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Tell All Tuesday: Keeping The Gut Healthy During Stressful Holidays

Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle, comin’ to ya’ live from the ranch. Can you believe it? It’s almost Christmas!!! I’s so x’cited, I’s can barely contain mine’s self. I’s been slidin’ down the hall on the piddle pads and zoomin’ up and down the liberty tree like a hunnerd times a day. Mommy says I’s make her head spin sometimes. I’s not seen her head spinnin’, but maybe I’s was zoomin’ too fast. Let me tell ya’, it’s turned cold, cold, cold again and I’s really been enjoyin’ cuddle time with mommy. Ya’ know, that’s mine’s favorite thing in the whole world.  

 

Dezi sits atop the cat tree while Raena sits on the small perch

 

 

 

          RaenaBelle, take a breath. Me’s x’cited too, but ya’ don’t see me flyin’ ‘round like a hooligan.  

 

Raena sits pretty in the hallway

 

 

 

Well of course not sissy, we’re kitties, we can’t fly. ‘Member, I’s learned that one the other day.  

 

          Yeah Raena, me ‘members. But, me wasn’t meanin’ me was literally flyin’, it’s just a figger of speech.  

 

Another figger of speech, sissy? Why is it okay fur you to use those figgers and not me? Every time I’s use one, you make fun of me or try to correct me. 

 

          Not always Raena, just the times you use one wrong, or say somethin’ really stupid.  

 

Raena sits pretty for the camera

 

 

 

I’s not stupid sissy. Mommy says that’s not nice to call somepawdy stupid. 

 

Tomlyn Products

 

 

 

          Me’s not callin’ you stupid Raena, just some of the things you meow. There’s a big difference. Mommy says even the smartest peeps in the world sometimes say stupid things. Anyways, we need to tell everypawdy ‘bout the new stuffs we’ve been tryin’ out from Tomlyn. The holidays can be a stressful time fur peeps and anipals alike. What with all the hustle and bustle of shoppin’, decoratin’ and visitin’/guests, our tummies can get upset, or we can get nervous or scared. There might even be days when our schedules get thrown all out of whack. During those times, good supplements can make all the difference. Now we don’t get lots of treats ‘round here, but the truth is, we’re kind’a picky and don’t like a lot of treats. So, it makes it kind’a hard fur mommy to know what to get fur us.  

 

Tomlyn pre pro biotics

 

 

 

Ain’t that the truth sissy. And sometimes we’ll eat one treat once and never touch it again. But one thing we do like is a good sprinklin’ of pre/probiotics on our noms. Mommy says they’re good fur helpin’ to keep our guts healthy. But, not all pre/probiotics are the same. We purrsonally don’t like flavored pre/probiotics, so we were happy to learn the Tomlyn Pre & Pro Biotics were flavorless and colorless. They come in individual packets and are a fine white powder that dissolves in the liquid mommy puts over our food. Let’s see what Tomlyn has to say ‘bout ‘em: 

   

  • Nutritional Supplement for cats to help maintain balanced intestinal health. Contains the highest colony forming units (CFU’s) on the market and is a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms.
  • Advanced formula with over 4 billion CFUs of probiotics per packet to help support proper digestive and bowel health
  • One prebiotic added to support the growth of beneficial bacteria & five probiotics
  • Contains direct-fed microbial cultures to supply beneficial microorganisms that occur naturally in the hind gut of healthy animals
  • Flavorless & easy to digest – all natural source of probiotics
  • 30 easy to use packets
  • Individually sealed packets are airtight to keep out moisture
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
  • STORAGE: FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. STORE AT CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE.

    Freeze dreid food with Tomlyn pre pro biotics

 

 

         

          We can be picky, but we really liked these. They say to feed one packet mixed with food and water daily. So, mommy uses half the packet fur brekky and the rest fur dinner. While these are help maintain our gut health during stressful times, they’re purrfect fur every day use as well. They’re available online and in many local stores fur ‘bout $17.49 fur a 30 day supply.  

 

 

Mommy thinks they’re a bit on the ‘spensive side, but she does luvs to see us gobble down our meals. And mommy’s always happy when we’re happy. We also tried out Tomlyn’s tasty hairball treats and paste as well as the sterile eye wash. So far, we’re all paws up fur the Tomlyn products. 

 

Dezi eats treats

 

 

 

          Yeah Raena, me’s gotta meow, me really liked the hairball treats. They’re a little big, but they’re a soft chew, and easy fur mommy to break up into smaller pieces. And the hairball paste is in the tasty malt flavor that we like. Me’s two paws in fur these products too. And the last thing you want your holiday guests to step in is a hairball left by kitty in the middle of the night. MOL

 

Raena sits on cat tree

 

 

 

Well sissy, I’s guess that’s one way of lookin’ at it. MOL Anyways, let’s wrap this up. Mommy’s got a ‘purrtant meetin’ to attend and we’ve got a Gift Guide to put together. Don’t furget to join our Blessing Train this month. That’s it fur live from the ranch today. 

