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Raw Meat & Your Pixie Bob

“Most Pixie-Bobs have a high metabolism so they require the ability to graze on their food. Some people and vets do not understand the build of our Pixie-Bobs and feel that when the primordial belly appears that the cats has to be overweight and is getting too fat so they put them on a diet. WRONG! Our Vets need to better understand the Pixie-Bob and how they are built. A primordial belly is a good thing, strong muscles and heavy bones is what we should have in our cats…” Pat Knipplemeyer – How Do We Feed Our Cats?

To read more about raw diets and premium cat diets for your Pixie-Bob use these links in our Health & Nutrition section of our site:

The International Journal of the Pixie Bob: Health & Nutrition

How Do We Feed Our Cats?

Vitamins & Supplements

The Care and Handeling of Raw Meat for Our Cats

Carbohydrate Concerns

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November 28, 2007 Posted by | Feline Nutrition | Leave a comment

Meet Baby the Bionic Cat

 Itchmo 
Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 at 4:00 pm in News for Cats, Dogs & Owners, National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Cats.
By Emily Huh

BabyMove over, Bionic Woman. The world has Baby, the Bionic Cat.

Six-year-old Baby has been fitted with metal plates in all four legs after she survived two 21 foot falls.

Last September, Baby was taken to the animal hospital after falling from a third floor window in her owner’s London home for the second time.

The short-haired cat had suffered multiple fractures in both back legs and they inserted metal implants in her back legs.

After an X-ray, the staff found out that Baby already had two metal implants in her front legs which were inserted after a previous fall when she was a kitten.

Baby is recovering and staff said that this cat is extremely lucky to have survived her multiple falls. But they said that both Baby and her owner need to be careful to keep the rest of her lives intact.

Veterinary staff believed that Baby was probably sitting in the sun on the edge of a balcony and then fell off.

Source: BBC News, Daily Mail

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Feline Health | Leave a comment

Animal Experts Speak About Trap Neuter & Release of Feral Cats

 Itchmo 
Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at 3:50 am in Animal Shelters & Charity, News for Cats, Dogs & Owners, National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Cats.
By Emily Huh

CatThe estimates of how many stray and feral cats in the US vary greatly. Some say that there are 44 million while some say there are over 80 million feral cats in the US.

Regardless of the estimates, many animal experts agree that Trap-Neuter-Return is the most effective way to control the rising population of feral cats.

Dave DeFuniak, executive director of Tree House Animal Foundation, a cat shelter in Chicago, said, “TNR is the only choice I’ve seen that makes sense. No community has animal control resources to keep up with cat reproduction.”

David Dinger, vice president operations of the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago added, “Millions of cats are out there. If we do nothing, there will be millions more. Euthanizing as we’ve traditionally done just doesn’t work. I’m optimistic that TNR is a solution not only for outdoor cats but also to limit the numbers of kittens which pour into shelters.”

To read more, visit Steve Dale’s Pet World.

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Rescue | Leave a comment

National Pet Food Commission Makes Recommendations To PFI And Manufacturers

 Itchmo: News for Dogs & Cats

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at 8:00 am in News for Cats, Dogs & Owners, National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Dogs, Cats.
By Emily Huh

The National Pet Food Commission (NPFC) recently made its recommendations to the Pet Food Institute.

The NPFC was established by the PFI in April 2007 to review the pet food recalls of 2007. The commission included experts in nutrition, toxicology, veterinary medicine, and quality control.

Here are some of the recommendations that NPFC made to the Pet Food Institute:

  • Develop a model product safety/quality assurance program, based upon industry best practices, that addresses ingredient sourcing and receiving, product manufacturing, labeling, and distribution of commercial pet food.
  • Expand existing educational and training initiatives concerning ingredient procurement, with an emphasis on developing a risk-based approach for ingredients sourced from all suppliers, both international and domestic.
  • Explore mechanisms to communicate identities of recalled products to consumers via various methods in addition to the Internet.
  • Work with retailers and FDA-CVM to develop more efficient methods to remove recalled pet food products from sale.
  • Develop a model emergency response plan for the commercial pet food industry.

Here are some of the recommendations that NPFC made to pet food manufacturers:

  • Update existing company specific quality assurance programs to incorporate best practices for product safety.
  • Reevaluate current sampling and testing protocols using risk-based analysis to evaluate ingredients and finished pet food in an effort to detect adulterants and/or contaminants that may adversely affect product safety using existing and emerging technologies.
  • Assure that individual lot and date codes appear on all finished products to facilitate product traceability and recalls.

