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Pause for Paws » General Pet Care http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk Entertaining and educating pet lovers Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:46:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.20 Holistic Health and Pet Medicines http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2006/01/18/holistic-health-and-pet-medicines/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2006/01/18/holistic-health-and-pet-medicines/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2006 10:45:07 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/?p=84 In today’s developing medical society, when an ailment is detected, people immediately look for new and better method of getting a remedy themselves. The Medical profession is likewise doing its part in seeking for better ways to find a treatment through the help of laser surgery, recovery period are much faster, and the process itself is safer.

The natural approach to the healing process is a trend that has recently caught the world by storm. We are finding out that many of the ancient remedies used long ago are truly effective and provides options for maintaining one’s health. Common colds and cancer are being treated by using holistic approaches.

Have you ever consulted your vet because of a skin problem? Cephalexin is a prescription yhat you might have bought as well. Nausea and other bacterial infections are treated by the drug Cimedine, also known as Tagament. Diphenhydramine or Benadryl is being offered to people suffering from anxiety. Later on, we will find out that holistic methods perform very well with humans and pets as well.

Is your cat suffering from hairball problem? or your dog might be feeling constipated? Have you tried getting a remedy using olive oil? Taking olive oil for a few days might be able to ensure a healthy pet.

Well, how about infections from a bite or a cut? Beta-Carotine is transformed to Vitamin A in the animals system and has no side effect. Vitamin A is a natural antioxidant that helps boost the immunse system, but stays with Beta-Carotine, Using Vitamin A can be fatal when taken in large doses.

Ever heard of Glucosime Chondroitin? Well, the medicine is not only used by humans but for our pets as well. Glucosime Chondroitin cures stiffness in the joints or arthritis of pets. Urinary tract or bladder infection is cured by the Cranberry Juice trick.

Nasty side effects goes hand in hand with natural methods together with traditional medicines if misguided. Check out everything first before committing to try holistic medicine on your pets. Consult your vet, explore holistic books and web sites. The advancements in the holistic method has provided an option to people as well as pets to live a longer, healthy and happy life.

Science is a never-ending process. As we count the days, more methods of treating animals are being discovered and developed. But one thing is for certain, holistic healing is here to stay.

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Rules for Dogs at Christmas. http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/12/09/rules-for-dogs-at-christmas/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/12/09/rules-for-dogs-at-christmas/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2005 14:55:02 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/12/09/rules-for-dogs-at-christmas/ Print this out and put it up next to your dog’s bowl to remind him of how to behave over the festive period…

1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear to be more stressed-out than usual and they will appreciate long comforting dog leans.

2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.

3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.

4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you need to know:
– Don’t pee on the tree
– Don’t drink water in the container that holds the tree
– Mind your tail when you are near the tree
– If there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or that have your name on them, don’t rip them open
– Don’t chew on the cord that runs from the funny-looking hole in the wall to the tree

5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for some discretion on your part:
– Not all strangers appreciate kisses and leans
– Don’t eat off the buffet table
– Beg for goodies subtly
– Be pleasant, even if unknowing strangers sit on your sofa
– Don’t drink out of glasses that are left within your reach

6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also be important:
– Observe all the rules in #4 for trees that may be in other people’s houses. (4a is particularly important)
– Respect the territory of other animals that may live in the house
– Tolerate children
– Turn on your charm big time

7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night.

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Lower Your Veterinarian Costs And Increase the Longevity of Your Pets Lives http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/11/13/lower-your-veterinarian-costs-and-increase-the-longevity-of-your-pets-lives/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/11/13/lower-your-veterinarian-costs-and-increase-the-longevity-of-your-pets-lives/#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2005 00:00:36 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/11/13/lower-your-veterinarian-costs-and-increase-the-longevity-of-your-pets-lives/

Ollie is 12 weeks old now and we want to feed him the best diet as possible. He’s had his second vaccination now, although we’re not entirely sure we believe they are neccessary. This long LONG article by Kim Bloomer covers the subject of vaccinations and some of the truth behind them and lays out some choices for holistically giving your dog it’s best chance in life.

