Monday, January 28, 2013

This Curious Cat- Got Hurt


Poor little Rascal. His new nickname is Band aid Boy. He hurt himself while living up to his name. Rascal is so curious that he goes into places he shouldn't. This time he got stuck in the mechanism in our couch recliner. He ripped a dime size hole in his chin while trying to get out. He had a quick release collar on and that was also stuck in the mechanism and the collar never released. I took him to the vet. There his doctor recommended gluing the hole together so we don't have to sedate him to get stitches. That worked and he is now heeling. Trying to wrap it so he does not scratch is an issue. Wish the vet gave me a cone but I didn't ask.  Hard to wrap the chin. So I have it the best I can and it limits him from reaching the wounded area.  We are now getting a new couch. It is much needed since he hurt himself and we need new decor anyway. I was wondering if anyone else have issues with reclining couches or chairs with your kitties?
We have to use child safety locks on our cabinets so he won't get in them too. I think he was once a human in another life. LOL

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What do your cats like to climb on?

Ozzy is such a climber. He climbed up using every step and the ladder is not even opened. What do your cats like to climb on? Or did you catch them doing something funny?
Check out this video of Rascal playing with Turbo Track.
Happy Wordless Wendesday!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ingredients Listed in Store Bought Treats-Are they healthy & Safe?

Daisy (pictured above) our first lab has a very sensitive stomach . It wasn't until I realized what was making her sick. She seemed to get sick after we would give her the store bought treats. After looking at the ingredients on the bag of treats and I couldn't even pronouced the names of these ingredients. They are called additives and are used to preserve not only treats but commercial pet food as well. One of the ingredients that I researched is called Propylene Glycol and is used in the commercial pet treat industry.
Propylene Glycol:
Propylene glycol is an approved food additive for dog food under the category of animal feed and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for dogs. Similarly, propylene glycol is an approved food additive for human food as well. The exception is that it is prohibited for use in food for cats because of a species-specific reaction in the body, as noted in 21 CFR 582.1666.
Veterinary data indicate that propylene glycol is toxic to dogs with a 50% chance of being lethal at doses of 9mL/kg, although the figure is higher for most laboratory animals (LD50 at levels of 20mL/kg).
However, propylene glycol may be toxic to cats in ways not seen in other animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that its presence in or on cat food has not been shown by adequate scientific data to be safe for use.

Another additive most commonly found in commercial dog treats is called sucrose. Yes, sucrose is Sugar and sometimes called saccharose. I alway wondered why Daisy would get so hyper after her training session. Yes, at this time I was giving her the store bought treats and guess what the first ingredient listed on the box was? Sugar. I could not beleive it. No wonder why she got hyper. This is when I began making homemade dog treats for her and morphed into Ledfoots Pet Bakery. Now everyone can purchase safe healthy pet treats and you don't even have to leave the house.

These are just a couple of ingredients found in the store bought treats and food. Ledfoots Pet Bakery only uses the freshest human grade ingredients on the market. If we can not pronounce it then we won't use it. We find our treats to be the healthiest on the market today. The bakery treats also have natural health benefits to them, check out the listings below.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Best Natural Dog Chews-Wordless Wednesday

Venison Joe's Gourmet Beef Dog Bones. Made in USA! Pictured above is knuckle bone which is great for small dogs.

Himalayn Dog Chew. Made from Yak milk and is a hard cheese dogs love.

Deer antlers for dogs. Dogs just love chewing on these and it is so good for them.

Braided Bully Sticks. We sell the odor free kind. And if you ever had these before then you know what I am talking about. These odor free ones are the best made by Free Range Eco Natural.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Ozzy & Rascal Best Friends!
Check out this great video of our kitties playing with the Turbo Scratcher they got for Christmas.
It is so much fun for us and the cats. LOL
Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Heart Shaped Dog Treats for Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day give your dogs these heart shaped dog treats. Comes in different flavors, you have your choice of. Such as pumpkin, sweet potato and peanut butter,  just to name a few.  All valentine heart shaped dog treats are being packaged in our Valentine gift bags. Makes a great gift for any pet lover. So tell all your pet friends they have a wonderful place to purchase their next gifts. All online orders can be shipped to your friends address with a gift note inside.