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FROST IS HERE….Get those Shelters STUFFED with STRAW to keep your ferals warm & dry.  Remember hay wicks moisture and can become moldy whilst blankets freeze.
 
COLD WEATHER TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FELINES FUR-TASTIC
 
  • Cats need extra food during winter so feed KITTEN Food and add COCONUT OIL to the food for extra calories. 
  • Warm up canned food and water before serving, or use a heated bowl.
  • Spray insulation foam into the underside of plastic feeding dishes to keep wet food from freezing.
  • Use bowls that are deep rather than wide and place them in sunny areas to keep water from freezing.
  • Put a microwavable heating pad disk, like a Snuggle Safe, under the bowls.
  • Build a feeding station that will shield food, water, and the cats from the elements.
  • Before starting your car, give a firm tap on the hood and check between the tires—sometimes kitties crawl into the engine or hide under the car for warmth.
  • Antifreeze is toxic and deadly. Keep it out of reach of pets and children…clean up spills! 

Saturday, November 12 will be THE VET ON MAIN’S OPEN HOUSE….STOP BY 9-2 if you want a Tour of the Hospital 🙂 or to purchase Fairchild T-shirts, Hats, Magnets, Rescue Jewelry, Cat Toys, Cat Treats & Candy!!

DEC 17 & 18 – LEBANON CAT SHOW!  We need Volunteers to clean cages 9-5 www.lebexpo.org/index.php/events

SAVE THE DATE:  OUR ANNUAL BINGO WILL BE SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2017

What Happens at Fairchild Clinic, 
Stays at Fairchild….
Just kitten !!   
Attached is a step-by-step guide of what happens during one of Fairchild’s TNR Clinics. See behind the scenes photos of what goes on after you drop off your cats off.
 
This Step-by-step TNR Guide and Newsletter was Compiled by ANNE HUMMEL-WAGNER.
Please feel free to share this PDF with friends, family and co-workers.  It is a great resource for those who are interested in helping our Community Cats.

What About Your Pets New Year’s Resolutions?  Let’s make our Fur-Kids Top Priority THIS Year and Make some Pet-Focused Resolutions…. Our Pets improve our Physical & Mental Health, so let’s Improve THEIRS!!

Resolution #1: Measure Their Food – Just as we humans resolve to get healthier and lose weight, it should be a priority for Pets Too!    Use a MEASURING CUP to make sure you feed your pet the right amount.  Guidelines on the pet food bag are just that….the amount of food your pet needs depends on his or her activity.  Most of the recommendations are WAY TOO MUCH for the average pet.  For example, an average 10-pound cat only needs 1/2 cup of dry food PER day!

Resolution #2: EXERCISE Your Pet – MAKE TIME TO PLAY!  We often have good intentions when it comes to making time,  but we don’t always do it.  Set aside 30 minutes in the morning, after work or before bed to play with your pet.   For Cats, the KITTYSTICK is a GREAT Toy that will get them jumping.   http://www.easyologypets.com/products/kittystick-premium-cat-toy-with-expandable-rod?variant=9564293443 

Resolution #3: Start a Pet Savings Fund – Just add a Penny Plus One Every Day.  Medical bills can quickly add up, but if you have an Emergency Fund, this will help get the care your pet needs.  Saving A Penny a day is only $3.66 for the whole year (it’s LEAP Year) but if you add an extra penny each day, you will actually save $671.61 this year.  (Day 1, 1 cent; Day 2, 2 cents, Day 100, $1.00; Day 150, $1.50, etc.)   SO….Start saving up now!

Resolution #4: MICROCHIP Your Pet
No pet parent ever wants to be in a situation where their pet is lost, but you can at least be sure that they will be returned to you as quickly as possible by getting them chipped and keep their pet ID up to date.   http://public.homeagain.com/

Resolution #5: Clear Out Old Toys  Just as people need to clear out their clutter, our pets need to too.  New Year’s is the perfect time to toss those yucky toys into the trash, and give your pet something new to play with.

Resolution #6: Start a Medical Log – Keep a Journal of Your Pet’s Medical History.    Write down what your pet eats, vaccine history, vet visit dates, medications and any changes in daily activity. 

Resolution #7: Give Them a Grooming or Just a Brush –Brushing your pet not only removes excess fur from the coat but reduces the amount you find on your clothes and furniture.   Brushing also distribute oils from the skin to the fur, keeping the coat shiny and healthy.  AND FOR CATS, BRUSHING REDUCES HAIRBALLS!

