|Manx: a natural bobtailed cat with short hair
Cymric: a natural bobtailed cat with long or fluffy hair
~ Characteristics ~
Rumpy: a dent where the tail should be
Riser: a lump of fat or bone where the tail should be
Stubby: a stub for a tail
Some stubby cats have a crooked stub, that is part of the breed
They come in all colors, and now even color points
(like a Siamese but not recognised by registration or show standards)
These cats have a great personalty, almost dog like, it is not uncommon
for them to play in the water or play fetch with their toys
These cats are real smart and outstanding hunters
Once you have a Manx no other cat will ever due
~ What I use ~
Flea drops: Revolution, It comes in 1 - 5 lbs & 5.1 - 15 lbs drops, get it at the vet or online
Feed: I only use Pruina dry food, I like the Natural in the green bag best. Even for
kittens it keeps more fat on them. Once they are 6 mo. feed 1 can of Authority
(Petsmart brand) once a day, it will help with kidney problems.
"All cat foods must have meat for the first ingredient not grain"
Stay away from the cheap brands, it has to much ash in it and can cause kidney problems
Hair Balls: Give them a pat of butter once a week or so, fluffy cats need it more then
short haired cats.
I mix one pound of butter with a can of cat food or tuna, they love that
Ears: If ears need cleaning put a little baby oil on a Q-tip and clean them
If they have ear mites use Revolution flea drops
Worms: Revolution Flea drops will kill basic worms but it does not kill tape worms
Tape worms are caused by flea bites so when exposed to fleas give them the tape worm
pills, buy 2 pills, give one pill, then 2 weeks later give the other pill
(put them in a soft cat treat, it works most of the time)
Only buy worm meds from your vet or online, never the feed store or wal-mart
~ What I know for a fact kills cats ~
Any HARTZ flea or any of their other products
Yearly shots the vets give
(I have had several people tell me after giving their cats shots that they have died)
(Read the memo at the bottom of this page it came from a magazine article)
Swiffer wet mop spray
Remember if it doesn't say for Cats on the bottle don't use it, some stuff labeled for
dogs only will kill your cat
Sinus shots, give oral meds only the shots can cause liver failure in kittens
"If you don't believe me check it out on the web"
|These cats are pets, they are raised with kids and other animals. All have been spoiled
and well kept, I don't believe that any cat should be kept in a cage like a rabbit. I live
in the country and my cats have the run of the place all day long, chasing rats, mice,
birds and anything else they can catch. At night they either come in the house or they
are penned up in the cat house with a large run off to the side, this is for their
protection because of all the coyotes around here. They have their own heat and air in
their house with litter boxes and Purina cat food and water at all times. All kittens
are litter box trained and eating hard food before they leave. Kittens are just like
kids, some are shy, some won't leave you alone, there's your couch potato and the
child that gets into everything.
Kittens under 12 weeks can be given baths with mild dish soap. Lather them up for 5
minutes and that will kill the fleas. (the fleas drown in the soap) You can use store
bought flea shampoo for cats on kittens over 12 weeks, I like Sergants brand cat flea
"Never use Hartz flea shampoo"
If your kitten is sniffing around some place you don't want them to, just sprinkle a little
red or black pepper there. Cats will sniff a place before they use it, it doesn't matter if it
is on carpet or hard floor.
If you don't want them to lay or scratch of something put duck tape on it sticky side up.
Always dry and spray any missed spots with Febreze spray. Not the store brand spray, it
doesn't work as good.
Add plan baking soda to the litter box to keep the smell down
I use 1 to 2 cups per litter change.
Remember when you take your new kitten home they don't know that is there new
home. Always make sure your kitten knows you real well and where home is before you
let them outside at all. If you let them out for any reason before they have made there
new home with you they will leave and look for there old home. It does take some cats
longer to get used to you and where home is then others, some will be at home that night
and some may take a few weeks before they figure you are there new family. I
recommend that you leave a cat penned up for a few weeks before they are let outside for
any reason. If you live near a road or in town I will tell you if you let these guys outside
they can be stolen. I have talked to several people and they only let them out one time
and they were stolen. These cats can live their whole life outside or in the house without
ever going outside.
|"What to do the first week home with any new kitten"
If your kitten needs a bath give it one
If needed use Revolution flea drops, if it has had fleas tape worm them
This will give them the best start possible by killing any fleas, worms or ear mites
( all info about this is listed below)
|"This is a copy of a article from Smart Money magazine"
"Vaccinating your pet may do more harm than good."
For years the primary reason for seeing a vet was to get your pet vaccinated against a host of diseases
ranging from distemper to rabies — either with individual vaccinations or "combo wombo" shots that
Indeed, annual vaccinations have been an economic bulwark for many vet practices, but some
veterinarians say they're not only unnecessary, but they can actually be harmful in some cases. Marty
Goldstein, a veterinarian in South Salem, N.Y., says he sees a range of vaccination-related reactions in
animals, everything from cancerous sarcomas to epilepsy. Another reason to think twice about certain
vaccines: The immunity provided by some of them can last well beyond a year, even as long as the pet's
lifetime, Goldstein says, negating the need for some annual shots.
Both the AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association now say vaccinations should be assessed
yearly and tailored to an animal's age, health and lifestyle. For example, an indoor cat with limited
exposure to some diseases may not ever need certain common vaccinations, says W. Jean Dodds, an
immunologist and veterinarian with Hemopet in Garden Grove, Calif.