ForestWind Siberian Kittens & Cats
All about Cat Allergies, Litterbox issues, Behavior Problems, Health Needs ...
Just about everything you need to know to keep your Siberian kitten or cat happy, healthy, and as hypoallergenic as possible!
|Posted on June 18, 2013 at 1:10 AM|
Contact ForestWind Siberians for your Adoption Exploration Form @ SweetSiberians@aol.com
|Posted on June 15, 2013 at 1:00 AM|
Keep allergens outside where they belong using these strategies shared by Sandra Adamson Fryhofer:
· Keep pollen and pollutants outside by caulking and sealing all your doors, windows, air conditioners, and vents.
· Take the time to sweep, dust, or vacuum outside entryways to avoid tracking pollen and debris inside.
· Wipe your shoes well on a strong, stiff-brush doormat before entering your home, then exchange your shoes for a pair of house-only slip-ons as soon as you get inside.
· Avoid drying your clothes outside. Outdoor allergens like pollens and molds can collect in clothes hung on a line, making your allergies worse.
· Keep your car windows closed when you park it outside the garage. Allergens can build up inside the car if windows are left open.
· Keep areas close to the house free of organic debris. Rotting vegetation is a great place for mold and mildew to grow.
· Look for insect-pollinated plants to brighten your garden. These types of flowers, shrubs, and trees rely on insects for cross-pollination, not wind-blown pollen grains
Adapted From "Allergy and asthma symptoms getting you
down? Take control with these simple strategies." -- Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD
|Posted on June 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM|
|Posted on June 11, 2013 at 1:15 AM|
*ALL* Allergy Adoptions require a Safe Home.
What is a Safe Home? Your Safe Home is a person who co-signs your allergy adoption contract agreeing to provide a permanent home for your Siberian if
allergy problems arise at any time after adoption. Your Safe Home must
be non- cat- allergenic. Your Safe Home supplies the same information that you do together with your Application. Your Safe Home contact must be willing to be interviewed by telephone.Safe Homes are *not* temporary lodgings for your Siberian while you consider what to do, or attempt to rehome your Siberian elsehwhere. Your Safe Home will have gone through the same rigorous adoption approval that you have. This assures us and you that the identified home is willing, able, and ready to provide a caring and healthy home for your Siberian in the event of an allergy problem.
When you adopt as an allergy home, you are taking a risk that allergies may arise in the future.This is why we require answers to the allergy questions during your Adoption Exploration phase, and have you conduct at least a fur challenge. If you are multiply allergic or strongly allergic, we may also require an in home challenge before agreeing to adopt to you.
Please note that we do not refund adoption costs, nor re-home kittens placed in allergy families.This is one reason why you must have a Safe Home. It may seem unfair or onerous to have these additional requirements for allergy adoptions. They are actually in place to protect you and your kitten. Allergy Adoption requirements assure us that you have carefully considered the various outcomes as an allergy home, and have planned for them, and committed to their implementation. You understand the risk you are taking in adopting a kitten when you are allergic.
These pre adoption requirements also ensure we have both practiced due diligence in assessing your likelihood of a successful adoption. We are upfront in sharing our experiences adopting to allergic families with you, and we will recomend which of our lines will be least likely to create allergic reactions for you.
We want your allergy adoption to be successful long term! We are not racing to 'sell you a kitten' with no regard for its future welfare, or your heartbreak if the adoption is unsuccessful. As an allergic family we know the pleasure of being able to live with our Siberian cats!
|Posted on June 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM|
Good morning Kate,
Happy Friday! Wanted to share 2 quick stories about the king of the house. First, two days ago (of course it happened in the morning right before we had to leave for work!), the baby jumped on the kitchen table, dragged the table cloth, and successfully pulled everything off the table…needless to say our ceramic piggy-bank no longer exists… I can’t even get mad at him because he is just too cute! Second, each time he is hungry and has an empty plate, he puts his toy right in the empty bowl (as evidenced by the picture)
Hope this made you smile Nataliya