Sunday, September 10, 2017

Soft Canvas Crates for Dogs and Cats

Soft Canvas Crates for Dogs and Cats

I like to take the opportunity to talk about soft Crates for your post op kitty.
I have noticed that some of you ask where and how to keep your kitty safe after the surgery. Some of you may not have a secure small space available to keep Kitty safe or from jumping.
These soft Crates are the answer! They are wonderful if you have to leave the house and keep Kitty confined and out of trouble.
The soft Canvas Crates are great for that!
Cats love these Crates because they give them the feeling of sitting in a box. What Cat doesn’t love a box! Your furry Baby can feel secure and safe but still be close to you during his recovery.
The soft Crate can be completely closed up through a zipper so that kitty is confined and can’t escape.
We gave our post op Bentley some outside time in his Crate. Therefore, his post op boredom was taken care of through visual stimulation. He could watch and smell the outside world without getting into any trouble.
These soft Crates are also great for travel or even in case of a natural disaster or emergency in case of an evacuation, although I hope and pray that you won’t have to use the Crate for that. However, you can keep kitty safe and confined no matter where you go. The crates fold completely flat and can be stored away easily in a small space. You can take these Crates anywhere to assist as a secure Kennel for your pet in the time of need.

I purchased Bentley's soft crate at Big Lots out here in California for about $50.- and he absolutely loves his house…as we call it. He still hangs out in it 6 years later in our Garden.
His particular soft Crate comes in 2 sizes S/M and L/XL. We got the bigger one for our Bentley because he is a large breed cat and we wanted to be able to also fit a litter box inside, without taking too much space away from Bentley.
You can also purchase soft Crates for Dogs and Cats on Amazon at a very good price.

The soft Crates are made out of a durable canvas and should last you for years.
We love ours and I can only recommend it to make life easier for you and your post op Kitty.

All the best

Barbara and Bentley

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Best cat food reviews for 2017 and update on Bentley

Updated on our Bentley

Bentley almost 7 years old now still doing great after his bilateral FHO surgeries. He has no limp or any sign of discomfort in his hips or hint legs. So, if you ask me if faced again with the same dilemma in a different cat.... we would do the surgery without hesitation!

It is also very important to feed a good and healthy diet to your feline friend to help him/her with a healthy bone structure and overall health. Cats are Carnivores and don't really need carbohydrates and grains in their diets.

Our Bentley had to be hospitalized twice for severe constipation and impaction of hardened stool do to his consumption of dry kibble. Cats do not need to eat dry food, it's not good for them!
Cats by nature don't like to drink and therefore draw most of the moisture out of the food they eat. 
We feed Ziwi Peak canned of the best and purest organic brands on the marked however, a bit pricey.

Please refer to the link below for a list of the best cat food reviews for 2017.

Please take the time to look at's so important for your furry friend to eat healthy and therefore stay healthy throughout his life. 

All the best,

Barbara and Bentley

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all my furry friends

Bentley and I would like to wish our furry little friends here recovering from FHO surgeries... a very "MERRY CHRISTMAS".

We wish you a speedy recovery and all the best for a new beginning in 2017. Best wishes for a pain free and puuuuuurfect, happy cat life to all of the furry Babies here!

A very Merry Christmas to your human parents and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Help us pray for "Peace on Earth".


Best regards,

Barbara and our

Bentley (6 years old and acting like a kitten almost 5 years post op now).

Thursday, August 11, 2016

It has been 4 years since Bentley had his FHO surgeries

Bentley update:

It has been 4 years since Bentley had both of his FHO surgeries. I am happy to report that our Bentley is doing great! 

He is hunting every day for his favorite thing lizards! He runs, jumps, climbs with little or no effort. Bentley will be 6 years old this year and besides the odd hairball here and there…he has no other issues. 

Since Bentley is a pedigree Maine Coon, we took him to have another visit with his Cardiologist to see if there had been any changes within his heart from 2 years prior.
Good news is...all is well with Bentley’s heart too!  He does not have HCM a Maine Coon Cat Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), which was another big concern of ours.

Even though I don’t post as often, I still read every new post or comment left here and I promise that I will continue to answer any of your questions! 

I am so happy that something so sad turned into something good by creating this Blog! 

Best regards 

Barbara and Bentley

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Help is out there!

Help is out there, if you need it! Bellow is an image that a friend of mine posted on FB? It has organizations and websites that provide assistance with Vet Bills!
Good luck...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

It's been 3 years since Bentley had his FHO's

3 Years have passed since our Bentley had his FHO surgeries! His first FHO was in March of 2012 and his second one in June of 2012. It is now April 2015 and our Bentley...who will turn 5 in November couldn't be happier or better. 
He chases Squirrels up and down trees, runs and jumps with no effort. My husband and I are both so glad that we did what we did back order to help Bentley to live a normal cat life...pain free!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions! 

Best regards 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Great information on a healthy diet to keep your feline friend healthy and happy

Great guidelines on feeding your cat a healthy diet by:

    Lisa A. Pierson, DVM

We tried a raw diet with Bentley but he just won't take to raw food :( We are feeding Bentley a high quality wet food diet only (grain free/ human grade) and his weight is perfect! 


Bentley and Barbara