Welcome to Koratonk
Welcome to Klahz Cattery, an ACFA ,CCAandCFA registered cattery, located in the rustic beauty of North Western Ontario’s Sunset Country. Here at Klahz, we lovingly share our home with two breeds of pet quality and show potential kittens, making some available to carefully selected homes on occasion. We breed Korats and Tonkinese, which are both short-haired cats, from oriental origins, albeit with very different personalities and looks.
We are affiliated with three major associations, as we mentioned above, but also with other catteries, breeders and clubs, so even if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we might be able to help you find it! Also, if you are interested in purchasing a cat, you will definitely want to check out the kitten page, to see who is currently available and our contract/sales agreement so you know what you’re getting into. Remember, the kittens are cute, but owning an animal is a lifetime proposition (at least for the animal’s lifetime…).
Having a cat is a wonderful experience! So, if you do like the ones you see, contact us and we will be happy to find one of ours that suits you. Feel free to follow all the links on the page and download any pictures or text that you like. If you have any questions that the page doesn’t answer, just e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
As far as I’m concerned a dog in good health is one of the most beautiful things in the world and all because of the wonderful, loving nature that they adopt for us. Before adopting my Mutt I would never have thought that the importance of grooming was one of the most important things that go into making him such a great new family member. And no matter how wonderful a dog is that hasn’t got a place to sleep and a place to lie down or jump up on the furniture there some places that just don’t work. Since we adopted Max we have discovered a whole new world of grooming products and other neat little things that either didn’t work or made us look bends all over ourselves.
And for all the dogs that we have gone on and ruined for not bathing, haven’t had any accidents, and spend a fortune taking them to the groomers are things that none of us ever thought of when we bought Max. A couple of years ago I had an issue with giving the shampoo to Max. He would try and lick it off of my finger many times and in the end if all else fails just trust me and let him lick the bottle. Ever since this has been a thing I have trouble with and I know many of you have the same issues.
Now onto the fun stuff. I won’t bore you with everyday pet care. I know some of you like to talk to your dogs and talk them into doing things for you. I didn’t know until recently, that on a cold day you could actually leave Max tied to your bed with a hot water bottle. The reason I said tie him, is because he doesn’t like to jump very high and he’s a big dog. One time I left him tied up in the bedroom for just a minute. The little furball spun for 2 minutes before he decided to break the bottle. Of course, when we saw the mess, it was too late, but it was surprising and cool.
Some other things to consider in grooming and making your dog look great are:
1. Brush the Dog Regularly. Now I know some of you like to brush every day. I thought that it was just us but we were not alone. When we brush our teeth every day it is a given that eventually we brush Max’s teeth as well. When we took our dogs to get their sets of vaccines last year my vet suggested that we get dental checkups every 3 months. That’s how we discovered that we really enjoy taking our dogs to the vets and doing it on a regular basis. Max loves the process also because it keeps his teeth clean and lets him know when he’s done a good job.
2. Trimmed Nails. Max has light-colored nails so I do not recommend trying to trim them. If you’re not comfortable with trimming your pet’s nails consider a professional. If you’re not planning on trimming your pet’s nails consider all of the other things we do that can affect his health. His food, water, exercise, veterinary care, and other products we use.
3. Teeth Checkup
Every dog should have a dental checkup once a year. If you allow your dog to chew dry food that’s not soft enough to make him swallow it, or if you’re not sure, wait until he’s at least 4 months old when you give him his first set of teeth. The adult teeth which are typically located at the back of the mouth should be firmly pushed out so that they can observe and pronounced. Your dog’s teeth should be clean and without any brown spots. If you find that your dog’s teeth appear unhealthy or are flavorful or a strange color or foul odor then contact your vet. Other than making sure your dog eats a proper diet there are other things we can do at home to keep our dog’s teeth clean.
To help you keep your dog’s teeth clean I have put together a simple remedy. If you feed your dog hard kibble or food that is clicking or that otherwise feasible chew toys, which help limit the damage that bacteria can cause to your dog’s teeth then you should consider making this remedy part of your dog’s daily routine.
Some people even brush their dog’s teeth when they take their dogs out for a walk. We’ve all heard the warnings associated with that so I didn’t think much of it, but then I remembered what my mom told me, which is essential that you should brush your dog’s teeth every day. It’s an easy seven-minute habit that can save you hundreds of dollars in dental work. If you find that it is too difficult, then there are countless products that can actually help keep your dog’s teeth clean. Should you take your dog to the vet on a regular basis, then you should also include taking care of your dog’s teeth at home with no harm to your dog’s health. That is always the best way to go.
So how do you keep your dog’s teeth clean?
It’s a fact that many dogs are fed a diet that lacks the nutrients they need to live long healthy lives. Nutritionists now consider dogs in the ” prone ” category and they are therefore at a higher risk for health problems. Many dog owners are discovering that they are pulling one or more of the nutrients out of their dog’s diet that they would prefer to keep in their own. The following recipe is a health remedy that is safe for dogs of all ages and sizes. It has been formulated by a veterinarian with years of experience and is affordable.
“Healthy Pets Holistic” for Dogs
One cup of understood raw meat (beef, turkey, chicken, etc.)One cup of cooked vegetables or fruits as the Primary ingredients one cup of well-cooked whole grains or white potatoes
In a bowl, combine the meat, vegetables, and grains. Add the potatoes and the grains and stir. The vegetables should be ground. The grains should be ground and the meat should be minced. Patience, consistency, and observance will result in a nutritious and completely natural meal. Healthy pets NO canned foods or dry foods and only organic or holistic foods. All components should be freshly taken from reliable sources.
