e-editionFlipBookBanner

Englewood Review Newspaper | Englewood, FL
Advanced Search


COVID-19 Local
• COVID-19 Local
COVID-19
• National Headlines
• CDC Microsite

OUR COMMUNITY
• BULLETINS
• MORE Town News
• MORE Arts & Entertainment
• MORE Club News
• MORE Kids' News
• MORE Business News

FEATURES
• Notable Neighbors
• Amanda Glam
• Home & Garden
• Nola's Notes
• Englewood History
• Shore Fishing
• This 'n That
• Real Englewood Area Dish
• Day Trips
• Nature Calls
• A Salute To Our Veterans

CELEBRATIONS!
• CELEBRATIONS
• Submission Form

OBITUARIES
• OBITUARIES
• Submission Form

WORSHIP
• Local Places of Worship
• Add a Link

LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES
• Box Office News
• B & B Theatres, Venice
• Regal Town Cntr., Pt. Charlotte

ADVERTISERS
• Dining Guide
• Coupons
• Women Mean Business
• Summer Breeze Deals
• Men At Work

LOCAL LINKS
• Libraries
• Schools
• Pet Adoptions
• Favorites
• Add a Link

HOME & LIFESTYLE
• Travel Info
• Seniors
• Recipes
• All About Food

ARCHIVES
• Archives




Nola's Notes
home : features : nola's notes
July 4, 2020


6/20/2020 5:57:00 PM
Nola's Notes
Pre-Adopt a Kitten! Due to the great need during kitten season from area shelters, Suncoast Humane Society (SHS) rescued a substantial number of kittens, including 76 kittens and one mama cat. The kittens are currently in foster homes and have some growing to do before they can be ready for adoption. However, you can apply for pre-adoption of your next best friend right meow! Interested adopters can fill out the pre-adoption application form online at www.humane.org. Approved applicants must pay in full, and once kittens are appropriate “going home” age and have been spayed/neutered, they may be picked up and taken to their fur-ever homes. For additional info or questions, contact SHS by calling 474•7884 or visiting www.humane.org.

Pre-Adopt a Kitten! Due to the great need during kitten season from area shelters, Suncoast Humane Society (SHS) rescued a substantial number of kittens, including 76 kittens and one mama cat. The kittens are currently in foster homes and have some growing to do before they can be ready for adoption. However, you can apply for pre-adoption of your next best friend right meow! Interested adopters can fill out the pre-adoption application form online at www.humane.org. Approved applicants must pay in full, and once kittens are appropriate “going home” age and have been spayed/neutered, they may be picked up and taken to their fur-ever homes. For additional info or questions, contact SHS by calling 474•7884 or visiting www.humane.org.



Nola's Notes


People Food For Cats?
Nearly everyone knows that dogs love PEOPLE food. But recently when I treed a cat, the cat pleaded for me to let him down as his people were about to have supper and he did not want to miss out. “What?” I said, “Are you joking me?” “No,” he answered. “I like people food, too.” Later, I nosed the computer mouse to www.pets.webmd.com to check out his claim and here is what I learned on the site.

While most of your kitty’s diet should be a nutritionally complete cat food, you can give him a treat from your plate once in a while. Cats are meat eaters and need protein from meat for a strong heart, good vision and healthy reproductive system. Cooked beef, chicken, turkey and fish in small amounts add protein to the diet. But don’t give raw or spoiled meat – that could cause illness, just like in a human. Many cats like oats, corn, polenta, brown rice, barley and smaller grains like millet and couscous. Just make sure that the grains are cooked, and some grains may need to be mashed first. Canned or cooked fish is fine for a treat but no raw fish like sushi. Cooked eggs are another source of protein (not raw.) Some cats, not all, like vegetables like fresh cucumber, steamed broccoli and asparagus. Did you know that cats cannot taste sweet flavors? Cheese is another protein snack, if your cat’s stomach can handle dairy. So, offer dairy sparingly and skip the milk in a saucer.

When you are sharing treats, steer clear of these foods that are toxic to cats. Chocolate, grapes and raisins, onions and garlic, macadamia nuts, bread dough, alcohol and xylitol (artificial sweetener.)

Just like with people and dogs, treats should be given occasionally to avoid overfeeding and health problems. A cat’s regular meals should be a high-quality cat food (look for a statement from AAFCO – the Association of American Feed Control Officials – on the label.) It is a good idea to talk with your cat’s vet about what extras you are feeding and the right quantity.

So maybe I should follow this cat home and see if I can beg some people food, too!







Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   






• Tell us what you think of us!

<July>
SMTWTFS
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

CONTACT USLife
Rev1up!
Site Design and Content
Copyright 2020 1up!

Software © 1998-2020 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved