Millie’s Basepaw’s Results

Hi everyone! Poor Penny got her post bumped again. Millie wants to tell you about his Basepaw results. Almost a year ago, we won a kit on the blog,  Pets Overload. I chose Millie to test because I was certain he had some Siamese in him. He is quite vocal which is one of their traits.

*Disclaimer: I won a Basepaws kit. I am not required to write a review. All opinions are my own.

He was shocked with the results.

This is what they wrote:

Now let’s talk about Millie! We sequenced Millie’s DNA, which we extracted from the sample you’ve submitted to us. This resulted in 19,183,303 DNA fragments sequenced, which represents 2,472,946,222 DNA bases that were sequenced. Using this data along with the latest cat genome (felis_catus_9.0), we analyzed genetic variants across 18 chromosomes to generate this report.

We assigned Millie to the Western breed group based on the comparative genomic similarity to breeds belonging to the Western group. Within the Western breed group, we ranked the individual member breeds based on how similar your cat is to each breed.

Millie is most related to a Maine Coon. I know nothing about genetics, but I am not convinced. I think Basepaws is a good idea, but needs some work. It took around 10 months to get our results which seems like a long time. I am glad I won a kit, but honestly, I would expect more if I had paid the $95. I checked the website and an Alpha kit will be available soon ( I assume it will cost more money), but it will include health information which could be useful.

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Fat Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today is Mardi Gras so several of my kitties have agreed to pose with beads. First though, Joanie wants to tell you about her new food. I know dry food is not recommended, but that is all Joanie can eat. She has yacked up every canned food I tried on her and she tends to eat the dry too fast and yack that up too. When my friend told me about PawTree and sent me a sample for Joanie I was thrilled.

*Disclosure: I was sent a sample of PawTree Real Chicken Recipe for cats. I was not asked to do a review, but I am choosing to. All opinions are my own.

As you can see in the photo, the pieces are small. She usually eats out of a bowl, but I thought it would be easier to see the food this way. It is made in the USA. No corn, wheat or soy. You can check out all the facts by clicking here. The link goes directly to my friend’s PawTree page so she can get a commission on sales. They have several other flavors too and canned food which I will be ordering for Joanie to test soon.  Joanie has been eating this for a few weeks and so far, no yacking- knock on wood , 3 times.My only complaint is shipping costs, but Joanie is worth it. Now on to the beads!

Drake

Joanie and Gremmie

Sammy

KaTwo

Emmy

Prancie

Brody

Trouble

Who wore them best? No one can top Angel Lucy from 2015. She earned her beads.

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Tuft + Paw

Before we get started, we want to give our condolences to the family of Madi. She was everyone’s BFF, a Crotchety Cougar and a Cat Scout too. We were very sad to see she left for The Rainbow Bridge.

Prancie is excited to tell you about her new bed from Tuft + Paw.

*Disclosure: We received a cave from Tuft +Paw in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

Joanie tested it first.

 

It even came with this adorable removable liner that is washable.

The cave is 100 % wool and measures 9 inches high, 18 inches wide and 21 inches long. When I first saw it, I thought it looked small and that no cat would go in, but I was wrong. After Joanie got out of it, Prancie got in and hasn’t come out except for the litter box and food/water. Of course, when I went to take her photo, she decided to get up.

It also comes with a 30 day guarantee. If your cat decides he/she is not satisfied within 30 days, you can return it for a full refund ( except shipping costs). The price of this cave is $129, but it is well worth it for the quality. To read more about it, click here.

Tuft + Paw also carries teepees, hammocks, scratching posts, cat trees, blankets, carriers and so much more. To visit Tuft + Paw, click here.

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Wordy Wednesday

Hi everyone! We have a tasty food to tell you about today.

*We received 2 free can of Redbarn Naturals chicken pate in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

When I was contacted by the Red Barn company, I checked out their website and saw the food was full of what I believe to be good ingredients so I agreed to let my cats test it.

Here is the ingredient list for the chicken pate:Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Garbanzo Beans, Natural Flavor, Alfalfa Meal, Cranberries, Agar-Agar, Parsley, Blueberries, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dried Green Lipped Mussel (Source of Lysine), Yucca Schidigera, L-carnitine, Magnesium Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, , Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D2 Supplement, Folic Acid.

And it is made in the USA!

The two kitties I have that love pate are Emmy and Prancie so I let them do the taste test.

Ask you can see, Prancie loved it.

Emmy did too, but I didn’t get her photo. She is miffed because she is off to the cardiologist today for a 6 month checkup to see how her heart meds are working so I didn’t want to force the flashy box on her.

Redbarn carries several flavors of cat food and treats as well as dog food too. You can check the ingredients and use the store locator on their website. Click here.

I checked and Chewy also carries all their products.

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Cat It All Review and Giveaway

Hi everyone!  This is a wordy Wednesday. We have some fun products to tell you about today along with a giveaway for one of them.

*Disclaimer -we received 4 items from CatItAll in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

CatItAll.com is an online store that has everything you can think of for your cat as well as cat themed items for you too. They have toys, grooming products, carriers and more for your kitty. And for you they have jewelry, posters and so much more. Their prices are great and everything includes free shipping.

The interactive rotating butterfly toy was a big hit. It is only $8.15 and ships for free. To order your own, click here.

Did you know you can massage a cat? I was not sure about this item ,but it is a cat massage roller. .

