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Offers Cat Influenced Lessons on How to Live a Joyful and Inspired Life,
In Brand New Book
Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style
“Ingrid King brings us closer to understanding the everyday reality of cats and, finally, what we can learn about our own lives through better appreciating theirs.” – Jackson Galaxy, Host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell”
- The Benefits of Stretching;
- 7 Habits of Happy Cats and Humans;
- The Value of Doing Nothing;
- How to be Content;
- When Work Becomes Play;
- Take Time for Yourself;
- Random Acts of Kindness; and
- Accepting What Is.
Early Diagnosis Can Lead to Better Treatment Outcome
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ (May 3, 2016) – Feline hyperthyroidism (FHT) affects nearly 10 percent of feline patients over 10 years of age in the US. FHT is a disease caused by an overactive thyroid gland that secretes excess thyroid hormone. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has just released a brochure“Feline Hyperthyroidism,” for cat owners which describes the causes, signs, treatment, and management of FHT. Early diagnosis is key to treatment being successful.
The AAFP’s brochure outlines behaviors or problems cats with FHT may exhibit. Cat owners are strongly encouraged to contact their veterinarian if they observe the following:
- weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite
- increased urination, more urine in the litter box
- increased drinking or thirst
- defecation outside of the litter box
- increased vocalization
- restlessness, increased activity
- rarely, lethargy and a lack of appetite
- poor hair coat, unkempt fur
- Radioiodine Therapy
- Medical Therapy
- Nutritional Therapy
“Twice yearly wellness examinations of your cat may allow early detection of FHT, as well as other age-related diseases,” advises Hazel Carney, DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine & Feline), and AAFP Guideline Panel Co-Chair.
“During the physical examination, your veterinarian may discover increased heart and respiratory rates, hypertension, a palpable thyroid gland, and loss of muscle mass,” said Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM, and AAFP Guideline Panel Co-Chair “Routine screening of laboratory tests and blood pressure may detect abnormalities before clinical signs of FHT are advanced.”
If your veterinarian diagnoses your cat with FHT, he or she will discuss and recommend treatment options. The goal of therapy is to restore normal thyroid function and minimize the side effects of treatment without creating lower than normal levels of thyroid hormones. The most common treatment options are:
On-going monitoring of your cat after any treatment is very important, as well as routine veterinary checkups with your veterinarian. If you have any additional questions, concerns, or notice any sudden changes with your cat, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
The AAFP would like to thank Dechra Veterinary Products for their sponsorship of this brochure and their commitment to helping the veterinary community increase the standard of care provided for cats.
- Access more information on FHT and the brochure: www.catvets.com/fht
- Access the FHT Guidelines:www.catvets.com/feline-hyperthyroidism
- For more information on the AAFP visit: www.catvets.com
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About the American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education and scientific investigation. The AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record in the veterinary community for facilitating high standards of practice and publishes guidelines for practice excellence which are available to veterinarians at the AAFP website. Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinarians to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine practiced. Launched in 2012, the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program was created to improve the treatment, handling, and overall healthcare provided to cats. Its purpose is to equip veterinary practices with the tools and resources to reduce stress associated with the visit and elevate the standard of care provided to cats. Find more information at www.catvets.com.
Pet Tree Houses: About Us
From a custom home builder of million dollar homes and a wife with a passion for animals - to master crafters of feline habitats. Joe and Shelley DelRocco designed their first Pet Tree House for their own cats in 2008. The premise was twofold: to create an aesthetically pleasing feline tree house and a tree that the cats would actually use and would be a realistic outdoor experience for them making them feel more at home in their natural environment.
Joe and Shelley have spent years perfecting the engineering of the tree house and continue to strive to exceed their customers’ expectations. Each tree is hand crafted and takes up to 1,000 individual cuts to build it. The real trees are hand selected as is the cedar to provide the highest quality indoor habitats available today.
Some of our top beneficiaries include
Seminole County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals * Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals * Candy’s Cats * Hollywood Houndz * Pet Rescue By Judy *
Starting in their garage, Joe and Shelley’s business grew in popularity and demand. Taking a leap of faith, Joe left his custom home business and he and Shelley opened a manufacturing plant and showroom in Sanford, Florida. Pet Tree Houses quickly became a well-known brand throughout the cat industry across the United States and abroad.
Our Mission is Simple
To use our God-given gifts to help the animals and support our local SPCA’s and animal rescue groups building a business that distinguishes the Pet Tree Houses brand on customer appreciation, uncompromised quality, honesty and integrity.
We are committed to producing the highest level of quality indoor feline habitats to our customers, which distinguishes the Pet Tree Houses brand in the marketplace. Equally important is our dedication to supporting our local community SPCA and animal rescue groups. We recognize the value of contributing to the growth of our community in order for our business to prosper. To that end, Pet Tree Houses is proud to support organizations that are dedicated to saving and rescuing animals in our community while creating hope for a brighter future for our pets.
