Top Eleven Harmful Foods You Should Not to Give Your Green Pet Cats

Feeding your cats unintentionally with your food can cause vomiting, diarrhea, illness and death. It may also lead to bad behaviors like begging, an unhealthy weight, and little room for their own nutrient-rich foods. So you only need to give your green cats green food. In order for them to be safe from any possible harm. There are actually harmful foods identified that you should not give them.

Here’s a list of some dangerous foods for your pet cats and the reasons they should be avoided:

1.) Onions & garlic – contain a substance that destroys red blood cells in cats. They can also cause  anemia.

2.) Mushrooms – contain toxins that may affect multiple systems in the body. They can cause shock and your pets may die.

3.) Grapes and raisins – can damage your pet’s kidneys.

4.) Sugary foods – can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus.

5.) Chocolate, coffee, and tea – these contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline. They can be toxic and affect the heart and nervous system.

6.) Salt – this may lead to electrolyte imbalances and kidney problems.

7.) Milk and other dairy products – can cause cramps, gassiness, and diarrhea.

8.) Tuna for human consumption – can cause malnutrition. For the reason, it lacks proper amounts of vitamins and minerals. If your cats eat too much of it, they could develop heart problems.

9.) Avocados – can cause stomach upset, vomiting, and pancreatitis.

10.) Alcohol – this may cause intoxication, coma, and death.

11.) Tomatoes and green/raw potatoes – they contain a bitter, poisonous alkaloid. This can cause violent lower gastrointestinal symptoms. The nervous and urinary systems may also be affected.

This is just a short list, which only has the top eleven harmful foods for your green pet cat. So it’s still best not to give foods to your cats other than their own. You may not know the harm that goes with it.

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Save your Green Pet Cat from the Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

You all know that smoking is bad for the health. But this is not just for humans, also for your green pets. The health risks associated with inhaling secondhand smoke have proved to be just as worrisome for cats. But unlike you, they don’t have the choice to escape the environment to get fresher air. What’s more, pollutants from the air collect on your cat’s coat. Since they are meticulous groomers, they can easily ingest these harmful substances once they lick their fur.

Here’s a list of few diseases that are risk to your cats if regularly exposed to secondhand smoke:

o    Malignant lymphoma
o    Squamous cell carcinoma
o    Nicotine poisoning
o    Asthma

What Can You Do?

As a responsible pet parent, you have many options to protect your cat from secondhand smoke. But what can you do? It’s not easy to quit smoking. Here are four tips that can guide even the most addicted smoker:

1)    Smoke at designated areas

When you smoke, do it far away from your pets. The less exposure, the greater the chances your cat stays healthy.

2)    Use air filters

Air filters may help clean the environment. It will remove harmful chemicals in the air that could block your cat’s respiratory passage.

3)    Always clean your pet and your house

Take regular baths or at least wipe your cat’s fur with damp cloth.  It can help remove smoke residue from cat fur. Keep all cigarette butts, tobacco products and even nicotine patches out of your cat’s sight to prevent accidental illness, poisoning or even death.

What could be the best solution of all? It’s simple, if you’re a smoker, just quit. Why expose your beloved furry friend to danger? In fact, you can all live green, for everybody to be safe and healthy.

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What is the Safest Food Bowl for your Green Pet Cat?

Buying food and water bowls for your green pets isn’t a simple matter of picking the cutest pattern or the right size. There are some important considerations to think about before making a choice. You have to pick up the safest cat food bowl. It should be safe to contain food and should be made from green eco friendly materials.

Normally, there are three common kinds of cat food bowls:

1) Plastic Bowls

These are generally sturdy but they have a couple of downsides. So if possible avoid using plastic, it’s not safe for your cats.

many cats have an allergy to plastic, and develop a skin condition on their chins, resembling acne.

plastic tends to nick and scratch and those tiny fissures become a breeding ground for germs.

2) Stainless Steel Bowls

These are unbreakable, sturdy, dishwasher-safe and harmless to cats. One of the most recommended food bowls.

3) Ceramic Bowls

Another good choice is ceramic bowls. They are also highly recommended by veterinarians. Provided they use a lead-free glaze so that they won’t be poisonous to cats.

Here are three cat food bowl tips to help you select the best and safe food dish for your green cat:

Tip 1 – Whatever type of dish you would buy, make sure you wash and refill them every day with clean fresh water.

Tip 2 – A tip in cleaning the food bowl. You have to use a wet sponge to rub the sides and corners of the cat food dish. Make sure that no bacteria and slime are growing there.

Tip 3 – In choosing a cat food dish, you need to buy something that is sturdy and dishwasher safe. It can be made of metal or ceramic. A long as it won’t break if your cat/s knocks it over and won’t make the cat’s food taste bad.

As a green cat parent, you must have food and water dishes to care for your feline friend. Your cat probably won’t care if the bowls are ceramic or stainless steel. You just fill them with green food that will surely make your cat healthy and live long.

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Three Tips for a Safe and Healthy Green Pet Cat Weight Loss Program

Cat’s being overweight is not something to take lightly especially for a green pet cat. It can be due to a number of factors. In order to maintain their health, you will need to monitor their weight very closely. At the first sign of change, you should visit your vet.  Make sure there are no underlying health problems causing the weight gain. There may also be unforeseen dangers to weight loss if unhealthy conditions are present.