 

Till the next time…………………………………………………..Be Blest!!!   

 

Raena: Navy Blue  

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

The Nasty Hackys: Hairball Prevention

Meowllo everypawdy, today is National Hairball Awareness Day. Ifin you have a cat, you no doubt know when kitty has a hairball. Mommy says almost all kitty luvvers know da sound of a hairball comin’ up; we call it da nasty hackys. And of course we kitties are so careful to place them fur maximum effect. While you sleep we may place one in your slippers or da path you take furst thing in da meownin’ when you still have sleepy eyes. Where ever we put them, we’re telling you somethin’. We’re telling you dat we need some help cuz our furs are sheddin’ like mad. Mommy says watchin’ me hack up a hairball is pawful and she’s never seen anythin’ like it befur. She says me’s face says me is terrified and me convulses till da hairball comes up as a purrjectile and lands across da room. Let me tell ya’, me may not know what me’s face looks like, but me can tell ya’ dat is some scary stuffs. Me doesn’t like doin’ it not one bit. (don’t worry, we’re not showing fotos)

Dezi grooming on the cat tree

Most cat pawrents just accept hairballs as one of the unpleasant things dat goes along with luvvin’ and sharin’ your home with a cat. And truth is, most hairballs move through our system just fine and either become da nasty hackys or go out da other end. But in rare instances hairballs can cause a life threatening blockage. Ifin you notice kitty exhibiting any of da following symptoms, purrlease take kitty to da VET. Always better safe than sorry.

  • Ongoing vomiting, gagging, retching, or convulsing without purrducing anything

  • Lack of appetite 

  • Lethargy

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

Thing is, me gets very few hairballs. And trust me, me’s very glad ‘bout dat. Sis Lexi used to get them almost daily, even when she was young and healthy. Mommy says in all da years she’s dealt with kitties, da short haired kitties seemed to have more hairballs than da long. Seems a little backwards, but it is what it is. So how can you humans help us with those nasty hairballs? Well Wellness purrvided us with this great infographic with some pawsum suggestions.

 

Wellness Hairball 4-28

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Brushing always helps get out some of da loose dead fur dat would otherwise end up in our tummies and eventually in a wet slimy pile somewhere inconvenient fur you. Now me knows dat not all kitties enjoy bein’ brushed. Me is just one of those kitties. Fank da cats me’s fur doesn’t mat or me would be in trouble. But there’s a product out there dat your grooming challenged kitty will like; you just have to keep trying. Me luvs da grooming glove especially well. Now it won’t get out mats, but ifin you’re using it regularly, mats shouldn’t form. There are many other grooming brushes, combs and helpers out there, so keep trying, you’ll eventually find kitty’s sweet spot. Mommy says she’s even gone so far as to use a moist paper towel or microfiber cloth. Again, those won’t take out mats, but ifin used regularly they should take enough of da dead furs out so dat hairballs don’t form. As cats, we naturally groom ourselves. Ifin you notice kitty seems a little OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) about it, try to discourage this behavior. Ifin neccessary, see your VET; kitty may have other health issues dat need to be addressed.

 Dezi grooming on the cat tree

There are treats, and pastes, and foods to help with hairball control as well. Wellness has just one of those foods. They’ve been busy creating a new formula dat be good fur kitty and helps with those nasty hackys. It includes deboned chicken and turkey as well as vitamins and minerals to support skin and coat health. And a precise blend of natural fibers to help move those hairballs thru da digestive tract. This formula touts supporting whole body health and well being. At this time it appears to only come in kibble form. It’s available in 3 sizes and runs from about $12.00 to $34.00. As you know we don’t eat kibble here, but this could make a helpful treat.

Me has to go get some brushin’ and play in now. You know, gotta keep those hairballs at bay. Me’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da weekly Pet Parade.

Today would have been sis Lexi’s 17th birthday. It’s hittin’ mommy purretty hard. We’re also havin’ some storms, so we’ll be ’round to visit soon, but purrobably not today. But we would like fur you to ‘member sissy today and smile. She brought so much luv and happiness to mommy, me and so many of you, and she deserves to be remembered. 

Happy Birthday to angel Lexi in a heavenly frame with wings

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received compensation to share Wellness’s Hairball Prevention foods and infographics. We believe hairballs are a real concern for all cat owners and are always truthful when sharing products with you. Wellness is not responsible for the content or opinions in this post other than the infographic and claims regarding the nutrition and benefits of their food.

