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Happy Cats, Issue #047
October 01, 2012

Welcome to Oct/Nov 2012 edition of the Happy Cat Ezine



New Cat Gallery Photos This Month


Byron and Shelley's Latest Diary Entry

Article - Flea Treatment For Your Home


The Cat Health Guide


2.New Cat Gallery Pages

Lots more of your beautiful cats have been submitted to our cat photo gallery to see more visit the cat gallery . Enjoy. Don't forget to submit your cat to the cat gallery so that others can enjoy your cat as well.

Click on their pictures to find out more about them

Chaucher my cat Mallow or stray cat DAsh my cat my cat Kitty and his bunny friend
Chaucer Mallow Dash Kitty & friend


3. Competition Number Oct / Nov 12

Here is the new Caption Competition. All you have to do is write a caption for this picture. .

Simply send us your caption to go with this picture.

cat competition picture by Angela N

Click here to submit Caption

The deadline for this competition is Nov 25th. The best caption will be chosen and the winners name and caption will be posted on the competition page.

comp prize



This month the prize for the competition is a book called "Cat Massage" byBo Lundberg and Nicola Routledge.




4. Byron and Shelley's Latest Diary Entry

new cat bowls

Well we all know that cats can be fickle things don't we? And finding the right cat bowl for my two boys Byron and Shelley has been an ongoing saga!

I've tried big bowls and small bowls, plastic dishes and metal dishes and all sorts in between.

One of the main problems I had was that Byron kept picking his food out of his bowl and putting it on the floor next to him to eat. Lovely! Cat food all over my floor, even if I had a wipe clean cat mat underneath.

That was before I knew about 'whisker stress' which you can read more about on my page all about cat food bowls. The bowl I was using at the time was too deep and narrow for Byron and his whiskers would have been rubbing against the side of the food bowl and irritating him.

Byron has always been a fussy eater anyway, so having his whiskers tickled every time he tried to eat was obviously too much for him. He even started eating less and losing a bit of weight, poor thing! So I got some much bigger and wider bowls

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I will be adding regular updates about them on the web site so keep an eye on your RSS feeds for those. Here is their page


5.. Article - Flea Treatment For Your Home


What flea treatment is best at getting rid of fleas from your home? This is a question I am often asked and one that cannot be answered with a single product.

The secret to ridding your home of fleas for good is to carry out a series of actions repeatedly over a period of time to ensure that not only live fleas are killed but that also dormant eggs and pupae are also eradicated.

The flea life cycle means that just killing the actual adult fleas on your cat is not enough to ensure that your pet won't become re-infected again. To fight fleas the whole home environment needs to be treated as well as your cat.

How To Tackle Fleas In Your Home

Obviously vacuuming often and keeping your home clean is the first step but if you are unfortunate enough to have a flea's infestation, here are the steps and flea treatment to take to tackle the problem.

  • Vacuum everywhere and immediately and carefully get rid of the contents of your vacuum. If you have a disposable bag, remove it and put it in an outside dustbin. If your vacuum does not have bag, take your machine outside and either give the container a wash or at least a good wipe around to remove as much of the dirt as possible (flea eggs etc could be contained amongst the debris)

  • For heavy infestations, remove and destroy all of the cats bedding and any textiles used by your cat. This may sound drastic but because the eggs and larvae can embed themselves in fibres, it is sometimes better to just get rid of things rather than try and wash them.

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