Celebrate National Cat Day with a Logi Circle



Happy National Cat Day!

If you follow my blog on a regular basis you know that we have five crazy and lovable cats – Velcro, Kitty, Padmé, Anakin and Bella. We also have a dog and a fish (Espn and Fishy).

I cannot imagine a life without our furry family members. They bring us so much love and joy.

Growing up I only had two cats – Kitty and Bear (yes… another at named Kitty). In fact, Bear came to live with us a few years ago but she was not happy here (I think having to share us with five other cats threw her off – she was used to being the only cat in the house). If she stayed with us we’d have six cats. Imagine that.

We often wonder what our cats do when we are not at home. We see evidence of things they do (random cat toys scattered about, things knocked off the shelf…). But we really don’t know. We joke that they have a party when they know we’re going to be out for a long time and invite over all their kitty friends. LOL!

Cat Party

We often wonder what it would be like to be a “fly on the wall” and watch what they do without us knowing about it.

I’m also curious as to how many asthma attacks our cat Bella has when we are not at home. She has severe asthma and is on pills and two different inhalers – yet she still has asthma attacks.

Recently we were sent to review the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera. It’s a portable camera that shows you what is going on at home from the convenience of your smart phone in real-time.

The Logi Circle is designed to capture the moments that happen in your home every day, and deliver them to you through a seamless and secure app. Now, you can look back on what’s happened while you’re away, and receive Day Briefs™ that provide you with a full day’s highlights in just 30 seconds. So if Fluffy knocked over your flower pot or got in a playful tiff with Fido, you’ll know exactly what went down.

This brief video will give you some more information about the Logi Circle.


I know there are plenty of home video cameras on the market – but the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera, in my opinion, offers a lot more “bells and whistles” then other home cameras.

First and foremost the Logi Circle is small in side and lightweight. It’s not big and bulky. This allows you to place it just about anywhere in your home. It’s also not very obvious so you can kind of hide it so that people are unaware of it (kind of like a “nanny cam”).

What I really like about the Logi Circle is that it’s portable. You can move it from room to room. With other cameras they are stuck in one place. You can move the Logi Circle camera with you whether it’s the kitchen, living room or even your back patio. As long as it’s within reach of your WIFI the Logi Circle camera will work. You can also get up to three hours of power before the camera needs to be returned to it’s charging base.

I like the portability because I have been able to move the camera around our condo and try and capture different angles of the rooms to establish which is the best angle for watching our cats. I’ve found that the top of our armoire pointing the camera down a bit gives us the best view of the living room where the cats seem to spend most of their time.

Logi Circle

Logi Circle is available in white or black

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I’ve actually viewed Bella having an asthma attack on the camera. I know she’s having an asthma attack by the way she positions herself (its as if she’s trying to hock up a huge hairball). So far I haven’t caught any other attacks, other then the one. So that gives me a bit of relief knowing that she’s not having many asthma attacks when we’re not at home.

You don’t have to be a techie to set this up. My husband set it up for me, but he said it was easy enough to do. It’s just a matter of setting it up on our WIFI system and downloading the accompanying app (the app is FREE).

We’ve used the camera to make sure our kids are home from school/college too. We also set it up (unbeknown to the kids) so that we can see just want they do in the kitchen when we’re not home. Yikes! No wonder we seem to go through a lot of food during the week. The kids are eating us out of house and home.

Logi Circle in the kitchen, on a candle on the counter.

Logi Circle in the kitchen, on a candle on the counter.

A great feature that comes with the Logi Circle is the ability to have a two way conversation with people from the camera and through the smart phone on the app.

I have a new job now and I get home late from work. I barely have time to get dinner started before my husband walks in the door. Lately I have been relying on my 16 year old son to help with dinner. I’ll leave him messages on what he needs to do (turn on the oven, put something in the oven…). Having the ability to talk with him (kind of like Skype – except he can’t see me) allows me to see what he’s doing and let him know which pan to use or what have you. All he needs to do is hold up a pot or pan and I can let him know which one I need.

This will be a great way to connect with my family the next time I travel. They can set the camera up near the dining room table and I can virtually have dinner with my family and join in on the conversation.

Logi Circle can also see in the dark (up to 15 feet away). I haven’t had the opportunity to try this feature out yet.

