Iams Asks: Are You Eating Age Appropriate?

Iams Home 4 the Holiday Hat

As you know, Friends of The Tiniest Tiger enthusiastically participated in the Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign by posting comments here and by uploading photos to our The Tiniest Tiger Facebook page. You can see The Tiniest Tiger’s participation and  all of the wonderful comments by clicking here.

So I was super excited when we received this nice note from our Friends at Iams;

“As the 2010 Iams Home  4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign has come to an end, we wanted to give a HUGE thank you to you and your The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club readers for helping make this year another success! Without your support, we couldn’t have saved the lives of more than 1.1 million homeless animals!

1,125,667 animals were adopted between Oct. 1 and Jan. 4 through more than 3,500 animal organizations from around the world.

Forever homes were found for:

  • 593,146 dogs
  • 509,470 cats
  • 23,051 other animals

On top of that, we are happy to report that IAMS is donating 5,000,000 meals to all of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays participating animal organizations! This was all made possible through retail purchases and online engagement from animal lovers like you!”

Friends we can be super proud that we united our paws and provided 32,375 MEALS for our Cousins in Need!

Super Hurrah!

Now as you know, we don’t only eat around the holidays, we need to eat every day. And eating is an important part of any Cat’s life.  In order for us to stay healthy and mischievous, we need proper nutrition.

Our Friends at Iams told me  a  national survey[1] revealed that only 10 percent of U.S. pet owners take the age of a cat or dog into consideration when determining which formula to feed their pet. So Iams is encouraging Americans to make 2011 a healthier year by feeding pets a life stage specific diet, like Iams Premium Protection.

I need to follow a low allergy diet and I also have diabetes, so my parents are super careful about my meals and snacks.  Sometimes too careful if you ask me, but I know it is for my own good. But this got me to wondering how many of my Friends also eat a special diet and/or for specific health concerns or for your age?

Then I wondered how we decide which food, when and why!  Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM explains in the following videos:

For Kittens:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIdB2Nf4DFY[/youtube]

For Young Cats and Dogs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I0R4PFc7jg[/youtube]

For Mature Cats:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQL_JQelWvg[/youtube]

Whoa! Didn’t that Cat look just like my cousin Mercy?  But he isn’t mature in his eating or behavior.  hahahahaha.  Seriously, this is both interesting and important.

The new year is when our pet parents talk about getting themselves in better shape by following a healthier diet.  Maybe it is time that we do the same.

I am super curious now and am wondering, do you  eat age appropriate?   If you don’t now, do you think you might make a change?

Lazy Leopard modeling Iams Home 4 the Holidays Hat

[1]Online survey conducted among nationally representative sample of 1,006 randomly-selected adults aged 18 and over residing in the U.S. via Ipsos’ U.S. Online Express Omnibus. Survey was completed October 22-25, 2010. Margin of error +/-3%.

Columbus Zoo’s Amur Tigers

Welcome Cubby!

UPDATE!

Friends! I am super excited to introduce you to my new Friend!  He was sent to me as a thnk you for supporting  The Columbus Zoo’s Amur Tigers

I named him Cubby!  Isn’t he cute?

His papers said he is from the Wild Republic!

Friends, I am thrilled to tell you that The Tiniest Tiger’s  Conservation Cub Club is the adoptive Friend of the AMUR TIGERS living at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Proceeds from the sale of The Tiniest Tiger enable us to support the

Columbus Zoo and Aquaruim’s Tiger Conservation program.

Thank you to everyone of you for helping all cats both big and small.

Super Hurrah!

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger

The Tiniest Tiger’s CCC Sponsors Tiger Haven’s Bianca!

Friends, I am super excited to tell you that our Conservation Cub Club has just sponsored Bianca, a Tiger at Tiger Haven. Your support by purchasing great products you need from  Gracey’s Avon for Animals enabled our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club to sponsor Bianca!  I thought that it was appropriate that the purchases of Avon’s beauty products helped us  sponsor Bianca the Beautiful!

Tiger Haven depends on the kindness and generosity  of others to keep our rescued big cousins healthy, comfortable and their chow bowls filled. Sponsoring a rescued Great Cat for one year helps provide the special care our big cousins need!

Super Hurrah!


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The Tiniest Tiger’s Big Cat Rescue Tile

Friends, We did it! Hurrah!  We united our small paws to feed one of our big cousins at Big Cat Rescue!  Look at the beautiful tile Big Cat Rescue made us to show their appreciation!

We can all be proud that our Small Paws United to Make a Big Difference! It even has our name on the tile.  Aren’t you super proud of our streak?  Who feels like strutting? I know I do.  Or, I can throw dirt out of the fig tree to celebrate.

Thank you everyone! I wonder who will be the first The Tiniest Tiger friend to get their photo with the tile?  Won’t that be exciting too?  You see, Friday the 13th is not unlucky after all.

I can’t wait to show Bad Kitty.  He is going to be so proud of us.

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Hurrah! We are nominated for Best Cause Related Blog!

Friends, our Conservation Cub Club has been selected as one of the final four nominees for the DogTime Blog Awards (AKA “the Petties”) in the Best Cause  Related Blog Category.  Our blog is now listed on the Petties page where we can vote from August 2nd – August 20th: http://dogtime.com/petties

I am so grateful to have you as my Friends and thank you from the bottom of my heart for nominating us to be one of the four finalists.  I could not be more proud to be nominated for Best Cause Related Blog.  The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club’s motto is Small Paws Uniting to Make a Big Difference!

We have until August 20 to

Vote for the  conservationcubclub.com for Best Cause Related Blog!

I am also super excited that our Friends  Sparkle, The Designer Cat and The Conscious Cat are nominated in the Best Cat Blog Category.  Hurrah!


Would you be willing to help spread the word by posting and sharing?  Thank you Everyone!

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Plush Gracey Update!

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Friends, look what showed up at my habitat! Prototype Plush Kitten Gracey! The fur color with be a grayish brown like me.   This Plush Kitten looks a lot like I did when I was  an even Tinier Tiger!

Let me know what you think! Thank you everyone.

(P.S. Conservation Cub Club members get a Plush The Tiniest Tiger Gracey Kitten  free with their annual membership! Hurrah!)