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 food...one 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 it...it'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".


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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 then...in 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 
Barbara

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! 

Greetings

Bentley and Barbara 



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bentley has no problems running or jumping 2 years post op his bilateral FHO surgery's

Hello to all readers!
I just wanted to give you another quick update on Bentley and to also let you know that this Blog is still active.
Bentley has absolutely no problems with his hips or knees. He runs, climbs up trees and jumps quite high up on things with little or no effort. I hope for all of you that have decided to have this surgery done on their feline friends to have the same outcome. Bentley is leading a very normal cat life without pain.

We just took him in last week to see a Vet Cardiologist in Los Angeles. Since Bentley is a pedigree Maine Coon, he had a slight chance of developing:

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). 

Bentley's heart turned out to be normal with no sign of disease.  That was another big relieve for all of us!
Please be advised that other cat breeds can also develop this deadly disease. I provided a link above with information on HCM. By clicking on the HCM line you will be linked directly to the site.
I also attached Bentley's test results... so you can all see what these will look like just in case you will have to do the same with your furry friend.








That's it for now! I will be checking in again soon. If you have any questions....please don't hesitate to ask.

Best regards

Barbara and Bentley