Logi Circle on a shelf in the dining room.

Logi Circle on a shelf in the dining room.

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Logi Circle on top of the pantry in the kitchen looking to see what our teens are up to (EATING!) when we are not around.

Another feature with Logi Circle which I don’t regularly use, but I have tried it out, is being able to see what happened in a 24 hour period in a matter of a few seconds (a high speed version of the day). My son is looking forward to trying that feature out when we have a snowstorm. He wants to set the camera up so it’s looking out the window and be able to capture a snow storm from start to finish and watch the snow rapidly pile up. I like his idea and I’m looking forward to trying that out.

Through the app you can also go back and re-watch live action. It holds recordings for I believe 24 hours.

So far I am enjoying the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera. I don’t view it every day, but it’s nice knowing that it’s available to me when I need it. I keep it in one location for the most part (to see the entire living room) but if I do need to move it to another room it’s nice knowing it’s possible.

If you would like to learn more about the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera visit the Logitech website, www.Logitech.com, and search for Circle. You can also check out Logitech on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think about the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera? Would you use it to spy on your furry friends? Or would you use it to connect with your family? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Padmé (L) and Velcro (R)

Today is a great day to celebrate and help protect your furry feline friend.

I have not one but FIVE feline family members. We never started out with the intention of having so many cats, it just happened that way.

We had one cat that we adopted from the local animal shelter. His name was Pixie. We didn’t name him – the shelter did. He was a HUGE cat, but he had a “tiny” name.

We felt that Pixie needed a friend so we adopted a feral kitten we named Velcro. No sooner did we adopt Velcro, Pixie passed away. So we adopted another cat, Kitty, so that Velcro had a friend.

My family and I used to visit our local animal shelter often to feed the animals treats, take the dogs for a walk and socialize with the cats. That is how Padmé came to live with us. We saw her and fell in love with her. We just had to have her.



To be perfectly honest I have no idea how Anakin came to be. We were at the shelter, saw him and next thing you know he’s living with us.

Our youngest, Bella, was a foster kitten. We took her and her sister, Emma, in when they were only a day old. Bella was the runt of the litter and very tiny. She’s now a happy, well-loved and very spoiled cat. All our cats are.

Their health is very important to us. We do what we can to ensure that they are always healthy. That includes getting them up to date on their rabies vaccinations.

Even though our cats are indoor cats, they still have access outdoors. They enjoy lounging in the sun on our balcony.

We might be three floors up, but that doesn’t stop other critters, like skunks and raccoons and other cats from making their way to our balcony – critters that could be infected with rabies.


Padmé (L), Velcro (C) and Bella (R)

Did you know that in 2013, nearly 500 domestic animals within the United States contracted the rabies virus? Cats accounted for more than half of these cases.1

Merial, the maker of PUREVAX® Feline Rabies vaccines, is encouraging cat owners to ensure that their cats are currently vaccinated against rabies infection (if overdue, now is the perfect time to make an appointment to see the vet).

Two of our cats are due for their rabies vaccination. One cat already has a vet appointment set up. I need to make an appointment for the other one. As you can imagine, with five cats, and a dog, we are at the vet often. Our cats know the routine and are usually pretty good with their vet visits. Only two cats give the vet a hard time – Kitty and Bella. Kitty usually can be calmed down. Bella on the other hand – let’s just say she is infamous at the vet’s office. She’s not a fan of the vet since she goes there the most due to health issues.

I would like to encourage all cat owners to help protect their wonderful cats by making sure they are up to date on their rabies vaccinations. If you haven’t done so already, pick up the phone today and make an appointment.

To help educate cat owners about rabies prevention, Merial has created an interactive Feline Defense game. You can find it at http://bit.ly/1Vl6Or5. You can also use the site to find a veterinarian near you if you don’t already have one for your pet.

Padmé, Velcro, Bella and Kitty.

Padmé, Velcro, Bella and Kitty.

To see what others have to say, or if you share this important information on social media, please use the hashtag #VaxYourCat.

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1 Dyer JL, Yager P, Orciari L, et al.  Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2013.  JAVMA. 2014; 245 (10):1111-1123.

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Frightfully fun Halloween goodies for your pet




Can you believe that Halloween is almost here? We’re going to “blink” and it will be Thanksgiving before you know it, then Christmas, then 2016!

