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Learn About ForestWind Siberians

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM

Lots of people are eager to own a Siberian kitten or cat as a pet, and want to call and start learning about Siberians on the phone. We'd love to chat with you :) But first, we request that you complete and return the informational email forms we send you. We do this because we receive dozens of emails each week, and many requests for phone calls. If we didn't take the step of ensuring someone is truly interested in working with ForestWind - and not just "window shopping" or conducting "lazy ...

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Support & Successes with Allergic + Asthmatic Families

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 4:25 AM

We place most of our kittens into allergy and/or asthmatic homes. 2015 is our 10th year of Siberian Cat breeding. During that time we have needed to rehome three (3) kittens placed in allergy or asthma homes.

 

We believe a large part of our success rate is careful screening and support of prospective Kitten Families. We are not focused on kitten sales, but rather kitten placements. By this we mean we want to ensure - cat allergy family or not - that there is a proper fit b...

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Prevent the Spread of Fel d 1 Throughout Your Home

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Fel d 1 is a tiny protein expressed in saliva, skin oils, and via the anal glands. Salivatory Fel d 1 is spread through your Siberian's fur during grooming; and sebaceous Fel d 1 also spreads through the fur through expression. The Fel d 1 enters the atmosphere via loose hair, dander, and the litter box.. The allergen is very stable and can remain active in the environment for over a year. Anally expressed Fel d 1 ends up in the litter box, of course, which is why Unfair Rule # 1 for aller...

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A Thanksgiving Love Letter to ForestWind Siberians

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Dear Kate,
 
How are you?  How are the kids?  How are the cats?  If I'm not mistaken, you're going to be blessed with another litter soon.  Please send me an update when you get a chance!
 
I wanted to write (it's been too long) and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgivi...
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Kittens Available!

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Want your very own lapful -- or climberful ;) -- of love? ForestWind Siberians Kittens available for September 2014 <3   Email us at SweetSiberians@aol.com to reserve one of your very own!


Fel d 1 Testing Issues and Costs in Siberian Kittens

Posted on August 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Allergen testing (fel d 1 level testing) for kittens is now available. This is information about how it works and some of the challenges for the potential Kitten Family and for ForestWind if allergen testing is pursued. Some of the limitations of testing are cost and the increased age of the kitten at placement.

Allergy testing for kittens is $600 per kitten. This fee includes the Vet visit with the charges to collect the samples; overnighti...

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10 Steps to Find Your Lost Siberian Cat

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Lost Cat? 10 Tips to a Safe Return

We rounded up tips to get lost cats safely home.

By Anastasia Thrift | Posted: July 21, 2014, 12 p.m. EDT

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month, so we checked in with the latest advice on finding lost cats. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, nearly one out of five pets go missing after lou...

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Allergic? 8 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

1. Showering Only in the Morning

When you spend a lot of time outside, particularly if you’re working

out in the yard, pollen can end up on your skin and hair, worsening

allergy symptoms. If you’re highly allergic to pollen, it’s a good

idea to take a second shower after you come inside, to rinse away

the pollen...

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5 Easy Steps to an Allergy Friendly Home

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

1. No Pets in the Cat Allergic Bedroom: Keep allergens out of the bedroom - 8 hours of allergy free breathing can make the difference between no to low reactivity and an uncomfortably itchy/sneazy time. Always bathe before bed, and leave that day's clothing in a bathroom hamper instead of in the bedroom.

2. Use Air Filters: Carefully research air filtration units, and place one in your bedroom and one in the kitten's bedroom. Repl...

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Pragmatic Steps to Remove Fel d 1 From The Home

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM

 

Fel d 1 is a tiny protein expressed in saliva, skin oils, and via the anal glands. Salivary Fel d 1 is spread through the fur during grooming, and sebaceous Fel d 1 also spreads through the fur through expression. The Fel d 1 enters the atmosphere via loose hair, dander, and the litter box.. The allergen is very stable and can remain active in the environment for over a year. Anally expressed Fel d 1 ends up in the litter box, of course, which is why Unfair Rule...

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