What does doing natural preventative care mean? I thought vaccinating, prevention medicines, and premium kibble was natural preventative care. Hardly.

Unfortunately the pharmaceutical companies and the pet food industry have really pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes -but the wool is coming off! People are frustrated with the way traditional care has let them down and are seeking alternatives to help them not only give their pets more quality of life but longer lives. It seems as though we barely get our pets to a “settled” place in our lives before they’re gone. It doesn’t have to be like this.

Please don’t misunderstand, mainstream care does have its place but it should not be the only choice people and their pets have. In fact, I think it’s the imbalanced lean towards allopathic medicine rather than including homeopathic and naturopathic and alternative therapies that is a big part of the problem. At some point where do we stop and say, what happened to “first do no harm??

Okay, so let’s start with what preventative, natural, holistic care means with a definition of the words holistic, preventative and natural which I obtained from my American Heritage Dictionary: 1. Holistic: …2) emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. 2. Natural: 1) present in or produced by nature; not artificial or man-made; 3) pertaining to or produced solely by nature or the expected order of things 3. Preventive: 1) designed or used to prevent or hinder; acting as an obstacle; precautionary. 2) Thwarting or warding off illness or disease. When we put all these definitions together: the whole of the parts working interdependently, without artificial ingredients or synthetics, in the natural order of things you will then ward off illness or disease! Now that we have the definition of natural pet care in place, let’s go deeper into the how to do this and thereby lowering the costs of your pet care and increase the longevity of your pets lives.

The first place to always start is with nutrition and that starts with what you are feeding your pets. My initial answer will be as species specific as you can get in a domestic setting. For dogs and cats that means that meat needs to be the primary ingredient of their food. Not kibble. Kibble isn’t fit for anything or anyone to eat. There a couple I will recommend in the light of a very reluctant pet owner not being able to stomach the idea of feeding raw meat to their dog or cat, but I will say that as long as you adhere to kibble your pets will experience the problems associated with food that their bodies weren’t designed to digest.

There are many different forms of feeding natural for example in dogs you can choose a B.A.R.F. diet which translates to Biologically Appropriate Raw Food and can also stand for Bones and Raw Food. This diet consists of all raw meats, veggies, dairy products, and nuts. Some adhere to strictly feeding raw meat. Some to a cooked diet of meat and vegetables. I think that you’ve got to decide what will work in your household and do that and any of these, including the cooked diet is far better than any form of a kibble diet. Think of animals in the wild – they do not get kibble or pellets. Our domestic pets don’t need those things either!

I feed my dog a cooked meat diet along with a natural whole food liquid supplement. I also use essential oils to thwart parasites and help with the pain in his forelegs. He came to us as a very abused, starved, neglected nearly 5 month old puppy. Through trial and error we’ve found what keeps him healthy, strong and happy and he is completely natural. We do homeopathic for heartworm prevention. He actually runs with me and traditionally his breed is not a running breed – or so it’s thought! So you also need to include some precautionary nutrition along with natural feeding. For horses you always need to be concerned with worms but there are natural ways like using food grade (ONLY use food grade) diatomaceous earth –this also works well in cats, dogs and other warm-blooded animals but I prefer to use essential oils in my dog.

Next I would consider why vaccinating seems to be so important to your pets health. Let me give you just a few examples of why that could be the very thing that is harming your pets rather than helping them (information from www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com):

“Routine” vaccination has adverse side-effects, either short or long term. With vaccines that are repeated year after year, the frequency and severity of these side-effects in our pets has increased dramatically. Most of the problems involve the immune system. After all, the immune system is what vaccines are designed to stimulate. But they do so in a very unnatural way that can overwhelm and confuse the immune system.” Donna Starita Mehan DVM. I believe that Dr. Mehan is saying here that while vaccinations stimulate the immune system and that is supposed to rev it up, the vaccine actually not only does this unnaturally as Dr. Mehan stated but it also causes so much confusion in the immune system that much more harm than good is done by vaccinating.