I love this time of year – the cool weather, colorful autumn leaves and the start to the holiday season. I LOVE to decorate for the holidays and seasons. I have plenty of awesome Halloween decorations which are currently adorning our home.

Have you picked out your costume yet? What about a costume for your child/grandchild? Have you considered one for your pet too?

One thing I miss about taking my kids trick-or-treating was seeing the dogs in costume greet us at the door. We’ve seen some truly creative, and super adorable, costumes over the years.

We used to dress our dog Espn up in costume for Halloween. He used to not mind us dressing him but, but the older he gets the less tolerant he’s become to being dressed up. He’s like my teenagers – they have good moods and bad moods.

Here is Espn sporting some of his costumes over the years. The one wear he’s wearing a football jersey (when he was a puppy) was actually an outfit from Build-a-Bear.

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Happy Halloween




Even our cat Bella has worn some costumes over the years. She even wore the same shirt Espn is wearing in the above photo.



Almost all of these costumes are from PetSmart. When looking for fun pet costumes, PetSmart is the first place I’d look.

PetSmart sent me a few costumes for Espn to try out. Sadly he’s not been cooperating with me. I guess it’s his old age – he’s a bit grumpy. Even Bella hasn’t been up to it – but in her defense she has not been feeling well (he asthma is REALLY bad lately).

Our cat Anakin was happy to step in and model a few costumes for me.

I have to apologize for the poor quality of the photos.

Anakin PetSmart

Pirate Hat

The first photo makes me laugh every time I look at it. He looks scared, but he wasn’t. He was freaking out because the Jester collar has bells on it and whenever he hears bells he wants to play – so he was all excited to have the bells. LOL!

I love the Pirate Hat. It looked so cute on him. There was a matching collar with a pirate tie on it but he kept shaking it off. It was made for a dog with a larger neck so it was hard to get the Velcro closed enough to keep it on him.

PetSmart has a lot of great costumes for your furry friend. They even have a DIY pet costume section. The “Martini” costume is hysterical. If I knew my dog or cats would keep a collar on for that long I would definitely make that costume.

PetSmart Costumes

To see more DIY pet costumes check out this article – DIY costumes for Dogs & Cats.

If you are not feeling creative you can simply purchase a pre-made costume. PetSmart has plenty to choose from.

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We have the Alien Rider one. That is the one I am going to use with Espn for Halloween. It simply straps around your pup with Velcro straps. The alien ship even has working flashing lights.

If your pet is totally not into costumes, that is OK. PetSmart has plenty of fun Halloween themed toys your pet will love.

Espn has a cute fuzzy pumpkin that he loves playing with. He’s cute too!


As for our cats, they have fuzzy pom-pom balls that they love to bat around. Sadly I can’t find any around our home. Chances are they are under the television stand or stove. Things always end up under there.

They looked like this…

Cat Toys

PetSmart has plenty of fun toys for dogs and cats specifically made for Halloween.

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If you want your pet to celebrate Halloween along side with the rest of your family, but sure to swing by your local PetSmart for plenty of fun Halloween goodies and more.

To find a location near you visit PetSmart.com. You can also follow PetSmart on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

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*I received some free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.


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Get your dog’s tail waggin’ with new Purina Waggin’ Train jerky treats


Espin (in dire need of a grooming) anxiously waiting for his Waggin' Train jerky treat

Espn (in dire need of a grooming) anxiously waiting for his Waggin’ Train jerky treat

Do you ever find yourself rummaging through your kitchen cabinets and fridge looking for a snack? We all do it. Sometimes we just crave a little something, or we’re looking for something to hold us over until our next meal.

Treats and snacks are a part of life. We all indulge in them. The same holds true for animals. They equally enjoy delicious snacks and treats.

With five cats and a dog I always make sure to have treats on hand. Not only do I use them as reward (in the case of our dog), but I also give them treats because they deserve something special.

Are you familiar with Purina’s Waggin’ Train brand of treats?

Waggin’ Train recently introduced three new varieties that are sure to be a hit with your pup;

Purina Waggin' Train

  • Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Minis
  • Waggin’ Train Homestyle Chicken Jerky Tenders
  • Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Curls

I have seen Waggin’ Train in the store but haven’t tried them with our dog Espn until now. Purina was kind enough to send Espn all three of the new varieties to try out. They even sent Espn his own treat jar that I have filled with an assortment of Waggin’ Train treats.

Unlike other pet treats, Waggin’ Train is made with REAL meat (100% chicken) and other ingredients that your dog will love including sweet potatoes and a hint of brown sugar.

Espn's favorite are the jerky curls (top right)

Espn’s favorite are the jerky curls (top right)

Waggin’ Train treats look like jerky that humans would eat. I see no difference between “human jerky” and Waggin’ Train treats for dogs. You can clearly see the meat pieces in both of them.

So far Espn has been thoroughly enjoying the treats. Every time he sees me even remotely near the jar where I keep them he stands at my feet looking up to me. Even if I hadn’t planned on giving him one at that time I feel compelled to give him one because I know he’s anxiously waiting for me to toss one to him.

Waggin’ Train treats are simple. They don’t require a dozen extra ingredients. Dog’s don’t care about stuff like that. They like simple things too.

Dogs are not complex beings. They are happy being your best friend. Take our dog Espn for example. We are his world. He has dozens of toys and plenty of snugly places to sleep. He would rather sit and wait for us to return home on our balcony so he can give us a warm welcome when we get home.

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Sometimes he runs out in the stairway to greet my husband when he comes home from work. I think he’s practically airborne going down the stairs because he can’t get down there quick enough to welcome home my husband from work. He does the same for the kids when they get home.

Like most dogs, Espn doesn’t need a lot of stuff to make him happy. He likes to keep it simple. All he wants is good food, clean water and his human family.

Dogs like things simple – so their snacks and foods should be simple too, which is what Waggin’ Train treats set out to do. They are made with just two ingredients – real meat and a vegetable glycerin. They contain no artificial colors, favors or preservatives.

If you are interested in learning more you can visit the official website, www.WagginTrainBrand.com. You can also check them out on Twitter (@WagginTreats) and Facebook (WagginTrain).

Has your dog tried out the new favors from Waggin’ Treats yet? If not, which flavor do you think he/she would enjoy the most?



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Say “NO!” to Fleas and Ticks


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Recently my family and I were visiting with my father and stepmother at their home upstate. They have a beautiful home with a lovely property. Living in a teeny, tiny condominium, we don’t have the luxury of a yard. The only “yard” our cats get to enjoy is a 6′ x 12′ rickety old wooden balcony. Our dog gets to go out for walks, but he’s always on a leash. He can’t run around.

I wish I was able to give our pets a yard to run around in. I’m sure our cats would love to chase bugs and lounge around under a shady tree. I know our dog would love to be able to run and play fetch too.

There is a downside however – fleas and ticks. In fact, one of my first posts when I started blogging back in 2008 was about the infestation of ticks our dog Espn got when he was a puppy. We had taken him to a local park for a walk and when we were driving home he was sitting on my lap (in the passenger’s seat) and I notice several ticks all over him. Ugh! It was a nightmare! The ticks ended up in our home too. We spent a small fortune on flea and tick products to get rid of them. We learned our lesson the hard way – ALWAYS make sure your pets are protected against fleas and ticks.

We have been fortunate that we haven’t had any fleas, but when I was younger our dogs would get fleas. It was horrible! I still remember all the bite marks on my legs. They were everywhere!


It takes just one tick or one flea to reap havoc on your pet and your home. That is why its extremely important to make sure your pet has flea and tick prevention. I think most people do, but some people stop administering flea and tick protection when the cooler weather roles around because they don’t think fleas and ticks are a worry.


Your pet can pick up fleas or ticks year round – even in the cooler weather. You should never stop administering flea and tick protection. It should be a year round thing.

I personally know someone who has Lyme’s Disease (my step-mother). It’s a horrible, debilitating and expensive disease. You should never let your guard down when it comes to tick bites.

The Hartz brand has been leaders in flea and tick prevention for over 55 years just launched a new campaign called “No F&T.” The campaign helps to educate pet owners about the importance of having year round flea and tick protection.

Flea and tick season primarily runs from April through September here in the United State. Sadly, fleas can easily survive throughout the year.


