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  1. General Information
  2. Feral Cats
  3. Laws
  4. Vetary Foundation – Save a Bark Program
  5. Educational Links

General Information

Cat Ears

Cat Ear Diagram
Cats have 32 muscles in their ears compared to humans, who only have 6! The ear flap, which is the tip of the ear, funnels sounds into the ear so that cats can detect food and also danger. When a cat’s ear is tipped inappropriately or too much is cut off the ear flap tip, ear muscles may be damaged. The ear tip may take longer to heal and may appear very raw for a long time. When muscles in the ear are damaged, the above-referenced abilities may be diminished. In some instances, a poor ear tip may cause a weepy eye on the side of the face in which the ear tip was performed, and an eye that partially closes over time.

Organic Ear Mite Recipe

Mix your own! Start with 2 tablespoons of organic olive oil, mixed separately 1/2 part water and 1/2 part apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon each) then add 1-2 drop of soothing lavender essential oil mixed in and shake rigorously. Note that apple cider is very strong smelling and must always be diluted by at least 50%; do not use at full strength. Mix vinegar/water/lavendar mixture with olive oil and dip cotton tip swab squeezing off excess. Store mixture in glass only. Clean ear at least twice a day the first 2-3 days then once a day.

Cat’s Purr

Cat Purr Infographic
Gemma Busquets, Graphic Designer: www.gemmabusquets.com

Research has postulated that the purring of cats is a “natural healing mechanism” that has inspired the myth that they have nine lives. Wounded cats purr because it helps their bones and organs to heal and in healing, grows stronger. This may explain why cats survive falls from high buildings and why they are said to have “nine lives”.

Have you ever seen a female cat about to give birth and watch all her feline friends hover around in a purr fest? That’s what they do; protect and soothe the female by purring incessantly. Purring vibrations may actually decrease the painful birthing process.

Exposure to similar sound vibration has been known to also improve bone density in humans. Most body cavities and tissues have their own resonant frequencies, and sound in those ranges can stimulate the respective organs to heal.

The healing properties of sound frequency are well known. Music (drumming, singing, humming) and purring, all soothe the soul!

Purr!

Feral Cats

Feral Kitten
By definition, a feral cat is a domesticated cat that has returned to the wild (environment), or the descendants of a cat that has lived outside. As a result of living outdoors, a feral cat has never been socialized to interact with people, although some feral cats may be friendlier than others. A pet cat that has been lost or abandoned is considered a “stray”. The offspring of a stray cat may be considered feral if born in the wild and is fearful of human contact. When a male or female house cat is not spayed/neutered and permitted to roam outside, its offspring, born outside, may also be considered feral.

Food

Cats Eating 1We feel strongly about buying the best possible food and vitamins for our cats. As an Alternative Health practitioner, I consider food as “medicine”, or food = health. A well nourished cat is less likely to become ill! Imagine paying less in veterinarian bills by paying more now. The concept of food = health goes like this for all the computer savvy people out there. Remember the acronym GIGO? “Garbage in, Garbage out? Well, it works like this with health. What you put into the body and your pets body affects health or illness. Food is fuel. Imagine putting junk food into your kitty rather than nutritionally healthy food! We want to add value to your cats plate and help you learn to do that here!
Cats Eating 2

For only $3.50, you will receive Freya’s Feral Cats Recipe, to your email address in .pdf format. Simply donate $3.50 (or more) and reference “Recipe”. Donate here: Donation Recipe or PayPal GivingFund.

Natural Remedies for Pets

Diatomaceous Earth – Wolf Creek Ranch

Shelter

Indoor Shelters

TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return)

Trap-Neuter-Release

Laws

Detailed Discussion of State Cat Laws

Californa: Stray Pet Advocacy

Florida

Illinois

Kentucky

Missouri and Missouri Statutes

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York State

North Carolina

North Dakota

South Carolina

Texas and Texas Animal Law

Vermont

Feral Cat Legal Issues

Trap-Neuter-Return: Where Ferals Fit in and Where They Don’t

Vetary Foundation – Save a Bark Program

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Vetary
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Educational Links

Humane Education

Compassion Fatigue

Why Spay/Neuter?

Feral vs Stray

TNR Study

HSUS: Helping Community Cats

Nobody’s Cats

Solving Wildlife Problems

Cruelty-free Alternatives to Animal Testing

HomeoAnimal: Homeopathic Medicine for Cats and Other Pets

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