Resolution #8:  Visit the Vet – Get a Physical for Your Pet  The most important resolution for any pet owner to make is vowing to take your pet to the veterinarian at least once a year. As much as we love our pets and pay close attention to them, there can be things that we can’t see going on underneath the surface. Make sure to take them in for an annual checkup.


Resolution #9:  EAT HEALTHIER – Why not try a NATURAL Food for Your Pets.   WYSONG is one of the best pet foods.   Free Shipping when you use Coupon Code # CC375  www.wysong.net   Wysong develops state of the art, nutraceutically enhanced healthy dog food,natural cat foodferret foodhorse feed and pet supplements.  Wysong pet products have been fed to tens of thousands of pets through multiple generations for thirty years with remarkable health benefits. Whether your pet is healthy or ailing, young or old, arthritic, allergy plagued, diseased, malnourished… under all health conditions, adherence to Wysong Optimal Health Program™ and using natural Wysong foods will yield increased pet health and vitality for 2016 and years to come. 

 

 

 
SAVE THE DATE :  ANNUAL BASKET BINGO SUNDAY APRIL 23 … Now Accepting Basket Sponsors.  $75 for Small & $150 for Large.  We are also in need of Auction Prizes.  Please email me if you are able to donate. SIGN ATTACHED.

 

FLEAS AREN’T GONE YET….
1. Did you know a flea can survive frost?  The temperatures must be must freezing for 5 days IN A ROW to kill a flea!!   BUT THEY LIVE YEAR-ROUND IN YOUR HOUSE.

2. The female flea can lay 2,000 eggs in her lifetime.

3. A flea can live more than 100 days without a blood meal.

4. The female flea consumes 15 times her own body weight in blood daily….fleas can be deadly for small kittens!

5.  Pets with fleas may develop anemia, tapeworms or intense bouts of itching due to flea bite allergy

The best way to check for fleas is with a flea comb.   PREVENTION IS KEY!  Apply topical flea control monthly.  Be aware that cats can NOT have anything with PERMETHRIN in it.  So please READ LABELS and do NOT use dog products on cats.   Prescription products such as Vectra & Catego (www.vectrapet.com/cat), Revolution (www.revolution4cats.com) and Bravecto for Cats (www.bravecto.com) are proven to treat fleas effectively and safely.

 

Coconut Catnip COOKIES
1 1/4 Cups Coconut flour 
4 Tablespoons Catnip 
1 Egg 
1/3 Cup Cat’s milk 
1/3 Cup Powdered milk 
1 Tablespoon Unsulfured molasses 
2 Tablespoon Butter 
Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small, cat bite-sized pieces. Bake for 20 minutes @ 350. Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.
CANDY SALE – $1-2 each bag, ALL VARIETIES
Stop by THE VET ON MAIN to Get Your Candy!!
Gummi Bears
Gummi Peach Rings
Chocolate Mini Pretzels 
Red Swedish Fish
Chocolate Pretzels
Gummy Sharks
CARAMEL CREAMS

Feline Facts and Folklore from Facebook

    1. Cats Have Sharp Tongues

All feline tongues, from tabby house pets to 600-pound Bengal tigers, are covered with tiny barbs or hooks, giving the tongue a rough texture. These microscopic projections, called “filiform papillae,” face toward the cat’s throat and are the tools that help it groom its coat. The barbs work like a comb, catching and cleaning the cat’s fur.

    1. They Come Down the Way They Go Up

Cats can’t climb head first down trees because every claw on the feline paw points in the same direction. To get out of a tree, Fluffy must back down.

    1. Some Cats Are All Thumbs

Polydactyl cats have more than the usual number of toes and are known by many names, including Hemingway cat, mitten cat, big-foot cat, six-toed cat, and even cats with thumbs.

    1. Some Are Lefties

A study in the UK found that, like people, cats are either right-handed or left-handed, though some are ambidextrous. Females are more likely to be right-handed while males are more frequently left-handed.  A study conducted at Turkey’s Atatürk University showed that 50 percent of domestic cats are right pawed, 40 percent favor their left paws, and 10 percent are ambidextrous.

    1. Male Calicos Are the Result of Quirky Genetics

According to cat expert Dr. Arnold Plotnick, approximately one calico in 3,000 is male, thanks to a genetic oddity known as “Klinefelter syndrome.” A kitty with this condition has X and Y chromosomes, making it a male, but he also has an extra X chromosome that allows for the expression of the calico coat pattern.

    1. Speedy Cats

It has been reported that a cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph over a short distance. It has also been reported that domestic cats have a top speed of 29.8 mph.