Hartz is committed to educating consumers that a consistently protected pet mounts a stronger defense against flea infestation; an infestation that cannot only pose a threat to the animals, but also to the home.

“Only 5% of the problem is addressed when consumers treat the adult fleas they can actually see,” states Lance Hemsarth, Senior Director, Research & Development at Hartz. “That means the remaining 95% of larvae and eggs left untreated can cause re-infestation. It is our duty as a trusted pet care brand to educate families regarding the health benefits of consistent flea prevention treatment for their pets.”  Like personal health exams and smoke alarm battery checks, establishing preventative behavior aids in overall health.  Implementing interactive and engaging tactics to augment this behavior is the goal of this campaign.

I like that they compare flea and tick prevention to regular things like yearly physicals and checking the batteries in your detectors. I think people should make a note on their monthly calendar when it comes to protecting their pets, their home and their health against fleas and ticks.

Even if you don’t like in a rural setting, you can still get fleas and ticks. A few years ago my husband woke up one morning to find a tick on his chest – UNDER his nightshirt and UNDER the blanket. How it got there we’ll never know. And we live in the suburbs of New York City.

We took the tick to Cornell to have them test it and thankfully it wasn’t carrying Lyme Disease.

Renowned veterinarian, Dr. Bernadine Cruz, will contribute to the ‘No F&T’ messaging through her practice based in Laguna Woods, California, as well as through her internet based radio show ‘The Pet Doctor’ heard on www.PetLifeRadio.com.  States Dr. Cruz, “I have a special interest in flea and tick care for dogs and cats.  When applied consistently, pet owners can safeguard their animals and their homes year-round; eliminating costly veterinary office visits for infestation and help protect the health of their pets and family. I am thrilled to be a part of this educational campaign.”

The ‘No F&T’ approach will target consumers with the hashtag #NOFT to create community among pet owners and establish a prevention lifestyle.  Digital ads and social media messaging, including monthly care reminders, will be communicated via Facebook starting this month.

Hartz has a complete line of flea and tick protection for your pet including collars, shampoos, home and garden sprays, powders and their best prevention product – Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Flea & Tick Drops, which is available for both dogs and cats.


Hartz sent me their flea and tick drops for all five of our cats and our dog, along with other products like powder for our cats and our rug. They also sent some yummy treats and toys. I’m assuming the treats were yummy because my pets ate them (I didn’t personally try them – LOL).

Applying the drops is easy – as long as you don’t have a hyper dog or a skiddish cat. I was able to apply the drops easily to three of our five cats. The other two we had to pin down because they were afraid of what I was going to do with them. Thankfully the cat drops only require application to the neck area.

Our dog is VERY hyper and getting him to stand there long enough for me to apply the product (you need to apply it from the neck to the tail – across the back – close to the skin). That was a bit tricky, but we did it (I needed my husband to help). It might be a bit harder with long hair dogs because you need to get the product on to the skin so you need to part the hair.

Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Flea & Tick Drops starts working within 15 minutes and lasts up to 30 days.

I applied the products on my pets on October 1st so that I knew the first of every month I should re-apply the product. I felt it was easier for me to remember the day of the month when I started on the 1st.  You can start any day you like just as long as you make note on your calendar so you know when to re-apply.

Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Flea & Tick Drops and other Hartz Flea and Tick prevention products can be found at pet stores and other retail locations across the country.

If you would like more information about Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Flea & Tick Drops you can visit the brand online at Hartz.com. You can find money saving coupons on their website too.

You can also check out the brand on Facebook (@HartzPets).

Is you dog and/or cat protected year round against flea and ticks?

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*I received free product samples and other goodies in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 


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World Rabies Day – Is YOUR pet protected?

*Disclosure: Post is sponsored by Merial, a world-leading animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health and well-being of pets, but all opinions are my own.


If you are a regular follower of my blog chances are you are aware that I have a “mini zoo” at home which consists of five cats, a dog who thinks he’s a cat, and a fish that fears the cats.

I love our pets. They are very much a part of our family. I do whatever I can to keep them happy and healthy. They are well loved (spoiled!) and I’d like to think they all have a good life.