Dr. Ronald D. Schultz, Ph.D..- “Annual revaccination provides no benefit and may increase the risk for adverse reactions. The percentage of vaccinated animals (those vaccinated only as puppies) protected from clinical disease after challenge with canine distemper virus, canine parvovirus and canine adenovirus in the study was greater than 95%.” Current and Future Canine and Feline Vaccination Programs. Dr. Ronald Schultz is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison. Schultz, R.D. – Current & Future Canine & Feline Vaccination Programs. Vet Med 3: No. 3, 233-254, 1998 more. A chart provided in the report shows immunity levels for all vaccines currently given to dogs lasting a minimum of 5 years with most lasting 7-15 years! Don Hamilton, DVM -Yearly “boosters” are unnecessary, provide no benefit if given (will not increase immunity). Thus boosters are either a legal issue (Rabies) or a manipulation issue (inducing clients to come in for examination rather than directly suggesting an examination). Charles E Loops DVM – “Homeopathic veterinarians and other holistic practitioners have maintained for some time that vaccinations do more harm than they provide benefits. Vaccinations represent a major assault on the body’s immune system…. Vaccine induced chronic diseases range from life-threatening conditions such as auto-immune crises to conditions destroying the quality of life of an animal as in chronic skin allergies.”

These are just a few examples with veterinarians leading the way in sharing this information which I find interesting since vaccinations and surgeries are their bread and butter. A few of the holistic/homeopathic vets I know started in mainstream medicine and became frustrated and moved into the holistic arena so they could do their patients the most good. Feed correctly with proper back up supplementation and your pets will have natural immunities that protect them naturally from disease.

Another thing to do is to keep your pets stimulated mentally through exercise, play and training. Animals love to have a job and they love to be useful. The key to a good interaction here is training according to the natural interaction of the animal you own. What does that mean? For a dog it means approaching him or her using the “pack? mentality. For the horse it means approaching the horse the way another horse would. It all makes common sense really. Good practical common sense, do away with all these synthetics, using the natural order of things, and all the parts working together means you don’t treat an illness, you treat the pet. I like what I saw Dr. Shawn Messonnier write recently to one of the groups I belong to, “I don’t treat crystals in the urine, I treat the pet?. That’s what holistic means: all the parts working together interdependently. So not treating the symptoms but caring for the entire animal is the answer to lowering your veterinarian costs and increasing the longevity of your pets lives.

Article originally published on and for http://www.Suite101.com under the Holistic Pet Care topic.

About the Author:

Kim Bloomer is a preventative pet care consultant. She offers natural products and a business opportunity. She is partnered with a dog breeder and internationally known master dog trainer in their online audio pet care classes, All God’s Creatures. Visit her website for details Aspenbloom Pet Care and her dog’s blog Bark ‘n’ Blog

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Pet Insurance can save you money http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/11/07/pet-insurance-can-save-you-money/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/11/07/pet-insurance-can-save-you-money/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2005 15:05:24 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/11/07/pet-insurance-can-save-you-money/

Owning a pet can be a costly affair, especially when medical bills are taken into account. Having your pet involved in an accident harming itself or someone else is traumatic enough …and that’s before any costly vet or legal fees are involved. Dan from Pet-Cover.com has the following to say on the matter:

Tips to try to lower the cost of keeping a cat or dog have been written about by Good Housekeeping.

Although the suggestions find ways to make keeping a pet slightly less-expensive, the need for pet insurance is evident from unavoidable costs such as vet bills.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, things such as making sure that up to date records are kept, and that any necessary vaccinations are given, are necessary to avoid greater costs at a later date.

Another pointer from the magazine is to try to get a second opinion from another vet, as although costly in the shorter term, may not prove as expensive as possible inappropriate costly treatment may be.

Direct purchases from vets are also advised against, as goods such as food and other pet-care products could have a mark-up of up to 200 per cent.