 

Till da next time……………………………………Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi

Grooming Magic

Well it’s Monday and meez been teasin’ you all ‘bout meez give away fur a while now. Meez tellin’ ya’, everypawdy needs one of these. Ifin there’s a head of hair or a body of fur in yous house, then pull up a chair and let me tell ya’ all ‘bout it.

Let me tell you 'bout this aaaaaaah groomin' tool.

Let me tell you ’bout this aaaaaaah groomin’ tool.

Every furry out there needs sum groomin’. And there’s all kinds of tools out there fur helpin’ to get rid of mats and tangles and loose furs. And ifin yous like meez human yous purrobably tried more than a few of them. And purrobably ended up spendin’ a small fortune only to have your long haired furry run and hide or fight with you the whole time. Me purrsonally hates bein’ groomed. And mommy sez fank catness fur meez special Ragdoll fur udderwise me wuld be a matted mess. Dat is till recently. We received this pawsum groomin’ tool called da Groom Genie. Mommy gave it a once over and checked out da website and didn’t give it much fawt.

A few days later when me was layin’ in hers lap, mommy membered receivin’ it and reached over to pick it up. Me saw it, but it didn’t look like a typical brush or comb so me laid meez head back down and this time, me didn’t give it much fawt. Mommy then gently put it on meez back and stawrted brushin’ me wiff it. Oh me cats and kittens it felt sooooooo good. Me stawrted purrin’ and then da slobber came. Me was in groomin’ heaven. Me fawt to meez selff, “so this is why sis Lexi gets all beside hers selff when mommy brushes her fur.” Me just kuldn’t get enuff. There was no pullin’ or scwatchin’ just a nice massage. It’s made of plastic and has soft flexible bristles in diffewent sizes. It’s ergonamically crafted fur ease of use by yous human. Although mommy sez she wishes there was a strap to give her awfur-ritic hands a better grip, it’s still easy to handle. Me gives da Groom Genie 4 paws and a floofy tail up.

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Sis Lexi likes every brush and comb mommy’s ever brought home, so she didn’t weally need to twy out da Groom Genie, but wantin’ to be fair and all, mommy used it on her too. She purred and cooed and drooled too. She sez she gives it all paws up and then sum. So now you’re askin’ yous selff what duz mommy weally fink, wight? Well let me let her tell ya’.

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Thank you Dezi. Every long haired cat I have had the pleasure of knowing has hated being brushed, and Dezi was no exception. Yes she does have non matting fur but she still sheds and thus causes hairballs. And my poor baby looks horrified when she’s trying to get up a hairball. She has these projectiles that can go clear across the room. So matting or no, she needs to be brushed. It’s often done while she’s growling her displeasure and trying to bite the brush/comb. I didn’t expect anything different with the Groom Genie. But to my surprise, she loved it. No growls, no biting, no hisses, no protests of any kind. Instead she was offering spots to be combed and purring so loud I couldn’t hear the t.v. It removes dead fur easily and cleans effortlessly. I loved it too.

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But it doesn’t stop there. They make one of these groomers for humans too. It’s called the Knot Genie. I have naturally curly hair that knots up like crazy. I pull out handfuls every time I pull a comb or brush through it. I mentioned that I needed to get one of the Knot Genies for myself and a few days later it was here. It not only works, but it doesn’t pull on my scalp and cause pain. Where was this when I was a kid? We all love the Groom Genie and Knot Genie here and think everyone needs at least one of these.

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Fanks mommy. Weez so ‘cited cuz we have da oppurrtunity to give one away. It’s open to all residents of da U.S. and Canada. And ifin yous just can’t wait to see ifin yous won, you can get a $5.00 discount fur signin’ up fur their newsletter on da Groom Genie websiteCheck out da website and let us know which Groom Genie you would like if you win. Use da link below to enter. You know mommy and code. MOL

 

Weez usin’ Rafflecopter fur this giveaway, so click here to enter. Link will open in a new window.

Till da next time…………………..Be Blest!!!

Disclaimer: We received da Groom Genie and Knot Genie furee wiff no expectations of a review. Groom Genie is not responsible for the content or views expressed in this post. As always we only bring you products we fink wuld interest you and dat we use or have twied ourselves.

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and Lexi

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Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

I'm Dalton, a Rat terrier mix and I came here in Sept, 2017, I was rescued from Hurricane Harvey. My birthday is 8-20-2016. My Gotcha Day is 8-27-2017. And I'm Pipo, I'm a Siamese, my birthday is 12-26-2004; my Gotcha Day is 2-14-2005. We also have Angel MrJackFreckles, (2-5-2018); and also we have Angel Minko, (6-18-2017). There are also Angels Groucho, Simba, Suki, & Toki. We meezers used to be known as WeBeesSiameezers. We'e all from Michigan, Dalton came here from Texas.

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