SparkPeople Parents of Pets Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=48247 This team is for those who see their pets as family! Here, we do not get funny looks for putting our pets in car seats or throwing them birthday parties! Become healthy for and with your family. SparkPeople Parents of Pets Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=48247 Cat Feeding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17852x48247x45216425 I thought I'd stick these guides here for reference: <BR> <BR> <BR> How Many Calories a Day Do Cats Need? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ehow.com/about_5459849_many-day-<BR>do-cats-need.html </link> <BR> <BR> How Much Should I Feed My Cat? <BR> <BR> <link>www.catster.com/cat-food/how-much-sh<BR>ould-i-feed-my-cat </link> <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:00:09 EST Great new toy !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x48247x44990907 <link>www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ARUKU0<BR>/ref=oh_o06_s00_i01_details </link> <BR> <BR> Pepper and Cody just love this! They share it and go all over the house rolling it! <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:51:40 EST Cody youtube http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x48247x44172361 <BR> <BR> This was when he was about 4 months old! He is pretty self entertaining. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPJsourbz40 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:28:06 EST Hi Love this sparkteam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x48247x43976897 <BR> <BR> I have two totally cute babies pics. on my sparkpage. I don't have children of my own anymore he passed away when he was 19 and now have a stepson, Casey who is 23 yrs. old. <BR> I just love my babies they are my joy. My life is centered around them if they can't go on vacation we won't go. I'm pretty much a homebody and appreciate the simple things in life. <BR> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 13:46:01 EST Lita's Improving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x48247x43073323 After weeks and months of rehabilitation for her back and back legs, she's actually able to walk and stand! Before, she would just drag her butt around! <BR> <BR> Check it out: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe4qweHC_cE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:42:58 EST Wellness & Age Charts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17852x48247x41897705 <em>200</em> <BR> I'd like to share the most accurate dog years vs. human years chart to date. It also includes recommended testing for certain age groups: <BR> <BR> <link>alohaah.com/PDFs/AAHCanineWellness.p<BR>df </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> <BR> If you have a cat, you might want to check this chart out: <BR> <BR> <link>alohaah.com/PDFs/AAHFelineWellness.p<BR>df </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 May 2011 10:54:28 EST My Baby's Surgeries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x48247x41522531 My dog, Lita, had 2 surgeries about a month ago. She had 8 slipped disks in her back. The doctors had to cut off parts of 4 disks that they deemed the worst. After the first surgery, my baby was still in a lot of pain, so she had to have a second surgery. They made windows into more disks to, hopefully, get the one that's causing her the most pain. She got these two surgeries over a month ago, and is doing much better now. She can almost walk with all four legs. She used to drag the back legs... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:26:40 EST Peanut Butter & Banana Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17852x48247x39004911 Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 3/4 cup whole wheat flour <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 teaspoon honey <BR> 1 tablespoon peanut butter <BR> 1/4 cup peanut oil <BR> 1 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vanilla <BR> 1/2 banana, mashed <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1) Preheat your oven to 350° degrees. <BR> <BR> 2) Pour honey and peanut butter into a medium bowl and microwave for 15-20 seconds. <BR> <BR> 3) Add the remaining ingredients and mix. <BR> <BR> 4) Whatever size you decide to make the treats, h... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 08:00:10 EST Toilet Training a Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17853x48247x39004664 I've been trying to toilet train our cat, Natasha, so that there's no more litter mess all over the house. <BR> <BR> I've been following the steps at this web page: <BR> <BR> <link>www.karawynn.net/mishacat/toilet.htm<BR>l </link> <BR> <BR> Remember, it takes a lot of time. It's been going good so far for us, but we're a long way from getting her toilet trained! <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:41:22 EST Mandy Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x48247x39004557 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm this team's leader, and I made it for parents that see their pets as family! We're always looked at funny (or adoringly!) when we talk about putting our dog and cat on a raw diet, baking pet-friendly cakes for their birthdays, bathing the cat or iguana, taking our dog with us to the post office in a stroller, etc. I thought, "There has to be others who do the same thing!" <BR> <BR> I have a Pekingese dog, Lita; a tuxedo cat, Natasha; and a green iguana, Irvine ba... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:30:19 EST