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Aug 302015
 

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Hey everybuddy!  Happy Easy E Sunday!  It’s also Selfie Sunday and I have special ones for you today.  Our store cats, Chip and Slim, want to pawticipate in Selfie Sunday.  In between running around the garden center chasing bugs and birds, they’ve been practicing their selfie taking.  So without further ado…here’s Chip and Slim!

 

 

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First…a group shot.
Slim still needs to learn to look at the camera.

And now for their individual selfies…

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Not bad, Chip, not bad!

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MOL!  I think Slim needs some more practice!

 

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Chip and Slim are pawticipating in
The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.
To join the Hop or to see other selfies
click HERE!

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Happy Caturday!

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Aug 292015
 

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Hi everybuddy!  I feel like I’ve been short-shrifted as far as getting to blog this week.  I know how much you all love seeing me, right?  So I’m happy the lady with the yellow hair said I could blog today and make a couple of announcements.

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First of all…
the winner of our Fresh Wave Giveaway is…

Bella D.

Congratulations!
Look for an email from us
so we can have your Fresh Wave sent to you.

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Also, don’t forget to enter our giveaway
to win a nutrition consult with The Pet Beastro!
Click HERE for the details to enter.

Happy Caturday!

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Aug 282015
 

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Hi everybuddy.  I’m glad this thing is called a Scratch Lounge because today I wanna do more lounging than scratching.

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That’s because today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day…a day created by our friend Deb Barnes from The Chronicles of Zee and Zoey in memory of her special cat Mr. Jazz.  It’s a day we remember those that have come before us and have left for the Rainbow Bridge.

Today we wanna remember the Island Cats of the past…

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This is Bogart.  He was the mom’s first cat after she graduated from college and was living on her own.  None of us ever got to meet Bogart.  Though he never actually lived on the island, we have made him an honorary Island Cat.

Bogart went to the Bridge in December 2001 at the age of 20 1/2.  Even though he’s been gone a long time, the mom still misses him.

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This is Scooter…aka ScooterCat.  We’ve posted about Scooter before.  He was the original Island Cat.  Me and Zoey never knew Scooter…only Wally did.  Wally says he was a pretty cool cat and taught him lots of stuff.  I wish I coulda met him.

Scooter went to the Rainbow Bridge in January 2006 just shy of his 17th birthday.

Scooter and Bogart may be gone….but they are never forgotten…and they will always be loved.

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Aug 262015
 

Wally-PetBeastroLogo (1)Hey humans, I don’t know about you, but I can tell you the mom is almost fanatical when it comes to what she feeds us.  She wants us to eat only the highest quality foods.  That’s because she knows how important good nutrition is for us and our health.  The mom wants to keep us around for a long time.  So when the mom was recently contacted by The Pet Beastro asking if she would like a nutrition consult for us in exchange for an honest review, the mom jumped at the chance.

Before I tell you all about the nutrition consult we had…let me tell you a little bit about The Pet Beastro.

The Pet Beastro was founded to help people learn why alternative pet food options are better for us cats and dogs.  They feel it’s important that pet owners understand what you’re feeding your pet and the nutritional support it provides to maintain health and longevity.  The Pet Beastro store is located in the Detroit, Michigan area…where we live…and offers the biggest selection of raw pet food in the area as well as other holistic food options.

But The Pet Beastro sells more than just healthy pet foods and treats…they have holistic supplements and essential oils, too.  They offer classes on holistic foods and supplements, and services like holistic health assessments…including the nutrition consult that we had…pet chiropractic care and much more.  Orders for food and some of the services can be done by phone or on-line.

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If you would like more information about The Pet Beastro and what they offer, visit the website by clicking HERE.

What’s a Nutrition Consult?

A nutrition consult is a 30 minute session where you discuss with a Pet Beastro holistic nutrition expert your pet’s current diet and any health concerns your pet may have.  The nutrition expert reviews alternative food options with you, and comes up with a nutrition plan that will help your pet reach and maintain optimal wellness.  The consult can be done in purrson at The Pet Beastro store, but don’t worry if you don’t live near The Pet Beastro.  Consults can be done by Skype or Google+ or over the phone, too…whatever’s most convenient for you.  A day or so after the session, you’ll receive a comprehensive report with a suggested and customized menu of healthy options to feed your pet based on his or her needs.  The cost of a consult is $39.

Our Nutrition Consult

Since we live about 45 minutes from The Pet Beastro, the mom decided to meet with our nutrition expert, Miss Erica, in purrson.  And y’know what?  I got to go, too!

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The mom and I met with Miss Erica who is not a veterinarian but has lots of experience and training in pet nutrition.  Miss Erica asked about the foods the mom feeds us and any health issues we have. For the most part, we eat pretty good…grain free wet foods with some freeze-dried raw.  But we do eat some dry food…’specially Zoey who has megacolon and eats a high fiber prescription diet dry food.  Miss Erica wasn’t thrilled with the prescription diet food and gave the mom suggestions on some other healthier dry foods that are high in fiber to try.  She even gave us samples to try…lots of samples!

Miss Erica also suggested that the mom add goat’s milk to our food because it’s rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and is very beneficial to overall health.  And she recommended a probiotic for us, and a supplement for Zoey to help with her constipation issues.  We haven’t taken to the goat’s milk, but we liked the food samples that Miss Erica gave us.  The mom started us on the probiotic, too.

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So what did the mom and I think about the nutrition consult?  We thought it was well worth it.  Miss Erica was so helpful.  She took her time, was very thorough in her assessment and answered all of the mom’s questions.  She explained why some foods weren’t healthy options for us.  When the mom later emailed her about issues we were having with the goat’s milk, Miss Erica responded quickly with some suggestions and sent us more samples of food for us to try.

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If you’re thinking about having a consult, we say go for it.  You definitely will learn about healthier options to feed your pet.

A Nutrition Consult Giveaway

Would you like to win a nutrition consult for your pet?  The Pet Beastro has generously offered to give one of our readers a 30 minute nutrition consult to be done either in purrson, or by Skype, Google+ or phone.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  You have until September 2, 2015 to enter.  Good luck!

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Disclaimer:  We received The Pet Beastro nutrition consult for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that did not influence our opinion at all.  The Island Cats will always provide a fair and honest review, and will only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.

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Aug 232015
 

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Hey, everybuddy.
I was just getting my easy on

but then I remembered it’s Selfie Sunday.

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So here’s my easy selfie.
I’m getting so good at selfie taking…
I can do it with my eyes closed!

 

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I’m pawticipating in
The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.
To join the Hop or to see other selfies
click HERE!

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