Here is the full report of recommendations.

Itchmo: News for Dogs & Cats

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Feline Nutrition | Leave a comment

Pixie-Bob Club Puts on TICA Cat Show!!

Pacific Northwest Outlaws
(Pixie-Bob Club)
presents
‘Kitties Sweeter Than Wine’

www.pnwo.net

This will be a 12 ring back to back Championship and Household Pet
Cat Show

You have probably been to cat shows before where the Pacific NW
Outlaws club was actively involved, as they’ve co-sponsored shows
with another NW region club — Toe Tufts & Tails.

On January 12 & 13, 2008 the Pacific NW Outlaws will be putting on
their very first `solo’ show titled “Kitties Sweeter Than Wine” in
the Olympic and Rainier Rooms at the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA.

A 12-ring back-to-back Championship & Household Pet Show, this
show
will have 8 Allbreed rings and 4 Specialty rings. A Pixiebob Breed
Seminar will follow the show on Saturday evening. Our judging line-
up includes:

Saturday:
Yvonne Patrick AB
Pam Barrett AB
Alice Rhea AB
Rita Wiseman (South Africa) AB
Elaine Hawksworth-Weitz SP
Karen Stinson SP

Sunday:
Pascale Portelas AB
Lynn Judge AB
Linda Kay Ashley AB
Jane Vermeulen (South Africa) AB
Ellen Crockett SP
Kristine Webster SP

So mark your calendar NOW and plan to start the New Year off in 2008
by joining us in Seattle with your sweet kitties!!

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Cat Shows | 5 Comments

[REXANO] THE TIME IS NOW – Permission to Cross Post‏

The time is here and now to end for all time the blitzkrieg against our pets and our peace of mind here in the state of California.

Claim your rights and freedom from the those organizations like PeTA and HSUS who are nothing but out-of-state special interest animal rights terrorists and carpetbaggers who wish to tell us CALIFORNIANS how and IF we can have animals.

It’s so easy, simply print out the 7 initiatives and ask everyone you meet to sign them. What easier way to fight the animal rights terrorists than as an individual – a citizen!

California’s democratic system allows citizens to make laws when their government fails to listen, protect and assure our rights, freedom and security.

Animal Property Act – Defines as a Constitutional Amendment that animals are property thereby protected by law and cannot be taken without due process in a court of law.

Property Protection Law – Affords greater protection of property and will challenge all limit laws against any owned property.

Freedom From Sterilization Act – Protects Humans & Animals from any government mandate of forced sterilization.

RFID Act – Protects Humans & Animals from government or otherwise mandated RFID microchips and a new technology, RFID ink, which can tattoo anyone or any animal with a 15 digit barcode with invisible or visible ink.

Animal License Law (ALL) – Provides for a cap on licensing fees, permits, that cannot exceed $50 all conclusive, with 50% reduction for all those on Medicare and Medi-Cal thus taking away the ability to overtax pet owners and yet promote compliance for rabies licensing where required by localities.

NO-KILL BILL or the Pet Animal Protection Act (PAPA) – This is the solution to the gross mismanagement of our state funded shelters which has resulted in the needless killing of lost, abandoned and feral animals. It puts into place the proven policies of No-Kill sheltering in which taxpayers monies are spent to SAVE animals instead of KILL animals. The culture of death perpetuated for over a century by agencies like the Humane Society of the United States will stop on the day after this measure wins at the ballot box. And it will win as the time as come to put an end to the killing. Every person that cares about pets and feral cats will vote YES! On this measure. The NO-KILL BILL prohibits the killing of puppies, kittens, feral cats and all savable animals. The time has come!

Farm Animal Protection Act (FAPA) – This is an opposing measure that protects farm animals with veterinarian recommended and science based policies, protects the Californian farmers that have been supplying us with farm fresh products, and protects the consumers from the economic consequences of HSUS’ initiative which will cause a severe spike in the price of eggs and all products that use eggs such as bakery goods.

Ass. Levine and Mancuso both think we can’t do it! They thought the same thing about AB 1634 and we are going to have another surprise for them.

We have uploaded all the CA Initiative Petitions at:

www.wethepeopleusa.us  front page

Click on the links and then press print.