Having pets means having veterinarian expenses. Your pet needs to visit a vet on a regular basis to ensure that they are healthy. They also need specific vaccinations, including the rabies vaccination. I’m not sure of the laws in all areas, but where I live it’s mandatory for your pet to have a rabies vaccination. You cannot get a license for your dog without proof that your dog is up to date on their rabies vaccination. We can’t even take our dog to the groomer without a current rabies vaccination on record.

All of our cats are strictly indoor cats. We live in a condo complex and there are too many cars racing around, driving like homicidal maniacs. We don’t want to take a chance of one of our cats getting killed by a car, or go missing. For their health and safety we keep them indoors. They do go outside on our balcony (we live on the top floor), but that is about how far they go.

I think a misconception that many cat owners might have is that if their cats are strictly indoor cats they don’t need a rabies vaccination. That is FALSE! Indoor cats can be exposed to rabies, too! What if your cat slips outside and is exposed? Rabies can be transmitted be infected animals such as foxes, raccoons, coyotes and bats. Or, what if you cat was exposed to a rabid bat in your house?

We have our cats vaccinated because when they are out on the balcony they can come in contact with other animals.

Still not convinced? Check out these startling facts. They might just change the way you view rabies.

In 2013, nearly 500 domestic animals within the United States contracted the rabies virus, and cats accounted for more than half of these cases.1 U.S. households own more than 85.8 million cats, making them a more plentiful pet than dogs.2   Given the population of cats within the United States, vaccination is the responsible action to protect the life of your cat. Even indoor cats can be exposed to rabies infection.

Rabies is a viral disease that causes severe inflammation in the brain and spinal cord of mammals. Rabies can be transmitted from rabid animals to other mammals, including humans, through bites. There is no cure or treatment for rabies and infection is fatal. Rabies is a preventable viral disease which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories around the world, including the United States.3 The costs associated with rabies are estimated to be more than $300 million in the United States alone.4

I feel very strongly about the health and well-being of both my pets and my family. That is why I have partnered with the company Merial to shine light on the importance of getting all cats vaccinated against rabies, whether they are outdoor cats or indoor cats.

Merial is the creator of PUREVAX® Feline Rabies vaccines.

Merial created the PUREVAX Pure Protection program to educate cat owners about rabies.


Our cat Padmé enjoying some fresh air on our balcony. You can see some left over snow behind her.

According to information found on the PUREVAX® Feline Rabies vaccines brochure;

PUREVAX Feline Rabies vaccines are highly effective and proven in cats, including kittens as young as 12 weeks of age.

The PUREVAX Feline Rabies vaccines are the only rabies vaccines that protect without the need for adjuvants, a vaccine additive that may present potential risks to feline patients, such as injection site reactions and chronic inflammation.5,6

Today, September 28, 2015 is World Rabies Day. I appreciate that there is a special day created to educate pet owners about rabies and to encourage them to get their pets vaccinated right away.

Launched by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control in 2007, World Rabies Day is a global health observance to raise awareness about rabies and increase prevention efforts. Hundreds of thousands of people and organizations participate in this global event on a local, regional and national level.

I have never heard of World Rabies Day until now. I wish we had heard about it sooner. Years ago when I was younger we had cats who were indoor/outdoor cats and we never had them vaccinated. The dogs were, but not the cats. I guess we can consider ourselves very lucky that our cats never contracted rabies.


If you would like to learn more please visit RabiesAlliance.org/World-Rabies-Day.

Merial would like to encourage all cat owners to ensure that their cats are currently vaccinated against rabies infection (if overdue, now is the perfect time to make an appointment to see the vet).

To help educate pet owners, Merial has created the Feline Defense game. This interactive game is designed to take a fun approach to educating cat owners about the dangers of rabies. You can find the game at PurvaxPureProtection.com.

It would be wonderful if you could help spread the word about the importance of getting your cat vaccinated against rabies – including indoor cats. Please share this important information with family, friends and neighbors. In addition, if you share on social media such as Twitter®, Instagram® and Facebook®, please use the hashtag #VaxYourCat.

For more information you can visit VaccinateYourPet.net.

Do you own pets? Are you a cat owner? Is your cat vaccinated against rabies?


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  1. Dyer JL, Yager P, Orciari L, et al. Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2103. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2014;245(10):1111-1123. http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/javma.245.10.1111. Accessed September 21, 2015.
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