The magazine instead urges people to buy from pet discount stores, where goods can be bought in bulk.

But despite all the money saving measures possible, pet insurance can offer a long-term financially sound solution, with a potential saving of thousands.

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Big impact tips for the care of small small dogs http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/10/09/big-impact-tips-for-the-care-of-small-small-dogs/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/10/09/big-impact-tips-for-the-care-of-small-small-dogs/#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2005 13:47:24 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/10/09/big-impact-tips-for-the-care-of-small-small-dogs/

A lot of people visit this site and they are looking for information about small dogs, choosing a small dog or caring for one. What follows is this article by Blake Kritzberg which addresses many important things that any owner or prospective owner of a small dog should be aware of.

Basic small dog care is much the same as for larger dogs, but
owners need to make a few adjustments to best meet their small
dog’s needs. Consider the following daily dog care routines,
and how they’re adapted to meet the needs of your pint-sized

Feeding Your Small Dog

Naturally you’re going to feed your dog daily, but the
standard-size kibble at the grocery store may be too large for
your small dog to eat comfortably. You’ll need to be sure to
buy a kibble designed to fit his smaller mouth (these are easy
to find among the premium dog food brands). Canned soft foods
are also perfectly suitable for your small dog.

Containing Your Small Dog

All dogs need exercise and a safe place to potty outdoors, and
a fenced-in yard provides all the security they need, right?
Not necessarily when it comes to small dogs. A fence that
adequately holds a bigger dog may have gaps large enough for a
small dog to fit between or under, allowing him to escape.
Fences also can’t provide overhead protection from large hawks,
which sadly have been known to carry small dogs and puppies
away. A covered kennel run might better meet your small dog’s

Training Your Small Dog

Small dogs aren’t any harder to train than large dogs, yet the
consensus of many pet experts is that many of them end up
spoiled. No matter if he fits in a purse or a pocket, your
small dog still sees the world in terms of pack behavior, and
if you’re not leading the pack, he is. It’s a wise idea to make
sure your small dog is thoroughly housetrained, no matter how
small and inconsequential the mess might seem when he misses.
Dog experts also suggest you make your small dog work for you,
to keep him responsive to your rules. Have him sit or do tricks
before you give him a tasty treat or even his meal.

Grooming Your Small Dog

Small dog care includes some special grooming needs you’ll need
to keep in mind. Small dogs require more frequent nail trimming
than larger dogs, because they typically spend less time on
rough surfaces wearing them down. You’ll also need to brush
your small dog’s teeth twice a week if you’re feeding a soft
canned food diet.

As you can see, small dog care largely follows the same route
as care for any other sized dog. The differences may seem like
minor details, but paying attention to them can make a big
impact when it comes to meeting your small dog’s special needs.

About The Author: Blake Kritzberg is proprietor of Poodle-oo,
your source for small dog clothes. Stop by for small dog
couture and home decor, designer dog collars, leather dog
leashes and the Small Dog Blog. http://www.poodle-oo.com

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5 Ways to Pamper Your Parrot http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/5-ways-to-pamper-your-parrot/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/5-ways-to-pamper-your-parrot/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2005 18:25:49 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/5-ways-to-pamper-your-parrot/ All pets need treating nicely and to know they are loved. Here are some ways to make sure your parrot knows that he is the best!

We are all busy these days and I know it’s hard to meet all the demands in your life. But, it’s time for a breather. Take an some time with each of your feathered kids and give them the royal treatment. I know some of you out there have multiple birds, so it doesn’t have to be all the parrots in the same day! Get into the habit of doing at least a short version of this regularly. Your parrots will thank you!

Some birds are more ‘social’ than others. Two of mine I can pick up and snuggle with without fear of needing stitches. The other one I have to be really careful with. I use a stick as his main form of transport. No matter what level of ‘snuggliness’ your parrot prefers, you can adjust each step to your parrot’s comfort level.