Please remember to read the instructions carefully so each and every signature counts.

It’s time to Rock’N’Roll! And DOWNLOAD! www.wethepeopleusa.us

A special thanks to www.REXANO.org for supporting our files at :

http://www.rexano.org/StatePages/CaliforniaFrame.htm

We The People Pets

160 10th Street San Francisco, CA

 94103-2618 (650) 296-2169

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Pet Legislation | 1 Comment

Poor Little Chester and How He…

Cat Crazy News Letter

We admire most breeds of cat for their beautiful long tails. However, that tail can sometimes be the reason for trouble and accidents, especially when cats are young. Young cats don’t always mind their tails and might find their tail end getting caught somewhere.

Tail trauma is an occasional problem mainly in outdoor cats. Also known as broken tail, luxated-subluxated tail or dislocated tail, clinical signs can vary from a kink in the tail to complete paralysis with fecal-urinary incontinence. Most cats with tail trauma have a flaccid, paralyzed tail. Fortunately, although this can be a frightening situation, most cats survive this kind of trauma. I just read a story from a woman who’s cat Chester survived an accident involving his tail.

Darcy Sanders writes to us from Salt Lake City, Utah to tell us about her cat Chester, a one year-old orange cat who was always getting into mischief. Lively and healthy Darcy didn’t have any fears for his health, but was certain that the high-energy beast was going to get himself hurt somehow. So she got him health insurance very early on and was glad that she did.

Chester was racing around the house like a wild man one morning while Darcy was doing the laundry. As always that cat wasn’t taking much care where he was running to or what he might run into. He bolted past her into the garage as the door swung shut behind her, catching Chester’s tail.

Chester let out a horrible yowl and ran for a hiding place. When Darcy finally coaxed him out, it was obvious damage had been done to his limp and lifeless tail. There was a patch of fur missing, but he didn’t really seem to be in pain. Poor little guy! Darcy raced him to the vet to have him x-rayed and checked out.

Darcy’s vet recommended that Chester have his tail amputated to avoid further damage and to keep the paralyzed tail from being soiled by feces and urine. He promised that cats are in no way handicapped without their tail.

Chester has character now, Darcy thinks and he’s also a little more careful about where he goes and the risks he takes. Darcy isn’t taking any chances though. She’s keeping his pet insurance policy now that it’s already come in handy once to pay for the expenses of the “tail incident”.

Until next time,

Dr. Jon

 petplace.com

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November 28, 2007 Posted by | Feline Health | Leave a comment

Air Force Base Mascot Barely Escapes With His Life

“Sampson, a homeless but friendly short-haired cat, was a regular visitor at an Air Force base in South Carolina, where he entertained and encouraged the troops operating a guard station. Though never officially adopted, Sampson’s winning personality quickly made him a popular mascot.

One day, Sampson came back to the base dragging his back leg, which was severely mangled. He had been missing for a few days, but miraculously survived the oppressive heat of South Carolina’s summer. In addition to his injury, he was thin and dehydrated. The service members he had befriended quickly called a local animal clinic for help.

Sampson’s prognosis was grim. The vet who examined him believed his leg had been devastated by the jaws of an animal trap, and that Sampson had probably been caught in the trap for a few days before being released — most likely by the trapper. The leg was badly infected and needed to be amputated if Sampson was going to survive. But the projected cost of Sampson’s medical care would have strained the small clinic’s limited budget”

This article is from the American Humane Newsletter. Samson’s has undergone surgery and is recovering well. He is now up for adoption.

November 28, 2007 Posted by | Misc Feline | Leave a comment

Seattle Humane Society Goes Mobile

In Animal News

The Seattle Humane Society’s new MaxMobile was officially unveiled Friday. The bright yellow, 33-foot, custom-built van will serve as a mobile adoption and education center.Raw: Kittens, bunnies need a good home

http://www.king5.com/animals/news/stories/NW_112507WAB_mobile_pets_SW.3b0389ad.html

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Rescue | Leave a comment

Microchips & Cancer

Here is a link to Antichips.com which shows the results of cancer in microchipped animals. http://www.antichips.com/cancer/

If anyone has more information about this subject, please post it here. Many of our blogs become articles in our on-line Pixie-Bob Journal and are eventually archived for future reference for our readers.

Thank You!

The Journal Staff

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Feline Health | Leave a comment