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Cat Bathing
as a Martial Art


Re-Sync your cat with Kat Nap


Ingredients in Cat Food You will not believe it!


Cat Hygiene
" John Wayne Gacey," The Cat 
1995  -  2009
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Re-Sync your cat with Kat Nap

Tired of your cat's nocturnal Wake-Up calls? Reset your cat's internal CLOCK with Kat Nap, so you can get more than a Cat Nap!
Kat Nap, which is on "Tabby's" collar,  will keep your Cat awake during the day time--by periodically beeping at him (little cat beeps). When night time comes, it stops, allowing Tabby & You to enjoy a restful night's Sleep! 
 
So Small & lightweight your cat will never know it's there. 
 

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Cat Bathing as a Martial Art
by Bud Herron 
Some people say cats never have to be bathed. They say cats lick themselves clean. They say cats have a special enzyme of some sort in their saliva that works like New, Improved Wisk - dislodging the dirt where it hides and whisks it away. 

I've spent most of my life believing this folklore. Like most blind believers, I've been able to discount all the facts to the contrary - the kitty odors that lurk in the corners of the garage and dirt smudges that cling to the throw rug by the fireplace. 

The time comes, however, when a man must face reality; when he must look squarely in the face of massive public sentiment to the contrary and announce: "This cat smells like a port-a-potty on a hot day in Juarez." 

When that day arrives at your house, as it has in mine, I have some advice you might consider as you place your feline friend under you arm and head for the bathtub: 

Know that although the cat has the advantage of quickness and lack of concern for human life, you have the advantage of strength. Capitalize on that advantage by selecting the battlefield. Don't try to bathe him in an open area where he can force you to chase him. 

Pick a very small bathroom. 

If your bathroom is more than four feet square, I recommend that you get in the tub with the cat and close the sliding-glass doors as if you were about to take a shower. (A simple shower curtain will not do. A berserk cat can shred a three-ply rubber shower curtain quicker than a politician can shift positions.) 

Know that a cat has claws and will not hesitate to remove all the skin from your body. Your advantage here is that you are smart and know how to dress to protect yourself. I recommend canvas overalls tucked into high-top construction boots, a pair of steel-mesh gloves, an army helmet, a hockey face mask and a long-sleeve flak jacket. 

Prepare everything in advance. There is no time to go out for a towel when you have a cat digging a hole in your flak jacket. Draw the water. Make sure the bottle of kitty shampoo is inside the glass enclosure. Make sure the towel can be reached, even if you are lying on your back in the water. 

Use the element of surprise. Pick up your cat nonchalantly, as if to simply carry him to his supper dish. (Cats will not usually notice your strange attire. They have little or no interest in fashion as a rule. If he does notice your garb, calmly explain that you are taking part in a product-testing experiment for J.C. Penney.) 

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Once you are inside the bathroom, speed is essential to survival. In a single liquid motion, shut the bathroom door, step into the tub enclosure, slide the glass door shut, dip the cat in the water and squirt him with shampoo. You have begun one of the wildest 45 seconds of your life. Cats have no handles. Add the fact that he now has soapy fur, and the problem is radically compounded. Do not expect to hold on to him for more that two or three seconds at a time. When you have him, however, you must remember to give him another squirt of shampoo and rub like crazy. He'll then spring free and fall back into the water, thereby rinsing himself off. (The national record is -- for cats --three latherings, so don't expect too much.) 

Next, the cat must be dried. Novice cat bathers always assume this part will be the most difficult, for humans generally are worn out at this point and the cat is just getting really determined. In fact, the drying is simple compared to what you have just been through. That's because by now the cat is semipermanently affixed to your right leg. You simply pop the drain plug with your foot, reach for your towel and wait. (Occasionally, however, the cat will end up clinging to the top of your army helmet. If this happens, the best thing you can do is to shake him loose and to encourage him toward your leg.) 

After all the water is drained from the tub, it is a simple matter to just reach down and dry the cat. 

In a few days the cat will relax enough to be removed from your leg. He will usually have nothing to say for about three weeks and will spend a lot of time sitting with his back to you. He might even become psychoceramic and develop the fixed stare of a plaster figurine. 

You will be tempted to assume he is angry. This isn't usually the case. As a rule he is simply plotting ways to get through your defenses and injure you for life the next time you decide to give him a bath. But, at least now he smells a lot better. 

California State University, Long Beach, Library

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      Tasty treats like "Putty" Pudding
    My/Lee's cat Gacey, has been satisfied with his cereal cat food and never coveted my food. 

    But I felt sorry for him--I thought he might have "Hidden-Hunger." So I got him Whiskas Brand--meat & gravy--cat food in a can.

    He went NUTS. From then on, that was on his mind day & night. He would not eat the "Old" food! He was constantly demanding--yes cats can demand--Whiskas

    This seemed unnatural to me so I checked the ingredients looking for an habituating additive:

    The ingredients in canned Whiskas brand Cat Food http://www.waltham.com 

    Guaranteed Analysis: 

Crude Protein min 9% 
Crude Fat min 5% 
Crude Fiber max 1.5% 
Moisture Max 78% 
Ash max 3% 
Taurine 0.05%


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    Ingredients:
Meat By-products 
Poultry By-products 
Chicken 
Beef Liver 
GUAR GUM 
Sodium Tripolyphosphate 
Potassium Chloride 
DL Methonine 
Carrageenan 
Turine Choline Choline 
Ferrous Sulfate 
Vitamin E and D3 Supplements 
Zinc Sulfate 
Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1) 
Sodium Nitrite 
Manganese Sulfate 
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) 
Folic Acid Menadione 
Sodium Bisulfite Complex

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    Cat Hygiene

A healthy, well-cared-for cat is not likely to be a health risk for you and your family, but it is prudent to observe a few simple and common sense precautions. 

Always keep your cat's Water Bowl Full!!   Have several around the house.

Do provide your cat with his own feeding bowls and utensils - keep these clean and wash them separately from the family's.  Duh!

Do provide your cat with his own sleeping quarters - shake and wash his bedding regularly. 

Do train your cat to use a litter tray or allow him free outdoor access. 

Do remove soiled litter from the tray at least once a day. Replace the litter and clean the tray at least once a week. Wear gloves to do this and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.    Duh!

Do wash your hands after handling your cat. 

Don't allow your cat to walk over surfaces used during the preparation or consumption of food.    Duh!  Duh!

Don't let your cat lick you or your children, especially around the face. 

Do cover sandpits when not in use. 

Do dispose of any cat faeces in the garden by burying them - especially if there are children around. 

Do groom your cat regularly and check for fleas and other parasites. 

Do worm your cat according to the instructions of your veterinary surgeon.

Don't feed your cat uncooked meat or fish. 

Do keep a careful watch on your cat and if you note any sign of illness, have him treated promptly.
 

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