I hope both you and your feathered kids have a great time. Not only is this a great time for your bird, but you get a relax a bit as well. For an added bonus, turn the phone off!

Spend some quality one-on-one time
Just hang out together. Let them help you pick up around the house. My cockatoo likes to help me fold laundry. One of my African Greys prefers to chat in English back and forth. My other African Grey likes to sit on me and get scratches while I lay on the couch.

He runs up and down me, the couch and sometimes perches on my knee and just sits there. You could put on some rainforest or classical music and just sit quietly together for a little bit. There are no rules, the point is just to give your bird your undivided attention.

Share a meal
Fix up some nice vegetables, fruit, pasta or any other bird-safe dish that pleases your parrot’s palate. Share with your bird, heck, eat off the same plate. One bite for you, one little bite for them. Of course, remember to give them their own spoon or fork so you don’t give them your icky human germs.

Interactive Play
Hand toys like birdie bagels, barbells or marbella shapes; a piece of rope, a popsicle stick, a towel, even a wadded up piece of paper can be really run interactive bird toys.

There are hundreds of safe and fun things to play with. Lighten up and show your bird a good time. One of my African Greys loves to play catch with a wadded up piece of paper. When catch time is over, he loves to shred it up. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be fun!

New Toy
Give your parrot something new to do when hanging out in inside the cage! Remodel a little. Rearrange the toys that are in there and purchase a new one. Parrots get board! Why not buy an extra toy or two for later while you are at it. You could rotate the toys when your parrot loses interest in it. I have a birdie toy box that all my toys go into. Periodically, I pull their current toys out and put some from the box in. The others go back into the toy box for later use. If the toys are damaged quite a bit, see if you can use the parts from several toys to make a new toy. Rotating and recycling toys prevents boredom, saves you money and gives your parrot a change of scenery regularly.

What pampering session would be complete without a nice shower or bath? Depending on your parrot’s preference, let them splash around in the sink or tub. Mist your bird with a squirt bottle or for a finer water spray you could use a birdie mister like Mr. Mister. I use a Mr. Mister for all my parrots, in fact they have their own shower perch. Whatever they prefer, make it fun!

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First Aid For Dogs http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/first-aid-for-dogs/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/first-aid-for-dogs/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2005 16:36:09 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/first-aid-for-dogs/ If your dog is badly hurt in your home or while out and about with you, you should know how to administer first aid until you can reach a veterinarian. A first aid kit tailored to your dog’s needs can truly be a lifesaver. If you you’re your dog on frequent outings far from home, you would be wise to keep a second first aid kit handy in your car.

A first aid kit for a dog contains many of the same items it would for a human. A roll of absorbent cotton and some cotton balls, gauze pads and tape, a pair of small scissors with rounded tips, tweezers, instant ice pack, hydrogen peroxide, a bulb syringe for suctioning mucous from mouth or nose sterile eyewash solution made specifically for pets, a clean, white cotton sock (to cover wounded paws), small flashlight, rectal thermometer, injection syringe without the needle (to give liquid medication), and unflavored electrolyte liquid (like Pedialyte).

Keep everything in a sturdy plastic container with a secure lid. Write your veterinarian’s name and phone number on the lid, as well as that of the closest emergency pet hospital. If you travel often and leave your dog with another person, put several copies of a signed release form in the first aid kit authorizing the caregiver to approve necessary treatment.

Dog owners often have to tend to pets that have been stung by a bee. If your dog is stung while sniffing around, restrain her and remove the stinger either with tweezers or by scraping it out (moving parallel to the skin surface). Bathing the stung spot with a mix of water and baking soda will ease some of the pain. Swelling can be reduced by applying ice packs or giving a dose of Benedryl-be sure to ask your veterinarian for the proper dosage.

If your dog is injured, approach her calmly and carefully. Don’t assume that she won’t snap or bite you – injured pets often react negatively at first to any attempt to touch them. Talk soothingly and move slowly so she can see that you mean her no harm.

