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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)

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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.

 

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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.

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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

TruFood With Punkin’

Well weez took most of yesfurday off to take care of sum business wound da house. We have a mumfflly ‘spection comin’ up on Wednesday and mommy wanted to do sum research on meez condition. Mommy still has to run da vacuum but most of da house got finished. She didn’t however get much research dun. So weez purrobly gunna be a little scarce this week while she twies to figger out more ‘bout this Sterile Cystitis. Da battle is on wound meez food plate while she be twyin’ to make hers changes. Da RX food samples da VET sent home wiff us went over like a lead bwick. Me didn’ get any closer than 2 feet fwum da plate and me knew it wasn’t wight. Me wuldn’t even eat da wet noms cuz they was in a plate beside ‘em. So finally on Monday meownin’ mommy finally gave in and gave me sum of meez BB kibble. But she snuck sum of da Nutrish she bought fur sis Lexi when we was twyin’ to get her to gain weight. Yous know, dwy noms be way more fattenin’ than canned. Mommy sez hers next play will be a doozy. Me dusn’t know what she plans on twyin’, but meez sure we awe in fur anuvver battle. MOL

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Speakin’ of food, weez got to twy sum weally pawsum food fur Chewy this mumff. Lots of our furiends have been talkin’ ‘bout da new Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings and now we got to try them out. We got da Chicken, Pumpkin and Turkey Tasty Pairings to try. You know it be punkin’ season so it’s only wight we twy out da punkin’ flavor. These TruFood Tasty Pairings come in 3 ounce tubs and six different flavors. They be wheat and grain free and layered. Protein on da top and da pumpkin fwuit on da bottom. Course when mommy turns it out on da plate they be da udder way wound. MOL They have no fillers, no artificial purrservatives, colors or flavors.

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They seem a little spongy when turned out of the container, but once broken up you can clearly see da shwedded meat. Of course mommy added a little water to them and made it a bit bwothier/soupier fur us. So, what did we fink of da Wellness Tru Food Tasty Pairings? Well sis Lexi gobbled it down. She loved every last bite and even asked fur seconds. WooHoo 4 paws up fwum sissy. Me, well me luvved da punkin’, but me only picked wound da meat. It was still a little spongy fur me. But mommy keeps offerin’ it to me specially since meez needs to change up meez diet. So me gives ‘em 2 paws up cuz da punkin’ be gweat. Purrlenty yummy.

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Lookit dat punkin’.

What duz mommy fink ‘bout ‘em? Mommy sez she gives 2 fumms up to anyfin’ eever of us will eat dat has such gweat ingwedients. So there ya’ have it, 2 fumms up fwum mommy. Chewy has lots of pawtastic purroducts fur da pet in yous house, auto delivery and flat rate or free shippin’. So yous might wanna check ‘em out fur yous selff. And gwab yous own Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings while yous there.

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Disclaimer: As part of da Chewy Blogger progwam we received these noms in exchange fur our honest opinion. Chewy nor Wellness be respawnsible fur da view expwessed here. Our opiniouns awe our own. We only bwing you purroducts dat we use or have twied ourselves and fink wuld be of innerest to you our furiends and readers.

Till da next time…………………..Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and Lexi

We Won Da Kitty Lottery–PetBox

Meowllo evewypawdy, hope yous been enjoyin’ yous week. Weez had roofers all week and mommy has da mudder of all migwaines. We wusn’t too purrleased they wuz here eevew. So when finally came outta hidin’ to find ow supwise we felt like we had won da Kitty Lottery. We got ow very own PETBOX!!! Weez been seein’ these all ovew da blogosphere and weez entered numewous contests to win one. But so faw, weez not won any of them. We wuz a little sad and so mommy set ‘bout to make us glad. You know mommys, they don’t want us to be sad. Specially wiff all dat’s goin’ on wiff sissy and all. Anyways dat leads us to now. Weez kinda twyin’ out to be Petbox ambassadors. Dat means we wuld get ow very own Petbox evewy mumff. And OMC Wait’ll yous see what all we got. Well let me just tell ya’ ‘bout it and show ya’ evewyfin’.  

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As me sed we had been hidin’ nappin’ and twyin’ to avoid all da noise da roofers wuz makin’ so we didn’t even hear da delivery man come. Well mommy knew zactly what it wuz when she got da package cuz it sed Get Petbox.com wight on da box. Knowin’ dat we wuz gunna be weally ‘cited, mommy quietly opened da box to take a foto or two afur we dug in. Then she put da box up on a shelf so we wuldn’t get into it afur her wuz weady wiff da camewa. Once fings quietted down we slowly emerged fwum ow hiding nappies. And boff ow noses went up in da air. Sis Lexi maneuvered da chair, anudder box, and climbed up sevewal levels of da cat twee to get to da “box”. She stawted rubbin’ da bottom and scentin’ it all up. Me didn’t know what it wuz, but da smell wuz overwhelmin’ and me wusn’t gunna let her hav it all, so me jumped up next to her. It wuz callin’ ow names. So mommy gwabbed da camewa and took da box down. We followed post haste. It wuz like dat box wuz pullin’ us to it. And oh da wunnew when we finally got to see inside. There wuz so many pawsumly amazin’ fings in there. 

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Da furst item we found wuz a Yeowww nip heart. These peeps must hav da mawket on da bestest nip ever, cuz they just don’t make a bad toy. Least in ow sperience. But dat wusn’t da only pawsum nip in da box. Also included wuz a whole big ole bag of Priscilla’s cat nip. Now let me just tell ya’ we won a cat gwass kit fwum her not too long ago, and OMC dat gwass wuz amazin’. All their purroducts be Home Grown. So you can magine how good dat nip is. And it’s so finely gwound it’s almost a powder. So da bag…it is cwam packed full. No skimpin’ or cheatin’ ya’ there. Yous fur sure get yous munny’s worff. But alas, dat’s not all dat wuz in dat lottery box.

