan Page about the importance of providing a secure and cosy environment for your new Siberian so that she or he is not overwhelmed and scared by the big change in her circumstances.
Some information you'll learn about:
Read all about it here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/forestwind-siberian-cats/forestwind-families-how-to-transition-your-siberian-kitten-or-cat/651513568234167" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">How to Transition Your Siberian Kitten or Cat
|Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM|
ForestWind Siberians has just
been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about our cattery and Siberians'
Are you photogenic and cat allergic? Did you adopt with ForestWind Siberians?
Would you like to be the poster family for Siberian cats?
How about your very own photo opp with the Wall Street Journal?
Email us at ASAP SweetSiberians@aol.com if interested.
Again, The Wall Street Journal has requested a photo opp (and I assume brief interview), with one of our "highly allergic" ForestWind Families.
Who is interested in being the poster family for Siberians and ForestWind Siberians?
Email us at ASAP SweetSiberians@aol.com if interested.
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|Posted on November 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM|
Preparing Your Home to Welcome Allergic Holiday Guests
It won't be long before families will be gathering together to celebrate the many holidays that fall in the last months of the year. Windows will be washed, tablecloths ironed, and traditional dishes 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 along. But what do you do if Aunt Sally is allergic to Rover, or Uncle Bill can't be anywhere near Fluffy? What about the guest that has environmental allergies? Can you make your home as welcoming to them as to your other guests?
Of course you can! With a little extra work and advance preparation everyone can enjoy the holidays together without the worry of a trip to the emergency room or a mad scramble for the inhaler.
If your guest has a pet allergy, they are sensitive to a protein that is found in the saliva and urine of your cat or dog (bunnies, hamsters, gerbils and horses can also cause allergy problems). This protein gets spread to the skin and fur of the animal when (animals) groom themselves or empty their bladders. The protein dries to the fur or skin (dander) and distributed when the dander is shed. In addition, the dried protein-laden saliva or urine can also flake off on its own and will adhere to the first surface it touches.
The good news? Because the problem causing agent is a protein, it can be denatured or rendered harmless. You just have to know what to do and how to do it.
It is best if you can begin preparations several weeks in advance. But if not, don't panic, as soon as possible, close the door to the bedroom in which your guests will sleep to keep all pets out of the room. Buy and use Dust Mite Covers on the guest mattress, comforter and pillows.
Two to three weeks before the visit, begin wiping your pet down once a week with one of the Allerpet formulas. There are special formulations for dogs and cats. The cat formula can also be used on small mammals such as rabbits and hamsters. These products are 100% safe for your pet and are made of ingredients that will denature the proteins that are already on the pet. In addition, the residual action will help denature the additional proteins collected when the pet grooms.
Two to three days before your guests arrive, thoroughly vacuum all fiber surfaces. This includes carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, curtains and draperies. Wipe down all hard surfaces such as furniture and damp mop floors. You don't want to do this just before your guest arrives, as most of what we call "cleaning" is really taking settled particles and throwing them up in air directly into the breathing space.
After everything is cleaned, go back over the fiber surfaces with a denaturing spray such as the ADS or ADMS sprays made by Alkaline Laboratories. These sprays use organic and inorganic agents to neutralize the protein from animals, dust mites, mold, and pollens. It is not necessary to saturate the fiber. A light misting will suffice.The surface should dry within 15 minutes.
The ADS is the stronger solution, as it contains tannic acid. Tannic acid is one of the most effective denaturing agents on the market. However, you must be careful in its use. It is not appropriate for water sensitive fabrics such as silks, wools, and Haitian cotton and can discolor white fabrics. If you have any of these fabrics or are concerned about the tannic acid, then use the ADMS spray. It does not contain tannic acid. The Alkaline labs produce a wide range of allergen control denaturing agents and you can read more about ADS, ADMS, and the other products they make.
The day before your guests arrive, put clean sheets that were laundered in 130 degree f water using Allerseach Allergen Wash on the bed, vacuum the room, and close the door again to keep out the pet. Lightly mist all fabric surfaces once again with the ADS or ADMS spray and wipe the pet down again with Allerpet.
When guests arrive, keep the pets and guests separated. After handling your furred family member, be sure to wash your hands before interacting with the allergic family member.
Lastly, sit back and relax knowing that you have made your home as safe as possible, and enjoy the company of your pet-sensitive guests.
Cheryl Krause - CEO and President of Cee DeeKay, Inc.Cheryl has owned and operated the Allergy Store in Plantation Florida for the past 10 years. In addition, she has owned and operated water purification and indoor environmental companies.http://allergystore.com/
|Posted on October 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM|
Another ForestWind Siberian Cats love story... " Melinda always gets allergic reactions within moments of being around cats.
Here's Melinda cuddling with him - no bad reaction, just instant love."
|Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM|
ForestWind Catriona catches the teaser. Our gorgeous girl is a silver torby. See the darling 'raspberry' mark on her forehead? Catriona is never sure whether she loves playing or cuddling with you more <3