For best results immediately after eating a meal, serve a strain of cold-pressed organic bran (about one teaspoon).
Store it in the refrigerator and give it one or two days before freezing it. It will keep for about one week in the house. When it has become hard, you may melt it with a small amount of butter and brush it before freezing. When frozen, you may thaw it out ten to twelve hours before serving. Folded chicken bones can be cut right out and used in place of lamb bones in most recipes. Chicken bones can be used whole, ground-up, or employed in recipes.
An alternative to chicken bones is dog biscuits made with flour, eggs and then folded into bites. Many recipes include milk, meat and vehicle (bone meal). Dogs of all sizes can be involved in these recipes as well as cats. Just like us people, the health benefits we experience from these recipes are worth our time in combating the health issues we face.
Dogs can be fed dry meals as well as wet food. In dry food, we grind up dry ingredients and mix them with wet ingredients to form a dough. This dough is then cooked and mixed with enough of the hot ingredients to form various meals. The dry ingredients are not necessary as the combination of the hot ones. Dog biscuits made with this method are thin and brittle and will not last for very long. They will go bad before you even know that they are cold. In wet food, the ingredients are mixed with warm water and then steamed. Water then pulls up the ingredients from the protein and fat sources to leave the dog biscuits soft and pliant and more like the dogs eating style than the ingredients in the recipes.
We should also note that the vitamins and minerals present in raw foods often come from the cooked ingredients as the cooking process takes care of the task. As a dog owner, reading the ingredients to see what is in your dog’s food is as it should be. If you as a consumer leave anything to where it is discovered by a trained dog, you may be exposing your dog to potential health risks.
This is why we as dog owners insist on using homemade foods. They are the cleanest and greener option for your dog’s diet. If you consult with your veterinarian about the benefits of raw foods, remember this. Just because you used the homemade method does not mean that your dog can’t be as healthy just as if you feed it raw vegetables and fruits. If you do mix these foods on a regular basis, they can greatly enhance the health of your dog.
Allergy-Free Canine Care, Is There Such A Thing?
When you stop to think about it, a reaction to something is probably the only way a creature can truly have allergy symptoms. No other species on the planet has allergies, so how is it possible that dogs can have allergies as well?
Dogs commonly get allergies, like humans, due to things they inhale, like pollen from trees or grass, or things they eat like mold or wrappers. Since dogs live longer than humans, if there is an early cause of the allergy, it is possible they are first introducing it to something they’ve been exposed to and itching the gut for a few days as a result.
Just like with humans, dogs with allergies may have side effects, like sneezing, itchy eyes, constipation, and diarrhea. These can be so aggravating that your dog will want to avoid you at all costs. Your dog may exhibit less excitability or even a change in temperament.
If you think your dog may have allergies, you should have your veterinarian do a blood check to make sure your dog has no allergies. Your veterinarian may even be able to determine the cause, as he/she will be looking for a rash, sores, licking of front paws, etc. Knowing the cause of the allergy is a big step in treating it.
Canine allergies may also be the result of seasonal allergies, or your dog may have allergies specifically. Dogs that have seasonal allergies will usually be affected by pollen, grasses, and such. Your dog will be itching, biting, and scratching a lot, so watch for how he/she reacts when the pollen clock is kicking in. If you think your dog may be suffering from seasonal allergies, keep an eye on his/her behavior.
Canine allergies can also be the result of additives and preservatives that can be in many of the dog foods that you buy. These additives and preservatives are often making dogs with allergies to corn or wheat, and they may be making your dog itchy and irritated.
There are some home remedies that can help you relieve that itching, but you will still want your veterinarian to check for allergies and other possible problems in order to ensure that your home remedy will truly alleviate the situation.
Your veterinarian should run allergy tests on your dog, so that he/she can determine the allergen, and determine what specific dog foods the dog is allergic to. You then just feed your dog hypoallergenic dog food, and the dog should be scratching less in the future because there is no added preservative or additives.
There are many ways that people have tried to improve their allergic dogs, and you can also look for simple cures yourself. A good diet, and adding fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 to your dog’s diet can help a lot.
If your dog has started to scratch for no apparent reason, and you can find nothing available for his/her cone eyes, it would be a good idea to let your vet check for allergies. That is because sometimes something as simple as changing their food can cause an allergic reaction, and the scratching will help them relieve the itching.
Cats, too, get allergies, and they can suffer from the same as for dogs. Like dogs, some cats will only have a few episodes, while others will have chronic skin problems. Learn the symptoms, like how they shake their head, smell of smoke, or discharge from their eyes.
Like dogs, some cats will only have a few problems with pollen, while others will suffer from it for the rest of their lives. If your dog has problems with grass or pollen, change their food to a hypoallergenic brand, and at least while they are pregnant, reduce the pollen amount that comes in contact with them.
The simple solution is to remove the contact with the allergen, but unfortunately, that is not such a simple solution. If you do remove the allergen from your pet’s environment, it doesn’t mean that it will go away.
The exposure to the allergen continues as long as it is actually present. Anybody with allergies can tell you that it doesn’t take a year for a reaction to start, so keeping it in the environment for that long is recommended.
A simple allergy rub can sometimes help relieve the scratching and itching of your pet. Be careful, though. Give your dog the rubbing on a wet washcloth, and make sure you rub it against the stomach, and on the sides of the dog, you make sure it’s down all the way to the skin. Doing this will help remove the waterproof oil in the carpet and the skin cells responsible for repelling allergens.
Your veterinarian can prescribe topical creams and medicated shampoos that can stop the itch and reduce scratching.