Thursday, September 16, 2010

24 Common Plants Poisonous to Pets~

I came across this good article and thought I would share it with all you pet lovers.
Pet owners know that dogs and cats often have a penchant for eating strange things. Cats often gravitate toward plastic or wool, and many a dog will chew on whatever it can get its chops around. And then there are plants. Whether garden plants, houseplants, plants in the wild, or flowers from the florist–plants can provide a tasty and tempting diversion for animals, one that can be at odds with your pet’s health.
In order to prevent poisoning by cut flowers or house plants, avoid placing toxic ones in your home where pets may be able to access them. Or better yet, avoid buying flowers and plants that are known to be toxic. Outside is trickier, especially if your dog or cat has a wide range to roam.
For dogs, the animal science department at Cornell University suggests adding bran flakes to his food or switching her diet to one higher in vegetable fibers to deter cravings for vegetation. The only other thing to do is to watch your dog’s behavior when walking outside, and try to prevent them from munching on vegetation unless you know it is harmless. When you see symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, difficult breathing, abnormal urine, salivation, weakness, and any other abnormal condition, take your pet to the veterinarian because he may be poisoned.Read more:
Hope this was helpful and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Caboodle Ranch-It's Heaven for Kitties~

This is an amazing man. Talk about loving God's creatures.

His name is Craig Grant bought a tree farm far away from
the city and turned it into a sanctuary for all the
cats he has rescued. He lives there with the cats
and provides lots of love, care and companionship.
It hard to imagine that once he was not a cat
lover and did not want cats until he met his
son¹s cat Pepper.

He also got to experience
what it is like raising a litter of kittens. Over
that time I learned
that every cat had its own unique personality
and it wasn¹t long before the kittens were
swinging from my curtains. I didn't care.
Something had changed, I didn¹t want to give them up.
The condo life was not easy for the kitties, so Craig
found a tree farm and settled down there for
his fur babies. Over the next several months,
he rescued more and more homeless and
abandoned cats. The number of new residents
kept going up, so Craig expanded the sanctuary
to make more room for the animals.

The farm was named Caboodle Ranch and is now a permanent home for all the homeless, rescued
cats. Each of them has a sad story of their past,
but now they are living in heaven. Cats should be
able to roam free, and at Caboodle Ranch, that's
what they do. Craig has built many beautiful cat
houses and decorated the place with vibrant colors
and tons of liveliness.
All the cats are spayed and
neutered. Don't forget to visit Caboodle Ranch
(non profit rescue center) at their website and
check them out on Facebook.