Saturday, February 26, 2011

Food Allergies and dermatitus in cats

One of my cats seems to have a food allergy. His skin condition isn't getting better with the new foods I'm trying...Holistic, natural, no grain formulas. He is breaking out with red bumps and red scabs and scratching.

Below are two great articles on food allergy and intolerance. Has anyone had the same problems and what have you tried?

Food allergies account for about 10% of all the allergies seen in cats and dogs. It is the third most common cause after flea bite allergies and atopy (inhalant allergies) Food allergies account for 57% of the causes of itching and scratching in cats. For full article:

Omega fatty acids: Sources, Effects and Therapeutic uses in Cats:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

A Valentine for you

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone had a valentine to celebrate with him or her? Remember when you were young and in elementary school when you had to give out valentines to those you liked....well, I remember not knowing if I should give out cards to everyone or just those whom I liked and what if someone gave me a card and I didn't give one to them? Too much pressure! I guess it was to prepare us for when we get older and are still disappointing or getting disappointed. I am considerably older now than I was then and don't care so much about it all. And yet, still single so I did't get a valentines day card but I remember when. What about you, what's your story...did you get a valentine this year?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Painting walls red is an inexpensive way to add pizzazz to a room and bring a lush, romantic mood into your home. But red—and any bold color—is a bear to cover up when you suffer painter’s remorse. Here’s how to find the right red and how to cover your tracks when you decide to get rid of red.

Seeing red  Painting walls red is less forgiving than, say, painting walls Linen White. Make a mistake, and you’ll feel like you’re dining inside a tomato. Change your mind, and you’ll need at least two new coats of paint to cover your regrets. Here are tips on where and which red to choose.Painting walls red can make large spaces feel more intimate, and small spaces look more interesting. Splash a little red in a powder room, or on just one wall in a den.
Bluish reds can be festive and a good choice for dining and living rooms.
Orange-hued reds are anxiety-producing colors—popular in casinos—so keep them out of the bedroom.
Paint your selection of a sheet of poster board—not on the walls—and place it in different parts of the room, at different times of the day, and in different sunlight conditions. At night, turn on lamps to see how your red reacts to artificial light.      Here’s how to neutralize red
Red walls don’t play well with new colors: Whites turn pink, yellows become orange, and blues look purplish. You won’t be able to throw up a coat of crème and call it a day.