If your dog is bleeding heavily, it is important to slow or stop the flow as soon as possible. Use a clean towel or cloth to apply pressure directly to the wound. Change towels/cloths as needed, but keep pressure on until you reach a veterinarian. If necessary, you can apply thick gauze pads and use tape to secure them while you transport your cat. It is best, however, to keep pressure on the wound and have some one else drive.

If your dog seems to be choking, use a flashlight to check her throat. If you see and can easily remove the object, do so. If you can’t see the object but are certain your dog is choking, you might need to perform a modified Heimlich maneuver. It is important to get proper training for this, as it can cause serious injury if done incorrectly. Many humane societies and animal welfare organizations offer classes on pet first aid, that include the Heimlich maneuver, CPR, and techniques for dealing with serious injury and poisoning.

Author Info:

Terry Lowery: This article courtesy of http://www.dog-training-facts.com

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Three Steps to Reduce Holiday Stress for Your Kitty http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/three-steps-to-reduce-holiday-stress-for-your-kitty/ http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/2005/08/23/three-steps-to-reduce-holiday-stress-for-your-kitty/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:01:44 +0000 http://www.pauseforpaws.co.uk/?p=4 The annual holidays can be a very stressful time for your cat. This is the time of the year when that strange tree goes up, bright trinkets are hung (but all your cat hears is “No, no, bad kitty!? when she tries to explore them), delicious food is prepared (cats need not apply to eat it!), and lots of strange people come tramping into the house.

Some cats are in their glory, being in the middle of the tree decoration tradition, while others react to differences in the household by cowering in fear. Plus, if the holidays stress you out (raise your hand if they don’t; the rest of us would like to know your secret), it’ll be communicated to kitty, and she may react in kind. And sometimes that fear and stress manifests itself in your cat urinating outside her litter box.

Here are three steps you can do to reduce holiday stress for your cat.

First, keep the household changes to a minimum. Think about where you might put the Christmas tree. If you put the tree in a place that normally belongs to kitty, she could be mighty upset with you. Her reaction could range from hiding for days to urinating underneath the tree, if not trying to pull it down. Look for a location that pleases both the human and animal population in your house. If that’s not possible, and knowing how cats can be, you’ll have to settle for pleasing one or the other. My bet is it’s whoever pays the bills.

My cat Scout thinks the Christmas tree is a new litter box location. She’ll urinate on the tree cover. That’s a treat to clean! I have to keep a plastic liner under the tree to facilitate the clean up. I make double certain to keep all the litter boxes clean, but she feels a need to express herself creatively at this time of the year. It’s her way to contributing to the tree decorating tradition.

Next, if you own a scaredy kitty, confine her to a safe room when hosting holiday events in your home. If possible, confine your kitty in a place that guests won’t stumble in. Put her food, water, and a clean litter box in the room. Stop in from time to time to reassure her that it’s alright. If there aren’t adequate hiding spots in her room, think about putting a box or large paper bag in with her, and encourage her to burrow in it.

Finally, purchase some natural flower essence compounds to put in her food or water all during the holiday season. There are several good remedies that are recommended for situational stress. Add a few drops in kitty’s food or water twice a day, and you’ll see results within 24 hours. Flowering essences are also safe for human consumption, so if you’re contemplating a fall into insanity, take a few drops yourself!

You can also purchase synthetic hormone substances that come pre-packaged in a bottle that plugs into any electrical outlet in your home. This remedy lasts approximately a month.

Good luck, and happy holidays to you and your family – humans and animals!

About The Author

Nancy E. Wigal

I’m a cat lover who has had cats since childhood. Quite a few of these wonderful creatures are available for adoption because they don’t use the litter box, and the previous owner has grown frustrated trying to solve the inappropriate elimination problem.

I have one of those cats, and I’ve successfully discovered the reasons why she wouldn’t use her box. I created the Cat Urine Odor Advisor to help cat owners understand the materials, solutions, and resources that work together to eliminate cat urine odor from their homes.

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