Cats have a very creative mind. Have you noticed whenever your cat seems bored. He all of a sudden, is hanging from the curtains looking for attention. This is usually because there are no toys to stimulate their minds. Cats may sleep 2/3 of the day. But if not stimulated with something to occupy their time. They can destroy what is most precious to us. Things like furniture, shoes and wood with scratch marks all over. To avoid those unpleasant situations. We would recommend the following items that might help in occupying their curious minds.

1) Purchase or build your own kitty condo made from carpeting. This will encourage the cat overtime, to see this as a place to sharpen his nails, play or hang from. A scratch pole is also good as a deterrent.

2) Allow yourself time to play or just be affectionate with them. Cats will always sense in you, that your ready for them.

3) Provide toys that they can throw and chase. A good toy we have is a small rubber colored ball or small stuffed mouse.

4) Allow your cat a place to sleep that is not in the open. Cats like small places to crawl and sleep under or on top of.

5) Try to maintain a routine with your cat. We found that if we changed their routine they became very uneasy. But like everything else not all cats are the same. Cats will be more comfortable, when things are usually done at a certain time of day.

Most people fail to understand what is, and what is not good to feed your cats. Let there be no confusion about this. Human food is the leading cause of illness or death to animals around the holiday seasons. This is quite sad when our children did something that seemed so innocent and ended so tragically.
So below is a list of Do Not Feed Items for your pet.

1) Chocolate and other foods containing caffeine. In caffeine there is an alkaloid called theobromine. This can cause in some cases, severe cardiac arrest and nervous system damage to animals.

2) Onions and garlic contain thiosulphate, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia in cats and dogs.

3) No milk. Some animals are lactose intolerant. As a result some animals can create a breeding ground for bacteria. This causes vomiting and diarrhea.

4) Other human foods to avoid when feeding your pet are: macadamia nuts, potato peelings and green-looking potatoes, rhubarb leaves, moldy/spoiled foods, alcohol, yeast dough, tomato leaves and stems, broccoli, and raisins or grapes.

So, the next time your pet looks up at you with sad eyes, show him you care. Do what is truly best, by feeding them only products meant for pet consumption. In the end your pet will be happy and healthier .

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