My husband died of Cancer recently. We were avid cat lovers and, over the years, have adopted many cats and provided loving homes. When he died, we had several cats and due to my changed circumstances, I need to find new homes for them, which I hope to do before I am forced to surrender them to a shelter. We reside in Broward County, Florida, but I may be able to personally deliver the cats to a new owner's location or arrange transport no matter the distance. If possible, I will also provide at least one kitty bed, scratcher, toys and other items with familiar scents to help make their transition to a new home easier.
I have created a Facebook page dedicated my cause:
FRAK is my little princess. She is a beautiful grey tuxedo with the slightest hint of stripes in the right light. She suckled my ear lobes when she was a baby and still occasionally grabs a sniff and a lick when she is really comfortable. As I am laying down to go to sleep some nights, she comes to sit on my chest and paw my face and if she is really comfortable, she will stretch out and roll over onto her back for a belly rub and settle in to fall asleep on me. She enjoys being held, rocked and carried around. She loves to drink directly from the faucet and when done (and if I am around), she finds me so I can wipe her wet face because she loves vigorous full face rubs. When she is very relaxed, she slobbers all over me in ecstasy. Her purr is so soft and breathy, it is difficult to hear unless her nose is nuzzled close to my ear. She is a spayed female just under 6 years old.
CYLON is our big, beautiful, prissy girl. We adopted her from a pretty gross situation. She is large, silky gray, and long haired. Although she is not papered, we believe she is a Nebelung, a very rare crossbreed of Russian Blue and a long hair. She loves a strong petting very much, but only on her timeline. She goes nuts when she is combed, but she prefers to walk around while being combed so you have to either follow her around or hold her down firmly. She proudly struts around with her poofy tail on full display. She also loves to drink from the faucet and frequently she and Frak take up positions on opposite sides of the sink while lapping it up. She can pinpoint and catch any toy with amazing accuracy but slips and falls comically when running around due to the long fur between her toes and footpads. Sometimes she cries when she doesn't know where we are until she finds us. She loves to drag toys and things around the house mewling, but her favorite toy is a very old, ratty stick of dynamite catnip toy she walks around mournfully mewling until we sooth her. She is a spayed female just under 6 years old.
KAOS adopted us while on a trip to the pet store for kitty food and litter. We always looked at the kitties and this little guy reached through the cage and gently patted me on the cheek and kept his paw there until my husband asked the volunteer to open the cage so we can meet him. He settled right into my arms like it was meant to be. He is a grey tuxedo with a beard and crooked mustache around his mouth. He is the most loving cat we have. He is the quintessential lap cat slightly modified, as he prefers to be a little higher up on my chest and shoulders. He nuzzles my neck until I vigorously pet his face. If I stop rubbing his face, he uses his paws to move my hand around. Sometimes he slobbers a little. If possible, he would probably lay or lean on me all the time. Kaos and Poke have bonded and would like to stay together if possible, although not required. He is a neutered male and is 3 years old.
POKE was discovered in our apartment community's landscaped entrance area at risk of being hit by a car. My husband immediately ran to rescue her as she was hiding in the grass and poking her head up her head up several times - hence, her name. She is a tabby tuxedo with beautiful markings and her tuxedo color is a warm slightly creme color instead the typical white. She was a feisty little 4-week old but quickly bonded with us and Kaos. Although she is still a kitten, she has calmed down significantly into a very sweet little girl. She has the loudest purr of all the cats. She loves to be gently petted around her head and neck but really loves being scratched under her chin. She frequently sits or lays across my lap for a good rub. Poke and Kaos have bonded and would like to stay together if possible, although not required. She is a spayed female and is 1.5 years old.
CARBON is a tiny little black kitty with a few white hairs on her neck and in her ears. She is the sweetest, gentlest cat I have ever had. She loves to roll around in my hair on the pillow at night. She head-butts anything nearby, especially us and the other cats. She comes to stretch out across my lap several times a day. She really enjoys curling up on a heating pad to sleep. She has kidney disease and I assume it will be difficult to find her a new forever home, so if no one adopts her, I will try my best to find a way to keep her for the time she has left on this earth. She is on a restricted diet for the kidney issues. Although she is not expected to live a full life, our vet has been able to help her reach a certain level of comfort for now. Although she loves other cats, I think she will be most comfortable in a home with no other pets and access to her human or humans as much as possible. She is a spayed female just under 5 years old.
She has feline leukemia and cannot be with other cats but she can be with dogs.
We need your help in finding her a good home.
If you can adopt her, we will provide the pet food and pet supplies through the Pet Project.
Please help. Contact Tanya at 954 318 7145 to see her.