Ifin yous can’t see da video, purrlease click here.

There wuz also a door hangin’ scwatcher fwum Petlinks. (We actually hav sum of their udder toys. They’s all purretty cool. Most of them hav a snap attachment dat can be innewchanged.) Altho’ no need to hang it on ow account. We liked it just like it wuz. And it even has a zipper openin’ so yous hoomans can add sum of dat Priscilla’s catnip to it. As ifin we needed mowe enticin’ to use it. NOT!!! MOL Mommy sez da scwatcher is quite nice and goes wiff any décor. Like we care, it felt good and smelled good and comes wiff a snap on toy. Ifin it ever gets unused enuff to get hung on a door, weez’ll let ya’ know. MOL But wait, there’s mowe. Da cutest little weebly wobbly nip egg wiff feathers comin’ out da top by Petlinks too. Weez been chasin’ dat wound da house fur days now. Awe you wantin’ yous very own PetBox yet? Well wait, cuz weez not fwu. There wuz also a sample size bag of Royal Canin Indoor Adult 27 dwy noms. It’s a nice size bag so you kuld purrawlly tell ifin yous kitty wuld like it afur you run out. And then there wuz a bag of Wellness Kittles Tuna and cranberry tweats. In udder words, top quality bwands here. No skimpin’ fur yous fur babies fwum PetBox. Only da bestest. Weez quite impurressed wiff da amount of goodies we weceived and da quality of those purroducts. 

Ifin yous can’t see da video, purrlease click here.

Dat’s all well and good ya’ say, but what ‘bout da company? These days we all like to know dat da peeps we giv ow munny to be duin’ sumfin’ good fur da animal community. It’s not necessary , but we do like to see it. Well PetBox got it’s stawt in 2013 when Sean Conlin, Will Ford and a foo udder pet fanatics down in San Diego CA got togedder. In da furst year they sent out over 60,000 pet boxes and wuz supported by over 250 diffewent bwands. And they offer a wide vawiety of purroducts fur yous kitty, doggy, or piggy. Betcha’ yous kuld find sumfin’ fur udder pets too. And they offer sevewal diffewent purrice boxes, to meet most pocket books.

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So what do they do fur da community? Well when you buy yous very own PetBox you feed a shelter animal; sez so wight there on da box. And PetBox has a pawsum purrogwam called #PetBoxFridays. Any shelter or rescue can benefit fwum this purrogwam. See they pawtner wiff BOGO Bowl and send out 100 pounds of noms to one lucky shelter or rescue evewy week. You can help nominate and choose which shelter gets dat food too. Like and follow them on Facebook and evewy Furiday at 10:45 a.m., da post goes up fur you and all their followers to nominate and vote on hoo shuld weceive noms fur da nex week. They announce da winners on Mondays fwum da #PetBoxFridays votes. Is dat not pawsum? Mommy’s impurressed and weally likes dat they giv back. And as it be Furiday today, why don’t you mosey on ovew and paw dat like button and vote fur yous favowite wescue or shelter to win. Don’t furget to shawe so udders can vote too. They also hav a pawsum fundraiser dat any organization can benefit fwum. Ifin yous innewested, you might wanna check dat out here.

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Now as we sed earlier, they hav a Pet Box in just ‘bout evewy purrice wange fwum $9.95 to $59.95 a mumff. And you can select da items yous selff or let it be a supwise and let them pick items fur ya’. And ifin you hav a kitty and a doggy or piggy or…you kuld even choose purroducts fur each all in da same PetBox. Yous weally wantin’ one now awen’t ya’? Well what awe ya’ waitin’ fur? Head on over and get all signed up. You can get 1 box, subscwibe too their auto ship purrogwam where you get 1 evewy mumff, or even send 1 or an auto ship as a gift. And you know what? Ifin you use da code DEZIZ10 you can even save 10% off yous order. Dat is so pawsum of da peeps to dat fur all ow furiends, isn’t it. Well we sure hope they like us enuff to make us ambassadors. We bet they weally wuld ifin yous membered to use ow code and order yous own PetBox. After all, you know yous wanna, and yous wuld be makin’ lots of anipals happy too. Member each box purrchased helps feed a shelter animal. Meez gotta tell ya’ you fur sure won’t be disappointed. And isn’t yous furry furmily member worff it?         

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Disclaimer: We didn’t get any gween papers fur this weview. We did however get high on nip and joy fwum da pawsum Pet Box they sent us fur furee. As always, anyfin’ we weview, we use or plan to use and fink you might wanna know ’bout it. Weez still duin’ da happy kitty dance wound here. Fanks so much fur takin’ a chance on us PetBox. Hope weez honored ya’ wiff ow posty. Yous sure made a kupple kuntwy kitties happy.    

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Weez also wanna tell ya’ ‘bout sumfin’ pawsum meez furiend Crepes is duin’. It’s Furiday da 13ff, and they hav a pawsum new movie launchin’ today in support of black cats. We all know how pawsum those black kitties be so head on over and follow them on youtube and enjoy Magic Mike. Hoo by da way needs a furever home.

 

Now don’t furget to go by PetBox and use ow discount code DEZIZ10 fur 10% off yous order. Betcha’ Magic Mike wuld like a petbox waitin’ fur him in hims new furever home. We know yous anipals wuld luv to hav one as much as we did.

Till da nex time……………………..Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

Dezi and Lexi

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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