Thank you to our customer Kristy for passing along this tip! If you have cat toys that have been peed on, gather them up, place them in a jar and add about 1/4 cup of Anti Icky Poo (we prefer the unscented version) and coat the toys. You could also put the toys in a dish and give each one enough sprays of Anti Icky Poo to make them very damp. Allow the toys to sit until dry. A sunny window will speed up drying time. You might need to do two or three applications to restore your cat toys to their former catnipian glory!
Anti Icky Poo’s friendly bacteria and enzymes love to gobble up grease and organic “crud” in your drains as much as they like dining on cat urine. Here’s how to keep your drains happily flowing using a natural product that’s safe for you and our environment.
Prevention: Once a month pour 1/4 – 1/2 cup of Anti Icky Poo down each drain. AIP will happily clear out grease and soap scum.
Slow running drain: Start with 1/2 cup. After a few hours run some water to clear away remaining waste. You may need to do several applications.
Completely backed up drain: Anti Icky Poo probably won’t work 100% as it can’t eat through hair, but depending on what’s down there, it’s worth trying 1/2 cup before calling the plumber.
Often when we cry we feel embarrassed and try to suppress the tears. Or when we are in the presence of someone who’s crying we are inclined to say “Oh, don’t cry, it’s going to be ok.”
Recently we learned something fascinating: human emotional tears contain Serotonin which is a natural anti-depressant. So, when something very sad happens to you, like the passing of your cat or another loved one, don’t hold back the tears, let them flow. Your grief or sorrow will ease; peace and understanding will come.
Here we excerpt a paragraph about human tears and Serotonin from the book “The Blessing of Tears,” by Julie Sheldon.
“In 1994 the findings of a study of the chemical composition of different types of tears was published ( X.D. Martin and M.C. Brennan “Serotonin in human tears” European Journal of Ophthalmology 4(3), 159-69. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter. Recently developed antidepressant drugs such as Prozac aim to increase the amount of Serotonin in the brain. The study compared the amount of reflex tears and emotional tears, and relatively huge amounts of Serotonin was found in emotional tears. This happens because when emotion is experienced, the hypothalamus in the brain releases several neurotransmitters, including serotonin. In emotional tears, Serotonin is the messenger to boost the volume of production of tears from the lachrymal sac.”
If you want to learn more you can read the book online at Google Books, or buy it through links on that page. You can also find out more via a Google search for serotonin in human tears.
Free with your order of Comfort Zone with Feliway Diffusers or Refills! Exclusively from Cat Faeries for our customers: Cute and handy monthly refill reminder stickers for your 2010 wall calendar or day planner. You’ll get 12 self-adhesive stickers – each is 1″ diameter (shown a bit larger in the picture).
Remembering when to change the refills for your Comfort Zone with Feliway diffusers isn’t easy. We hear from people all the time who will remember the first few months then they start to forget. Even we forget!
Now you’ll know exactly when to swap out an empty refill bottle and replace it with a new one. They even have our website address on them.
Happy New Year! You’ll just love how organized you are going to be this year.