Here are three tips to help you with your cat’s weight problem.

Tip 1: The first step in losing your cat’s weight is watching their diet.

Many of you don’t realize you’re over feeding the cat.  You may also be giving them unhealthy commercial foods. If you have a larger cat, it needs food with a lower calorie content to avoid becoming overweight.

Tip 2: Stop poor eating habits.

If your cat is eating people food, that has to be cut out. Also if you’re giving snacks or treats, that should be stopped. It is safer and healthier to feed your cat green food. It’s also better to give small meals during the day instead of large meals twice a day.

Tip 3: Get your cat to have some exercise.

For a healthier diet, your cat should want to be more active. They can be stubborn at times. If possible try to get them to play a couple of times a day.

A healthy cat weight loss will not happen just overnight. It will take time and dedication from both you and your green cat. Remember to help your green pets lose weight naturally and safely.

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Green Remedies to Pet Cat’s Urine Smell

Cat urine has a very strong smell. If your pet cats urinate outside of the litter box the urine smell will spread throughout the house. If left untreated, the smell will strengthen as bacteria grow. It will also encourage the cat to come back and urinate in the same spot.

There are natural green tips as remedies to remove cat urine smell:

1) Vinegar
Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and water. Spray vinegar mixture on the spot. Let it sit and then blot with a paper towel as much as possible.

If the material is machine washable, vinegar may also solve the smelly problem. Add a quarter of a cup of apple cider vinegar to the detergent mixture. Wash as usual and this would help eliminate the cat urine smell.

2) Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking soda on the urine stain. Scrub it with brush or dampened sponge. Work in a circular motion starting from the outside of the stain to the inside. The baking soda will absorb the urine and the smell.

3) Club Soda
Pour club soda directly on the urine stain. Remove all the liquid by blotting with paper towels once the soda has stopped fizzing. Repeat this until the smell is gone.

4) Enzymatic Cleaners
Natural enzymatic cleaners are available at pet supply stores. The natural enzymes in these cleaners neutralize the urine smell. Just follow the directions provided by the manufacturer.

Cats will often urinate outside the litter box if it’s dirty. Always keep the box clean to discourage inappropriate urination. But sometimes, it may be a

territorial marking. There are also times wherein it’s a sign that your cat has health issues such as a urinary tract infection or kidney issues. Consult your veterinarian if the inappropriate urination continues. This is for the health and safety of your green pet cat.

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Exercise your Way for a Green Pet Cat

It’s no secret that exercise has a tremendous effect on health. You may not have given it much thought, but your green pets may reap the same benefits as you do when it comes to exercise. A regular exercise program can help burn nervous energy and reduce boredom for your pets. That’s why make sure they are getting the exercise they need.

Get your Green Cat to Exercise:

  • Getting your cat the needed exercise is a bit more challenging than with your dog. Some cats can be trained to walk on a leash. But for most this is not a viable solution. Seeing that cats are designed different from dogs, short frequent periods of intense activity are more beneficial to a cat than slower-paced exercise sessions.
  • For an interesting change of pace, you might consider walking or running up and down a flight of stairs or hallway. Attach a string or rope to your belt loop. This will get the pulse rate up for you both. You can also create a challenge for your cat by making him work for his dinner. Put small amounts of green food on several plates and scatter them throughout the house at meal time. This will make your cat exercise in order to eat. It will also freshen up some of those tracking skills.
  • Don’t worry, you will not have to deal with whining, lame excuses or belly aching from your cats. The whole process is playtime in their minds. The bond that grows in both of you when you increase their “playtime” will make them love you all the more.

Remember another green living tip, exercise is every bit as vital to your green cat’s health and well being. It’s as important as green food, green water and green shelter. A consistent exercise program will enhance his life in many ways. This will make your cat become more green, stay more healthy and happy.

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Green Pet Safe Toys for Your Kittens

Kitten pets are very easy to please. They can pretty much make a toy out of anything around the house. They love things that they can chase or bat around or sacks and boxes they can crawl into. But younger pets need a little supervision and care taken to what kind of toys they are given.

Toys that can be found around the house

Kittens need safe toys to play with. For your eco pets, it shouldn’t be just any kind. It’s better to give recycled or old materials not in use. At least you won’t worry at times when you won’t be around at your pet’s playtime.

Here are some objects around the house that will make good kitten toys: paper grocery sacks, old boxes, empty toilet paper roll and socks.

You can also be creative by making soft, stuffed animal toys out of an old sock. A quick toy can be made by putting some catnip inside a sock and sewing up the end. Or if you have sewing skills, you can make the sock actually look like a mouse. The kitten won’t care one way or the other what it looks like, but a homemade toy may look nicer lying around the house than an old sock.

A wand-type toy can also be easily made by finding a sturdy stick or pole and a length of twine or string. Attach various objects, such as strips of cloth to make a pom pom at the end. Avoid using items that are too heavy for the kitten. A cloth or knotted pieces of yarn work well for this kind of toy.

Mischief kitties can get into

Toys that pose the biggest risk are those that contain small objects. They can cause choking or other accidents. Kittens can also get their paws or claws caught in toys with holes. A wand toy with feathers should be kept out of reach when not in use. This is to avoid the kitten from swallowing the feathers.

What a wonderful way to enjoy playing time knowing that your green pets are safe from any harm. What could worry you if you know the toys are made from safe, recycled, environment friendly materials?

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