Sammy loves it. There is a cute video from catitall’s website that shows another cat enjoying it as well. To see it, click here.

We also got some catnip sticks and balls with bells. I only let them use those items with supervision.

Now for the giveaway part, sorry, they only ship to the US, but if you are not from the US, you can still enter. If you win, you can choose a friend in the US. All you need to do to enter is comment on today’s post. You have until Saturday night, 9PM (EST) to enter. We will announce the winner on Sunday.

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Emmy’s Eye Envy

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, we won a giveaway from Sweet Purrfections. Eye Envy is perfect for kitties that get discoloration under their eyes.This tends to happen to some Persian cats that have flatter faces. Emmy is not a Persian, but the vet told me she has a blocked tear duct.

*Disclosure-we won a 3 piece set of Eye Envy for Cats. We are under no obligation to do a review, but we like to spread the word about great products.

I just started using it on her, but I already think she looks better. The kit came with pads ( basically like eye makeup remover ones), a liquid and a powder. You pot some liquid on the pad to wipe under the eye after you have wiped it clean with a warm washcloth. Then you dab some powder on. It is all natural. If you are interested, you can get more information by clicking here.

Emmy is going for an ultrasound today. She has a significant heart murmur so I thought it would be wise to look into that. I have several cats with heart murmurs, the odd thing is Snowball is the one I lost to heart disease last year and she never had a murmur.

So much about Emmy is a mystery. The vet guessed her to be anywhere from 6-14 years of age. She has a faded spay scar, but there were no other clues to her age. I always have this odd feeling that I should not get too attached to her. It is too late for that though, I love my Emmy.

 

Thanksgiving Giveaway-2

Hi everyone! Today we have a great Etsy store to tell you about that sent us some mugs including one to giveaway.

*Disclosure: We received 3 mugs ( 2 for us, 1 to giveaway) in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

DesignsbySunnySide has something for everyone on your gift list. They have a wide selection of mugs and shirts and will even make custom designs for you like the mug with my 15andmeowing logo. Joanie is planning to give the Real Men Love Cats to her dad for Christmas.

And for our giveaway, we have one that says “good days start with coffee and purrs!”

The other side has adorable white paw prints. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment, we will announce the winner on Saturday so you have until 9PM (EST) on Friday to enter. I am sorry I can only afford to ship in the US and Canada. You can still enter though if you do not live on one of those places and if you win, you can pick a friend to have the prize. We will also add in some crocheted catnip toys.

Right now everything in the store is on sale so why not start your Christmas shopping- click here

 

Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway

Hi everyone! We are having a Kitty Kick Stix Giveaway!

*Disclaimer- we received 2 Kitty Kick Stix, one to test out and one for a giveaway in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

We’ve Got Mail!

  This smells good!

  It is nice and long for bunny kicking too.

We highly recommend Kitty Kick Stix. They are made in the USA, each one is handmade within 72 hours of your order. We tested the Happy Cat and loved it. We are giving away the Extra Strength one. All you have to do is leave a comment on today’s post, you have until 9 PM (EST) Friday night. We will announce the winner in Saturday’s post.

If you are interested in ordering your own, click here to be transported to the Kitty Kick Stix website.

This is the Extra-Strength one, don’t worry, Joanie didn’t play with it.

To get 10 % off your entire order use the code 15andmeowing at kittykickstix.com

 

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Butterfly Cat Scratcher

Hi everyone! Today I want to tell you about a great product from a company that has been in business since 1986.

* Disclaimer: We received a butterfly design corrugated scratcher from Cat Claws, Inc. in exchange for a fair review.

Cat Claws, Inc. was started by Bill and Gale Seliskar. Bill worked for a corrugated box company in 1986 and realized their cats were always scratching the samples he brought home ( in addition to their couch). Once they made these and added catnip, the cats preferred them to the couch and the business was started.

In 2006, they added Scratch ‘n Shapes to their product line. These led to the start of their retail brand, Imperial Cat in 2007.When Bill passed away on 2009 and his wife in 2010, their 2 daughters took over and the company continues to thrive by offering smart solutions for devoted cat owners. The company is based in Morrilton, Arkansas and makes many products right in the USA.

This butterfly is their newest design. And Sammy definitely approves.

It sells for $24.95 and comes with a big bag of catnip to sprinkle on for more fun. Sammy is 19 pounds, possibly 20 and it was plenty big enough for him. Joanie and Phoebe have enjoyed it too but Sammy is the scratcher king of this house.

If you are interested, click here click here to go to the Cat Claws, Inc. website.

 

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Animal Hearted

Hi everyone! It is getting to be t-shirt weather which is the perfect time to stock up on some cute cat t-shirts.

*Disclaimer: We received a $40 gift card to Animal Hearted in exchange for spreading the word about their products.

These are some of my favorites:

 

They also have specific breeds too:

And they don’t just have cat products, they have dogs, alpacas, frogs, chickens and guinea pigs too!  The best part is they donate 25% of proceeds to animal charities, they have a list of them on their website.

I used my gift card for the black cat shirt and also some items for a giveaway.

Just leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win these goodies which include a bag, 2 car magnets and a key chain. Phoebe will announce the winner on Thursday.

And be sure to check out their website. Click Here

And for the A-Z challenge we have O for Octopus.

Today is one year since Spooky left us, we miss him every day.

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